Wool batting is recommended to cover all latex foam used in any part of upholstery for the following reasons – Wool:

  1. is a natural flame retardant barrier – see the post ‘Interpreting the CA Flame Retardants Standard for Upholstered Furniture’ for more info. See this related post.
  2. provides added protection for the latex foam from UV light that passes through the cover fabric.
  3. provides enough coverage to prevent the latex holes from showing through the cover fabric.
  4. softens the edges of your upholstery cushion or padding.
  5. is a healthy & sustainable alternative to polyester batting.

See ‘About Wool Batting for Natural Upholstery’ for more information.