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Old 10-21-2014, 12:04 AM
 
Location: DFW/Texas
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We have a couch that is only about 3.5 years old and in the last several months the springs within the couch cushions- there are 3 of them that you sit directly on- are starting to poke up and make little "hills" on the cushions. We can't afford a new couch right now but we're planning on having family and friends over this holiday season and would like for them to sit on a comfortable couch! LOL!

Are there any ways we can fix the springs? Could we just put pieces of memory foam within the cushions instead? TIA!
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Hopefully your warranty would cover that! Check your paperwork.

Can you put a thin board between the couch frame and the cushions in the meantime?
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:02 AM
 
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check your warranty as pitt chick suggest. sometimes that is covered. if not take it to an upholsterer they can fix it for not too much money.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:04 PM
 
Location: DFW/Texas
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We bought the couch from a JC Penney outlet and it only had a one-year warranty Our kids have taken to jumping on it, hence the broken springs! I know we didn't pay THAT much for it- $550- but we expected it to last a lot longer that this, despite the abuse from the kiddos.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Yeah, springs are designed for sitting, not jumping. And foam is less dense than ever.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Having pocketed coil springs actually "inside the cushion" itself is rather rare in most manufacturing today. Most cushions are just high density foam wrapped with poly. This would probably be your best solution; but still not exactly cheap.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:26 PM
 
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Teach the children to not jump on the couch which is made for sitting not jumping on, purchase a better quality couch next time and toss in a trampoline for the jumping.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Teach the children to not jump on the couch...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but advising on parenting skills isn't going to fix the wayward cushion springs. If someone is going to allow such behavior they pay the consequences-

Imagine what child services would say about rowdy kids jumping on a sofa- LOL!
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:57 AM
 
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Can I just apologize on behalf of the people criticizing your parenting? It's completely out of line - I hope you didn't take it personally.

Let me know if you figure out a solution to this. I'm about to slice open the bottom of my cushion to see if I manufacture a fix. This couch is only 3 years old! (Only adults in this house, by the way. But if your kids come by, they can jump on the cushions anytime!)
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