There are so many options available when you are buying a new bed or mattress, that the choice can often be confusing. Essentially, the most important thing when choosing a new bed or mattress should be how comfortable it is for you: contrary to popular wisdom, a mattress doesn’t always need to be the most expensive to be a good choice! As long as it’s got a reasonable supporting structure, then the amount of padding on top of your mattress is all down to personal choice - after all, you’re the one who will be sleeping on it for a long time to come!
There are four main types of mattress to consider when you’re looking for a new bed or mattress to buy, although you’ll find that most manufacturers will have a whole host of options within their ranges.
The four main different mattress types to consider are whether you want a pocket sprung, a memory foam, an open coil or a latex mattress: once you decided on which one will most suit you, then buying a new bed or mattress should come down to personal style choice and budget. Technical details of each main mattress type is explained below:
These are probably the best choice of all. These mattresses have springs that are sewn into individual pockets of fabric, and come in a range of comfort settings, from very soft to very hard. They are a good all-round option, and should last for many years to come.
These are becoming increasingly popular and often come topped with a layer of tencel, which is anti-bacterial and has cooling properties. These tend to be a lot more comfortable, depending on your individual choice.
Also known as Bonnell Spring mattresses, are made from a single looped wire, and are on the cheaper side of the range. They can provide a good budget option, and are a popular choice for those looking to purchase a mattress for a spare room.