There are hundreds of 180 x 200 cm super king mattresses available, all made from different materials, with different firmness levels, and available at different budgets.
Which super king size mattress, then, is the best one?
There's no definite answer to this - but there definitely is a mattress that's best for you.
We'd advise that you pay attention to the material used, degree of firmness, delivery conditions, and money-back guarantees.
Below you'll find an overview of the different types of mattress materials that can be used for 180 x 200 cm super king mattresses.
Super-king foam mattresses
There are a large variety of foam mattresses available, including pressure-relieving memory foam, cold foam, and geltex or gel foam.
Most high-quality foam mattresses are made of a combination of these and include numerous foam layers.
For example, a mattress may be constructed like this:
- A top comfort layer of gel foam, which is less heat-retaining than memory foam and provides a comfortable feel.
- A core of memory foam, which has body-contouring properties, relieves pressure points and provides a cushiony feel.
- A zoned base layer of cold foam, which is firmer, offers support and provides stability.
A mattress of this construction will have great ortho properties and may be recommended as an orthopaedic choice.
Combining different foam layers will allow a mattress to merge the best properties of all the foams used.
Many of the bed-in-a-box mattresses that we recommend are foam-based mattresses.
If you're not a hot or restless sleeper, we would recommend opting for a super king memory foam mattress.
Pros and cons of foam mattresses
- Suitable for people of all ages.
- Recommended for all sleeping positions.
- An orthopaedic choice that can be good for people with back and neck pain.
- Provides a warmer sleep, which is good for people who easily feel cold at night.
- Suitable for adjustable slatted bases.
- Not suitable for people who sweat a lot at night or those who prefer a cooler sleep.
- Can be difficult to move on and not suitable for restless sleepers.
- Foams are not natural materials and can release a chemical odour when first unpacked.
Super-king latex mattresses
While technically a latex mattress is also a foam mattress, its properties are a little different.
In contrast to memory foam, for example, latex foam offers a much cooler sleep and is easier to move around on.
This makes it a great choice for couples and restless sleepers.
Natural latex mattresses are also a great environmentally-friendly choice.
Natural and organic mattresses may be more expensive, but they don't contain any harmful chemicals and are often sustainably sourced.
Also, a mattress with natural fillings is a hypoallergenic choice that's great for people prone to allergies.
Latex mattresses are generally quite a bit more expensive than other foam mattresses.
Pros and cons of latex mattresses
- Great for people who like to sleep on their side.
- Good for people who easily feel cold at night.
- Suitable for adjustable bed bases.
- Reduce back and neck pain.
- Ideal for restless sleepers.
- Can be an environmentally responsible choice if opting for natural latex.
- Not suitable for people who sweat a lot at night.
- The mattress must be regularly cleaned and rotated.
- Latex mattresses are. more expensive - but also much more durable.
Innerspring mattresses, in general, are characterised by their firmness, stability, and great breathability.
Springs create natural ventilation channels, allowing for enhanced airflow.
This allows for an overall cooler sleep, which works well for heavy sweaters.
Spring mattresses are well-suited to people of larger size, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers.
However, there are many inferior coil mattresses available, which should be avoided.
The Silentnight Eco Comfort Miracoil Luxury Mattress, for example, is often recommended as a good open coil mattress that's worth checking out, but, in our experience, we'd stay away from open coil mattresses, no matter how good they claim to be.
Instead, we would recommend going for pocket sprung mattresses, where springs are individually wrapped.
This enhances point elasticity, minimises motion transfer, and allows for great comfort.
Pocket sprung mattresses are also much more durable.
You'll also commonly find springs in hybrid mattresses.
These combine high-quality foams and springs to offer the best of both - great comfort, stability, support, and breathability.
Pros and cons of spring mattresses
- Ideal for people who like firmer mattresses or heavier-weight people.
- Great for people who sleep on their stomach or back.
- Good for people who prefer a cooler sleep or those who sweat heavily at night.
- Ideal for restless sleepers.
- Great for bargain hunters.
- Not suitable for those who feel cold easily, prefer a softer mattress, or pure side sleepers.
- Can't be placed on adjustable slatted frames.
- Older and inferior models tend to form dents.