If you are looking for upholstery and foam in Portland, Oregon, In-Ex upholstery is the right place to come. We have a wide variety of Latex Foam and Polyurethane foam, both at great prices. In-Ex Upholstery also sells retail and wholesale, so if you only need a sheet we can also provide that to you, but if you need more than that, we also sell wholesale foam. Our foam is made with the highest quality material, so you can be sure that whether you are just looking for a small piece of foam or a much larger amount of upholstery foam sheets, you are getting the best quality upholstery foam in town.
If you would like to know what polyurethane foam and latex foam are, please keep reading below so you get a better understanding of what they are used for.
What is polyurethane foam?
Polyurethane foam refers to a number of different types of foam consisting of polymers made of molecular chains bound together by urethane links. It can be both flexible or rigid, but has a low density. Flexible polyurethane foam is most often used in bedding and upholstery, while the more rigid variety is used for thermal insulation and in automobile dashboards.
Flexible polyurethane is made in blocks and then cut to its desired shape. This is the way in which furniture cushions are made, for instance. Some materials can substitute for this application of polyurethane foam, such as polyester fiber or steel springs. However, polyester fiber does not recover nearly as well as foam does after compression. Steel springs recover well, but can become noisy as they get worn out. They also require some form of cushioning between them and the user.
In addition to the flexible and rigid types, semi-flexible polyurethane foam also exists, and is used extensively in automobile interiors. Seats, armrests, and headrests are frequently made from the semi-flexible variety of this material. In the case of seats, the polyurethane foam is formed in a mold, and then removed and upholstered.
What is Latex Upholstery foam?
Latex is a milky white liquid composed of rubber particles dispersed in water. This material is whipped with air to form a foam, which is heated to produce foam rubber, or latex. The soft, supple products of a real foam rubber are what make our products superior Latex is inherently hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite resistant. Because it breathes to remove body moisture, it keeps you warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer. Latex is not a plastic foam, like polyurethane or furniture foam. It is a denser product made of rubber to last a lifetime. Unlike urethane, latex will feel as good a year from now as it does in the showroom today.
Please call In-Ex Upholstery for upholstery foam pricing or for any other questions you may have.