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Can I Get a Custom Size or Firmness for My Latex Mattress? - PlushBeds

When it comes to purchasing a mattress, one size does not fit all. Everyone has different needs and preferences when it comes to the size and firmness of their mattress.

If you're in the market for a latex mattress, you may be wondering if you can get a custom size or firmness to meet your specific needs. The answer is yes, you can!

At PlushBeds, in addition to mattress accessories, like an organic cotton cover, we offer a multitude of customization options to ensure our customers get the perfect mattress for their specific needs and preferences. We understand how important even small differences in mattresses can make for your sleep.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the options available for customizing your latex mattress and the benefits of doing so. We'll also discuss how to customize the size and firmness of your latex mattress.

What is a Custom Mattress?

A custom mattress is a mattress that is made to fit the specific size and firmness preferences of the customer. This means that the mattress can be made in any size, from a Twin mattress to California King, and can be made in any firmness, from Soft to Extra-Firm. With a custom mattress, you can get the perfect size and firmness for your needs, allowing you to get a good night’s rest every night.

What Types of Beds can be Customized?

Custom mattresses are not limited to just traditional bed frames or mattresses. Any type of mattress from a memory foam mattress to a latex foam mattress can be customized. They can also be customized for a variety of bed types, including:

Split Beds

For couples with different preferences of firmness, a split bed allows each side to be customized to their individual needs. With split beds, there’s no need to compromise with your partner. One side can be the exact firmness that you need for a good night’s rest, while the other mattress half is catered to your partner’s mattress preferences.

Beds for RV or Boat

For those who spend a lot of time traveling in an RV or boat, a custom mattress can be made to fit the unique dimensions of these vehicles. For example, if you have a small space in your boat for a mattress, custom boat mattresses will allow you to get the right fit. Boat mattresses are available in any size or firmness. The same goes for RV mattresses: RV mattresses need to be the right size in order to fit into the custom space. If you have a custom RV, you’ll likely benefit from a custom bed as well. With the right custom mattress for your RV or boat, you can experience the same support and comfort on the road or the high seas as you do at home!

Adjustable Base

If you have an adjustable bed, custom mattresses can be made to fit the unique dimensions of the base, and allow for the perfect level of firmness.

Sleeper Sofa

For those who have a sleeper sofa in a guest room or living space, custom mattresses can be made to fit the unique dimensions of the sofa bed. Or, if you have a friend or family member who often stays over, you can customize the mattress firmness to their preferences, allowing them to get the best sleeper sofa sleep (and sleep in general) of their life!

Trundle Bed

If you have a trundle bed, a custom mattress can be made to fit the unique dimensions of the trundle bed, and provide a comfortable and supportive sleep surface.

Custom Size Mattresses

Custom mattresses don’t just cater to support and comfort. Getting the right-sized mattress is just as important. For example, if you have a small bedroom space, you might prefer a full custom foam mattress, or if you have a large space and a King-sized bed frame, a King-sized mattress may be just what you’re looking for. Or, you and your partner may just prefer the extra room that a King mattress provides over a standard mattress size.

When shopping for a customized mattress, don’t compromise! The whole point of customized mattresses is so the customer can receive exactly what they want, how they want it. Some mattress manufacturers don’t allow custom mattresses in every size, but at PlushBeds, we offer custom size mattresses for everyone, including the following:

  • Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split Queen, Split King, and Split Cal King.


Besides mattress size and mattress type, firmness is probably the major reason you are considering custom mattresses. Mattress firmness options mean everything when it comes to sleep quality.

Why Firmness is Important

Firmness is an important factor to consider when purchasing a mattress. The firmness level of a mattress can affect the level of support and comfort it provides. A mattress that is too soft may not provide enough support, while a too firm mattress may be uncomfortable.

The wrong firmness can lead to poor sleep quality, and even aches and pains. Having the ability to customize the firmness of your latex mattress ensures that you get the perfect level of support and optimal comfort for your needs and preferred sleeping position.

What Determines Mattress Firmness?

The firmness of a mattress is determined by the materials and construction of the mattress. The firmness of a latex mattress can be adjusted by adjusting the amount and type of latex used in the mattress. For example, a single layer of plush memory foam or softer Talalay latex can be used on top of a more firm Dunlop latex core to make the mattress softer.

The density of mattress materials plays a major role in mattress firmness. There is a term that mattress manufacturers use to determine the density, and therefore firmness, of a mattress, called Indentation Load Deflection (ILD). If you’re looking for a soft organic latex mattress, you’ll want to watch out for mattresses with a lower ILD. A soft organic latex mattress will have an ILD of around 20, while firm organic latex mattresses with high density foams will near 36 ILD.

How to Measure Firmness

Firmness is usually measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest, and 10 being the firmest. When choosing firmness, it's important to consider your personal preferences, and any medical conditions or injuries that may affect your comfort.

