10 EASY STEPS TO BUYING A NEW MATTRESS
Are you planning to buy a mattress but you are lost on where to start? Here are 10 easy steps to buying a new mattress
Researching about the mattress
Step 1: Visit the mattress vendor’s website and see all that they offer
In case you have not purchased a mattress for a long time, it will be advisable to have a look at the mattress vendor’s website and see what is on offer, just before you visit a retail store. A company’s website is also a great place to check the price range and to have mattress comparison for the various brands of the mattress on offer. Mattresses tend to come in different styles and technological incorporation such as the temperature and firmness adjustments. Decide the extent of how firm your mattress needs to be and confirm the availability of your mattress in the stores listed online. Remember to check for features offered by the seller such as money-back guarantee and trial period offers. Print such information and carry it with you to the store once you’ve made up your mind on the kind of mattress to buy.
Step 2: Make decision on how firm your mattress should be
This is quite difficult if you are not in a position to test the mattress. However, you can put into consideration some few physical factors to guide your decision. For instance, you can settle on a medium firm or fully firm mattress, in case you have back problem. Such mattresses are great for reducing back pain and supporting the lower back region.
Step 3: Measure the bed area
Avoid the disappointment of finding and buying a mattress only to realize it is bigger than the bed you already have. First, measure the bed area and then proceed to make your choices in relation to the measurements. There are five possible sizes of mattresses which can fit in your standard bed per getbestmattress.com. The smallest size is called twin, and it measures 39”/75” on average. The second largest size of mattresses is known as double mattress or full and measures 54″/75″ in average. The queen size is third largest and most commonly purchased size of mattresses. It is ideal for couples because of its relatively affordable price and its average size of 60”/80”. King size mattress is the fourth largest mattress with a standard size of 76”/80”. You can settle on the extra large size of mattress often called California King which has an incredible size of 72”/84”, big enough to inspire dreams of any size.
Step 4: Find out the store(s) that stocks your mattress of choice
Specialized mattress stores tend to have informed salespeople and a great wealth of information on mattresses than typical furniture stores. It is, therefore, advisable to find a specialty mattress store with good reputation and customer care team from where you can make the purchase.
Purchasing the mattress
Step 5: Test the mattress on offer
For you to know if you really like the mattress, you need to test it out while still in the store. Take your time and lay on each mattress for 2 to 3 minutes as you search around the store for a mattress that suits your criteria. Don’t be carried away with description tags on mattresses describing them as “ultra-soft”, “super-plush” or “extra-firm”. Such terms are often inconsistent and unregulated. Request (if it is available) a cutaway section of the real mattress and see what you are sleeping on.
Step 6: Ask some questions about the comfort guarantee
Comfort guarantee is the period of time within which you are allowed to return the purchased mattress and get another for free. Different brands have different comfort guarantee schemes. Be sure to make all possible inquiries, both in and out of the retail store, before making a purchase. Also, take it upon yourself to verify the correctness of this information after the purchase of the mattress. Find out the actual duration before walking out of the store. Lastly, ask if you are paying for the shipment and let them know if you have other arrangements concerning the transportation of the mattress.
Step 7: Take the mattress for trial
Mattress stores and brands often allow clients to give mattresses a trial run in their homes for close to thirty days. Quickly grab this opportunity if and when it presents itself.
Step 8: Remember to check the warranty
Warranty is the second most important thing to verify just after confirming the quality of the mattress. Ensure that the mattress you’ve selected offers a warranty spanning for at least ten years. According to consumerhealthdigest.com, product vendors are required to guarantee quality of their products to consumers. This consumer protection requirement is best covered in the product (the mattress in this case) warranty.
Step 9: Buy the complimentary mattress add-ons
Although buying a mattress is your greatest priority here, you are going to quickly notice the essence of buying other accessories such box springs, which play an important role in the mattress. One major reason for buying a new spring box together with your new mattress is that, old spring boxes wear out pretty fast when they are made to work with new mattresses. Remember to purchase a waterproof protector as well. The protector serves to protect your mattress from staining and even light abrasions that might destroy your valuable piece of comfort. Are you aware that most warranties are voided when a mattress get spilled on or get stained? That’s another reason why a waterproof protector is important.
Step 10: Finally, negotiate the price
The price of a mattress can be slightly lowered when you talk nicely to a store manager or salesperson. You can go a little further and ask for the associated freebies, if available.