Why Add Dacron & Stockinette To Replacement Sofa Foam Cushions?
Use Both Dacron & Stockinette On Your Sofa Foam!
Both dacron and stockinette go hand in hand, together. Whilst dacron helps to provide you with a fuller and firmer feeling cushion, stockinette stops it from breaking down. Dacron is great for enhancing the fullness of your replacement cushions. However, it is prone to becoming detached. Dacron is fitted to both the top and bottom of foam cushions and can have a tendency to rub against cushion covers. By fitting stockinette in conjunction with dacron, you can prevent this from occurring. With this considered, GB Foam Direct recommends that both are fitted when choosing foam cushion additions.
What is Dacron?
When choosing to upgrade your cushions with GB Foam Direct, you’ll be offered the chance to choose extra add-ons. These come in the form of adding either dacron or stockinette, or both to your order. But what is dacron you ask? It’s made from a synthetic polyester and boasts strong, elasticated properties. You may or may not know it by its other names – Terylene, Kodel, Polywrap, Holfil, Cushion Wrap or Fiberfill. Whether you’ve heard of it before or not, it’s important to understand how this material can further upgrade your cushions. At GB Foam, we bond dacron to the surface of your replacement foam cushions as an extra. This in turn helps to prevent cushion cover sag, thus giving them a crisper look and feel.
What is Stockinette?
Stockinette is placed over the top of cushions in order to make them easier to fit into covers. They also promote great advantages when used in conjunction with dacron. Stockinette helps prevent premature dacron breakdown when rubbing against cushion covers. Stockinette acts as a supportive barrier between your cushion foam and cover fabric. It prevents the cushion foam from sliding around inside covers those creating more cushion support and promoting less sag.
Stockinette has elasticated properties which makes it perfect for stretching over the top of foam cushions. It’s unique, machine-stitched design helps to generate friction on the inside whilst promoting glide on the outside. This means that your foam cushions are held in place, whilst still making it easy for you to insert and remove your cushions.
Adding Dacron and Stockinette to Your Replacement Sofa Cushions
If you want to add these two extras to your replacement cushion order, it’s easy to with GB Foam Direct! All you need to do is follow the five simple steps as outlined on our Foam Cut to Size Page.
Step one involves selecting the right foam shape for you. You can choose from our extensive range of shapes, or alternatively select a custom shape.
Secondly, you’ll need to measure your original cushions and input them onto our website.
Next, you’ll have to select a foam type. Memory foam is a firm favourite for replacement cushions.
Finally, you can choose to include add-ons to your order. As we mentioned, GB Foam recommends to include both add-ons with your purchase.
Once you’ve completed this, all you need to do is place your order. Don’t forget that all orders made before 11:30 am are shipped for next day delivery!