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mattress facts

Common sizes

Metric Imperial
Single 92 cm x 188 cm 3' x 6'2"
King Single 107 cm x 203 cm 3'6" x 6'8"
Double 137 cm x 188cm 4'6" x 6'2"
Queen 153 cm x 203 cm 5' x 6'8"
King 183 cm x 203 cm 6' x 6'8"


Uncommon sizes

Metric Imperial
Long Single 92 cm x 203 cm  3' x 6'8"
Three Quarter 107 cm x 188 cm 3'6" x 6'2"
Long Double 137 cm x 203 cm 4'6" x 6'8"
Short Queen 153 cm x 188 cm 5' x 6'2"
Super King 203 cm x 203 cm 6'8" x 6'8"



Mattress types

Bonnel (inner spring) 

The most common spring type still used today, is the "bonnel" spring. It is a spring system that has been around for "donkey’s years" but is still used extensively, due to it’s toughness and durability. In our shop we stock mattresses using this spring shape, in the "budget" to mid range areas. These are the mattresses listed in Value mattress range

Pocket spring 

Pocket springs are individually wrapped and unlike open coil springs, are independent of each other. This means each spring works in isolation, ensuring you don’t roll off the bed. The pocket spring mattress springs last longer than a typical inner spring mattress. It is estimated that a pocket mattress will last 20% longer than an open coil mattress of the same quality. When you move around the bed during the night on a pocket spring mattress, your partner won’t be bounced around the bed with you. A pocket spring mattress can be tailored to deal with the body’s pressure points, providing a more comfortable sleeping surface and helping to relieve aches and pains caused while sleeping. 


Once you've got your core system sorted the real comparisons come from the extra padding on top known as "pillow tops" or "Euro tops". These comfort layers can vary from about 25mm thick, to about 75mm thick, for some of the super luxury models. They are padded to various degrees of "firmness" and incorporate a variety of materials such as foams, dacron, wool, latex, memory foam, gels, and more recently Gel infused memory foam. The pillow tops assist your body to "shape into" your mattress, to accommodate your particular body shape, or weight distribution. Adored by the ladies, men would be wise to take note of this fact if they want to live a happy life.  

Latex/Memory foam mattresses

Then there are the luxury mattresses that have "no springs". These are either made from Latex or Visco Elastic Memory foam, a foam that was initially developed by NASA for the space Industry, but has found it’s way into the Mattress and Furniture Industries. Both types of mattresses are designed with one purpose in give YOU the most peaceful and sound sleep. This is due to the fact that there is NO PARTNER DISTURBANCE and that each Person shapes INTO the mattress, according to their own individual body shape and mass. If someone should get up out of bed, or upon their return, there will be no "bounce effect" disturbing the other person, resulting in undisturbed sleep. 

Caring for your mattress

A mattress requires turning or flipping in order to maximise the longevity of lifespan

Single Sided: These mattresses are designed to be used on one side only. 
They must be rotated from end to end only. Rotate every 2 weeks for the first 4 months then monthly  thereafter. (Refer to pic 1)

Double Sided: A double sided mattress should be rotated from end to end every time. Alternate times the mattress should be both rotated and turned over as per instructions below. This will even out the wear. Perform this process every 2 weeks for the first 4 months then 3 monthly thereafter. 

Avoid possible injury! 
Do not try and turn & rotate an awkward mattress on your own!