How to Buy the Best Memory Foam Mattress


Prices of mattresses

Mattresses can cost up to £3000, depending on where you buy them, with the average cost being around £800. Online manufacturers are often considerably cheaper for various reasons but mainly because they have fewer overheads to pay such as not having to rent a store or employ as many staff as stores do. Try before you buy If you buy your mattress from a store, ensure that you try it by laying on it for about ten minutes; a good mattress store shouldn’t mind you doing this. Do NOT let sales assistants influence you, only YOU know what is comfortable for you! If you are shopping for a bed for two make sure you both try before you buy.

If you buy online, ensure that they offer a suitable time period in which you may return the mattress if it is unsuitable for your needs. A good online retailer will offer a 14 day money back guarantee and will give you a FULL refund if you wish to send back your mattress within this time. They should also pay the return postage, unless they state otherwise prior to you making your initial purchase, but keep in mind a good retailer will not expect you to pay postage. Testing The Mattress The mattress should feel firm and not saggy. DON’T shop for mattresses when you’re tired because they will all feel great! If you’re buying a memory foam mattress, relax in one position, and then move into another. Was it easy enough for you to move? The majority of people do not struggle to move on a memory foam mattress but there are a minority of people that do so make sure whatever mattress you buy feels right for you! Once you have your mattress, make sure that, if you put it on a slatted base, the slats are no more than 6cm wide or more than 4cm apart. This prevents the mattress sagging through between the slats. If the bed base is not suitable most companies will not swap your mattress under warranty.

Mattresses and Bed Bases

Manufacturers encourage you to buy a mattress and bed base together. If you have had your base for many years it may be worth buying a new one when buying a new mattress as you don’t want to spend your money only for the bed base to not fully support your mattress! If you buy the mattress and base separately, or decide to keep your old base, measure carefully to make sure they’re the same size. Dimensions can vary, if only slightly, so don’t rely on a new double mattress being exactly the same size as your old one.

Roll up Mattresses

Many online retailers as well as high street stores send out mattresses rolled and vacuum packed. This is a great innovation as it saves space (if taking your mattress home in your car), if buying online rolled mattresses will be cheaper to post as they have a lower volumetric weight which saves you money on postage! It will take a few hours for the mattress to fully expand when opened so allow the mattress time to do this before going to bed.

Mattress Warranties

Retailers should offer a warranty on the mattress. The longer the warranty the better. Five years is a suitable warranty length. Be careful of places that offer longer than this; it has been known that companies offer ten years warranty only to change their company name later so they cannot be found again when a warranty is needed. Also ensure that if you should ever need a warranty replacement that the company offers this with no extra costs; you should NOT have to pay any costs for a warranty mattress, even if you are replacing your mattress just days before the end of the warranty. Know who you are buying from Make sure you do your research on the company you are buying from, especially if buying online. Check customer reviews and independent reports. You don’t want to buy from a company just because they are cheaper if their service isn’t reliable. There are so many people online selling mattresses, especially memory foam mattresses so make sure you buy from a company that can be trusted. Even if you do not buy from the company that this article was written by please ensure that you get a good quality product from a company that is reliable, helpful and that isn’t just selling to make a profit.


Source by Mark Mathers

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