Knowing which mattress to buy can be difficult if you’ve never slept on different types. But when you’re deciding which mattress to buy, it’s important to understand the differences between mattresses.

The hardness of a mattress is a measure of the foam’s ability to support a load. This is a measure of how well the foam will work in a given situation, as well as its initial feel – not a measure of the quality. If a foam is too soft, it will bottom out; if it is too firm it will be uncomfortable.

There are three main types of mattresses you can choose from: pillow top, euro top and tight top. So how do you know which is right for you? The first step is understanding the difference.

Pillow Top

Pillow top mattress are exactly what they sound like: a mattress with a pillow-like layer on top. This layer will be separate, but attached to the mattress. This will create a mattress that feels more plush and cushioned than your traditional mattresses.

Euro Top

A euro top mattress has the same plush and cushioned feel as a pillow top. Rather than being a separate pillow cushioning on the top, though, the euro top has that same cushioning as part of the actual mattress. The top padding lines up with the edges of the mattress.

In some respects, this cushioning is little different from a pillow top. But for some people, this difference is a big change, due to the way the mattress feels at the edges. Some people feel this is a “softer” version of the pillow top.

Tight Top

A tight top mattress does not have any special padding on the top of the mattress. That doesn’t mean tight top mattress aren’t soft or comfortable, but instead indicates the top of the mattress is “tight” and does not have plushy cushioning. This is also known as a “firm” mattress.

Tight tops will be firmer than pillow-tops but that does not mean they will not feel soft to the touch. In fact, tight tops come in firm or plush comfort levels.

Which Mattress is Right for You?

It is very important to ensure the mattress you choose is the mattress that is right for you. If you’re not sure what you need or want, come in to Mattress360 and let one of our trained specialists help you decide what would be the best option for you.

We offer a 90-night comfort exchange guarantee that will help you rest easy knowing that you will have the best mattress for you. A great night sleep is the first step to a great day. Come in and let us help you transform your sleep.