Types of Foam
Before you can decide on which foam cushion replacement is right for you, it’s important to understand the different types of foam available. The most common types of foam are polyurethane foam, memory foam, and latex foam. Each type of foam has unique benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to do your research before making a selection.
Polyurethane foam is a lightweight and budget-friendly foam option and most common in indoor furniture. It provides a good balance of comfort and support, making it a great option for everyday use. It’s also a popular choice for people who suffer from allergies since it’s naturally resistant to dust mites and other allergens. We generally recommend V54 firm foam for seat cushions that are under 2" thick.
Memory foam can be a good choice for anyone looking for a softer, more personalized foam cushion. Memory foam is designed to conform to the shape of your body, helping to keep your spine in alignment while offering enhanced support. It can help to reduce muscle pain and fatigue by evenly distributing body weight and is highly durable and resistant to wear and tear, making it a great long-term investment. We would recommend a thin (1") layer of memory foam on top of a firmer polyurethane foam base (usually V54).
Latex foam is a great choice for people who are looking for a cushion that’s comfortable, firm and eco-friendly. It’s made from organic rubber tree sap and is highly resilient. It also offers excellent support for your body and helps to reduce pressure point pain, making it a great choice for people who suffer from chronic pain. Latex foam is also hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. We also offer organic cotton and wool batting for those looking for a 100% organic solution.