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Replacing a Boat Mattress

August 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Carlo Badalamenti

Do you own a boat? If so, it’s probably the apple of your eye. After all, no one buys a boat and then doesn’t love spending every minute in it. This is especially true if you own a big enough boat that it has separate compartments and rooms on board. Maybe yours even possesses sleeping quarters. There’s nothing wrong with that!

But these types of boats also come with more maintenance and issues you need to stay on top of. One perfect example are your sleeping arrangements. Just because you’re out on the water doesn’t mean you have to rough it. In fact, part of the whole point is to enjoy some luxury to yourself.

So handling boat mattress replacement can sometimes be an ordeal. You want the most comfortable option possible, but depending on when you last replaced your mattress, that may be difficult to track down.

The good news is that now it’s simpler than ever. Just go with a foam mattress and you’re set. For even better results, pick a dry fast version so that you don’t have to worry about it getting a bit wet from time to time. After all, it is on a boat.


At The Foam Factory, you can find just about every type of cushion you could ever need and each one is more comfortable than the last. So whether you need boat cushions, replacements, an option for your RV, something to sleep on in your bedroom or just about anything else, this store will have what you’re looking for and then some.

Easy RV Updates for Summer

June 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Carlo Badalamenti

Going on a road trip this summer with your RV? An RV is a great way for the entire family to come together and enjoy the open road. Unlike a regular vehicle, an RV provides a comfortable place for the family to cook, eat, sleep, and even play games while on a long road trip. But even a spacious, comfortable RV gets worn out and used over the years. To ensure that your RV is comfortable during the entire vacation, here are a few tips on how to update your RV in time for summer.

Replace Seat Cushions

A comfortable seat is perhaps the most important feature in an RV. Everyone from the driver to young children need a soft cushion on which they can sit, relax, and enjoy the ride. If your RV cushions are old and worn out, it’s time to replace them before the next vacation.

To replace RV cushions, simply purchase new foam for every type of seat in the RV. RV seats include standard vehicle seats, benches, dining seats, and any back rests or pillows you might have. The good news is that you don’t have to throw away the covers. Replacing old RV seats is a relatively easy DIY project that requires the right cushion foam and a few tools. Plus, replacement foam is cheaper than having to replace the entire cushion.

Purchase New RV Mattresses

In addition to sitting, the rest of your time spent in an RV involves sleeping. If the beds in your RV are as old and worn out as the seat cushions, it’s time to replace them as well. Most RV beds can be replaced with quality mattress foam. High-quality mattress foam can be cut to fit nearly any size bed in an RV. Mattress foam is also cheaper than buying a whole new bed. It’s easy to purchase the right size and type of foam you need by visiting an online foam retailer. Replacing old mattresses with new mattress foam will ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep and is refreshed to face the long days ahead. If you don’t want to replace the entire mattress, you can also purchase a mattress topper.

Add Comfort and Support Products

An easy and affordable way to make the RV ride more comfortable is to purchase a variety of comfort and support products. Some ideas of comfort and support products include upper body pillows, middle body cushions, lower body cushions, round bolsters, and full body pillows. Adding these products throughout the RV will ensure that everyone is comfortable while on the road.
Carlo Badalmenti is a staff member of The Foam Factory, a leading online retailer of foam, including sofa foam and cushion foam.

Camper bedding and why it beats any tent that you bring with you

May 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Carlo Badalamenti

It may seem more romantic and more rugged when it comes to spending the night in a tent and under the stars in the outdoors. But when you’re going on a trip with your family, and especially when you have kids as well, an RV or a camper will definitely be your best friend when going on road trips, visiting national parks, and other picturesque and wonderful places in the outdoors. Camper cushionsare definitely more comfortable than a sleeping bag, and even when you have an RV with you, it doesn’t mean as well that you can’t enjoy the outdoors. You can still have campfires, go hiking, and do pretty much whatever you want. Camper bedding is just as good as any mattress that you may have at home, and that makes a world of difference over sleeping just a few inches above dirt. You are definitely going to be sleeping more soundly and definitely more comfortably with camper cushions. The only difference here is that with an RV, you’ll find the comforts of home that you can still take advantage of despite being far out in the woods or by some river or lake. You’ll have running water, a functional kitchen, a proper restroom, and even television as well if your RV is big enough. Think about it, you’re in the outdoors, and heavy rain sets in, what are you supposed to do? Squeeze in the tent and wait it out? Why not wait it out in your awesome RV right?


Even when you’re roughing it out in the outdoors, the foam factory will make sure that you have at least some degree of comfort to get those batteries charged up. You can also shop for rv bedding, camper bedding, and different mattresses meant for outdoor use as well.

