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Back cushions generally need to be substantially less firm than seat cushions, because they don’t bear the full weight of your body when you are seated. FoamOrder can guide you through the ordering process for back cushions, helping you select the right foam type and firmness, and when to use dacron (polyester) batting or other types of padding and construction. We also offer down and polyester envelopes for back cushions, as well as 4 firmness options of organic latex back cushions for the eco-minded.

Select Your Custom Back Cushion Shape

Don’t see the shape you need? No problem. Just choose “Pattern Shape” to make your own pattern and send it to us to cut to your exact pattern specifications.

Frequently Asked Back Cushion Questions

Which foam is best for Indoor Back Cushions?

Back cushions generally require different foam than seat cushions. We generally recommend our Everflex V24 for everyday use, or our Econoflex C25 for more limited use back cushion locations. Back cushions should be soft and comfortable, and should allow your body to sink into the comfort of the cushion. For organic latex back cushions, we recommend our soft N25, or medium N28 for a slightly firmber back cushion. We also generally don’t recommend using memory foam for back cushions, as they don’t provide adequate back support. Feel free to contact our customer service team if you need guidance while ordering.

Should I order dacron (polyester) batting for my back cushions?

FoamOrder generally recommends dacron batting in most cases, usually with a book wrap. However, to be sure you’re getting exactly what you’re looking for, take look at your existing back cushions to see how they were built, and try to replicate the same use of dacron batting or other filler material. A Dacron bookwrap gives an upholstered back cushion the full, comfortable, rounded look that you see in most interior furniture. Without it, your new or replacement back cushions won’t fill out, and will often show wrinkles in the fabric. For extra padding around your back cushion use a double-dacron book wrap, or wrap all sides. If you are looking for an even fuller look and extra comfort, check out our down or poly-fill cushion envelopes, or custom pillows for your back cushions. We guarantee you’ll feel the difference. If you really don’t want any dacron batting around your seat cushion, be sure to order the foam 1/4" to 1/2" thicker than the case to be sure it fills in as much as possible.

How thick should back cushions be?

Thickness for replacement back cushions should be the same as the original so that you can use the slipcovers from the original couch or chair. With new back cushions, choose a thickness that will work within the design of the couch or seat, normally between 3–5 inches. More than 5 inches is usually unnecessary, and thinner than 3 inches may not provide the back support that most users are looking for.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About FoamOrder

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Brought new life to my older furniture!
“I've ordered replacement cushions for my sofa, my patio furniture and my living room chairs - it's so much less expensive to order a superb replacement foam insert than it is to replace my good furniture! As it happens once I replace the foam cushion inside the existing upholstery it's just like brand new furniture again! Probably much better than I could afford to buy in any store now! Plus, it's so difficult to get furniture these days as it seems there's a shortage of everything! Thank you for offering a custom-made quality product1”
SueG
South Lyon, MI / Naples, FL
August 2022
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excellent products
“The cushion inserts were perfect, and the representative I spoke to was very helpful in making sure I got the correct measurements.”
Rodie c
Queens, N.Y.
August 2022
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Great products and service
“The 6 foam cushions I ordered have been the perfect replacement for my tired and schlubby old sofa cushions. They were very easy to measure for and to order, with very fast delivery. I received excellent customer service when I had a few questions. I am EXTREMELY pleased with this purchase and with the way they conduct their business.”
Laura N
Newport Beach CA
August 2022

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