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Is Coil Count Important in a Mattress?

Texas Mattress Makers

May 4, 2021  ·  5 min read

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Is coil count important in a mattress? Coils are the support system in a mattress that directly affect the overall quality of your sleep. Ultimately, you should purchase a mattress with the components that make it most supportive and feel the most comfortable for your sleep needs. At Texas Mattress Makers, we believe that what’s inside of a mattress is important. That’s why we’re here to educate you about coil components so that you can be an informed mattress consumer. 

How many coils should be in a mattress?

It has become a trend in the mattress industry that a high coil count is synonymous with quality. When discussing best practices, here is the generally accepted minimum amount of coils each mattress should have:

  • Full: 300-500
  • Queen: 400-600
  • King: 480-800

At Texas Mattress Makers, we tend to use a slightly higher-than-average coil count. For example, one of our medium-support mattresses, the Santa Barbara mattress, has the following coil count: 

  • Full: 726
  • Queen: 888
  • King: 1150

As a high-end example, all of our Quantum coil mattresses have the following coil count:

  • Full: 1,575
  • Queen: 1,872
  • King: 2,384

It’s important to keep in mind that the quality of a mattress cannot be measured by its coil count alone, so no mattress coil count chart should be viewed as ironclad law. 

The quality of your mattress coils also depends on how the coil is constructed, the coil gauge (thickness), and the coil durability. As long as the coils are made of quality materials, they will be more durable and last longer. The quality of the coils can determine how easy it will be to break in a mattress so it will be the most comfortable for you long-term.

Do more coils make a better mattress? Not necessarily. Instead, pay attention to coil type

As we mentioned above, it does depend on the type of support your body needs. However, as a rule of thumb, adults or heavier sleepers should generally avoid mattresses with low coil counts as it’s likely the mattress will be less supportive. This can cause the mattress to sink and make for an uncomfortable sleeping situation. 

At Texas Mattress Makers, we carry different types of coil components so that you can find your perfect supportive match. 

Pocketed Coil Component

The pocketed coil component is known for its versatility, making it a popular component in our hybrid mattresses for sleepers who want support and comfort. Each coil is wrapped/encased in its own individual pocket of cloth, allowing the coil to respond to pressure independently and more accurately to different parts of the body. This limits motion transfer and provides pressure point relief for a more comfortable, undisturbed sleep. 

Pocketed coils make up the 3rd layer of our Dublin Mattress, as seen above.

Quantum Coil Component

The Quantum coil component promotes active support that can last (or even outlast) the lifetime of the sleeper. The Quantum coil is a micro-pocketed coil and can be found in several of our top of the line pocketed coil mattresses –– mattresses made using coils that are each housed in pockets of fabric and that can move independently. Quantum coil mattresses are made using first-rate micro-coils that are highly resilient and made to hold their shape.

The diameter of a quantum coil is much smaller than your average coil. This allows for mattresses with our Quantum coils to house 200% more coils and provide more than your average amount of precise support. The Quantum coil is a great option for sleepers who need a firmer, more supportive mattress.

The Geneva Mattress features the Quantum coil component, as seen above.

Open Coil Component

With the open coil component, (also called innerspring or bonnell coil components) the coils are interconnected and typically hourglass-shaped. This is the traditional way mattresses used to be made. A mattress made of open coils is better suited for children and teens, but not for adults. The coils are not designed to support the full weight of an adult body. Open coil mattresses are typically less expensive, making them a great choice for growing children. Mattresses like our Manhattan Kids Pillow Top Mattress feature an innerspring system. 

Comfort Coil component

Contrary to the components mentioned above, the comfort coil component comprises shorter, pocketed micro-coils that are only used in the comfort layers of mattresses. The shorter coils produce less resistance and give an overall softer comfort level. In fact, the comfort coil component can house double the amount of coils while maintaining a cloud-like comfort. Though it provides proper lumbar support, this component is made purely for comfort purposes.

The coil comfort is made using two technologies: the Fine Wire Technology™ and Softech that together improve the durability and resilience of the coils while creating a soft and comfortable sleeping surface. The comfort coil is perfect for sleepers who need relief from aches and pains while they sleep.

Mattresses like our River Oaks Euro Top Mattress use our comfort coil component.

Find High-Quality Coil Components at Texas Mattress Makers 

Now that we’ve answered the question, “Is coil count important in a mattress?” you can begin your journey to find a mattress that will provide the best support for you or your family’s needs. 

Texas Mattress Makers is one of the top custom mattress makers in Texas, meaning we craft high-quality, handmade mattresses that suit your individual sleep needs. Since our mattresses are made factory-direct, you only pay for the components. That is the Texas Mattress Makers difference. 

You can shop by either comfort level, mattress type, mattress size, or budget, or come and visit any of our convenient Houston-area locations today!

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