Can You Flip A Pillowtop Mattress

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No, most likely not. Modern pillow tops aren't flippable.

You can rotate, but not flip them. They usually (but not always) have a coil layer, which makes them impossible to flip.

Ideally, you want a pillow-top with sturdy construction, premium bio-available foam on top, and a natural cooling effect. Saatva Classic is our favorite mattress for this reason.

Even if you have a foam or latex pillow top, flipping it would mean your pillow top now becomes a "support" layer. Not good.

Note: If you try and flip your pillow top, at least check with your manufacturer first. Otherwise, you could 'void' your warranty. You certainly don't want that.

Why Aren'T Pillow Tops Flippable Anymore?

It's simple. Manufacturing flippable mattresses is a complex process. Additionally, people don't want to flip their mattresses in order for them to perform properly.

A pillow top mattress that is not identified as a double-sided or flippable is likely to be single-sided.

What Other Mattress Types (Other Than Pillow Tops) Are Flippable?

Pillow tops are a design style on top of the mattress. As a result, a bed's top can technically be innerspring, memory foam, latex, or hybrid. Even still, pillow tops almost always aren't flippable. You can find non-pillow-top foam and flippable latex mattresses.

Note: It is recommended to rotate your pillow top 180 degrees to ensure even wear and settling in the foams.

How Can I Improve My Pillow Top Mattress Support If I Can'T Flip It?

If you notice your support weakening, it's likely too late to fix it.

Buy a new mattress immediately. Don't sacrifice your health and wellness for a few bucks. Our favorite mattress is the Saatva Classic. The company also offers a buy now, pay later option. So, if you're short on cash, that's your best option.

Note: You can buy a bunkie board on Amazon or place your mattress on the floor (no better support than a hard surface). Rotate your mattress until your new one arrives.

Rotating Vs. Flipping My Pillow Top Mattress?

As a best practice, always rotate your mattress every six months, whether it's a pillow top or not. Pillow tops create natural impressions with a combination of your body shape and position. That is why rotating is critical (so the foams on top evenly settle).

Flipping a pillow top is not possible, as we've mentioned. Unless you purchased a rare pillow top that is flippable (we haven't found a brand that does this).

Can You Damage A Pillowtop Mattress By Flipping It?

Flipping a pillowtop mattress can cause damage depending on the design. Some are one-sided and flipping may cause the padding to shift, resulting in discomfort and an uneven surface. However, others are two-sided and flipping every 3-6 months can help distribute the wear and tear evenly. Check with the manufacturer or consult the care instructions to determine whether your mattress is one-sided or two-sided. For one-sided mattresses, consider rotating it 180 degrees every 3-6 months instead of flipping. Follow the manufacturer's care instructions and use a mattress protector to maintain the longevity of your mattress.

What Other Mattress Types (Other Than Pillow Tops) Are Flippable?