We strongly recommend adding a protective case to all foam toppers. Latex toppers have small crumbs that fall off and memory foam pads can rip or tear and both gather dirt, hairs, and lint easily without a case. Cases come with a zipper on 3 sides for easy removal. However, we recommend you try to avoid removing the case. If you do remove the case, all memory foam toppers must be kept flat at all times. Cases are 100% cotton and may shrink if washed, we recommend dry clean.
Most people choose either our soft or medium feeling latex mattress topper. The soft foam mattress topper feels nice, cushy, and soft while the medium density is reported by many customers to offer the perfect balance of comfort and support. This foam mattress topper is a natural product and needs a fabric case to reduce air flow and slow the natural biodegradation caused by it drying out. Without it, biodegradation is accelerated.
Latex mattress topper foam has naturally occurring flaws that include discoloration, small tears, small air pockets, and the visible holes do not always go all the way through. Small crumbs shed off the material. Natural biodegrading of a latex mattress topper is slowed with a cotton cover. Only the California King size foam mattress topper is made with a glue seam.
"ILD" is the hardness numbering system for rating the firmness of foam. ILD is the number of pounds it takes to compress a sample of latex one inch. We carry 5 different firmnesses: Soft N14 (11-18 ILD), Medium N26 (24-28 ILD), Firm N32 (30-35 ILD), Extra Firm N40 (39-44 ILD), and Hard N60 (58-64 ILD).
Memory foam mattress topper material is made without any flame retardants. It is renowned for comfort and can eliminate tossing and turning. Motion will not transfer through our memory foam mattress topper (when uncovered).
Every memory foam mattress topper in our line measures out to the edge of your mattress. We offer every size foam mattress topper including Twin XL (extra long), which measures 38×80. The lower density memory foam mattress topper allows you to sink through, while the higher density ones provide more resistance with better performance over their life. Our most popular and most demanded deluxe memory foam mattresses use 4" of our 5.3-lb density memory foam.
If your mattress is already dipping you cannot solve this problem with any foam mattress topper. You need a new mattress. Conversely, if your mattress is too firm, it can be made very comfortable with our memory foam mattress topper.
About the memory foam mattress topper market:
Some competitors cut cost by making their foam mattress topper less than full bed sizes—not us. We've been selling our memory foam mattress topper line since 1997, long before they became popular. Our experience has shown us that any memory foam mattress topper with a 5-lb/ft3 density or less tend to break down and soften over time. We've had to make many warranty replacements from brands such as Sensus and Isotonic, and because our warranty is the best in the industry (we pay all shipping charges) it has cost us a lot of money. T-Pedic, the brand leader, established that a 5.3-lb density will hold up the best, and many years ago we switched to our current 5.3-lb memory foam and have no longer experienced any warranty claims. Yes, that extra three-tenths of a pound of density has made all the difference. Further, the superior comfort of our 5.3-lb memory foam has resulted in nearly no returns for comfort reasons even with our 90-day trial period. You may pay a little more for our memory foam toppers, but you really do get what you pay for.
Egg crates have long been a popular solution for softening a firm mattress. These egg crate foam toppers are approximately 2 inches (5 cm) thick and made from our good quality C30 foam. Many people use egg crates with the bumps facing up or down. This foam has a 1.8-lb/ft3 density that contrasts with toppers from major chains that have a density of about 0.8-lb/ft3, or less than half the quality. Our C30 egg crates are a good quality and will last much longer. Additionally, the foams used to produce these pads do not contain any toxic fire retardant chemicals.
This approximately 3-inch, extra thick egg crate pad is made using our premium EverFlex™ foam. This higher quality foam will last even longer. These have a density of 2.5lb/ft3 and is the perfect foam topper for fans of great egg crate pads. It will not flatten out like those discount egg crates from chain stores. The long fingers will gently press all along your spine, stimulating your pressure points and relaxing your body ... for up to 15 years!
We produce these approximately 2" egg crate pads using certified 100% natural rubber. You've never felt anything like this! It is very important to get the cotton case with these egg crate pads. These all-natural rubber products need the protective layer. Without it, biodegradation is accelerated, and the product will slowly crystallize and dust off. California King size is seamed.
Latex mattress topper foam (certified 100% natural foam made from sap of the rubber tree) and a memory foam mattress topper both offer superior contouring support and improved circulation when added to a firm mattress. This results in less tossing and turning and the best night's sleep. The main difference is that a memory foam mattress topper is quite still while the latex mattress topper is springy and lively feeling. Both toppers provide high-end luxury comfort and are resistant to dust mites. Our foam mattress topper can also reduce or mute the effects of your partner's tossing and turning. We strongly recommend the latex mattress topper for its all-natural properties and benefits—it is certified natural tree sap. Memory foam mattress topper material, also known by the popular brand "T-Pedic," is a polyurethane foam, which is derived from petroleum.
We recently attempted to get chemical lists from all of our domestic memory foam suppliers for the memory foam we sell, and were flatly turned down. Most of the time their response was, "It's a proprietary secret." However, this is just a "screening" answer. One senior manager shared what probably is the real truth: "My legal department won't allow us to release our chemical lists in case some chemical we are using today turns out to be cancerous tomorrow."
This turned out to be the case about four years ago when flame retardant additives were linked to breast cancer and subsequently outlawed after being used in nearly all mattresses, furniture, and carpet pads for over a decade. It turns out that China is still using those same cancerous flame-retardants in some of the furniture and mattresses they are selling in our country today. The question is: "What are the chemicals currently in today's polyurethane foams?" Our egg crates are also made from standard polyurethane foam. Our memory foam and C30 (five-year grade) egg crates are made without the use of any flame-retardants. Read about flame-retardants.
Recent foam developments have produced foam advertised as "soy based," or V.O.C. free (which just means they won't vaporize under normal conditions; this should not be used as evidence of a product's healthy nature), or organic memory foam with "green tea." If you ask specifically for documentation or certification supporting the salesman's claims, you will find they don't have any, or it is misleading, or only a very small percentage of the foam content is actually natural while the rest is petrochemicals that will expose you to the same "off gassing." Furthermore, recently, flame-retardants foam additives such as PBDEs were linked to breast cancer and birth defects and these flame-retardants are not VOC's, just bad chemicals like Asbestos. Don't take chances—get Natural Latex today! You will love how it feels.
Natural Latex is a certified 100% natural rubber foam—no chemicals. Many competitors simply state that their foam is natural or even 100% natural. To ensure these claims are accurate, demand that they supply you with a link to or copy of a certificate from an independent lab, similar to our certificate that shows the test results, not just a useless "certification". Any manufacturer wanting to compete in the 100% natural market has already got these certificates, but anyone else who says their products are natural are usually only about 80% natural and 20% petroleum. Don't be fooled!
We hope you find this information particularly helpful in choosing the right mattress topper. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.