When it comes to choosing a fabric to complete your outdoor project, Ricky Richards always recommends selecting a higher quality material over a lower-cost option. Why?
While there are some areas in a project where you can potentially cut your costs, constructing a fit-for-purpose outdoor area is not one of those areas. Australian outdoor spaces demand the highest quality products as our harsh climatic conditions (particularly UV rays) mean that poor quality fabrics will deteriorate very swiftly and more money will be expended to replace products that are not up to the task.
Whether you are installing a shade structure or making outdoor upholstery, using a high-quality fabric that you can trust will afford you the luxury of knowing that your project will look good for many years. Durable fabrics will last in all weather conditions. It will allow you to install your product and not have to replace the fabric or go back to the location to keep an eye on the job. Even better, you can purchase a fabric that has a long-term warranty from the supplier.
Ricky Richard’s sun control fabrics typically come with a full 10-year warranty, highlighting their longevity under Australian conditions.
As an independent supplier, Ricky Richards sources materials from all over the world. Backed by almost 40 years of experience in supplying these materials, the company specifies and helps engineer its products with the suppliers to ensure that the best standards are maintained. From reinforced PVC, to solution-dyed acrylic, to polyethylene shadecloth materials and many other substrates, Ricky utilises fire retardant treatments, anti-UV degradation additives, mould and mildew resistance to ensure products fulfil just about all requirements.
Recently, Ricky has been actively working on ways to make some of its products cleaner, such as being lead-free and recyclable. This ongoing challenge has helped improve the company’s products even more.
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