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Mattresses come in all sizes, shapes, and styles, which can make shopping for one quite a task. It is easier to choose one when you learn the differences between each type.
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All of the extra layers that are sewn onto the top of the mattress increase the softness and padding. The firmest mattress is the firm or plush tight top. These are boxy square mattresses that are basic and the most firm you can find is a firm mattress, followed by a plush tight top, which is a bit more springy, but not as soft as a pillow top. The next type of mattress that is softer is a pillow top. It includes top layers of foam, fibers or both to add softness. The most luxurious and soft mattress is the Euro top. This is like the best mattress that you find at a 5-star hotel.
If you look at a Euro Top mattress from the side, it appears much taller than a tight top mattress. You won’t see a visible seam or gusset on the sides of the mattress. This is because it has many extra layers of softness in it. The padding differs from the exact make and model. They can include fibrous fillers, different types of foam, only memory foam or a combination of these materials. Euro top mattresses have the extra cushy layers on the top, thus they are not two-sided or made to turn over.
A pillow top mattress has extra padding on the top of the mattress, just like a Euro Top mattress. However, a pillow top has a visible gusset or seam when you look at the side of it in the area where the topper and mattress top meets, looking much like a regular tight top mattress with the addition of a mattress topper on it. The visible seam or gusset is also called a V-flap, as it is a V-shaped piece of material that attaches the pillow top to the mattress to allow the top layer of cushion to move slightly. The Euro top padding is thicker than a pillow top and you can’t feel the interior coils as in a pillow top. Since the construction of the two is basically the same with the padding on top, neither is made to be turned over.
If you desire the best mattress for sweet dreams that is soft and luxurious, you will love the Euro Pillow top. As a regular Euro top, it is tall but it includes what actually looks like an entire extra thin mattress on the top of it. The gusset adds an extra pillow top layer over the Euro top, meaning that it holds you higher from the spring coils in an extra layer that is super soft and lofty like you are floating on air. A great example of this wondrous mattress is the Charlesworth Euro Pillow Top mattress, which is available in twin, full, queen and king size to suit your needs.
Now that you know how to tell the difference between the different types of mattresses, you can begin shopping for the best one that suits your level of firmness or softness.