Benefits of Fast-Drying Foam

Do you love to enjoy your patio or deck furniture but hate the mad scramble to bring them in the second it looks like it might rain? Have you had trouble finding the right foam for your boat cushions so they don’t get rotten and waterlogged? For these situations and many more, there is porous, quick-drying, antimicrobial foam, often referred to as “dryfast foam.”

Foam that cushions patio furniture needs to be able to handle the elements. Regular foam absorbs water like a sponge and can be impossible to dry. These cushions quickly become moldy and rotten; certainly nothing you want to sit on. Fast-drying foam cushions outdoor and marine surfaces with a wide-celled, reticulated structure, engineered to permit the flow of moisture and air to drain and dry quickly. While traditional foam materials have cells barely a fraction of a millimeter, quick-drying foam has cells three, four or even five millimeters wide. This doesn’t seem like much, but it’s more than enough to let the cushion drain water and dry by air.

Many feature antimicrobial compounds in their structure so if anything is preventing air from drying the cushion, like a wet bathing suit or towel, there’s no worry over the cushion rotting. When covered in breathable outdoor fabric, this foam makes for cushions that can be left out on the porch during a rainstorm and won’t get waterlogged in a damp marine environment. If you need cushioning outdoors that is comfortable but durable, fast-drying foam is the ticket.