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The Difference with Euro Top Mattresses [Reviews + Guide]

by Olly Mason

Not to be high-brow, but Euro top mattresses are in a class of their own. Designed with an extra layer of plush padding on the surface, the second you lie down on one of these beds, you are treated to a soft caress of comfort with some serious backbone. Have you experienced the difference yet?

For sleepers already familiar with the Euro toppers, you already know what to anticipate, but if you’re new to the world of Euro tops beds, allow us to get you familiar with what you’ve been missing out on with six best Euro top mattress options for you to consider. After checking our top picks out, our experts provide tips on what to expect when buying a Euro top mattress, plus answers to questions shoppers like you have about these luxury mattresses.

At a Glance:

Our Best Euro Top Mattress Picks

Our Selection Process

FAQs

Why Trust Us?

For many sleepers, a Euro top mattress is the closest thing to a luxury hotel bed. Most often, Euro toppers are used on innerspring and pocketed coil mattresses, but other variations can be found on the market, too. What sets these beds apart from others is an extra layer of padding that’s added to the surface.

While Euro tops are technically considered pillow top beds, Euro-style toppers are sewn directly under the cover, while pillow top models stitch the cushion directly on top of the mattress. You’ll be able to distinguish the two by the “muffin top” effect pillow toppers create, whereas Euro tops are cleaner in appearance.

Which One is Right for You? | Explaining Euro Top vs Pillow Top Mattresses

What are the benefits of a Euro top mattress?

A plush spot to lay your head is not a bad start to the perks of sleeping on a Euro top mattress. But the benefits aren’t limited to sleepers who prefer a softer mattress to rest on. Other incentives include:

Reinforced edge support (a.k.a. a fully usable surface)

Superior durability versus pillow top mattresses 

A soft surface that relieves pressure points 

Better motion absorption

Our Best Euro Top Mattress Picks

Bedtime has never been more opulent than on a Euro top mattress. With a plethora of models to select from, our sleep experts scoured our catalog to find the best of the best. Here are six of the best Euro top mattresses you’ll find in your area.

Best Overall: Kingsdown® Crown Imperial Empire 1.0 Pocketed Coil Euro Top Firm Queen Mattress (27221)

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Book your stay on sweet, luxurious comfort under “Euro top queen mattress by Kingsdown.” This model from the Crown Imperial Empire collection is the crème de la crème with premium add-ons like triple-wrapped pocketed coils at the base of the bed, the soft touch of Joma wool, and Firm Fitness Foam for an extra dash of coziness. Overall, we rate this firm Euro top mattress a perfect fit for side sleepers, back sleepers, and gluttons for deep, rejuvenating sleep.

Features:

  • Tri-Zoned wrapped coils
  • Wrapped micro-coil layer
  • Full Body Surround technology
  • Joma wool 

 

Best Value: Sleep Essentials Oasis Innerspring Luxury Firm Euro Top Queen Mattress (27730)

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This best-value Euro top mattress doesn’t break the bank or your back, thanks to HD Support Foam, foam encasement, and exclusive Verti-Coil technology. It’s just what the sleep doctor ordered, and a fitting complement to the fluffy Euro top cover tufted in pockets of pillow-y comfort.

Features:

  • HD Support Foam 
  • Foam-encased Verti-Coil
  • High density foam encasement  
  • 100% natural fire barrier

Best Splurge: Kingsdown® Crown Imperial Marquis 3.0 Pocketed Coil Euro Top Ultra Plush Queen Mattress (27235)

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Kingsdown makes a second appearance on our list, this time with an ultra-plush Euro top mattress for sleepers who aren’t afraid to embrace their soft sides. In return, this bed treats you to high support that’s gentle on the body, complete with contouring relief from the quilted surface down to the tripled-wrapped pocket coil foundation. Give this mattress a consideration if you enjoy sleeping on your side, minus the sinking feeling.

Features:

  • Tri-Zoned wrapped coils
  • Wrapped micro-coil layer
  • Full Body Surround technology
  • Joma wool 

Best Latex Euro Top Mattress: Sleep Essentials Danbury 2.5 Latex Hybrid Euro Top Plush Queen Mattress (27759)

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As its name suggests, this plush Euro top mattress from Sleep Essentials has all that you need for a good night’s rest. The cloud-like top layer nestles around your body while HD firm foam, gel foam, and latex provide a trifecta of comfort and support to keep you afloat through the night. Copper stitched into a layer of latex comes with pressure-relieving properties that work in tandem with the sturdy support to fully envelope your body in comfort.

