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3 Best Sleeper Couches for Small Spaces

Boston Sleeper Couch

3 Best Sleeper Couches for Small Spaces

Looking for the perfect sleeper couch for your small space? Check out our curated list of the best ones designed to maximize comfort and functionality. Discover stylish and space-saving options to accommodate guests while fitting your compact living area. Don’t compromise on sleep or style – find your ideal couch today only at  Ascot Beds and Furniture.

Jimmy Sleeper Couch Brown

Jimmy Sleeper Couch


Boston Sleeper Couch

Boston Sleeper Couch


Sleeper Couches for Kids

Kiddies Sleepercouch - Superheros

Kiddies Sleeper Couch


The Perfect Blend of Functionality and Comfort:
Exploring the World of Sleeper Couches

Sleeper couches, also known as sofa beds or pull-out couches, have revolutionized the way we utilize space in our homes. These versatile pieces of furniture offer a seamless blend of functionality and comfort, providing a practical solution for small spaces or accommodating overnight guests. In this article, we will delve into the world of sleeper couches, exploring their features, benefits, and how they can enhance both your living area and your sleep experience.

Maximizing Space:

One of the primary advantages of sleeper couches is their ability to maximize space in compact living areas or studio apartments, where every square foot counts, having a couch that can transform into a bed is a game-changer. By seamlessly transitioning from a comfortable seating arrangement during the day to a cozy sleeping surface at night, sleeper couches allow you to optimize your living space without sacrificing comfort or style.

Versatility in Design:

Sleeper couches come in various designs and styles to suit different tastes and preferences. From sleek and modern to classic and traditional, there’s a sleeper couch for every interior decor. Manufacturers have taken great strides in ensuring that the design doesn’t compromise the functionality or comfort of the couch. With various upholstery options, frame materials, and mattress types, you can find a sleeper couch that complements your home’s aesthetic and meets your specific comfort requirements.

Comfortable Sleep Solutions:

Gone are the days of uncomfortable sofa beds with flimsy mattresses. Today’s sleeper couches feature advanced technologies and innovative designs that prioritize comfort. Many models come with high-quality, built-in mattresses that offer excellent support and cushioning, rivalling the comfort of traditional beds. Whether you prefer a firm mattress or a plush one, options are available to cater to your individual preferences. Sleeper couches often incorporate features like adjustable headrests, lumbar support, and even built-in USB ports for convenience. With these enhancements, you can ensure a restful and rejuvenating sleep experience for your guests or yourself.

Easy Transition:

Another noteworthy aspect of sleeper couches is their ease of transition. Converting a couch into a bed and vice versa is usually simple and hassle-free. Manufacturers have refined the mechanisms involved, making v. Additionally, some sleeper couches offer additional storage compartments, allowing you to conveniently store bedding or other items, further optimizing the functionality of your space. Sleeper couches offer a perfect blend of functionality and comfort. They allow you to maximise your living space while ensuring a comfortable sleep solution for yourself and your guests. With their versatility in design and improved features, sleeper couches have become a staple in modern homes.

Our Best Choice Product is the Boston Sleeper Couch.

In the world of sleeper couches, the Boston Sleeper Couch stands out as an exceptional choice. This modern and versatile piece of furniture seamlessly combines style, functionality, and efficient use of space. With its ability to transform from a comfortable seating arrangement to a convenient extra bed, along with the bonus of storage drawers, the Boston Sleeper Couch offers an ideal solution for those seeking to maximize sleeping space and storage in their homes.

Stylish and Contemporary Design:

The Boston Sleeper Couch exudes modern elegance and style, making it a perfect fit for contemporary interiors. Its sleek lines, clean design, and premium upholstery create a sophisticated look that effortlessly enhances any living space. Whether your home decor is minimalist, industrial, or eclectic, the Boston Sleeper Couch blends seamlessly, adding a touch of elegance and refinement.

Dual Functionality: Seating and Sleeping:

One of the standout features of the Boston Sleeper Couch is its ability to serve as both a comfortable seating area and an extra bed. During the day, it functions as a plush couch, providing ample space for relaxation and socializing. When night falls, it effortlessly transforms into a cozy bed, offering a comfortable sleeping surface for your guests or yourself. The smooth mechanism allows for a seamless transition, making it a hassle-free experience to convert the couch from one function to another.