How to Choose the Right Firmness

When choosing the firmness of your custom mattresses, it's important to consider your personal preferences, body type, and any medical conditions or injuries that may affect your comfort. A good rule of thumb is to choose a firmness level that is comfortable for you, while still providing enough support. It's also important to note that firmness preferences can change over time, so it's important to re-evaluate your firmness needs periodically.

Luckily, there is a wide range of firmness levels to choose from, so everybody can find the perfect firmness. Also, if you think that your preference has changed slightly after buying a new mattress, you can use a mattress topper, like on of our natural latex toppers, to further fine tune the feel and firmness of your bed.

Mattress toppers add an additional comfort layer or support layer to the mattress. Mattress toppers come in a variety of materials and firmness levels. So, if your mattress is too soft, you can add a Firm or Medium-Firm topper, and if it’s too Firm, add a Soft mattress topper.

Factors That Affect Firmness

There are several factors that affect how your body responds to various firmness options. They include the following:


As you age, you may find that your body responds differently to mattress firmness. Although it isn’t true of everybody, oftentimes older people prefer slightly more firm mattresses to provide their bodies with extra support.


Weight is a major factor in determining the right mattress firmness, especially for people who are light sleepers or heavy sleepers. In this case, “light” and “heavy” refers to weight, rather than deepness of sleep. Light sleepers may prefer softer mattresses, and heavy sleepers usually prefer firm mattresses. This preference has to do with how easily people sink into the mattress.

Sleep Position

Most people have a specific sleep position. For example, you may be a stomach sleeper, a back sleeper, or a side sleeper. Side sleepers concentrate more of their weight on a smaller surface area, creating more pressure on their hips and side. Therefore, a side sleeper may prefer a slightly softer mattress than a back sleeper.

Benefits of a Custom Mattress

There are several benefits to getting a custom mattress, all of which can significantly contribute to better sleep, and therefore a happier, healthier life.


A custom mattress can provide you with the perfect level of comfort. With a custom mattress that has the perfect level of comfort, you’ll find that you are eager to get into bed, and that falling asleep and staying asleep is much easier.


Custom mattresses provide excellent support for your body. Because it contains the best support material, natural latex is a very supportive material made from latex foam. When the firmness and density come together just right, your custom mattress will provide your body with the necessary support for good posture and spinal alignment. This can lead to a reduction in back pain and other pains, improving your sleep quality significantly.

Reduce Nighttime Breathing Issues

Did you know that poor quality or sagging mattress can exacerbate snoring and sleep apnea? That’s because a sagging mattress, or one that is too soft, can obstruct your breathing, and make these problems even worse. But with a custom mattress, you may see improvements in snoring and sleep apnea, as you’re allowed to breathe freely and easily.

No Need to Compromise

If you and your partner have drastically different sleep preferences, then you may find that one of you is always unhappy with the mattress you share. Or, you’ve compromised, and gone for a Medium mattress that neither of you is happy with. With a custom mattress, you have the option of choosing a split-bed that allows each of you to select the right firmness level, so you can both sleep soundly.


Latex mattresses are known for their durability and long-lasting nature. They are made from natural and high quality materials, which are resistant to wear and tear. This means that a custom latex mattress can last for many years, providing you with a comfortable and supportive sleep surface for a long time.


Custom latex mattresses are environmentally-friendly. Latex is a natural material that is derived from rubber trees, and it is biodegradable and renewable. This means that it is a sustainable and eco-friendly option for your mattress.


Natural latex mattresses are also hypoallergenic. They are resistant to dust mites, mold, and mildew, making them a great option for people with allergies or asthma. Furthermore, natural latex is a non-toxic material. So, with a purely natural latex mattress, you don’t have to worry about exposing your body to toxic substances while you sleep.

PlushBeds Custom Mattresses

A custom latex mattress is an effective, yet simple solution for those who want a comfortable, supportive, and environmentally-friendly sleep surface. With the ability to customize both size and firmness, you can be sure that your new latex mattress will meet your unique needs and preferences.

Additionally, the durability and comfort of latex mattresses make them a great long-term investment for your sleep health. So, if you're looking for a mattress that will last for many years, and give consistently give you great sleep, you can’t do better than a custom latex mattress.

Browse our custom size mattress options at We offer high-quality mattresses for every type of sleeper. In addition, we offer mattress accessories, like an organic cotton cover, and other mattress types, such as a memory foam mattresses.

Other ways to contact us here at PlushBeds: Complete our online form, or, if you’d like to talk to one of our PlushBeds representatives, give us a call at 1-888-286-3404, Toll Free. Our Customer Service and Sales and Mattress Specialist hours are:

  • Monday - Friday 9am to 11pm EST
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Our mattress experts always welcome the opportunity to speak with anybody who’d like to learn more, and find the perfect mattress. Give us a call today, and we’ll answer all of your questions and more.

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