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Looking to improve your
One major complaint about early
memory foams was that they retained
heat easily, so foam companies added gel
to the production recipe, which created
a desired cooling effect. The temperature
change made memory foam the desired
top layer of a mattress or cushion set.
However, memory foam does have its
drawbacks. One is that its soft, cradling
qualities do not make it a good base
layer. Because of this, I suggest you
use a denser and more supportive layer
of foam on the bottom and build the
memory foam into the top comfort
layer of your projects.
Reticulated foam
One of the biggest successes on
the television show Shark Tank was
the Scrub Daddy sponge, which is
made from a reticulated foam. In
terms of its cell structure, it works
like a net scrunched together-
water runs right through it. This
makes it a great option for cockpit
cushions and other outdoor cushion
applications. That said, it is also
perfectly fi ne to use standard or HR
foam, if you're careful to ensure
proper drainage of the substrates.
Foam is a remarkable product, but
understanding what type to use for
different projects can be confusing. What
is not confusing is that without all the
different types of foam available today,
our yachting and boating projects would
not reach the level of quality or comfort
that is now possible.
Rebecca Delano, with her husband, Troy,
own Alfred's Upholstery & Co. in Alfred,
Maine. They have specialized in custombuilt
upholstered furniture, OEM work and
marine soft goods since 1997. They received
a 2021 MFA Fabrication Award of Excellence
in the Marine Interior Upholstery category.
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