A Mattress is a manufactured sleeping structure, traditionally a layered structure of springs and material, or foam.
It's manufacture methods and structure vary from item to item, and there is a large range of different mattress types, using a mix of traditional methods and new innovations.
The size is the first thing to consider when purchasing a Mattress. Sizes range from Small Single (2'6") to Super King (6").
Mattressman.co.uk also offer custom sizes, from 2'6" x 5' to 7' x 7'.
These custom sizes go in 3" multiples. (ie. 3', 3'3", 3'6", 3'9" etc)
Varieties of Mattresses
There are a variety of factors that will make mattresses differ:
- Spring Systems:-The type and formation of springs inside the mattress will make a big difference to the overall feel of the mattress. From Open Coil, to the more expensive Pocket Springs, each spring system has it's own features.
- Fillings:- The fillings in the Mattress affect primarily the comfort, and secondly the firmness of the mattress. A range of natural and man-made materials can be used to make the fillings of a mattress.
- Firmness:- The firmness of a mattress is very important to consider, to ensure proper support of the body and correct posture. Requirements will vary from person to person, and much of it is personal preference.
- Finishes:- Depending on the style of Mattress, there can be a range of finishes on the surface of the mattress. Popular finishes such as hand tufts are used as different ways of holding fillings together.