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  • Writer's pictureBenton Purtle at Tropicraft

Sunbrella Fabrics - Durable & Fashionable

Updated: Sep 27, 2022

When it comes to outdoor furniture, there are simply far too many options to choose from. One of the biggest choices ends up landing on trying to figure out which fabric would work for your outdoor furniture, and sadly, not all of them do.

The furniture you have outside your home is prone to a lot of damage in a very short time just because it’s always out there, fighting against the elements, with nothing to protect it. That’s why you need to pick the right fabric for your outdoor furniture!

A curved seating set, chair, and matching fire table.
Under a beating sun, there's no better option than Sunbrella.

In this post, we will discuss our customers' preferred outdoor furniture fabric: Sunbrella Fabrics. We’ll go into detail with all of the little things you need to know about this type of fabric so you can figure out if this is the one for you!

What is Sunbrella Fabric?

Sunbrella fabrics are 100% solution-dyed acrylic material. They have a fluorocarbon finish, which really sets them apart from the rest of the outdoor patio furniture fabrics out there. The fabric has gained popularity in the last couple of years. It’s one of the best types of outdoor furniture fabrics out there! This is a type of material that can work for pretty much every home, and that’s not just because it looks pretty. There’s a lot that goes into making this a popular choice for people around the world!

Reasons Why Sunbrella Fabric is the Right Choice

There are lots of reasons why you should consider using Sunbrella Fabric for your outdoor and patio furniture,


All of Sunbrella’s fabrics out there feel super luxurious and fit well in every home. That’s in part because of how breathable the fabric is! Breathability makes a world of difference when you’re looking at fabrics. They let enough air through that the fabric stays cool in the summers and warm in the winters, but most of the time, breathable fabrics are also very hard to maintain.

That’s because all the dirt and debris from the environment gets in there, and it can be very difficult to deal with that. Add to that one rainy day, and you’re a goner! However, Sunbrella fabrics are water-resistant while being breathable at the same time! This seems like an impossibility, but it’s not. Sunbrella has mastered the art of being breathable and water-resistant at the same time, so you can easily get this no matter how hot or rainy the weather in your area is. The fabric will always stay at a comfortable temperature regardless!

An aluminum outdoor sectional and coffee table, seaside.
Fade-resistant acrylic fabric stands up to beachfront conditions.


Because of the fact that this fabric is extremely water-resistant, it’s resistant to pretty much everything that wears down outdoor furniture fabric! That means that you can get everything installed and use it however you want, and it won’t wear down. Give it a good clean every now and then, and you’re good to go!


Speaking of cleaning things up, it can be a little difficult to figure out how to clean outdoor furniture. They tend to gather a lot more dust, dirt, and debris than any other kind of furniture in your home. With Sunbrella, all you really have to do is take a firm dusting brush and brush away the bigger chunks of dirt and debris. Since it’s entirely water-resistant, once the major dust is gone, you can just hose the fabric down and leave it out to dry. Once everything dries up, you’ll see that the furniture looks brand new all over again! For a routine cleanup, just take a damp washcloth and wipe away the dirt, and you’ll be all good!

A small resin wicker sectional and swivel rocker near the beach.
Acrylic fabrics can keep your outdoor set looking sharp!

No Mold

For most households, outdoor furniture is something you set up once and then totally forget about. It just stays in one place for the rest of its time. One problem with that is the fact that when furniture stays in one place, it can start to house bacteria and germs that eventually turn into mold! This is especially true for people that want comfy furniture by their pool or just live in an area that uses a lot of rainfall. However, because of the way Subrella’s fabrics are made, it’s completely resistant to mold and mildew, so neither of them is ever going to be a problem for you going forward!

Environmentally Friendly

One of the best things about Sunbrella fabrics is the fact that during the entire manufacturing process, barely any water is used. This is the opposite of materials like cotton, which use several tons of water for mere meters of fabric. Not only that but very little energy is used to produce the fabric too, which just means that the carbon footprint of this fabric is significantly less than that of any other!

Two aluminum chaise lounge chairs outside, near a pool.
Kick back & relax with Sunbrella.

Sunbrella Fabric - The Best Way To Go!

Sunbrella Fabric is basically a no-brainer option when it comes to outdoor furniture. With it, you can have outdoor furniture that looks good, feels great, and gives you the peace of mind that no matter what’s going on, your home will look the best, and your furniture will always look like it’s brand new!

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