Dacron is a material that is used to wrap cushions for to create a sharper and fulfilled appearance. Dacron cushions eliminate any wrinkles from your cushions, making the cushion cover fit nice and neatly over the cushion. This benefit is largely aesthetic.
Serving as an upholstery padding, Dacron is wrapped around cushions to hide imperfections and uneven areas in the cushions surface. The result is a cushion that is wrinkle-free and has a rounded a softer look. Quick dry Dacron materials are also ideal because they prevent molding and mildew growth.
What is Dacron?
Dacron is a thermoplastic polymer resin that stems from the polyester fiber. The scientific name for Dacron is polyethylene terephthalate however, it is sometimes referred to by several different names.
Other names for Dacron:
- Polywrap or Polyester
- Cushion Wrap
Dacron is glued (or bonded) and secured to the surface of the cushion to make sure that the wrap does not separate from the cushion. This means that cushions covers will maintain a tight, crisp fit look.
Why Choose Dacron Cushions?
Dacron cushions are desirable because of the look that you get. Even after you’ve owned your cushions for a while, the cushions will still look like they did the first day you purchased them. No wrinkles making the cushions look deflated or squished, just clean and crisp lines.
In the past, horsehairs were used to create this effect but there were issues with sanitation and hygiene. Dacron is a synthetic material that dries quickly to prevent creating the breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and other micro-organisms. Paired with Sunbrella Fabrics, Dacron cushions mean that your outdoor cushions will not be affected by light moisture, dew, and humidity often experienced in the early morning hours.
Dacron can also give your cushions a “crowned” look where the cushion is very slightly raised near the center of seat. This added dimension give your cushions the appearance of a Grade A “over-stuffed cushion”. Depending on the thickness of the Dacron layer, the crown can be more noticeable if desired.
Where to Purchase Dacron Cushions
You can purchase Dacron cushions with outdoor sets on our website, Patio Productions.com. Here you’ll find all of the top outdoor brands at the lowest prices. Call or email us for further information.
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About the Author
Cheryl Khan is able to lend her insight on this topic after spending years in the design field. She has learned that all outdoor furniture is not the same. She is a contributing author to the Patio Productions Blog where she shares outdoor living tips to transform your backyard!