FURNITURE CUSHION BUYING GUIDE

All introductions only apply to CUSTOM MADE cushion, including lounger cushion, armchair cushion, seat cushion and back cushion.

When outfitting your patio, backyard, or sunroom with outdoor furniture, comfort is of the utmost importance. Cushions are an easy way to add a cozy element to outdoor seating. Outdoor cushions come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s difficult to know at a glance if the cushions you’re looking at will work on your furniture.

Finding the perfect outdoor cushions for your patio furniture can be challenging to say the least. Whether you’re looking for new chair cushions or want to replace your sofa and loveseat cushions, we carry a wide variety of shapes, colors and custom sizes to help make your search a little easier.

Wicker furniture style is unique. It is the type of outdoor furniture you expect to sink into on a day spent lounging in the sun. This makes finding the right cushions high priority. The outdoor cushions here are made to be inviting and super comfortable. These thick cushions are the epitome of comfort and flair. A wide variety of color and fabric choices will allow you to customize your outdoor living area in just the right way to suit your personal style. All cushions and covers come standard without tie straps

No matter what type of seating piece you have, be it a chaise lounge next to the pool, a glider or double glider on the porch, dining chairs, or even if you have a set comprised of a sofa and loveseat with a sitting chair or two, you’ll be able to find the cushions you need, at a price that is affordable.

  • Outstanding quality and comfort
  • All cushions have zippers
  • Made to order in the SA
  • Custom made to ensure a perfect fit
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All these fabrics are available in various colours and are waterproof and easy to clean.

Choice of Brass-coated eyelets and heavy-duty ties and cord locks.

Ripblock

  • UV* Stabilized, lasting 2-5 Years, Withstanding direct elements.
  • Warrantied for unlimited weather exposure (direct rain and sunshine)

How To Measure My Existing Cushions

Replacing your patio cushions is one of the easiest and most cost effective way to give your patio or deck an updated look. To measure your existing cushions simply follow these steps:
Lay your patio cushions down on a flat surface
Measure the length of the cushion from front to back of the outdoor cushion
Measure the width of the cushion from one side to the other. (Please note that you must take care when measuring the width and measure in three separate places, making note of the smallest measurement.)
Finally measure the thickness of the patio cushion.
Repeat these steps for each cushion that you would like to replace, taking care to note each measurement separately.

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How To Measure Furniture For New Patio Cushions

Patio furniture cushions are a definite must have to complete the look and feel of your outdoor living area. Perhaps you have purchased a patio set without cushions or maybe even your cushions are so worn that you may not trust their measurements any longer. Measuring your patio furniture will give you the exact size that you may need to purchase outdoor cushions. To accurately measure your furniture follow these steps:
Measure the width of the seat at the very front, from end to end. If your piece includes armrests, make sure to measure from the inside of one arm to the other.
Measure the width of the seat at the very back, from end to end.
Measure the width of the back of the chair itself (at the top) from end to end.
Meaure the width of the back of the of chair (where the back meets the seat) from end to end.
Measure the depth of the seat front the front edge to where the seat meets the back.
Measure the height of the back (from the top of the back to where the back meets the seat). This will serve as your break point if you are interested in purchasing hinged cushions.
Add the measurements of the back height with the depth of the seat to get your overall height.
Repeat these steps for each furniture piece that you would like to order cushions for, taking care to note each measurement separately.

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I Have My Measurements – Now What?

Finally, once you’ve completed your measurements, you can move on to the fun part: deciding what color and pattern you want for your new cushions. With endless design options, you’re sure to create the cushions that fit your space and style.
If you’re inclined to change up the color scheme, choose solid cushions in a shade that will stand the test of time and trends.
Balance your new cushions with any patterns you already have in your space; for example, striped cushions might not be the best idea if your space already features bold floral motifs.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors or patterns when styling cushions. As long as you stick to two coordinating styles to avoid a busy look, mixing it up is fun!
Welcome to email us at customer@creative-living.co.za and one of our knowledgeable and friendly customer representatives will assist you sooner.

Cushion cleaning does not have to be a hard job. The best advice is a little care in advance. If you will not be using your cushions for a long period of time it is best to store them indoors. If you are in a highly wooded area or a very sunny area you may prefer protective furniture covers. If using suntan lotions try placing a towel on the cushion when possible.

Storage:

When storing cushions indoors, do not place in plastic bags. It is best to cover the cushions with a breathable material such as an old sheet. Store cushions on the ends when possible.
It is important to know the type of material you have before cleaning. Here is the list;

Solids:

Includes Acrylics, Polyesters, Olefins and PVC coated fabrics.
Use 1/4 cup of detergent with 1/4 cup of bleach in one gallon of water. Wet cushion thoroughly, wash with sponge and rinse twice. Place cushions on edge to drain water quickly. Bleach should only be used is cushions are very soiled.

