If you consider the proportion of your life that you spend lying on it, a mattress is one of the best investments you can make and thus your mattress needs looking after. A great quality mattress has an 8 to 10 year lifespan, depending on how you treat it.
Here are a few easy pointers on how to maintain your mattress:
- A mattress should be turned and rotated regularly. Ideally, it must be rotated from end to end every 2 weeks for the first 4 months then 3 monthly thereafter.
- Always ensure you keep your mattress clean and dry. It is recommended that you purchase a mattress protector which can be easily removed and cleaned or replaced, if stains occur.
- If stains occur, treat them as quickly as possible using warm soapy water ensuring that you don’t saturate the mattress. Allow for the mattress to dry naturally, prior to sleeping it on it again.
- A good mattress requires a great base and a solid frame for support. We recommend you purchase the appropriate Kerfird base for your valued mattress – a good supporting foundation will assist in the longevity of your mattress.
- If you are placing your mattress on a bed frame with slats, it’s recommended that you place a fabric between in between the slats and mattress for greater protection.
- We know children love to jump on mattresses, however excessive jumping can damage the mattress, the base and the frame. We suggest an outside trampoline for active little bodies.
- Regular vacuuming will keep your mattress clean and fresh. We recommend you vacuum your mattress every time you rotate it.