All LIFE cushions are specially made for outdoor use. The various fabrics have fillings that have been treated specially to prevent the growth of mould. One of the most important properties is that it is water-permeable.
Around the filling there is a polyester cover that keeps it together. This polyester cover has an open structure which alows the cushion to breathe and let the water run through.
There are 4 different fabric options for the outer cover, each offering a different type of use. All cushions have a high colour fastness and are UV-protected, LIFE offers the following options:
W A T E R P E R M E A B L E
SOLTEX | COMFORMA | SUNBRELLA
W A T E R R E P E L L E N T
The Soft-Touch textilene All-Weather cushions are water permeable and dirt-repellent. This means that the cushions will be wet after rain, but the special inner lining minimises the drying time. The “LIFE Outdoor Living – Textilene and wicker cleaner” ensures that the fabric is well protected and can be cleaned appropriately when necessary. It also ensures that the cushion structure remains “open” and will therefore dry faster.
The cover of the All-Weather cushions is made out of textilene. The anti-bacterial material fibre provides long colour fastness. Water can be wiped off easily and wringes
through the cushion. These cushions can be left outside the entire season and do not need any extra protective layer. Although it will not need an extra protective layer,
you do need to clean the cushions regularly to make sure it keeps its All-Weather abilities and prevents moulding.
Cleaning All-Weather cushions
You can clean the cushion cover with “LIFE Outdoor Living Textilene and Wicker Cleaner”. This is a non-foaming cleaner for open-woven fabrics and wicker. The outer cover can also be cleaned at 30 degrees in the washing machine, with a small amount of laundry detergent. We advise to wash one cover at a time. When the cover is clean and dry you can add a layer of protector.
Sit comfortably on the LIFE Soltex cushions. This cushion combines a polyester fibre with a special softer outdoor thread. The combination of All-Weather and a softer water resistant thread gives the cushion a more natural look and feel. Bringing both worlds, interior and exterior, together. The Soltex fabric is water resistant to prolonged rain. Our advice is to bring the cushions inside in the winter. Cushions should be completely dry when you store them inside to prevent it from moulding.
In contrary to the All–Weather cushions you do need some extra maintenance for these cushions by using an extra protective layer using the “LIFE Outdoor Living – Soltex protector”. The protector ensures that your cushion remains protected against dirt and stains.
Cleaning is just as easy using the “LIFE Outdoor Living – Soltex cleaner”. How to clean the fabric? Before you begin, wet the fabric. Then spray the cleaner on. The soaking time varies between 3-10 minutes. Then remove the dirt with a cloth and rinse with water. Let it dry and you are ready to use the protector.
These cushions can remain outdoors for the entire season. The fabric feels like an interior fabric, but has properties which allows it to remain outdoors in all weather conditions. This is because they are treated with a Scotch Guard layer. We do, however, advise you to store these cushions inside in the event of prolonged rain. These soft fabric cushions are ideal for underneath a veranda or shelter.
The Comforma cushions have a very soft touch and are comfortable to sit on. One of the best ways of ensuring that your cushions continue to look good, is to clean them regularly. The outer cover can also be cleaned at 30 degrees in the washing machine, with a small amount of laundry detergent. We advise to wash one cover at a time. And after the cover is completely dry you can add a layer of protector.
Please note that there is no need to add extra layers of protection with normal use, as the fabric used in the covers has already been provided with these layers during the production process.
The Sunbrella® cushions can remain outdoors for the entire season. The fabric feels like an interior fabric, but has the properties which allow it to remain outdoors in all weather conditions.
These cushions are very soft and comfortable to sit on. One of the best ways ensuring that your Sunbrella cushions continue to look good is to clean them regularly.
How to clean Sunbrella® cushions
• Brush off loose dirt
• Spray a cleaning solution of water and mild soap on the cushions
• Use a soft brush to clean
• Allow the cleaning solution to soak into the fabric
• Rinse thoroughly until all soap residues are removed
• Allow to air dry
Please note that there is no need to add extra layers of protection with normal use, as the fabric used in the covers has already been provided with these layers during the production process of the Sunbrella cushions.