Patio Furniture Cushions – What Kind Do You Need?

January 15, 2017 | Patio & Garden

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OK, your patio has finally been completed and your patio furniture has been purchased. Now this is where you need to figure out exactly what kind of patio furniture cushions you need. You need to make sure that you pick some that will work right for your furniture.

It is true that finding just the right chair design and then the correct patio chair cushions to go with that design can be a challenge. There are so many uses for patio chairs. They can be for lounging, feeding the baby, dining, working and many other things.

In order to help with the correct posture, the back should be almost at a right angle to the bottom and the correct seat height is 16 inches above the ground. You should try to find a chair that removes most of the weight from your rear and passes it to your lower back. That is the reason most seat backs will be slightly slanted to help with this transfer of your weight.

Now if you are looking for cushions for your chaise lounge chair, that is all together different, since chaise lounge chairs are usually used for reclining they will have an extra long seat back so that your legs are comfortably supported.

If you expect your patio furniture cushions to last, you will need to take special care in cleaning them. You should use the same procedure whether you preparing them for winter storage or if you are taking them out for the spring. If your cushions have zippered covers, remove the covers and wash them with a mild detergent in the washing machine of low cycle. Avoid getting the foam insert wet if you can to help prevent mildew. However, if it gets wet be sure to completely air dry it before putting the cover back on.

It is also a good practice to flip you cushions over ever so often to keep down fading due to exposure to the sun. Spills should also be removed as soon as they happen if possible. There are some specifically formulated cleaning products on the market that will do a good job on stains and mildew.

You should store your patio furniture cushions in an airtight container. It is also a good idea to toss in a few cedar balls to help keep your cushions smelling fresh plus it will keep bugs away. You can find cedar balls at most home improvement stores.

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