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Choose the Best Filling for your Couch

Choosing a new cushion filling for your couch doesn’t have to involve as much research as you probably think it would. It’s actually fairly simple. Couch fillings usually consist of foam, feathers, polyester, or all of them together. This is a long term investment and should be bought for longevity and quality. The best types of filling stay soft and comfortable for years. Here are some brief descriptions of each type of materials that you can fill your cushion with.


If you want to stress softness when it comes to new cushions, you would most likely be happy with a feather-filled one. A cheaper option, many of the feathers come from ducks or chickens as companies can mass produce these. The downside to feathers are that they have a problem drying properly if wet. If you are considering a feather-filled cushion, a water-resistant cover would be a good buy.

Down is the luxurious upgrade from regular feathers as they are more expensive but are also extremely comfortable. Down is basically the fur from a geese’s underbelly. When it comes to down, especially a cushion that is one-hundred percent down, it can build up in lumps and give off an uneven level. If you want a more stiff and supportive feel to your cushions try looking into foam that is covered with an outer layer of feather and down.

Polyester also remains a popular and cheap option for buyers. Polyester has smoothness to it and also proves very durable. This is a good alternative for people that have feather allergies. It’s long-lasting and built for toughness. The downside to this type of filling is that it can flatten out really easily.

Foam, one of the most common choices for a couch filling, has extreme versatility. Available in different densities that decide how soft or firm your cushion will feel, it’s ideal for people suffering from joint pains or muscles pains. A high density will equal to more support and stiffness while a lower density has a soft to medium feel to it. There is also the HR, or high-resilient density which not only provides a strong support level but it’s made tough to last the wear and tear of daily use.

Various manufacturers produce custom foam cushions that are a combination of these fillings. Each filling has its’ own characteristics and by combining different ones together, you can create your ideal comfort level. Speak with a foam expert today to see the possibilities.
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