Is it OK to replace only the mattress?

If you are absolutely sure that the base is in good condition and of a suitable type for the new mattress – yes. If your base is old and distorted, however, the new mattress will follow its worn contours, thus providing little improvement on your existing bed. Moreover, manufacturers design their beds as a complete sleep system so a mattress may perform differently when placed on a non-matching base.

What should I expect from my new bed?

Chances are that the springs and upholstery in your current bed are not what they used to be, so your new bed may seem a little strange at first. Please allow time for your body to adjust and the mattress to settle and you will be sure to receive a great night’s sleep.

How should I care for my new bed?

In order to ensure that you receive the very best support, comfort and life from your new bed, it is essential that you follow the care instructions as provided with the product.

What is hand-tufting?

This is a traditional skilled process where very long and strong needles are passed through the entire thickness of the mattress, securing tufts on both surfaces to keep all fillings evenly spread and in place throughout the life of the mattress. In the process the fillings are secured to the interior springs, thus guaranteeing minimum wear and maximum durability.

How often should I buy a new bed?

The National Bed Federation recommends replacing beds every ten years, but beds of the highest quality will often last much longer than this. “Cheap” beds are unlikely to perform satisfactorily for more than a few years unless they have been used only occasionally, for example, as a guest bed. Wear and tear, lumps and bumps, and decreasing support and comfort are the most obvious sign that a bed needs to be replaced.

What is meant by “hand-stitching” to the borders of a mattress?

In “cheap” mattresses, the side stitching is done by machine or there may even be none. In good quality mattresses, the border is hand-stitched by specialist craftsmen to the second row of springs to ensure there is no bulging of the mattress sides, whilst extending the sleeping area to the very edge of the mattress. The mattress will always regain its original height and retain its strength over many years. A good quality mattress will have two rows; a very good quality one, three; and the very best one, four rows, involving many hours of highly-skilled work.

What is a no-turn or no-need-to-turn mattress?

These mattresses are made with layers of fillings with greater resilience on the sleeping surface of the mattress. They are better able to stand continuous use of just one surface of the mattress, and therefore need less care by the user. They should still be rotated and flipped every month for the first 6 months to allow the fillings to settle correctly, and rotated every three months thereafter.

Please explain the sizes

Size

Width (cm) Length (cm) Width (feet/inches) Length (feet/inches)
Narrow Single

75

190

2’6″

6’3″

Standard Single

90

190 3′

6’3″

Long Narrow Single

75 200 2’6″

6’6″

Long Standard Single

90

200 3′

6’6″

Small Double

120

190 4′

6’3″

Double

135

190 4’6″

6’3″

Continental Double

140

190 4’7″

6’3″

Long Continental Double

140

200 4’7″

6’6″

Kingsize

150

200 5′

6’6″

Kingsize Zip & Link

150

200 5′

6’6″

Continental Kingsize

160

200 5’3″

6’6″

Short Super Kingsize Zip & Link

180

190 6′

6’3″

Super Kingsize

180

200 6′

6’6″

Super Kingsize Zip & Link

180

200 6′

6’6″

Super Kingsize Plus

200

200 6’6″

6’6″

Statesize 215

215

7′

7′

If you have any queries that haven’t been answered in our FAQ section, please contact us on 01227 283700 email: bonesonbeds@yahoo.com or pop in to the store.