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?
When considering both quality and cost, the foam type High Resilience reigns supreme. High Resilience foam is of excellent quality at a density of 2.8-3.0 lbs, falls in the middle range of pricing, and carries a longevity of approximately 8-10 years. The combination of these characteristics provides High Resilience foam with the best price-to-performance ratio. This foam type carries a springy feel and comes in a variety of firmnesses, ranging from Very Soft to Extra Firm. Such a firmness scale makes this foam type suitable for a wide variety of users interested in an excellent quality foam mattress or foam cushion.
A slight downgrade in quality from the foam type High Resilience is the foam type Lux. Lux foam is considered to be of good quality at a density of 2.2 lbs. This foam type carries a longevity of approximately 6-8 years and is offered in a firmness of Medium Firm only. As such, Lux foam is ideal for users who desire a good quality mattress or foam cushion that leans towards the firmer side.
A slight downgrade from Lux foam is High Density foam, which is of medium quality at a density of 1.9 lbs. This foam type carries a longevity of approximately 4-6 years and is most commonly used as an average foam mattress and foam cushion. The majority of furniture, recreational vehicle, and boat manufacturers utilize High Density foam due to its economical price structure and comfortable feel.
For more information regarding the various foam types that we offer, check out our Foam Types page.
What thickness should my mattress be?
To qualify as a foam mattress, a minimum thickness of 3 inches must be met. Any thickness less than 3 inches qualifies as a mattress topper. Mattress toppers are primarily used to make an existing mattress more soft or more firm.
While the minimum thickness of a foam mattress is 3 inches, the recommended thickness of a foam mattress is 4 inches. This is because at 4 inches thick, an adequate amount of support will be provided.
Although the recommended thickness of a foam mattress is 4 inches, the average thickness is 5 inches. In a thickness of more than 5 inches, a foam mattress is normally composed of more than one foam piece. More specifically, with a firm base, a medium center, and a 2-3 inch thick soft top layer. In such cases, different foam types can be used, such as an excellent quality High Resilience foam base, a good quality Lux foam core, and a medium quality High Density foam topper. Stacked 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?
There are three factors that will help determine the appropriate firmness of a foam mattress: weight category, firmness preference, and thickness.
Regarding weight, users in a lightweight category, such as 140 lbs, commonly find comfort in softer firmnesses, such as Medium. Users in a heavyweight category, such as 240 lbs, commonly find comfort in a more firm firmness, such as Firm. This is because a heavier-weight user may feel a softer firmness does not provide enough support and a lighter-weight user may feel a more firm firmness is too hard.
In terms of firmness preference, regardless of weight, some may find comfort in a more firm mattress while others may find comfort in a softer mattress. Some may also require a more firm or more soft mattress due to medical conditions.
Lastly, it is important to consider the thickness of a mattress when deciding on a firmness. This is especially true if the mattress will be composed of one solid foam piece. The thicker the piece of foam, the more firm it will feel and the thinner the foam, the less firm it will feel.