How To Easily Purchase and Fit New Sofa Cushions
Is your sofa a shell of its former self? Has it begun to sag and droop? Is it nowhere near as comfortable as it once was? It seems as if you need some new sofa cushions.
Here at GB Foam Direct, we specialise in foam cut to size and can provide you with brand new sofa cushions in practically no time at all.
Before You Order Your New Sofa Cushions
It’s easy to purchase cushion foam directly from us. All you need to do is follow the five simple steps as outlined on our foam cut to size page.
Before you begin, remove the current filling from your existing cushion covers. The covers will act as a measurement guide for ordering your new cushions.
Grab a tape measure and measure the length, width, and height of the sofa cushion covers. For the best fit, try to make sure that these measurements are as accurate as possible. Remember to note down these measurements somewhere as you’ll need them later on.
If you’re unsure about taking measurements, use this guide on how to measure foam cushions for your sofa.
Purchasing Foam From GB Foam Direct
Our five steps to ordering brand new cushions couldn’t be easier.
Step 1 involves selecting the right template to suit your needs. We have a total of 24 templates to choose from as well as a custom template to create unique shapes.
For step 2, you’ll need to input the measurements that you took earlier. Input your measurements using mm, cm or inches depending on your preference.
Next, you’ll need to choose your foam type. We work with a multitude of different foam types ranging from memory foam to reticulated foam. For sofa cushions, we’d recommend a high-density sofa foam grade.
After you’ve chosen the perfect foam type, you’ll need to select whether you require add-ons. Add-ons such as stockinette and dacron, make it easier to fit and remove your sofa cushions into covers and adds loft to your cushions.
Finally, all you’ll need to do is place your order. Try to place your order before 11:00 am between Monday and Thursday. This way we’ll dispatch your it for delivery on the next working day.
Fitting Your New Sofa Cushions
Due to the friction generated by foam and sofa cushion covers, it can sometimes be tricky to easily replace cushion covers. As such, we strongly recommend that you choose to include dacron and stockinette with your order. This will make the process much easier.
Stockinette allows for improved glide when inserting your new sofa cushions into their covers, whilst dacron adds loft to your cushions, creating a fuller look. Being able to easily insert and remove your cushions from covers, makes it much easier to keep your sofa clean.
We find it easiest to turn cushions onto their side when refitting the cover. Try to make sure that the seam and the welt are lined up correctly, then pull it over one corner. Once that corner is fitted, turn your cushion onto its other side and repeat the process. Once the cover is on both corners, simply pull it over the rest of the sofa cushion and fasten it securely.
An Extra Tip To Fit Your Cushions Into Covers
If you find that you’re still struggling to fit your new foam cushions into the covers, give this a go.
All you’ll need is a vacuum cleaner with a nozzle and a black bin liner. Upholsterers have been using this trick for ages, with silk film, however, a black plastic bag will work just as well. Before starting, ensure that there are no holes in your bin liner.
What you’ll need to do is place your new sofa cushions inside the black bag and bunch the end. Place your vacuum cleaner nozzle into the bunched end and switch it on. If done correctly, the foam cushion should begin to shrink. Once it has shrunk down fully, place it inside your cushion cover and then switch off and remove the vacuum nozzle.
What you’ll find is that your new sofa cushion will begin to expand inside the cover. Now all you need to do is tear away the bag, making sure there is no excess left inside. After this, simply fasten the cushion cover.
That’s it! Congratulations on easily purchasing and fitting your new sofa cushions from GB Foam Direct.
New Year, New Sofa Cushions
From mid-afternoon naps to the 34th showing of Miracle on 34th Street, your sofa cushions likely saw a lot of action through the Christmas holiday. But it’s the new year now and for many, which means it’s time for a change.
If you’re looking to make a difference in 2019, why not start as you mean to go on? By purchasing a set of new sofa cushions from GB Foam Direct, one small change could lead to much greater things.
Save Money with New Sofa Cushions
Did you know that approximately 37% of our new year’s resolutions involving saving money? Perhaps you plan on saving for a deposit on a house or aim to finally see the Northern Lights. Whatever your reasons are, we sincerely hope that you achieve your goals.
If your sofa cushions are beginning to sag, there’s no need to spend a fortune buying a brand-new sofa. You’ll be amazed at how often people prematurely dispose of their old sofas for a new one. Unfortunately, some sofa manufacturers use inferior padding within their cushion which over time will begin to sag. The most cost-effective solution to fix this is to buy a set of new foam cushions here at GB Foam Direct.
We’ve not been saving this year. In fact, in 2018 alone, we invested £100,000 into securing the most advanced foam cutting machinery. Because of this, we can cut foam to practically any shape or size in no time at all. We offer a next day delivery service on orders placed before 11:00 AM Monday to Thursday! Before you know it, your sofa cushion woes will be a thing of the past.
Why Buy New Sofa Cushions at GB Foam Direct?
It’s quick and simple to buy cushion foam from GB Foam Direct. Whether you’ve got a standard size sofa or something a bit more obscure, we can provide bespoke new sofa cushions made to the highest standard.
All our foam products are created within our factory here in the UK. We adhere only to strict ISO 9001 quality control standards meaning you can rest assured that you’re buying the very best.
What’s more, our foam not only meets UK fire safety standards, it exceeds them; your safety is our priority.
Ordering From GB Foam Direct
It takes just 5 simple steps to place an order with us. All you need to do is select from our wide variety of foam shape templates. There’s even a custom option if you can’t find one to suit you.
Next, you need to input your required measurements. You can use your existing sofa cushion covers as a guide.
Once you’ve input your required measurements you’ll need to select which foam you’d like your cushions to be made of. If you are unsure of which foam to choose, use our handy drop-down menu. This will make suggestions based on the type of product you are ordering.
Once you’ve chosen your foam, you’ll be asked if you’d like to include dacron and stockinette. Dacron helps to give your cushions more loft. Meanwhile, stockinette will aid you when putting your current cushion covers onto your new foam cushions.
Once you’ve made your decisions all that’s left for you to do is place your order then sit back and relax. We’ll get to work on making your new sofa cushions and you can get to work on the rest of your new year’s resolutions.