Create the perfect outdoor space

Written by The Foam Factory

Do you have an outdoor patio or backyard that is unused? Do you feel like you could use another area in the house to relax or entertain? Here is a quick guide on getting started on an outdoor project:

The first step is to decide what the space will be used for. Do you want a place to relax, entertain or both? This determines the amount of work and expense that will go into the project.

Look at the surface. Will you need decking to cover the area or can you rely on the existing surface? Some people alternate between paving and decking for different parts of the yard.

Identify the furniture required. Again, this depends on the above. Entertaining guests will mean more furniture, while a relaxing area for two will mean a few chairs and a patio cushion or two.

Now decide on the aesthetic details like color and the sort of chair cushion covers you will need. Colors can add a lot to an outdoor area and it is good to experiment with brighter, louder colors.

Lastly look at how you want to protect the area. Outdoor furniture requires some protection from the sun and elements. If there is no space to move the furniture to storage during the winter months or during storms, then invest in good outdoor furniture covers.

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The Foam Factory is a specialized store in various foam products including foam for sofa cushions.

 

Top uses of foam padding

Written by Foam Factory, Inc.

Foam padding is one of the ubiquitous products available today. It has many uses, both home, and commercial. Here are some of the most popular uses for foam, ranging from mattresses to dog beds Canada:

Foam padding is used extensively for mattresses and mattress toppers. The most popular of the foams used in mattresses are memory foam. Several types of foam can make multiple layers on the same mattress to provide different levels of comfort.

This is the next most popular use of foam. Most foam types applicable for cushions have enough density for a DIY enthusiast to use at home. They are easy to cut and shape for any household use.

Closed cell foam is perfect for outdoor furniture due to its water resistant properties. Unlike other foam, a gas is sealed within the foam, which prevents any liquid from penetrating the surface.

Fitness and exercise related products use a range of different foam products. The most popular two are foam rollers and yoga mats. Foam rollers are high-density foam sheets molded to a cylinder. Yoga mats are flexible foam products that cushion a harder surface.

Packing

Finally, foam padding is used extensively as a packing material. Harder foams are used for large items while softer foam padding is used for fragile and light items.

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The Foam Factory specializes in foam products suitable for upholstery foam Canada.