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Pros and Cons of Polyester Cushions

Polyester Chiavari cushions

Is Polyester Right for You? Insights into Its Benefits and Drawbacks

Written by: Marcelo Flores

Polyester cushions are renowned for their elegance and suitability for various event environments, yet they come with specific maintenance challenges. This guide will explore the pros and cons of choosing polyester cushions for your event setups. It will help you decide if they align with your needs and preferences.

Pro: More Elegant

Polyester cushions offer a more elegant look than vinyl cushions. Available in diverse colors such as white, ivory, black, and mocha, they provide a cleaner appearance in any setting.

Pro: Better for Outdoor Heat

Polyester cushions are better for outdoor heat because they don’t get as hot as vinyl does. It’s a material that don’t retain heat as vinyl does, so if you’re going to use them for outdoor events, and they are going to be under the sun, it’s better that you use polyester cushions

Pro: Better for Humid Spaces

Unlike vinyl, polyester does not become sticky in humid conditions, enhancing comfort. Also, in many cases, for outdoor events many people wear more summery clothing. This is beneficial especially for women. When they wear shorter dresses and touch the cushion directly with the skin, they don’t stick to the polyester. Therefore it is much more comfortable.

In short, they are better for outdoor use.

Con: They Can Stain Easier

It’s no secret that polyester stains more easily than vinyl. Our cushions have a Teflon coating to reduce the risk of staining, but polyester is still more susceptible. They can be stained by normal wear or dust, or obviously easier if they are stained by wine or any sauce, something that does not happen so easily to vinyl.

Con: Time-Consuming to Clean

You can clean them by removing the polyester cover from the foam and washing it. However, this process is time-consuming. If they have normal stains they will come out after a wash, but it’s clearly more work to have to remove the covers and then put them on instead of just wiping them with a damp cloth.

Polyester cushions are more elegant and probably better for outdoor events. However, they are more difficult and time-consuming to clean than vinyl cushions. If you want to learn about the pros and cons of vinyl cushions we also made an article on that topic.

Before making your purchase, understand the differences between vinyl and polyester. This knowledge will help you make the best decision for your business.

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