A great night's sleep is crucial for you to perform at your peak physical and mental ability. One of the best things you can do to ensure a restful night is to invest in a quality mattress, so it's important to properly care and protect your purchase to make it last! Follow these simple mattress care tips so you can reap the benefits of a good night's sleep for years to come.
Ensure Proper Installation
Making sure your new mattress and foundation are properly installed in your home is the first step to properly care for your mattress. The easiest way to ensure a proper installation is to purchase our platinum delivery at the time of purchase. If you choose to transport and install the mattress yourself, ask your sales professional to give you some tips for proper installation.
Use a Protective Pad
Your sales professional can help recommend a protective mattress pad as part of your new mattress purchase. A quality, washable mattress pad will keep the set free from stains.
Support Your Foundation
A sturdy, high-quality bed frame is important for all sizes from twin to king size mattresses. If you do have a queen or king size set, make sure the frame has a center support to prevent the mattress from bowing.
Smell is Normal
When you bring home your new mattress or memory foam mattress it is not uncommon for it to have a slight "new product" odor. Leaving the mattress and foundation uncovered and in a well-ventilated room for a few hours should remove this smell. Opening windows in the room to allow in the fresh air also helps speed up the removal of the "new product" smell.
Never Remove the Tag
While it's not illegal to remove the tag from your new mattress, but the information on the label does serve a purpose. If you have a warranty issue, you will need the information on the tag as part of your claim, and removing it could void your warranty.
Rotating the mattress helps ensure that your mattress will wear evenly and help extend the life of the mattress. This goes for coil mattresses and memory foam as well, as both kinds can wear unevenly if you sleep in the same spot and do not rotate the mattress.
Vacuuming your mattress is the only recommended cleaning method. Vacuuming your mattress at least once a month will help keep your mattress fresh and clean. Never soak a mattress or foundation as this will damage them.
Don't Board Your Bed
Never put a board between the mattress and foundation! This may provide added support in the short term, but it will only mask the real problem for a short time. If you think your mattress needs a board, It's time for a new mattress.
If It's Not Good Enough for Your Room, It's Not Guest Room Good Enough
It's tempting to take your old mattress and move it into a guest room, but you purchased a new bed for a reason. Do you really want your family and friends sleeping on an old, uncomfortable mattress?