Innerspring systems describe mattresses made with coil systems. Traditional innerspring mattresses were made with interconnected coils, providing structure to the bed. In recent years, some have used 'innerspring' to describe newer pocket spring systems that are independent and offer greater comfort.
In general, most use 'innerspring' to describe the traditional mattress styles and those that purchased a mattress in the 20th century are very used to these types of beds.
The interconnected spring systems offer a high amount of durability and support, but there are complaints of aggravated pressure points and discomfort despite comfort layers of foams on the surface.
Pros: Durable materials and traditional even feel.
Cons: Pressure point discomfort and motion transfer issues.
Tempur material is memory foam manufactured by Tempur-pedic. Tempur-pedic owns the original formula of memory foam developed by a NASA contract.
Tempur-pedic offers a variety of mattresses from firm to plush that use varying degrees of Tempur material along with higher density foams.
The main difference between Tempur and other types of memory foams that have been developed by competing foam manufacturers and mattress makers is the blend of substances in the memory foam.
Pros: Tempur material is the 'original' memory foam and has been refined by Tempur-pedic's scientists over the years specifically for mattresses whereas other types of memory foam may not have been as well developed.
Cons: Like other memory foams, Tempur material is a polyurethane foam blend and prone to claims of off-gassing.