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The Definitive Mattress Buying Guide: The Terms You Need To Know

 

At first you might think buying a mattress is easy, however when it comes to finding the ideal mattress you need it can be overwhelming with a wide range of mattress terms that you’ll need to know. Although it can be confusing this definitive mattress buying guide will help you read up on the mattress terms that you need to know.

 

 

Standard mattress The term standard refers to a series of both bed and mattress products that follow the standard sizing guide and measurements. Due to manufacture the lines of standard bed products are slightly smaller in size than European bed products.
European mattress The term European refers to a series of both bed and mattress products that follow the European sizing guides and measurements. Often due to manufacture the lines of European bed products are larger in size than standard bed products.
Spring mattress Spring based mattresses internally contain a frame consisting of a series of wound spiral springs that evenly support all areas of the mattress.
Memory foam mattress Memory foam is a mattress base material with properties that allow it to shape to the curves of the human body during sleep and regain its shape when not in use.
Plush mattress Plush mattresses sit in between firmness and comfort levels of softer and firmer mattress types. They also contain up to four more layers of foam cushioning than that of a firm mattress adding to its comfort.
Pillow top mattress A Pillow top mattress is a form of standard mattress with additional cushioning partially attached to the mattress top, offering extra comfort to the sleeper.
Euro top mattress A Euro top mattress is a form of standard mattress with additional topped cushioning adding extra comfort to the sleeper.
Feather bed topper A feather bed topper is a soft attachable feather or down filled mattress topper that secures to all four corners of the mattress for added comfort.
Small single “Small single size” refers to either a bed, mattress or bedding type of a small single size measurement (75cm x 190cm)
Single “Single size” refers to either a bed, mattress or bedding type of a single size measurement (90cm x 190cm)
Queen “Queen size” refers to either a bed, mattress or bedding type of a queen size measurement ( 120cm  x 190cm )
Small double “Small double size” refers to either a bed, mattress or bedding type of a small double size measurement (122cm x190cm)
Double “Double size” refers to either a bed, mattress or bedding type of a double size measurement (135cm x190cm)
King “King size” refers to either a bed, mattress or bedding type of a king size measurement ( 150cm x 200cm)
Super king “Super king size” refers to either a bed, mattress or bedding type of a super king size measurement (180cm x 200cm )
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