Mattress Buyers Guide

What size bed should I buy?

When selecting your bed, think of your height and weight as well as the size of the room. Beds come in the following standard sizes:

Single: 90x190cm (3’x6’3”)

Double: 135x190cm (4’6”x6’3”)

King: 150x200cm (5’x6’6”)

Super King: 180x200cm (6’x6’6”)

Guest bed: 90x190cm (3’x6’3”)

pull-out mattress: 76x175cm (2’6”x5’9”)


We can also offer some of the bed bases in the following sizes:

Small Single: 76.2x190cm (2’6” x 6’3”)

Small Double: 121.92 x 190cm (4’ x 6’3”)


How soft/firm should my mattress be for an optimum level of support?

Once again, you’ll want to consider your weight when choosing a supportive mattress. Our recommendations are as follows:

UP TO 11 STONE, 70KGS 11 – 16 STONE, 70 KGS – 120 KGS 16 – 20 STONE, 102 KGS – 127 KGS ABOVE 20 STONE, 127KGS +


What type of mattress should I choose?

There are three types of mattresses:

  • Memory Foam
  • Open Coil
  • Pocket Sprung

each of which serves a different purpose.

Memory foam mattress:

Provides support to your body by responding to your body and heat and pressure, moulding your individual body contours onto the foam. A must for people who toss and turn all night.

Open coil mattress:

Open coils linked together, spreading the body weight evenly across the bed and giving a firm edge. Ideal for children and as a guest bed.

Pocket sprung mattress:

The ultimate in mattresses. Independent Agro springs are contained in fabric pockets and glued together. Each individual spring giving support to only the places the body touches on the mattress. Great for people sharing beds.


How long will my mattress last?

A mattress is an investment and should last up to 10 years. Upon delivery, remove all outer packaging from the mattress and let it breathe in a well-ventilated room. To keep in pristine condition, a mattress protector is highly recommended.


Care of your new mattress

It’s important to turn your mattress regularly to ensure even settlement of the layers of the fillings especially when new. We recommend that you turn your mattress from end to end starting with the label at the foot end, spin the mattress 180 degrees so the label is now at the top. After a week turn over the mattress so the label is on the underside. Week three spin the mattress 180 degrees so the label is at the bottom and finally the last week of the four weekly cycle turn the mattress over so the label is back where it started (original position). If your mattress is a non turn then we advise you rotate through 180 degrees weekly for the first 3 months and 3 months thereafter