Mattresses

Mattress buying advice

The Sleep Council advises that a mattress should be changed at least every seven years to maintain the health benefits. We all know how good it feels when we've had great 40 winks. Here is our guide to mattress types to help you choose. Mattress Firmness and Comfort Soft A soft mattress will ease pressure on your hips and shoulders, helping to prevent uncomfortable aches and pains in the morning. Soft/Medium A soft/medium mattress lets your shoulders and hips sink while supporting the wei...

Should I use a mattress protector?

Yes, we recommend that a mattress protector is used to prolong the life of the mattress and protect it from spills, stains and odours. A protector also provides a solid dust mite barrier to the lid of your mattress, which in turn reduces allergens and helps to keep your mattress healthy and clean. We have a selection of Mattress Protectors (https://www.bedfactorydirect.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=mattress%20protector) for you to choose from.

How do I clean my mattress?

No mattress is completely colourfast. We recommend that you use a mattress cover, which will protect it from coming into contact with body moisture or other liquids. Do not use detergents or chemical cleaners on your mattress as this is likely to damage the fabric and stitching. We have a selection of Mattress Protectors (https://www.bedfactorydirect.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=mattress%20protector) for you to choose from.

How often should I turn my mattress?

Not all mattresses need turning. But, if the manufacturer advises it, you should turn and rotate your mattress end-to-end weekly for the first three months. After this, turning and rotating every three or four months should be enough. This will help the fillings to settle more evenly. Some memory foam mattresses need rotating only. You should alternate between turning the mattress over and rotating it from top-to-tail to ensure even settlement. If your mattress has handles, use these to positio...

What is a Zip and Link Mattress?

Zip and link mattresses are two mattresses that are joined with a zip to create one larger mattress, This zip and link function is a great benefit for couples with different mattress preferences. Zip and link allows you to have two mattresses of different firmness and support zipped together to create one mattress. There are other benefits to zip and link mattresses: - If you have a narrow staircase, you might struggle to get a king or super king mattress to the bedroom; zip and link mat...

Mattress Fire Resistance

All our domestic mattresses conform to the industry standard fire resistance for the home. If you are buying for a Hotel, Care Home, Bedsit and a Rental Property we do provide mattresses via our Contracts Website (http://www.bedfactorycontracts.co.uk/contract-mattresses/) that conform to BS7177 ignition source 5 standards.

Mattress care guide

Everyday Care - Airing your mattress daily is a good to do. Just pull the quilt and sheets back for about 20 minutes each morning. This allows body moisture to evaporate. - Not all mattresses need turning. But, if the manufacturer advises it, you should turn and rotate your mattress end-to-end weekly for the first three months. After this, turning and rotating every three or four months should be enough. This will help the fillings to settle more evenly. Some memory foam mattresses need ...

Mattress Internal Types and Sizes

Traditional Open Coil spring mattresses Traditional spring mattresses are constructed from a series of connected springs, with a border rod of wire for additional support. Because the springs are connected the system provides excellent support over the entire sleeping area. They offer fantastic value for money and come in a range of different comfort levels, from orthopaedic through to softer grades. The majority of the support comes via metal coils that run through the width of the mattress. ...