How do you describe mattress differences?

How do you describe mattress differences?

Mattresses can be described in terms of thickness, density, and support.


How deep the mattress is.

We focus on the depth of latex as this is the material that supports and distributes weight.


The main softness or firmness feel of a mattress.

Soft contours around the body. Firm has more resistance to body pressure.


How much weight is accommodated by the mattress - at a given density and thickness.

To have the required support, soft mattresses are usually made much thicker than firm mattresses.

Whatever the thickness and density, most mattresses should have enough support to avoid people feeling the frame hard through the mattress.