Posted: April 07, 2021
Is your sofa starting to look a little worse for wear? Swapping out your seat cushion foam is a popular way to give your sofa a refresh, without spending an arm and a leg.
Typically, your sofa should have around 7-15 years of life in it before it might need replacing- but this can depend on the quality of the sofa itself and how it has been looked after. If your sofa is ready to be updated, replacing the foam inside it can be a great, affordable option.
Often, the sofa frame itself is in great condition, but thanks to often sitting in the same place, or very frequent use, the cushions themselves can look worn and droopy. Luckily you don’t always need to get rid of your whole sofa and start from scratch- often your sofa can be given a whole new lease of life by replacing the seat cushion foam.
So, why and when should you replace seat cushion foam in your sofa?
Sofas can easily become sagging or drooped over time
Not only does this make them extremely uncomfortable and unsupportive, but they also lose their aesthetic appeal when in this condition making them look old and worn out. If your sofa cushions are drooped and uncomfortable, a new set of foam cushions can make them feel like new.
Your sofa can make a huge difference to how your living space looks
Old, sagging sofa cushions make the sofas themselves look worn out, but thanks to them being such an important feature in your living space, they can really impact the look of your whole room. Worn out sofas can give a dated feel to your entire living room, so it’s great to give them a new lease of life with fresh cushion foam.
Sofas can be expensive to replace
It’s no secret that sofas are an expensive piece of furniture. They’re an investment and can even leave you with monthly finance to pay off in the long term. Giving your sofas a much-needed refresh using new cushion foam is a great way to give the impression of a new sofa, without having to face the bulky cost.
If you need to replace your sofa cushions, we make it easy for you to get the right fit.
We have an extensive selection of foam shapes which are bound to suit your sofa, but we also accommodate any non-standard foam shape with our bespoke service. You can choose the foam grade that works for you. Check out our foam grade guide to find the right option.
Looking to learn more about how to order your bespoke furniture cushions? We have a 5-step guide designed to make it easy for you!
Posted: April 06, 2021
Upholstery foam is a flexible polyurethane foam that comes in many different densities and thicknesses. Upholstery foam is versatile, lightweight, and durable. The most important property of upholstery foam is its density, and the higher the density of the foam, the more resistant it is to wear and tear.
Over the years, different types and grades of foam have been developed, each suitable for a variety of different applications and upholstery projects around your home.
1. Upholstery foam can give your sofa a new lease of life
Has your sofa started to look a bit tired and have the cushions started to sag? You might be thinking it is time to replace your sofa, but what if we tell you that there is a much more cost-effective alternative. You could save money and time by giving your sofa a little TLC and getting new foam inserts for your seat and back cushions.
With high-quality foam cut to perfectly fit your existing cushion covers, you can easily enhance the look and comfort of your old settee.
2. Use foam to create a comfy window seat
Whether you live in a property with big bay windows or you have a little nook by one of your windows, window seating is the perfect solution to make the most of that space. Create the perfect spot to curl up with a book or to enjoy some peace and quiet with a good cup of tea.
As window seating comes in many shapes and sizes, ordering a custom-made seat foam cushion to your required level of firmness is easy and hassle-free. Foam Superstore offers an end-to-end service, where you can even have a bespoke window cushion cover handcrafted to your exact specification, with a choice of over 500 fabrics to ensure the final product matches the rest of your décor.
3. Bring your chair and bench seating cushions back to life with upholstery foam
Are your chair seats looking worn down? Bespoke replacement foam cushions can breathe new life into your old dining room chairs or kitchen benches.
If you have any solid wooden seats and you are looking to make them a bit more comfortable, then new foam seat pads are just what you need, as upholstery foam comes in a variety of grades offering different levels of firmness.
4. Use upholstery foam for outdoor garden and patio furniture
With BBQ season just around the corner, it’s time to dust out the garden furniture and get it in shape for the summer. Give your outdoor furniture a beautiful new look with bespoke high density foam cushions. Long-lasting and comfortable, foam is the ideal choice of filling for patio furniture, garden cushions, sunbed mattresses and many other outdoor seating solutions.
5. Make your bed comfortable again with a foam mattress topper
Is your mattress not as comfortable as it once was? There is nothing more important than getting a good night sleep and waking up refreshed. A foam mattress topper can add another level of comfort and support to your mattress. A mattress topper is not only an affordable alternative to buying a new mattress, but it can also help extend the lifespan of your existing underlying mattress.
