The Outdoor Lifestyle sofas have proven for many seasons that they can stay outside by using a special kind of foam called Quick Dry Foam. The difference with imitation outdoor sofas is that they are made of polyether and cold foam (because of the price), which can’t remove the moisture properly and doesn’t let the sofas breathe. They absorb water and turn into a large sponge after a heavy shower. After a while, the filling starts to mold, stink and rot and you can’t sit on it anymore. To prevent this, the cushions should always be brought in when it rains and put back again when the weather permits.
Outdoor Lifestyle uses Quick Dry Foam for both loose outdoor cushions and All-weather outdoor sofas. This product is in a high price range but offers many conveniences.
Quick Dry Foam does not retain water (it runs directly through it), ventilates and is treated in such a way that molds do not have a chance to develop/spread further. The best, fastest drying solution is to combine Sunbrella® fabrics with Quick Dry foam. This allows you to sit on the couch almost immediately after a rain shower.