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How to rejuvenate your old sofa


Your sofa cushions may need to be refilled over time as they can lose their shape and appearance. Direct Foam offers high-quality foam filling as an option to rejuvenate your old sofa.

What’s inside your sofa cushions?

Sofa cushions can be filled with different materials such as foam, feathers, and polyester.

Foam is a durable and low-maintenance choice that retains its shape and can withstand regular use.

Feather and down sofa cushions provide a soft and plush feel but require regular fluffing to maintain their shape.

Polyester sofa cushions are affordable and comfortable but tend to be less durable and may need frequent replacement.

So which cushion sofa filling is right for you?

Foam is considered the best filling option as it holds its shape over time, eliminating the need for daily maintenance. It also comes in different densities, allowing you to choose the desired level of firmness or softness. Firmer sofa cushions are suitable for individuals with back issues or difficulty standing, while softer foam provides a similar feel to feather or polyester fillings, but retains its plumpness after use.

For further assistance, please contact our team at 01293 871712 or email us. We will be happy to assist you.

What is sofa cushion stuffing?

Sofa cushion stuffing refers to the process of refilling your existing sofa cushion covers with new filling, which can significantly prolong the life of the sofa, sometimes by 15 years or more.

Can you wash your sofa cushions?

When it comes to washing sofa cushion covers, it can be a bit confusing. Vacuuming the covers every week or so is usually sufficient for routine cleaning to remove surface dirt.

Some sofa cushion covers are machine-washable, but it’s important to check the fabric care label or consult an upholstery professional before washing them. If you do use the washing machine, it’s best to avoid completely drying the covers. Instead, run them through the spin cycle a few times or tumble dry on low for a few minutes to remove excess moisture before laying them flat to dry.

For cushion covers that cannot be washed in the machine, handwashing with water and a sofa cushion fabric-specific upholstery soap is recommended for treating stains.

Can you replace your sofa cushion foam?

If your sofa cushions are sagging and lifeless, there’s no need to invest in a new piece of furniture. Replacing the foam in sofa cushions is a cheaper and quicker solution. Direct Foam offers a professional sofa cushion replacement service that can instantly revive old and worn-out cushions, making them plush and comfortable once again. By replacing the cushion filling with high-quality foam, the life of the cushions can be significantly extended, and you also contribute to reducing waste by keeping your furniture out of the landfill.

To get a quote and start the process to bouncy sofa cushions once more, simply use our cushion replacement service, call 01293 871712 or email Direct Foam and we will be delighted to help.