Sometimes a mattress will begin to get worn out but still has a bit of life left in the old thing yet. Sometimes, a fluffy pillow top mattress is too expensive for the budget. Sometimes, a person just needs a little extra soft support on the bed.
Memory foam mattress toppers are an affordable way to add support and softness to any mattress. They are widely available in many stores, by many manufacturers, in a range of prices and a range of features. Most people prefer to get the thickest memory foam topper available. Toppers with quilted cotton layers on top are great, as they offer the support of memory foam with the softness of a quilted pillow top topper. Foam mattress toppers are more affordable than replacing foam mattresses, and offer an inexpensive way for people who prefer traditional inner spring mattresses to enjoy the benefits that visco-elastic foam offers.
Memory foam mattress toppers are not just for beds. Adding one to an old worn out futon mattress adds support and comfort for both sitting and sleeping. With the futon open, lay the topper on top of the futon cushion, then cover both in a zippered futon cover. The zippered cover holds everything together, and protects both the topper and the cushion. A topper with two to three inches of foam should be ample cushioning, while still allowing the futon to function normally.
A similar method can be used to bulk up broken down couch cushions. Many large couches and sofas feature sitting space that is equal to, or very close to, the same measurements of twin mattresses. Putting a one or two inch topper under the couch seat cushions adds new life to an old sofa. If the couch is covered with a sofa slipcover, the topper can be put on top of the cushions, then the entire thing can be covered with the slipcover for maximum benefit.
The cushions on fold out sofa beds are notoriously miserable to sleep on. While many sofa beds cannot handle the added padding of a thick mattress topper, a topper that measures in between 2 and 4 total inches will often fit. Remember, memory foam compresses, making it easier to fold up into the sofa. A small purchase can go a long way toward making guests feel much more comfortable.
Good furniture is expensive, and can be a hassle to purchase and have delivered. Padded toppers usually don’t do much to help breathe life into worn out furniture. But memory foam toppers offer an affordable solution to making old furniture significantly more comfortable.