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What Factors To Consider When Looking at a New Couch

January 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

What Factors To Consider When Looking at a New CouchThe level of comfort in your favorite couch is largely because of the foam that’s underneath it. The construction of the couch gives it its shape but the foam provides the core of the comfort that you feel. It’s important to differentiate the two when you’re searching for a new couch. There are many factors to consider when looking for the right type of cushion for your couch. Below are some of the primary details that you should pay attention to


The better the quality of the foam, the longer it will last. However, you shouldn’t go ahead and find the highest density rating on a cushion. Start with a density value that’s somewhere in the middle and go from there. This way, you’ll have a rough idea on how comfortable you want your sofa or couch foam to be.

Softness and Firmness

An ideal Indentation Load Deflection (ILD) rating that you should start out with should be between 20 to 25. What this value determines is how soft or firm your cushion feels when you sit down on it. The higher the number, the more firm it’s going to be. The lower the number, the easier it will be for the cushion to give way to body weight.

Open Cell or Closed Cell

Polyurethane foam is the most common type of foam that’s used in couches or sofas. They’re comprised of either open or closed cells and offer varied levels of comfort. When you’re considering replacement cushions, it’s important to know what type of cell structure is included inside.

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