How to Know You’re Buying A Good Quality Memory Foam Mattress

How to Know You’re Buying A Good Quality Memory Foam Mattress

When you make a big investment like buying a memory foam mattress, you want to be sure you’re getting the best. But how can you tell what’s good and what’s not when it comes to memory foam?


That’s where we come in. With years of experience in the business, we’re sharing some of our memory foam knowledge to help you maximise your sleep. If you’re spending each night tossing and turning, it’s time to find the best quality memory foam mattress to help you on your way to the perfect sleeping experience.


How Do I Choose a Good Mattress?


When searching for your next mattress, there are a few key things to consider to ensure you’re buying the best;


  • Memory foam density
  • Mattress firmness
  • Mattress size and thickness
  • The price
  • If there is a trial period offered
  • What warranties are offered
  • What type of mattress is best for your sleeping style


Need more help? Check out our online mattress guide for a comprehensive look at choosing a mattress.


How to Tell If A Mattress Is Good Quality


Let’s delve a little deeper into memory foam quality and how to spot it;


Focus on Materials


Instead of heading for the most well-known brands, take a closer look at the mattress construction and what materials have been used. This is far more important than having a designer label.


Look for the words ‘memory foam’ as there are other types of foam available, some of which are of lower quality. Reflex foam is another good (and usually cheaper) option that has a firmer feel than memory foam.


Check the Memory Foam Density


Density is measured in cubic metres (m³), so the higher the density, the heavier the mattress will be.


As a general rule, the higher the density of the memory foam, the better the quality. High-density memory foam provides optimum support; encouraging the natural alignment of the spine, whilst providing excellent pressure relief. It’s also very durable, so your mattress will last longer.


However, high-density foam isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to finding the right mattress for you. You also need to take into consideration mattress thickness, composition and levels of comfort and support.


What is the Best Thickness for a Memory Foam Mattress?


Mattress thickness doesn’t necessarily equate to quality, or comfort for that matter. It all comes down to your individual sleeping needs.


If you have a heavier build, a thicker mattress will be better able to provide the support you need. Similarly, side sleepers may find a thicker layer of memory foam more comfortable on their shoulders and hips.


Check out our guide on mattress thickness to find out more.


How Much Does a Quality Mattress Cost?


Unsurprisingly, quality often comes with a price tag. While it’s important not to skimp on your new mattress, it is possible to find quality memory foam at reasonable prices.


At Memory Foam Warehouse, we cut out the middleman to give you factory-direct prices. The result? Quality memory foam at considerably lower prices than other mattress companies on the market.


What is the Best Inexpensive Memory Foam Mattress?


Need to stick to a budget? Check out our Essentials range of memory foam products.


With washable, hypoallergenic covers, medium-firm support and available in small single up to king size, our Essentials Homestarter memory foam mattress packs a lot of punch for the price.




What Trial Periods and Warranties are Offered?


A mattress retailer willing to offer a decent trial period and good mattress guarantees is likely to be pretty confident in the quality of their products.


With a 100-night sleep trial available on certain memory foam mattresses in our collection, try one out from the comfort of your own bedroom. It can take time for your muscles and joints to get used to the memory foam, so this way you can be sure you’ve made the right decision. If you decide it’s not for you, we’ll organise a fuss-free exchange.


We also offer a 12-month guarantee and a price match promise to provide you with quality memory foam at competitive prices. If you find the same product cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match the price! (*Conditions apply).


Where Was the Mattress Made?


This is a consideration that often gets overlooked, but where your mattress was made can have a big impact on its quality.


Buying a UK made mattress ensures;


  • It has gone through stringent fire safety tests
  • It meets official standards
  • It has been made ethically


All of our memory foam mattresses are made in our Yorkshire factory, come and visit our showroom to see for yourself where the magic happens!

Look at Memory Foam Mattress Reviews


Naturally, each mattress retailer is going to blow their own trumpet when it comes to the quality of their products. That’s why honest customer reviews are so important.


Reading reviews written by others with similar sleep problems can be super helpful when searching for your perfect fit.


We use Trustpilot to ensure all of our mattress reviews are transparent, honest and easily accessible.


How Does A Good Quality Mattress Feel?


Memory foam can do wonders for sleep, with benefits such as;


  • Cushions pressure points
  • Support layer for superior comfort
  • Eases back and joint pain
  • Absorbs movement
  • Hypoallergenic


However, the way the mattress feels will differ from person to person depending on their weight, sleeping position and comfort preferences. That’s why a quality mattress is one that suits you perfectly.


Which is Better: Memory Foam or a Spring Mattress?


If you define quality as a product that is durable and effective, memory foam wins hands down.


While traditional open coil or spring mattresses can deteriorate with age, causing discomfort around pressure points, a quality memory foam mattress can last up to 15 years!


Memory foam is also hypoallergenic and provides superior, individualised support.


What’s the Difference Between Hybrid and Memory Foam Mattress?


Mattresses come in all different types and varieties which can make it confusing when trying to choose the best one.


If you come across a hybrid mattress, it simply means that it combines two or more mattress types in one. Most commonly, a pocket sprung mattress is combined with layers of foam to solve different sleep issues.


For example, a layer of soft to medium support foam could be used as a comfort layer on top of a breathable, pocket sprung base layer.


In terms of quality, one type isn’t better than the other, it all depends on the types of materials used and what you’re looking for. So, a hybrid mattress using lower quality foam or innersprings instead of pocket springs would be less durable and lower quality.


Find Your Mattress Match


Now you’re armed with all the information you need to find your perfect mattress, it’s time to get shopping!

As one of the longest-established mattress retailers, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with quality memory foam at surprisingly competitive prices. Start browsing our collections of memory foam mattresses and mattress toppers today to find your match.


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