5 things you should know before you buy a mattress
27 Friday Jan 2012
Ahhhh, comfort and beauty – the coveted combo. Some of the most important things about creating a desirable dwelling extend beyond the aesthetics. And a good night’s rest absolutely makes the list of very necessary in creating the perfect personal space. We checked in with our Havertys Mattress Expert to find out what to consider before buying a new mattress:
- What height is your current mattress and boxspring? If you’re replacing the mattress on an existing bed, you should check the height of your current mattress and box spring. This will help you determine whether you need a regular boxspring or a low profile boxspring so the mattress doesn’t cover up the headboard.
- Will the size of the room allow you to upgrade the mattress size? Bigger isn’t always better. Your bed or the space in the room might work best with a particular mattress size. If you’re considering a new bed that would require a larger mattress than your current one, make sure you take the size of the room and other furniture in the room into account. You’ll be most satisfied with your purchase when if feels good and fits well in the space.
- What is the height of the current mattress? Choosing a thicker mattress may require buying new sheets. Maybe this is just the excuse you need to go shopping (wink). Some mattresses are constructed with a pillowtop that would definitely require deeper sheets. Even a mattress without a pillow top can be thicker than others. If this is an issue, be sure to check it before you leave home; especially if it’s been a while since you last purchased a mattress.
- Does the bed or frame have proper center supports? This might not sound like a stylish topic, but believe us, you do care. Warranties are an important component of buying a mattress. Some manufactures require that center supports be present and made from the proper materials in order to honor the full warranty. Be sure to ask our sales associate about this.
- What do you like and dislike about your current mattress? This one is the easiest and most important. Let the sales associate know what you like and don’t like. After all, when it comes to your rest, you deserve the best. Don’t worry about what is labeled “good”, “better”, or “best”. You know how you like to feel and what gives you your best sleep.
We wish you happy shopping and sweeter dreams!