Cushion Cover Materials

Cushion Covers and Materials

Covers are just as important as the cushions themselves. 

For example, if you had a 100% waterproof cover with limited stretch and breathability you wouldn’t truly get the immersion into the cushion for the best pressure reduction.

We have tried and tested materials that maximise function, protect the user but also perform differently to meet the various needs with evidence and reasonings for why we use a variety of covers.


Every cushion has a platillon liner, this is our cushion inter liner to give extra protection to the core.

The clever liner still has stretch and breathability as well as being splash proof and being treated with the antimicrobial properties to stop most of the bacterias that it may come into contact with.

Wipe Down / Wipe Clean PU

4 way stretch black PU cover to stretch enough so that the user can immerse efficiently in the cushion but not so it becomes stressed so the cover becomes worn easily.

This is our most popular cover as its really easy to care for as it can be wiped clean and washed at 60 degrees.

Available on all our cushions

Spacer Fabric

Spacer is a 2 way stretch fabric that promotes circulation and takes some of the insulation away from the skin that over covers may create.

Available on the Lowzone +, Lowzone Gel2 and Airzone

Heat and moisture are responsible for approximately 80% of skin
breakdown. Why not try to eliminate this with Coolover.

This is the only fabric that can regulate skin temperature, if the skin is higher than 33degrees the cushion will take the out of the skin and reduce the skin temperature. If the skin is below 33 degrees the cover will pass the energy back to the skin.

To bring the skin back up to the optimum strength level for skin which is 33 degrees.

Available on Airzone as standard, Lowzone Gel 2, and as a stand-alone cover

Cleaning and Care…


Regularly check for any splits, tears, loose stitching or excessive wear. Check the foam to ensure that it is correctly shaped and compresses and recovers correctly. If the Polyeurathan film is split and foam is damaged contact your supplier.


All Helping Hand Pressure cushions are tested to BS7176 specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating by testing composites. They are certified to ignition source 5 and cigarette and match but please avoid excessive heat or open flame


All Helping Hand Pressure Cushions are guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase, provided they are used correctly for the purpose they were intended. The warranty does not apply to punctures, tears or burns, not to the cushions removeable cover. The removeable outer and inner covers are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase, provided normal use.


Correct and regular cleaning and mainenance helps to extend the life of the cushion.

All covers can be machine washed, please check the label on the individual cushion. Remove the cover from foam composite before machine washing.

Foam composites are covered with a polyurathane film. Providing this film has not been damaged, clean with soft cloth moistened with water and a neutral detergent.

Do not submerge in water

Do not leave the cushion outside – extended exposure to the elements coudl compromise the effectiveness. Store in a dry (moisture free) and clean environment when not in use.


Please ensure that the orientation compass is positioned correctly. If the cover is not used correctly it may reduce or eliminate the cushions benefits and could increase the risk to the skin and soft tissue.

When putting the cover back on to the foam composite please ensure that the cover has been put back on to the foam composite in the correct orientation, and that the orientation compass is in the correct position.

Should you require a new cover, please contact Helping Hand Pressure Care on: 01531 8100199 or