Space Optimization with Storage Drawers:

Recognizing the importance of efficient storage in compact living spaces, the Boston Sleeper Couch comes equipped with two drawers. These drawers provide valuable storage space, allowing you to neatly store extra bedding, pillows, blankets, or other essentials. Incorporating storage within the couch eliminates the need for additional storage units, maximizing the use of available space in your home. The convenience of having everything within reach adds to the functionality and practicality of the Boston Sleeper Couch.

Easy Transition:

Another noteworthy aspect of sleeper couches is their ease of transition. Converting a couch into a bed and vice versa is usually simple and hassle-free. Manufacturers have refined the mechanisms involved, making v. Additionally, some sleeper couches offer additional storage compartments, allowing you to conveniently store bedding or other items, further optimizing the functionality of your space. Sleeper couches offer a perfect blend of functionality and comfort. They allow you to maximize your living space while ensuring a comfortable sleep solution for yourself and your guests. With their versatility in design and improved features, sleeper couches have become a staple in modern homes.

Dimensions and Showroom Availability:

The Boston Sleeper Couch is designed with precise measurements to ensure optimal fit in your living area. When closed, it measures 185cm in length, 85cm in width, and 44cm in height. This compact yet comfortable size makes it suitable for small spaces without compromising comfort.

If you would like to experience the exceptional features of the Boston Sleeper Couch firsthand, please visit our showrooms. You can find this item at our Alberton or Boksburg Showrooms, where our knowledgeable staff will be delighted to help you choose the perfect sleeper couch for your needs.

Our Sleeper Couches as also available at BobShop.

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The Importance Of Orthopaedic Beds And How Ascot Delivers Orthopaedic Excellence

Hospitality Foam Base Set

The Importance Of Orthopaedic Beds And How Ascot Delivers Orthopaedic Excellence

Which is the best orthopaedic bed?

Let’s jump straight to the point and look at the top orthopaedic beds at Ascot Beds & Furniture. At Ascot, all of our orthopaedic beds are chiropractor approved and ensure a good night’s rest for your body. Here are our top picks at not only the most comfortable beds and mattresses, but the healthiest as well:


Twilight Base Set

    • Bonnell spring unit.
    • Medium Feel.
    • Suitable for Children or guest bedrooms.
    • No turn mattress.
    • Weight Limit 90kg per person.
    • 1-Year Guarantee.
    • 7-Year Service Warranty.
Twilight Base Set

Strand Mattress Dream-Me

    • Single layer reconstituted polyurethane foam.
    • No partner movement.
    • No springs in the mattress
    • Firm edge support.
    • Suitable for children.
    • No turn mattress.
    • 1 Year Service Warranty.


Strandmattress Dream-me Base Set

Cloud Nine Camden Base Set

    • Luxurious comfort layer with Cool Blue Gel
    • Heavy duty Foam layered.
    • No partner movement.
    • No springs in the mattress
    • Firm edge support.
    • Suitable for any bedroom.
    • No turn mattress.
Cloud Nine Camden

What is an orthopaedic mattress?

An orthopaedic mattress is a type of mattress that offers support to the joints. Orthopaedic mattresses are often recommended for people who experience pain while sleeping, people who are actively recovering from an injury or accident, the elderly, athletes, and other active people who find that they have back and body pain from sleeping. Even though many mattresses make the “orthopaedic” promise, they might not genuinely provide the advantages you expect. Finding a mattress that supports good spinal alignment and relieves pressure is a sign of an orthopaedic mattress, and what better place to find such a mattress as Ascot Beds & Furniture!


What are the pros of an orthopaedic mattress?

Pain Relief:

  • An orthopaedic mattress specifically supports the spine and joints. This mattress helps to reduce pain by giving the body a firm surface to sleep on. An orthopaedic mattress can also help with maintaining proper spinal alignment, lowering inflammation, and enhancing comfort. An orthopaedic mattress is often found to assist people with back problems or arthritis feel much better.

