Mattress Buying Guide

Since we spend around eight hours every day sleeping, when it comes to buying a new mattress it is an important project. This is a piece of furniture that’s an investment and we don’t want to get it wrong. The general rule is that you should change your mattress every 7-10 years. After frequent use from sleeping on it each night, a mattress loses its shape and no longer provides a surface for restorative sleep.

We offer a recycling service for your old mattress at just £39 when we deliver your new one.

Here’s a simple guide to the different types of mattresses, to help you choose the right one for you to get a good night’s sleep.

Open Coil Mattresses

  • The most affordable style
  • A great choice for guest bedrooms
  • Lightweight making them easy to turn and rotate
  • Comfort and Value

A traditional spring mattress, also known as an open spring mattress, contains a host of interconnected metal springs throughout the mattress to provide you with great support as well as comfort. They offer the best value for money and are available in a variety of sizes and comfort grades, so you’ll be sure to find the mattress that suits your needs.

Pocket Sprung Mattresses

  • Mid-priced range
  • Longer lasting
  • Total body support and pressure relief
  • Springs work independently to respond to individual bodyweight and shapes

Pocket spring mattresses are similar to traditional spring mattresses, but their springs are each wrapped in individual ‘pockets’ of fabric. As each spring can move independently, you’re less likely to feel the movement of a partner tossing and turning in the night and more likely to sleep well – happy days!

Combination mattresses

  • Long-lasting
  • No transfer of movement
  • Total body support and pressure relief

Combination mattresses, also known as hybrid mattresses, blend the stability of pocket or open springs with the luxury of a memory foam, latex or gel layer. These mattresses can therefore offer both support and a plush level of comfort.

Gel Mattresses

  • Adjust well to the body, making them ideal for back, neck, or circulatory problems
  • Good pressure relief.
  • Recommended for orthopaedic concerns.
  • Super breathable & temperature-neutral.
  • Dust-mite-resistant & safe for people prone to allergies.
  • High-density options are very durable.

Gel mattresses are becoming increasingly popular. Designed to offer cooling comfort, gel foam mattresses are the perfect option if you're looking for all the benefits of a foam mattress but with a built-in cooling effect

Memory Foam Mattresses

  • Exceptional comfort
  • Less backache and neck pain
  • Hypo- allergenic
  • Does not sag or sink

Memory foam mattresses cleverly mould around your body's contours for luxurious comfort. If you’ve got aches and pains, this technology can help to relieve pressure points while keeping you supported and with good spine alignment.

Latex mattresses

  • Pain Relieving
  • Hypoallergenic and Low Maintenance
  • Eco-friendly
  • Breathable
  • Durable

Latex mattresses contain a layer of natural latex, usually on top of springs and sometimes other fillings, to give you a comfortable surface to sleep on. Latex is sourced from the sap of a rubber tree. Some of these mattresses are hypoallergenic – great if you suffer from allergies such as asthma or have sensitive skin. Latex has pressure-relieving qualities, and this can help with aches and pains because it distributes bodyweight evenly.