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Sofa cushions and other seat cushions are usually made from materials such as polyurethane foam. Like all furniture materials, the structure of foam eventually breaks down after years of human body weight exerting pressure on it. After a set amount of years, your foam cushions will become uneven, misshapen, and uncomfortable to sit on.
This discomfort is your body’s indication that the cushions are no longer able to support your weight and keep your body aligned. This could result in aches, pains, and increased pressure on the hips and tailbone. It could also cause you to slouch, promoting poor posture, which can cause chronic pain. The ideal foam cushion should be soft enough to be comfortable but firm enough to withstand the pressure from a human body’s weight. When old foam cushions begin to lose their shape, it’s time to look for a high-quality foam replacement.
Your choice of foam for your seat cushions will be based on several factors. First, you’ll have to choose a type of foam that provides the right balance of comfort and support. Some people prefer firmer cushions, while others would rather sit on a softer surface. Second, you’ll have to decide how much you are willing to spend on longer-lasting cushions. Denser foams can last for around a decade, while low-density foams are cheaper, but will only last a couple of years.