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How to Make Furnishing Easy

February 4, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Summary: Furnishing could be a daunting task if you go into it without any guidance. With some simple tips making a room feel complete can be a breeze.

Bringing different elements together to help create an overall theme can instantly make a space feel more complete. Taking control of the interior design for your workspace or your bedroom can be both empowering and overwhelming. Finding a combination of elements you can incorporate to ultimately create a full room is a challenge you can take on with the right approach.

Decide on a Theme

One of the beauties about interior design is that you can make it as personalized as you want. A solid rule of thumb when you set out to decorate a room is to decide on a theme you want to go for. This theme can be your interpretation of one that already exists or you can pick and choose elements from a variety of themes you like to make your own. After you have done so, try to pick bigger pieces of furniture, such as your chair cushion and table, that fit the same aesthetic.

Do Not Go Overboard

An empty room is basically an empty canvas you can work with. If you are decorating your house you can choose where to shop from, where to place items, what color you want to paint the walls, and so forth. If you want a cushion from The Foam Factory or if you would prefer to use one you already have, you have the freedom to do so. Having too much in a room, such as having too many items or too many colors, can make a room feel too crowded. Make use of empty space to achieve a sense of balance.

Easy Steps to Make Your Sailing Trip Safer

December 20, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Summary: Sailing can be a blast if you take the proper precautions.

Sailing out in the open water can be an incredibly fun activity but any activity out in the water has the potential to be dangerous. If you are considering going on a sailing trip for a week or just for the day, take the time to prepare accordingly.

Go with Experienced People

Perhaps one of the most important steps you should take before you leave is making sure you are going with experienced people. Find people who have been trained and have been sailing for years. Some scenarios that might seem obvious to a seasoned sailor might not cross your mind.

Practice Beforehand

Practicing beforehand can also help you prepare for situations before they even take place. Knowing what to do when there is a leak in the boat or if one of the sails somehow gets tangled will help you spring into action if it ever actually happens. Even if you are sailing with experienced people, it would still be smart to prepare as best as you can and familiarize yourself with what you should and should not do out in the water.

When something goes wrong, you do not want to make the mistake of scrambling to figure out what to do or freezing out of shock. You need to be ready to confidently spring into action.

Have the Right Supplies

Stock your boat with the right supplies. First-aid kits are useful for handling all sorts of injuries, from scrapes to headaches. A radio system will help you communicate with other boats or with people on land, so you can stay up-to-date with water conditions and get in touch with others if something goes wrong.

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How to Start a Camper Renovation Business

November 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Summary: If you want to start a business renovating campers you will want to strategize how you intend to grow it.

A lot of people who live in densely populated cities do not have the chance to go out into nature regularly. Going out to the mountains, even if just for a couple of days, can be a great way to get away from the city, release some stress, and recharge. Camping is a great way to connect with nature, exercise, clear your mind, and try new things.

Going on a hike, mountain biking, and fishing are just a few of many fun camping pastimes. If you know a lot about campers you can turn that passion into a lucrative side business.

Finding Your Niche

When building a business it is usually best to have a rough idea of what you want to do. If you want to get into the camper renovation business, ask yourself which aspect you would prefer to focus on. Would you rather remodel the interior and handle fixing or replacing furniture? Would you prefer paint the outside of the camper and possibly add some new features? If you feel comfortable with your abilities you might be able to do both. When advertising your services make it clear what sort of work you can comfortably do.

Look for Customers

A crucial part of running any business is being able to attract customers. You can advertise your services online in a number of ways. Utilize social media platforms to spread the word and create a website where potential customers can view some of the previous work you have done for other clients.

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Making your own custom foam cushions

April 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by The Foam Factory

Don’t let the prospect of making your own cushions deter you. Cushions need replacement regularly and going the custom route will give you more options than what is available at a local store. You also do not have to worry about the actual foam that goes in, as you can order custom foam cushions online with the exact size and thickness that you need. Here is a simple guide to making your own cushions:

First measure the existing cushions to get the dimensions of the foam you need. If the foam sits loosely in the cushion cover then you might need to increase the size a little. A typical chair cushion will lose a little bit of its height after a few years of heavy use.

Decide what sort of foam you want to use. When ordering online you can specify the width, length and the thickness of the foam. You have two options here, the first is to go with multiple layers of different types of foam for increase comfort. The other option is go with a single type of foam and wrap that with a layer of fibrefill.

That’s it! When the foam arrives, insert it into the cushion and you are done. This is assuming that you are not replacing your cushion covers as well. Also, another option, if you are replacing the covers, is to go with a different size entirely.

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The Foam Factory specializes in foam products suitable for outdoor furniture cushions.

