The main types of cushion inserts

Summary: There are three main types of cushion filling: foam, feather, and polyester fiber. Foam is the most popular and resilient, while feather and fibers form part of the filling for comfort. The most comfortable cushions come with down but are also the most expensive.

There are three main types of cushion fillings: Foam, fiber, and feather. In the majority of cases cushion, inserts will use a combination of at least two of these fillings. The combinations vary and will depend on the cost, level of comfort, and the durability the customer expects from the cushion. Let’s take a look at the main fillings and their characteristics.

Foam is the most popular cushion filling by a wide margin. The popularity of foam is due to its resilience, and the ability to mold it into any shape or size. It is also easy to manipulate, even at home, which makes it very popular for DIY projects.

Feather and fiber are popular for seat and back cushions, for their comfort and softness. However, they do require regular plumping to maintain shape. The biggest issue with feathers is that a lot of people have some form of allergy and only realize it after they buy the cushions.

For the ultimate in comfort, people should buy down cushions. As the premium choice in cushion filling, they are also the most expensive. Down cushions require more maintenance than others, with pure down cushions requiring daily maintenance.

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Choose the best fabric for your outdoor cushions

Summary: One of the key choices during cushion replacement is the selection of the fabric. Cotton canvas, duck cloth, and Textiline are all good options with different qualities.

The most important factor when choosing fabric for the outdoors is to consider how well it can handle the elements. Even cushions that sit under shade will have exposure to rain, winds and the heat. Here are some fabric options to consider the next time you do an outdoor foam replacement.

Cotton canvas

Cotton canvas is a woven fabric that is heavy duty and relatively inexpensive. The two most important points to consider are that cotton canvas dyes easily and is hard wearing. However, since it is not a tight weave, consider using a foam that is durable like dryfast foam.

Duck cloth

The difference between canvas and duck cloth is the weave. Duck cloth has a much tighter weave than canvas and so lets much less moisture through to the underlying foam. Also, it has a much smoother texture and does not feel as rough. Unlike canvas, duck cloth is more expensive and is might harder to paint. If customization is what you are after, the canvas is better than duck cloth.

Textilene

Another option is to use Textilene fabric which is a woven polyester with a PVC coating. There are lots of benefits to going with this option. Textilene is waterproof, does not fade, resists molds and fungus and is flame retardant. Unfortunately, all those benefits come at a cost. Textilene has a distinctly plastic feel to it that feels synthetic.

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Bio: Written by The Foam Factory. A specialized store for foam products including outdoor foam ideal for your outdoor furniture cushions.

Tips on Buying a New Garage Door

Garage DoorWhen you look for a new garage door, there are several different factors that you need to consider before purchasing one. Approaching the process can be confusing at first but here are some tips to get you started.

The Insulation Factor

Garages aren’t known to retain a lot of heat. Today’s doors have improved and now include better insulation techniques. Not only do they protect from the elements, but they also keep the temperature inside cool which makes for a more comfortable environment.

Consider what direction your door is facing also. If it’s directly facing the sun, you would be better off purchasing an insulated door for its temperature regulation.

Make Sure Your Garage Door Protects You

If you live in an area where hurricanes or natural disasters can happen, you would want as much reinforcement as possible. On the market there are storm-ready garage doors that have a reinforcement system built into it.

When you purchase a quality garage door, most of the time it will come with the installation of a garage door opener so you do not need to worry about a separate purchase.

How Much Does A Garage Door Cost?

Depending on the size of your garage and the quality of materials put in to your door, you can expect to pay in between $700 to $1600. If you are looking for an automatic door opener, tack on another $300. This is not including contractor costs or taxes.

Look around for different contractors offering you a better deal. It would be best to get multiple quotes and narrow down your options based on quality of work and professionalism.