Whether you are looking to replace your old saggy furniture cushions or you need foam for a craft project, Foam Superstore offers an extensive range of foam grades to meet all your requirements. Check out our free guide for more information about our foam grades and their intended uses.
Posted: March 30, 2020
Anyone who owns a caravan (or even a campervan) know it is so much more than just a mode of transport. It’s a great invention that lets you take your home comforts on holiday with you.
Want to give your caravan or campervan a refresh or a whole new look? There are plenty of things you can do to spruce up your caravan without spending a fortune. A little bit of TLC will go a long way by giving things a good clean and carrying out any necessary repairs. Here are our top budget tips for adding an extra bit of colour and sparkle back into your holiday caravan.
1. Get new foam caravan cushions for enhanced comfort
If your caravan’s cushions are looking a bit tired and have gone lumpy, why not replace them? Consider replacing the infills of any cushions that have lost their support with new custom-made replacement foam cushions.
Foam comes in a variety of different grades, all offering different levels of density and firmness, whether you need a softer filling for a backrest cushion or a durable bounce-back foam for a seat cushion. If your cushion covers are still in tip-top condition, then this is a cost-effective way of ensuring your cushion look their best and give you that extra bit of comfort at a fraction of the cost of a full reupholstery.
2. Re-upholster your cushions to refresh your caravan
Have your caravan cushions suffered wear and tear or are they looking a little outdated? Decide on a new colour scheme and let it flow through your caravan interior. With an abundance of fabrics types and patterns to choose from, re-cover your caravan cushions with Foam Superstore’s made to measure caravan and campervan box seat cushion covers. We can accommodate any standard or custom shape of cushions and we handmade each of our covers in our Newcastle workshop, to ensure they are a perfect fit for your caravan furniture.
3. Add new pillows and curtains.
Why stop there? If you have decided on a particular colour scheme for your caravan or campervan, why not get new scatter cushions or improving the look of your furnishings with a decorative throw. New matching curtains are also a great way of adding colour to any interior.
What are you waiting for? Browse our range of services or contact us today on 0191 2620769 to find out more about how we can help you give your caravan a complete interior makeover.
Posted: March 27, 2020
Is your boat interior in need of a makeover? If so, spring is the perfect time to replace the old seating cushions and foam mattresses, so you can get your boat ready for your next summer sailing adventure.
Whether you have a yacht, a motor cruiser or a sailing boat, your interior makeover project would require you to turn a small space into a multi-functional living space, which is comfortable, as well as visually stunning. Upgrading your boat interior upholstery can make a big difference without costing you a fortune.
Perfect Quality Fitted Boat Interiors
When your existing boat furniture starts to look a little tired, with sagging seats and unsupportive back cushions, why not renew your interior upholstery? Replace the old inners of the cushions, pads, and bolsters used for sitting or sleeping on board with new premium foam filling, which will allow you to enjoy enhanced comfort. There are many kinds of foam to choose from, all with varying densities and resistance to compression. We advise our customers to use softer foam on the backrests, and denser, more resistant foam for their seat cushions. Check out our Guide on Foam Grades and Their Suitability to discover the type of foam that’s most suitable for your makeover project.
At Foam Superstore, we offer a fully bespoke service and we can create replacement boat foam cushions and mattresses in any size and shape you require. From standard shapes to more custom unique shapes, we can create a foam infill that’s a perfect fit, using modern CNC automated foam cutters.
Fabrics for boat seating/sleeping
Whether you are revamping the interior of a boat you’ve recently purchased or simply looking to upgrade a boat you’ve owned for a while, it can be quite a challenge to get affordable tailor-made boat cushion covers. Many companies don’t seem to consider that boat seats and mattresses come in all sort of sizes and unique shapes.
Boat cushions should be replaced with an appropriate fabric that can endure the harsher conditions of the outdoors and the ocean and still be comfortable and inviting. At Foam Superstore, you can benefit from the outstanding upholstery skills of our expert team. We can help you turn a boat seating area that’s been worn down into a stunning refurbished seating area that looks brand-new. With our made to measure boat seating cushions cover service, you can choose from an extensive range of over 500 fabrics, and even have your covers made to any unique shape, by sending us a carefully drawn template we can copy.
