How do I Measure my Cushions Correctly to Insert New Durable 2.5 or 3.0 Density Foam? 

by | Oct 25, 2021 | Ask the Expert | 0 comments


How do I measure my cushions correctly to insert new durable 2.5 or 3.0 density foam? 

My couch is less than one year old and the cushions are already worn out. The store says the cushions only had a 30 day warranty.

Jennifer K.

Mar. 1, 2021


This is not a job for an amateur. I suggest that you take the cushions to a local custom upholsterer or re-upholsterer.

Let them know what you need. If they don’t have access to 2.5 (or higher) density foam, you can order it from

If you order from, their 2.6 density V34 (medium firm) foam or their 2.8 density V44 (extra firm) foams should be appropriate for you.

They also make a V54 2.9 density foam, but that is probably too firm for most people weighing less than 250 lbs.

Important Note – Your custom upholsterer may also suggest Spring Down cushion core replacements. Those will be less firm, but will last just as long or longer than the foams listed above.

Normally, spring down cushions are more expensive than foam cushions, but if you have to order the foam from an outside source, the spring down cushions may cost you less.

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Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Furniture Insider

Jeff Frank is a 45 year veteran of the furniture industry. He’s worked directly with buyers, retailers, and manufacturers at every level of the industry. In every position throughout his career, his focus has always been customer service.

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