Currently, the most common mattresses are made of various types of polyurethane foams, springs and latex. There are too many different types of mattresses on our market and it is very difficult to orientate oneself. So we would like to make this selection easier for you.
To produce a high quality and comfortable mattress, it is necessary to use the highest quality materials both in the supporting part - the middle part of the mattress and in the lightweight - softening layers. The mattress made of quality materials is very comfortable, breathable and does not change its properties throughout its life. In contrast, a mattress made of low-quality materials will quickly change its stiffness and elasticity and won´t generally have sufficient breathability. It means that this type of mattress will soon have different properties than you have tried in the shop.
Therefore, we recommend you not to underestimate the information about the materials that were used when choosing a mattress and ask the seller, what the mattress is made of (foam weights, actual number of springs, coating composition, etc.). The claim that it is a top quality material should not be enough for you! Everything must be proven with concrete values. Many suppliers do not deliberately mention this information, although it is a very important parameter. When you are able to compare the materials,you will find out how big the differences are between each type.
And what are the most common mistakes when choosing a quality mattress?
1. Choice by price - The customer is looking for a mattress only by price, thinking that expensive mattresses must be good. If you do not know the specific value you are most likely to buy a very overpriced product.
2. Choice by discount amount - Never! In most cases it is a fraud and the original price is fake and unrealistic. The price after discount is usually still too high by comparison with a similar product.
3. Buying a high quality mattress at e-shop - This sales channel is more suitable for buying a cheap mattress. Buying this way is not recommended. The mattress must be tested.
Here you can find basic information about individual materials.
This category includes standard foams, HR cold foams and viscoelastic foams. These mattresses are certainly the most common in different combinations on the market. Foams are easy to shape and combine with different colors and properties. The most important here is the grammage given in kg/m3. Weight determines the quality and durability of the foam mattress. Stiffness does not mean the quality, stiffness can be artificially created even with poor foams. But this stiffness, artificially created, is only temporary.
How do different types vary?
Standard foams - have a regular structure of very small cells. The advantage is solid shape stability, the disadvantage is worse breathability. The lowest available weight is 25 kg/m3. Weight 25 - 30 kg/m3 is used for the cheapest mattresses, 30 - 35 kg/m3 for the middle category and 35 - 40 kg/m3 for the top mattresses.
HR cold foams - these have an open structure of large pores,making the foam very breathable. These foams are also very elastic. The disadvantage is worse shape stability with lower grammages. The lowest usable weight is 38 kg/m3. We use weight 38 - 45 kg/m3 for mattresses of middle price category and 45 - 60 kg/m3 for comfortable mattresses.
Viscoelastic foam (also memory or thermo foam) is not so elastic, partially reacting to temperature by changing its stiffness. This foam can adapt the best to body curves to help spread pressure over a larger area. Weights are around 50 kg/m3.Show
Spring mattresses have a basis - center of spring steel wire frame. At present, mainly spring skeletons are used where the individual springs are packed in a textile wrapper - the so-called sac or bag. Such spring frames are very durable, long lasting and don´t creak.
The spring mattress quality is determined by the number of springs per m2 and the number of turns in the individual springs. The spring frame gives the mattress excellent breathability and flexibility with a long life and when combined with other materials, it is the ideal place to relax.
Many people have negative prejudices against spring mattresses because they have bad experiences in the recent past, when structurally poorly resolved springs were widely used. These were very uncomfortable, creaking and even cracking.
Now the situation is completely different and a well-made spring mattress is hard to replace with another alternative.
After all, manufacturers of mattress foams are trying to develop a foam that has similar properties to a spring. But it is very difficult. When you stay in a luxury hotel anywhere, we do not doubt that there will use a spring mattres for their beds.
For these reasons we strongly recommend spring mattresses.
When looking for and comparing spring mattresses, pay attention to the actual number of springs, some manufacturers like to exaggerate and the actual number does not match the reality!Show
Latex mattresses are made from cores containing natural and synthetic rubbers in different proportions, or from different latex sheets layered with other materials.
Latex is an elastic, breathable material suitable especially for positioning bases, as it can perfectly copy any bend. Latex has a higher grammage than polyurethane foams, so it is good quality and comfortable for lying. Natural latex repels mites, so it it suitable for users suffering from mites adverse reactions.Show
For the production of natural mattresses we use materials of vegetable or animal origin, which significantly contribute to increasing the comfort of lying.
These include 100% sheep wool, 100% camel wool, 100% cotton,100% horsehair, 100% sisal and latex. Sheep and camel wool act as a temperature regulator - warming in winter and cooling in the summer due to ambient temperature-dependent moisture absorption. Horsehair can hold a large amount of moisture - up to 20% of its weight. Sisal is a very durable and solid material used as a upholstery carrier. Cotton excels in high moisture absorption. Latex layers with flat perforation have a high content of natural latex that fights against mites. The weight of latex foam is 70 kg/m3, which is more than commonly used in the market.
All materials used are extremely breathable and durable. They take care of your quiet sleep in a pleasant and dry environment.Show
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