With over 40 years of experience in the foam and soft furnishing trade, at Foam Superstore, we have a team of skilled band knife operators, upholsterers and tailors who can tackle any project. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you by producing the perfect cushions for your boat using the correct foam and fabric to help prolong the life of your boat furniture.
Posted: March 25, 2020
When you invest money in furnishing your home, you want quality furniture that’s not only stylish, but it’s also comfortable and lasts a long time. While a typical sofa is built to last between 7 and 15 years, its fibre-filled cushions tend to go lumpy and signs of wear and tear tend to appear long before then. When that happens, premium foam replacement cushions are an affordable solution to give your old sofa a brand-new look.
When you buy new foam sofa cushions from Foam Superstore, you want them to be comfortable and have a longer lifespan than your old fibre or feather-filled cushions. There are several things you can do to take care of your foam and to keep it firm and looking its best. Continue reading our blog to find three helpful tips on how to easily extend the life and comfort of your new cushions and protect the covers.
1. Add Dacron wrap to your sofa foam cushions
When choosing to upgrade your sofa cushions with Foam Superstore, you’ll be offered to choose extra add-ons and one of this comes in the form of Dacron wrap. Dacron is a synthetic polyester material, used for enhancing the fullness of your foam cushions for a more aesthetically pleasing luxurious finish and it will also help prolong the life of your foam.
It’s important to know that Dacron wrap is prone to becoming detached as it tends to rub against cushion covers, and adding stockinette along with the Dacron can prevent this from occurring.
2. Add a stockinette undercover to your foam cushions
Stockinette is an elasticized material, stretched over the top of your foam cushions. It not only makes it much easier to slide the foam in an out of your cushion covers, but it can also help reduce creasing of the fabric and prevent premature wear to both the foam infills and the covers.
Adding stockinette and Dacron to your foam cushions will create a barrier between the foam and the fabric which will reduce friction between the two materials and ensure your cushions retain their shape better and last longer.
3. Keep your foam cushions clean and dry
Vacuuming your fabric-covered sofas will help remove surface dust and dirt before it becomes embedded in the fibres. It also decreases cushion wear from the "sandpaper effect", which occurs from the friction between your body, dust and the fabric.
You can further protect your foam cushions using a silicone spray, which will also make it much easier to slide cushions covers over your foam. Silicone spray will add some waterproof properties to the foam and prevent the build-up of mould and bacteria caused by moisture.
Did you know that you can use our foam replacement cushions for much more than just updating the look of your sofa? We offer premium foam replacement cushions for a range of home and garden furniture, boats, caravans, campervans and much more. Speak to our team today to find out more!
Posted: March 23, 2020
From framing a stunning view to your garden or your home’s surroundings to providing a perfect spot to curl up with a book, window seats are becoming a favourite interior design project for many homeowners, looking to maximise the use of space in their properties.
Whether it's in front of a grand bay window or a smaller one, whether you’re building a new window seat or updating an old one, you need comfy new seat cushions. With a fantastic range of foam grades with different levels of firmness and comfort, you can trust Foam Superstore with all your replacement furniture cushions needs.
The benefits of bay windows seats
Bay windows seats can turn an awkward room corner into a practical and versatile space. You can use a bay windows seat to add extra seating to your living room, provide a cosy space to relax in your bedroom or it can be a wonderful storage solution in a smaller space.
Window seats are great! You can’t deny that there’s something quite therapeutic in gazing out of the window. Whether you’re staring at the sky, the beautiful nature surrounding your home, people-watching or simply taking the time to read a book, sitting by your window can be quite relaxing.
Ordering foam cushions for your window seats
At Foam Superstore, we offer a fully bespoke service and we can cut foam to practically any shape or size, meaning you can get foam cushions custom made to perfectly fit the space of your window seats.
What’s more, ordering foam cushions has never been easier! You can pick from an extensive selection of foam shapes or we can also accommodate any non-standard foam shapes. All you need to do is to either send us your existing window seat cushion covers or select 'custom shape' and send carefully drawn templates for us to copy.
We also offer a fast UK shipping, so you can have your new foam cushion inners delivered as soon as the next working day (please check out Foam Delivery page for more info).
