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Down cushion, down cushions, down envelope

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Down envelopes are advantageous and self-fluffing. When you get up off your cushion the foam inside causes the cushion to “stand up” again. Control the firmness of your down cushion by choosing the desired foam. Keep in mind that back cushions must use softer foams. The foam is enclosed with a zippered cover, which allows you to switch foam easily under our foam exchange options.

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We default fill our down envelopes on the top, bottom and front where the back of your knees touch. These are the parts that can be seen. The sides and back don’t have any fill and don’t need any since you don’t touch or see them. Please help us by specifying in the comments section in the shopping cart if you want other areas of your down envelope filled. For example, ottomans need fill in all sides and top only. These comments are very important as it removes any guesswork and ensures you receive precisely the down cushions you want. If you request filling on all sides be sure to also select the option to add 15% extra fill or the cushion may end up a little flat.

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Which foam should I fill my down envelope with?When selecting a foam consider your desired firmness and the dimensions. If your down cushions is 4″ thick and you want it soft and cradling but not too soft choose EverFlex™ V24 foam. If you want it a little more supportive choose EverFlex™ V34 foam. (You can select foam options after specifying the dimensions of your down envelope and selecting the fill type.) Some people want to order our firm v44 foam or a harder foam but this is counter to the idea of using down and not recommended since it is so firm.

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Important notes:Down envelopes will cause the overall cushion to finish approximately 3″ thicker at its peak in the middle of the cushion and gradually taper down to the edges. This overstuffed look is called a crown. This crown is normal. A poly down envelope will finish 3″”5″ thicker since the poly fibers have a greater loft. (Warning: Poly fibers flatten out sooner than the down does, and this is not warranted.) You can reduce the total cushion thickness by reducing the thickness of the foam inside. Don’t reduce the thickness of the down envelope. Down envelopes need room to expand, so having foam that is 1″ thinner than the actual down envelope works best. Down envelopes need to be ordered the same dimensions as the outer cover to fill out the outer cover properly (and always choose the option to “add allowances”).

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If you don’t want such a large crown then add to the comments section in the shopping cart that you want your foam 1″ thinner, and this will lower the crown by 1″. You may order the foam up to 2″ thinner than the down envelope without much consequence to aesthetics. Certain combinations of foam and down are best in these circumstances, so call our sales staff for recommendations. (Example: You want to use a medium foam and your cushion measures 4″Г—24″Г—24″. With 4″ foam and a down envelope it will finish 7″Г—24″Г—24″ and this may be too thick for the look you want. So switch to a 3″ thickness of the EverFlex™ V34 foam to achieve the desired firmness and thickness.)

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