With sofas being a big purchase, we expect them to last a long time with no issues. One of the most common issues that a sofa falls victim to, regardless of the quality of the furniture, is sagging. This happens when the foam in the couch cushions loses its springiness and eventually collapses. There are things you can do to prevent this from happening for as long as possible, here are a few of the best techniques:
• Rearrange your cushions by flipping them to get a new cushion arrangement. By moving them around you are evenly distributing the weight which helps keep the cushions plump, for longer. Generally, swapping cushions around once a month is enough to prevent sagging.
• Unzip the cushion covers from the cushions themselves. Wash the covers in cold water or in accordance with the cleaning instructions on the label. Cleaning the covers tightens up the fabric and keeps them taught, giving you more support.
• Remove the cushions from the couch. Measure the seating area of the couch, and have a piece of plywood cut to fit. By placing a sheet of plywood under the cushions, you’re providing more support underneath to minimize sagging.
Remember, no matter how much you spend on a sofa, eventually the cushions will begin to sag. Fortunately, these tips will keep your sofa looking and feeling good for a long time to come! If you think it’s time to replace your sofa, Buddy’s stocks a wide variety of sofa and loveseat options to suit any home and décor. Give us a call today at 1-866-779-5058 with any questions.