Selecting a foam for sofa and seat cushions

Choosing the right Foam for your Sofa & Foam density explained

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Selecting a foam for sofa and seat cushions

Foam For Cushions

Choosing the right foam for your cushions can seem like a difficult decision if you're not familiar with foam types. It helps to think about the type of look and feel you want to achieve. Think about your sofa cushions, do you like them firm, plump, full or softer and more relaxed.

You may be fed up of reshaping and plumping your cushions if they are made from hollowfibre or feathers. New sofa cushions made using hollowfibre can often lose their shape quite quickly and become lumpy and uncomfortable. Replacing these fillings with foam will transform their appearance. Foam cushions are known for their longer lasting ability to hold shape and are the recommended choice for sofa and seat cushions. There are a variety of different foam grades available (also known as density) ranging from high quality Reflex foam with a high density, to memory foam right through to more economical foam.

Replacing worn out sofa cushions can make a big difference to your furniture. We’ve been providing made to measure foam cushions across the UK since 1997 and are here to offer advice and recommendations on the best grade of foam to suit your needs and individual re-upholstery project. We can supply foam for cushions in any shape and size from standard sizes to the very unusual.

To help larger framed individuals we can laminate foam to provide greater support. Call Jo for a friendly chat, Jo's experience will help you decide if you may need this type of foam. Tel 08009150998 or 07970448818

All of our flame retardant foams conform to ‘The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) regulations 1988’ Act. If you require a Certificate for rental properties we are happy to supply one.

Once you have chosen what foam you require for your cushions, you can proceed to measuring your cushion covers and placing your order.

What Type of Foam to Choose For Your Cushions & Seats

Luxury Medium Soft Foam ideal for renewing sofas and chair cushions

Luxury Medium Soft Foam - Highly Recommended

Ideal for seat cushions on sofas and armchairs, luxurious caravan and boat cushions and mattresses

High density Reflex foam has a soft to medium feel with the ability to keep its bounce and shape for years. It offers support and comfort and is a good choice when replacing hollow fibre or feather cushions for a medium to soft seat.

When ordering we recommend adding 1” onto your depth measurement to give a plumper appearance.

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size

Luxury Medium Firm Upholstery Foam for firmer cushions

Luxury Medium Firm Foam - Best Seller

Ideal for seat cushions on sofas and armchairs, luxurious caravan and boat cushions and mattresses

High density Reflex foam with a medium to firm feel, ideal if you are looking for a more firm support. Great rebound quality.

We recommend adding an additional 1" to your depth measurement when ordering to create a plumper appearance.

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size

Standard Medium Upholstery Foam ideal for sofa cushions

Standard Medium Foam

The ideal foam for chairs, sofas and general use.

This foam is ideal for providing a comfortable cushion at a more economical cost. Not quite as long lasting as the bestselling Reflex foam it is still a great choice for re-upholstering your sofa or chairs to extend their lifetime.

We advise adding 1" to your depth measurement when ordering this foam type.

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size

Standard Firm Upholstery Foam for a firm feeling chair cushion

Standard Firm Foam

Ideal for dining chairs and window seats

Denser foam that is a great choice for those on a budget preferring a firm feel.

As with the foam types above we recommend ordering an additional 1" deeper than your measurement.

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size

Laminated Memory Foam

Laminated Memory Foam

Great for sofa and armchair cushions as well as caravans, motor homes and boats

The ultimate in luxury this is memory foam laminated on to a supportive Reflex base foam (soft or firm depending on your choice). Any memory foam needs a supportive base to prevent you sinking too deeply into the foam, with a layer of 5cm (2") over reflex foam gives your cushions a total depth of 5.5" - 6" or above giving incredible comfort and shape.

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size

Sandwiched foam for greater support and less sag

Sandwiched Foam

Ideal for heavier individuals looking for quality support and a firm seat cushion.

For well built individuals we recommend choosing a seat cushion that provides extra support and retain its shape over time. Sandwiched foam is any foam choice laminated together. A popular choice is a layer of firm chip foam in the centre with Luxury Medium Firm foam either side of it.

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size

Memory Foam cushion replacements contours to your body

Memory Foam

The perfect choice for mattresses, toppers, dog beds and pillows.

Memory foam cushion replacements provide pressure relief as the foam molds to body contours, providing support to your individual body shape. We offer either a 60 density foam or a 40 density for a softer feel.

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size

Luxury Back Foam maintains shape longer

Luxury Back Foam

The best choice for chair and sofa cushions

The best in its class for providing luxurious comfort and shape consistency. Sofa and chair back cushions will never have felt or looked so good.

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size

Chip Foam – Very firm foam for harder based cushions

Chip Foam

Firm foam for pub seating or sandwiched effects providing harder and sag resilient effects.

Very firm high density foam, made of strongly bonded foam chips. Usually used as a base layer for heavy use or used as a centre layer surrounded by better quality softer foams in Sandwiched effects.

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size

The Finishing Touches for Perfect Foam Cushions

Dacron Wrap provides a plumper appearance to sofa and seat cushions

Dacron Wrap

To get the perfect finish for your new foam cushions we highly recommend a wrap of polyester Dacron to give the cushions a softer edge and plumper appearance

Stockinette Wrap makes foam positioning into cushion easier

Stockinette Wrap

Stockinette or netting is recommended and is always used if using Dacron wrap. Stockinette makes the foam insert much easier to insert back into your cushion covers providing a barrier between the foam and the cover that can sometimes grip to each other.

Ready to order your new Foam Cushions?

Now measure your cushions and have the Foam Cut to Size


"Thought my sofa was ready for the scrap heap, but thanks to your great advice and recommendations replacing the cushions with new luxury foam has given them a whole new life. Everyone thinks I've brought the exact same sofa as new"

B. Penny