Encourages Healing

  • Long periods of time spent in one posture might make you feel stiff, achy, and even painful. If you just underwent surgery or sustained an injury, this is especially true. An orthopaedic mattress is made to support you and encourage your body to heal while it rests.
  • While the pocket springs offer modest cushioning, the firm surface helps to lessen strain on the afflicted area. You can therefore continue to feel at ease as your body recovers. Additionally, by minimizing tossing and turning, an orthopaedic mattress can enhance your overall quality of sleep. As a result, you will feel rested and renewed when you wake up, which may help your body repair more quickly.

Stress Relief:

  • Stress relief is another benefit of an orthopaedic mattress. Your muscles and joints are relieved of pressure as a result of the solid surface’s assistance in distributing your body weight evenly. An orthopaedic mattress’ springs also offer soft cushioning, which can absorb shock and lessen physical stress. As a result, after a night of sleep on an orthopaedic mattress, you may feel more at ease and refreshed.

Healthier Blood Circulation

  • An orthopaedic mattress supports the spine and joints and helps improve blood flow. Because the body is supported in a more natural position, the muscles and tissues are less likely to squeak or tighten. This may lead to improved blood circulation and less inflammation.

An orthopaedic mattress is a firm mattress that aids in reducing pressure on the spine and joints and enhancing blood circulation. By supporting and straightening the spine, an orthopaedic mattress lessens the load on the cardiovascular system. Therefore, orthopaedic mattresses can benefit general health by improving blood circulation.

Do orthopaedic mattresses work?

If you are looking for the short answer is yes, and the long answer, is also yes! Orthopaedic mattresses are usually suggested to patients who experience back or joint pain since they are designed to distribute the body’s weight evenly over the entire mattress to prevent pressure developing in numerous regions, including the neck, back, and hips. This may relieve back discomfort, hip and joint pain, and muscular aches. By easing chronic back pain, overall body pains, and even arthritis pain, a well-made orthopaedic mattress can offer comfort all night long. At Ascot, we focus on the comfort our beds provide, because at the end of the day that is the reason you purchase a bed.

Hopefully this blog has shed some light on the fact that orthopaedic beds are the better option. Do not hesitate to contact us with any more questions on orthopaedic beds. The beds shown in this blog are just a selected few, but keep in mind that all of Ascot’s beds are orthopaedic and chiropractor approved. These beds can be bought either on our online store or at our physical showroom in Alberton.

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How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets?

Wash Your Bed Sheets

How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets?

  • Experts generally recommend we wash our bed sheets once a week.
  • However, this may not apply to everyone and depends on an individual’s lifestyle and habits.
  • A new ‘Clean Sheets Calculator’ tool analyses your cleanliness and lifestyle habits and advises you on how often your sheets need washing.


More than 50 000 people ask Google each year how often they need to wash their bed sheets. Granted, you spend a great deal of your day in your bed, and your sheets collect thousands of dead skin cells, dust mites, bodily fluids and oils – and if your furry friend shares a bed with you, then pet hair, too.

The common rule of thumb, wherever you live in the world, is to do weekly washings, but that is often at odds with what actually happens in people’s homes. A report from Hammonds revealed that a third of Britons wash their sheets just once a year, while the average time between bed sheet changes for Americans is around every three weeks.

Molly Freshwater, founder of Secret Linen Store, says: “The truth is that most of us don’t wash our sheets every week, and that’s totally fine.” Secret Linen Store has created a tool called the ‘Clean Sheets Calculator’, which asks you a quick set of questions based on your personal cleanliness and lifestyle habits, analyses your responses and then immediately advises you on how often your sheets need washing.

  • “We wanted to create a tool that reassures people that it’s ok to leave a little longer between your bed washes,” says Freshwater. “How often you wash your bedsheets is completely dependent on how much usage they get, which is why we created a calculator to give people bespoke bed washing advice based on their individual habits.” The tool takes into account things like whether you share your bed with your pets and how many times you shower, through to how often you have sex and whether you eat a lot of food in your bed.

