How to choose a memory foam mattress

Written by The Foam Factory

Buying a mattress is an investment that you should evaluate as it is an item that you will use at least 8 hours of every day. On top of this, sleep is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are a number of polyurethane foam mattresses with memory foam available in the US, but you should be cautious of mattresses that come from China. Here are some areas that you should consider, before your purchase:

Memory foam mattresses and toppers should be at least 4 lb. density – The more density you want, the higher the price. Since the denser your mattress is the more raw materials will be used. The less dense your mattress is the more uncomfortable it will be.

Polyurethane foam Canada, US, and Europe have high-quality control standards- These mattresses are more expensive, but they use quality  chemical reduced ingredients and avoid using cheap fillers to increase density. Look for memory foam with Certipur-US® or similar standards for testing of foam for certain chemicals or toxins. This seal assures buyers that these mattresses have been made without ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and are Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality.

Focus on the comfort of your mattress  – Look for samples in at least 6 different memory foam mattress using a variety of foams. Remember to rate each on and then check reviews online for your favorites.


The Foam Factory is a specialized store in various foam products including polyurethane foam sheets.