Mattresses can cost up to £ 3,000, depending on where you buy them, with an average cost of around £ 800. Online manufacturers are usually considerably cheaper for a number of reasons, but mainly because they have less overhead to pay, such as not having than renting a store or employing as many staff as the stores. Try it before you buy If you buy your mattress from a store, be sure to test it by placing it on it for about ten minutes; a good mattress store shouldn’t care if you do this. DON’T let sales assistants sway you, only YOU know what’s comfortable for you! If you are buying a bed for two, be sure to try both before you buy.
If you buy online, make sure they offer a suitable period of time in which you can return the mattress if it is not suitable for your needs. A good online retailer will offer a 14 day money back guarantee and give you a FULL refund if you wish to return your mattress within this time. They must also pay for the return postage, unless they state otherwise before making the initial purchase, but keep in mind that a good retailer will not expect you to pay for the postage. Mattress test The mattress should feel firm and not sag. DO NOT buy mattresses when you are tired because they will all feel great! If you are buying a memory foam mattress, relax into one position and then switch to another. Was it easy enough for you to move? Most people have no difficulty moving around on a memory foam mattress, but there are a minority of people who do – make sure the mattress you buy feels good to you! Once you have your mattress, make sure that if you place it on a slatted base, the slats are no more than 6cm wide and no more than 4cm apart. This prevents the mattress from sinking between the slats. If the bed base is not adequate, most companies will not exchange your mattress under warranty.
Mattresses and bed bases
Manufacturers encourage you to buy a mattress and a bed base together. If you’ve 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 just on the base of the bed to not fully support your mattress. If you buy the mattress and base separately, or decide to keep the old base, please measure carefully to make sure they are the same size. Dimensions can vary, even slightly, so don’t rely on a new double mattress to be exactly the same size as the old one.
Roll up mattresses
Many online retailers, as well as high street stores, ship mattresses rolled and vacuum packed. This is a great innovation as it saves space (if you take the mattress home in your car), if buying rolled up mattress online it will be cheaper to post as they have a lower volumetric weight, saving you money on expenses shipping. It will take a few hours for the mattress to fully expand when opened, so give the mattress time to do this before bed.
Retailers must offer a guarantee on the mattress. The longer the warranty, the better. Five years is an appropriate length of warranty. Beware of places that offer more than this; Companies have been known to offer a ten year warranty only to change their company name later so that they cannot be found again when a warranty is needed. Also make sure that if you ever need a warranty replacement, the company offers it at no additional cost; You should NOT have to pay any costs for a mattress under warranty, even if you are replacing your mattress only a few days before the end of the warranty. Know who you are buying from Be sure to do your research on the company you are buying from, especially if you shop online. See customer reviews and independent reports.