"One of the biggest myths floating around says that high-quality memory foam toppers can fix any mattress-related problem. This is far from the truth," explains Palmer. "Just like the comfort level of a mattress is dependent on the bed platform underneath it, a mattress topper is only as good as the mattress lying under it. A topper, no matter how expensive it is, cannot flatten the deep sagging or hard lumps of an old mattress. However, mattress toppers can work wonders for shallow indentations and mattresses that are either too soft, too firm, or too warm. Mattresses that are too soft can be easily fixed with a firm latex mattress topper, while a mattress that is too firm can be fixed by laying a soft memory foam topper over it. Mattresses that sleep too hot during summer months can be made cool by laying a cool gel memory foam mattress topper over it," Palmer highlights.
Most people choose either our soft or medium feeling latex mattress topper when softening a firm mattress. The soft feels nice, cushy, and plush while the medium is reported by many customers to offer the perfect balance of comfort and support. Use a firm latex mattress topper to add more life to a failing mattress. "ILD" is the hardness numbering system for rating the firmness of foam. ILD is the number of pounds it takes to compress a sample of latex one inch. We carry 5 different firmnesses: Soft N25 (11-18 ILD), Medium N28 (24-28 ILD), Firm N31 (30-35 ILD), Extra Firm N36 (39-44 ILD), and Hard N45 (58-64 ILD).