FoamOrder.com offers a full range of neoprene colors, thicknesses and types for a wide variety of uses as well as all the neoprene accessories you might need. This synthetic rubber is a durable material found in many everyday and specialty products. Our non-toxic neoprene sheeting can be used for gaming tables, poker tables, commercial applications, shoe soles, exercise equipment, rehabilitation braces and much more. Since neoprene is waterproof and has good insulation, it’s commonly used to make wetsuits and cable jackets or as a liner beneath roofing.
DIY Neoprene Fabric
We offer neoprene in a variety of nylon color combinations in the following thicknesses: 0.5mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm. The front and back can be left plain, given smooth and textured finishes or covered in materials such as hook-and-loop backing. Our neoprene sheets are available for purchase as individual sheets or in full boxes at lower prices. Volume discounts are available if you purchase 100 sheets or more — contact us for more details. Sheets are roughly 51 by 83 inches. We also manufacture thicker sheets of non-covered neoprene rubber sheets.
Once you’ve chosen your neoprene rubber sheet, order the supplies to cut, form and install it. Whether it’s neoprene seam tape, neoprene scissors or neoprene foam spray adhesive, we have the solution for you! Use our easy tools below to select the products you need for do-it-yourself home projects or professional manufacturing. Talk to a customer service representative Monday–Friday for friendly, knowledgeable advice about our neoprene solutions.
For a limited time, save 25% on some of our Neoprene full sheets. Items will be marked as “Save Now” when selected.
These neoprene sheets are approximately 51 by 83 inches (130 × 211 cm). This is just plain raw Neoprene without any material glued to either side. These plain neoprene rubber sheets are black in color.
About Neoprene Sheets
Neoprene refers to a group of synthetic rubbers that resist water, heat, oil and chemicals. The process involves the polymerization of chloroprene. Neoprene is often used as a fabric for boots, wetsuits and other outfits that need to repel water or provide good insulation.
Our neoprene rubber comes in a variety of textures and sizes and can be customized with a wide range of fabrics and colors. Our neoprene feels like a wetsuit or neoprene knee brace. The durometer/hardness of our neoprene is 4–8 on Type/Shore C. Note that a 4–8 on Type C corresponds to about 15–25 on Type A. Neoprene has a medium tensile strength, meaning it is moderately stretchy and therefore occasionally vulnerable to rips. To prevent tears, order neoprene with nylon fabric on one or both sides of the rubber.
You can order neoprene sheets in the following configurations:
Nylon fabrics tend to fade in sunlight while polyester fabric doesn’t. Nylon is suitable for silk-screen printing. Since the designs will be on top of the fabric surface, any color of fabric will work well for this kind of printing. Nylon fabric has a stretch of longitude 95.56% and latitude 244.75%.
Polyester-covered neoprene will generally hold up better in direct sunlight than nylon will. Print on polyester if you wish to use an “inkjet” or dye-sublimation printing process that sprays ink into the fabric. A polyester fabric surface will hold the image much better and more clearly than nylon. Since the color of the fabric will influence the color of the ink used, we recommend using a white polyester fabric to make sure the final colors are true to what you need.
Perforated neoprene is ideal for medical braces and other body applications that call for breathable material. Only the rubber itself is perforated. The nylon or polyester fabric you choose is not perforated.
There is no fabric or texture in the neoprene rubber on the “plain” side—just raw rubber. White neoprene rubber may yellow over time even with fabric over it.
This neoprene has a surface texture much smoother than plain neoprene. It’s commonly used in clothing and wetsuits.
Textured neoprene has a rougher surface on the plain rubber side, allowing it to maintain better contact with the surface that it is placed upon.
This neoprene has a fuzzy loop fabric applied that is perfect for the hook side of Velcro® to bond with. U-loop should be used in hook-and-loop applications that are not separated frequently since U-loop will wear out. It increases airflow for close-to-skin applications when facing skin.
A higher quality version of the U-loop neoprene. It stands for UnBreakable Loop. UBL should be used when Velcro will be frequently applied and removed. It is textured on one side.
Peel/Stick Adhesive Backing
This is an adhesive backing applied to neoprene. Simply peel away the paper to expose the adhesive for application.
Things to Consider Before Purchasing Neoprene
Keep it Inside
Neoprene should not be in the sun all day because heavy exposure will lead to cracking and fading. If you need a material that can withstand sunlight, we recommend applying UV protectant or using EVA closed-cell foam, which is naturally UV-resistant.
Account for Extra Thickness
If you’re adding fabric to either or both sides of your neoprene sheet, make sure you know how much thickness the cover will add. Our thicknesses listed are for raw neoprene, so consider ordering one size thinner than you’ll need if you plan to add a layer of nylon or polyester.
