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]