A cushion pad consists of material used for filling in the cushion. They are used with the cushion cover to provide shape, size and support to the filling. The pad is placed inside the cushion cover and can be removed easily. They come in different size and shape to complement the size and shape of the cushion cover.
Uses and types of cushion pads
Seat pad: They can be used on a hard chair to provide a softer surface to sit on. They are normally round or square in shape. Seat pads are normally filled with foam. However care should be taken while selecting the filling, as these types of pads are more frequently used and lose their shape easily.
Scatter cushion pad: Scattered cushion pad can be used in lounge or sofa. They come in different sizes and shapes. They are similar to small pillows but are used as decorative accessory. They are available in unique shapes like heart; round etc. hence the padding should be selected of a similar shape to provide good support.
Bolster cushion pad: Bolster cushions are cylindrical shaped. A cylindrical shaped pad is inserted in such type of cushions. They are best to be placed in the bedroom or on a sofa.
V pillow: They support the body when sitting on a bed or sofa. They are supportive cushions which can be used by aged people.
Cushion pad fabric:
• Polyester/Cotton mix
Fillings for cushion pads
Feather: Feathers are very light and very soft hence they are the most preferred choice for filling in the cushion pad. They maintain the shape of the cushion for a longer time. Feathers keep the cushion soft and fluffy.
Polyester: It is the most common and cheapest type of filling. It is easy to wash and maintain. Polyesters are a good choice for allergic and asthmatic patients as well as for families with small kids.
Hollowfibre: This is again a cheaper type of filling for the cushion pad. However it can lose its shape easily within a short period. Hollowfibre is recommended for people who like to change their cushions on regular intervals.
Foam: It is the best choice for cushion pads. They are available in different varieties and shapes. Foam has many advantages hence it is the preferred choice for many.