Buying a new mattress is a big investment, and one that should include plenty of research and comparison to find the right mattress for you. But even after you buy and set up your new bed, keeping your mattress looking and feeling like new requires regular maintenance. Not sure where to start? Check out these 4 easy tips for taking care of your mattress.
Invest in the right bed frame and foundation.
When buying a memory foam or latex mattress, it is important to purchase the right foundation and bed frame. This ensures the longevity of the mattress and that experience all the support and comfort benefits of your new bed. We recommend a solid wood or metal foundation, a box foundation, a slatted wood frame or a sturdy platform.
Invest in a mattress protector or mattress encasement.
By using a quality mattress protector or mattress encasement, you can ensure your mattress lasts longer. Mattress protectors decrease the wear of fabric, prevent liquid spills from damaging the materials, and keep your mattress clean and dust-mite free.
When moving your mattress, do so in a way that doesn't damage the top layers.
Take care when handling the topper material inside the mattress. This is especially true of beds that have a smooth top layer or a removable topper. When you move your bed, grasp the top and bottom of the mattress rather than pulling on the top layer. Better yet, use the handles on the side border of the mattress if your mattress has them.
When setting up or cleaning your mattress, give it plenty of ventilation.
When you set up your new mattress—or clean your foam or hybrid mattress—keep in mind that the materials inside your bed need proper ventilation. Moisture trapped in the layers of your mattress can damage it over time, so if you do spot clean your mattress, keep the doors and windows open to allow it to dry out completely.