Palm Beach Fabrics Offers Designer Outdoor Fabrics
Not all outdoor fabrics are created equal. Knowing about the type of outdoor fabric you are purchasing is important. For instance solution dyed acrylics have a much longer fade warranty than printed outdoor fabrics and are bleach cleanable. Printed outdoor fabrics tend to have more vivid colors and patterns than solution dyed acrylics. Palm Beach Fabrics carries a wide variety of outdoor fabrics.
Here are some of the most common types of outdoor fabrics:
Sunbrella is a brand of outdoor fabric that has been at the leading edge of the industry for over 50 years. This is a very established and well known brand mostly because of it’s fade resistant qualities and cleanability. Just like Jacuzzi is a brand and people use the word “Jacuzzi” for “hot tub” in general people tend to use the word “Sunbrella” when they really mean “outdoor fabric”. That is how established the brand has become.
Sunbrella started manufacturing awning fabric and is now the leader in the outdoor furniture fabric world. Sunbrella offers a wide variety of textures, colors and patterns. Top designers use Sunbrella products not only for outdoor furniture but for outdoor draperies as well. And it is emerging as a top choice for high use indoor applications like family rooms, playrooms and kitchen and dining room chairs.
Solution Dyed Acrylic
Although Sunbrella is the leader in solution dyed acrylic fabric there are now several competitors with comparable products. Outdura brand has emerged in recent years as one of their main competitors with the same fabric qualities. All are highly fade resistant and bleach cleanable. The advantage to solution dyed acrylic is the color goes completely through the fabric making it the most fade resistant of all of the outdoor fabric types. This is your best choice for areas that are not under cover or that are poolside and get long hours of sun exposure.
This category can be somewhat confusing because there is a wide range of sun resistance and cleanability properties in outdoor polyesters. Most printed polyesters are less fade resistant and can only be cleaned with mild soap and water. However there are high UV polyesters that have similar properties to solution dyed acrylics.
We carry a wide variety of these fabrics and can assist you in the best selection for your needs.
This type of vinyl is ideal for boating enthusiasts. It is highly fade resistant and has anti fungal properties making it a good choice for any outdoor use.