Foam has become one of the most popular materials used by mattress manufacturers and it can be found in many types of beds. There are different types of foam mattresses depending on how the foam is created. In this article you will learn about the different types of foams used in mattresses to help you choose the most suitable for you:
These are mattresses made exclusively of polyurethane foam. Polyurethane is the most common material used in mattresses today. Its components are isocyanates and polyols both derived from refined crude oil. The cost of polyurethane mattresses is usually lower than that of memory foam or latex. Higher-density foams cost more than lower density foams.
Memory foam is a type of polyurethane, so all memory foams are polyurethane based. Memory foam is made similarly to polyurethane but with different primary ingredients and foaming process providing memory foam mattresses the features that make them different from other mattresses. Memory foam mattresses absorb movements, evenly distributing body weights which makes sharing a bed more comfortable, and it returns to its original shape when removing the weight. You can find more information about memory foam on our Memory Foam page.
Latex foam contains both chemical and natural components. Latex foam is more costly to produce but it is known for being more comfortable than other types of foam mattresses since it reacts quicker to movements. Latex foam is one of the most durable types of foam available in the mattress industry today with an estimated life of 15 years or more.
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