All About Mattresses
Unlike other more traditional spring systems the design behind the pocket spring allows each spring to work independently allowing the mattress to contour to your body. This is achieved by placing each individual spring in a fabric pocket and fixing them by stitching them together. This is obviously advantageous as the mattress can conform to your body rather than your body conforming to the mattress and if sharing, any movement from a partner will not transfer through the mattress in the same way as other methods.
Encopsulated Pocket Springs
This type of mattress has the same attributes as a conventional pocket sprung mattess, However with the added benefit of having a foam border surrounding the entire spring unit of the mattress. This gives superior edge support on the mattress and adds extra rigidity to the construction of the product. It can be seen as the 'Ultimate' pocket sprung mattress and offers premium comfort.
Coil Springs or Bonnell Springs
Coil spring units (Bonnell) are the most common type of springs used in a mattress. They come in different types of firmness. Soft, Medium and Firm. Technically referred to as, 13.5 Gauge - Soft mattress, 13.0 Gauge - Medium and 12.5 Gauge - Firm. Each of the springs is linked together within a wire frame. These are the traditional type of springs that are usually cheaper than pocket sprung.
Memory foam, generally known as visco-elastic, was originally developed by scientists in association with the N.A.S.A space project. The new foam-like material proved to be so successful that its potential was soon recognized by medical science. It is now the most effective substance for relieving pressure points caused by the weight of a human body in its relaxed state. As an added benefit the structure of the visco elastic memory foam makes it impossible for dust mites to penetrate the mattress. This creates a cleaner and healthier environment ultimately providing the setting for a truly comfortable, therapeutic sleep. It is also ideal for those who suffer from airborne allergies and hay fever, as dust mites are one of the most common causes of allergies within the house.
Convoluted or 'Egg Box' Profile Foam
A convoluted mattress top is shaped like an egg box, designed to mold to the contours of your body. It reduces pressure and helps in reducing the normal discomfort some of us get and feel whenever we sleep on ordinary foam mattresses. Its egg box design also increases aiflow for a cooler and healtheir nights sleep.
Laygel® is a synthetic latex equivalent. It has a similar feel to Latex but without the price tag. It has an almost zero-visco elastic threshold. This means it doesn't rely on heat to mould like Memory Foam. Laygel® moulds to the body but unlike memory foam it does not rely as heavily on heat to fully mould, meaning it does not get as warm as memory foam. Due to this it also returns to it’s original shape much quicker, meaning you’re not left with a indentation on your mattress as it returns to form.
Coolblue consists of an advanced PU-based foam. It is one of the latest developments in foam. It is a less heat retentive alternative to memory foam making it a cooler foam. It has a density of 70kg and has a firmer feel, Coolblue also returns to its original shape slightly quicker than memory foam making it more responsive. If memory foam makes you hot or you’re a warm sleeper then Coolblue can help. Coolblue provides the best compromise; reducing the heat but still giving you that memory foam type of feel.
Viscoool is a unique thermo regulating visco-elastic foam, proven to stay cooler for longer than standard memory foam, offering all the benefits of pressure relief and body contouring comfort, but without the heat. Viscoool has perfect cell structure for optimum breathability and is cool to the touch. It has a high denstiy, so a little of this premium foam goes along way to an excellent nights sleep
Latex is a natural milk taken from the rubber tree which when converted into a foam provides superior comfort and durability. The premier Latex foam mattress material also commands a premium price. Latex is not heat retentive like some other foams and has a rapid response rate; this means it returns to its original shape very quickly. It is often classed as the top end mattress foam material. Latex is by nature hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite resistant. With the exception of Latex allergies it is a prime choice for those who have sensitive skin or non-Latex allergies.
Reflex® foam is a standard foam that is used in virtually all mattresses, in varying depths. It's the white foam as picture above, which is resistant to dust mites and therefore ideal for asthma and allergy sufferers. Its often used as the base foam to add the 'support' layer to a mattress, or can be used on-top of pocket or coil springs to create a 'firm' orthopaedic mattress. It's also used to form our foam encapsulated mattresses to provide superior edge-edge support around the pocket springs.