If you're in the market for a new mattress, you may have seen some impressively thick and plush looking mattresses. When looking at a thick luxurious mattress, it can be very tempting to think that this means it will automatically feel good. Even careful shoppers fall into this trap. But the reality is that a thick mattress is not necessarily always a good mattress.
Instead, the important things to look for are what the mattress is made out of, and how the mattress feels. How the mattress looks to your eye is no indication of how it will feel to your body.
What might be wrong with a luxurious looking mattress?
If the mattress looks very satiny, plush and thick, beware: this tells you that a lot of money and effort has been put into the look of the mattress rather than the feel of it.
Another problem is that you have no way of knowing what materials are contributing to the thickness in a plush mattress. Often, this extra thickness may not even be the valuable core material and instead may simply be foam padding. Most mattresses are covered and sealed, so you can't take a look at what is making up the thickness.
In contrast, here at European Bedding Singapore
, you can unzip the latex mattress cover completely to see the core. This way you can see for yourself that the mattress is made entirely of high quality latex.
An excessively thick plush mattress can also pose a problem when it comes to bedding. Some mattresses are so thick that they will not fit a standard fitted sheet. Instead, extra deep fitted sheets must be used, requiring costly replacement of bedding.
This is not to say that all luxurious looking mattresses are automatically poor quality. Rather, be careful not to judge a mattress on looks alone.
You still need a certain level of thickness
Clearly, a certain minimum level of thickness is still necessary for any mattress in order to maintain proper comfort. However, this minimum thickness may be less than what you might expect. Different mattress materials will require a thicker or thinner amount to maintain comfort, depending upon the material. Some materials compress too easily and have to be used at thicker levels for that reason.
In the case of a latex mattress
, the properties of latex offer comfort and ease without requiring excessive thickness. When you first lie down on a latex mattress you will feel a luxurious sinking feeling followed by comfortable support. The natural resiliency of latex does not require it to be unusually thick to offer such comfort that outclasses that of the super-thick luxury-look mattresses.
Indeed, latex mattresses have been recommended by many medical professionals who deal with chronic back or joint pain, such as osteopaths, physical therapists, and chiropractors.
Your bed base is also important
Your bed base also plays a big role in the comfort of a mattress, regardless of the thickness of the mattress. Some mattresses are actually made particularly thick so that it is less noticeable to the customer if the mattress is placed upon a poor bed base.
However, you should know that European style latex mattresses are designed especially to be used with a sprung slatted bed base
. This type of base is very comfortable and enhances the natural resiliency of latex. Again, when you're using such a high quality base, you may be surprised to find out that a super-thick mattress is not necessary. In fact, an overly thick mattress may actually prevent you from enjoying the springiness of a sprung slatted bed base.
If a thick mattress is not necessarily better, why do they exist?
The answer is simple: a thick mattress looks appealing to our eyes. Such mattresses are designed to make you think that if it looks good, it must feel good. Don't fall for these visual ploys! Instead, test out the mattress by lying down on it. The true test of a mattress is its comfort level, not how it looks.
Unzip a mattress cover and inspect our latex mattress cores in our showroom
. You'll see that the cost of these latex mattresses goes purely toward the high quality latex core - not toward fillers or padding.
Latex delivers unparalleled comfort and a truly wonderful sleeping experience. Lie down and try out our mattresses and you can see for yourself.
If you want the most luxurious sleeping experience possible, consider adding a sprung slatted bed base. True luxury is something you will be able to feel instantly with your body, and you can be assured of finding that here at European Bedding Singapore.