Ensuring Quality Comfort in Your Seat Cushions

Ensuring-Quality-Comfort-in-Your-Seat-CushionsWritten by: The Foam Factory

There are a variety of factors and values that you should pay attention to when shopping for a new foam seat for your sofa or couch. These values determine how comfortable you’ll be sitting down, how long it’ll last, and the amount of firmness provided. Here are some helpful tips that will help you understand what you should be looking for.

Personal Preferences

First, you need to know what your personal preferences are. Do you want your couch to be firm or soft? Do you want it to sink easily? Or maybe you want to rid of your back aches by providing a more stiff backing.


Indentation Load Deflection (ILD) determines how firm the seat foam will be. If you want a more firm seat, look into getting a higher ILD rating. Same goes for the opposite as well.

Test the Comfort Level

If you get the chance to visit a specialty store that sells couch cushions, be sure that you take a look at all of the numerical values such as ILD, density, and weight to determine which type of seat will provide you with the most amount of comfort available. Also, take the time to sit on them as well. Feel how stiff or soft they are, and the amount of time it takes for it to sink in. Note that a couch that has extremely soft couch seats could harm your back over time due to the positioning that it will leave you in. Foam replacement is an easy and rewarding process that should be taken care of as soon as your seats feel like they are giving away.