Foam mattress made to order guide
Example of a foam mattress, consisting of two layers of foam in different densities.
Mattresses traditionally are made with a combination of upholstery and springs and designed to be placed on a solid bed base. Pocket spring mattresses are considered slightly more refined and comfortable, with the individual springs being encased in fabric pockets with a foam covering on top, making it less likely that someone lying on the mattress will feel the springs.
Foam, being a material that can be easily cut to various sizes, shapes and thicknesses, as well as coming in a variety of densities can provide a good alternative to the traditional spring mattress.
Washable covers can also be obtained for foam mattresses, they are often quilted and contain breathable fabrics (e.g. cotton) for comfort.
Example of a foam mattress with cover, image taken from efoam.co.uk.
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