There is a huge range of memory foam mattresses available from all the leading UK manufacturers. The key elements relate to the depth of memory foam that is used in the mattress, which has a bearing on price and the type of support system that is being used.
The memory foam mattress support systems can vary from standard open coil spring units, to pocket springing, with many different spring counts available, through to Mira Coil and posturepaedic springing. All of which have a memory foam top layer for enhanced comfort.
We also have available a memory foam mattress made up of a foam base core with memory foam used as a top comfort layer. Another recent introduction is a memory foam mattress with memory foam upholstery layers and support zoning to mould exactly to individual body shapes.
As memory foam is used in all instances as the top layer, the mattress covers are invariably soft feel, knitted covers, which have some degree of stretch that enhances the feel of the memory foam mattress.
Memory foam is usually used directly under the fabric cover and it is generally considered that more than 60mm of memory foam is not necessary as the benefits change in terms of support.
Memory foam is used on one side of the mattress only so the additional advantage is that there is no need to ever turn your memory foam mattress over. When considering the purchase of a new memory foam mattress it is important to recognise that if your present bed is a divan set, then the divan base could be as worn as the mattress and may also need to be changed.