What Is a Plush Mattress?

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Mattresses come with one of three primary types of top layers. These include firm, plush and pillow top. Each type offers different levels of comfort and advantages. The plush-top mattress is considered a combination of the other two.

Function

  • A plush mattress adds a layer of soft cushioning to the mattress, regardless of the firmness of the actual mattress.

Identification

  • Depending on the manufacturer, down feathers may be inside the layer of a plush mattress's cushioning. There is also a small gap between the mattress structure and the plush top layer where the two are stitched together.

Benefits

  • A couple who share a bed can compromise with a plush mattress. One partner might require a firm mattress, while the other may like to sink into the mattress cushioning. The plush top provides aspects of both types.

Size

  • Plush mattresses come in all the standard mattress sizes such as twin, full, queen, king and California king. Each of these types also come in XL (extra long versions).

Considerations

  • A plush mattress may be slightly thicker than a firm mattress. With this in mind, some standard-sized bed sheets may not fit correctly, and you may need to purchase the next size up in sheets.

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