What are Stockinette & Dacron and does my cushion need them?
Stockinette makes your foam practical
Foam can be sticky and difficult to work with when trying to fit inside a neatly-measured covering.
Stockinette is a wrap which goes over the foam that makes it easy to slide into the cover and also helps keep it in place, preventing the cushions becoming mis-shaped and unsightly.
We can wrap all our foam with stockinette and it works particularly well in conjunction with Dacron – to give a springy bounce to the surface, that reduces wear.
Dacron adds a luxury feel
Dacron is a poyfibre wrap which is usually bonded to the top and bottom of sofa cushions – or just the top of other types of cushion.
It adds loft to the straight foam and provides a level of “plumpness” which gives a luxuriously soft touch, backed by the firmer foam underneath.
The sharper appearance provided by Dacron helps minimise wrinkles in your cushion fabric and softens edges, giving a “crowned” look in the centre of your cushions.
Being a man-made material, it is also quick-drying – helping minimise any moisture which can cause mould and mildew.
Why we recommend both Stockinette and Dacron together
For the best-looking cushions, Dacron gives a luxury that we recommend all cushions have.
The Dacron is bonded to the top and bottom of the foam to keep it in place.
Since it is a fibrous material, it would be extremely difficult to insert a plump cushion into a tight-fitting cover without damaging the Dacron.
The stockinette wrap helps keep things to get and allows the new cushion to slide more easily into the cover.