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.

 

How to organize your garage

yourhomeimprovementYour garage is not only used to park your car, if used right, it can be a great space saver. Most people store their unnecessary junk by the side of the garage walls. This is a sure way to accumulate junk as well as not be able to find an item when your really need it. Here are the tips you need to get your garage in good shape;

To organize your space, you will need at least 3 to 4 days or a few weekends. Consider the garage “clean” a project and get the family involved.

Start with dividing your piles into keep, sell or donate. You could place these items on tarps on the floor or on your driveway. Look for items that are broken, expired (chemicals etc) and items that you have not used in years.

Your keep pile should be then separated into broad categories, such as sports equipment, hand tools, christmas decor etc.

To store your items it is best to start off with cardboard boxes. You can mark its contents with a marker on the side of the box.

To use your space wisely have some shelving put in. The shelving racks you install should be not too high, making them easily accessible.

The best and cheapest way to store your items is in plastic baskets (Square baskets are best). You could buy these from any homeware store. Try to buy them in a variety of colours, this way you will find it easier to store and locate an item.

A Guide on Choosing the Right Foam for your Sofa

Written by: Foam Factory, Inc.

When you want to breathe new life into your sofas you’re going to need to replace the cushion. It’s easy right? Just find a cushion, unzip the material and shove it in. That’s only part of the process. There are different types of sofa seat cushions that have numbers designated to them based on their comfort and support. This determines how stiff or soft it feels when you sit on it.

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Sofa foam replacement can cost you a pretty penny and can actually out-cost your entire couch itself. With many types of foam out there that is of lesser quality, expect to get what you pay for. Don’t rule these out as many times sofas are barely used and are primarily set up for décor purposes.

When you look into foam that’s designed to last for 10 years, the price that you pay could be somewhat hefty. If your couch isn’t going to last 10 years, you’re better off cutting costs and purchasing a less expensive sofa foam.

If you want the best out of your sofa, remember these tips. Down and feather materials are great for comfort but they require high maintenance and constant care. They must be shaken and fluffed each time someone sits on it. For a vintage sofa that isn’t going to be used, this would be a great option. Foam cushions can absorb water with little to no effect on the product. If you have allergic reactions to your sofa, look into purchasing latex cushions as they are hypoallergenic.

When you are looking for fabric to cover your foam, upholstery is a popular option that many homeowners use. Because of its ability to withstand the wear and tear of daily use, many families go to this as their number one option. Also, a good thing to know is something called the “rub count”. A 20,000-rub fabric won’t withstand the same amount of usage as an 80,000-rub fabric. The difference is the amount of damage that it can withstand after continuous use. The sofa in front of your television is a perfect example of a high rub count.

There is no perfect foam available. The ideal foam has the right amount of support and cushion that is right for you. Since everybody is different and their preferences varying, make sure to consult with a professional on what type of foam that you should get. With these tips, you can explain which specific type you are looking for and have it made to those standards.

A Guide on How to Replace Your Couch Cushion

Replacing your old couch cushions is important for maintaining a high comfort level. Fortunately, it’s extremely easy to replace. Here is a quick guide to help you get started.

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Measure Your Cushion Before You Replace

When you purchase replacement cushions for your seats, you want to be sure that you get the correct sizing. By putting in a size too big, what you will end up with is a bumpy, awkward-looking seat. You wouldn’t want your guest to be sitting on a stiff seat shaped like mountains. Be sure to take the proper measurements to ensure a perfect fit.

Check for Old Foam

When you remove the old foam, what you are going to be left with is an empty cover. Take a look inside to make sure that there are no remnants of old foam and debris hiding inside. Because this is probably one of the only times that your cover will be empty, take the opportunity to machine wash them. Be sure your covers are completely dry before stuffing your new couch cushions inside.

Insert Your New Cushion

Unzip your clean cover and face it on a flat surface towards you. Fold the long sides of the foam together. This makes it easier for you to stuff it inside the cover. If it’s too hard you can try taking a durable belt to tie the two ends together. After it’s inserted, continue to push the foam towards the front of the cover while keeping it folded. Once it has reached the entire length, you can then release your grip on the foam and it should even itself out filling in the cover.

