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What's in a Mattress?
Reference www.serta.com "What's in a Mattress?".
Part of your mattress education is understanding the different components of your sleep set. We all know what a mattress and a box spring are, but what’s really going on inside? And most important, how does what’s inside help you sleep? Once you know what goes into building a Serta® mattress, you’ll be able to select the one that’s right for you.
What's in a Serta Innerspring Mattress?
A: Comfort Layers
The feeling you get when you first lie down on a mattress comes from the foams and fibers used in the upholstery layers above the innerspring. Serta mattresses use special fibers complemented by responsive, body-conforming foams to ease pressure points along the body. These mattress comfort layers reduce tossing and turning, promoting a better night’s sleep.
Serta offers many exclusive comfort features, including our exclusive and patented Advanced Comfort Quilt®.
Comfort choices vary by mattress collection. Many Serta mattresses offer a variety of comfort choices that allow you to choose your ideal sleeping surface, such as Firm, Plush, Euro Top, Pillow Top, Ultra Cushion Top, and Super Pillow Top mattresses.
B: Innerspring Support System
Serta makes its innerspring systems from twice-tempered steel. The “coil count,” or number of coils in a mattress, varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Of course, it also depends on size of the mattress. However, for comparison, actual coil count is generally based on a queen-size mattress. (In other words, twin mattresses will have fewer coils while kings will have more.)
You might have heard a rumor that the more coils in an innerspring, the more supportive the mattress will be. While this can be true, coil count is not nearly as critical today as it once was. These days, the combination of coil count, coil gauge and the construction of the coils is a much more important factor in determining the overall comfort and support of the mattress. For example, Serta’s continuous coil innerspring systems can provide greater support than other coil systems with similar coil counts because of the unique construction.
Serta features the most durable and advanced innerspring systems in its products, including our exclusive and patented Continuous Support® Innerspring and our exclusive Free Flex® Innerspring System engineered for the human body.
The mattress foundation is the “base” of the sleep set and works in unison with the mattress to provide proper support and durability. The foundation, or box spring, is designed to complement the performance of the mattress. Purchasing just the mattress or foundation alone does reduce the overall durability and longevity of your mattress set.
The federal mattress flammability standard, 16 CFR Part 1633, went into effect on July 1, 2007. Fire tests show that, in many cases, a 1633-compliant mattress that is used with a pre-standard box spring will fail the standard’s testing requirements. So mixing a new mattress with an old foundation may pose a safety risk to consumers. The mattress and foundation should both be replaced, as a set, at the same time.
Serta mattresses have a StabL-Base® Foundation that provides consistent support across the bottom of the mattress and lasting durability to the entire sleep set. Its unique V-shaped construction isolates the impact of one sleep partner’s movements from the other. Serta’s patented design delivers durability and strength from the ground up and is more than twice as strong as traditional wood frames.
Effective July 1, 2007, mattress sets are required to meet the new federal mattress flammability standard for open-flame fire resistance. Serta Mattress Company is proud to be an industry leader, manufacturing open-flame resistant products in compliance with the new standard since 2005.
Serta’s FireBlocker system is a proprietary blend of natural and synthetic fibers that helps isolate the impact of a fire and limit its spread.
Serta has been championing the cause of home and bedroom fire safety for our consumers since 2005. We promise that we only use materials that have been tested and proven safe for our consumers, employees and the environment. In addition, we fully comply with the standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.