Hybrid mattress has a similar construction as regular innerspring mattress. The main difference is the lack of padding fibers and quilting, and addition of stretch knit cover on the top. These modifications give a hybrid mattress look and feel of the modern specialty bed. However, some models use traditional fibers and quilting on the top to improve mattress insulation.
Most up-to-date hybrid mattresses will use individually wrapped coils, providing even support, better contouring of your body, reduced motion transfer and improved durability. The overall quality of innerspring and its support is determines by type of the coil, gauge of the coil (thickness of wire - the lower the number, the thicker the coil) and quantity of coils. Visit our Innerspring Section for more information about steel innerspring, coil count and coil quality.
To utilize the entire sleep surface the edge of innerspring mattress is reinforced. Manufacturers use different types of edge support like foam inserts on sides, rows of extra firm coils, border rod around perimeter of the mattress or the most advanced foam incased edge.
The feel of the mattress comes from comfort or padding layers that are usually made from memory foam, gel foams or latex. The layers come in different thicknesses and densities and are stacked in certain order to provide a particular feel. The amount of padding also determines the model name of the product – firm, plush, pillow top. Top memory foam or latex layer is usually 2-6” thick. Thicker layer will allow your body to sink more into the mattress, but using higher density foam can offset it.