Since foam mattresses differ so much and there are both very poor quality and very high-quality foam mattresses available, it's important to make sure that you choose the right mattress.
In order to ensure you're getting a high-quality foam mattress, pay attention to the following key criteria:
1. High density
Density is a good indicator of quality.
The higher the density of the foam, the higher the quality of the mattress - and the longer its lifespan!
You can use the below table as a guideline:
|Density in kg/m³
|Up to 25
||Up to 2 years
||Up to 3 years
||5 - 6 years
||6 - 8 years
|50 - 60
||10 years and more
We'd suggest choosing a density of at least 40 kg/m³.
2. OEKO-Tex certifications
Poor quality foams are likely to contain toxins and other harmful chemicals.
Always look for foams that are OEKO-Tex certified.
OEKO-Tex Standard 100 is one of the best-known labels used for an independent system of testing and certification of textile products.
Foams that are OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certified are guaranteed to be free from toxins and other harmful chemicals.
3. Height of the mattress
The height of the mattress is also an indicator of quality, especially when considering the core of the mattress.
Choose a mattress with a core that's at least 15 cm thick.
4. Removable covers are better
We'd also suggest choosing a mattress that has a removable cover that's machine-washable up to 60°C.
While this isn't an absolute necessity, it does make caring for the mattress easier.
It's also better for people who are prone to allergies.
Look for a cover that features side handles. This will make moving the mattress easier.
5. The right degree of firmness
There is no one right degree of firmness.
But it is necessary to choose a mattress with the right degree of firmness for you.
As a general rule of thumb, consider your body weight, firmness preferences, and favourite sleeping position.
Our guide on degrees of firmness will also help you.