Buy With Complete Confidence
Tricks Of The Trade
Ryan and I have been looking for the best mattress you can possibly buy for nearly eight long years .. and now, we are in a position to cut through all the hype and nonsense that this particular industry is plagued with. To put into […]Read More
MATTRESS DETAILING - Need to know!
By the time you finish reading this you will be able to spot the difference between a good mattress and..Read More
All about mattress upholstery
Mattress Upholstery is the term used for all materials sitting on top of the spring unit to beneathRead More
Mattress Comparisons - How to..
This section is based on real life example and we are using Dreams, Bensons for Beds, John Lewis and ..Read More
ALL ABOUT FABRICS
There are literally thousands of designs for knitted fabrics (Mattress Ticking). They can ..Read More
Sale! Must End Today.
So, you've seen a mattress advertised at Half Price - WAS £1000 and NOW £500. How can you be sure if you have a bargain?Read More
How much should you spend ?
The bottom line is spend as much as you can afford. It's the same line that is trounced up and down every bed shop in the country making you think that to get better you have to spend more ... and more.Read More
Which mattress brand is which?
Many mattress brands belong to the same company and trying to figure out who owns what has become a labour of love for me. But why is this important to know?Read More
Soft, Medium or Firm Mattress ..
I keep touching on this method of mattress selection and as it is the biggest method that customers use it does require a detailed explanation of why it is so wrong . As always, these are my personal views and I open the page up for […]Read More
All about Polyester
As you can imagine there are umpteen combinations that polyester can be used in your mattress and if used in isolation (without any other wadding types) then the price should ..Read More
About Memory Foam
Memory foam in itself is an acceptable material as a comfort layer, coming second to latex and far exceeding polyester. It is comforting and cradling and more importantly, rather durable ..Read More
The key thing to remember in this section is that pocket springs, types and counts should not be taken in isolation. There are numerous variables that have to be applied in order for you to come to the right decision as to which is best for […]Read More
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Mattress Spring mechanics .
[Notes: Evolution of enquiries] This is quite an extensive and advanced Q & A article where we try to get to the bottom of the actual spring mechanics used within particular mattresses. Is a ten turn pocket spring better than a eight turn? Is a […]Read More
Kluft Mattress - dissection
This particular model from American firm E.S Kluft and Co is interesting for the build technique used to produce such a model. Looking at the cutaway it seems to go slightly against the grain of Gradual Support theory with the use of several layers of […]Read More
MDF On Slatted base
Image of bedframe utilising thin sheets of mdf to prevent the humps of the slats causing a dip in the mattress.Read More
Fabrics used on Memory Foam
Memory Foam mattresses will always have a knitted fabric rather than a damask (woven) to accentuate the comfort of the mattress and depending upon which type of fabric used, will also have a direct correlation to the price you pay. As memory foam mattresses are associated with […]Read More
What is Tempur memory Foam?
Tempur® hate it when you refer to their products as Memory Foam. .. It’s NOT memory foam – It is a temperature sensitive pressure relieving material. And because of this they are very protective over their brand, and rightly so, its cost them millions to get […]Read More
- Mattress Spring mechanics .
Try the mattress First!
Do you need to try the mattress?
Absolutely Not! But I would say that wouldn’t I?
It is a well known and accepted statistic that most people (80%) try out a mattress in a shop for less than two minutes.. This is not long enough at all. There is no better way of finding out if a mattress is suitable for you than to try it over at least two weeks in your home environment. Obviously, you do require the correct guidance and information (without bias!) before being presented with a list of ‘SUITABLE’ options, but getting this is so unlikely.
The numerous complaints online show you that no matter how much time you spend trolling round the shops trying all sorts of mattresses is no guarantee that it will be the right one for you. It would be so completely different if the store gave you the opportunity to return the mattress after a sensible period of trial, and you found it to be unsuitable being able to return it, but they don’t. Once it’s out of the packaging and on your bed – it’s yours!
Your bodyweight should dictate what mattress is right for you. An 18stone man needs support, an 8 stone woman doesn’t. So how on earth a mattress that is described as “medium” for example, be suitable for the individual requirements of these two people? It then falls on to your available budget to get you the best for your requirements.
And what are you trying these mattresses against? Usually it is the mattress you already have at home – one that you are looking to replace because it is worn out. Sales staff know this and they also know that anything they show you will infinitely be better than the one you are looking to replace.
When we build mattresses for this site we base them from a huge range of similar spec mattresses from different manufacturers. We then start from scratch putting as much as we possibly can inside the mattress to come to a well made mattress for the price asked. My experience of ‘trying out’ mattresses is obviously far greater than yours. This is what I do for a living and it is the basis of my business. I have selected, chosen and tried out the mattresses so you do not have to – all with the knowledge of the actual build quality – not some spin that a salesman tells me.
Let me put this scenario to you. You have seen a mattress in a department store for £3200. You have tried it and liked it (obviously). I (or indeed anyone else) come(s) along and say to to you, I can build you a better mattress than this and I will sell it you for £1600 [Half the price]. If – assuming everything I say is correct and truthful – Do you really need to try it?
There is a world of difference between the VALUE of a mattress and the WORTH of a mattress. The £3200 mattress you saw in the department store has a VALUE of £3200 but possibly not WORTH that amount. If the mattress I offer you is of an equal or better build – like for like – then you will certainly be getting WORTH and VALUE. [See Artisan Bespoke]
Before you start please remember one thing ….
We know our stuff!
The manufacturing industry is pathologically secretive about the contents of a mattress just as Coca Cola is about the recipe of their Coke. The information mattress manufacturers divulge to retailers is as much as they want the customer (you) to know and no more. And that is the sole reason why you are going to find buying a mattress so frustratingly hard.
We know all there is to know about Mattresses .. We know how they are made, We know the manufacturers, We know all about their component parts, the suppliers and we know the costs… We also know all the sales tricks, the marketing and jargon used to get you to part with more money than you need to. Read our feedback so you know who you are dealing with.
There is no need for you to wade through hundreds of pages of beds and certainly no need for you to guess which one is the best. This is what we do for a living day in and day out.. Our shop is accessed by use of the links in the right hand side panel and gives full detail on how each mattress has been built and where your money is actually going.
We’re here to help you. We specialise in being able to get you the best quality mattresses for the lowest possible prices. It will be in your interest to read as much as you can about your potential purchase . We hope you find this information useful and beneficial. In order for us to improve we would greatly appreciate your feedback about the content of this site. John and Ryan.
The bottom line ..
For far too long manufacturers and retailers have been making what should be a relatively easy purchase – complicated and confusing.
Ryan and I have developed this site from the questions previous customers have asked us and now shared to help you in making a more informed choice . Please help this site grow by commenting on what we say via the post sections at the bottom of each page.
To see our entire collection use this ‘SHOP’ link to select the size you are looking for. Alternatively just give us a call on 0161 945 3757 (Marie or Julie) and we can go from there.