Layering Staple Cotton
Layers of premium quality, staple cotton padding ensure a consistent, supportive sleeping surface. Royal Pedic cotton is pre-compressed and hand-tufted so you won't get lumps or shifting of materials. Royal Pedic uses only the finest cotton batting from California and Texas. Natural materials ventilate body heat and provide greater durability than polyurethane foam - the main padding ingredient found in other mattresses.
Royal Pedic does not use polyurethane due to its limited ability to provide consistent body support over time - the foam cells weaken and collapse with use causing significant indentations in the mattress in many cases, which affects overall back support and comfort. For health reasons Royal Pedic choose to use natural materials instead of polyurethane foam. The human body is like a 98.6 heater that, in combination with polyurethane padding, can trigger allergic, respiratory, and chemical reactions in some people. We look foward to providing you with the healthiest, most comfortable and durable mattress possible.
Royal Pedic uses state-of the-art sewing machinery to ensure the sewing of your mattress is done with exact precision for comfort and durability. Meticulously sewing the binding tape onto the edge of the mattress, they make the mattress for you with the same care we would use if we were making them for ourselves.
Inner padding of Royal Pedic mattresses are hand tufted, compressing it for exceptional orthopedic back support and minimizing body impressions. Hand tufting is a process that company founder, Abe Kaplan learned back in the 1930's while working for Heals of London, a premiere mattress maker, who at the time made mattresses for the Royal Family of England. It takes skilled craftsman much longer to make one of Royal Pedics custom made, hand tufted mattresses, but quality has always been more important to the company than how many they can make in a day.
Most other brands of mattresses are not tufted. The padding materials in these "generic construction" mattresses are merely secured to the perimeter edges of the mattress. The advantage of tufting is less body impressions in the mattress because the padding is pre-compressed with the tufting straps, rather than just resting on the surface.
The Royal-Pedic Box Springs are the most comfortable and durable available: They provide 50% more coils in the center-third of our box spring for extra support where it's needed the most (about 60% of our body weight is located in our torso area). The springs are an extra durable 8 3/4" gauge thickness of wire compared to an average 9 1/2" to 10" gauge wire used by others. Royal Pedics box spring units last for many, many years. The coils are double heat tempered to resist sagging and provide more durability. Double heat tempering is when the coils are baked in an oven, cooled down and then baked in the oven again. The number of coils we use in our box spring unit is 22% more than the industry standard. This higher coil count results in more coils that are closer together, providing additional support for the mattress to prevent lumps in the mattress from developing. The foundation we use to mount our coil springs is an extra wide slat version to provide more support for the coil to rest on - the same width of slat that is required for hotels for the assurance of superior durability.
Royal Pedic uses a wire system called the Webster Lock Grid System to keep the coils in place. Steel wire is woven throughout the tops of the coils to secure the coil in place to eliminate the possibility of any lateral movement.