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Technological advances in memory foam mattresses

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When talking about memory foam, these are usually applied in settings such as in hospitals for beds, wheelchairs, and x-ray machine beds among other things. Memory foam was also widely used in sports equipment. Nowadays, memory foam has jumped from special applications to residential applications. Mattresses made out of memory foam has been hailed by many as a godsend since its ability to retain shape due to heat has improved the sleep of countless people who have mattresses made out of memory foam. These mattresses, thanks to a larger production scale, are no longer considered as a rich man’s toy since you can buy discount memory foam mattress as well as Latex mattress Canada from a host of stores. The current generation of memory foam mattresses differ in the sense that more technology has been put to it.

Apart from retaining a particular shape, its durability has also been dramatically increased wherein high-density memory foam mattresses enjoy a longer lifespan than its earlier counterparts. It’s ability to retain heat also has an added benefit of reducing pain from those that suffer posture problem since the warmth adds a degree of comfort aside from the improved posture. Because of its properties, memory foam mattresses translates to a more comfortable and pleasurable sleep to its user as opposed to the conventional mattress that is rigid and does not follow the shape of its user’s sleeping posture. Ask anyone who’s ever owned a memory foam mattress, they have never regretted getting one.


 

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Three DIY Patio Furniture Makeovers

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If your home has a patio, you know how wonderful this outdoor space can be. A patio is a great extension of your home living room, where family and friends can relax, socialize, and enjoy the great outdoors. For all of these reasons, most patios are furnished with comfortable patio furniture, including rocking chairs, benches, and chaise lounges.

But patio furniture doesn’t last forever. If your patio furniture is getting old, it’s time for a DIY makeover. Just because patio furniture is worn out doesn’t mean you have to throw it away. There are many ways to update old patio furniture and bring it back to life. Here are a few simple and affordable DIY patio furniture makeovers.

New Chaise Lounge Cushion

The chaise lounge is a wonderful invention, a chair and bed hybrid designed for the outdoors. If your chaise lounge needs a makeover, consider replacing the cushion. A new patio cushion will allow you to keep the chair and enjoy it once again. When buying a new cushion for a chaise lounge, remember to purchase outdoor foam designed for patios. Outdoor foam will stand up to the outdoor elements without growing mold or getting destroyed. Simply purchase foam in the right size and shape. Consider adding a new cover for a completely new look.

New Patio Bench Cushion

If your bench is feeling a little uncomfortable, bring it back to life with a new cushion. It’s simple and affordable to replace your patio bench cushion. Simply visit your favorite online foam retailer, such as The Foam Factory. Next, look for dryfast foam, or foam designed for outdoor use. Next, find the right size and shape foam. You can also purchase a larger sheet of foam and cut it yourself at home. Finally, get new fabric for a complete makeover that will enhance your patio and add comfort to your outdoor living area.

New Sofa Cushions

Do have nice patio furniture with a sofa? An old sofa often gets uncomfortable simply because of the cushion. An easy way to update your couch is to purchase a new cushion. As mentioned with the chaise lounge and the patio bench, it’s important to purchase outdoor-ready foam, such as dryfast foam. Once you have the right foam, you can cut it to fit the shape and size of your couch. Finally, update the entire patio furniture set by purchasing new covers. You can also buy fabric and sow your own covers.
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The Foam Factory is an online retailer of quality foam products, including foam for seat cushions and dryfast foam for patio furniture and boats.

Bring Comfort Outdoors

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If you want to add comfort to your home, don’t forget about the outdoors too. Most of us have a porch or deck we love to use in order to get outdoors under some sun while still enjoying plenty of creature comforts. That last word is especially important, which is why so many people turn to The Foam Factory for help making the most of their outdoor areas.

When it comes to finding the right cushion filling for your outdoor area, you’re at one major disadvantage. Unlike, say, your living room, you can’t simply buy any option you please. The outdoor elements would quickly ravage them and you’d be left with unseemly and uncomfortable furniture no one will want to sit in.

Even if you hope to bring your cushions in or store them every day, keep in mind rainwater is not the only enemy here.

