Despite it being a necessary choice among many, there are still a vast majority of whom will find the best orthopaedic mattress to be too firm for their liking. As such, the Catalonia from Sealy is considered a specialist mattress and has limited audience appeal for the average person.
Provided you do require an extra firm mattress, perhaps for orthopaedic reasons, or simply enjoy the board-like comfort that comes from extra firm tension products, this might be the one for you. Let's dive into some of the specifics.
Starting with the base layer, the Catalonia comes with an extra firm Posturetech Core Support spring unit which is made up of a patented coil spring design that is tightly wound to increase firmness beyond that of a typical base layer. The result is a good quality base that has zonal support that moves and adapts with each movement you make.
Onto the comfort layer, this sits at the top and features a deep layer of breathable tencel fibres that keep you warm while providing enough softness to derive a feeling of comfort and luxury. Some reviewers might find the comfort unsuitable and limited, however, their complaints would likely be miss-directed and the real issue would come back to one of suitability surrounding the firmer tension underneath. As before, extra firm mattresses are somewhat specialist and should be carefully considered.
Reasons to Buy
Not many extra firm mattresses around, if you require this degree of firmness then you can't go wrong with a Sealy branded product like the Catalonia.
Allergenic support through the ProShield technology will help mitigate issues.
5-year guarantee shows that the manufacturer and supplier both stand behind their product.
Reasons to Avoid
Unsuitable for most people.
Fairly long lead times will disappoint those looking for a mattress fast.
No euro sizing available.
How does it feel?
Firmness of The Sealy Catalonia Extra Firm Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.