Why Outdoor Foam is Able to Resist Mold
It is important that the foam used in any type of outdoor cushion is mold and mildew resistant, says The Foam Factory. This eliminates odors while adding time to the life expectancy of a cushion. The following explains what types of foam are mold resistant and how they work.
Dryfast foams are well suited for use in new cushions. Unlike other foams, it contains large, open cells that allow the air to flow through. This means it to dries much faster, even when completely saturated. Dryfast foam is anti-microbial which means it suppresses microorganisms from growing. It is the perfect foam for home products and for those facing health concerns.
Polyurethane foam is a traditional option that contains a biocide treatment. It is inexpensive, provides medium firmness, and can be used in seating and mattresses. If it gets wet, the foam’s cells soak up the moisture. The biocide treatment prevents the growth of mold that could otherwise occur as the foam dries. This allows it to work nicely in outdoor foam cushions.
Although compressed polyester isn’t exactly foam, it is a batting type of material that can be used as an effective alternative. It will not turn yellow or disintegrate over time like many foams will, but it can compress more with extended use when compared to a foam cushion. It is non-allergenic and mildew resistant as well as washable. It easily dries after becoming wet, and it is inexpensive.