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How Foam Density is Rated

All Foam is not Created Equal

Density, measured in pounds per cubic foot,  is the key property for determining flexible foam performance.

The firmness of the foam does not determine its quality, price or durability.
Density relates to the comfort, support and durability properties of the foam.
Adding cheaper foam additives or fillers can alter density. Additives are used to make a cushion feel heavier and more luxurious, or to improve the support, but they may have a negative effect on other foam properties, including tear strength, air flow and durability. Continue reading

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