It is the morning after a big summer rainstorm. The sun is reflecting off water droplets in the trees and the air smells so fresh. It is a great morning to enjoy your coffee on the back deck. Too bad your patio cushions are soaking wet. Perhaps it is time to upgrade your cushions to a reticulated foam.
What does reticulated mean?
‘Reticulated’ means ‘net’ and reticulated foam is a very porous low-density solid foam. Just like a net, reticulated foam cushions do not hold in water instead, the water passes seamlessly through the material. There are no holes for water to hide in with reticulated foam. This allows the material to dry extremely quickly compared to traditional cushions.
What are the advantages of reticulated foam?
Besides being quick drying, there are several other advantages to using reticulated foam. First reticulated foam is very resistant to mold and mildew. This allows the cushion to last longer and is safer for your overall health.
Next, because they dry so quickly, there is no need to pull them in when it rains. You no longer need to spend half the summer pulling out cushions, then having to put them away again. Just let the cushions sit out during the summer months.
Finally, reticulated foam cushions tend to hold their shape longer than traditional cushions. Because of the shape of the cells, reticulated foam cushions can easily return to their original shape after being sat on. This also makes them extremely comfortable to sit on.
So next time you need to replace your patio cushions, think about upgrading to reticulated foam cushions. You will not regret it!