Cushion Styles

The finishing touch

Upholstered cushions, with the combination of style, luxury and comfort, have increased demand due to its ambiance and a high sense of aesthetics. Upholstered seating is not only comfortably padded, compared to wood seating, but is very welcoming, elegant, and stylish in appearance.

There are two basic types of upholstered cushions. Interlocking springs cushions with a layer of foam on top and cushions constructed of one solid, dense piece of foam. Seats made of foam are firm and supportive. Adding a Dacron® fiberfill wrap topper is an excellent way to add a bit of comfort.  Foam tends to be more reliable. Eventually it will lose its firmness and need to be replaced. Much of the choice between springs and solid foam comes down to individual preferences.

Upholstered cushions can either be tightly upholstered and non-removable or loose and removable. Tightly upholstered seats can have a boxed design with seaming at all edges or a waterfall design. Comfort, cost, and durability revolve around the support system for the seat itself.

Upholstered cushions offer an unmatched versatility to the interior design in millwork industries. The custom cushioned panels add comfort, texture, and design to any surface. Styling choices for upholstered cushions present many great options.

Commercial seating generally needs a balance of comfort, support and durability. This is especially valuable when working on custom millwork projects. Those options begin with fabrics of course, but how those fabrics are applied and styled can really set the cushions apart.

The thickness of the foam will affect its ability to support weight. The softer the foam, the more comfortable it will be. Higher density foams have a much higher resistance to collapsing or bottoming out than lower density foams.