How to Buy a Mattress

How do you know if a mattress is made properly will it live up to its warranty

Here are a few tips on what to look out for. Do not be fooled by appearance. Like most things purchased today packaging and gimmicks seem to fool
people into thinking what they have purchased is the best.

A mattress is only as good as the materials used inside but since it is covered the consumer would not know any different.

A quick method of checking is by feeling the weight of the mattress, the higher  the quality of the raw materials the heavier the product will become.
For example the higher the spring count the heavier the unit, the higher  the foam density the heavier the unit.

A firm base or hard bed does not mean it will last longer. Due to the competitive nature among the manufacturers some manufacturers request
harder foam at a lower density to create a perception of robustness and at the same time reduce manufacturing costs. This is not the case in actual fact
quite the opposite. Manufacturers pay for their foam by weight hence density. The harder the foam the more crystalline the structure and
once broken always broken. 

Pillow tops and euro tops. These configurations are merely cosmetic and in some cases are actually detrimental to the life span of the product.

SABS approved, the question here is to what standard and what application, this is never displayed or explained. Warranty’s and guarantees.
This is a very vague area.

Generally speaking a guarantee means the manufacturer will replace the product during this period provided the product has been used and
purchased for the right application. If you weigh 150kg and you purchase a product designed for a person weighing 60kg one can hardly expect the
product to last. If you use the mattress as a chair you will damage the side wall structure of the bed.

Service warranty’s mean that if the product used correctly fails the manufacturer will repair the product at your cost based on the following  formula:
number of years you have the bed divided by the warrantee multiplied by the current suggested retail price plus transport. If you work all this out you
will quickly see that a 20 year warranty is not what it seems to be. Did you really expect the bed to remain in its original condition for 20 years.