Foam Grades

What is Comfortable? Anything you want it to be!

The Right Foam for the Right Job

Category Grade Firmness Recommended Applications
Lightest Weight
Lowest Cost
1030 Medium

Packing foam, cheaper pillows, outside backs & arms, used for toppers in conventional spring mattress.

1112 Super Soft

Thicker furniture backs greater than 4″ thick or softer pillows. The firmness should be higher when thickness is lower. For 2″ & 3″ backs use 1118 or even better 1517.

1118 Soft
1324 Medium Soft

Good furniture backs & arms. Basic occasional bedding for Camp mattresses and inexpensive bunk beds. The 1321 is a better back than the 1118. The 1338 is often used for thinner backs with buttons or tufting

1338 Medium Firm
1445C Firm

Charcoal colour. Used in packaging applications and curling bumpers or foam discolouring is an issue.

Basic Seat
Mat Grades
1517 Soft

For better quality backs or mattress toppers (use 1517). Basic seating used for office furniture, dinnette seats or furniture that is sold at flea markets or discount stores. Has a low cost but also has a lower performance level. Can be used for Sofa Bed mattresses or better Camp mattresses for heavier use.

1530 Medium Firm
1535 Medium Firm
1543 Firm
Very Hard
Specialty Grades
1570 XX-Firm

For 2″ gym mats & really firm applications where thickness is limited. Used in cube ottomans, commercial or boat seating. Better quality gym mats, exercise equipment, firm edges for firmer mats.

X550 Super Firm
Good Value
Used By
1828 Medium This line is mostly used by furniture manufacturers that supply furniture to good stores. Good value for a conventional foam. Used for seating and bedding applications for full foam mattresses. Stores call it the best. We make better mattresses because we use better foam.
1835 Medium Firm
1845 Firm
Qik-Dri Outdoor
QD20 Med Soft Qik-Dri Outdoor Foam is ideal for outdoor cushions that are exposed to the elements. However, if you are using water repellent fabric you may also want to consider Koosh Natural. It is mold and mildew resistant.
QD30 Medium
QD50 Firm
ECOCELL – Good 2.0 lb High Density Soy-Based Foam
EC26 Medium Most manufacturers use the 1.5 lb to 1.8 lb density range for furniture seating. At 2.0 lbs per cubic foot Ecocell exceeds what is conventionally used by most furniture manufacturers. This line is good value for good furniture and bedding applications. It is less expensive than Curon and for manufacturers that think beyond comfort and design. White in colour. See Other BioFoams.
EC36 Medium Firm
EC46 Firm
EC55 Extra Firm
NEOCELL HD – Better 2.2 lb Soy-Based High Density Foam
High Density
NC30 Medium NeoCell is the best High-Density foam made in Canada. This means it will outperform conventional grades in both height loss and firmness retention. Our BioFoam grades contribute to environmental awareness and preservation by reducing energy consumption and global warming. This grade is a light blue colour. The NC65 (2.5 lb density) is heavier than the rest of the line and used in better quality seating and mattresses that call for a medium compression.
NC36 Medium Firm
NC45 Firm
NeoCell HD Plus (2.5 lb.) NC65 XX-Firm The NC65 will keep its shape longer and retain its firmness for lasting comfort and better support.
PRESERVE HR – Premium High Resiliency Natural Foam
High Resiliency
PR18 Soft Softer grades for premium backs or softer seat applications. This is also a high resiliency (HR) line, like Koosh Natural, but not as natural. HR foam is heavier and does not soften with use like conventional polyurethane grades. It is also more cell that allows for better air flow and cooler sleep surfaces. Preserve is a peach colour
PR23 Medium Soft
PR28 Medium
KOOSH NATURAL (KN) – The Best 2.6 lb and Most Natural High Resiliency Foam
The Best
Grade for
or High-End Residential
KN11 Super Soft

KN11 has memory foam like properties but better. It is luxuriously soft, natural, open cell (breathes better) and not temperature sensitive like memory foam.

KN31 Medium Firm

Koosh Natural’s unique cell structure and natural soy content sets new standards. It has a softer surface, greater comfort and support, and better fatigue resistance than conventional polyurethane foam.

KN41 Firm
KN51 Extra Firm

Guaranteed to maintain its original shape and firmness for the life of most people’s furniture. Recommended by designers for high-end custom furniture and bedding. Koosh Natural is produced using the most stringent controls and procedures which are evident in its consistency and performance. Manufactured with no harmful chemicals or substances. Koosh Natural is light green in colour.

QUALUX – Traditional High Resiliency Foam
Qualux Ultra Q26 Medium Qualux has been around a lot longer but it is not as natural as Koosh. It is well known by designers, contractors and architects for commercial and high end residential furniture. Before Koosh came along it was the symbol of quality cushioning throughout the furniture industry. Regular Qualux has a density range between 1.5 lbs and 1.8 lbs. Qualux Ultra has a density range between 2.0 lbs and 2.6 lbs. Qualux is gold in colour.
Q31 Medium Firm
Q41 Firm
iFOAM – The Latest in Foam & Comfort Technology
Smart iFoam
[i] stands
for intelligent
iF25 Medium Soft

iFoam is modern smart foam that is made with Phase Changing Micro-Spheres. It maintains a consistent temperature, it is embedded with silver ions to deter bed bugs and, if you choose, it smells like chamomile and lavender.

iF30 Medium
iF35 Medium Firm
VISCOELASTIC – Space Age Technology For Great Pressure Relief
Memory Foam KN11 Koosh Natural

KN11 is luxuriously soft, like memory foam, but it’s not your conventional memory foam. It is High Resiliency, open cell (does not get hot), and the firmness does not change depending on your room’s temperature. It is comfortable, more supportive and less expensive than memory foam.

MF2512 Memory

Memory foam relieves pressure points and improves comfort. However, it is too soft to be used all by itself. Usually, it is the comfort layer on top of another foam grade that provides the support.

VS4010 Enurtia

Koosh is made with the most renewable resources but our ViscoSoy (VE) and Koosh ViscoGel (VG) are also made with some soy bean oil content.

VG4010 Koosh VG
LUXURIOUS LATEX – The Original All Natural Latex Foam Rubber
Latex Hybrid LH28 Medium A mix of natural latex and polyurethane foam.
All Natural LX26 Medium 100% Natural Latex derived from the rubber tree.
* Items in green are either all natural or made with varying degrees of renewable resources.