It’s summertime baby! And what do we do in the summertime? All kinds of things, but my favourite is sitting around a pool or a campfire, with tea in my hand, and talking with friends or family all day or all night long.
There are thousands of different varieties of teas available in the world and they only vary by the region that they are grown, the time of year they are picked, and the processing method that they go through.
There are so many varieties of tea, so why do so many people still think that there is only one type of foam? We carry 45 Grades of foam but there are many more.
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Since its summertime, grab a cup of ice tea and, let’s talk about what people use for outdoor foam. We supply foam to a company that custom makes outdoor cushions and sells them online. They have decided to go with a 1.8-pound density. They offer it in two different compressions (medium and firm) depending on the customer’s preference.
This grade is a polyurethane grade. They absorb water, when it rains or if they were to fall into the pool. They are not mold or mildew resistant if you are using them for a boat mattress or a cottage mattress that sits in a cottage that is not heated year round. In applications such as this, you should go with the Koosh Natural High Resiliency foam or the Qik-Dri outdoor foam.
The Koosh Natural (KN line) is the most natural and it is mold and mildew resistant. It is a 2.7-pound density and it is available in seven different compressions – from soft to extra x-firm.
The Qik-Dri (QD Line) is the best and most porous foam used in outdoor applications. However, it is only a 1.8-pound density. It is lighter than the Koosh Natural. This means that it will not last as long before it starts to sag and lose its shape. It is available in two compressions – QD30 (Medium) and the QD50 (Firm). It is more expensive than the Koosh Natural because of its open cell construction and water flow characteristics.
1. What the cushions will be covered with – regular or outdoor fabric.
2. Whether or not they will be left totally outdoors or covered by an awning or overhang.
3. Whether they will be left outside or brought in when it looks like rain.
In outdoor cushioning applications your products require a cushion that will withstand rigorous use wet or dry. Qik-Dri is ideal for outdoor furniture, golf carts, boat cushions, the bottom of boat mattresses (to dissipate heat and moisture) and other cushioned surfaces that are exposed to the elements.
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R.C. (Bob) Dimas
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