How New Cushions Can Help Prevent Allergies

Blog provided by The Foam Factory

It’s a good habit to replace household items that are old and worn out for the sake of convenience and appearance. Old products may not work as well or look as good as when you bought them. This is especially true of chair and couch cushions. Like everything else, chair and couch cushions have finite lifespans, and years of use can make them flat and misshapen. Replacing them with new cushions is ideal for avoiding discomfort, but it is also wise to replace them if they are causing allergies.

If you don’t clean your cushions regularly, they are likely full of dust and dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic insect-like creatures that feed on the dead human skin cells commonly found in dust particles. On their own, they are not allergens, but their feces are common allergens that can cause reactions such as runny noses, sneezing, coughing, and even asthma attacks in the worst cases.

In light of this, getting new cushions can have several benefits for your long-term health. First, new cushions are an easy way to eliminate large amounts of dust mites from your household. Also, they can relieve the aches and pains of not getting enough support from a flat, lumpy cushion.

You can find pre-made cushions, foam sheets for DIY cushions, and custom-cut cushions at The Foam Factory. Choose your shape and material for just the right amount of firmness for your specific needs. For more information, contact The Foam Factory at 586-627-3626 or by email at