Building a Perfect Custom Mattress

The softness or firmness of a mattress is expressed as “density”.

perfect densityThe following are density categories and hints from customers that help us determine the perfect density for your individual needs.

Combinations of foam or cotton, whether you need an innerspring or foam core mattress, pillow-top or an adjustable electric bed, are all determined by what you tell us about how you sleep!

Ortho Firm

  • Hardest mattress manufactured
  • Customer either knows he wants this firmness or describes sleeping habits as liking to sleep on the floor

X-Firm (15% softer than Ortho Firm)

  • Has some resiliency, but mostly surface sleeping
  • Customer will talk about liking hotel bedding
  • Customer will talk about putting a board under present mattress

Lux-Firm (10% softer than X Firm)

  • Has some resiliency, but mostly surface sleeping
  • Customer talks about needing to sleep straight or flat

Firm (most common density chosen)

  • Designed for most customers’ sleeping preferences
  • Comfortable but supportive
  • This density is usually shown first

Medium Firm (10% softer than Firm)

  • Customer likes to “sink into” mattress rather than sleep “on” it
  • Customer talks about problem with arms falling asleep
  • Customer wants next step softer than Firm Density

Medium (Into the softer range)

  • Customer talks about wanting an overall “soft” feel
  • Softest density manufactured without compromising quality


  • Customer wants to sink almost “through” mattress
  • Box spring is made to match this density


  • Customer says he cannot find anything soft enough
  • Can be pillow-top or can be cotton fabric button-tufted

mattressEach mattress from E J Schrader is hand-sewn by real people who work to the specifications of your particular order. Because we manufacture what we sell, each and every mattress and box spring is designed, created, and inspected by us. We simply won’t deliver anything to you that isn’t absolutely perfect.

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6601 Norton Avenue
West Palm Beach FL 33405


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