Common Materials on the Inside of Your Mattress

common materials inside mattress

Common Materials on the Inside of Your Mattress

For the majority of people, all that matters when it comes to a mattress is how it feels. We use mattresses to bring us a comfortable, healthy night of sleep, with several different formats that bring various comfort types.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re here to serve both these people and those who want a bit more information about what really goes into their new mattress, whether it’s made of memory foam, latex, hybrid materials or any of our other options. What’s going on underneath the fabric atop your mattress? Let’s take a look at several of the materials you might or might not find within a given mattress, plus what they do and why they might be desirable for you the next time you’re on the hunt for a new mattress.


One of the single most common materials found in a variety of mattress types is foam. There are several distinct different kinds of foam you might find in a mattress, including memory foam, gel memory foam, polyurethane foam, and a form known as “rebounded foam” (the technical name is viscoelastic foam).

Foam has several benefits that speak directly to sleep quality. It’s a very soft, movement, absorbent material, meaning multiple people can sleep on the bed simultaneously without being disturbed too easily. It’s also known as a great material for temperature regulation, which is vital during sleep. It even helps relieve common painful pressure points during sleep for many people.

Steel Coils

Mattresses also require strong support and foundation, and steel coils are a common format used here. Steel coils are found either in open formats or individually wrapped, the latter of which are known as pocketed coils. These are perhaps the most common support structures for several mattress types, though certain options have been moving away from springs or coils in recent years as well.

Batting, Wool and Cotton

These are three materials found for very distinct purposes:

  • Batting: Generally made from polyester, “batting” refers to a filling that’s found in mattress covers and pillow-top mattresses.
  • Cotton: Cotton is breathable and strong, and used both inside and outside mattresses.
  • Wool: Sometimes used for temperature regulation and additional padding.

Flame Retardants

In modern times, nationwide laws in the US contain specific requirements for fire resistance in mattresses. Every single mattress in the country will contain flame retardants to meet fire laws – ask our pros about the fire retardants used in our various mattress options, as they vary.

Bonding Adhesives

Finally, there’s often a need for a bond that brings together layers, seams and various mattress materials for an optimal fit. You may see quilting combined with these adhesives, making for an even stronger connection and a great night of sleep.

For more on the kinds of materials found in your mattress, or to learn about any of our quality mattress options, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.

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