How to find the perfect outdoor bench seat cushion

Published on 19 May 2023
Cushion House Blog

Outdoor bench seat cushions

Looking to buy an outdoor bench seat cushion sounds like a simple process. However there are lot of factors to take in to consideration when choosing a bench seat cushion. It has to be the right size, it has to suit the area and it has to have some level of comfort too to serve it's purpose irrespective if it's only there for a display or it's going to be a seating area that's going to be used regularly.

We'll take a closer look now at what are the best options for choosing the best bench seat cushion.

Outdoor bench seat cushion design by Cushion House Australia.

Buy a Custom Made Bench Seat Cushion 

Bespoke bench seat cushion V's off the shelf bench seat cushions. What are the advantages and disadvantages;

Advantages & disadvantages

Well let's start with the off the shelf bench seat cushion. Choosing a ready made bench seat cushion means you can buy this today so that's great if you need a cushion quickly or don't want to wait. A custom made cushion will take longer to manufacture. For example Cushion House Australia have an average lead time of 2-3 weeks to custom make your chosen cushion.

 It's more than likely going to be cheaper too. Ready made cushions are mass produced and therefore like any mass produced product they should be cheaper to purchase. However a bench seat cushion that is custom made to your exact requirements will involve a lot more work to manufacture that individual cushion in comparison.

Choosing a custom made cushion, this means you can firstly and most importantly choose the size. It won't be too long or too short. You can choose the ideal thickness of your cushion. You get to choose the colour and fabric texture for your new replacement cushion. You can also select the most suitable foam for the environment that your new bench seat cushion will positioned.

Choosing the right fabric for your bench seat

One of the great things about having a bench seat designed and made for your seating area is that you can get to choose the fabric of you really like and what suits your home.

At Cushion House we only use reputable Australian fabric suppliers who have been around for many years and offer excellent warranties on their upholstery fabrics, these include Warwick Fabrics, Wortley Fabrics and Zepel Fabrics to name just a few. In addition to this we also offer a make up in your fabric too, so the custom made experience is truly 100% your design.

All our outdoor fabrics have been stringently tested to ensure they stand up to the Australian climate and come with great attributes including UV resistance, water repellency and resistant to mould and mildew growth. In addition to this we have fabrics that are suitable to be around chlorine pools. 

Choosing the right foam for your bench seat

Another great advantage of having a custom made bench seat is you can get to choose the foam that's right for you. At Cushion House Australia we only use Australian manufactured foams that come with Oeko-Tex certification amongst other great qualities. There are wide range of foams to choose from and it can be a daunting task when trying to select the right seating foam.

Cushion House have made this experience a whole lot easier to assist and offer a range of firm and soft foams for both seat and back cushions. One of the most important things to take into consideration when choosing the right foam for your seating is where the cushion is located and if it's a fully exposed to the elements cushion then our quick dry foam Dricellâ„¢  is the foam that should be chosen. Unlike standard foams this foam is not only quick drying should the cushion be left out and gets saturated it will dry quickly and importantly it is resistant to mould and mildew growth too.

What's the right thickness for a bench seat

So by choosing to have a custom made bench seat cushion you can also get to choose the thickness that best suits your needs. This is really down to your preference. Cushion House recommend that the minimum thickness for a bench seat cushion should be 50mm thick to give some comfort, however our most popular thickness is 75mm - 100mm in thickness. Our team are always available to discuss your custom made cushion design in more detail contact us and we'll be happy to advise on your seating as every bench seat is different. 

Cushion House Australia are market leaders in custom made cushions, we can design and make, any style, any shape or size.