Mattress Care | The Bedding Experts

By: Bedding Experts  09-12-2011
Keywords: Mattress

The Bedding Experts wants you to be happy with your purchase, have a quality night's sleep for a long time, and recommend us to friends.  Part of ensuring your mattress has the longest potential life is caring for it properly.  Here you will find some basic care instructions and recommendations.  

There are a few important recommendations we have that will help ensure a long life for your mattress.

Purchase a new box spring and bed frame

- The box spring and bed frame represent about 20% of the total cost of a mattress set.  However, many people feel like they can use their old ones.  We highly recommend you purchase a new one, not because we are making more money, but because the number one reason a mattress fails and developes excessive wear is a lack of proper support from the box spring and frame.  Invest in proper support to ensure a long life for your mattress.   

Keep your mattress clean and healthy

- We include mattress protectors with all of our premiums spring mattresses.  It is very important to use a mattress protector, not only to protect against soiling, but it makes for a healthier sleeping area.  Our mattress protectors are antimicrobial protecting against mold, fungus, and other micro organisms that pose potential health risks.  Additionally, our mattress protectors reduce dust mite allergens by 99.9%.  We highly recommend having a mattress protector on your mattress at all times to keep it clean and healthy to sleep on.

Rotating your mattress

- All major brands no longer require you to flip the mattress.  However, some mattresses will benefit from a seasonal rotation to evenly distribute any wear you are putting the mattress through from sleeping on it every night.  This may elongate mattress life.  Ask a sales representative for more details.  

Let Your Mattress Breath -  Just like any other new product, a new mattress might have a residual odor left over from the manufacturing and packaging process.  To help dissipate the “new product” scent, you should remove the packaging and let the mattress air-out before putting on any linens or mattress protection. Weather permitting; you can expedite the process by opening the bedroom windows.  

Your Mattress Warranty - 

There should be a warranty card that arrives with the packaging of your new mattress or on the side of the mattress.  Please take the time to read through the warranty.  It may have additional mattress care instructions for the specific model.  Your mattress warranty is a committment by the manufactuer that it will retain a certain level of integrity and not wear past standard industry measureables.  If you feel your mattress is wearing too much, looks lumpy or looks like it's bowing we can help by facilitating a warranty claim with the manufacturer.  We are always here to help, so if you have any concerns please call and discuss them with us.      

Don’t remove sewn tags.  The information printed on ‘law-tags’ and other sewn on labels provide important information about your product and serve as a means of identification should you have a warranty claim. Removal of tags is not illegal but it may void your rights to warranty coverage.


Don’t allow your mattress set to become stained or soiled.  A mattress protector is very important for sanitary reasons and also to protect your warranty rights. A mattress or foundation that becomes stained or soiled will void your warranty.


Don’t use harsh chemicals or dry-cleaning type fluids to clean your mattress.  Such chemicals may damage the internal components of the mattress. Vacuuming and spot cleaning with a mild detergent are recommended to help keep the product sanitary.

Don’t bend or fold your mattress.  Excessive bending or folding of the mattress, when moving product from one location to another, will cause unnecessary damage and void your warranty.

Don’t jump or stand on your mattress.  Although using your mattress as a trampoline is fun, abuse of this kind will surely damage the internal components and void your warranty.

Don’t use handles to lift mattress.  The sewn on handles are intended to help rotate and position the mattress while lying flat on a box-spring or foundation. Handles sewn to a mattress are not designed to support the full weight of the mattress and generally are not covered under the warranty.

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