How to prolong the life of your foam sofa cushions

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!