Glossary of Terms

We could talk all day about our crib mattresses but while all this terminology may be second-nature to us, we realize it’s not to you. The last thing we want to do is talk over parents’ heads, so we’ve compiled a glossary of common terms and a brief explanation so that there’s no confusion. You’ll be a crib mattress expert in no time. If you still have questions or can’t find the answer you’re looking for then call or shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to help.

Anti-microbial

Backing material

Binding

Border rod (a.k.a. border wire)

Carbon tempering

Coil turns

Coils

Coir fiber

Compression

Crib mattress

Cushioning material(s)

Density

Federal Flammability Standard

Firmness

Gauge of steel

Hard felt

Helical wire

Indentation Load Deflection

Individually pocketed coil

Insulator

Laminate

Permalator

Roll-edge

Spring unit

Vents