Sofa cushions can go flat over time. This can be for a number of reasons. This article explores why they go flat, how to plump up your sofa cushions, the best type of sofa filling and the benefits of sofa cushion refilling.
Why do sofa cushions go flat?
- The filling is of poor quality for long term use. Feather and poly fibre fillings often need plumping. If you are buying a new sofa consider a foam filling which lasts longer and does not need constant plumping up. If you love your suite you can also have your sofa cushions refilled with a foam density of your choice.
- The fabric that makes up the cover can stretch (seen often in leather) making the covers looser looking and hence saggy.
How do I make my sofa cushions fluffy/plump again?
- Fluff them up every day. This is a tiring process but gets the job done. Lift the individual cushions up on their side. Beat cushion hard with a flat hand.
- Turn and rearrange cushions regularly. This creates even wear on the fabric and filling.
- Get your sofa cushions refilled with a foam density of your choice. Foam does not need daily beating.
What is the best sofa cushion filling?
Foam. Hand's down. It is the most supportive and does not need fluffing up. The lifespan of a foam cushion is vastly longer than a feather or fibre cushion.
What are the benefits of foam for sofa cushion refilling?
- Foam holds it's shape. It has structure to it meaning when you stand up it springs back to it's original shape.
- Better for bad backs; because you can select foam firmness you can opt for a more supportive foam which allows you to sit evenly and get up easier.
- Refilling your sofa with foam is cheaper than buying a new one and stops it from going to landfill unnecessarily.