Get new stylish cushion covers for your window seats
Have your windows seat cushion covers started to fade or have fallen a victim to wear and tear? If you are in desperate need to upgrade your cushions, you can create brand-new fabric covers to fit your window seat cushion infills with Foam’s Made to measure Box Seat Covers service! Choose from over 500 different fabrics and create the windows seats that perfectly match the rest of your home interior.
Posted: January 07, 2020
New Year, New CNC Cutting Machine to Increase Productivity and Keep Our Prices Low
With the festive season behind us, batteries have been refreshed and business is back to usual. And what a better way to start the year, than investing in a WinTech DOZ 500 computer-controlled cutting machine to further improve the service we offer to you. This fantastic new foam cutter will not only increase our productivity, but it will allow us to continue keeping our prices down by saving waste and automatically cutting as many identical shapes as possible from one piece of foam.
Using computer programming techniques, the WinTech DOZ 500 will allow us to create a product that meets your exact specifications, cutting any 2D shapes and an incredible variety of 3D shapes.
Ordering bespoke foam products from Foam Superstore has never been easier. You can email us a CAD drawing of the foam shape you require (preferably in the DXF file format) and we’ll take care of everything else. The fact that instructions come directly from a computer file will remove the need to draw a template or hand cut the foam - where errors can potentially creep in.
The state-of-the-art CNC cutting machine will help expand our service offer.
Need a unique 3D-shaped foam cut to size? Call our friendly team on 0191 2620769 today and we’d be more than happy to help you place your order.
- The 3D turntable with its vertical and horizontal blades will allow us to cut even more complex 3D foam shapes.
- The high-speed oscillating blades, that are only 3mm wide, can turn in place allowing for very fine cuts with a smooth precise finish.
- The centre guide for the blade allows the machine to know exactly where the blade is, which allows for a perfect cut.
Posted: December 17, 2019
It’s been another fantastic year at Foam Superstore, and we’d like to thank all our customers for choosing us as a trusted foam supplier and allowing us to grow. With the end of the year being right around the corner, we would like to take this opportunity to look back at 2019 and the great things that our loyal customers helped us achieve so far!
An important reminder about our last orders before Christmas
But first a quick reminder about when you can place your last orders before Christmas. We’ll be closed from 19th December until 6th January to give our hardworking team a well-needed break and to allow them to spend some quality time with their families over the festive period.
The cut-off point for all foam cut to size orders will be 18th December, and for our made to measure boxed seat covers it will be Friday, 13th December. However, we can still take orders online via the website and those will be dispatched after 6th January (note that box seat covers would require a 10-working day lead time).
What We’ve Been Up This Year
2019 has been a busy eventful year for Foam Superstore. From launching a new e-commerce website to expanding the range of the services and products we offer; we’ve taken big steps to ensure we always keep our clients happy and provide foam cut to size and replacement sofa cushion solutions for all your needs.
We launched a fantastic new website
At the end of this summer, we were excited to launch our new e-commerce platform with improved design and new features that added value to our customers’ shopping experience online. We wanted to make sure that we have a mobile-friendly easy-to-navigate website with a new look and feel, product filtering capabilities and updated product ordering functionality.
We continuously add more content on our website to equip you with all the knowledge you require to make better-informed buying decisions. We now also have a live chat function available during business hours to help answer any of your enquiries.
We’ve added more new products to our extensive range
Being a leading UK foam supplier, we take pride in everything we do, and we want to ensure our customers are always satisfied with the level of service we offer. For that reason, we have extended our product portfolio. As per your request, we’ve added new foam grades (including acoustic foam) and new fabrics (currently over 500 fabrics) to choose from. In the new year, we promise to continue working hard to bring you more of what you need.
We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you all for helping us make 2019 such an incredible year and we can’t wait to welcome you back in 2020!
Posted: December 17, 2019
Are you fed up with constantly having to fluff your furniture cushions in an attempt to regain their former shape? Fibre-filled sofa cushions can be an absolute nightmare to look after and they often sink and lose their original shape. But fear not! The good news is that foam replacement cushions are a great affordable way to give your old DFS sofa a brand-new look and restore the comfort of its seats.
Why use foam cushions for your old sofa?
While an average sofa should last between 7 and 15 years, cushions tend to go lumpy and signs of wear and tear tend to appear before then – especially when it's a sofa you use every day. Flat uncomfortable cushions are the first sign it’s time to reupholster your sofa.
