Every 5-7 years. Even if your mattress doesn't show much wear and tear, your body, lifestyle and sleep needs have probably changed. If your mattress is 5-7 years older, so are you! Has your weight changed, have you gotten married, developed back problems, or do you have a less active lifestyle? That old mattress may no longer be the best fit for the person you are today. In fact in a Consumer Reports study showed that 72% of polled online subscribers found a new bed improved their sleep.
Some new mattresses should be rotated every week for the first few months and every few months thereafter. Most new mattresses have been designed as "no-flip" mattresses, eliminating the need for end-over-end rotation. We suggest you consult your manufacturer’s warranty for the proper rotation guidelines specific to your new mattress. Tip: Unless your mattress is a twin size, we don't recommend you turn it alone. Doing so can result in damage to the product or injury to you. Get a friend or a family member to assist you. Do not use the cord handles to turn the mattress, as they will not support the weight of the mattress and will likely pull out. Mattress handles should be used for final positioning only.
Your doctor may have specific recommendations. In general, we'd recommend a mattress that offers good support, and such support does not mean the hardest or firmest mattress available. Innerspring mattresses offer various types of surface materials over the coil unit that aid in improving the comfort of a mattress without compromising the support.
Each of the brands we carry offers unique features and benefits that may appeal more to you, while consistently providing a great quality product. Your comfort is a personal choice. A trained salesperson will help to guide you based on your preferences, enabling you to make an informed buying decision.
Throughout the industry, there are standard mattress sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, California King, and Eastern King. See dimensions below. Mattress dimensions can vary +/- by a half inch depending on the manufacturer. Twin (Also know as a single bed): A bed measuring 39 inches wide by 74 inches long. Full (Also known as a double or a standard bed): A bed that measures 54 inches wide and 74 inches long. Queen: A bed that measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. California King (Also known as a Western King): A bed that measures 72 inches wide by 84 inches long. King (Also known as an Eastern King): A bed that measures 76 inches wide by 80 inches long.
We keep all of our mattress sets in stock for immediate pick-up. So after you have selected your preference you can take it home that day. In a very rare case we may sell out of a certain size for a model but we will let you know what we have out of stock and when it will be available. In most cases we have a new shipment within a week..
Mattress protection, including the use of waterproof mattress pads, is the easiest way to protect the manufacturer’s warranty on your mattress. Should a problem arise with your mattress, it must be free of stains in order to qualify for a warranty exchange or repair. Aside from keeping your mattress free of stains, many mattress protectors have the ability to keep dust mites out of your new mattress and away from your skin.
Beginning July 1st, 2007 all mattresses manufactured must meet the new Federal Government Law on F.R., "Flammability Regulations." This law requires that every mattress must have a label that states the mattress set meets the federal standard. This regulation requires that mattresses be significantly more resistant to an open flame than previously outlined in individual state rulings. All mattresses now meet these new flammability regulations, by the means of fire resistant fiber barriers, not with the use of hazardous chemicals. The new F.R. Law is designed in the case of a fire and will give homeowners an extra 20-30 minutes to escape their bedroom. It also provides firefighters more time to get into a home, thus preventing further damage. It is estimated this new law now in effect will save 270 lives each year, and prevent as many as 1,330 injuries.
The transition from a crib to a bed is a big step for children. Due to the danger of injury from a crib, it is encouraged to switch to an adult size bed as soon as a child begins to climb out of the crib, or once a child reaches 35 inches in height. Most children move from crib to bed between the ages of two and three years old. Tip: Children spend a great deal of their growing years in bed. Providing them with a mattress set that offers adequate comfort and support for active, developing bodies is important, and usually cannot be found in hand-me-down or used sleep products. While many parents still purchase twin size sleep sets, recent industry statistics show a rise in the number of parents opting for full size or "double" beds for children. Space permitting, the larger size bed allows greater freedom of movement while sleeping and can provide more comfort for both parent and child during quiet talks and bedtime stories.
In most cases noises from a bed are not from the mattress. The noise is usually from either the foundation or the frame. To determine this; first the mattress is removed from the bed and laid flat on the floor to test for noise. The same is done with the foundation. If no noise is found in either the mattress or the foundation, the noise is likely coming from the bed frame.
A properly supported mattress will give you many years of use and comfort. Proper support is defined as a matching foundation (or equivalent), used with an appropriate frame and center support or proper cross slat support.
Ideally a proper foundation is one that is sold to match the mattress. The mattress and foundation work together, acting as a unified shock absorber. It is OK to put a mattress on a solid platform bed. We recommend against putting a new mattress on an old foundation. Using an old foundation with a new mattress will jeopardize the new mattress. Even if the foundation looks new, a new mattress will soon sink into the areas were an old foundation has been worn. Putting a new mattress on an old foundation may also void your warranty.
The comfort layers in a mattress with proper support will compress over time. This is considered a body impression; as the mattress is expected to develop a slight indentation where you normally lay. Anything beyond 1 ½” may be an indication that the mattress does not have proper support.
This is normal for a Memory Foam mattress. Memory Foam mattresses increase blood circulation, which will slightly raise your body temperature. Some people notice a feeling of increased warmth while others do not. We only carry gel-infused memory foam mattresses which help to dissipate your body heat, if you prefer a foam mattress with a cooler sleep, come see us.
The number of coils a mattress should have depends on the size of the mattress and the gauge of the coils. Heavier gauge coils typically provide firmer support with less coils. That said, an innerspring mattress of any size should have several hundred coils. Innerspring mattresses are often rated by the number of coils used in production, but there are many other factors to consider on top of coil count when purchasing a new mattress.
Semi-Flex® Performance Grid is the steel wire foundation that's better than all-wood alternatives because it's stronger, lasts longer, and doesn't squeak or crack like wood does. Customers prefer steel foundations because they're stronger. Of returns due to noise, 85% are all-wood foundations. Welded steel construction is strong, durable, and easy to set up.
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