Help & advice: Buying guide to mattresses
Buying guide to mattresses
Whether you want a single or a double mattress, we lay down some simple tips for choosing the most comfortable and cosy for you.
No need to dream. Homebase's range of mattresses makes peaceful nights a reality.
The perfect mattress should mould to the shape of your body but still be supportive. Here's a quick and easy way to test if a mattress has got what it takes...
Lie on your back, then slide the flat of your hand into the hollow of your back. If there's a gap, the bed is too firm. If it's difficult to slide your hand in at all, it's probably too soft. Spend at least five minutes testing a mattress by lying in your usual sleeping position. If you share a bed with your partner, check out the bed together.
|King size||(W)135,(L)190cm||[(W)4ft 6ins,(L)6ft 3ins]|
|Super king size||(W)150,(L)200cm||[(W)5ft,(L)6ft 6ins]|
|Super king size||(W)180,(L)200cm||[(W)6ft,(L)6ft 6ins]|
Designed to spread your body weight over the surface of the mattress. Rows of individual upright springs are joined together with spiral wire, giving the mattress a firm edge and helping it to keep its shape.
A single length of steel, knitted into a series of woven springs to give a higher spring count and you a more responsive feel.
Smaller, lighter springs are individually wrapped in a pocket of fabric, designed to mould easily to your body shape.
This revolutionary design (also called visco-elastic) responds to your body temperature and pressure. The memory foam mattress then moulds to your individual contours, offering excellent support.
This style of mattress gives you greater support in the centre of your bed.
Flexible and durable, with hypo-allergenic properties that can significantly help asthmatics.
There's no need to flip these innovative mattresses, saving you time and effort.
Are you a comfort fiend? We have a choice of mattress tops to give you that extra level of cosy luxury:
The extra padding cushions and supports your body.
Whatever type of mattress you have, a topper will improve your comfort and add a luxurious feel.
Boost your comfort by choosing a mattress and base specially designed to work together. Homebase complete divan and mattress packages offer you a choice of mattress style, firmness and finish. Buying your mattress and divan together also saves you money. For more on finding the best bed for you, see our buying guide.
Protect your mattress with a mattress topper - they're also easy to remove and clean.
Air your mattress every week by turning back the bed linen for a few hours.
Turn your mattress regularly to maintain shape and firmness (not necessary if you have a no-turn mattress).
Don't keep sitting on the edge of your mattress as this will eventually weaken it.