We understand that as you create your masterpiece, you may have questions. To help you find what you are looking for, we have sorted the most frequently asked questions into product categories that are accessible from the navigation bar on the left.
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Question : How can I cut NU-Foam®?
Answer : Use long blade scissors, cut through it in layers. For pieces more than 2” thick you can draw a cutting line on the front and back of the NU-Foam® and cut through the layers from both sides. You can also use a utility knife or a large rotary cutter. Cutting the NU-Foam will dull the cutting blade.
Question : Can NU-Foam® be used to replace couch cushions or used as a mattress?
Answer : We do not recommend using NU-Foam® to replace couch cushions or as a mattress. NU-Foam® works best for occasional seating. NU-Foam will compress over time so we recommend using NU-Foam that is 1” thicker than your intended cushion to allow for compression. It will be a snug fit inside the cover.
Question : Is NU-Foam® water resistant?
Answer : NU-Foam® may retain water if it has been saturated. If this occurs, place the NU-Foam® on its side to help the water drain. If NU-Foam® is to be used outdoors we recommend making a removable cover or include grommets in your cover for drainage. We also recommend bringing the Nu-Foam® cushions inside during inclement weather.
Question : Can I use NU-Foam® for an aquarium filter?
Answer : While we do not treat the NU-Foam® with any chemicals during the manufacturing process, we do not recommend using NU-Foam® in an aquarium filter as the product has not been tested for this application. Please consult an expert on water filtration before using NU-Foam or any other Fairfield product in this capacity.
Question : How do I attach two pieces of NU-Foam®?
Answer : We have found 3M® Spray Adhesive works best to attach pieces of NU-Foam® together. To avoid seams showing through the fabric covering we recommend placing a layer of batting on the top surface of the NU-Foam before covering.
Question : Does NU-Foam® float?
Answer : NU-Foam® should not be used as a floatation device.