Types of Mattresses

The Perfect Type of Mattress for Everyone!

Innerspring Mattress

An innerspring mattress uses a steel coil support system. There are several types of spring systems, including those with springs connected into a single unit and units with individually wrapped pocketed coil as seen below in the hybrid graphic. The spring shapes, designs, coil gauge and number of coils in a mattress can vary. The innerspring is covered by padding or upholstery materials, including various foams, fiber and even additional layers of smaller steel springs. In general, the greater the number of coils, the more points of support and the better the bed can contour and support the sleeper.

Hybrid Mattress

A hybrid mattress combines a steel coil support system with one or more types of foam, such as polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic) or latex, as well as foams that contain gel or other materials. A majority of hybrid mattresses contain individually pocketed coils.

Specialty Foam Mattress

Specialty foam mattresses use one or more types of foam as the support system. The foam may be polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic) or latex, and can contain gel or other materials. The foam can be manufactured in a variety of shapes and densities to offer consumers a mattress that has different comfort, feel and heat dissipation features.

Pillow-Top Mattress

Pillow-top mattresses have an additional upholstery layer sewn onto the top of the mattress, as if pillows were placed on top of it. This layer can be made from a variety of fiber and foam materials.

Gel Infused Foam Mattress

Gel mattresses use foam that contains gel in the product’s support system, upholstery layers or both. The gel is added to the foam using different types of technology. The gel foam can offer consumers different comfort, feel and heat dissipation features.

Memory Foam (Viscoelastic) Mattress

Memory foam (viscoelastic) mattresses use a high-density polyurethane foam as the support system, in the upholstery layer or both. This foam contours closely to the shape of the sleeper.

Latex Mattress

Latex mattresses use latex foam rubber as the support system, in the upholstery layers or both. Latex is made from both synthetic and plant based materials. Latex is known for it’s temperature control and durability.

Mattress Size Grid

Polyurethane Foam vs Latex

Between both mattress the evidence points to the latex mattress as being far superior in many different ways to a polyurethane mattress. Rest assured that the higher cost of a latex mattress is offset by its much longer lifetime. Also, a latex mattress offers unsurpassed comfort – and you can’t put a price on that!

If you have the opportunity to buy a new mattress, consider a latex one. Try out a latex mattress and find out why they are so sought-after. Shopping for a new mattress is enjoyable, so take the time to try out a latex mattress – this could be your new mattress. You’ll enjoy sleeping in soft, supportive luxury every night.