Choosing The Right Mattress Firmness and Fillings
Only you know what’s comfy. There are so many factors that determine how firm your mattress should be; it’s almost impossible to standardise a guide. You should consider your body shape, weight, how likely you are to move around in the night and personal preference. Ultimately, you can’t beat trying mattresses out in store before you buy.
Mattresses are made up of a number of layers of material. The differing properties of these materials, and the way they are layered, have a profound effect on the feel, comfort, breathability and overall quality.
Fillings can be synthetic, natural (or a combination of both), and are chosen for their resilience, durability, flexibility and ability to dissipate body moisture.
From polyester to responsive memory foam and anti-microbial latex, synthetics can be some of the most cost-effective and technically advanced fillings. Whilst on the other hand, natural fillings offer the ultimate in comfort and support, and are more breathable, responsive and durable than any synthetic fibre.
It's not just about the inside...
Mattresses don't just have a wide range of insides; they can be very different on the outside too. From decorative fabric covers to processes that improve longevity, your mattress can be finished in a number of ways. We've included three of the most popular finishes below.