Outdoor living spaces rose to the top of homeowners’ wish lists last year. Rather than an open yard or grassy lawn, homeowners are choosing to create comfortable and functional outdoor open-air rooms and patios where they can spend time close to nature and gather with their loved ones.
However, one of the biggest challenges with outdoor living areas is keeping furniture and accessories in good condition, particularly when exposed to the elements. That’s where Ottertex® waterproof fabrics come into play. Ottertex waterproof canvas is a high-tech, durable durable solution for protecting your outdoor cushions from rain, dirt, and sun damage. With premium Ottertex cushion covers, your outdoor cushions will hold up against the elements so that you can enjoy them for many years to come.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the many benefits of Ottertex waterproof canvas, compare it to other waterproof fabrics, and share examples of how it can be applied to enhance your outdoor living spaces.
What is Ottertex Waterproof Canvas?
Ottertex® is a leading manufacturer of durable outdoor fabrics, particularly waterproof fabrics. Ottertex waterproof canvas is a versatile and resilient outdoor fabric that is 600×600 denier and 100% polyester. It comes with a polyurethane solution (PU) backing with a waterproof coating, making it highly durable. The fabric is also treated with a special coating that makes it resistant to dirt, mildew, and UV rays. All in all, it’s the perfect long-lasting fabric for outdoor furniture, particularly for rainy climates and poolside furniture.
One of the unique features of Ottertex waterproof canvas is its flexibility. The fabric can be easily sewn and shaped into various cushion sizes and shapes, making it a popular choice for our Fig Leaf customers looking for custom cushion covers.
In addition to their standard waterproof canvas fabric, Ottertex also offers a premium acrylic waterproof canvas fabric. With traditional Ottertex canvas fabric, the color is applied to the surface after production – but with his acrylic canvas fabric, the acrylic fibers are dyed at the earliest stages of production, which helps lock in the color. This makes the Ottertex acrylic canvas fabric even more UV-resistant and mold-resistant. You can even bleach the fabric to remove tough stains without compromising the color.
Benefits of Waterproof Canvas Cushion Covers
Ottertex waterproof canvas fabric is our preferred choice for outdoor cushion covers. Here are some reasons why:
First and foremost, Ottertex waterproof canvas protects your cushions from water damage. This is especially important if you live in an area with frequent rain or high humidity.
Outdoor cushions can fade quickly when exposed to harsh UV rays, but Ottertex waterproof fabrics are treated with special coatings to prevent fading and sun damage.
Easy to Clean
Waterproof canvas cushion covers can be cleaned quickly with just a damp cloth or mild detergent. The waterproof coating helps prevent stains, as you can easily wipe away spills. Plus, our cushion covers are removable, so if dirt and grime do build up over time, you can just throw them in the wash!
The materials used in Ottertex waterproof canvas fabrics are highly durable and long-lasting, making them a great choice for outdoor cushions. They will withstand normal wear and tear and exposure to the elements.
The fabric is flexible and comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, so you don’t have to compromise on style. It’s easy to find an option that matches your outdoor decor. And we can customize it to seamlessly fit any type or size of outdoor cushion or pillow!
Comparing Ottertex Waterproof Canvas with Other Waterproof Outdoor Fabrics
There are many waterproof outdoor fabrics on the market, but Ottertex is our preferred choice for several key reasons. Here are some comparisons between Ottertex and other popular outdoor fabrics:
- Sunbrella: Sunbrella is a well-known brand of outdoor fabric that is also waterproof and UV-resistant. However, Sunbrella tends to be more expensive and may not be as durable in the long run. This fabric is more commonly used for umbrella and shade applications rather than cushions.
- Vinyl: Vinyl is another waterproof fabric option that can be used for outdoor cushions. Although vinyl is typically cheaper, it is prone to cracking and fading over time.
- Polyester: Polyester is a common material used in outdoor fabrics, but it is not inherently waterproof. Ottertex polyester fabrics come with a polyurethane solution (PU) backing and are coated with a layer of PVC to make them more waterproof and durable.
- Nylon Ropstop: This fabric is lightweight and durable but not as breathable as Ottertex, which can result in mold and mildew buildup over time. It’s generally more suitable for camping gear and outdoor clothing than cushion covers.
We’ve spent years testing different fabrics for our cushion covers and believe that Ottertex is the best of the best if you’re looking for a durable, breathable, waterproof fabric that will hold up against the elements without breaking the bank.
Recommended Uses for Waterproof Outdoor Fabric
Because they are so durable and flexible, there are many applications for Ottertex waterproof outdoor fabrics. One of the most popular uses is for outdoor furniture cushion covers. Outdoor cushions can be a pain to upkeep and often deteriorate over time with exposure to the elements. Rather than having to continually replace your old outdoor cushions and pillows, you can invest in removable Ottertex cushion covers and make your old cushions look brand new! It’s a more environmentally and financially sustainable solution in the long run.
In addition to outdoor cushion covers, other possible uses for Ottertex waterproof canvas include:
- Outdoor furniture covers
- Umbrellas and awnings
- Tents and camping gear
- Boat covers
- And so much more!
Examples of Ottertex Waterproof Cushion Covers
Now, let’s take a look at some of the different colors and styles of Ottertex waterproof canvas and see what they look like in the real world!
First up, our classic waterproof cushion covers made with Ottertex canvas come in a variety of vibrant solid colors, including bright hues and classic neutrals. Solid colors are a great option if you want a timeless look for your outdoor space.