The Process Of Manufacturing Mattresses


The comfort in a mattress can make a massive difference to a person’s life. A good mattress provides stability for the back and spine, a good night’s sleep, and can have long-term benefits. A bad mattress, on the other hand, can go the other way, having a negative impact on whoever is sleeping in the bed for a long period of time. Whether a mattress is being manufactured for a domestic setting, or for contract bedding to be used within hotels, hospitals, care homes and other similar settings, there is a need to provide a solid, robust process when discussing the manufacture of mattresses.

In historical terms, the evolution of the mattress has been quite slow, with a massive improvement in design and technical processes within the last few decades speeding things up somewhat. For a mattress that provides a good night’s sleep, you do need some quality, as there are a wide variety of types to choose from. Until the beginning of the 20th century, the typical mattress was unsanitary, lumpy, uncomfortable, and really difficult to clean. It wasn’t until the 1850s that there was advancement in mattress design, in the form of springs underneath the upholstery. Over time, mattresses became firmer, with a uniform texture all over the mattress in the form of greater layers of springs providing greater support.

The core principles behind mattress manufacturing have been the same for a long time, but with new technology and processes, innovation and a much higher quality of finished product continues to improve year upon year. Combining these key processes and concepts with new materials and processes ensures that mattresses can be made to a high standard, large quantities, rolled up and shipped to customers. This is especially the case when it comes to the fast and quality production of foam mattresses for a wide range of applications.

With the manufacturing process for a foam mattress, there is a ‘comfort’ layer is added to the mattress layers, with a machine sewing the design into place, with two polyester layers inside the mattress, and space left around the mattress base that ensures that foam reaches all the way to the edge of the mattress when it is sewn up. Automated machinery creates the coils that are required within the mattress, placed in rows throughout the mattress and a sheet of reinforcement netting is added to hold these coils in place. Memory foam is made from polymer polyurethane, giving it the soft feeling that you’re sinking into the bed. The foam softens and moulds to the shape of your body to provide very specific support to each individual. 

The best manufacture of mattresses for a range of uses, such as contract bedding or a healthcare mattress contract, goes a long way to ensuring stability, safety, and comfort. There are many different types of mattresses, as well as requirements for beds that come in all types of sizes and shapes. A supplier of mattresses that has the technical expertise and experience in providing for healthcare mattress provisions, contract bedding, alongside flame retardant textiles, is in the best position to ensure that no matter what type of mattress you need for your setting, it can be completed within a tight schedule and to precise specifications.