Smoothing it Out

Once you foam is inside your cover, it will be probably look out of place and of the sort. Smooth the cover out and align the seams of the cover to the edge of the foam. Clear out the majority of the wrinkles by running your hands over the cover evenly.

Closing Your Cover

Once your foam is fully fitted inside your cover, the only thing left is to close the zipper back. If your foam has been accurately measured, then you shouldn’t have too much of problem with it sticking out. Just gently place the foam back into the cover and you are back in action.
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How to Extend the Life of your Furniture

Written by The Foam Factory

 

With proper care, furniture can last generations. Making it last that long involves regular maintenance and the frequency of this maintenance will depend on what needs to be addressed. For instance, upholsteryis the most visible and is also the more prone to wear and tear. Take of these issues as they come up and you can easily extend the life of your furniture

 

Damage

There are so many ways furniture can get damaged. If your furniture features fabric then there is the possible loss of color. Upholstery made out of faux-leather often experience cracks in various places without the application of regular leather treatment. Pets tend to damage furniture with their claws. Foam is another that needsregular replacement as after years of use, sofa seat cushions tend to become flat and no longer provide adequate support to the body. Ultimately, aside from wear and tear, your furniture will need constant maintenance.

 

Paint and Varnish

For wooden furniture, an effective way to ensure longevity is by applying a fresh coat of paint or varnish. The previous coating needs to be scraped off using sandpaper or a light scrub brush. The wood can then be treated and nourished before the paint or varnish is applied. Ideally, the coating would need to be thick enough to provide adequate protection.

 

Foam Replacement

When replacing couch foam, use high density foam which is more durable and convenient for couches and bedding. Most foam companies offer custom sizing when it comes to foam products making it easy to order the whatever dimensions you require.

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The Foam Factory specializes in foam manufacturing. Their products are convenient for various foam replacement projects including for seat cushions.

 

 

 

How to Extend the Life of your Furniture

Written by The Foam Factory

With proper care, furniture can last generations. Making it last that long involves regular maintenance and the frequency of this maintenance will depend on what needs to be addressed. For instance, upholsteryis the most visible and is also the more prone to wear and tear. Take of these issues as they come up and you can easily extend the life of your furniture

Damage

There are so many ways furniture can get damaged. If your furniture features fabric then there is the possible loss of color. Upholstery made out of faux-leather often experience cracks in various places without the application of regular leather treatment. Pets tend to damage furniture with their claws. Foam is another that needsregular replacement as after years of use, sofa seat cushions tend to become flat and no longer provide adequate support to the body. Ultimately, aside from wear and tear, your furniture will need constant maintenance.

Paint and Varnish

For wooden furniture, an effective way to ensure longevity is by applying a fresh coat of paint or varnish. The previous coating needs to be scraped off using sandpaper or a light scrub brush. The wood can then be treated and nourished before the paint or varnish is applied. Ideally, the coating would need to be thick enough to provide adequate protection.

Foam Replacement

When replacing couch foam, use high density foam which is more durable and convenient for couches and bedding. Most foam companies offer custom sizing when it comes to foam products making it easy to order the whatever dimensions you require.

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The Foam Factory specializes in foam manufacturing. Their products are convenient for various foam replacement projects including for seat cushions.

Build a Hanging Outdoor Bed

Written by Foam Factory, Inc.

The porch swing used to be the centerpiece of any porch. The swing is now being replaced by its more modern counterpart, the hanging outdoor bed. The latter has the advantage of being more spacious, cozy and comfortable than the swing. It also provides the ultimate relaxation environment since it is basically a suspended bed, sometimes even coming in queen size.

Building the Hanging Bed

Building a hanging bed might be easy if you have experience with DIY projects. In case you are not, you might consider having the outdoor bed made and installed by a professional. The regular dimension of a hanging outdoor bed would be that of a twin bed.

