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 has an extruded polystyrene foam encased between layers of a melamine and wood fiber veneer. Gatorfoam / Gator Board has a much harder outer surface than other foam core boards and resists warping.
Gator Board is not an acid free material, so you should check before using it for items which will be displayed in museums or other permanent archives.
The firm surface of Gator Board is it's advantage and is a very durable permanent board useful for building displays, and as a backing for more permanent signs, and as a backing for artwork.
For miniature builders, Gator Board is often used as a backing for wet materials like paper-clay or stucco finishes which require a water resistant backing while the coating dries.
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We custom cut to any size our customers desire. We cut to best yield. Standard size is 48 x 96. It must be specified if the cuts need to be exact cut or nominal. If an exact cut is required,there will be less yield due to thickness of blades.
Our Foam Board is available in white (1/8, 3/16, ½, 3/8, ¾ and 1”), black (3/16 and ½) and colors on one side, white on the order side with white core.(
For archival purposes, acid free foam board is available. It is useful for mounting art work which is required for longer shelf life. Perfect for framing purposes.
For displaying purposes, we carry easel backs up to 15” size for immediate displaying over a countertop.