Quick dry foam, also known as a reticulated foam, is a high-performance material that is used for quality outdoor cushions. If you are looking to purchase outdoor furniture with upholstered cushions, investing in quick dry foam will see your setting last looking great for longer.
What is quick dry foam?
Quick dry foam has been specifically designed for outdoor use in residential applications and marine environments. Unlike conventional foam, quick dry foam drains quickly allowing the cushions to dry fast even after being saturated while protecting it against mold growth.
This is thanks to the open-cell structural makeup which allows water and air to easily pass through the material.
Another advantage of using quick dry foam cushions is that they can remain considerably cleaner than conventional foam cushions. Dirt, dust and irritants can get trapped in the structure of traditional foam which is almost impossible to get out.
When dirt is noticeable on quick dry cushions, it can be easily cleaned with a light hose down. The cushions can then be placed in a well-ventilated area to dry out.
You can read more about caring for outdoor cushions here.
Quick dry foam is a highly resilient and durable material and is recommended if you want to leave your outdoor furniture outside exposed to the elements all year round. In the event your cushions are exposed to the wet, it is advised you tip them on their side and all the water to run directly out of the cushions.