Call us at 773 292 2992 with any questions you may have about availability, shipping costs and methods, custom cuts, international orders and any inquires you may have about what is the right type of foamcore board for your needs. We have many full time staff with years of experience in the field to assist you in making the right choice for your project.

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Gator Board

Gatorfoam has a very rigid coating which is resistant to moisture, unlike foamcore board which is foam covered with lightweight card. Gatorfoam 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. Gatorfoam is an extruded polystyrene foam mounting board encased between layers of a melamine and wood fibre veneer. Gatorfoam/Gatorboard has a harder outer surface than other foam core boards and resists warping. For miniature builders, Gatorboard is often used as a backing for wet materials like paperclay or stucco finishes which require a water resistant backing while the coating dries. Gatorboard is more durable than foam core boards and is a good choice for non archival applications, where strength and light weight are important. It is not suitable for archival applications as the facings offgas. Gator board is available in a white, black or natural (kraft) finish. For special applications (mounting photos and posters) it is available with an adhesive coating already applied. Black Gatorboard is not recommended for outdoor use as the color accelerates UV breakdown. Working With Gatorboard

The outer surface of Gatorboard is strong and chips unless cut by fine sharp blades. Handcutting of Gatorboard is not recommended although it can be handcut after scoring it with a very sharp, short craft blade. (Something similar to the knives used to cut melamine countertop material.) Hand jig saws or coping saws are preferable for handcutting simple shapes, more elaborate cuts should be done with power tools.

Gatorboard is easily cut with a power saw or router using sharp, fine tooth blades. It can be glued to the face of a structural framework, or held together with wooden dowels or biscuits to build without a frame.

Before gluing or painting make sure the surface is clean and dry. If necessary, scuff the top surface using 180 or finer grit sandpaper to create a better surface for bonding (when using glues other than contact cement).

White Gator Board

Gatorboard is more durable than foam core boards and is a good choice for non archival applications, where strength and light weight are important.

Gatorfoam or Gator Board is an extruded polystyrene foam board bonded between two layers of LuxcellŽ wood-fiber veneer. Heavy-duty graphic arts board. Excellent reputation for great performance. Much stronger then foamcore, but about the same weight.

Rigid polystyrene foam core laminated between two face veneers of resin-impregnated wood fiber for use in displays, photo mounting, and much more.

Provides an ideal combination of minimal weight and high load capacity.

Veneers available in white, black, and kraft (natural).

Large sheets of Gator Foam Core available in 3/16 inch 1/2 inch , 3/4 inch ,1 inch,1-1/2inch, 2 inch thickness.

If you are looking for the optimal in lightness and strength, choose the thicker sizes,they are incredibly warp resistant.
Black Gator Board

Gator Board.When you want it dent free, crush proof and permanent.Much stronger then Foam Board but the same weight.

Gator board has a very rigid poly coating poly which is resistant to moisture, unlike foamcore board which is foam covered with lightweight card stock. Gatorfoam 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. Gatorfoam is an extruded polystyrene foam mounting board encased between layers of a melamine and wood fibre veneer. Gatorfoam/Gatorboard has a harder outer surface than other foam core boards and resists warping. For miniature builders, Gatorboard is often used as a backing for wet materials like paperclay or stucco finishes which require a water resistant backing while the coating dries. Gatorboard is more durable than foam core boards and is a good choice for non archival applications, where strength and light weight are important. It is not suitable for archival applications as the facings offgas. Gator board is available in a white, black or natural (kraft) finish. For special applications (mounting photos and posters) it is available with an adhesive coating already applied. Black Gatorboard is not recommended for outdoor use as the color accelerates UV breakdown. Working With Gatorboard

The outer surface of Gatorboard is strong and chips unless cut by fine sharp blades. Handcutting of Gatorboard is not recommended although it can be handcut after scoring it with a very sharp, short craft blade. (Something similar to the knives used to cut melamine countertop material.) Hand jig saws or coping saws are preferable for handcutting simple shapes, more elaborate cuts should be done with power tools.

Gatorboard is easily cut with a power saw or router using sharp, fine tooth blades. It can be glued to the face of a structural framework, or held together with wooden dowels or biscuits to build without a frame.

Before gluing or painting make sure the surface is clean and dry. If necessary, scuff the top surface using 180 or finer grit sandpaper to create a better surface for bonding (when using glues other than contact cement).
Natural Brown  Gator Board

Natural Kraft color surface Gator Board with a white core

This kraft colored natural brown surface and white core gator board is stronger than foamcore, but about the same weight. Gatorfoam has a very ridgid coating which is resistant to moisture, unlike foamcore board which is foam covered with lightweight card. Gatorfoam 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. Gatorfoam is an extruded polystyrene foam mounting board encased between layers of a melamine and wood fibre veneer. Gatorfoam/Gatorboard has a harder outer surface than other foam core boards and resists warping.
White and Black Surface on Black Core

White on one side, Black on the other, with a black core.

This is a versatile gator board that is black on one side and white on the other. Providing options for designing and use. Gator Board is a very rigid plastic injected veneer surface adhere to a core middle, providing the ultimate in a rigid and light weight support. Useful for displays , mounting of posters, signs, etc...
White Surface on Black Core

Like a reverse Oreo cookie, this board looks nice when use for mounting when you leave a white border around your image about 15% of the width of the picture.

A nice black dense styrofoam core with bright white veneer plastic surface. Useful for displays and other applications where the surfaces and edges are exposed.
Self Adhesive Gatorboard

An excellent surface for adhering your posters of signs . Dent resistant, which makes it a better choice then foam board for more permanent applications. Lightweight and no messy glues to deal with. VERY HIGH TACK.

Rigid sturdy and light weight self adhesive Gator Foam Board with a permanent adhesive coating and protective paper liner. 3/16th inch thick. Just peel and stick your sign, photo or mock up to the self adhesive gator board. No messy glues to deal with. Dent resistant. Not archival.




TRUCK SHIPMENTS ON LARGE BOXES OF BOARDS require higher shipping charges then normal UPS because they go by truck shipment.
Please note: In cases of oversize residential deliveries , the carriers will bring the box to the end of the truck, but usually will not off-load the box or bring it in to the house. They want a special fee for what they call 'gate lift' change and indoor charge. This charge does not go to us and is not part of the shipping charge you see on the checkout page. We recommend that in order to save this high off loading fee that you have helpers there yourself to get the box off the truck and indoors.
If you have any questions regarding our shipping policy please call Lucy, our customer service specialist at 1-800-937-4278.