You can use foam to refill all brands of sofa cushions including sofas purchased from DFS, Sofology, SCS, Furniture Village and many other furniture retailers. At Foam Superstore, we offer a bespoke service, allowing you to order sofa foam cut to any size and shape at the cheapest prices. Your new foam cushions will not only help increase the lifespan of your furniture, but they will also offer you a superior level of comfort.
A variety of foam grades to choose from
Our replacement foam cushions are available in a variety of foam grades to choose, offering different levels of density and firmness. We recommend that you use either Premium Blue Firm Foam or Luxury Reflex Grey Foam for your seat cushions, and Luxury Reflex Pink Foam or our Premium Blue Soft Foam for your back cushions.
How to order your DFS replacement sofa cushions
To order your replacement sofa cushion, visit our replacement sofa cushions page and follow these few simple steps. Pick a suitable cushion shape and a foam grade and specify your required dimensions. Make sure you also add Dacron Wrap and Stockinette to extend the life of your cushions and make it easier to slide to foam in.
If you have an awkwardly shaped cushion that is too hard to measure, you can mail us your existing covers, or if you are local to Newcastle, you can pop into our showroom and we’ll take of everything for you.
If you require any help, then don’t hesitate to get in touch! Call our friendly team on 0191 2620769 and we’ll be more than happy to assist you with all your sofa cushion replacement queries.
Posted: December 01, 2019
With the festive season just around the corner, there are no more excuses to keep postponing the Christmas preparations. It’s a good idea to first focus on your home and the room where you’ll be spending the most time, especially if you’re planning on hosting the Christmas dinner this year or any festive parties.
Make your living room feel warm and inviting
Start by updating soft furnishings like scatter cushions, blankets and rugs that will cosy up the living room. If your saggy sofa cushions have seen better days, treat your living room to a sofa that looks brand new. But before spending money on expensive new sofas, have you consider replacing the sofa cushion?
While new sofas may take weeks to be delivered to your home, Foam Superstore offers an incredible fast sofa foam refill service. We can provide you with bespoke replacement foam cushions for sofas, armchairs, window seats and other home furniture with the foam cut to any size and shape you require. You can have your comfy new furniture foam cushions delivered the next working day and if your cushion covers have suffered any wear and tear, you can benefit from our made to measure box seat cushion cover service with a 10-day turnaround. If you want your saggy sofa cushions fixed before Christmas, don’t leave it till the last minute!
Make your guest bedroom a homely space
In preparation for Christmas, it’s also time to make sure your guest bedroom is ready for all the expected and unexpected family visitors. Many of us only use the guest bedrooms a handful of times throughout the year and they often end up being crammed with piles of old clothes and mystery boxes. This creates a tired-looking room that doesn’t really match the festive atmosphere in the rest of your home. Mattresses and bedding can often be neglected too.
So, clear away any clutter and give the room a good clean. Inspect the mattress for lumps and bumps and, if needed, invest in an affordable foam mattress topper to provide your guests with a night of restful sleep. Don’t forget the little things - scented candles are another way to instantly lift the mood.
Get your home ready for Christmas early and create the warmest of welcomes for all your festive visitors. Make sure you check out our Furniture replacement cushions section to get your home cosier than ever this winter!
Posted: September 17, 2019
Made to measure box seat covers are a great way to update your worn-out seat cushions and give your furniture a brand-new fantastic look. Upholstered cushions can add depth and character to your home and perfectly complement your individual style. To create bespoke cushions that match your needs, this useful guide will help you choose the right cushion covers for your project.
Box seat cushions designed to your specifications
By adding unique tailor-made cushions to furniture, you can completely customise the look, feel and style of any item of furniture, from home and garden furniture to caravan and campervan seating, boat cushions, commercial furniture and much more.
To get the most out of any item of furniture, Foam Superstore’s box seat cushions are specifically designed to meet your individual needs and handcrafted to your specifications about custom size and shape.
All-around cushion replacement service
We have extensive experience in creating a range of cushions from a variety of different materials. We have an abundance of fabrics and colours to choose from and we can even make our bespoke covers from a fabric you send to us. What’s more, we also offer premium foam cut to size you can use to replace your cushion inners, allowing you to expand the lifespan of your cushions and enjoy greater comfort.
Choosing the right fabric for your cushion covers
A great place to start when ordering your made to measure cushions is by choosing suitable upholstery fabric for your project and that often depends on what the piece of furniture is and how often it is being used.
