This Premium Piano Bench Cushion is designed for the ultimate in comfort and durability, paying close attention to detail, and offering options not found on any other piano bench pad on the market. With an eye towards quality, we've used more expensive materials (foam manufactured in the USA, thicker polyester fabric), and a more complex, labor intensive sewing process (added zipper, double piping, elastic stretch bands), to make a top-of-the-line piano bench cushion.
A box topped design cushion with rounded edges, the cushion features piping on both the top and bottom of the cushion, making it reversible. Three sets of tie-down strings are sewn into the cushion cover, allowing you to securely attach the cushion to your piano bench.
Durable, Water-Resistant Polyester Fabric:
As many situations would benefit from a more durable cover, we've manufactured this cushion with a thicker, higher quality polyester fabric, designed to look good in the home and also hold up to taxing environments. The material is water resistant, making it perfect for those with children who play at or around the piano, as well as for benches in churches, schools, piano practice rooms, restaurants, etc.
Zipper Makes Fabric Cover Removable:
Instead of sewing the foam permanently in the cushion, this bench pad has been designed with a zipper on the back of the cover. If your cushion ever gets dirty, you will now be able to remove the foam to clean the fabric--and if for any reason your foam gets damaged or dirty, you will be able to replace the foam, instead of having to buy a brand new cushion! Note that the zipper and zipper teeth are tucked into the added piping/material flaps, so that it is covered. At both ends of the zipper opening, the seamstress has attached elastic bands, allowing the opening to stretch and preventing any tearing or stress points.
Extra-Thick, Upgraded Foam:
For additional comfort, this cushion comes with an extra-thick 1.5" thick foam padding. Standard piano bench cushions are 1" thick. We've found however, that this is often not enough (as the foam would compress and the pianist would hit the top of the bench), and that increasing the thickness of the foam by 50% made the cushion significantly more comfortable (while keeping in mind that any thicker of a cushion could begin to change the height the person was playing at too much).
American Foam Padding:
When selecting a foam padding, we wanted to the best option available for comfort, density and durability. Bypassing the much cheaper imported foams, we selected foam completely manufactured in the United States (from California). The cushion uses a medium-firm foam (anything softer compresses too much), and it is the same foam used as the base layer of a number of custom mattresses. At this firmness level, the manufacturer offered three levels of quality, and we selected the highest one, as it's both more comfortable and will last longer.
Reading the foam itself--it is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to allergens, mold, bacteria, and dust mites. To ensure the quality and safety, the foam is CertiPur-US Certified, which guarantees that it is: made without ozone depleters, PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants, made without formaldehyde, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, and made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
We are happy to offer free shipping on all piano bench cushions to the continental United States. Alaska and Hawaii, please email for a shipping quote.