What to watch out for
Most manufacturers 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 with time will deteriorate.
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 thecan 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.
These minimise disturbance, 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 technique 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 you're heating up on the bed, check the mattress protector.