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Firm Couch

Posted by happs (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 26, 12 at 3:02

Why is it so difficult to find a contemporary looking (clean lines) fabric three seater couch these days that's firm (foam density 2.0 or higher) for around $800 that will fit up the stairs in a condo? I read reviews where people are unhappy that a couch with a medium firmness in the showroom sags three months later. There seems to be an abundance of two seater, not really super firm couches in furniture showrooms these days for around $700 to $800. Some stores don't know or won't tell you the foam density. The firm cushioned couches that give you a feeling they won't ever sink down are about $1200 and it seems to take 4-8 weeks for delivery since most are custom order. I don't want to spend $1200 or more on a couch that will only be used three months out the year.

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RE: Firm Couch

Happs foam density (the amount of foam per cubic foot of foam) does not determine firmness what determines firmess is the compression of the foam which can range from about 15 to 40. This is called the IFD. You will have to special order a sofa from a manufacturer that has some cushion options. Look for an IFD of about 28. If the store won't tell you find out the name of the manufacturer and call them yourself and ask the manufacturer if they will special order a firmer cushion. Most companies of US made sofas will do this. They will probably charge extra to do this. I would guess about $200.

RE: Firm Couch

Your correct in that its important to have a high density foam or a HR foam for seating, but Freethinker99 is correct that the IFD is what determines how firm or soft the seat will be. Actually the costs of the foam is pretty much directly related to the density and the cost of the foam is the same for about all IFD's from 18 to 60.
But most manufacturers will charge a upgrade just to change to a firmer foam, even though the foam will cost them the same.
However their are some who offer free upgrade to a firmer seating.

Here is a link that might be useful: No up-charge for firmer seating

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