Tucson Arizona was originally an Indian village called “Stook-Zone,” meaning water at the foot of black mountain a volcanic mountain adjacent to the village. Tucson is sometimes referred to as “The Old Pueblo” or The Sunshine Factory. It is also one of the oldest towns in the United States. Recent archaeological excavations near the Santa Cruz River have located a village in Tucson dating from 4,000 years ago. It wasn’t until 1854 that Tucson officially became part of the United States. The progress and innovation of this urban community has still been able to stay true to its roots. Tucson’s rich cultural heritage centers on a blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences. Tucson has the natural beauty of the Sonora Desert and the beautiful forests of the Santa Catalina Mountains. A dry sunny climate that stays consistently clear from the normal ebb and flow of most places is appreciated by its residents.
Carol Johnson is no exception. The great outdoors is where it all begins for her. Living in an environment where you are crazy not to own a pool is one that Johnson loves and appreciates. Arizona is hot and intense in the summer dry heat and requires shade, water and relaxation. This is a picture of exactly that; a beautiful pool, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Johnson extended the size of her patio which allowed more room for this outdoor getaway. She purchased chaise lounge chair cushions to add comfort and style to her patio. She said, “We added on to our patio and had more room for chaises and ordered cushions from Cushion Source.” Outdoor fabrics have to be strong and durable when put under extreme heat conditions. “We went with a white (Natural #5404) Sunbrella fabric because of our intense sun and we have lots of color from the surroundings, she said.
Sunbrella fabrics are known for their fade-free quality. They are made with solution dyed yarn, which means the fibers are colored during the liquid state. This allows the color to penetrate throughout the fibers. For example, compare a radish to a carrot. When you slice into a radish you’ll notice the red color stops at the first layer while a sliced carrot shows color throughout.
But Sunbrella doesn’t stop there. It comes with a 5 year warranty against staining, fading and mildewing of outdoor fabrics, and a 10 year warranty on awning grade materials, such as, umbrellas, awnings and boat covers. Johnson is proud of her purchase. “We love our cushions; they stay out year round and are easy to clean,” says Johnson. We guarantee that you’ll love our cushions as well!