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TEMPUR Material Toolbox

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— by Kendall Clayton on Mar 8, 2020

Our Materials, Broken Down

Twenty-five years ago, we thought we couldn’t do any better than the world’s first body-adaptive mattresses. Over the years, we’ve changed, updated, and redesigned the materials we’ve grown to love and find comfort in. Our new collections feature our most advanced materials yet as we learned from our past to create a product for our future. Our products are all designed to precisely respond to your temperature, weight, and shape for truly personalized comfort. Become a Sleep Expert yourself with our material tool box below as we break down what our layers really mean.


Each mattress model has its own layer combination, but the layers will always be in the same order: Base, Support, Comfort. This is the reason our mattresses cannot be flipped.

Base Layer

Every model starts with a TEMPUR Base Layer. Under the Comfort and Support Layers, it serves as the "base" for the TEMPUR material layers. In most cases, it is also designed to help disperse heat from the mattress. Your TEMPUR mattress wouldn’t be complete without the base layer supporting it all!

Support Layer

This is the layer below the Comfort Layer.This layer provides the support your body needs and helps distribute body weight evenly across the mattress. The Support Layer is made from one of the formulations of TEMPUR® material.

Comfort Layer

The Comfort Layer is the top layer of every Tempur-Pedic mattress. It determines the initial feel. This layer allows you to choose the touch and feel your mattress has (soft, medium, firm.) allowing for personalized comfort and support. The Comfort Layer is made from one of the formulations of TEMPUR® material.


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