For example, people who shower often and don’t spend multiple hours lounging in bed, don’t have pets, and sleep in full pyjamas could sensibly leave much longer than a week

Less washing, smaller carbon footprint. Wash Your Bed Sheets

Eskom’s tariff hikes have made electricity largely unaffordable for millions of South Africans, so washing your sheets only when needed may just save you some extra costs to your electricity bill.  Importantly, washing your sheets also creates a significant amount of carbon emissions, especially if you’re washing at 60 degrees or higher.

Says Freshwater: “Overwashing can cause unnecessary wear of your bed linen, and a full hot wash and tumble dryer cycle has a significant impact on your household carbon emissions. Our calculator provides advice with an eco-friendly approach to keeping your bed sheets clean, with tips on how to make your sheets stay fresh for longer between washes and suggestions on reducing your carbon emissions with cooler washers and air drying.”

According to the BBC, 11% of household carbon emissions are produced from using washing machines, with a warm wash and dryer cycle creating 3.3 kg of carbon per load. Washing your bed linen once a week on a 60-degree wash, with a tumble dry cycle too, causes over 171 kg of carbon every year, whereas washing your bed sheets once a month on a 30-degree wash and air drying reduces that amount down to just 7.2 kg of carbon.

How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets to keep your sheets fresher for longer?

To make your sheets last longer between laundry days, the experts at Secret Linen Store recommend the following hacks:

  • Linen sprays: The smell of freshly laundered sheets is so inviting that it can prompt overwashing, but investing in a beautifully scented linen spray will give your sheets that ‘just washed’ feel without putting them through the machine too much.
  • Consider combining some drops of your favourite essential oil with water for a refreshing bedding spry.
  • Wear pyjamas: Dead skin cells and oils that your body excretes are one of the main hygienic reasons for washing bed sheets regularly. Wearing pyjamas protects your bedding by creating a barrier between your body and your sheets, and pyjamas are much smaller and easier to wash than your full bed set.
  • Small area cleaning: If you encounter the odd ad hoc small stain, you can blot clean small spots with a liquid detergent spray rather than hauling all the linen into the washing machine. Washing just your pillowcases if they stain quicker than your sheets is another way to reduce your washing load.
  • Air your bed: Pull back your blankets or duvet when you’re not sleeping in your bed to allow your sheets to breathe; this helps remove moisture that mites need to thrive.
  • On storing your sheets: Fold your laundry and store it somewhere cool and dark, but be mindful of wooden drawers. The smell of some wood could transfer into the dry laundry. Remember, you should only store sheets when they’re completely dry: If your laundry is moist when you store it away, bacteria will grow on the fabric, and it will become musty. No one likes musty sheets.
  • Shower before bed: Washing the day’s dirt off your skin before going to sleep is a top way to reduce bacteria buildup in your bedding, plus a hot water soak can aid your night’s rest!
All credit for this wonderful blog goes to News 24. You can read this blog on their website as well.
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6 Tips On How To Care For Your Mattress

Care of your Mattress

6 Tips On How To Care For Your Mattress


Base and Mattress Set Up

Start your sleeping journey off correctly by ensuring that your new mattress is set up correctly. Ascot Beds and furniture recommends using an in-house delivery team, as they will know how to insert the base feet and ensure that the base is sturdy. Once the base is checked the mattress will be opened and placed on top. If you prefer collecting, ask tips instore on how to care for your mattress. We always recommend buying a mattress protector with your bed.


2. Bedframe Checklist

If you are only investing in a new mattress, always check your current base or bed frame. If you are using a bed frame, see if the frame is using chipboard or slats. This will help the sales consultant as to what type of mattress can be used on the frame. For example, a foam mattress will always want a slatted foundation to breathe whereas a pocket spring mattress needs a full board for the best support. Should you have a double, queen or king-size bed frame, make sure the frame has strong center supports to prevent the mattress from dipping in the center.


3. Mattress Protector Cover

Once the bed is set up, Ascot Beds and Furniture recommends, covering the mattress with good quality, waterproof mattress protector. A bed is one of the most used items in your home and daily faces the chances of spills, leaks, and stains. Common stains are normally perspiration marks, child-wetting, adult inconsistency, and tea or coffee spills. Not only does a stain or spills void your guarantee and warranty from the manufacturer, but it creates a breeding ground for dust mites, bedbugs, and bacteria.

