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Pros and Cons of Vinyl Chair Cushions

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Choosing Vinyl Chair Cushions

Written by: Marcelo Flores

Vinyl chair cushions are popular for their sleek look and easy maintenance, but they come with their own set of challenges. In this article, we’ll explore both the advantages and disadvantages of choosing vinyl for your chair needs.

1. Pro: Easy to clean

Vinyl cushions are very easy to clean when they have normal stains or when they have dust. With a simple wipe with a humid cloth you can easily clean them. The fact that they are easy to clean means that you won’t have to do long cleaning sessions, but rather you will be able to do it quickly and without the need to remove the cushion covers. You will save a lot of time and money this way.

2. Pro: Modern Look

Vinyl chair cushions offer a more modern look over polyester cushions. They are available in a great variety of colors and match with every combination beautifully. You can find them in the soft version or the hard base version, so you can choose the one that better fits in your chairs.

3. Pro: Long-Lasting

When they are well-cared, vinyl cushions tend to be long-lasting. They can get wet without any problem and some of them are very resistant to sunlight. Overall, vinyl is a very resistant material and will last you for many years.

vinyl cushions in a chiavari chair for a wedding ceremony

4. Con: They Get Hot

Vinyl is a very versatile material and can definitely be used outdoors but you must consider that it gets hotter than polyester. So, if you’re in a hot area and you do outdoor events, it may be something you may want to consider. They cool down quickly, but for comfort reasons it may not be the most convenient choice.

5. Con: They Can Get Sticky With Humidity

This also happens especially in outdoor events. Humidity can be a problem with vinyl cushions as they can become sticky.

Surely it has happened to you that you are sitting and when you want to get up you have the cushion attached to your legs. It can become uncomfortable during an event, so if you have outdoor events and you are in a humid area it may be something you want to consider before you buy.

6. Con: There are Certain Stains that Won’t Come Off (Jeans and Dress Transfer Stains)

You may not be familiar with transfer stains, but they can happen with vinyl cushions. It’s rare but there’s a risk. Transfer stains happen mostly with new jeans and with colorful dresses and the risk increases when sweating or wet.

As mentioned it’s rare that it happens, but when they appear they can’t get off. This is something you may have heard from vinyl car seats. And to this day, no product or solution has yet been found for this type of stain.

So, vinyl cushions can be a very practical and modern choice but they also have their disadvantages. Today, must businesses are opting for vinyl cushions as they consider that they are a much practical choice and also less time-consuming. If you want to learn about the pros and cons of polyester cushions we also made an article about that topic.

Before making your purchase make sure to understand the differences between vinyl and polyester so you can make the best decision for your business.

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