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Foam Cushions To Make Furniture Feel Like New Again

White Chair with Foam CushionsLooking for foam cushions for your DIY upholstery project? We can help. We’re your source for virtually every type of foam cushion for indoor or outdoor use, including cushions for patio furniture and marine applications.

Foam cushions are typically made from synthetic flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) also referred to as polyfoam, and are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials including high density foam.

Polyfoam comes in two types, known as open-cell and closed-cell.

Closed-cell cushion foam is made from a variety of synthetic materials, including polyurethane and polyethylene, and contains hundreds of thousands of microscopic air-filled bubbles. These materials are ideal for outdoor patio furniture and marine cushions.

sofa with foam cushionsOpen-cell upholstery foam differs from closed-cell foam in that it is made up of microscopic, interlocking cells comprised of "windows" and "struts" which allow air and moisture to pass freely between the cells. This type of foam cushion is ideal for indoor furniture cushions where wetness will not be an issue.

When selecting foam for cushions, the Polyurethane Foam Association recommends considering a number of factors including the density, firmness, durability and surface resilience.

Because of the low amount of pressure typically exerted on them, density, weight and firmness are more matters of personal taste than functionality as they relate to foam cushions.

For thin seat cushions, the association recommends cushion foam with a firmness of between 18 and 24. For "average" foam seat cushions, a firmness of between 24 and 30 is recommended. Firm seat cushions typically have a firmness of between 30 and 36.

For more information on foam cushion characteristics, please check out our main upholstery foam page.

Gary’s Upholstery offers a wide variety of foam cushions and foam cutting tools, including professional-grade foam cutters.

Need help in choosing foam cushions? Give us a call at 888-294-9919 or contact us by email. We’ll be happy to assist you in selecting the right foam cushions for your specific needs.


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