Fortunately there are options like dryfast foam that can be used. Not only is this option extremely comfortable, but it’s also equally resilient. No matter what kind of weather your porch or deck is hit with, this foam will fight back in a major way.

So make sure the outdoors are as comfortable as can be with foam cushions built for what it takes.

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If you’re in the market for dryfast foam or other kinds of cushion filling, they can help. The Foam Factory have the outdoor foam replacement options you’re looking for to make any project simple, easy and successful.

Selecting Cushions for Outdoors

Plenty of us have furniture outside our homes. It’s a great way to enjoy nature or take in some sun while still remaining comfortable. But comfort often comes with foam cushions to enjoy. Whether you’re selecting furniture or looking to replace your current choices, keep reading for some tips on selection cushions for outside your home.

Unless you plan on bringing in your cushions when you’re not outside using them, you need to pick dryfast foam for your cushions. The truth is that there are other options. For example, your cushions may be waterproof and designed to keep water out from their interiors. But this often just isn’t the case. Between the constant attention from the sun and the type of wear and tear mother nature can deliver on a regular basis, most cushions give in and let water soak their insides.

Dryfast foam is designed for this eventuality, though. It won’t retain water like other materials do and, in fact, it’s great for fighting fungus from growing.

Best of all its very affordable and you won’t be sacrificing quality. This foam is extremely comfortable to sit on and will maintain its shape for years.

Whether you’re in the market for yacht cushions or cushions for your patio, you can’t go wrong with dryfast foam.  It’s a great option that doesn’t cost much yet still delivers all the right benefits.

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Article submitted by The Foam Factory. They’re your one stop shop online for everything related to foam inserts and much more.

Artificial Grass Saves You Time and Money

There are a lot of costs that you have to pay for when you have to maintain a naturally growing lawn of grass. There’s water, fertilizer and the labor of trimming it down when it gets a little too long.  When you accumulate all these costs in a year, you’ll be surprised that it costs about an arm and a leg just to maintain something as inconsequential as your front lawn. So why waste money by just maintaining your lawn? You could have spent that money on something more productive or something you can enjoy more.

One product that you can invest in is artificial residential turf. It’s basically synthetic polyethylene fibers that resemble the shape, texture, and feel of real grass. Being synthetic, it doesn’t need any more labor than the first time you install it on your lawn. You don’t need any more water or fertilizer and it even stays the same length so you don’t have to trim it down periodically. The cost of maintenance and labour of having a natural growing lawn would surely be more than the one time artificial grass cost and the fact that this maintenance doesn’t stop after a year would only make those costs much worse for you and your family.

Think about it, plastic is probably the way to go, it saves you time and money, and it’s even more resilient than natural grass which means it’ll probably last longer than normal grass under daily abuse.

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The Benefits of Artificial Grass

When most people think of synthetic lawn turf, they usually imagine an athletic field or putting green used for practice. Few people immediately think of their neighbor’s yard. But if the trend continues, soon that’s exactly what you’ll think of when someone brings up artificial grass. Continue reading to find out why.

One of the main reasons people are switching to fake lawns has to do with the price. For the most part, after you’ve paid for the turf and its installation, you’re done spending money on your lawn. There will still be some maintenance costs to come, but for the most part, your investment is over.

Now compared artificial grass prices to what a real lawn costs. Paying for the grass and having it installed is nothing compared to what you’ll be spending every year for as long as you own it.

Real grass constantly needs water, unless it’s covered by snow. If you live in a warmer part of the country, your water bill can become astronomical. This is bad for the environment and your budget.

But your lawn also needs to be mowed constantly, weeded and aerated. There goes a huge chunk of your free time. You’ll also want to buy a cocktail of chemicals to keep it growing strong and free of vermin and other threats to its health.

When you put the costs next together, there’s no competition. Artificial grass makes the most sense.

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Article submitted by Artificial Turf Supply. The company manufactures fake grass and then sells it wholesale through the internet for residential, playground, commercial and athletic purposes.