Ways Cloth-Backed Foam is Used

When it comes to intricate and ornate upholstery detailing, there is a limit to what traditional foam can handle. Patterns and channels can be sewn into foam cushions, but with any amount of use, the foam will rip and tear, not only making a mess of the upholstery design, but also damaging the longevity of the cushion as well.

For detailed projects like this, a specialty material is needed, and this is where cloth-backed foam steps in. Cloth-backed foam offers a functional substrate for upholstery projects that need something to grab onto, without creating something overly rigid or unattractive.

Cloth-backed foam is exactly what it sounds like – a sheet of thin fabric is laminated to one side of a sheet of foam. This fabric is what allows channeling and similar designs to be made in automotive and marine upholstery, because it will hold the stitching. The foam behind it still offers padding however, and keeps the feel of a soft cushion, while helping to facilitate a full, fluffy appearance.

Instead of sewing into the cushion, the cloth-backed foam is used in place. After the sewing is done, the cover is placed over the cushions, essentially having the foam and cover as one single form now. Placed over the actual cushions, the upholstery can retain its looks, and the seat retains its comfort and durability.

While primarily used for automotive, marine, and similar seating applications, cloth-backed foam is  great for any application where demanding upholstery jobs require a product that offers more than standard materials can.

Article submitted by The Foam Factory, a leading online source for soft cushion foam.

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