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collection was introduced by Therapedic
in Summer 2013 with four models named after four of the world's oceans: Arctic
. In Fall 2013, Therapedic
unveiled a fifth model, Oceanic
mattresses feature gel-latex. The top one-inch, 14 ILD layer of latex has a fused gel overlay in Therapedic
's signature hourglass shape to provide cooling support corresponding to the shoulders, lumbar and hips. According to Therapedic
, "This exclusive feature increases support by 18% at the shoulders and hips and 13% at the lumbar area." The remaining layers differ by model to tailor each model to a specific firmness level.
The primary support of each Buoyancy
collection mattress is a polyurethane foam block. This is 8" thick in the Arctic
, 7" in the Atlantic
. The primary differences are in the intermediate layers.
- The 11" Arctic
is the entry model in the Buoyancy
line. It has two 1" polyurethane layers between the base and the gel-latex. From the bottom, they are progressively softer, from 31 ILD in the base to 20 in layer #3.
- This 12" model has two layers between the top layer and the base. The lower one is 2" of 20 ILD Polyurethane foam. The next is 1" of 14 ILD latex foam.
- The 13" Atlantic
has three intermediate layers, The base foam is 24 ILD, and the comfort polyurethane 20. Above these are two layers of 19 ILD latex foam.
- The 14" Pacific
was the high-end model of the original four Buoyancy
mattresses. The bottom two layers are like those in the Atlantic
, except that the comfort PU is 3" thick. Above these are three 1" layers of 14 ILD latex.
- Not yet listed on the Therapedic
site at the time of this wrtiting, the 14" Oceanic
is the newest high-end model in the Buoyancy
collection. According to press releases, this new mattress high tech foam, making it the bounciest model in the collection. This "high-tech" foam is described as highly resilient with as much as 55% more bounce than most foams. Meanwhile, the latex layers are gradually softer from the bottom up.
Since the Buoyancy
collection is so new, its mattresses are not yet widely listed by retailers, but interested consumers can ask their nearest Therapedic
retailer any questions they have. Therapedic has a list of licensees on their website.
Mattress and Bed Set Model Name
Therapedic Buoyancy Collection
Therapedic Inc, 103 College E Rd, Ste 201, Princeton, NJ 08540, (609) 720-0700, (800) 233-7467
Level of Firmness
Inner Bed Composition
HD polyurethane support base, Layers of latex, top latex layer with hourglass gel pad fused on top
Mattress Edge Support
Mattress Cover Composition
Total Mattress Height
11, 12, 13 and 14 inches
Therapedic wood platform
Hourglass gel pad, choice of color themes
20 year limited warranty
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