What Springs are Used in Luxury, Bespoke Mattresses?
A good night’s sleep is a priceless luxury, and when it comes to achieving the pinnacle of sleep comfort, nothing quite compares to a high-quality, bespoke mattress.
These luxurious mattresses are custom-made to suit your individual needs, offering a level of personalised support and comfort that simply cannot be matched by off-the-shelf alternatives.
High-Quality Springs Are a Key Feature of Luxury Mattresses
Among the crucial components that contribute to the overall performance of these mattresses are the springs. The choice of springs in a luxury, bespoke mattress plays a vital role in determining the level of support, responsiveness, and durability it provides.
So, if you’re considering investing in a luxury, bespoke mattress, it’s important to understand the different types of springs that are commonly used. Let’s take a closer look at some of the springs you might find in mattresses, and which are superior in quality:
Pocket Sprung Mattresses
Pocketed springs, also known as individually wrapped coils or encased coil springs, are a popular choice of spring system for luxury mattresses.
Pocket springs are made from high-quality steel which are each individually wrapped in fabric pockets. This design allows each coil to move independently, contouring to your body’s shape and providing excellent support while minimising motion transfer. Pocketed coil springs are known for their responsiveness and ability to adapt to different body types and sleeping positions.
At The Odd Company, all our luxury mattresses use pocketed coil springs, which promote restful sleep. The coils move only when pressure is directly applied, which means that individuals who share a bed are less likely to be disturbed when one partner moves during the night when sleeping on a pocket sprung mattress.
Generally regarded as the premium choice for mattress springs, here are some of the pocket sprung mattresses we offer at The Odd Company:
Bonnell springs are one of the oldest and most widely used types of mattress spring systems. They are made from hourglass-shaped steel wire, which is coiled to create a spring unit. The thinner, middle portion is designed to flex in response to minimal pressure, while the thicker portion can stand greater pressure.
Bonnell springs offer a sturdy and durable support system as they move as a single unit, however, they are less responsive compared to pocketed coil springs. As each spring is connected to those around it in a Bonnell sprung mattress, motion transfer through the mattress is more prevalent than in a mattress that uses a pocket spring system. Sleep disruption due a partners movements is more likely to occur for couples who sleep on this type of mattress.
Here are the two Bonnell sprung mattresses we offer at the Odd Company
Offset coils are very similar to Bonnell springs, sharing their hourglass shape and interconnected helical wires, however, offset coils have flattened and hinged sections at the top and bottom, which make them more responsive and comfortable.
The offset coil design allows the coils to respond individually to the body’s movements, providing targeted support and reducing motion transfer. The hinged sections also help to minimise noise and improve durability.
Although offset coils offer less motion transfer than Bonnell spring mattresses, pocket sprung mattresses are still superior in this area as the individual springs absorb and isolate movement more effectively compared to offset coils.
Continuous Coil Springs
Continuous coil springs are made from a single wire that is formed into multiple interconnected coils. This straightforward design is highly durable and inexpensive, however, due to the interconnected design, motion transfer is more noticeable compared to pocketed coil springs.
Since these springs are tightly connected, continuous wire coils are not as quiet as offset coils. Typically, these coils work well with thick comfort layers.
Microcoils, Nanocoils & Minicoils
Some mattress manufacturers offer microcoils, nanocoils, and minicoils in conjunction with other support systems in mattresses, such as pocket springs or memory foam layers, to try and create a more tailored sleep surface.
At The Odd Company we never use micro, nano or mini springs in any of our mattresses. We believe that the use of micro springs detracts from the all-important amount of natural fillings used within a mattress, which negatively impacts comfort and support levels.
Micro, nano and mini springs come on sheets that look like bubble wrap and contain up to 3000 springs. This allows mattress manufacturers to add these springs to their mattresses and quote a higher spring count.
At The Odd Company we maintain that the highest number of springs available within a UK king size mattress should be 3000 – anything above this and micro springs are being used, which don’t enhance the quality or feel of a mattress in any way.
When investing in a luxury, bespoke mattress, it’s essential to consider the type of springs used. Each type has its own advantages and characteristics, so it’s crucial to choose a mattress with springs that align with your specific needs and preferences.
If you’d like more information on the springs we use in our mattresses, or would like to make an enquiry about a bespoke Odd Company mattress, please call us on 01772 786 666, or email us at [email protected]. A member of our team will be happy to help!