How does pocket spring count impact premium mattresses?
Navigating the intricate world of high end mattresses can be daunting, given the variety of springs and technical jargon. It’s crucial to recognise the role of pocket spring count in defining both the comfort and longevity of a mattress. Let’s demystify this.
A Deep Dive into Pocket Springs
Spunbond Micro Springs
Encased in a durable polyester sheath, these springs promise extended durability.
The Uniqueness of Micro Springs
- These are minute, individualised springs crafted to offer targeted support. They adapt to the body’s contours, easing pressure points, primarily serving the comfort purpose.
- Interestingly, micro springs are cost-effective in production. To provide context, we previously acquired a 2000 count micro spring layer for just £23.93. In contrast, natural fibres, such as horsehair, might come with a price tag of up to £278 for a single layer in a mattress.
Natural Fibres vs. Micro Springs
- Contrary to popular belief, natural fibres like cotton or horsehair can offer comfort that’s at par, if not superior, to micro springs. Recognising this, we’ve gravitated towards mattresses enriched with natural fibres, ensuring genuine luxury without compromising on space.
Behind the Scenes of Spring Count
- Often, manufacturers introduce micro springs to market their products as premium mattresses. However, this can be a cost-efficient strategy to augment spring count, sidestepping the incorporation of pricier natural fibres.
- If you stumble upon a mattress with an inflated spring count but reduced GSM, priced higher than a counterpart boasting calico pocket springs and higher GSM, it’s possible you’re paying more for less.
Spunbond Pocket Springs
These classic pocket springs are celebrated for their consistent support and robustness, with only a few drawbacks.
Calico Pocket Springs Explained
Renowned for their handcrafted nature, calico pocket springs epitomise quality and functionality.
The Upsides of Calico Pocket Springs
- Esteemed brands have a penchant for these springs, given their precision-crafted nature and extended lifespan.
The Drawbacks of Calico Pocket Springs
- Their premium quality comes with an associated cost, making them a select choice in the mattress world.
The Bottom Line on Pocket Spring Count
- A higher pocket spring count might sound impressive at first glance, but it’s essential to understand what it truly signifies. A mattress with an increased number of springs typically contains more steel and less of the premium natural fibres. This not only makes the mattress cheaper to produce but can also compromise on the genuine comfort and support that fibres like horsehair or cotton provide. Simply put, more springs don’t equate to better quality. It’s crucial to look beyond mere numbers and focus on the materials and craftsmanship to ensure you’re investing in a genuine high end mattress.
When on the hunt for the ideal mattress, always lean towards genuine comfort, sturdiness and quality over mere numerical counts. Feeling overwhelmed? Our team is on standby to assist. Delve into our range and pinpoint the mattress that resonates with you.