One of the most effective ways to ensure the long term durability and integrity of a mattress is to hand tuft it. Tufting means that we individually insert durable string fasteners completely through the mattress in 16 (for Queen size) locations spread evenly across the mattress surface. The tufts secure the mattress layers in place and virtually eliminate shifting of materials that can lead to reduced comfort, lumpiness and/or sagging. Every Big Fig Mattress is hand-tufted by skilled craftsmen in our factory. Additionally, as part of our tufting process, we pre-compress the entire mattress - further conditioning our spring system and foam layers to reduce the potential for body impressions. Due to the high cost of hand tufting, it is found on very few mattresses and is unheard of in the Big Fig’s price range.