Following your mattress care guide
Saturday, 20 April 2019 | Best Beds Direct
The importance of following your mattresses care guide.
The majority of mattresses are supplied with a care guide, designed by the manufacture. This is to ensure that the mattress is looked after properly, so you can continue to sleep sound for many years, and really get the most out of your new mattress. Some people just put their new purchase on their divan base or bed frame then forget about it. Several months later they complain of sagging, indentations and general uncomfortable sleeping. 99.9% of the time there is nothing wrong with the mattress. It just hasn’t been looked after. Meaning it hasn’t been turned or rotated as per the manufactures instructions.
This could be because the sleeper simply isn’t aware of mattress care. It’s also because people don’t think it’s necessary or perhaps they just ‘don’t find the time’. There are plenty of things we put off in our daily routines and lifestyle! The best things to do is plan ahead. Think about rotating or turning your mattress when changing the bed sheets. Don’t be put off if you have a mattress topper of electric blanket. Just allow extra time to remove these, and put them back on where required.
Settlement is also a natural part of ‘breaking in’ a new mattress. This is something we’ll talk about another time.
Here are some general instructions and advice:
- Do not bend or fold the mattress as this can damage the spring unit and may invalidate the warranty.
- It is important to turn or rotate the mattress weekly for the first 3-months, then every 4 weeks thereafter. Use the handles if fitted to position the mattress on the base. Don’t carry the mattress with the handles. When turning/rotating the mattress please don’t let it fall against the surface of the divan, as this may damage the spring system. Assistance may be required. Filling settlement should not be regarded as a manufacturing defect. Regular turning/rotating of your mattress will help the fillings to settle down evenly and will help prolong the life span of the mattress.
- Do not overload the drawer compartments in storage models (only designed to hold towels and linens), as excessive weight can cause distortion and damage to the drawers. Over filling may cause the drawer to jam.
- We recommend that you use a mattress cover or under blanket, which will help prevent the dyes used in some bed linen transferring onto the mattress covers as a reaction to body moisture. Regular airing of the mattress every 3 months will reduce moisture build up.
- Avoid soiling or staining of the product, as these are deemed a health & safety Hazards and will invalidate your warranty.
- Do not use chemicals or detergent cleaners as these may adversely affect the fabric covering, stitching and may also affect some of the filling materials used. In case of soiling, the mattress may be lightly sponged with a weak solution of soap and water. Excessive wetting will damage the product.
- We recommend that all vacuum packed mattresses are opened with in six months of purchase from Vogue Beds, as this will allow the mattress to expand to its full size.
- If you have to store the mattress for any period of time please make sure it is stored flat and not on its side, as this will distort the spring unit and cause the fillings to settle unevenly and drastically shorten the life of your mattress.
- If you purchase a mattress only, do not use on a base that is not suitable for the mattress, as the life of mattress can be severely shortened.
- Do not use electric blankets in conjunction with any mattresses containing foam as this may affect the chemical composition of the foam.
- Do not store adjustable & encapsulated mattresses on their sides, this is to prevent the mattress spring from distorting which will affect the overall shape of the mattress. These mattresses must be stored flat.
- Any defacement or removal of product labelling will invalidate the warranty.
- Do not jump or stand on any part of your bed this can cause permanent damage to your divan, do not allow children to bounce on the bed like a trampoline.
- Avoid placing heavy or bulky objects on the mattress. As this can cause permanent damage to your divan.
- Use a mattress protector to help prolong the life of your bed. It will minimise wear and tear, guard against marks and stains, and help to maintain the appearance of the new mattress.
So that's it. We hope this has helped and will be of benefit to you all. If you have any questions, why not get in touch!