Features:

  • HD firm quilt foam
  • Cool gel quilt foam 
  • Copper-infused Talalay latex
  • Quantum Edge 5 Zone technology

Best Euro Top Mattress with Gel Memory Foam: Kingsdown® Sleep- to- Live Nourish 3.0 Ultra Plush Euro Top Hybrid Queen Mattress (27249)

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When it comes to sleeping like royalty, Kingsdown knows how to fulfill the brief. This Euro top mattress from the Sleep-to-Live Nourish collection is a perfect example, featuring luxury mattress features for an experience like no other. Lie back and relax on the Kingsdown Cool Fabric Cover, plush gel memory foam, and wrapped pocket coils with the ultimate motion response and support. It’s ultra-plush, ultra-lush, and everything you’ve ever wished for from a mattress.

Features:

  • Kingsdown Cool Fabric Cover
  • ILD plush gel memory foam
  • Zoned-wrapped coils
  • 800 19-gauge micro coils 

Best Euro Top Mattress with Temperature Regulation: SleepFit™ Elite Chairman 1.5 Traditional Pocketed Coil Euro Top Medium Queen Mattress (26582)

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Quality sleep includes even body temperature all night, which is why this Euro top pocketed coil mattress from SleepFit is a top pick for hot sleepers. The extra-billowy topper with pockets creates a breathable sleeping space that’s further enhanced by a Fresh Comfort quilted cover. Not too hot, not too cold — just the perfect balance of comfort and coziness suited for any kind of sleeper.

Features:

  • Fully Body Surround Edge Support
  • Fresh Comfort quilted cover
  • Tri-zoned individually wrapped coils
  • Durable micro coils

Our Selection Process

Dollar for dollar, Euro top mattresses can be some of the pricier models on the market. In most cases, that means you get a quality bed, but we weren’t satisfied with hypotheticals. So, we went to the drawing board to determine our own Euro top mattress meaning. After evaluating, we found the following factors had the biggest influence on a Euro mattress’s quality.

Mattress Type

Both users and sleep experts agree that innerspring, pocketed coil, and hybrid mattresses are the best ways to enjoy a Euro top mattress. You still have the option of memory foam mattresses with a Euro topper, but like our best gel foam pick, the combination is most successful with a higher support level (details follow below!).

Support

At Mattress Land, we rank mattress support on a scale between 0.5–4.5. The sweet spot is anywhere between 2.5 and 3.0, which is also called the “Goldilocks zone” to best experience a Euro top mattress. While our best overall choice has the least support on our list (with a rating of 1.0), it’s balanced by a firm comfort level, which is further complemented by the Euro top cover for a balance of support, softness, and luxury. For the remaining recommendations, support levels are kept at or below 3.0 to ensure you fully enjoy the softness of their Euro covers.

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FAQs

Euro top mattresses are one of the least familiar mattress types on the market, which is why many of our shoppers are curious about what they are. Here’s what buyers just like you ask when shopping for a Euro top mattresses.

How long does a Euro top mattress last?

Thanks to their sewn-in design, Euro top mattresses are pretty durable and can resist dipping, sagging, and warping surprisingly well. Overall, you can expect to get a minimum of seven years of use from a Euro top mattress, but with regular care and maintenance, sleepers can get up to 10 years of use from one of these beds.

Quick Guide: How Long do Mattresses Last?

Can a Euro top mattress be flipped?

A Euro top mattress should never be flipped for several reasons. For one, swapping one side for the other will place the fluffy surface at the bottom of the bed, meaning you won’t benefit from its cushioned support. Doing so also compacts the pillowed lining, decreasing its effectiveness and lifespan. In some cases, manufacturers will even void the warranty on a Euro top mattress if it’s been flipped.

However, you can rotate a mattress. Simply turn your mattress 180 degrees to ensure the surface of your Euro top mattress is evenly used, which helps prevent sags and overuse.

Why Trust Us?

Since 1996, Mattress Land has been making strides in the mattress industry to provide our customers the sleep experience they need — and deserve. We do that by offering the ultimate customer experience, complete with our trained experts, BedFIT™ computerized diagnostics, and our impressive showroom. We’ll make sure that you find the right sleep solution for your sleeping habits and so you can feel energized in your day-to-day life.

We are also proud of our diverse, employee-driven culture, where our teams work hard toward a common goal. We know that better sleep makes all the difference, and our commitment to changing the landscape of traditional mattress shopping is how we know Mattress Land is one of the best mattress stores around.

Shop Euro Top Mattresses at Mattress Land

At Mattress Land, we provide quality name-brand mattresses for great prices. Our sleep experts are always happy to help you understand the benefits of sleeping on a best Euro top mattress. With locations throughout California, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington, Mattress Land is bound to have a sleep solution for everyone. More accessible than ever, you can call us, or visit our website to shop Mattress Land sales, and check out Mattress Land reviews online. Or better yet, stop by one of our showrooms to discover why we are everyone’s favorite local mattress store. Visit us today!

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