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Foam Cut To Size Frequently Asked Questions

Can you explain what cut-to-size foam is?

This is foam that is cut to the customer’s individual requirements. It will be guaranteed to be square cut and have clean edges.

Can you tell me what sheet foam is?

Sheet foam is foam that is one cut from a block of foam. They are not guaranteed to be completely square and they may also sometimes have imperfect edges.

My foam has changed colour – why has this happened?

If your foam has been exposed to sunlight over the long or short term it may discolour. This is because it is not UV protected and therefore may change in appearance. There can sometimes also be slight variations in colour that appear during the process of manufacture. The foam will not be defective and is totally safe to use.

Is all foam blue?

No foam is available in a variety of colours and densities, however two of the market leading grades in the United Kingdom are blue. (33H Foam & 39H Foam)

Will my foam soften?

All foam will soften with use, the lower the density of foam the more softening you can expect – on average foam softens 10-15% in use

Why does my foam vary slightly in colour?

It is very normal for foam to have a slight variance in colour however this has no effect on the quality of the product and is just part of the manufacturing process. This will have no effect on the quality of the product.

Why is my foam turned a yellow colour?

Foam changes colour when it is exposed to light and air due to oxidisation, this can make some foam appear slightly yellowish in places – this has no effect on the quality of the product.

Why does my foam smell?

Some foam can have a ‘new foam smell’ which can take several weeks to dissipate – generally this is not noticeable but dependant on the type of foam the intensity can vary. This is a standard part of foam manufacturing and in Layman’s terms is similar to the smell you experience with a new car.

How do i measure my cushions?

Please use our handy guide which explains the best way to measure your cushions (how to measure cushion)

Where do i send my foam template to?

Please send postal templates to

GB Foam Ltd, Unit 3, Valley Works, Lane End Road, Sands, High Wycombe, HP12 4HG

Please send all electronic images/files and templates to sales@gbfoam.com

Why Choose GB Foam For Your Foam Cut To Size?

Our factory is equipped with the latest CNC cutting technology and throughout the years we have employed the most talented freehand foam cutters in the industry. Many members of the team have worked for the company for several decades and their attention to detail and quality control is something that only comes with years of knowledge and experience.

We have many customers who started with us in 1976 and are still working with us today, which we like to think reflects on our vision to be the most dynamic foam converter in our industry. For us no job is too big or too small. We offer the same level of service and delivery whether you are a retail customer ordering one piece of foam from home, or a large manufacturer ordering daily.

GB Foam Celebrating 40 Years in Business
40 Years In BUsiness

GB Foam have been offering foam cut to size from our factory since 1976.

Foam Made In The UK
Hand Made In THe UK

We employ the most talented freehand foam cutters in the industry.

Foam Made In The UK
ISO 9001 Quality

Our team work to the ISO 9001 quality standards to guarantee only the best

Super Fast Foam Delivery
Super Fast Delivery

All orders placed before 11:30am will be despatched for next working day delivery

5 Year Foam Guarantee
5 Year Guarantee

Our foam comes with a 5 year guarantee against faults in manufacture.

Flame Retardant Foam
Flame Retardant

Our entire range of foam exceed UK safety and flammability standards.

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