Written by TheFoamFactory.com.
Putting in replacement foam to a cushion or seat back is a perfect and affordable way to rejuvenate old furniture. Find out what to look for in replacement foam.
There’s a good chance that you’ve had a favorite couch or chair that you’ve had to throw out even though you still loved it. The problem? The foam in the seat cushions or seat backs had become worn down to the point where it was no longer comfortable. Many people make the decision to throw out their old furniture even though there is nothing wrong with it just because the foam is no longer thick enough for their comfort.
This doesn’t have to be the case. Instead of having to purchase new furniture when cushions wear out, you can simply buy replacement sofa seat cushions. Leading retailers such as the Foam Factory offer replacement foam seat cushions at very low prices. These are high quality seat cushions that will last for years to come and will cost just a fraction of what you might spend to purchase all new furniture.
When purchasing replacement foam cushions, it’s important to know what type of foam to purchase. For example, the type of foam that you might by as a replacement for seat cushions in boats or outdoor furniture may not work for indoor furniture. Outdoor foam is specifically designed to dry quickly and may not have the same comfort as indoor foam.
So what should you be looking for when it comes to foam for a replacement chair cushion? Here are a few factors:
Comfort: It’s easy to assume that the softest foam available will always be the most comfortable. However, in many cases a foam that is too soft won’t provide enough support to properly distribute a person’s weight. This means that they won’t be comfortable when sitting down for a long period of time.
Support: Heavier foam will offer more support to a person sitting down than lighter foam. This is a particular consideration for people who weigh more and may need additional support from cushions when sitting on a couch or chair.
Density: Selecting a high density foam means that the cushion is more likely to last through extensive use. This means that if you are replacing a seat cushion or seat back on a couch or chair that will be used on a daily basis, it’s important to select high density foam.
Ideally, you want to find foam that strikes a balance — it is dense enough to last for a long time and offer support but is still soft enough to not feel like you are sitting on concrete. One way to do this is to search for foam that has a fiberfill wrap.
The Foam Factory has more than 30 years of experience in providing customers with high-quality replacement foam products. They have a large inventory of foam and other products available at low prices.