The Mattress

An adequate sized mattress should also come along with the bed. For a good mattress, Canada has many great suppliers to choose from. For the outdoorsCarlo Badalamenti, who has been in the foam industry for several decades, suggests that, it is better to choose a latex mattress or an open-celled foam to create a mattress.

Apply a Protective Finish

Protective finishes are important, especially for the outdoors. Exposed screw holes would also need to be filled with a wood filler and left to dry. The hanging bed would then need to be scrubbed with coarse sandpaper. The protective coating/finish can then be applied and left and left to dry.

Hang the bed

The daybed can be hung using lag screws directly on the beam or rafters. Ropes or chains can be used for this. The hanging bed would then be ready for the mattress or bedding. The ideal hanging height is at 18 inches to the top.

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Foam Factory, Inc. specializes in foam products such as the memory foam bed.

Remodeling tips for the living room

Written by Foam Factory Inc.

The living room is one of the rooms of the house where your family and you tend to spend the most time. Your living room would possibly be the host of your TV set and have some furniture such as a couch, a coffee table and accessorized with a carpet. Depending on your budget, certain small changes can help you give a new look and feel to your living room.

Sometimes you can just get a different paint job and some brand new cushions and change the color and design of their covers to add a little pop of color to your living room. The change would be more visible if your cushions were starting to get slouched. Getting brand new bouncy foam cushions would definitely bring a change and make your furniture look for comfortable and inviting.

You can opt to carry out your sofa foam replacement project yourself. This can be a fun and gratifying task as you will get to choose the color and design of the materials used. Some foam manufacturing companies offer custom-cut foam services. You only have to measure down the dimensions of your couch and have them cut the foam to fit your project.

The Foam Factory is a company specializing in foam products and they offer solutions to foam replacement projects with custom-cut foams. Their staff are ever ready to help you in choosing the right foam for your project.

Sofa Maintenance Tips

By Carlo Badalamenti

When it comes to finding a comfortable spot in your home, you may not even think twice about your favorite chair or a couch that really does it for you. But what if I were to tell you there was a better option out there? What if you could actually get much more from your favorite piece of furniture where comfort is concerned?

Many people are still asleep—no pun intended—to the fact that foam provides superior comfort no matter what type of furniture we’re talking about. That’s not all though, it’s also more durable than traditional options, meaning you’ll save money on an already affordable option. Plus, its breathability is unrivaled, so if you want a foam pillow or mattress, you don’t have to worry about overheating.

Plus, it’s easy to find a sofa foam replacement cushion to match your current piece of furniture. So just because you don’t have foam cushions right now doesn’t mean it’s impossible to receive the many benefits that go with them. Try out a piece of foam cushion today and there’s no way you’ll ever go back to any other option.

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At The Foam Factory, you can find just about every type of cushion you could ever need and each one is more comfortable than the last. So whether you need couch foam, an option for your RV, something to sleep on in your bedroom or just about anything else, this store will have what you’re looking for and then some.

Reliable Shipping Of Mattresses To Canada

By Carlo Badalamenti

When it comes to buying a new mattress in Canada, you don’t have to look far for options. Just about every mattress store in the country will carry a number of versions and this wide variety is meant to help you get the exact feel you want. Unfortunately, what you’ll often find is that all these options just leave you confused and, potentially, with a worse off night’s sleep.

The good news is that there is an outstanding option for mattresses that leaves the other ones in the dust. Memory foam mattresses are sweeping the entire world—not just Canada—by storm and for good reason. They offer the ultimate in comfort by actually conforming to your body’s unique size and weight.

With metal spring mattresses, you get constant pushback from each and every coil. It’s no wonder you wake up tired or even in pain. However, even a latex mattress in Canada will give you better support and, thus, a better night’s sleep.

So whether you’re in the market now for a new mattress or you simply could use better sleep, look into a memory foam option today.

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Canada Foam by Mail offers the types of mattress Canada residents loveand just about any foam product you could want and all at a great price. On their website, you can find countless options in terms of memory foam and the different types of mattresses. So no matter what size bed you use, you’ll find the memory foam option that works best.