Where to find quality and affordable foam core

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When I first moved into my tiny apartment, I was so excited to turn a spare room into the perfect place for hosting dinner parties. The space looked like it could accommodate guests easily… but after I hung the curtains, put in the furniture and set up my decorations, I realized that this little corner of my apartment would be barely large enough for two people to stand within. Surrounded by beautiful, functional furniture and art, however, I felt like a princess. However, as princesses are supposed to know how to make things work around them (and this is not one of those stories where a prince comes along and fixes everything), it was time for me to learn how to make use of every inch of this space. So let’s start with our personal rules for what constitutes an acceptable dining experience:

The Home Depot

The Home Depot is a great place to find foam core. It’s affordable, the quality is good and you can find it in store. They have a wide selection of different sizes and thicknesses for you to choose from as well. Also, if you’re looking for something specific but can’t find it at The Home Depot, there are always stores that carry their own brand of products that may have what you’re looking for.


Target is a good place to find foam core.

Target’s foam core is of good quality, and it’s available in many sizes and thicknesses. It’s also affordable, which makes it an excellent choice for artists who are on a budget but want high-quality materials at affordable prices.

Target sells its foam core in multiple colors; you can find the board you need whether you’re looking for black or white, yellow or red–the options are nearly endless!


Goodwill is a nonprofit organization that benefits the community and helps people who are in need. They’re known for their thrift stores, where people can donate their unwanted items or shop for secondhand items. You can find all sorts of things at Goodwill: furniture, clothing, jewelry and much more!

And did you know that they sell foam core too? If you’re looking for cheap foam core this is definitely the place to get it from!

They have different sizes of board available too, so whether you need 1/8″ thick or 5/8″ thick board there’s probably someone at Goodwill willing to sell some boards off—for cheap!


When it comes to finding quality and affordable foam board, Staples is the best place to go. They have a wide selection of boards with different thicknesses and colors. They also have competitive prices on their foam boards compared to other stores in town. The quality of their boards is great as well—they don’t warp or break easily like some other brands do!


Michaels is a popular craft store that has a wide selection of foam board. Many sizes and thicknesses are available, in different textures and colors.

Michaels sells foam boards in the following sizes:

  • 4’x4′
  • 8’x4′
  • 12’x4′
  • 2’x8′, 4’x8′, 6’x8′, 8’x8′, 10’x10’, 12’x12’, 16’ x 16′, 20′ x 20′

There are many inexpensive places to buy quality foam board.

So you’re looking to buy foam core. The first thing that comes to mind is “how much is it going to cost me?” and that’s an important question. But before you get all focused on the price, let’s talk about what foam core actually is, what the difference between foam board, foam core, and foam panels is and how you can find quality at a good price.

First things first: What is Foam Core? So what exactly does “foam core” mean? You may have heard of this term before or seen it used in advertising for things like signs or displays but do you know exactly what it means? Foam core is made from polystyrene—the same material that egg cartons are made from! It has been compressed into flat sheets which makes them very lightweight yet still stiff enough not to bend under their own weight when hung on walls or ceilings in large quantities (this will be important later).


Foam-boards are cheap and easy to place. They are a good option if you have to present your board somewhere without the means of carrying it there. When looking for foam board, look for places that offer bulk discounts as well as an affordable price per sheet.

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