For those that have been in the market for a new mattress, you have probably come across the terms Medium, Firm & Plush.


When shopping for a mattress it is important to understand the difference between these three as a comfort rating.

The term “plush” has been broadly used and a common misconception is the mattress surface is extra soft.

In this article, we’ll show you the difference between plush types and you’ll discover why a plush mattress is the ultimate choice for comfort and luxury.

Plush Mattress

Mattresses are rated on a scale of 1 to 10. One being the softest and 10 being the firmest. A plush mattress generally falls between 2.5 and 3 on this scale. However, while a plush mattress is a softer sleeping surface, exceptional support is not compromised.

These mattresses are firm enough to support your body, without the rigid feeling of a firm mattress, and soft enough to conform to your body’s shape. All of the plush and ultra-plush mattresses available at Beds R Us are similar to pillow-top mattresses, but better. They are designed with comfort layers using Australian-made foams and technology.

Unlike the pillow-top mattresses of other manufacturers, our mattresses have comfort layers that will sit flat to the edge. This prevents an enveloping sensation and heat issues you might get from pillow-top mattresses, and reduces the feeling of being about to roll out of the bed.

Pillow Top Mattress

The most popular materials are cotton, memory foam, wool and latex. If you’ve ever put up with a bad bed you may have resorted to purchasing a mattress topper to improve the comfort. Buying a topper will only provide temporary alleviation of your discomfort. It’s much better to invest in a good mattress, and if you’re seeking a pillow-top, look no further than the best Beds R Us ranges including Sanctuary, Swisstek, Miracoil and Nourish.

Comfort layers are a better technology than pillow-top mattresses, and you may like to consider one of our plush or ultra plush beds by trying it in-store. In Australia’s varying climate it is important to get the balance right in your chosen mattress. Our best ranges offer comfort, support for your back and reduce the feeling of being overheated by your mattress.

Who does a Plush Mattress suit most?

Plush mattresses are great for back and side sleepers as they contour to your body’s curves due to the memory foam implementation within the mattress. They can contour to your body regardless of your sleeping style/position. The extra cushioning gives you pressure relief in your shoulders, hips and arms, while supporting your lower spine.

All Beds R Us plush mattresses are made to feel soft, but have enough firmness to allow for even weight dispersion and proper spinal alignment. Even some of our firm and medium mattresses include comfort layers that could be described as having a pillow-top. Please use our firmness levels as a guide online or visit a store near you to test our beds.

Miracoil Advance 5-Zone Spring System

Sleepmaker’s Miracoil mattresses are strengthened with a z-shaped continuous coil support system, designed to reduce back stress. A continuous coil support system gives you total support from head-to-toe, or edge to edge, and even reduces partner disturbance..

  • The z-shaped coils cover more surface area and offer greater support across the entire mattress. The wires run down the length of the bed from head-to-toe.
  • The five spring zones are configured to improve spinal alignment and actively support your shoulders, hips and legs.

Beds R Us have a range of premium, Australian made innerspring mattresses that suit your needs, budget and sleeping style.

Whether you are a back, stomach or side sleeper, we’ll help you find the perfect mattress that delivers the perfect night’s sleep.

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