Definition of Tight Top

Meaning of the Term as it Pertains to Mattresses

What is a Tight Top?

A tight top is a mattress that does not have additional pillow-like padding on the outermost layer. The surface of a tight top is like a thick, flat layer of upholstery. Mattresses that have extra cushioning are called boxtop or pillow-top mattresses. Tight tops are firmer than pillow-tops but may feel soft to the touch. In fact, tight tops can come in firm or plush comfort levels.