Measurement Conversion Chart
Note that when we reference the thickness of neoprene, we are only counting the thickness of the neoprene rubber itself and not the additional thickness of backings like nylon, U-loop and UBL.
3/32" (just less than 1/8")
11/64" (slightly more than 1/8")
13/64" (just less than ¼")
Frequently Asked Neoprene Questions
What variations of neoprene sheets do you offer?
We offer sheets of neoprene with plain rubber on one or both sides as well as neoprene sheets with nylon fabric on one or both sides. Our neoprene sheets are roughly 51 inches wide and 83 inches long and come in thickness options of 0.5mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm. We also offer limited options for perforated, textured (also known as “sharkskin”), U-loop and S-loop neoprene.
What is neoprene made from?
Although neoprene (also known as polychloroprene) is technically a type of synthetic rubber or foam, its texture and material are different than most of our offerings, making it one of FoamOrder.com’s more unique and versatile foam products. Neoprene is made from petroleum in a factory and is made with a process called free radical emulsion polymerization, which turns natural chloroprene into synthetic polychloroprene. The resulting synthetic rubber is flexible, durable, resilient and resistant to extreme temperatures and compression. That’s why neoprene is ideal for use in oven mitts, shoe soles, noise cancellation, clothing and anything else that requires a soft, spongy rubber material. Neoprene is also commonly used to cover gaming tables and for many arts and crafts projects.
Which neoprene thickness is best to use?
Our 3 mm neoprene sheets are our most popular option, and you’ll have the widest variety of color and configuration choices if you choose this product. We do not constantly stock every possible combination of neoprene fabric, and products listed on the page are not necessarily in our active inventory. Please contact our customer service team for large orders or to check if we may have what you need soon.
How do I use neoprene for a gaming table?
When it comes to using neoprene for gaming tables, we offer a wide range of thickness, colors and feature options. Most customers tell us they prefer 2–4 millimeters of thickness for poker and gaming tables with thicker material needed only for heavier-duty applications. We recommend neoprene with your chosen nylon fabric color on one side and plain or textured neoprene on the other side to help the neoprene adhere to the playing surface. Neoprene for gaming tables can be rolled out on the table for occasional use. To permanently keep it in place, glue the neoprene to the surface or staple it on the bottom.
Do you offer bulk discounts for large neoprene purchases?
While we offer affordable prices for orders of up to 99 sheets of neoprene directly on our website, once you purchase 100 sheets or more, we can offer more significant savings. Note that to take advantage of bulk discounts, you need to contact us — online orders of 100 sheets or more will reflect the standard 1 to 99 sheets pricing. Because our prices can vary slightly, we confirm actual quotes with you via email.
Do you offer clearance neoprene sheets?
Yes, we do! Check out our clearance section for half neoprene sheets, slightly damaged neoprene sheets and other odd-lot items that have been discontinued.
NSeal™ Seam Tape
NSeal™ Seam Tape
Nseal™ seam tape is an iron-on tape that provides a waterproof and long-lasting finish to sewn or welded seams of Neoprene, Lycra and a wide variety of similar materials.
Covering the seam tape with a piece of paper is a good technique that will help shield and protect your iron and the tape. Preheat your iron, which should be set to “silk” or the lowest steam temperature without actually using the steam. Press the iron down firmly with even pressure for 10 seconds. Lift and rotate the iron; apply for another 10 seconds. Allow the bond to cool for a few minutes before testing adhesion. After the seam tape cools, check for any loose edges and use the iron again if necessary.
Seam tape provides additional strength to the seam and stretches in every direction to provide a longer-lasting bond. Available in black. Seam tape is 20 mm wide (approximately 0.79 inches).
The following video on “How to Repair a Wetsuit” gives some good instructions on different techniques of applying adhesive for neoprene repair as well as a good example of ironing on seam tape.
Proper scissors to cut Neoprene
We supply three different models of the proper scissors to cut neoprene. Both right-handed and left-handed shears are available.
Kretzer upholstery scissors are top-quality shears made in Germany that will last and make the job go faster and easier. Wiss rubber neoprene scissors are titanium-coated to make them three times harder than steel. Industrial scissors pay for themselves with the first job you have to cut! The beautiful thing about industrial scissors is they can be re-sharpened over and over.
Pro-Tack Foam Adhesive
Pro-Tack Foam Adhesive
Our spray glue will bond layers of neoprene together. Spray both layers and allow 1–2 minutes to become dry and tacky. Then stick both layers together. Not for use on neoprene seams.