- Home furniture and accessories
You can use any of our fabrics for replacement cushions for your sofa, armchairs and any other home furniture.
- Garden furniture
Our Outdoor fabric range is the perfect choice for seat cushions for garden, patio and any other outdoor furniture. You can also use our upholstery faux leather, but these cushions must be stored away when you don’t use them.
- Caravans and Campervans
All our fabrics, except for the Outdoor fabric range, can be used to make your replacement caravan and campervan cushions.
You can choose any of our fabrics when ordering bespoke box seat cushions for your boat, yacht or cruise ship.
Our faux leather range is most preferred by our clients for all their wheelchair replacement cushions needs.
With over 500 fabrics instore, you’re bound to find the cover that’s right for you at an affordable price and fantastic quality. We have a dedicated team that is more than happy to help with any of your queries and you are welcome to order free fabric samples to help you decide.
With Foam Superstore’s tailored approach, you can have cushion inners and covers designed to your exact specification, handmade by our experienced team and delivered straight to your door. Discover more about our box seat covers.
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Posted: September 09, 2019
Due to increasing demand in our services, we have added even more foam grades to our fantastic range to ensure we can meet all your requirements. Whether you are looking to replace your old saggy sofa cushions, or you require foam for your craft project, discover all our foam grades.
To help you choose the most suitable grade for your needs, we’ve put together this handy guide to give you more information on our foam grades and their intended uses.
Premium Blue Firm Foam (Grade 39)
Our Premium Blue Firm Foam is a high-density foam. You can use this foam to replace your old worn-out sofa seat cushions with new very firm cushions. Our Premium Blue Firm Foam would also be a great choice for replacement cushions for boats, caravan and campervans, window seats, dining pads and other upholstery repairs.
Luxury Reflex Grey Foam (Grade 40)
Our Luxury Reflex Grey Foam is a premium high-density foam. Due to its bounce-back touch, this foam grade is the ideal solution for replacement sofa seat cushions, allowing you to enjoy greater comfort and resistance.
Premium Soft Blue Foam (Grade 30)
Our Premium Soft Blue Foam is a very soft foam. This foam grade can be used for back sofa cushions and soft mattress toppers. Due to its softness, this foam is not suitable for any seating application.
Budget Blue Foam (Grade 33)
Our Budget Blue Foam is an affordable high-density foam grade. It’s a very popular firm foam that our customers use to update their dining pads, garden furniture, window seats, caravan seating and for other upholstery repairs. If you require foam for high-use items, choose our Premium Blue Foam instead.
6lb Recon Foam
Our 6lb Recon Foam is a very firm grade, that we often recommend for hard-wearing seats. Due to its enhanced durability, the 6lb Recon Foam is perfect to use for bar and pub seating, bus seating, church kneelers, gym mats and other hard-wearing commercial furniture.
Luxury Reflex Pink Foam
Our new Luxury Reflex Pink Foam is a premium high-density soft foam. Due to its softness, the Luxury Reflex Pink Foam is mostly used for replacing fibre-filled and foam-filled sofa back cushions.
Our White Foam is an affordable craft foam. This foam grade is most suitable for crafts projects, upholstery repairs, headboards and so much more. We don’t recommend that you use this grade for updating any seat cushions.
Dark Grey Acoustic Foam
Our Dark Grey Acoustic Foam is a great way to reduce reverberation, reflections and flutter echoes and soundproof a room. You can use our acoustic foam in studios, home theatres, music rooms, cinemas and any other rooms that require improved acoustics.
Our Memory Foam is a premium foam, mostly used for mattresses. A memory foam mattress moulds itself to the contours of your body, providing greater comfort and excellent support. Our memory foam can also be used for mattress toppers, pillows, boat and caravan mattresses, wheelchair cushions and much more.Looking to find out more information about our foam grades and their suitability? Contact our friendly team today to discuss your foam needs.
Posted: August 27, 2019
Did you know that on average we spend around 17 years of our lives sitting on a sofa? You don’t really want to spend most of that time struggling to find a comfortable spot on an old sofa that has become saggy and has lost its original appeal. But before you rush off to spend money on a new expensive sofa, have you considered replacing your sofa cushions?
