Latex Vs. Foil Balloons: Different Types of Promotional Balloons

 In Business Advertising, Custom Printed Balloons

Balloons are just one of the few simple ways to celebrate milestones. They not only add character to the room, they also create a fun and pleasant atmosphere.

They’re not only used for birthday parties and private get-togethers, they’re great for business events and conferences.

If you’re planning to use custom printed balloons for your next event, you’ll be given two options: latex or foil.

It’s important to choose the right type of balloons because you want them to last and not get damaged throughout the event.

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both types of materials:

Latex Balloons

Latex balloons have a lot of pros and only a few cons.

Cost Effective

Latex balloons are cost effective and easily available. You don’t have to worry about spending thousands of dollars on advertising your products and services. Furthermore, they’re made using high-quality materials so you’re getting more for less!

This is great if you’re decorating on a tight budget.


One of the best things about latex balloons is that they are versatile, unlike foil ones. This means that you can fill them up with anything other than helium and they won’t get damaged. You can use sand, water, glitter, and even use glow sticks.


Latex balloons are known for being eco-friendly. So if you’re trying to highlight the importance of using eco-friendly products and services, latex balloons are an excellent choice. They don’t damage the environment and are known for their durability.

Slightly Porous

The only downside of latex balloons is that they are slightly porous. What does this mean? This means that they deflate quicker than foil balloons and it is very important to choose the best inflation method depending on your event.

Latex balloon with air inflation will not float and they could stay inflated up to 12 days. You can use them to decorate or to give them out on plastic sticks and save on helium cost. Kids love them!

Latex balloons with helium inflation can float up to 10 to 12 hours and up to 12 days if the Hi-Float liquid is added to them before.

All this being said, the fact that they are porous is not really a problem whether you’re throwing a corporate party, a trade show or organizing an important outside event!

Foil Balloons


Foil balloons don’t deflate easily and they could last for a couple of weeks. This is perhaps one of the best features of foil balloons. They are slightly more expensive but they are your best bet for long-term decors or store promotions. You won’t be inflating balloons over and over.

Decorate in Advance

Because foil balloons last a long time. They can be used to decorate an event hours before it takes place. Therefore, they’re great for events like corporate anniversaries that only last an hour or two and need to be decorated ahead of time.

Foil balloons are 100% recyclable, they are glossy, they float longer and are not known to cause allergic reactions.

Both latex and foil balloons have a lot to offer, so it’s important to take into consideration your own needs before deciding on which one to pick!

Custom printed balloons are a great way to expose your brand and get your message across! At CSA Balloons, we offer businesses an opportunity to help make their brand stand out amongst the crowd with custom balloons. Get in touch today to learn more about our prices and services.


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