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 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 may not necessarily always be a good mattress.
Instead, the important things to look for are what the mattress is made from, and how responsive it is to your body movements. How the mattress looks is no indication of how it will feel against your body.
What might be wrong with a luxurious looking mattress?
If the mattress looks very satiny, plush and thick, you have to be wary of how 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 may simply be foam padding. Most mattresses are covered and sealed, so you are unable to look at what constitutes 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 or 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 of poor quality. Rather, be careful not to judge a mattress on looks alone.
You still need a certain level of thickness
Clearly, a 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 on the material. Some materials compress too easily and must be used at thicker levels.
In the case of latex mattresses, the properties of latex offer comfort and ease without requiring excessive thickness. When you first lie down 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 comfort that surpasses that of the super-thick, luxuriously looking 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 made particularly thick so that it is less noticeable to the customer if the mattress is placed on a poorly-made 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 experience it 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.