A manufacturer also recommends vacuuming your mattress to clean off any dust-mites or dry skin cells. Should you have a spill or stain on the mattress, make use of professional cleaners to dry clean the mattress and remove the stains. Excessive water might damage the mattress when cleaning it. A mattress protector is the most important tip we can give you of how to care for your mattress. Click here to see our waterproof mattress protectors.

4. Electric Blanket

If you are considering using an electric blanket, always ask before you purchase if the mattress will be compatible. The electric blanket will change the comfort of certain mattresses. For example, a memory foam mattress will feel softer with the heat applied. The heat will also damage some foam textures with constant use. Never sleep with your electric blanket switched on all through the night

5. Rotation Of Your New Mattress

Rotate your mattress as per supplier instruction. This is very important to balance the wear and tear on the mattress, especially with two different weights. Most mattresses today are no-turn or flip mattresses, which means you just need to rotate the mattress head to toe. Flip or turn over mattress will need to be turned head to toe one month and completely flipped over the next.

6. Edge Supports

Your mattress will have a side support structure or system. To prevent the sides of the mattress from sagging, we will advise you to not sit on the edges of the mattress, as the mattress is not made to take all the weight on one spot. When laying down, your weight is distributed over the mattress for optimal support.
Do not allow children to jump on your mattress and base. This could damage the insides of the mattress or base and not be covered under the guarantee or warranty due to being customer abuse.
Visit Ascot Beds and Furniture to assist you with investing in the correct base and mattress for comfortable and healthy sleep. If you are unsure of how to care for your mattress, then visit an Ascot Beds store and our salespeople will always be happy to help or give us a call and we will give you free advice.

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Shop Safely At Ascot Beds During The Corona Covid-19 Pandemic

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Shop Safely At Ascot Beds During The Corona Covid-19 Pandemic

The current Covid-19 pandemic is reaching South Africa at an alarming rate.

We at Ascot Beds and Furniture are concerned about the current situation and are striving to ensure a safe work and shopping environment for our people and customers.

The management of Ascot Beds and Furniture fully supports the initiatives of the government to curb the spread of infections and flatten the curve.

Our online store is fully functional and loaded with the latest beds, furniture, and pillow specials. Click here and start shopping.

We have introduced various safety measures in our stores. Our staff are trained and briefed on hygiene, protection, and cleaning. Not only do we provide free hand sanitizing at our doors, but we also respect the social distancing of 2 meters between our sales staff and customers.

All touch points, doors, handles, and equipment is cleaned often and thoroughly with an alcohol-based cleaning agent.

Your credit card and point of sale machine will be sterilised before use.

Our sales staff are trained in deep cleaning of the stock on the floor to ensure that shoppers experience a stress-free environment.

All delivery personnel are trained in hygienic deliveries and are equipped with hand sanitisers and cleaning materials. They will sanitise your product before delivering it to your designated area.

Most importantly, our staff are monitored for symptoms of infection and sent for testing should there be any doubt.

Lastly, Ascot Beds and Furniture is a family-owned and run business. We have been in operation since 1991 and have provided the community with quality products and exceptional service ethics. Read more about our history here.


We also rely on the support from our community and request your assistance to ensure that the virus is contained and eradicated through our combined actions and effort. We also appreciate you and your family’s business with Ascot Beds, as this assists our staff and family to support their own.

Information on the current COVID-19 situation in South Africa is available here.

You might also be interested in reading about the impact a lack of sleep can have on your health. Read here about six diseases you can avoid by sleeping better.

During the lockdown, you can buy online at or contact our Alberton store on 011 907 6022

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Step By Step Guide For Buying Mattresses In Johannesburg

Twilight Comfort Mattress

Mattress Buying Guide

Need a mattress? 7 things you must consider before choosing a new mattress.

