The difference between a polyether and cold foam mattress is large. In short, the cold foam has a better ventilation capacity than polyether and cold foam is much more resilient than polyether. But there are more differences. The lifespan of polyether is often shorter because it has a closed-cell structure, and the cells quickly break down, causing silage formation. Also, the ventilation of polyether is a lot less good due to the closed-cell structure. Cold foam, on the other hand, has an open cell structure and is much more resilient. Because cold foam has a higher elasticity, it also offers more support (support) and comfort. Cold foam is also a lot more durable than polyether and will last for years without silage.
What is the difference between a polyether mattress and a cold foam mattress?
Properties of polyether mattresses
Polyether is a cheap foam, and polyether mattresses are the cheapest mattress types. Polyether mattresses do not offer much support and are often perceived as stiff and sturdy. Therefore, this type of mattress is best suited for lighter people who do not have physical complaints and few requirements for the mattress. Because polyether is not so resilient, it will offer a heavier person less support, and you will soon be “through” it. Polyether mattresses are best suited for the guest bed or children’s mattresses. If you attach great importance to comfort, a polyether mattress is not recommended. However, the specific weight (the SG value) still has some effect on comfort and quality—the higher the SG value, the better the polyether foam. A good value is an SG 60.
You can easily recognize polyether foam by having a very even cell structure.
The advantages of a polyether mattress are that this type of foam is cheap. The disadvantages of polyether foam are: not much comfort, not last long; ventilation is not good due to the closed-cell structure and pits quickly.
Properties of cold foam mattresses
Cold foam is the most advanced foam of the moment. Cold foam is smooth and resilient, so it offers a lot of support and a lot of comforts. The comfort of cold foam is mainly due to its high elasticity (point elasticity). Because the cell structure of the cold foam is open, good ventilation takes place. A dryer mattress is automatically more hygienic and also fresher. Better ventilation also ensures a cooler bed climate. Cold foam can be suitable for any weight, heavy or light, but ideal for heavy people. However, the right firmness in terms of cold foam must be chosen. Silage formation is rare in cold foam. Deformed cold foam somewhat with the years, but there is no silage. The disadvantage of cold foam, as opposed to polyether, is that it is more expensive.
The advantages of a cold foam mattress are: This type of mattress lasts a long time, cold foam gives a lot of comfort and support, and is relatively cool due to the good ventilation.