Frequently Asked Questions
Can square foam be cut in any size?
Foam sizes have limitations. Foam is manufactured in blocks, normally six feet wide and eight feet long. When there is a need for the foam to be larger, the foam must be glued together. Different foam types are manufactured in different foam block sizes so there is no exact limitation when custom cutting foam in different foam types. Foam also has limitations on its thickness. As an example, latex rubber foam is manufactured in a maximum of six-inch thickness. As such, if a foam block is ordered in latex at eight inches thick, it would have to be laminated to achieve the finished height.
What are the common uses of foam blocks?
Foam blocks can be cut into square or rectangular shapes. Square foam has the same width and length, while rectangular foam has a longer length than width. Square foam is commonly used for seat cushions and foam packaging for shipping, whereas rectangular foam is commonly used in foam mattresses. Foam blocks are manufactured in large sizes to accommodate custom cut foam to any desired size within the limitations of the manufactured foam.
What foam type should I choose for X application?
The type of foam you choose is largely based on its intended application. Foam types have common uses but that does not mean it is all-encompassing, as foam is very versatile and used in a wide range of products. Here is a quick overview:
- High Density, Lux, High Resilience, and Latex foam are often used in furniture cushions and foam mattresses.
- Polyurethane foam is often used in arts and crafts such as costumes and for packing and shipping.
- Memory foam is often used in foam mattresses because of its pressure relief.
- Charcoal foam has several applications such as packing and shipping, foam insert for cases, acoustical damping, and more.
- Rebond foam is resilient and durable, making it ideal for carpet padding, motorcycle seats, and other high usage applications.
- Closed Cell foam is sturdy, stiff, and non-porous, making it great for exercise mats, hot tub covers, etc.
- Dry Fast foam is used in outdoor furniture and air and water filters because of its open-cell porous construction.