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What foam type is best for your next DIY project

By Clark Rubber | 17th October, 2019
What foam type is best for your next DIY project

Do you have a DIY project in the home but not sure what type of foam you need? There are so many different types of foam available for a variety of applications and frequency of use which can make the choice challenging.

You can make all sorts of creative DIY projects out of custom-cut foam. At Clark Rubber, we love how creative our customers are, but often people are unsure of the right product for the job.

So what foam type is ideal for your specific project? From reupholstering a tired sofa to getting a custom-cut mattress for your boat or caravan, our tips and infographic below will help you quickly pair your next project with the perfect solution.

Use foam to reinvent an old sofa

As a living room staple, it is hugely important that your sofas are as comfortable as can be. But what may appear as soft, and cosy may not provide adequate support that is needed for something which is used often. There is no point investing in reupholstering your sofa with foam if the product will wear quickly.

That's why we suggest Clark Rubber's high-density or premium high-density foam. Both are designed specifically for high-traffic use, and our premium high-density foam comes with a 10 year warranty for added piece of mind.

Refresh your old mattresses

Refreshing an old foam mattress with a new custom-cut foam mattress is a satisfying DIY project. Finding a new mattress to suit an oddly shaped bed such as those found in a boat or caravan, can be a real struggle. Not to mention how many parents-to-be we have helped find a perfectly sized piece of foam to suit a huge range of cot sizes.

We recommend asking a Clark Rubber expert in store about our medium-density foam. Backed by a three-year warranty, medium-density foam is a great blend of comfort and resilience.

Foam to update old outdoor furniture

You can also use foam for your DIY outdoor furniture projects. Foam cushions add that next level of comfort for outdoor benches and chairs, but only if you buy the right foam. As an outdoor product, you need something that is water-resistant and durable.

This is where closed-cell or dry-flow foam is a great choice. Though less flexible than their medium and high-density counterparts, these foam types are water and shock-resistant, making them ideal for the outdoors - even marine environments.

Foam cushions add that next level of comfort for outdoor chairs, but only if you buy the right foam.

Other foam types for DIY projects

Of course, we know this list is far from exhaustive when it comes to DIY projects using foam. We haven't even scratched the surface of camera case padding and acoustic foam, but you can read all about it in our handy infographic below. Take a look the next time you're out searching for the right foam, and of course if you have any questions, contact your local Clark Rubber store today and an expert will be glad to help.