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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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The Foam Factory is the home for patio cushion replacement products and more. For more information, visit them on their website.

Three Easy Renovations for Your Home and Garden

April 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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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The Foam Factory has a large selection of indoor and outdoor foam products for use in the home, or as commercial packaging.

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.

Should you flip the mattress?

September 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by The Foam Factory

According to the National Sleep Foundation adults require an average of seven to nine hours of sleep per day. Considering that we spend about a third of a lifetime sleeping, choosing the right mattress and cushion plays an important part in ensuring our comfort. Just like people choose the best chairs and furniture for their offices, ergonomy in the bedroom is equally important. Moreover, taking good care of your mattress is also recommended. This is why people often flip their mattresses to avoid uncomfortable body impressions.

Depending on the people, mattresses are flipped once every month or twice a year. The frequency of mattress rotation depends on the type of foam mattress and the weight of the persons sleeping on the mattress. Basically, flipping a mattress ensures that it gets an even wear with time. However, flipping the mattress can sometimes be a tedious task as it involves putting in some force, especially if one undertakes it alone.

With a vast experience in manufacturing and selling foam products since 1980, Carlo Badalamenti has risen to VP of his organization. His company proposes an array of products such as the memory foams, latex or convoluted mattresses. Those mattresses are made to last and are durable enough to not require constant flips.

The Foam Factory specializes in the production and sale of foam products such as foam mattresses and cushions.

Replacing cushions as an alternative to buying new furniture

July 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Carlo Badalamenti

New cushions, to tell you the truth, might just be the very thing that you need instead of having to buy new furniture. You see, buying new furniture can cost you a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars as well depending on the type of furniture you buy. Now that is a lot of money considering the fact that the furniture you will be buying may not be a necessity. So, how do you go about your furniture then? You should decide depending on the size of your bank balance and your capacity to earn income as well. If you’re earning slightly above minimum wage and you want to buy a piece of furniture that costs about two thousand dollars, don’t you think there’s something wrong in the picture? Clearly, you’re buying something that you can barely afford. Instead, why not take a second look at the furniture that you have and see if all you need to do is just to replace old cushions? Whether you have ripped up upholstery or you have springs sticking out in some places, the point is that you can fix that. Buying brand new is not the solution to everything. As a matter of fact, you might just even be adding to your problems by incurring more debt than you can handle. And that’s something you do not want upon yourself. So go to a department store and ask about replacement cushions, in fact they would also have upholstery readily available for you as well.

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The Foam Factoryis definitely a godsend when it comes to shopping for pillows, cushions and everything else in between. Replacement cushions are also quite affordable when you buy them here.

Why Buy A Memory Foam Mattress?

June 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Article by Carlo Badalamenti

                These past few years, there has been a rise in the popularity of memory foam mattresses among the homes of many people. This is mainly due to the fact that it provides outstanding comfort while also being able to accommodate a wide range of body shapes and sizes of the buyers. It is able to do that because it is made of viscoelastic polyurethane, which instantly molds and follows the form of your body once in contact with body heat. It can then quickly reform back to its original shape once contact to body heat is lost and the foam starts to cool down.

                Now why should you buy a memory foam mattress? Well mainly because of the fact that it can give you the comfort you seek that no other kinds of foam can offer. The mattress will literally form itself to fit your own body structure giving each buyer his or her own personalized experience.

                If you are finding yourself not having enough money to buy a while mattress made of memory foam there are other alternatives you could go for that can still give you the same experience but at a lower cost. One example of this isbuying a natural latex mattress topper made of memory foam. This way your bed will feel like it is made of memory foam without the need of changing your entire mattress altogether. This comes out as a very viably and cheap alternative since it has a low cost and is simple to install.

Canada Foam by Mail is one of the leading companies in creating custom cushions in Canada mostly specializing in manufacturing thememory foam bed.

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