Common Mistakes When Purchasing Sofa Foam

Common-Mistakes-When-Purchasing-Sofa-FoamWritten by The Foam Factory, Inc.


Finding the right foam for a sofa seat replacement can be challenging. If you have never shopped for couch foam before, it’s easy to get the wrong thing. Here are a few of the most common mistakes than people make when they are shopping for new foam as a replacement in their sofas:


Getting the Wrong Density: One of the best ways to determine if a foam is the right choice for sofa seat cushions is to review its Indentation Load Deflection (ILD), which is an industry-standard measurement of its density. Selecting a foam that is not dense enough for your use will mean that it will compress more than is comfortable. For seat cushions, you typically want a seat cushion with an ILD of 25-35.


Not Buying Enough Foam: It might seem like a basic thing, but many people wind up buying less foam than they need for their sofa foam replacement. This can happen for several reasons such as not measuring the cushion correctly or forgetting to purchase foam pieces with a little bit of allowance on all sides so that it fits snugly in the cushion.


Selecting the Wrong Type of Foam: Certain foams are made for certain tasks, so you want to make sure that you purchase a foam that is appropriate for your use. For example, if you are looking for a replacement sofa cushion, you may not want sofa foam that is intended for marine use. However, this would be a great choice if you need to replace the foam in the seats on a fishing boat.


The Foam Factory, Inc. has more than 30 years of experience in providing foam to residential and commercial customers around the United States. They have a wide range of products for sale made at their large facility in Michigan.