How to Prolong the Life of Your Couch

August 26, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Couches are known as the ultimate safe haven from work, stress, and the daily rigors of life. It’s the first thing that you want to plop onto after a rough day at the office. Turn on some television, grab some snacks, and unwind – it’s routine for many people. However, the last thing that you’ll want is to jump on your couch and hear cracks, feel shifting, and sink inside the so-called “new cushions” that you just bought.. Yes, it’s time for you to replace your sofa. Now, it’s important that you ensure that you couch is in good condition. Not only do you want the most comfort out of it, but you also want to make sure it’s safe for you, and your children. An unstable couch could easily break down, resulting in either an injury or just a horrible inconvenience. Take matters into your own hands, check your couch for worn down cushions, a wobbly base, or anything else that points to you replacing it.

Check the Foundation

 The base of the couch is the frame. This is the center of where everything is held up by. A good way to measure whether or not the frame is beginning to warp is to lift up the couch and slowly set it down. This should be down with two people to avoid injuring your back. If one of the legs comes down before the other, you’ll notice that the frame is beginning to bend in that direction. The more it bends, the more unstable it becomes. Be sure that you keep an eye on this as it’s likely a sign that it’s beginning to wear down.

Check Your Cushions

 The last chore that you’ll want to be stuck with is to open up each cushion cover and find a foam replacement to match the one that is currently in it. But, it’s also a cost-efficient option that can be done rather than buying brand new ones. Foam comes at a reasonable price. If you take the time to measure the previous foam inside, you could obtain a brand new one at a lower price than what the retailers are selling new cushions for. Furthermore, you could also even upgrade the foam to something that fits your comfort preferences even more than it currently does. For instance, if you’ve always felt that your cushions are a bit too firm, you could find a foam replacement that’s more soft and plush.
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Three Easy Renovations for Your Home and Garden

April 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Article Written by : Furniture Holic

You can do a lot with just foam and a sewing needle. With minimal tools, you can fix everything around your house from a sagging couch to dining room chairs and patio furniture. If you try to order a custom cushion online, you’ll pay a fortune for brand name goods that may not come in a color or pattern you truly love. With these tips, you’ll find more than a few pieces of furniture you can give a facelift to.

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Revamp Patio Chairs

A patio cushion has some special properties that enable it to withstand exposure to the elements. This type of foam usually has wide open cells, which allow water to pass through it easily without leaving residue. Normal foam becomes almost like a sponge, which can create a mold or bacteria problem if left unchecked.

Brand name cushions use this outdoor foam as well, so the only thing you need to choose is the fabric you want to use. The simple stitch is made by placing two equally-sized pieces of fabric over one another and performing a simple stitch to hold them together. If you have a sewing machine, you can get a much stronger bond between the two sheets.

Dining Room Improvements

A foam replacement for your dining room chair cushions is another great way to add back support and comfort while you eat. Choose basic colors that match the layout of your kitchen, avoiding bright whites or solid blacks as they track dirt and grime easily.

If the cushions are made of leather, they may not be so simple to take apart. In these situations, it’s helpful to use the stitch from above to try and create cushions you can place over the dining room chairs. That extra bit of padding will add the comfort, and you can work with the colors to get something that matches your chairs.

Saggy Couches

Not every couch cushion can stay plus and firm forever. Eventually they sag, but they can get new life with a foam insert. The main challenge with a replacement is measuring the proper size. For this, you just need to measure every side. It helps if you draw yourself a diagram, including a three dimensional view of the width/height of the cushion.

Leather couch cushions are actually quite easy to replace so long as your upholstery has a zipper built into it. Unzip, measure the old foam and order the new sheet online. In some cases, you can even have the sheet custom cut to fit the width or shape you need.
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How to Glue Your Cushion Foam Together

August 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are looking to extend the length of your sofa cushions because you bought the wrong pieces of foam that end up being too small, you can glue the two together. By doing so, you will save the trouble of having to go through ordering another piece of foam and also save money. Here is a quick guide on how you can quickly get this process done with both small and large foam pieces.

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Before you begin gluing, make sure that the area that you plan to work in is covered with some newspapers or tarp to prevent any damage from the spray adhesive.

For Smaller Attaching to Larger

The first thing you’re going to want to do is to take your two pieces of foam and cover the adhering pieces with spray adhesive. A couple of layers of adhesive should do the trick. Following that, wait about 10-15 seconds, this allows the glue to become tacky.

Your next step will be to align the two pieces of foam that need to be glued together. Once you have them in place, go ahead and firmly press them together for about 5 seconds. Be sure not to let the foam sink in as it can create problems with the placement. Once the pieces of foam are sticking together allow them to dry for about 10 minutes, and your foam will be ready for placement.

For Larger Foam (Such as Couch Cushions)

While the method for large foam pieces is similar to the one mentioned previously, there are some different techniques that you should apply to ensure that the glue stays on.

