Written 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.