Just like all our furniture, our beds are designed to withstand general wear and tear. However, we recommend that you follow this advice to keep your bed in top condition for as long as possible to ensure maximum sleep quality throughout the natural life of your bed.
When’s the right time for a new bed?
You can’t beat a good night’s sleep – it leaves you feeling fit, thinking sharply and happy!
The foundation of good sleep is a comfortable bed and the right mattress. It can be the difference between a restorative night’s sleep and poor quality sleep that results in tiredness and fatigue.
Research shows that sleeping on an uncomfortable bed could rob you of up to an hour’s sleep – yet the deterioration may be so gradual and invisible that many people fail to make the connection between an uncomfortable bed and poor sleep.
You may need a new mattress if…
Beds don’t last forever. Even if it looks okay, it may not be giving you the support or comfort you need for a good night’s sleep.
A mattress’s life span is affected by several factors such as the quality, care and amount you use it (e.g. reading, watching TV & sleeping each night versus occasional use of a spare bed).
Changes in lifestyle (marriage, new home) and in our bodies (losing or gaining weight, ageing, etc) can also necessitate a change of bed.
Here’s a few things to consider:
Have you had your mattress more than seven years? Do you wake up with stiffness and/or aches and pains? Are you sleeping as well as you did a year ago? Have you had a better night’s sleep in a bed other than yours? Does your mattress show signs of visible wear and tear (it sags, is lumpy etc)?
There are literally thousands of beds from which to choose and there’s no such thing as the perfect type of bed for a particular condition or situation (e.g. one ideal bed for a back pain sufferer).
It can be a false economy to change only the mattress and keep the original base, especially if you are buying a divan set. The old base could reduce the useful life of the new mattress as well as the support and comfort it can offer. It could also invalidate
manufacturers’ warranties or guarantees.
Never fold or bend the mattress, as this will distort the spring unit.
Modern spring interior mattresses cannot be rolled for storage.
Sitting on the edge of your mattress for long periods can affect its shape. Lively children may use your new bed as a trampoline. This is not recommended if you want to prolong the lifespan of your bed. Use mattress handles, if provided, and do not overload divan bed drawers. Check that the legs and castors are tightened fully from time to time.
Regular, Easy-Care Maintenance
Turn down the bed clothes every morning to allow the bed to cool down and breathe. If you have bought a “No Turn” mattress, with a single sleeping surface e.g. Memory Foam, Latex, Pillow Top and Anti-slip mattress, it is important that you rotate your mattress regularly. For all other mattresses it is important that you turn and rotate your mattress regularly once a week for the first two or three months and then monthly thereafter. This will prolong the life-span of your mattress. When turning your mattress please do not allow it to bang or fall against the side of the divan, as this may damage the spring system. Some assistance may be required. Take care when turning your mattress; do it with someone else especially if your mattress is particularly heavy. Frequent turning and plumping reduces natural dips and “nesting” in spring interior mattresses. The drawers within a drawer divan are usually designed to hold lightweight items, such as bedlinen, and should not be overloaded.
Maximum weight: Mini drawers – 7kg
Standard drawers – 15kg
Where fitted, headboard bolts and legs may need to be tightened at regular intervals in order to prevent causing damage.
Stop spills becoming stains
Ensure that a spillage is simply mopped up quickly with a clean, dry cloth. Always use a good quality mattress protector that can be cleaned.
Never wet clean your mattress. Regularly clean your bed with a soft brush or lightly vacuum using an upholstery attachment. If your mattress does become wet, stand it on its side to minimise the penetration of moisture and allow it to air away from direct heat. Always follow your manufacturers cleaning and care label instructions.
Mattresses & Divans
Getting Used To Your Bed
Chances are that the springs and upholstery in your old bed were not what they used to be, so your new bed may seem a little strange at first. Please allow time for your body to adjust to your new bed and for the fillings to settle. Settlement is normal
Due to modern day fillings being more sumptuous than their predecessors, settlement may be more pronounced in the areas under the most body weight. This is quite normal and, providing that the mattress is properly supported, can be minimised by regular turning and rotating.
Let your mattress breathe
After its removal from the packaging, please leave your bed uncovered for a few hours to allow any condensation to escape. Please ensure that the polythene bag is well out of the reach of small children
Protect your mattress
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. Using detergents or chemical cleaners on your mattress is likely to damage the fabric and stitching.
Removable, washable cover
If your mattress has a removable washable cover, please ensure that you follow the care instructions as clearly marked on the wash label. Please note that incorrect washing will invalidate the guarantee.
Leather and Upholstery
Headboard and Bed Frames
To clean, always follow manufacturers` recommendations. We recommend you avoid placing the bed near radiators or fires as it may crack and dry out. Similarly, direct sunlight may cause some fading.
Suede Headboards and Bed Frames
Suede is a fabulously soft and sensual fabric. Caution should be used when caring for this type of leather.
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