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Summer Home Stylin' with Sunbrella Fabrics

Lemonade. Iced Tea. IPAs. Sunbrella Fabrics.

Think back to last summer. You sat on your sofa with the latest Patterson or Steel novel, a cold drink sweating safely on a wooden coaster. The windows were open full-breeze, and warm sea-salt air tickled your arms and filled your lungs full. Summer is just around the corner; time to blow the dust off your grill, call your local pool company, and think about finally purchasing some new furniture for that beach home that you’ve been so eager to return to since last August.

However, you are more likely to know that the summer beach home environment is a danger to couches and chairs of all kinds; the Jersey shore is not as forgiving as the rest of New Jersey and Philadelphia. The strong sun and its corresponding UV rays fades colors and dulls hues. Sweat and sand strip away glossy finishes and result in long-term abrasive damage. And sunscreen, spills, and stains threaten to discolor and visually dampen your furniture at every turn. With beach home furniture at extra risk, you need to make sure you’re buying to be prepared for the unavoidable.

Ideal for active and stressing environments, Sunbrella Fabrics are one of the many options of Iron & Oak offers for beach-home ready furniture. What makes these fabrics the best choice for summer shore house furniture?

UV and Fade Resistant Sunbrella Fabrics

Whether you’re on the East Coast or the West Coast, the sun shines bright in the summer, slowly burning away at your furniture’s vibrance and hue. Traditional dyeing processes only leave color on the surface of fiber, so they easily fade. Sunbrella fibers are saturated to the core with highly UV-stable pigments, making Sunbrella fabrics resistant to fading and the degrading effects of sunlight, meaning your furniture looks newer, longer.

Mold and Mildew Resistant Sunbrella Fabrics

One of the caveats of warm, salty air is that you run the risk of mold and mildew forming – especially if you’re bringing in moisture and salt on your body, after a long day in the surf and sand. Fortunately, all Sunbrella fabrics resist mold and mildew. Should exposure to dirt and debris cause mold and mildew to occur, Sunbrella fabrics can be safely cleaned with bleach.

Bleach Cleanable Sunbrella Fabrics

Yes, you read that right: Sunbrella fabrics are bleach cleanable. Because color goes to the core of Sunbrella fibers, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned with heavy solvents such as bleach without losing their vibrant color. Sunscreen and sweat? No problem. Margarita spills? Don’t worry. You can bring out the big guns to handle these stains.

So let’s keep it real. As wonderful as the beach lifestyle is, it’s tough on your sofa. Sand, sun, and sea salt destroy cushions and seat backs. Why not ring in the Summer of 2019 with a piece of furniture explicitly made for summer living? Contact us on our website to get your fresh summer style today.

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