Insight From A Leader In The Foam Industry
55 Years of selling foam mattresses. The Foam Wizard shares his experience of sleeping on all the diffrent foam types.
Back in the day hanging out at the family upholstery store with my father a master upholster was really cool. There was no daycare so parents would bring their children to work with them. I would entertain myself by creating figures out of Styrofoam with a wood file. The best was placing coil springs on the bottom of my shoes and bouncing around the back parking lot. It was also a chance to earn some pocket change sweeping the place then graduating to stipping old fabric off the furniture.
Now that you know a little bit more about me I want to share with you what it was like sleeping on all the foam types we have had to offer over the past half-century.
1. Polyurethane Foam
As a foam mattress this is the one that you would give to a guest so that they don't stay too long. Available in medium firm, this foam type will begin to break down in a short period of time being the least expensive and lowest in quality. What happens here is that the Polyurethane foam flatens out leaving sinking areas that do not return back to there original hight. The foam mattress will also lose its firmness becoming softer in a short amount of time. Polyurethane foam is the original foam type that the subsequent foam types introduced to the market over the years were based on. Polyurethane foam being a very lightweight foam is best used in packaging and shipping. A Polyurethane foam mattress can be used as a temporary mattress if you don't need it to last long.
2. High Density Foam
A medium quality foam mattress that comes in all the different firmnesses from vert soft to extra firm. I have to mention this because the miss conception I see here is that people think the name High Density means the foam is firm. The name was created to differentiate it from the original low quality polyurethane foam. The High-Density foam is not a sink without return foam like the Polyurethane. This foam type rather gets softer as it gets older and the softness creates a Hamic effect. Where the edges remain firm and the area used becomes softer over a few years time. A High Density foam mattress is a pretty good mattress at a medium quality.
3. Evlon Foam
This is a good foam mattress that is available in a firm and will provide comfort for quite some time before it softens all over. This foam mattress is good for the long hall and will provide comfort on the firmer side for several years. If you want to start out with a firmer foam mattress and have it sofen to a comfort leve you like after a couple of years this would be the foam mattress you will want. The Evlon foam mattress has a nice supporting feel and is a good quality mattress.
4. High Resilience Foam
The High Resilience foam mattress is fast to return to shape when pressure is applied and released. Where the lower quality foam types are slower to return and feel less pliable, making the High Resilience foam mattress a very good mattress for any application. I also like that the foam mattress is available in any firmness from very soft to extra firm and that last a long time. They do get softer all over as they get older and if you rotate the foam mattress you can get a long life out of it. The High Resilience foam mattress will take a beating and return to its original foam. That's why it has the name High Resience and it is a very good foam mattress.
5. Memory Foam
Only a Memory foam mattress has elastic add to create that squshy feel that lessons the transfer of motion. One of the later foam types to come from the Polyuthane family Memory foam is ment to provide comfort through it's conforming characteristics. As such you don't want it too thick or it will hold you like a glove making you feel uncomfortable and unable to roll over. Having a smaller cell structure, the Memory foam mattress tends to heat up. It is also heavy and cumbersome if you're trying to move it or get a cover on it. The benefits outweigh the nuisance making the Memory foam mattress a very good mattress.
6. Latex Foam Rubber
Made from rubber, a Latex foam mattress is very heavy and hard to maneuvee when you're trying to get it in place. Latex mattresses go back to a time when it was one of the two foam mattress types my father had to offer on the open market. The Latex foam mattress is the foam type I find to be the best not only for the length of time it last. But that it also comes in all the diffrent firmnesses from very soft to extra firm. Being a rubber based foam mattress and not a Polyurethane based foam. A Latex foam mattress will feel a little softer than other foam mattresses and have more of a bounce. The Latex mattress is an excellent quality foam mattress in how long it last and how comfortable it is.
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By David Pulver Aka The Foam Wizard.
President at Upholstery Decor Inc.
Founder at foamonline.com
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