Mattresses might seem like a straightforward and easy purchase, but there are many different types of mattresses available! When it comes to different types of mattresses, the main characteristics and appearances tend to remain the same, but it’s the components and the interior construction that makes each type of mattress different.
Generally speaking, there are a few different types of mattresses available: foam, hybrid, latex and innerspring. Foam mattresses are perhaps the most popular type on the market today and every layer is made using either foam, latex or fabric, with no springs involved. As there are hundreds of different combinations in which the interior layers can be used, there are many different types of foam mattresses. Hybrid mattresses use an innerspring core combined with a comfort system. This helps to create a balanced feel and is good for those who are looking for the comfort that comes from memory foam, but with the support of springs. Latex mattresses are entirely made using this rubber material, including the core and comfort systems. Innerspring mattresses use a coil-based interior. When pressure is applied, the coils compress, then spring back once removed. This type of mattress offers both comfort and support and, as air can easily flow through the coils, they can help with heat dispersion - perfect for cooler sleepers!