A lot of time and effort go into designing a mattress. Factors like support, feel, comfort, durability and cost are weighed against each other in an attempt to provide many different sleeping choices. Each person is different and has different needs when it comes to a mattress, that's why we have all these options.
Here is a brief explanation of a few mattress components:
Support layers: Spring units are still the most common support material but latex and memory foams are gaining popularity as a means to cradle the body when it’s at rest. Some have extra edge support in the form of extra coils, and some have a foam encasement, a “tub” that surrounds the spring or foam to provide a comfortable but sturdy edge. Each type of support layer has its unique benefits and will feel different from the others.
Bonnell coil: The traditional hourglass shaped coil tied to one another with a spiral wire and may be edged by a thicker border wire. These springs compress easily at first but get firmer as more pressure is applied. Some bonnell coils now come roll packed for easy transport to your home. Many have additional edge support.
Continuous coil: This is one piece of wire that is shaped into each coil of the entire mattress. The spring is wrapped with a border wire that may have additional edge support and tends to be a firm and resilient sleep system. The Lady Americana Ameri-Spring is a continuous coil with enhanced border support to make a very solid spring unit.
Pocket coil: These springs are individual lengths of wire coiled into a spring and placed into a fabric “pocket” then glued to one another to form the mattress. In this way each coil moves independently of one another. The center third is “zoned” with a thicker coil to support the hips and lower back. We then place a border wire around the outside to tie the springs together, roll packed pocket coil mattress do not have the border wire. Pocket coils transfer the least amount of motion of all the spring units.
Latex: We use 100% natural latex rubber that is inherently hypo-allergenic and antimicrobial. It’s a fast reflex foam that returns instantly to its original shape when pressure is removed. There are two processes of manufacturing latex, Dunlop, the most common, and Talalay, a process that produces the most constant and high quality latex available.
Memory and Gel Memory: Temperature sensitive vicso elastic memory foam is a slow reflex antimicrobial foam that you “sink” into as it conforms to your body. It customizes itself to your body every time you turn or move. Mattress Ranch has several types of memory foam including blended gel memory foam that will dissipate heat through the mattress to eliminate the "sleep hot" issues with many memory foams.
Comfort layers: These are the layers of foam on top of the support layer that provides the “feel” of the mattress. There are many types and configurations; each has its own benefits in providing a comfortable night. Some comfort layers are surface modified into different patterns or zoned to provide additional support for the heaver areas of the body. Our foams are now comprised of a soy based chemical for less environmental impact.
Stabilizer foam: Heavy duty base material designed to stabilize the mattress and reduce motion transfer. Used in almost all mattresses.
Eco Pad: Chopped foam quilted into a thick layer. Only 100% new foams that originally were going make carpet pad or to a landfill are used.
Eco support: Ergonomically designed cell structure provides superior durability and support.
Eco comfort memory: Temperature sensitive memory foam. Molds to the shape of the body to relieve pressure points. Antimicrobial.
VLS: Visco lumbar support. Visco in the center third of the mattress for proper alignment.
Micro Tec: Miniature pocketed coils provide individualized support and longevity.
Gel: Often used in the medical field gel is a cross between a liquid and a solid. Gel dissipates body heat throughout the material and does an excellent job of keeping you cool and comfortable.
Latex: 100% natural, hypo-allergenic and antimicrobial latex rubber. Long lasting, buoyant, and best of all a renewal resource.
Talalay latex: The same benefits a standard Dunlop latex except formed in a vacuum and frozen, forming a more consistent core without air pockets or unevenness. Antimicrobial.
Eco flex: Ergonomically designed surface modified foam to maintain proper spinal alignment and reduce pressure points.
Eco quilt: Super soft antimicrobial layers provide a luxurious and consistently soft conforming surface.
Eco loft: Naturally inert rayon fire barrier, no harsh chemicals
Many items go into a modern mattress to give a comfortable nights sleep. Each has a unique feel, the best way to find the one right for you is to come in and lay down on several. Spend some time laying around to really get to know a mattress.
Foundation or Box: This is what sits on top of your frame and under your mattress, it’s only purpose in modern bedding sets is to raise the height of the mattress. We use and recommend the sturdiest and least expensive method, a renewable wood foundation for even solid support.
Please come in and spend some time lying down on our selection to evaluate the different choices Mattress Ranch offers, with all the possible combinations available we're sure to have something just right for you!