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High Quality Foam versus Cheap Foam: The Density Matters!


Everyone is looking for a bargain these days, but when it comes to foam, cheap doesn’t always mean good quality. Thankfully, at Direct Foam, we offer affordable high density foam without compromising on quality.

We understand the importance of providing foam that meets both your budget and your expectations. That’s why we constantly review our prices to ensure they remain competitive while delivering top quality foam products. Whether you need foam sheets, foam cut to size, or ready-made foam products, you can trust Direct Foam to provide the best combination of quality and affordability.

What should you look for when choosing your foam?

When it comes to foam, you want something that offers long-lasting comfort and support. Cheaper or low density foam may not hold up over time, potentially leaving you disappointed and needing a replacement sooner than expected. The key factor is density. High-density foam lasts far longer than lower-density alternatives. At Direct Foam, most of our foam grades are high-density, meaning they are built to last.

Fire safety is another important consideration when choosing foam. Imported foam from certain countries may not comply with UK fire safety standards. This is particularly important for professionals selling upholstered products. However, all the foam grades we stock conform to all UK fire safety standards, giving you extra peace of mind.

Does a high density foam feel harder than a lower density?

It’s also worth noting that high-density foams aren’t always hard. A foams density does not determine its feel. Foam can be manufactured to feel firm, medium or soft. When selecting your foam, pay attention to its hardness range and consult our foam grades page to understand how it will feel to you. If in doubt then give us a call on 01293 871712, we’ll be happy to help. 

Talk to Direct Foam and get the best foam at the best price!

If you have any questions about our foam grades, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We’re here to help! Don’t settle for poor quality cheap foam that will disappoint you. Choose Direct Foam for the best quality foam at the best price!

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