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Sagging Sofa Cushions? Fix Them With New Foam Cushions

Fix Sagging Sofa Cushion

Do you own a sagging sofa? Are you fed up with constantly plumping up the cushions? GB Foam Direct can help!

The average sofa is said to last approximately seven years. However, this can vary significantly depending on the quality of your sofa cushions. Many people come to us seeking help because their sofas have become uncomfortable and unsightly, just months after purchasing them.

If you’ve got a sagging sofa, it doesn’t mean that it’s destined for the skip. Chances are it’s just the cushions that need upgrading; so why not replace your sagging sofa cushions with new foam cushions from GB Foam Direct?

Fix it Today! Select Sofa Cushion Shape:

We have a total of 25 templates for you to choose from. Above, you will find some of the most common shapes for seating applications.

The last template “Custom Shape Foam” is a unique option that will enable you to upload your own template for us to work from. Alternately, you can mark the designated box at the checkout and send a physical template to us in the post.

You should choose the custom shape if none of the other templates match your required shape. To order, you will need to input the maximum length, width and height of your shape.

You can see our full collection of templates over on our homepage.

I’ve Just Bought a New Sofa, Will It Become A Sagging Sofa?

Depending on the quality of your sofa cushions, you could be the displeased owner of a sagging sofa, sooner than you may think.

Some sofa manufacturers use cheaper filling materials in their sofa cushions. This is for a number of reasons, however, it sometimes comes down to a practice called planned obsolescence. You may not have ever heard of planned obsolescence, or know what it means, but chances are you’ve been the victim of it on more than one occasion.

Planned obsolescence is the practice of designing products with shorter lifespans than would be considered normal. The more manufacturers that release products using inferior materials, the more we as a society lower our expectations surrounding product lifespan.

Ever wondered why some products, manufactured years ago, seem to last longer? All the while, you can’t seem to find a toaster that lasts as long as you’d want it to? It’s not your imagination, it’s because many older products used better quality materials.

Inferior materials can help to save on manufacturing costs and can limit the lifespan of a product. This is a win, win situation for some manufacturers. They save money on cheaper materials that fail on you faster, increasing the possibility of you repeat purchasing.

Of course, you wouldn’t be happy if a product such as a kettle failed you after a couple of weeks. But would you feel the same if you had a couple of years of use out of it? If the performance was good whilst it worked, some people will simply opt to repurchase the same model. But the reality is, a well-made kettle has the potential to last decades, you just need the right materials. The same principle applies to sofa cushions.

How Can I Fix or Prevent A Sagging Sofa?

Want to prevent a sagging sofa? The first thing you need to do is check what your sofa cushions are made out of.

Take the cushions off of your sofa and open up the zip. If you can’t find a way to easily open your cushion covers, you may need the help of a professional upholsterer to replace your cushions.

After opening the covers, if you find that your sofa cushions are filled with a fibrous material, then a sagging sofa could be coming your way.

Similarly, feathers, although considered luxury, can still become flat over time. Not all feather cushions are made the same. Some are filled only with feathers, some include a mix of down and feathers and the most expensive kind can be filled exclusively with down. If you find feathers in your cushion, you may also find that it has a foam core.

If you happen to find that your sofa cushion covers are filled only with foam, that’s a better sign. They may also be wrapped with Dacron and covered in stockinette. With this said, finding you have foam cushions, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re using the best foam.

If you truly want to prevent a case of sagging sofa cushions, you should consider upgrading them. We only stock high-quality foam grades at GB Foam Direct. Our products are manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 quality standards and our foams exceed UK Fire safety regulations.

Our UK factory is fully equipped with some of the latest and most advanced foam cutting machinery; we can cut foam to practically any size or shape you need.

Choosing the Right Seat Cushion Foam

There are plenty of different types of foam out there, so it can sometimes be confusing when deciding which is right for your sofa. Thankfully, we’re here to help make the decision easier.

If you want our personal recommendation, we advise you to choose a firm foam for seat cushions that are 1″ – 4″ in thickness. If your seat cushion exceeds 4″ we would suggest that you choose a medium foam. We don’t ever recommend soft foams for seat cushions but do suggest they are used for back cushions.

Our luxury sofa grades are designed to last even longer than our average grades, it’s always best to choose luxury if you want the most out of your sofa.

Remember though, these are just our suggestions, if you’re unsure which type of foam will be right for you, please feel free to contact us directly. Our team of experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our products and foam cutting service.

Step by Step Guide to Fix Saggy Sofa Cushions

  1. Remove your cushion from the sofa.
  2. Locate the zip and unfasten.
  3. Remove cushion filling.
  4. Measure cushion covers for a new foam filling. For instructions, see our measuring guide
  5. Order new foam cut to size. We recommend including Dacron & stockinette.
  6. Replace your old cushion filling with your new high-density foam.
  7. Place your refilled cushions back on your couch and enjoy!

Ordering New Cushions For Your Sagging Sofa

It’s easy to purchase replacement sofa cushions for your sagging couch. All you need to do is visit our replacement sofa cushions page. Here, you’ll be asked to follow five simple steps, starting with selecting your foam shape and ending with finalising your order for delivery.

We’re the UK’s fastest online foam supplier, offering a next working day delivery service! Place your order before 11:00 AM Monday -Thursday and we’ll ship your foam for delivery the next day.

Don’t settle for a sagging sofa, upgrade your cushions today with GB Foam Direct!

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