What makes a good mattress... good? And what makes a bad mattress...bad? Its all about the materials used!

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What makes a good mattress... good? And what makes a bad mattress...bad? Its all about the materials used!

What makes a good mattress... good? And what makes a bad mattress...bad? Its all about the materials used!

Mattress shopping can be very confusing and overwhelming! Memory foam, Latex, Gel, Springs vs Foam, Air, Water, so many options to choose from! Let us help you make a more informed decision, because let''s face it, a mattress is a huge investment from a health and quality of life perspective.

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Not all mattresses are created equal! The foundation of a good mattress begnins with the support system. In an innerspring mattress, the rule of thumb for a quality queen size mattress is 400 coils. Most consumers become infatuated with coil counts as opposed to gauge and construction. More coils do not always translate into better quality. At Roanoke Mattress we believe pocketed coils offer the best combination of support and conformability.

When it comes to an all foam latex or memory foam mattress, the support core is essential to the durability and comfort of the mattress. When looking for a memory foam mattress, a core density of 2.5 pounds or greater is considered superior quality. True latex mattresses do not utilize polyurethane foam as the core. A true latex mattress has a latex core, free of polyurethane based foams, with an ILD between 25-37. The higher the ILD, the firmer the mattress will be. Most manufacturers will use latex cores that range from 19-37. Generally speaking, a latex mattress core should last two decades before needing replacement.

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The second important component of a good quality mattress, is the comfort layers. The quality of the comfort layers in a mattress is important, because it is usually the first thing to sag in a mattress. The comfort layers are what you sleep directly on every night, and if they are of poor quality they will give way and you will find yourself sleeping in a huge crater! Yikes. Memory Foam, Latex, And Other High Density Foams are ideal for comfort layers. Our personal opinion at Roanoke Mattress is that latex and memory foam are the best quality comfort layers, for comfort and durability.

The last component of a quality mattress is the edge and border of the mattress. Quality mattresses utilize foam encased edges which expand the sleeping surface, and strengthen the edge for those that like to sit on the border of their mattress.

These are the most basic things a mattress shopper should be aware of when trying to decide on a new mattress. The only way to know for sure what mattress is right for you is to visit our showroom on Williamson Road, across from The New Yorker Deli!

2811 Williamson Road

Suite B

Roanoke, VA 24012

540-512-9208

No Credit Check Financing, Roanoke Mattress 

 

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