Common questions

How thick is standard Foamcore?

How thick is standard Foamcore?

3/16” is the most commonly used foam board thickness.

What is the difference between gator board and foam board?

Gator Board is much stronger than regular foam board, but is about the same weight. Gator Board has a very rigid poly surface which is resistant to moisture, unlike foam board which is foam covered with lightweight paper stock. Gator Board is available in a white, black or natural (kraft) finish.

What is the thick poster board?

poster board would measure 0.010 inch or 0.254 mm thick.

What is the difference between tag board and poster board?

Tagboard is a lightweight cardboard that comes in many sizes, styles and colors. It is thinner than true poster board and is made from virgin wood pulp. It is not acid-free, so it should not be used for projects that involve keepsakes or photos. It has a smooth surface and can be written on easily.

How do you cut a gator board?

Gatorfoam has a hard brittle shell. A table saw is the best way to cut it. Use a blade for laminates like formica or plastics (10 inch diameter, 80 tooth triple chip works great). Hand-cutting will usually lead to chipping of the laminate unless you are very patient- lightly score again and again and again etc.

How thick should foam board insulation be?

It comes in standard-size 4×8 sheets, and smaller sizes, in many different thicknesses from 1/4 inch to 2 inches. Some types of thicker foam board insulation are available, but they may need to be special ordered. Foam board insulation is easy to use and is a great DIY way to add some insulation.

What is the R value of 2 inch foam board?

A wall utilizing STYROFOAM T-MASS Technology with a 2-inch exterior layer and a 4-inch interior layer of concrete along with a 2-inch layer of STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene insulation would result in a material R-value of approximately 11.33.

What is the normal size of poster board?

22×28 inches
That being said, 22×28 inches is considered the standard poster board size and is widely available. Additionally, tri-fold poster boards are also a popular option for presentations and signage since they are able to stand on their own. These are typically 36×48 inches.