Just to thinking about making an investment in a new mattress can seem like a mind-boggling task. The mattress industry has grown a great deal, and with that comes more options than ever before. There are numerous different types of mattresses to support different body types and sleep positions. However, there are also many innovative features and options to consider. How can you identify which mattress is right for you, and where would you go to buy a new mattress? Choosing the right mattress to buy is easy.

This mattress buying guide from Ascot Beds will help you understand the important information you need to know about mattresses and direct you to the right mattress and the wonderful night’s sleep you deserve.

Is It Time to Get a New Mattress?

Did you know that science can help you sleep?

Here are guidelines from Ascot Beds & Furniture to understand when it’s time for you to consider buying a new mattress:

  1. Has your mattress been through 6 years (or more) of consistent use?
  2. Do you wake up with aches and pains or numbness?
  3. Have you ever experienced an enjoyable night’s sleep someplace else besides your bed (such as at a hotel or a friend’s/family home)?
  4. Does your mattress display noticeable signs of overuse (e.g., sagging, visible tears, holes, or stains)?
  5. Are you regularly tired even though you get a decent night’s sleep?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is time for a new mattress.

What to look for when buying a new mattress?

1. Comfort and Cooling

Do not choose a mattress that will leave you feeling stiff, sore, or in pain. You must also not wake up soaked in sweat or kicking off the linen during the night because your mattress isn’t breathing well. Remember, there is an adjustment stage of 1 week testing out a brand-new bed. At Ascot Beds we make sure that our customers buy the right mattress from the start.

2. Great Support and Neutral Spine Alignment

You will feel your best if your head, neck, and spine are in natural alignment and entirely supported, regardless of what your sleeping positions are. Use a quality pillow to align your neck and shoulders.

3. Lifespan, Longevity, And Durability

It’s vital to think about durability. For most customers, a mattress is a big investment. A mattress made with premium-quality materials and reinforced construction will easily outlast cheaper options, which means you won’t need to buy a brand-new mattress regularly. A mattress protector will keep your mattress clean from stains and dust mites.

4. Partner Movement Isolation

Isolation from movement will be very important if you sleep next to a partner. The better the movement isolation in a mattress, the less you’ll feel your partner’s movement on the opposite side of the bed. Choose a mattress that is designed for this, like our Perfect Collection and Noble Collection ranges, with their pocket springs and maximum layers of filling.

5. Edge Support

Different mattresses will offer different levels of edge support. With increased support, you will feel more secure on your mattress. Poor edge support will make you feel like you’re going to roll off the bed when you get close to the edge. All our mattresses at Ascot Beds & Furniture are manufactured with stronger edge support.

6. Budget Friendliness

This is the biggest factor when choosing a mattress. Ascot Beds & Furniture has affordable & quality mattresses that will suit all budgets. The full ranges are displayed in-store and on

7. Reliability

Whether you’re purchasing a new mattress, ensure that you buy from a reputable company who can honour the warranties and guarantees of the manufacturer. Ascot Beds & Furniture has 30 years of experience in the bed and mattress industry and has a long-standing reputation with top manufacturers.


What mattress size should you consider when buying a new mattress?

In a few circumstances, it’s not always obvious which mattress size is suitable for your bedroom. Below are a few things to consider when you choose the correct mattress size for yourself or another room:

  1. How much sleeping space is  required in the room for you and your partner.
  2. Is there enough extra space in your bedroom for you to maneuver around, get dressed and to relax. Ensure that there will be enough room to open cupboard doors etc.
  3. Is the size  really worth the price? Don’t spend more on a bed than you need. A King size is hardly ever essential for a single person unless you just want to occupy the space of the room.

Mattress Sizes

Types Of Mattresses

One of the primary concerns you’ll face when choosing a brand new mattress is which type of mattress you wish to purchase.

Here’s an introduction to the various types of mattresses currently on the market.

Bonnell Coils

Bonnell coils are the oldest & most generally used coils. It is pressed into an hourglass shape, and the endpoint is wrapped with a helical wire for ease and comfort. The tighter the center of the coil is, the less responsive it is and improves stability, providing well-balanced body support.

