GUIDANCE ON OUTDOOR FABRICS Choosing outdoor fabric doesn’t have to be difficult, if you know what to look for. The most important consideration is UV resistance (higher ratings are better). Polyester and acrylic fabrics are a good choice, as well as a woven fabric. Virtually any fabric will fade over time, so keep this in mind as you choose the color and pattern. Very dark or vibrant colors will fade faster! Choose a water-repellant or waterproof fabric and one that is protected against the formation of mold and mildew. Fabrics which are stiff, heavy or even vinyl-coated hold up well. Roseland stocks many outdoor upholstery fabrics which are tough, but really look great. Call (630) 355-1565 and we’ll bring the best choices to you!