The sun, sea, and the seats in your yacht

May 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Carlo Badalamenti

The luxury and privilege of owning a yacht is a feat that only very few can accomplish. And if you are one of the lucky few, make sure not to scrimp on any single detail when it comes to your yacht, most especially when it comes to the seats as well as the cushions. If you need custom foam cushions, then go get them. Don’t cut corners on things that would definitely see the most action in your yacht. Whether you’re expecting visitors or not, make sure that the cushions in the seats of your yacht are comfortable as well as durable enough to withstand the elements – that is if they are placed on deck. A voyage at sea or a cruise around the coast can be extremely comfortable to you and whoever is with you so long as the cushions on your ship are comfortable. You don’t want to have cushions on your seats that feel like Styrofoam, and you wouldn’t want cushions as well that tear or get worn out too easily because of salt water, wind, and the sun. What you want to have are cushions that are comfortable as well as water resistant. Your cushion covers as well must be water resistant, as well as durable enough for outdoor use in order to withstand the elements. It’s a very small price to pay compared to what you had to shell out to buy your yacht, it’s practically no use for you to try and be cheap over cushions.


What you get at Foam Factory, more than just high quality products like yacht cushions. It’s a commitment to you and to every customer that you only deserve the best, and that it must always come with great service as well.

Big Little Boat Problems

April 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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If you own a boat or a yacht, then you probably take your pride and joy out for a spin in the sea once every while. The thought of just relaxing in your cabin accompanied by the soothing sounds of the sea is simply the perfect kind of rest and relaxation for some people. These dreams however can be ruined by simple problems in the details that people overlook more often than not. Things like creaking doors rust in the cabin, or even flat cushions or old mattresses. All of these things can potentially be a source of stress for any boat owner upon discovery and it’s always a good exercise to have a reliable shop that can address these issues, simply for your peace of mind. Once you dock, you can call the shop up and you can just sit back and watch the professionals fix it. One of which items however are more complicated to replace than most as these aren’t really something most repair shops would stock; this is the problem with the foam and the cushions.

These will definitely need some replacing, luckily there are already numerous shops on the internet that deal with exactly this kind of problem. Custom foam cushions retailers on the internet are already saturating the online market and it’s up to you to choose one, give them all the details you need, the size and shape, the kind of foam you need, whether its regular or dryfast, after that, it’s all about waiting for the delivery on your doorstep.

Foam Factory, Inc. is an online retailer of various foam in the use of boat mattress, patio cushions and acoustic foams.

Why You Should Have a Portable Power Supply

January 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The world is a scary enough place without constant power keeping our homes, cars, phones and other gadgets running. Hopefully, most of us will never have to learn what would happen if we lost these power supplies for even a second. But the unfortunate truth is that many people already have.

We’ve seen a number of natural disasters in recent years. Everything from tornadoes to hurricanes to tsunamis and earthquakes have come out of nowhere and completely devastated people’s lives. Sadly, it’s only then that most of us would realize what we take for granted.

But if you have a portable power supply, you at least stand a chance of maintaining some normality. More than that, a power supply can make all the difference when it matters most.

If the term power supply makes you think of large, cumbersome units, you haven’t seen what modern technology can now offer. Those exist, of course. You can find a helicopter starting unit or even ones that are used for planes.

Fortunately, we don’t need those to keep the lights on or our cars running when disaster strikes. There are handheld units for the electricity we often need and larger models about the size of a wheelbarrow that can be wheeled around and used to bring our homes back to life if a crisis took power away.


Article submitted by Start Pac. They offer a wide array of units that offer power to other equipment, including an airplane starting unit.

Artificial Grass Greens Bring Your Golf Game Up to Par

December 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Golfers know that the best way to improve their scores is to work on their short game. Being able to chip and putt the ball accurately can take strokes off of anyone’s scorecard. Practicing your chipping and putting usually means taking your clubs to the course and hitting their practice green. For busy golfers, this can be tough to do on a regular basis and their games can suffer as a result.

Now imagine if you were able to practice your short game at home anytime you wanted to. This can be a reality if you install your own practice green in your backyard. It might seem like this is something that only belongs in the backyards of millionaires, but anyone can afford to build their own putting green thanks to the low cost of buying artificial grass wholesale. It doesn’t take a lot of money to add a unique feature to your home that you’ll use again and again.

You have many different choices when it comes to selecting the right type of artificial grass for your putting surface. However, not all artificial turfs are right for use as a practice green. You’ll want to look for artificial grasses that have certain qualities:

Flatness: You want to practice your putting on a smooth surface — otherwise, uneven rolls can lead to putts going offline. This will leave you unable to properly gauge your putting. Certain types of artificial grasses offer flatness and provide a smoother roll.

High Density: Your putting green is going to get a lot use and have a lot of foot traffic over the years. You’ll want to select a high density artificial turf material that can withstand being used frequently without getting worn out.

Protection from the Sun: When you install a putting green in your backyard, it’s going to be exposed to direct sunlight on a regular basis. You want to make sure that the type of artificial turf you select will maintain its healthy, natural look even after exposure to UV rays from the sun.

Before installing your putting green, you’ll want to check with an artificial grass supplier to see which types of turf are right for your needs. You may also want to put in a second type of turf with longer blades if you would like to simulate the fringe of the green or chipping from off of the green. Once you have your turf selected, installing your turf and getting your putting green finalized is a breeze.

This article was written by CCGrass Landscapes. CCGrass Landscapes is a leading supplier of artificial grass landscape supplies and turf.

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