How do I know if I need a new mattress?
The life span of a typical mattress is seven to 10 years. Warning signs of needing a new mattress are: loss of comfort, less support, backaches, coils poking through the mattress, edge collapse, and excessive wear and tear. If you have experienced any of the above, it is probably time for a new mattress.
Should I replace my box spring when purchasing a new mattress?
Even though your box spring may not be showing visible signs of wear and tear, you should buy a new box spring when purchasing a new mattress. The majority of the mattresses made in the past seven years are single-sided, meaning there is only one sleep surface. These mattresses have different foundation needs than previous models. Additionally, most manufacturers will not warranty your new mattress if it is not purchased with its complementing box spring.
Is my mattress fire resistant?
As of 2007, all mattresses manufactured and imported in the U.S. are required to meet the new standard, and manufacturers must provide proof that their products meet the standard. For more information, visit the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
What is single-sided construction?
Many of today’s mattresses are built with one sleep surface. This movement to single-sided construction has given manufacturers greater ability to construct more comfortable, more supportive and more durable mattresses. Additionally, it eliminates the difficult task of flipping one’s mattress. It is recommended that you rotate a single-sided mattress regularly to refresh comfort layers.
How often should I rotate my mattress?
First 3 months – Turn mattress every two weeks.
After 3 months – Turn mattress every month.
What are the different mattress sizes? What size is right for me?
Twin: Children’s room 39″ x 75″
Full: Children’s / guest room 54″ x 75″
Queen: Most popular size; master bedroom / guest room 60″ x 80″
King: For couples who want to have more room (master bedroom) 76″ x 80″