There is no need to replace your whole sofa when the cushions go flat. Sofa cushion refilling offers a cost-effective way to bring comfort, style and life back to your old couch, allowing you to save time and money.
You probably spent hours, if not days, visiting furniture shops or searching online for a sofa that not only you like, but one that perfectly matches your home interior. Replacing your sofa seat cushions will save you the time and stress of having to go through that same process once again.
Why foam is the best sofa cushions filling?
Feathers and down have been one the oldest type of sofa cushion filling and a popular choice for people who are looking for super soft furniture pieces. The downside of choosing this form of seat filling is that that cushions often get lumpy over time, feathers don’t usually dry properly if they get wet and they often require a foam core for added firmness.
Nowadays, many furniture manufacturers choose to fill their settees with polyester fiberfill, because it’s a cheaper material, allowing to cut production costs down. However, these sofa cushions only offer minimal comfort as they quickly begin to lose their shape and sag after regular use.
Foam cushions are becoming more popular than ever, lasting much longer than both feather and fiberfill cushions and they come in a variety of densities. High-resilient density foam has been found to be more resistant to wear and sagging, significantly increasing the lifespan of a couch. Foam eliminates the need to constantly plump the cushions and offers a superior level of comfort and support whilst sitting.
Why buy sofa cushion foam from Foam Superstore?
A good quality sofa is worth the investment, but the reality is that the quality of sofas today is not what it used to be. Due to the constant demand for cheaper products, the quality has unfortunately suffered from a lot of manufacturers choosing to use cheaper materials.
If your sofa is in desperate need of an upgrade, make the smart decision and invest in the Foam Superstore’s sofa seat refill service. With competitive pricing and high-quality foam cut to the exact size of your cushion covers, replacing your sofa seats has never been easier.
Keen to learn more? Contact our friendly team today and we’ll be more than happy to answer any of your queries.
Posted: August 27, 2019
As sustainability continues to be a hot topic, the upcycling trend is now sweeping the nation. Homeowners are looking to brighten up their décor by choosing to upcycle their existing furniture pieces or turning unwanted items into unique new stylish pieces for a fraction of the price of buying new furniture. Pallet furniture with made to measure foam cushions is a prime example of this new home interior design trend, that also allows for total creative flexibility.
Why is pallet furniture so popular?
Upcycling pallets has grabbed the interest of many people for many different reasons. Some are environmentally conscious and looking for more sustainable ways of living, others have limited budgets and look for cheaper alternatives to help update their décor, and then you have the people who just love DIY ideas and want to showcase their talent and creativity.
Why use made to measure foam box seats for your pallet furniture?
Upcycling is a great way to make use of old unwanted objects and building a pallet sofa doesn’t require much effort. All you need is to get some old wooden pallets, give them some TLC and cover them with foam cushions to create a stylish new furniture piece, that can be a focal point in your home or your garden.
With made to measure box cushions, you can create fully bespoke pallet furniture seats with a custom cover and a choice of foam fillings. You can choose from a great range of foam grades and density and cover fabrics to create pallet cushions that suit your comfort needs. Using our foam cut to size service will ensure your new seat cushions also perfectly fit your pallet furniture to enhance its overall finish.
Made to measure box seats from Foam Superstore
Placing an order for made to measure box seats with Foam Superstore is an easy process, you can complete in just three simple steps:
- First, choose a shape for your pallet seats.
- Then, put your required measurements.
- And finally, choose your most preferred foam grade.
If you’re unsure of what’s the most suitable foam grade for your pallet furniture, check out our blog on foam grades and their uses.
What else can you use the Foam’s made to measure box seats for?
The made to measure box seats from Foam Superstore are a versatile product that can be used for so much more than just pallet furniture. With foam cut to size and shape and custom covers, you can use our bespoke service to update the look of your sofa seat cushions, window seats, garden furniture, boat covers, campervan and wheelchair seating, and much more. Need advice? Don't hesitate to contact one of our team today.
Posted: July 30, 2019
Posted: July 29, 2019
Posted: July 22, 2019
Posted: July 13, 2019
Has the dream sofa you bought a few years ago already lost its shape and visual appeal?
Replacing your cushion foam is the ideal cost-effective solution to give your sofa a second chance. It will bring back its original style and comfort for years to come.
When substituting your cushion’s old inners with new foam cut to size, it’s important to get the right measurement. This will ensure sofa seats maintain their best shape over time.
