Frequently Asked Questions
What mattress sizes are there?
Twin: 39″ x 76″
Twin Long: 39″ x 80″
Double: 54″ x 76″
Double Long: 54″ x 80″
Queen: 60″ x 80″
King: 76″ x 80″
CA King: 72″ x 84″
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Which foam type should I choose for my foam mattress?
The best foam mattress for its quality and cost is the High Resilience type foam. This is an excellent quality foam with a longevity of eight to ten years. This is the best foam for the money. High Resilience has a springy feel and is relatively heavy, which is an indication of good quality foam. The High Resilience foam also comes in a variety of foam firmness’s from very soft to extra firm, providing comfort for a wide variety of consumers. The High Resilience foam is excellent when used for a foam mattress or foam cushions. The Lux foam is slightly lower in quality but still a very good quality foam, with a longevity of approximately six to eight years. The Lux foam has the same uses as the High Resilience foam for foam mattresses and foam cushions.
High-Density foam is the most common for a foam mattress because it is the most economical while still producing a comfortable bed. High-Density foam is a medium quality, industrial-grade foam, most commonly used in your average foam mattress and foam cushions because of its price structure. Manufacturers of furniture and recreational vehicles use High-Density foam for the foam mattress and foam cushions around the dining table area. Boat manufacturers also use High-Density foam because of its price structure and longevity, being between four to six years.
For information on various types of foam available, check out our Foam Types page.
What thickness should my mattress be?
Foam mattress thicknesses start at three inches. Anything less is considered a mattress topper, meant to make a mattress softer or firmer, depending on the desired application. The recommended thickness of a foam mattress would start at four inches. This would provide the user with adequate support, without bottoming out. The average thickness of foam mattresses is normally five inches and the average firmness is medium-firm. Foam mattresses that are thicker than five inches are generally made of different types of foam stacked on each other starting with a firmer base foam to a medium center foam and lastly topped with a two to three inch softer foam. These could be in different foam types with a high-quality High Resilience bottom base, a lower quality Lux foam in the center, and again an even lower quality High-Density foam as the topper. These types of mattresses tend to start at a height of 7 inches and can reach a height of up to 14 inches.
What firmness should my foam be?
A foam mattress firmness is determined by a couple of factors. First, what is the person used to sleeping on? A lightweight, small person could enjoy sleeping on the floor. So, you can not recommend a soft mattress for a person like this. Heavier people tend to have a problem with a medium-firm mattress not being hard enough to support their weight but yet they do not want to sleep on an extra firm foam mattress that feels like the floor. Now that we know these factors about weight, the second question would be about foam firmness itself. Lightweight people who enjoy a softer mattress might find success in a High Resilience foam in a medium firmness. A heavy person might find success in a High Resilience foam in firm.