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The Difference Between a Pillow Top and a Euro Top

Pillow Top and Euro Top mattresses are popular with people who like a soft initial feeling of comfort when they lay down on a mattress, but what is the difference between the two?

What is a Pillow Top?

A pillow top mattress looks like it sounds - like a pillow is laying on top of the surface of the mattress. Pillow top mattresses feature additional padding stitched on top of the mattress. A pillow top looks like you could pull the extra padding off of the mattress, but it's sewn underneath to keep it in place.

What is a Euro Top?

A euro top mattress is very similar to a pillow top mattress, except that it lines up with the edge of the mattress. Rather than looking like a pillow sitting on top of a mattress, euro tops are sewn to create a flush, uniformed appearance. Like a pillow top, a euro top will provide extra padding for initial comfort as you lay down.

Which is Best for You?

While both pillow and euro tops perform similar functions, pillow tops tend to feel a little softer. If you're looking for the softest mattress you can find, then you should look for a pillow top. Euro tops can be very soft as well, but since they're sewn flush against the mattress, they create a slightly tighter feeling. US-Mattress carries a wide selection of both pillow and euro top mattresses. If you're not sure which one will best suit your needs, don't hesitate to call our mattress experts for assistance. They're standing by and waiting to help you find the best mattress for you.

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