From sea foam to your kitchen sponge, foam is a substance with gas bubbles encased in a liquid or solid. The kind of foam you might find in your couch or mattress is made of tiny pockets of air with a solid material around it — latex, for example.
The composition of foam is what makes it the best choice for your comfort: it’s why sleeping on a soft mattress is a bit like floating on air.
We carry a wide variety of foam with different density and composition.
Lighter density foams are great choices for camping mats which don’t see prolonged all-day use, and 2 lb foam is a popular choice for sofa cushions. We also use 3 lb ultra-cell foam for longer-lasting quality.
All these varieties come in a range of firmnesses.
The lightest foam we carry comes in these densities:
For projects that require a much higher density, we carry Rebond foam in
Rebond is composed of foam pieces mixed with glue and compressed for a high level of density and firmness.
Mattresses are most often made with latex foam, which we carry in four different firmnesses. The softness or firmness of foam is measured in ILD (Indentation Load Deflection). ILD is the amount of pressure needed to indent foam.
Our latex foam is available in:
Closed-cell foams, like the above varieties, don’t let water flow through. Open-cell foams are a bit more like a sponge. Because the solid material containing those bubbles of air doesn’t completely enclose the pockets, water can flow through the structure. This makes it easier for your outdoor cushions to dry after it rains.
We have soft, medium, and firm varieties of dry-fast and reticulated foam for outdoor and marine use.
How you choose to cover your foam selection changes the way you experience your mattress or cushions. Take mattresses, for example. Our bamboo blend cover feels similar to fleece, but keeps you cooler while you sleep. We also carry organic cotton, washable poly-cotton blend, and quilted covers. We use four-way stretch fabrics that fit to the shape of the foam underneath: it’s like sleeping right on the foam. The right fit and fabric makes a difference.
Once you’ve selected the best foam, go ahead: judge your mattress by its cover.