If you are looking to get replacement foam, here is an easy guide on how to accurately measure your sofa seat cushions to get the best results.
So how to accurately measure your seat cushions?
In order to get an accurate quote for your foam refill, you need to get the right length, width and depth measurements for your cushions.
It’s always best to measure cushions sizes from the existing covers. Don’t just simply measure the old foam that has changed shape, and possibly even size over time.
2. Remember to measure both the front and the back of each cover as some cushions’ forms may vary in width front to back.
- Pull the seat cover and measure it from corner to corner along the seam to get the best fit.
3. Measure the depth of a cushion, seam to seam as well. If your cushion has a piped edge cover, measure between the piping Also, remember to add 1" extra to the depth to ensure the cushion is properly filled out and doesn't look flat
4. Never measure across the middle of a cushion as it may have a dented top which could affect your overall measurements.For example, the depth border of this cushion cover measures 5", which means that you would need 6" of foam to fill up the cushions.
Measure a seat cushion with an app
You’ve misplaced your tape measure since the last time you used it? That’s not a problem. There is a mobile app that can help you measure the size of your cushion seats.
For instance, iPhone users can use the pre-installed “Measure” augmented reality app to quickly and easily measure their cushion’s dimensions. Google also offers a similar app for Android users.
To measure your cushions, simply open the app, point your camera towards your cushions and select two points to measure the distance in-between.
Got your seat cushion measurements ready? Now, all you’ll have to do is pick the right foam shape and grade and let Foam Superstore make replacing your sofa seats a quick and satisfying experience.
If you have any questions or would like to place an order, get in touch with a member of our team, who would be happy to help with any of your queries.
Posted: July 13, 2019
With the wide range of foam products and suppliers out there, it might be tricky to choose the right foam type for your upholstery project, especially if you are not familiar with terms like foam grades and density.
To make it all easier, we’ve put together a brief guide to foam grades and their intended uses to help you pick the right foam for the job.
Posted: June 11, 2019
Posted: March 14, 2019
We are delighted to be running a Facebook competition where we are giving away a free sofa cushion refill. The competition is now open and closes on 28 March at 5pm. After the closing date, the winner will be randomly selected and notified through a DM on Facebook. The winners will then need to visit the Foam Superstore office to get their cushions refilled.
Posted: February 19, 2019
Wondering how it all works? Here’s a step-by-step guide to our sofa seat replacement service:
1. Measure your cushions
In order to provide you with an accurate quote for your sofa seat refill, it’s important that you provide us with the right length, width and depth measurements for your cushions. You also need to remember to add 1" extra to the depth to ensure the cushion is filled out way better. You also need to add a Dacron wadding wrap to help protect the foam and prolong the life of your sofa cushions and a stockinette that will help insert the foam into your cushion covers.
Don’t have a tape measure handy? No problem! iPhone users can use the pre-installed “Measure” app to accurately measure their cushion’s dimensions. Google offers a similar app for Android users.
To measure your cushions, simply open the app, point your camera towards your cushions and select two points to measure the distance in-between. These mobile phone apps are quick and easy to use, meaning you can request an accurate quote for your cushion refills within seconds.
2. Request a free quote
Contact Foam Superstore on Facebook messenger, telephone, or via email to place your order. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to arrange drop-off or pick-up.
3. Arrange a pick-up, or come see us in our store
Once you’re happy to go ahead, it’s time to send off your cushions for foam replacement. If you live in or around Newcastle Upon Tyne, you can visit our factory to receive 20% off your foam refill, or utilise our handy home pick-up and delivery service – free of charge!
Are you based outside of North East England? That’s not a problem either. Talk to us about arranging a convenient pick-up and delivery service by courier.
4. We work our foam magic
We’ll get to work right away once we’ve received your cushions, re-stuffing the covers with high-quality foam. We aim to complete your order within 2 days of delivery, making ensure that you can start enjoying your refurbished sofa cushions as soon as possible.
Once your cushions have been refilled, you can pick them up, or we’ll deliver them straight back to your home. Now, all that’s left to do is place your cushions straight back on your sofa and start enjoying those cosy new cushions!
At Foam Superstore, we make replacing your sofa seat cushion foams as quick and convenient as possible. If you have any questions or would like to place an order, get in touch with a member of our friendly team, who would be happy to help with your query.