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Foam Buying Guide

We know that picking a foam can be a daunting process, please see our below guide on buying foam. If it is your first time purchasing from us we recommend ordering a bag of samples first. Our definition of "Firm" may be completely different to yours. If you are unsure about what type of foam to purchase please either call or email us 01752 204061 hello@wecutfoam.co.uk.

Please note we recommend Fibre & Stockinette for all sofa cushions or similar type of cushions. It helps fill them out and stop sagging.

Foam for Seating:

Do not recommend going below 1.5” (3.81cm)

1.5 – 2” : chip foam (very firm)

2” : Firm foam or Chip foam (very firm)

3” :Firm foam or Medium foam

4” : Firm foam or Medium foam or Medium Soft Foam

100% DO NOT RECOMMEND FIRM OVER 4.5” (Foam feels firmer the thicker it is).

5” : Medium foam or Medium soft foam or Soft foam or Luxury GOLD SOFT foam

6” : Medium Soft foam or Soft foam or Luxury GOLD SOFT foam

7”+ : Anything thicker we recommend just Soft foam or Luxury GOLD SOFT foam

 

Foam for sleeping: (if its for seating & sleeping use above guide)

Should be over 2”

2” : Firm foam (might not be the most comfortable nights sleep)

3” : Firm foam or Medium foam

4” : Medium Foam or Medium Soft Foam (Medium Soft is a very popular mattress choice at 4” especially in motor homes, boat mattresses, vans, caravans, guesthouses etc.)

5” : Medium Soft

6” : Medium Soft

7”+ : Contact us for a tailored solution (hello@wecutfoam.co.uk / 01752 204061)

 

All Foam types & options:

Firm Foam 

Ideal for seating at thicknesses between 2"-4.5" (5cm-11.4cm), can be used for sleeping from 2"-3" (5cm - 7.6cm). We DO NOT recommend this foam over 4.5" (11.4cm) thickness.

Medium Foam

Ideal for seating at thicknesses between 3"-5" (7.6cm-12.7cm), can be used for sleeping from 3"-4" (7.6cm-10.2cm).

Medium-Soft Combination Foam

Ideal for seating at thicknesses between 4"-6" (10.2cm-15.2cm), can be used for sleeping from 4"-6" (10.2cm-15.24cm). This foam type is our medium density foam as a base laminated to our Soft foam as a topper.

Soft Foam

Ideal for seating at thicknesses between 5"-8" (12.7cm-20.3cm), for sleeping we would recommend you have 2"-3" (5cm-7.6cm) as a topper on top of a firmer foam (either medium or firm).

Luxury GOLD SOFT Foam

Similar to the soft but with added bounce. Ideal for seating at thicknesses between 5"-8" (12.7cm-20.3cm), for sleeping we would recommend you have 2"-3" (5cm-7.6cm) as a topper on top of a firmer foam (either medium or firm).

Extra Firm/ Chip/ Reconstituted Foam

Very firm, ideal for garden benches and thinner seating solutions from 1"-2.5" (3.8cm-6.4cm). We do not recommend this for sofa cushions. We do not recommend this for seating over 2.5" (6.4cm) as it is very firm.

Packaging Foam

Unlike all our other foams this grade DOES NOT meet British fire regulations (BS5852) and is intended to be used for packaging only. It is a smart dark grey in appearance.

Memory Foam

We DO NOT recommend memory foam for seating (it is too soft and goes down to nothing, for an alternative look at our Soft Foam). For sleeping we would recommend you have 2"-3" (5cm-7.6cm) as a topper on top of a firmer foam (either medium or firm).  

Options:

Stockinette/ Netting

A netting covering placed over the foam keeping it protected.

Fibre/Dacron

A fibre layer is glued (with water based adhesive) around the outside of the cushion helping to pad out saggy covers.

Fibre/Dacron & Stockinette

A Fibre layer is glued (with water based adhesive) around the outside of the cushion helping to pad out saggy covers, the fibre is then covered with a netting cover (stockinette) to help protect the foam and fibre from damage. We 100% recommend this for sofa cushions or similar.

 

Please note that this is a rough guide only. If you have never purchased from us previously please order a bag of samples. Our definition of firm could be completely different to yours so please bear this in mind when ordering. For more information please see our terms and conditions. For more help call our friendly team on 01752 204061 or email hello@wecutfoam.co.uk