Frequently Asked Questions
Can I order a cylinder with a hole cut through the center?
Yes, you can. Simply enter your desired dimension in the “Center Hole” section. There is a limitation of a 0.75″ minimum on the size of the hole that is cut out of the center of the cylinder.
Can I order a semicircle cylinder?
Yes, you can. Simply select “Yes” from the dropdown menu from the “Half Moon” option and we will cut your cylinder down the center to create two semicircular cylinders.
How are cylinder foam holes produced?
There is a two-step process to achieve this. First, the foam is cut into a square in the length of the requested cylinder. The foam square is then moved to a specialized saw where it is cut into a cylinder foam. By spinning the foam square, the outside is cut and shaped into a cylinder. The same saw is now ready to cut the interior hole. The foam saw enters the side of the cylinder, moving to the center. The cylinder saw cuts the interior diameter and then exits in the same location as the entrance. This produces the end product of a cylinder that has a rounded diameter on the outside and a rounded diameter on the inside.
What are foam cylinders used for?
Foam cylinders are commonly used for back bolsters to provide lumbar support and reduce lower back pain. They are also used on the sides of sofas as an armrest foam bolster. One of the more common uses of a cylinder is a headrest, sitting underneath the neck area of the user. Foam cylinders are also used to support the legs by placing the cylinder underneath the legs. This takes pressure off of the lower extremities and provide comfort and relief for the user.