Summer is near…
…And camp organizers are heading to their camps to get ready for another season. At the end of the school year, young urbanites from all over the country will turn into campers.
No matter what overnight summer camp kids decide to go to, one thing that is common to all, is that by the end of the day they will be exhausted and they will need a nice mattress to rest their tired bodies on. That’s where we come in…
Who We Are and What We Do?
FOAMITE is a foam and mattress manufacturer. We predominately supply foam to the furniture and bedding industries. We also make a complete line of Commercial Mattresses, with matching foundations, in any size that you may require. Also, by using our Ergocheck Pressure Testing technology and 45 different grades of foam we can recommend what quality and firmness is best for your application.
We have been in business for 30 years and we have always supplied mattresses to camps directly or through distributors. We are a commercial member of the OCA (Ontario Camps Association) and we also sell camp mattresses and replacement covers to all kinds of overnight camps across Canada.
5 Easy Steps to Choosing the Right Camp Mattresses
1) Choose Your Size
There are so many standard sizes that we make for camps. The problem is that everybody calls their size a standard camp mat size when it may not be. If it’s not, no worries, we can make it in any size or thickness that you require.
Each one of these common sizes is available in 4, 5 or 6” thicknesses:
30×72, 32×72, 36×72, 38×74, 39×75, 54×74 or 60×80.
2) Get to Know Your Foam First and Choose Wisely
Not all foam is created equal we carry 45 different grades. Foam is rated by its density (weight of the foam) and its compression (how soft or hard it is). Heavier foam, with higher densities, will last longer. The compression has no bearing on the durability or the price.
We can make you a camp mattress in any of the following densities:
1.0 lb, 1.1 lb, 1.2 lb, 1.3 lb, 1.4 lb, 1.5 lb, 1.7lb, 1.8 lb, 1.9 lb, 2.0 lbs/cubic foot. In each density range, you can choose a number of different compressions all at the same price.
3) Choose Your Cover
The covers are made with heavy duty 32oz automotive grade fire retardant vinyl. They are very durable and a taupe/beige in colour. The covers can be all vinyl or a combination of commercial grade cotton, on the top, and vinyl on the bottom. Our covers are made with zippers so that you can open them up to see what’s inside and so that you can replace them if the need arises.
Replacement covers with long 3-sided zippers are half the cost of buying a whole new mattress. We also make replacement covers in any size you require.
4) Choose Your Price Point
We can make a 4 x 30 x 72 size mattress in a number of different price points. It all depends on what you put inside them and what you cover it with. Give us a call and let us talk to you about your options. Some people may not want to know all the details and just want the lowest price but I think the more you know the better it is for both of us. On the other hand, there are others who exaggerate the density of the foam or who may not know what they are selling, so they just make it up. We have experienced this with a number of distributors over the years.
5) Avoid Imposters
Some may tell you that the harder the foam is the better the quality. That is not true. The density of the foam determines the quality and not the compression. Others will fill the core with polyester fibre, lighter than the cheapest foam, or scrap foam that is shredded down and glued together. We can do that too if that is what you want.
The worst is when the cover is completely closed around the foam and the only way to check inside is by ripping off the cover. I wonder what they are hiding. What’s inside matters!
The right price is important if you get the performance and durability to go with it. That is what most people call good value. You can get that by buying directly from a foam and mattress manufacturer and by buying the right grade at the right price.
We make better mattresses because we use the best and most natural grades of foam. If you need camp mattresses, this year, we can provide you with the solutions that you need to succeed.
FOAMITE INDUSTRIES INC.
R.C. (Bob) Dimas
Be the best that you can be by doing whatever is necessary to improve the quality of your sleep!