Published on March 28, 2013
When picking out bedroom furniture, people tend to think more about what type of bed frame to buy instead of the mattress. There are literally thousands of mattresses to choose from, which can make choosing one a confusing task. Use these handy tips as a guide to help you through your buying experience so you are able to make the best mattress choice possible. Before you visit your local mattress retailer, take some time to become familiar with ObusForme’s product collections.
What Factors Should You Consider When You Buy a Mattress?
Comfort, support and durability are the most important factors in determining mattress quality. After that, take price into consideration.
What’s the Best Way to Shop For Mattresses?
Assess your needs before you start shopping by answering these questions:
Has your lifestyle changed since buying your last mattress?
Has your body changed in ways that affect your need for support or your comfort preferences?
How much space do you have?
Does your partner have the same needs?
How Do You Test a Mattress?
Remove your shoes and lie on the bed
Lie down in several different positions, especially the one you sleep in
Pay close attention to lower back support and postural alignment, and make sure you feel plenty of comfort at the shoulders and hips
Shop with your partner so the selection of your new bed is made together
Do Brand Names Matter When Buying a Bed or Mattress?
It’s wise to purchase a well-known and trustworthy brand-one that’s earned a solid reputation with consumers over a number of decades. ObusForme has been making quality products for over 15 years. We are a Canadian company dedicated to delivering the highest quality products to our customers. ObusForme’s Limited Warranty protects your purchase against manufacturing defects, so you can feel confident with your ObusForme product for years to come.
How Much Should You Spend When Buying a Mattress?
Buy the best mattress that’s within your budget. Remember, the average buying cycle for a mattress today is between 7 and 10 years. For a mattress that costs $1,000, this comes out to approximately 27 cents a day. ObusForme is proud to offer quality mattresses to fit every budget.
Do You Need a Warranty?
Yes. However, the warranty is there to protect the customer from manufacturing defects, not against the normal wear from regular use. It is also not an indicator of how long the product should be used before replacement.
Should You Put a New Mattress on an Old Box Spring?
Never put a new mattress on an old foundation. A mattress is designed to work best with its companion foundation. Mismatched sets can affect overall comfort and support. In fact, buying a mattress without its matching foundation may even affect the terms of the warranty. Plus, it is important to the safety of you and your family to ensure that both pieces of the sleep set meet or exceed federal flammability standards, and the best way to do so is to buy the set.
Is it okay to pass your mattress along to your children?
It is not recommended to pass along a used and worn mattress to your children whose active, developing bodies require the support of a good, quality mattress. If the bed is no longer good enough for you, it’s not good enough for anybody else.