Here are a few factors that are important to consider when buying a topper that can support heavier weight loads.
Density – if you are purchasing a foam topper, we recommend purchasing one that has a density of 4 or greater. A higher density foam means more support and a longer last, higher quality product.
Material – Memory foam, latex, cotton and alternative foams all all have different benefits and features that make them unique (see below for further details on each material). It is important to understand the pros and cons of each material to decide which is best for your specific needs.
Thickness– Foam toppers have different thicknesses, generally ranging from 1”-4” thick. We recommend a 3”-4” topper to gain proper support and comfort, especially under heavier weight loads.
Price – Price for mattress toppers varies drastically. In general the lower the price, the lower quality the topper. Latex is going to be the most expensive material, while you can generally find a more affordable memory foam option.
Manufacturing location– We always recommend purchasing sleep products that are made in the USA. Some of the foams coming out of Asia do not meet the quality standards that companies have here in the US.