Comfort and Support

Comfort and Support

Every mattress we carry will give you great support regardless of your comfort preference. What affects the comfort level of the bed is the amount of cushioning on the surface of the mattress. Imagine a comfort scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being very firm, like a carpeted floor, and 10 being incredibly soft, like a cloud. Using this scale, choose your perfect comfort range from the following choices:

Firm: Firm mattresses are rated between 2 and 4 on our comfort scale. They provide great support for your body and an almost flat surface with very little padding. Firm mattresses are sometimes referred to as “tight top” because they have stitching patterns that compress all the padded layers into one tight layer.

Medium: Mattresses that are rated medium have the same great support as the firm mattresses, but there are extra layers of cushioning material sewn into the surface of the mattress. It’s similar to putting a comforter on a firm bed. Medium mattresses are rated between 5 and 7 on our comfort scale.

Soft: Soft mattresses cradle you in comfort. They have every bit of the support that firm and medium mattresses have, but they also have many layers of soft fibers and foam sewn into the surface. A soft mattress feels like you have added two or three comforters onto a firm bed. The comfort rating for soft mattresses is between 8 and 10.

Additional information about comfort and surface construction:

Cushion Firm Mattress: Cushion firm mattresses are designed to fall between the comfort of a firm bed and a medium bed, offering slightly more cushioning than a firm mattress, but less than a medium.

Plush Mattresses: Plush is a bedding term that means the bed has a medium comfort level. Plush beds usually have a wide diamond or block pattern on the surface allowing you to feel more of this cushioning. These types of mattresses are usually between 8 and 14 inches high.

Pillow Top Mattresses: Over the last ten years, pillow top mattresses have become very popular. A pillow top is created by placing some of the upholstery layers into a separate compartment and attaching it to the mattress by its bottom fabric, with the seam about 2 inches in from the edge. It looks almost like a very thin mattress placed on to of a thicker mattress. Typically, pillow top mattresses are between 11 and 15 inches high.

Ultra Plus Mattresses: Ultra Plus mattresses are conventional beds that have many layers of cushioning material sewn into the surface of the mattress. These mattresses range in height from 12 to 16 inches.

Box Pillow Top Mattresses: This type of mattress has a gusseted edge on the top layer and is attached by the bottom fabric resulting in an indentation between the top and bottom sections. These are typically 14 to 18 inches high.

Euro Top Mattresses: A Euro Top mattress is an ultra plush bed that has a row of piping that indicates where the upholstery layers begin. This design does not have an indentation between the top and bottom sections of the bed. These range between 14 and 18 inches high.


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