Stripes:

These are woven stripes only. Includes all fabrics above.
Use 1/4 cup of detergent with 1/4 cup of bleach in one gallon of water. Wet cushion thoroughly, wash with sponge and rinse twice. Place cushions on edge to drain water quickly. Bleach should only be used is cushions are very soiled.

Prints:

Floral prints and printed stripes. If the back of the material is solid color this is a print. Includes Acrylics, Polyesters and Olefins.
Use a mild dish detergent such as “Dawn” or Joy” in small amounts mixed in one gallon of warm water. A low suds detergent such as “All” is also useful for stubborn dirt. Wet thoroughly, wash with sponge and rinse twice. Place cushions on edge to drain faster.

Sunbrella:

General or light cleaning

  • Brush off any loose dirt.
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces (1/4 cup) mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water (less than 100°F/38°C).
  • Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush to clean.
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.

For removable Sunbrella fabric umbrella and cushion covers, machine wash in cold water (less than 100°F/38°C). Depending on wash load size, use normal amounts of mild laundry soap. Allow fabric to air dry.

Spot cleaning

  • Apply a light mist of the recommended cleaning solution using a spray bottle.
  • Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or very soft bristle brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge.
  • Wet-vacuum or blot excess water.
  • Repeat these steps until stain is removed.

Heavy cleaning for stubborn stains and mildew

Sunbrella fabric does not promote mildew growth; however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean mildew, or other stubborn stains:

  • Prepare a solution of 8 ounces (1 cup) of bleach and 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of mild soap per gallon of clean water.
  • Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric.
  • Scrub vigorously with a soft bristle brush, sponge, or clean towel.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.

If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach quantities may be increased.
For removable Sunbrella fabric umbrella and cushion covers, machine wash in cold water (less than 100°F/38°C). Depending on wash load size, use normal amounts of mild laundry soap and add 1 cup of bleach. Allow fabric to air dry.

Re-treating the fabric for ease of cleaning

Sunbrella fabrics have a special finish that enhances water repellency. The finish is designed to last for several years of normal use, but may be refreshed after a thorough cleaning or extended use. Glen Raven recommends 303 High Tech Fabric Guard™ as the preferred re-treatment product for Sunbrella fabrics.

Applying 303 High Tech Fabric Guard

303 should be applied to Sunbrella fabrics after each thorough cleaning, which typically removes the original finish and reduces the fabric’s water repellency.

  • Clean Sunbrella fabric, using one of the cleaning methods.
  • Allow Sunbrella to completely air dry.
  • Apply 303 Fabric Guard in a well-ventilated area following instructions on the container.
  • Apply 303 in a thin, even coat and allow fabric to dry completely.
  • Apply a second thin, even coating of 303. (Two light coatings are more effective in restoring fabric water resistance than a single heavy coating.
  • A 15-ounce bottle provides coverage of up to 50 square feet of fabric.)

Professional cleaners

In evaluating the services of a professional firm, you should inquire about the firm’s experience in working with Sunbrella fabrics and knowledge of cleaning and re-treatment requirements. DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella fabrics.

Helpful hints

Protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly to completely remove bleach.
Sunbrella air-dries very quickly. Machine drying is not necessary.

If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron, if necessary, but only on the synthetic* setting. As some irons exceed the recommended 100°F/38°C temperature on the synthetic setting, test a small inconspicuous area before ironing entire piece.

DO NOT use a steamer or iron set to steam setting.

Outdura

For maintenance and light cleaning, brush off dirt. Add a quarter-cup of mild soap to a gallon of lukewarm water. Use a sponge or soft brush to apply the solution, allowing it to soak into fabric. Rinse thoroughly with clean water, then air dry. Removable umbrella and cushion covers may be machine washed in cold water using normal amounts of mild soap. Air dry. To spot-clean, spray with a mist of water and mild soap, then clean vigorously with a sponge, brush or clean towel. Rinse thoroughly in clean water, then air dry, blot or use a wet-vacuum. Repeat final steps until all soap residue is gone. To clean stubborn stains and/or mildew, use 1 cup bleach and 1/4 cup of mild soap per gallon of clean water (increase for severe stains). Soak affected area for 20 minutes before using sponge or clean towel to remove stain. Rinse well and air dry.

Removable umbrella and cushion covers may be machine washed in cold water using normal amounts of mild soap and 1 cup of bleach. Air dry. NEVER DRY CLEAN OUTDURA. IF NECESSARY, CAREFULLY IRON ON SYNTHETIC SETTING; DO NOT USE STEAM.

Maintaining Water Repellency

Normal wear, usage and cleaning will reduce the effectiveness of Outdura’s water-repellent finish. If water repellency is important, a water-repellency treatment (available at marine and awning stores) should be used if the fabric has been cleaned or if the fabric is constantly exposed to the elements.

2 years on material.
The guarantee covers that the fabric will not become unserviceable due to fading or loss of strength.
This guarantee does not cover acts of God, wilful destruction, normal wear.
CL carries the warranty for any initial defective workmanship.