Trust the foam experts at Mac's Upholstery to recommend a polyurethane foam or memory foam that best fits your individual needs. We'll custom cut foam to size for couch cushion replacement. You may also purchase uncut blocks of furniture foam, foam for upholstery and chair foam at Mac's.
Do you need to replace sofa foam cushions, chair cushions, boat cushions or cushion foam? The experts at Mac's Upholstery help you choose the correct foam for upholstery projects. You'll find dozens of samples inside our Ballard showroom. Select the polyurethane foam or memory foam with the perfect density, surface firmness, surface feel, support and firmness retention characteristics.
If you need couch foam, foam for couch cushions, foam cushions cut to size or furniture foam cushions, give us a call.
Polyurethane foam comes in a myriad of forms. During the production process a manufacturer will adjust the properties of the polyurethane to achieve a desired strength, comfort level and durability. This flexibility in form makes polyurethane great for all sorts of uses. Because the most common grades are durable and elastic, it's an ideal cushioning material for furniture.
Memory foam was developed at NASA's Ames Research Center in the mid-sixties. It's made from polyurethane with additional chemicals to make it more gummy and dense.
Memory foam comes in various densities. Low density foam is pressure sensitive. When you recline on low density foam, it molds to your body. The foam returns to its original shape after you get up. High density memory foam responds to body heat instead of pressure.
For many years, memory foam's been too expensive for household use. It still costs more than most foams, but there are methods to make memory foam affordable. We'll show you how.
One final thought on memory foam. It's great for bunks and mattresses, but we do not recommend it for chairs or sofas. The reason is pretty straightforward. When you're sitting down, your body weight travels through your butt. In most cases this is a relatively small area. Memory foam doesn't work very well when a lot of weight is concentrated in a small area; the foam simply collapses. When you're lying down, your body weight is spread over a larger area, allowing the foam to better distribute the weight.
Latex is different than polyurethane or memory foam. Natural latex is harvested from rubber trees in the tropics. It’s bio-degradable, resists bacteria, mold & mildew.
Latex can be an excellent choice for folks in search of a more organic lifestyle. But, because it’s made from naturally occurring raw materials, natural latex deteriorates at a much faster rate that its synthetic cousin. It's also quite a bit more expensive. For those reasons, we do not sell natural latext foam.
Synthetic latex is manufactured from petroleum products and naturally occurring tree resin. It’s more durable, but doesn’t have the feel of natural latex.
Blended latex is pretty much what you’d expect; a combination of natural and synthetic latex. Lots of people prefer this product because it’s comfortable, durable and much more environmentally friendly. There are various "flavors" of blended latex. Their properties vary based on the ratio of natural to synthetic components.
Polyurethane foam is available in a range of depths and densities; the higher the "HR" number the stiffer the foam. For example, HR 22 is extra-soft, HR70 is stiff.
Most sofas and chairs are manufactured using HR45 and/or HR33. HR45 provides sturdy support without sacrificing comfort. HR33 is considerably softer. Some prefer the cushier feel of HR33, especially boat owners who like a little more "give" in their bunk mattresses.
Whether you prefer polyurethane foam or memory foam, the experts at Mac's Upholstery will help you select the one that's right for you.