We build connective pillow tops for mattresses called toppers. These toppers are the exact same panels that we would stitch on to a mattress to create a pillow top surface, but instead of sewing them, we attach elastic straps to them so they may fit onto a mattress and be removed, much like a mattress pad. These straps are either attached to the corners of the topper or run the length of the topper so they may slide on to only half of a mattress and still stay in place.
Why buy a topper? Sometimes we like the feel of a pillow top, but the maintenance schedule isn’t practical for our lifestyle. Adding a topper allows the maintenance schedule to be significantly more manageable. Sometimes we have an existing mattress that just isn’t soft enough. Regardless of the style of mattress or age, adding a topper will add significant cushion to the feel of the mattress, making it more comfortable and in some cases, extending its life. Other times, we share a mattress with a partner, but we don’t share their preferences with regard to comfort. We often use toppers on one side of a king mattress, for example, but not the other. She gets the plush feel of a pillow top, while he gets the firmer feel without the extra cushion, and both are still sleeping in the same bed.