Reticulated Foam For Marine Seating and Deck Mattresses.
If you’re looking to improve the comfort of your boat with optimum suitability foam, look no further. Reticulated foam is perfect for use in marine seating and deck mattresses. This is because it has the exceptional ability to maintain dryness even when exposed to water. Foam which is used on boats is much more susceptible to becoming sodden. This can be for a multitude of reasons. Whatever these reasons may be, reticulated foam will help maintain longevity and comfort in your marine seating or deck mattress.
What is Reticulated Foam?
The reason reticulated foam stays dry is due to it’s open cellular structure. Open cells are much less dense than closed cells are. In terms of appearance, open cells look more like a mesh as opposed to closed cells which show no signs of free space. These open cells allow fluid to pass freely through them, somewhat like a sieve does. Water that comes into contact with reticulated foam passes through it quickly. This in turn means that it is much more likely to stay dry when exposed to water. In comparison, high density foam would retain almost all water that it comes into contact with. As a result, high density foam would remain significantly much wetter.
Using Reticulated Foam For Marine Seating.
Not only is reticulated foam fantastic at staying dry, it is also known to be exceptionally comfortable. This is enhanced by the fact that dry foam is significantly more comfortable to sit on than wet foam. Foam can be exposed to water for numerous reasons. This may be because you, yourself are wet, because of high waves or because of condensation. Whatever the reason reticulated foam becomes wet, it’s guaranteed to stay much dryer.
Foam that regularly becomes wet will break down at an increased rate. It is also much more likely to develop mildew or other unpleasant results. Because of this, you’ll find that you’ll be replacing your boat cushions much more often than if you were using reticulated foam. Using the right foam for your marine seating is likely to save you more time and money in the long run.
Using Reticulated Foam For Deck Mattresses.
Deck mattresses although less likely to be exposed to water, are still at risk of exposure to condensation. A build up of condensation on a deck mattress will make for an extremely unpleasant night’s sleep indeed. As with marine seating, deck mattresses not made from appropriate foam are at a greater risk of degrading more rapidly. Foam that becomes sodden is also at an increased risk of developing damp, mould and mildew.
Damp and mould can affect the immune system and puts you at an increased risk of respiratory problems. This is because moulds produce allergens, irritants and occasionally toxic substances. All of these become exposed to the air and could result in you breathing them in. As reticulated foam stays much dryer than regular foam, these risks are significantly reduced.
Purchase Reticulated Foam From GB Foam Direct.
GB Foam Direct stocks specialist reticulated foam for marine purposes, which can be cut to any size or shape. Visit GB Foam direct today and upgrade your marine seating and/or deck mattress to the right foam today.