Three Steps for Measuring Custom Replacement Foam

August 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Three Steps for Measuring Custom Replacement Foam 

Three-Steps-for-Measuring-Custom-Replacement-FoamWritten by Carlo Badalamenti

The Internet has made it easier than ever to quickly get replacement foam for your couches and chairs. All you need to do is send in the correct measurements to a leading site and you’ll receive your new foam within a short period of time. This means that you have to know how to properly measure the foam to make sure that it will fit your seat cushions. Here are three tips to make sure you get the job done right:

Measure the cushion without the foam. It’s important that you take the foam out of the cushion to get the most accurate measurements. Measure the width and height of the cushion from side to side at any point where the cushion has an angle.

Sketch the measurements with the correct dimensions. When you are measuring and writing down dimensions, it’s easy to get confused about which measurement goes in the right place. You can eliminate the potential for mistakes by making a sketch of your custom cushion replacement before you start measuring. After you do this, you can write the dimensions down where they belong.

Get the proper measurements. One issue that can lead to people getting the wrong measurements is measuring from corner to corner. Because the seams will pucker up at the corners, this can mean that a measurement you take there is smaller than the size foam you actually need for a snug fit. It’s also important to measure the depth of the cushion along with the width and the height.

Carlo Badalamenti is the marketing manager of TheFoamFactory.com. It is one of the leading distributors and manufacturers of custom foam for use in home and industrial applications.

 

Reasons to Consider the Versatility of Bunk Beds

April 23, 2012 by · Comments Off on Reasons to Consider the Versatility of Bunk Beds 

Bunk beds are one of the most flexible pieces of furniture for the home, whether you’re trying to accommodate many people or just looking to optimize space. These sleeping structures have come a long way since the summer camp bunks of yesteryear. These days, bunk beds are durable, customizable and comfortable. You can get a bunk bed mattress that’s just as high-quality as traditional beds, so there’s no reason a mattress bunk needs to be any less comfortable than a traditional bed.

If you have children close in age, bunk beds are a great way to save space in a shared bedroom. Having two traditional beds in a single room can quickly take up space, making kids feel like the bedroom is less of a place to relax and be themselves and more like a confinement area. Bunk beds can be found in many different themes to fit the tastes of even the pickiest kids and many feature railings and other safety features for those on the top bunk. To fill the need of extra sleeping space at a place like a family summer cottage, bunk beds are easy to build and can offer occasional-use accommodation for hosting, reunions or parties.

Bunk beds aren’t just for children either. Elevating a sleeping surface optimizes the space in a room, making them a perfect solution in dorm rooms for college students or those with limited space in a studio apartment. These bunks can feature a single bed up high with an open work or entertainment space underneath. A loft study bunk can provide a practical computer desk area that doesn’t take up precious space in the room, or even an area to place a couch or seats for reading, studying or watching television. Some bunk beds are also bunk and futon combos, where the bottom bunk swivels between a futon couch and a full-size bed.

With their versatility, bunk beds can offer a solution to spatial difficulties, no matter your needs or age.

The Importance of a Good Mattress for Kids

April 13, 2012 by · Comments Off on The Importance of a Good Mattress for Kids 

To a child, their bedroom is their sanctuary. In a world where they have to follow the rules and directions of everyone around them, their bedroom is the one place where things can be exactly the way they want them.

The most important part of the bedroom kids have for themselves is the bed itself. While it may not be as fun as the video games or as cool as the beanbag chair, the beds teen kids and adolescents sleep on are important to their growth and development. Many kids get hand-me-down mattresses from older siblings or other family members. But why were they replaced with newer mattresses? The reasoning one person doesn’t want them; they’re uncomfortable, old, etc., are the same reasons a child or teen wouldn’t want them either. And just because the mattress being replaced was once a top of the line model doesn’t mean it still is after a decade of use. The common notion of “When I was a kid, I could fall asleep anywhere,” may be true, but it doesn’t mean support and quality isn’t important for growing bodies.

For younger children, a comfortable mattress can make bedtime a much more pleasant experience, rather than something seen as a punishment. Especially when the frame is something fun like a molded design of movie characters or themed around a favorite hobby. A teen bed needs to provide enough room for the child to grow and relax; one reason full-size beds are becoming more popular than twin-size mattresses. Even if it’s just adding a foam topper, providing children with the most comfortable and supportive bed possible is important to their health and happiness.