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Cushions: Down/fiber versus wrapped foam

Posted by sayde (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 11, 13 at 15:29

Much has been written and I have read. But would appreciate hearing some recent experiences: do you have/do you like/ would you recommend the down/feather wrapped cushions over the straight poly wrapped foam?

Here's what I have gleaned so far -- the down wrapped are softer, plusher, but the down will flatten and break down over 5-10 years. Need to be fluffed and turned about once a week. The foam wrapped in poly will be firmer and will hold shape. Don't need fluffing and turning as often. Can be very firm to start but will soften over time.

I know it is to some degree a matter of personal preference and my preference is softer (but not all the way to 100% down). But I am fearful of making a mistake and coming to regret the decision in a few years. Of course, cushions can be re-filled, which is not that big a deal.

This is for a chair and ottoman. Carolina Chair which is reputed to have very good quality but not George Smith or Kittinger level . . . .

Would love to hear what others think.


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RE: Cushions: Down/fiber versus wrapped foam

Quote "The foam wrapped in poly will be firmer and will hold shape. Don't need fluffing and turning as often. Can be very firm to start but will soften over time"
This is not true of a HR foam, that has a density of 2.0 and higher. HR foam doesnt loose its support factor even after sitting on for many years.
This only applies to cheaper polyurethane foam less than 1.8 density, which will soften with use. And will continue to soften till thats not much left.


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