Sailrite Enterprises, Inc. Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Canvas Work > Fabric Questions
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Best foam for Phifertex cushions?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

This forum is now a read-only site and discussions have been archived. You can still read the content but will no longer be able to post. For our ongoing how-to project blogs and video content, visit our “How-To” page at www.sailrite.com. For one-on-one assistance, email us at support@sailrite.com.

Forum LockedBest foam for Phifertex cushions?

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
RobertKWFL View Drop Down
Forum Member
Forum Member


Joined: 19 October 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 4
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RobertKWFL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Best foam for Phifertex cushions?
    Posted: 20 July 2010 at 2:17pm
I want to make cushions for the wood bench seats on my tender skiff. I'm thinking of using Phifertex Plus for durability and ease of cleaning (we have dogs). What's the best foam to use? Should I go with reticulated foam on the idea that rain and dew would just drain through, or should I use closed cell foam to keep water out (presumably it would puddle on top?), or both (i.e., Dryfast over a layer of closed cell)?

Also, what's the best way to keep the cushions attached to the benches? Fabric tabs with snaps, or is there a better way?
Back to Top
MattGrant View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group

Sailrite Employee - Expert

Joined: 21 April 2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3012
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 July 2010 at 2:36pm
I like the Dry Fast for comfort but the Closed Cell might work better for dogs. It is true that water will puddle with the closed cell foam but it also dries off quickly after dumping the water. I don't see a reason to use a mixture of foam types. Attach the cushions with snap tabs. Velcro works but I find it more difficult and less secure.
Thanks, Matt
Sailrite
 
Best Regards,
Matt Grant
Sailrite
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down