Your presence is always good news at ReviewBox Brasil! Today we are going to talk about cushion stuffing, a very important item for our comfort, but not always very considered. Below, you will find out what the best and most suitable types of cushion fillings are, as well as finding out about their hygiene and care. Let's go?
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- 5 Purchase criteria: how to compare cushion fillings
- The cushion filling is responsible for providing us with comfort and well-being when we lie down on a bed or sit up in an armchair or sofa.
- It can be filled with various types of materials, whether synthetic or not.
- Some materials, such as viscoelastic, are very common in the composition of pillows, since they have specific purpose in combating pain in the neck and back.
- The hygienization well done is essential in the maintenance of the stuffing for pillow and collaborates for the combat to the acarids
The Best Pillow Stuffings: Our Picks
What are the types of cushion fillings?
|Durability||High||Medium to low||Medium to low||Medium|
|Comfort||Firm but very soft||Variable||Firm and soft||Fairly firm, slightly hard|
How to sanitize your cushion filling?
At the end of sanitizing, allow the machine to spin the stuffing and place it to dry in a cool place, but without direct contact with the sun. Avoid twisting your stuffing and never put it in the dryer, as the fibers may be destroyed by the heat. Finally, make sure it is 100% dry before using it again, because if it is still wet, it may end up molding and spreading fungus.
How to make your own cushion stuffing?
- The first step is to cut two square pieces of the cushion to the exact size you want, as perfectly as possible.
- Next, cut two more squares of acrylic blanket, but this time in slightly smaller proportions, about two fingers shorter.
- Go on cutting in proportionally smaller sizes, until you form two pyramids of more or less six pieces (the smaller one on top, and the larger one on the bottom).
- Now, you should take one of the pyramids and place it on top of the other, but upside down, so that the two smaller surfaces are in contact.
- Smooth it out well, and place this acrylic blanket sandwich inside two more layers, a centimetre larger than the base layers.
- Then pin the sides, and sew by hand.
- Your filling is ready to receive a beautiful cover and be used as you wish!
Purchase criteria: how to compare cushion fillings
As you may have already noticed, cushion stuffing is a product that requires some care, so we have selected some points that can make all the difference when it comes to your choice:
Below, we will explain each of them a little better.
As we have already said, choosing the material of your filling is more than halfway done. There are several possibilities, and each one of them fits better in one situation. If you are looking for such comfort and high durability, bet on materials of animal origin. The synthetic ones, such as fibres, polyester and acrylics, are much cheaper, but less durable and may have different densities.
The most important issue when choosing the filling is comfort, so if possible, test the chosen model before you hit the hammer, and make sure it pleases you. If your cushion will be on your bed and will support you during sleep, be sure that it does not cause pain or discomfort especially in the neck and back region.
As you already know, pillows can accumulate dust and cause respiratory diseases, such as allergies. In order to prevent this from happening, prefer hypoallergenic models, made with specific fibers that do not spread dust mites. Despite being more expensive, they are the most suitable for maintaining an impeccable health, and need less care.
A cushion cannot bear this name if it is only made up of filling. To be complete, it must have a cover. In this case, the choice of design may vary according to your taste and the environment in which it will be, and may be colored, printed, neutral or as you prefer. Use your creativity!
(Fonte da imagem destacada: Designecologist/ Pexels.com)