Ottomans often get heavy use and rough treatment if they are in a high-traffic area of your home. If that’s the case, we recommend our long-lasting (20 years) Everflex™ foam. Medium V44 is usually the best option for ottomans between 3–6 inches. At 3 inches and below, we’d recommend a firmer V54 foam, and for thicker ottoman cushions, V34 might provide a softer cushioning. Whether your ottoman will be used for seating, or just as a footrest should also play into your decision, with seating requiring a firmer foam (since it will support a person’s full body weight and not just their feet). Our Customer Service team can provide friendly and helpful advice if needed.
An ottoman is one place where a dacron wrap is purely optional. Dacron batting is primarily to give a cushion a fuller look, so if your ottoman doesn’t need that, you can forego dacron wrap. If you do want the fuller look and extra comfort that dacron provides, we’d suggest a “wrap all sides” treatment for an ottoman cushion, or to put dacron only on the top and bottom of the ottoman cushion.