Sofas Are Expensive
On the cheap end of things, a sofa costs $500 whereas on the high end it is $1000 to $2000. This does not include full set furniture that includes matching pieces like love seats. The high price, coupled with the fact that wear and tear is concentrated in a few parts, means that some people want to extend the life of the sofa by making targeted replacements.
Replacing The Cushions Saves Money
The area that is most popularly targeted is the upholstery and the cushions of the sofa. Here we focus on replacement sofa cushions which are actually accessible to the average person. However, this depends heavily on the type of cushion. Specifically, this entails the fabric, the interior structure and filling.
High End Sofa Cushions Are Difficult To Replace
By merely feeling the cushion, one is able to detect whether there are suspension coils in the interior. The suspension comes in several flavors distinguished by the quality of construction and level of handiwork. Some are hand-tied coils while others are prefabricated and machine tied coils. Replacing such cushions requires an expert who is able to take out the existing suspension and put in the new one.
Low End Sofa Cushion Replacement Is Accessible To Average Consumer
If replacement sofa cushions are not filled with suspension but instead have polyester fibers or foam, then replacement consists simply of removing the existing material and putting in new material. Finding new material is accomplished via two strategies. One is to get old sofa cushions and tear out the material, cutting where approriate to fit one's own cushion. The other is to order foam from a company cut to specification.
Down Fill Provides More Support
Some cushions are filled with higher quality down which provides greater firmness and support. In fact, one should not feel obliged to use the same fill when making replacement cushions. If possible, aim for a higher quality fill which not only extends the life of an old sofa but also increases its level of comfort!