An In-Depth Look Into Cushion Foam Properties

Written by: The Foam Factory

If you’re looking into purchasing some new cushions for your household, it’s important to understand the functional properties.

So, you’re shopping around for some new cushions for your sofa. You see the wide variety that the local stores offer. But, what separates one type of cushion from the other? Do custom foam cushions provide more support and stability than average cushions? These questions will be discussed and answered in the preceding article below.

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Your average cushion will have something that’s known as a density level. This is essentially an indicator to how much support it’ll provide to the user. If you’ve visited a mattress store and tested out the mattresses, you’ll notice that some are firmer than the others. Depending on your preferred comfort level, you can determine the specific density that you want.  A low density has a lower compression rate, meaning it’ll compress at a low weight class (i.e. 22 lbs). The higher the density, the more the cushion can essentially take. Also, keep an eye out o the type of foam that you’re purchasing. One of the more common foam types, flexible polyurethane foam, provides a substantial amount of benefits to you. Be on the lookout for other types of cushion filling substitutes that you can use as well.

Custom Cushions

New cushions that are custom-designed are different than your average type of foam. First off, many of them are created with a custom type of upholstery. Additionally, they can also be create with a specific type of foam within the cushion that has a variety of different foam properties customized to the user’s preference – such as specific compression modulus, flex fatigue, and resilience.