Memory foam mattress toppers are fast becoming a popular buy. Most consumers now realize the benefits of this new material but they may not have the budget for a new memory foam mattress; that's why the Tempur-Pedic topper can be a great buy as it is a versatile product with many uses.

A Tempur-Pedic topper is one of the best on the market. A memory foam topper is a very versatile product. It can be used to soften up a hard mattress, be rolled out straight on the floor to provide bedding for guests or be taken along on the next camping trip; the list of uses goes on. A topper is a very versatile product.

But what should you be looking for when you buy a Tempur-Pedic topper or any other memory foam topper for that matter? Well, not all memory foam mattresses are created equal, so pay close attention to the following points.

Memory Foam Density

First and foremost, you should look at the density of the memory foam. Many brands come with a foam density of 4 lbs. This keeps manufacturing costs down but does not give you the support of one of a higher density. Also the lower the density, the shorter its working life. Tempur-Pedic toppers have a memory foam density of 5.3 lbs – the same as the Tempur-Pedic mattress.

Firmness – The ILD Rating

The ILD rating dictates how firm the memory foam is; the lower the rating the less firm it is. ILD ratings for memory foam toppers can range from 8 to 20, however most customers think that an ILD rating of between 12 and 14 is the optimal range: Tempur-Pedic toppers have an ILD rating of 14.

Quality Control

No other manufacturer can surpass the manufacturing process of this company. Other reputable companies like Sealy, Serta and Jamison can match but you can rest assured that when you buy a Tempur-Pedic product you're getting the best quality.

The Warranty

All its products come with a 10 year limited warranty.

Beware Of Cheap Deals

The company's products are expensive – its mattress is about twice the price of most other memory foam mattresses; the same is true of its toppers. If you're looking to buy one online beware of adverts that claim to sell genuine Tempur-Pedic for very low prices; chances are that if the price is too low then what you will not buy a genuine Tempur-Pedic mattress topper.

When To Not Buy a Tempur-Pedic Topper

Buying a memory foam topper has many advantages; a cheap upgrade to an existing mattress that is too hard, a spare bed for guests, for traveling and or even sofas. However, there are situations when buying a topper is not advisable. For instance, using a memory foam topper on top of an existing mattress that has sagged or if your mattress is just too soft. A Tempur-Pedic mattress topper is expensive so why waste your money; you would be better advised to replace it with a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

Source by Robin Cassidy