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What would a yard of foam be? (? x ? inches)

Asked by Scream1 (63points) January 24th, 2011

I was wondering, when buying a sheet of foam, what inch x inch would it be? Would it be 18×18, 36×36, or 2×18?

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Foolaholic's avatar

1 yard = 3 feet
1 foot = 12 inches
3×12 = 36 inches, which would be 36“x36” if you’re talking about a square yard.

gailcalled's avatar

^^ and one inch thick.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Of course, you COULD have it cut to size, so if you wanted 3’ X 3’ X 3’ that’s what you would get! : D

lillycoyote's avatar

Are trying to make something from a pattern or following instructions for a project? Fabric is sold by the yard and the standard width is 45” though different types of fabrics have different widths. You’re probably looking for something like this. The foam is 60 inches wide. I can’t think of too many things that are sold by the square yard, by the sq. inch, sq. foot. sq. mile, but not by the sq. yard, so it probably means a linear yard at the standard width and maybe 60” is standard width for foam sold by the yard as 45” is for fabric, so the width wasn’t mentioned.

YARNLADY's avatar

Foam by the yard comes in so many different sizes, there are a lot of choices. There are varying widths, and usually they are sold by the running yard, so 18” wide, one yard long would cost as much as 36” one yard long. They vary in thickness as well, and that affects the price.

RocketGuy's avatar

I agree with @YARNLADY – “running yard”. Gotta check the width of the roll. Very likely 18”.

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