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A Look Inside the Layers

— by Stearns & Foster on Aug 16, 2021

What started as a horse-drawn carriage venture in 1846 evolved over decades into the trusted, timeless mattress company you know and love today. We’ve come a long way since George Sullivan Stearns and Seth Cutter Foster paved the way for the textile industry by developing cotton wadding for carriage seats. Our aspiration to excel in design, craft, and the materials that built us hasn’t wavered in the last 175 years – allowing you, our Stearns & Foster® family – to enjoy indulgent sleep, night after night.

We invite you to explore our fabrics, technologies, and features in the guide below to learn more about our exclusively designed materials that help you get your best night’s sleep.

close up corner shot showing the Stearns & Foster embroidered stitching on a Lux Estate Mattress taken by jenwoodhouse.


Premium Gel Foam / Gel Memory Foam

A premier foam designed to provide an opulent feel, this material’s adaptive properties allow your body to receive pressure relief and support all night long.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Indulge Memory Foam

Engineered exclusively by the scientists at Tempur-Pedic® for Stearns & Foster®, Indulge Memory Foam provides premium pressure relief along with a plush, comfortable feel—for more restful sleep all night long.

Indulge HD Memory Foam

That’s right— we took our premium foam one step further. Building on the desire for conformity and indulgent comfort, the scientists at Tempur-Pedic® engineered this higher-density foam to elevate our Stearns & Foster® mattresses with premium pressure relief, helping you get the sleep of your dreams.



The world’s finest spring mattress needs the world’s best coil technology. Intellicoil® offers a patented coil-within-a-coil design to help sleepers of all body types enjoy the perfect level of support. The larger exterior coil is constructed to be the lighter, initial touch for a sleeper, providing a more conforming, softer feel when you lie down. The interior cone-shaped coil offers a larger range of response, distributing the appropriate level of support to sleepers based on the amount of pressure or weight received. The more pressure placed on the coil, the more support the sleeper experiences.

Intellicoil® HD

Placing our one-of-a-kind innerspring design in a densely packed arrangement, Intellicoil® HD provides even more adaptive support for every type of sleeper.

Intellicoil® Micro Layer

This micro-version of our Intellicoil® technology connects several coils, designed to stretch across the entirety of the mattress for long-lasting support.

Intellicoil® Micro HD Layer

The Intellicoil® Micro HD layer is exclusively featured in the pillowtop of our legendary hand-built Reserve beds. Placing this layer closer to the sleeper delivers extraordinary comfort and support where you need it most.

Precisionedge™ Technology

We think your mattress should offer conforming, supportive comfort everywhere—and we mean everywhere. PrecisionEdge™ Technology forms a high-density border around the mattress to create better edge support for improved durability and overall comfort.


Airvent System

We care a lot about the details. While our copper Air Vents contribute to our luxe visual appeal, they also play a key role in breathability — helping to prevent trapped heat to keep you cooler throughout the night.

Top Panel with TENCEL™

We top off our mattresses with a stretch-knit layer featuring TENCEL™, a sustainably sourced fiber used in athletic wear, designed to wick away moisture and keep you comfortable.

Even in the horse-drawn carriage days, we knew that making a quality product started with quality materials. Discover the difference we can make in your sleep—find your perfect fit!

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