What to watch out for!
Many manufacturers now use low density foams in their mattresses. Ensure that the density of the foams is greater than 25 for best comfort and a long lasting mattress. Many cheaper foams will initially hold their shape but within a shorter time will deteriorate. Low density foams often do not support a person throughout the night, as there is insufficient foam to cope with the weight of the individual sleeping on it. There fore the foam walls start to break down immediately on use. The heavier a person is the more important is the density and the support of the foam.
High density foams give good support and last many years.
Peoples bodies LOVE high density foams.
Ensure the manufacturer uses foam, not fibre only, to cover the springs. Otherwise you are in for an uncomfortable night. Use the tips of your fingers to push down and measure the depth of foams. If you can feel the spring, walk away.
Have you bought a new couch and now you are sitting on the wood- the reason - poor quality foams, but they look great in the shop!
Many manufacturers are using cheaper springs, so now the springs are lasting only 3-9 years instead of 15-20 years. Springs made from inferior quality steel will not last as long as quality steel. We use only quality products. We would expect 10-15 years as a minimum from our mattresses. Some manufacturers say they can guarantee no "roll together". Roll together will always happen eventually as the springs wear out. Manufacturers are trying to reduce the life of a mattress so they can sell more. Dont be fooled!
One sided Mattresses
One sided mattresses seem like a good idea , but when it gets hot in summer, it can get very uncomfortable, make sure there are foams on both sides, for summer and winter. Check both sides of a mattress. Often this is described as technology.
Watch for Sales gimmicks, " we will give you $1000 off". Don't be fooled, on Monday they probably put them up by $1000, and dropped them on Friday. But have you ever seen advertisements for the price hikes!! The higher prices are advertised so that you feel like your getting your bed for half price, when they offer you a discount. Don't fall for it. Its often not the case!
Be wary of mattresses that look absolutely fabulous, often this can be hiding cheaper quality products inside the mattress. Very expensive mattresses don't neccesarily mean good value, sometimes just good profit!
In times past if you paid good money for a bed, more often than not, you got good quality, and long life out of a bed. These days, the opposite can be true. Do not expect that just because you are paying a large sum of money you are getting a good quality product. The salesperson knows when you say "I don't mind paying good money for a good bed". Remember price is no longer an indicator of quality.
These minimise disturbance from your partner, they will not stop roll together as often quoted. Roll together comes with time. Most springs will eventually produce roll together as the spring gets past its use by date. Your concern is how long will that be. If you find a good comfortable bed you want it to last. Poorer quality springs will manifest the symptoms of roll together much sooner than quality product.
Everyone needs support in their mattress, if you dont get support then you will either get a sore back or you will be lying on the springs which can also give you a sore lower back and shoulders and hips. We always have a support foam, many manufacturers use thinner softer foams for their mattresses with no support at all. Watch out for this.
Many mattresses are now being sold on the market which are mutton dressed up as lamb. Expensive exteriors with inferior interiors. Don't be fooled by fancy fabrics, alternative products offering superior qualities which make only small differences to the comfort levels of your mattress. Like a car it's the engine thats important. Labels can be misleading, if its supposedly sponsored by a medical organisation, check the organisation! We often find if its got a label for how good the mattress is for your back, then thats why we are repairing it!
Use by date
Some retailers say you should change your bed every 7 years. This is an excellent sale techinque for selling new beds, but from your perspective, the best time to change your bed is when you need to, in other words when it is no longer comfortable for you, or if you are not satisfied with the cleanliness of your mattress. Mattresses are not lasting as long because of poor products being used. We will continue to use top quality products. Be careful to find out what's inside the bed, don't be fooled by the exterior. Using a mattress protector is a good idea, but some people react to products inside them, if your heating up on the bed, check the mattress protector.