Mattress Guide

We have a large range of mattresses on our website and in store. Nothing can be better than actually visiting one of our stores and laying on mattresses before you buy. This is because one persons definition of a mattress rating such as firm may be different to another person, due to individual body shape, weight, and preference.

If however visiting one of our stores is not possible we have put together a guide about the different types of mattresses you can buy and a section on caring for your mattress.

When replacing an old mattress if you decide you require just the mattress rather than a new base check your current base for wear and tear. For example, if a divan base run your hand over the top to make sure there is no sagging, as a new mattress will follow that dip and not support you as it should.

Size Guide

Size Imperial Metric
Small Single 2'6 x 6'3 75cm x 190cm
Single 3ft x 6'3 90cm x 190cm
Small Double 4ft by 6'3 120cm x 190xm
Double 4'6 by 6'3 135cm x 190cm
King Size 5ft by 6'6 150cm x 200cm
Super King 6ft by 6'6 180cm x 200cm

Electric bed mattresses are available in 2'6 x 6'6 or 3ft x 6'6.

Mattress Types


Open Coil

The most widely used spring system offering fantastic value for money. We offer various different comfort levels from soft to orthopaedic firm and with or without memory foam. All open coil mattress need to be turned regularly. Suitable for any divan base or bed frame.

Posture Sprung

Offering a more superior spring system to open coil as they have twice the amount of springs to a conventional mattress and have 'no roll together' construction. Suitable for any divan base or bed frame.

Pocket Sprung

Pocket sprung mattresses contain a high number of individual springs working independently. Giving you superb support and comfort. Also have the advantage of a no roll together spring system. Suitable for any divan base, when putting on a frame the base may need to be boarded out if there are large gaps between the slats.

Memory Foam / Vita Foam

Originally developed by NASA, memory foam mattresses and pillows have rocketed (excuse the pun) in popularity. Memory foam mattresses have a layer of visco elastic foam on top of vita (sometimes called reflex foam). It is the visco elastic foam that will react to your body weight and temperature moulding to the shape of your sleeping position. The firmer vita foam gives an excellent base for the memory foam meaning they can be used on any divan base or bed frame.

We also sell reflex foam mattress for those customer wanting a foam mattress but preferring a firm mattress. An advantage with foam mattresses is they do not need to be turned over but do benefit from being rotated.

Some foam mattresses are all foam and no spring system inside them therefore they tend to be slightly shallower in depth than some sprung mattresses. We do sell mattresses that have different spring systems such as open coil or pocket with a layer of memory foam in cased in the mattress. This gives you the best of both worlds.

Caring for your Mattress

Looking after your mattress correctly can prolong it's life. Always follow any manufacturers recommendations and mattress care leaflet you receive.

We recommend after your mattress has been delivered that it is aired for 4 hours to freshen and remove any aroma from storage. Try to air your mattress each morning by turning back your covers for approximately 20 minutes to allow any body moisture to evaporate.

Sprung mattresses must not be folded or bent as this will damage the system. They must also not be sat on for periods of time other than getting in and out of bed as this will over time crush the springs and edging rod.

Open and pocket spring mattresses should be turned regularly to avoid compression and dips caused by body weight. Fillings in mattresses always settle and compress over the first few months and can be more obvious the better quality the mattress.

You do not need to turn non sprung memory foam mattresses - but rotating it length ways will prolong it's life.

Mattress protectors are designed to keep your mattress protected from dirt, dust, spills. After all, you can't wash your mattress, but you can wash a mattress protector - keeping your bed fresh and clean.