5 Ways to Use Foam in the Home

Foam is an amazing substance that enhances our lives through a myriad of applications. It’s cheap to produce, it can be used in a variety of products, and it’s easy to replace if it ever breaks down over time. You can add foam to some basic products around the house to restore them to their original condition, or to enhance them to make the product better.

Memory Foam Pillows

Memory foam helps contour to your body, and memory foam pillows provide adequate neck support. A polyurethane foam mattress, combined with a foam pillow, provides ample support for your back and helps relieve pressure from your spine. Posture-pedic pillows feature a contoured piece of foam that is shaped around your neck. You won’t wake up with a stiff neck, and you can use other pillows beneath the foam pillow to position your bedding to cut down on snoring and maintain good posture.

Die-Cut Foam Sets

Die-cuts are commonly used in printing to make unique shapes, like business cards with rounded edges or card-stock invitations. One vendor of polyurethane foam in Canada utilizes die-cuts to shape foam into lining for tool boxes. Die-cut foams use a special machine to make shapes in the blocks of foam that are produced. A single sheet of foam can create many designs, like foam shapes that kids can use to finger paint.

Couch Cushions

Couch cushions lose their support over time, and could have dire consequences for your back. Replacing your worn out couch cushions with new foam pads adds extra support. You can also get memory foam shaped to the cushions of your couch, useful for those one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. A small piece of foam can act as lumbar support for your back in the car, at the office or on the couch too.


Foam signs are less common, but cheap to produce. You probably don’t want to store them outdoors for long periods of time, but a foam side indoors can provide a cost-effective method of marking directions or important spaces. Foam can also be cut and given texture, so embossing your foam sheets is easy and cheap.

Other Uses

Most hot tub covers are made of foam, or have foam padding on the inside. The foam provides insulation so that your hot tub doesn’t lose its heating. The same insulation principles are also at work beneath your carpeting, where foam provides some support to feet.
This guest post was brought to you by Canada Foam By Mail, makers of foam to fit custom cushions for couches and other products.

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