The multiple uses of open-cell foam

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Ever since open-cell foam was discovered, we have found many practical uses for it, especially in the field of home architecture. Both open-cell and closed-cell foam have been used as insulation to prevent heat from spreading throughout a house. However, open-cell foam can be used in more areas because it is softer and more malleable. It is easier to seal hard-to-reach corners and crevices using open-cell foam, because closed-cell foam may be too rigid to fit these spaces.

Open-cell foam has also been used for sound absorbing or soundproofing. Echoes or reverberations exist in a room because sound waves reflect off hard, flat surfaces. Open-cell acoustic foam panels help decrease noise pollution inside a room by absorbing energy from sound waves and letting it pass through the panels’ open-cell structure. The sound wave energy is then dissipated as heat. Acoustic foam reduces unwanted noise while increasing the quality of sound in certain parts of a room. For this reason, open-cell foam has been used in music studios, concert venues, meeting halls, churches, and other similar locations.

Because of its flexibility, open-cell foam has also been used as cushion filling for sofas and chairs. Open-cell foam provides a good blend of comfort and support for any piece of furniture. Its pliability also makes it highly customizable. You can get a custom cushion made from open-cell foam in any shape or size you can imagine. Contact The Foam Factory and they can custom-cut a foam cushion according to your specifications. You can reach them at or at 586-627-3626.