Mattress Care Instructions
Any new mattress will require some time of adjustment, just like a new pair of shoes. It make take a week or longer for you to get used to your bed, or it may happen that first night. It is important, however, that you properly care for your new sleep investment.
Do I Need a New Boxspring?
We're often asked about new boxsprings, sometimes called foundations. Why throw out a perfectly good box of springs?
If you have owned your mattress for some time, chances are that the boxsprings have borne the brunt of the support over the years. Since the foundation is a key to good sleep support, new boxsprings can provide that support and insure the of life the mattress by reducing wear. Also, keep in mind that many manufacturers warranty their mattresses only when used in combination with their foundation. Ask one of our representatives before purchase.
All Queen and King sized mattress must have a rigid center support. The center support must touch the floor and be used in conjunction with slats or a metal frame. Ask one of our representatives before purchase.
Memory foam, latex and conventional quilted beds can all develop impressions as a result of the material conforming to your body. Body impressions are normal and do not mean that the mattress is defective. However, to prevent excessive body impressions you must rotate your mattress and sleep over the entire surface.
Rotating Your Mattress
Rotating your mattress will condition the materials inside providing lasting comfort and maximizing the life of the product.
In order to properly "break-in" and condition your mattress and to evenly distribute the comfort layers, helping minimized body impressions, it is important that you rotate your mattress. During the "break-in" period (first 6 months) rotate the mattress after the first 2~4 weeks, or when body impressions first occur. Remember to sleep over the entire surface.
One doesn't often consider the possibility of stains when purchasing a new mattress. But since most manufacturer's warranties are valid only on stain-free mattresses, Furniture Distributors recommends a mattress protector be used on all new mattresses. Not only does a quality mattress protector protect from spills but they can also repel allergens, odors and body fluids.
Furniture Distributors offers a Mattress 1st Protection Plan with mattress protectors to provide you with the best possible protection.
Keep in mind that warranties are valid only when the product is properly cared for. This includes rotating the mattress, using it with a matched foundation, and preventing stains. Each manufacturer has different warranty procedures and Furniture Distributors recommends that you read your warranty carefully and follow its instructions.