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Can outdoor furniture get wet?

Taking care of your outdoor furniture

There’s also no doubt that our New Zealand climate can be hard on outdoor fabrics. So much so that many simply can’t stand up to the blazing sun, driving rain, and whipping winds that can happen in just one day.

In New Zealand, we ask a lot of our outdoor fabrics, and we sell Sunbrella® because it has proven to be up to the task.

Weatherproof fabric

When shopping around you’ll no doubt ask, “Can outdoor furniture get wet?”. At Modern Style, we use weatherproof Sunbrella® fabric on our outdoor furniture fabric and cushions. Sunbrella® is treated to withstand the moisture, mould, mildew and the sun’s damaging rays. So yes, our outdoor furniture is weatherproof.

Fade-resistant outdoor cushions

Our cushion covers have long lasting colour that won’t fade or wash out. Made from solution dyed acrylic, the colours are added to the Sunbrella® yarn before the fabric is made. This means the fibres are saturated to the core with highly UV-stable pigments, unlike traditional dyeing processes which only leave colour on the surface of fibres.

Long-life cushions

Sunbrella® fabrics can easily last up to a decade, twice the lifespan of most other performance fabrics. Cushions made from French Sunbrella® high performance fabric look great all your round, even when they’re left outdoors.

waterproof outdoor chair cushions

Water resistant fabric

Sunbrella® has the longevity and fade resistance of an acrylic and the softness and good looks of cotton canvas. Acrylics don’t absorb water, they’re hydrophobic, and the ‘cotton-like’ weave of the fabric means moisture can escape even more easily and the fabric can breathe. To top things off, a water-repellent finish is then applied to the fabric.

Here comes the rain

If your outdoor cushions get wet, it is not a problem. Simply shake them off well and let them dry in the sun.

What is quick dry foam?

Quick Dry Foam is the core foam we use in all our outdoor cushions. When it rains, water goes through the cushion cover and into the inner cushion. The Quick Dry Foam in the cushion has large open pores specifically engineered for maximum water drainage, air circulation and a quick drying process. After being damp, or even saturated, cushions dry in a relatively short period of time. Simply press down on the cushion or place them on their sides.

Mildew and mould proof

All Sunbrella® fabrics naturally resist the growth of mould and mildew. Built in anti-microbial protection in the foam prohibits the growth of mould, mildew and fungus, even when the cushion is allowed to be left outdoors for long periods.

Enjoy your outdoor furniture for longer without having to replace cushions, worry about fading, racing around bringing cushions inside and out, needing extra cushion storage or loads of maintenance.

The outdoor cushions we sell offer the perfect mix: good looks and functionality to complement your outdoor furniture suite from Modern Style. We stand behind our products, so you know you can enjoy your purchase for years to come.

Outdoor furniture is quite an investment, and you want to get it right, so you don’t have to replace it every other year. 

At Modern Style, we sell beautiful, weatherproof outdoor furniture that lasts. Our products are of the highest quality, in stock and ready for delivery.

Visit us in one of our four furniture shops or buy online from anywhere and enjoy secure payments. We can have your outdoor furniture delivered to your place or to any of our showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Christchurch

When you purchase outdoor furniture from Modern Style, you can be confident you’re making a gorgeous purchase that will you just love and that will last for years to come. Sunbrella® fabric carries a 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee that protects against the fabric “becoming unserviceable due to colour or strength loss from normal usage and exposure conditions, including sunlight, mildew and atmospheric chemicals.”

But what about the furniture frames, are they weatherproof?

teak outdoor furniture online.

Is teak good for outdoor furniture?

Teak is resistant to harsh weather conditions because of its natural oil, silica and tight grain. Teak naturally produces rubber and oils that keep it from rotting. The natural oils in teak help it to resist water, making it water resistant, but not waterproof, and also protect against water damage and insects. Teak furniture can be cleaned and sealed to maintain its natural colour or weathered to fade to a beautiful silvery grey.

And rattan furniture?

Our rattan outdoor furniture is made to withstand damaging UV rays and is also water-resistant. This makes it incredibly durable, low maintenance and it will continue to look great year on year. We use highly durable Rino Rattan in our range of rattan outdoor furniture.

Does aluminium corrode in the rain?

Aluminium garden furniture is inherently anti-rust. When exposed to the elements, aluminium develops a microscopic layer of oxide on its exterior. It’s this oxide layer that acts as a barrier to protect the metal from further damage and prevent it from corroding. You don’t have to worry about the elements breaking down the structure of the furniture itself as it is highly resistant.

Highly resistant to cracking or other types of blemishes, the aluminium outdoor furniture we sell at Modern Style is ideal for busy families as it can withstand both the elements and frequent use.