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High Density Polyurethane Foam is the best choice when you need a high-quality, long-lasting and dependable indoor-use foam ideal for heavy-use applications. Its density means it will provide excellent support while still delivering on comfort, making it ideal for high-traffic seating cushions (such as couches and sofas), benches, cabin seating, automotive seating and sleeping berths.
For outdoor use, consider Dry Fast or Medium Density Polyurethane Foam. For covered outdoor areas demanding the best comfort, High Density foam should be used, and silk film should be wrapped around the foam to help keep moisture out. Also use an upholstery fabric that has high water resistance or can be treated with a waterproofing solution.
High Density Polyurethane Foam will typically last up to 12 years. It has a medium stiffness, a density of 2.8 pounds per cubic foot and a foam IFD (Indentation Force Deflection) of 45 pounds.
The Sailrite® Blade Foam Saw expertly cuts through a full range of foam types. A standard electric kitchen knife can also be used, though the results won’t look as professional. To glue two pieces of foam together, Sailrite recommends using spray adhesive. Foam can also be glued on the sides to make a wider piece or layered to make thicker cushions. If layering foams with different stiffness levels, the firmer foam should be the bottom layer.
Please Note: Sheet size can vary up to 2 inches in length and 1 inch in width.
Important: Items are compressed for shipping, we recommend unrolling as soon as possible. Compressed foam takes up to a week to regain its original size and shape. Allow foam to fully decompress before cutting or using in a project.
|Foam Density:||2.8 pounds per cubic foot|
|Foam IFD:||45 pounds|
At a Glance
|Foam Uses:||Automotive Seating, Home Decor Cushions, Mattresses, Salon Cushions|
Types of Foam for Cushions & Upholstery
In this helpful video, we will walk you through all the different types of foam Sailrite has to offer. Understanding the properties and uses of different foam types will help you know which one is right for your DIY project. The four types of foam we will cover are high density, medium density, open cell (Dry Fast) and a closed cell foam. After watching this video, you will be able to select the correct foam for your cushion or upholstery application.
Gluing Foam With Foam Lock Spray Adhesive
We test the holding strength of adhesive spray and see how it holds up when used on different foam types. This spray offers quick tack and high coverage while providing a very strong bond.
Cutting Foam With the Sailrite® Blade Foam Saw
This high-quality foam cutter is a great tool for both serious DIYers and small upholstery shops. It delivers smooth, clean cuts through many types of foam for professional-looking results every time.
Cutting Foam With an Electric Kitchen Knife
This video shows you how to use a standard electric kitchen knife to trim your foam to size, including some tricks to achieving a sharp cut line and using weights to keep the foam in place while cutting.