Follow the same method that was listed above when you spray your adhesive on your foam. After the foam is covered with the glue, you will want to firmly press the two large pieces together. Next, instead of holding the two pieces together, you’re going to want to pinch the foam right where it has been glued. Try to pinch the foam with a good amount of force, but not an overwhelming amount because the foam will end up ripping. Once the top of your foam cushion has been pinched throughout, flip it over to the other side and repeat the process. This is to ensure the glue meshes with both ends of the foam. Because you are dealing with larger pieces, less force is required to separate the two because of the weight of their back end. Allow the glue to dry, and your large foam cushions are ready for use.
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What to do if your sofa foam Is severely damaged

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by The Foam Factory

With some years of use, your sofa foam would inevitably start showing signs of decline in its shape and texture. Deterioration in your sofa foam would be seen and felt instantly. This is characterized by the foam not holding up its shape and not providing adequate support to the body when sat on.

Apart from being unpleasant to look at, a severely damaged sofa foam can lead to various physical discomforts such as pains in the back, neck and legs. If you are not considering going for a change of sofa, you could compensate the lack of support by placing new cushions on the furniture. The cushions would make for the loss in bounciness in the couch. Alternatively, you might also keep the sofa upholstery as it is and go for a foam replacement.

Carlo Badalamenti has throughout his career, acquired extensive experience in foam products. The foam replacement project can either be carried out on your own or you could seek the advice of professionals. Carrying out such a DIY project yourself is quite gratifying but would be requiring some minimum skills in cutting open the sofa and accurately measuring down the size of foam needed.

Most companies now offer the possibility of having the foam custom-cut to fit the dimension of your project. You would therefore just need to assemble the pieces to get the sofa back up once the new foam is received.

The Foam Factory specializes in providing foam for various projects including sofa foam replacements.

Tips for Keeping a Warm Home This Winter

December 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by: Foam Factory, Inc.

It’s that time of year! Where tree leaves darken to golden amber and the wind cools to a blustery current that stings the ends of noses. Winter is right around the corner and the cold air will soon seep through the doorways of homes. A warm and cozy house is a desirable sanctuary during the bitter cold, and maintaining this cozy environment can be costly if you’re not prepared.

Furniture Upholstery

One way to ward off the winter chill is to upholster your furniture with high density foam sheets and to line your mattress with a mattress topper. Toppers will insulate your body heat far more efficiently than what you encounter with spring mattresses.

So, why are foam toppers such effective tools to heat the bedroom? Memory foam has insulating properties that hold heat more efficiently than innersprings. It all has to do with the nature of the visco-elastic material from which the memory foam is made.

While lining your furniture and mattress with memory foam may be a poor choice in perpetually warm environments, it can be a great source of heat conservation in the winter and cooler climates. You can even order the foam from Canada to save money on the materials. Coupled with reduced heating bills, you’ll be pocketing hundreds extra during your first year of renovation.

Doors and Windows

Draft stoppers are another inexpensive and simple option to keep our abodes cozy and warm in the chilly months. A draft stopper is a thin sheet of foam applied to areas like windows and doors. Some people use stuffed socks or rolled up towels to do this, but foam allows you to seal these drafty spots with a thin piece of barely-noticeable foam. This makes your space feel more modern and attractive, and it keeps you toasty.

The idea behind draft stoppers is to better insulate the home by covering any small gaps that exist around your windows and doors. These stoppers also alleviate financial worries that come from high heating costs in the winter months.

Braving the cold can be enough of a challenge outdoors, so keeping a warm home is crucial to areas that receive heavy snow. A few simple changes to the home can make all the difference when it comes to maintaining a warm and desirable home environment. Make sure you can hang up your mittens at the door!

Is flipping a mattress necessary?

November 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Foam Factory

As per a research carried out by the National Sleep Foundation, an adults requires on average around 7 to 9 hours of sleep everyday. This would imply that we spend a third of our lifetime sleeping. We could thus imagine the importance that choosing the right mattress and cushion has on the overall quality of our life and general comfort. Similar to the way people tend to choose the most comfortable chair and furniture for their office, ergonomy is important when it comes to your bed as well. In order to maintain the longevity of your mattress, it is often recommended to flip it often.

The frequency of your mattress rotation would depend on several factors such as your body weight and that of your partner sleeping on the same bed and on the type of foam mattress. This could range between once a month or two times a year. The idea behind flipping your mattress is to ensure that it is worn out evenly and to prevent uncomfortable body impressions from forming. Flipping your mattress, however, could turn out to be a tedious task, especially with heavy mattresses. Moreover, this method would not really prolong the life of your mattress if it is already worn out.

If your mattress is already worn out, a solution to increase your comfort would be to opt for a foam replacement. Mattress foam replacement projects are easy to carry out. You could also go for a change of mattress.

The Foam Factory offers a variety of foam mattresses such as the memory foam, convoluted foam and latex mattresses as well.

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