The Three Factors to Consider When Shopping for Couch Foam

The-Three-Factors-to-Consider-When-Shopping-for-Couch-FoamBuying the right replacement foam for your couch comes down to three factors: support, durability and comfort. Find out why each of these is so important when shopping for replacement foam.


Written by the Foam Factory, Inc.


Finding the right couch foam can make a huge difference in restoring your old furniture to its past level of comfort. Nothing is more uncomfortable than sitting on old couch cushions that no longer have any bounce or provide you with any support. Not only do they not feel good, but sitting on them can make you sore.


When this happens to your couches, you can make them feel as good as new by putting in new foam. Replacement cushions are easy and affordable to do and can make an instant impact on how your couches feel. There are three main factors to consider when you are comparing different types of foam to use as a replacement for sofa cushions:


Support: You need the foam to be able to support the amount of weight of a person sitting on it without the foam compressing.


Durability: A foam that you are using for a sofa seat replacement is going to be used for years to come. You need to make sure that the foam is durable enough to maintain its level of support for a long time.


Comfort: Along with being strong enough to support weight and to last for a long time, you also want the foam to be comfortable. After all, sitting on a foam cushion that is too stiff is almost as uncomfortable as sitting on one that has been depressed from years of use. The key is to find a foam that will be soft enough to provide a high level of comfort will also meeting the standards of support and durability you need in a seat cushion.


Countless customers turn to the Foam Factory, Inc. for replacement furniture foam. They produce high quality foam products at their Michigan factory for use in a wide range of personal and commercial applications.

A Guide on Choosing the Right Foam for your Sofa

Written by: Foam Factory, Inc.

When you want to breathe new life into your sofas you’re going to need to replace the cushion. It’s easy right? Just find a cushion, unzip the material and shove it in. That’s only part of the process. There are different types of sofa seat cushions that have numbers designated to them based on their comfort and support. This determines how stiff or soft it feels when you sit on it.


Sofa foam replacement can cost you a pretty penny and can actually out-cost your entire couch itself. With many types of foam out there that is of lesser quality, expect to get what you pay for. Don’t rule these out as many times sofas are barely used and are primarily set up for décor purposes.

When you look into foam that’s designed to last for 10 years, the price that you pay could be somewhat hefty. If your couch isn’t going to last 10 years, you’re better off cutting costs and purchasing a less expensive sofa foam.

If you want the best out of your sofa, remember these tips. Down and feather materials are great for comfort but they require high maintenance and constant care. They must be shaken and fluffed each time someone sits on it. For a vintage sofa that isn’t going to be used, this would be a great option. Foam cushions can absorb water with little to no effect on the product. If you have allergic reactions to your sofa, look into purchasing latex cushions as they are hypoallergenic.

When you are looking for fabric to cover your foam, upholstery is a popular option that many homeowners use. Because of its ability to withstand the wear and tear of daily use, many families go to this as their number one option. Also, a good thing to know is something called the “rub count”. A 20,000-rub fabric won’t withstand the same amount of usage as an 80,000-rub fabric. The difference is the amount of damage that it can withstand after continuous use. The sofa in front of your television is a perfect example of a high rub count.

There is no perfect foam available. The ideal foam has the right amount of support and cushion that is right for you. Since everybody is different and their preferences varying, make sure to consult with a professional on what type of foam that you should get. With these tips, you can explain which specific type you are looking for and have it made to those standards.

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Shower Tiling

After a period of time your shower tiles may need to be retiled. When you notice that your water isn’t fully draining as it normally should, try and get it inspected. As stated before, obtain multiple quotes and repeat the process. You can also try and cut costs by seeing if it can be graded without replacing all of the tiling.

Bio: Kuba Jewgieniew is the founder of Realty ONE Group, a full service residential real estate brokerage with over 6,000 agents and 50+ offices across the nation.