Pocketed Coils

Each individual barrel-shaped coil is covered with a material container. This is perfect for very little movement transfer from one person to the other and conforms to the shape of the body for a peaceful sleep.

Memory Foam

A memory foam mattress reacts to body heat and provides correct comfort and is most suitable for sensitive sleepers and older people. Memory foam has an “open cell structure” and responds well to the weight and shape of the human body. The biggest benefit of memory foam is actually its shape-retaining capabilities. These capabilities minimize friction and discomfort at pressure points on your body. A straight spine can relieve and avoid back pain.

Latex Foam

The latest form of latex foam is comfortable, supportive, and breathes extremely well. It rejuvenates quicker than pure memory foam and will not give you that “sinking in” sensation when compared to memory foam. Latex originates from the sap of the rubber tree. It is stronger, and a lot more flexible and resilient to wear and tear.

Pure Foam

Pure foam, the latest technology in foam mattresses, is ground-breaking in the field of longevity. Traditionally, high-density foam mattresses contain calcium fillers to make the foam denser. These calcium fillers break down over time, which leads to a saggy mattress. Pure foam, however, contains no calcium and is more durable and ideal for heavy people, or people with back problems.

Please view our selection of quality beds online at

  • Alberton                011 907 6022
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Ascot Beds and Furniture – Online Success During A Pandemic

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Ascot Beds and Furniture - Online Success During A Pandemic

We are all painfully aware that the Covid-19 outbreak has adversely affected business globally, as well as here in sunny South Africa. A necessary, but hard lockdown, meant that businesses suffered tremendous losses, with some even closing their doors permanently.  It is safe to say that most are still on a journey of recovery, battling struggles with production and manufacturing, whilst trying to catch up on a backlog of demand.

Ascot Beds and Furniture is a lucrative family business, which has been operating in Johannesburg since 1991. For 30 years, the owners have been selling superior mattresses, accompanied by bedding, as well as furniture from their various showrooms. Their multi-million rand business thrived, and loyal customers knew that they only needed to walk through Ascot’s doors to receive the best service and highest quality products. Then the pandemic struck. Doors were shut and buying came to a juddering halt. Ascot’s owners understood that they had to take critical and urgent action to adapt their business for survival. This is how they came to transform from a traditional, brick-and-mortar operation to a flourishing online trader.

Revealing admirable resilience and a commitment to outlast the pandemic, the owners took three decisive steps to move from a “feet-through-the-door” business to an e-commerce venture:

  • They identified the fastest and easiest way into the online market. This involved partnering with established companies with already massive digital footprints. Teaming up with South Africa’s leading online store,, as well as major retailer Makro, propelled them immediately onto e-commerce platforms.
  • They launched an e-commerce functionality. Now one can browse from the convenience of one’s own home for the comfort of one of their high-class mattresses or custom-made furniture pieces on their very own website.
  • They increased their social media presence. Ascot now shares frequent posts which include specials, competitions, and videos demonstrating various aspects of mattress heaven. For example, a recent video of the owner, Leopold Dussing, talking about a special on the Hip Zone Plush mattress has received over 3000 views. One will never achieve 3000 feet through your door with one special running. 

Ascot’s story reaffirms the saying: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Ascot’s owners took immediate and active steps to remedy a dire situation. E-commerce and an active online presence are crucial in our day and age. Retailers certainly need not wait for a crisis, such as Covid-19, to strike before they take to the digital space.

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What to think about when buying a King Bed

Hip Zone Pillow Flex

What to think about when purchasing a king size bed

In South Africa, how much does a king-size bed cost?

At Ascot Beds, we are most concerned about the quality and service of our clients. Yes, you may be able to find beds for less money, but the quality will be lower. Simply because it is the largest size, the King Size base sets at Ascot Beds are the priciest beds in our selection. Our collection of King Beds includes the following:

  • Perfect Collection Hip Zone Pillow Flex Base Set
    • 5 Turn Double Off set spring with limited partner movement.
    • Latex foam layer & Memory foam layer cushioned top.
    • Imported Belgium knitted fabric – Zoned quilted.
    • Medium Feel.
    • For R13,650
  • Perfect Collection Hip Zone Firm Base Set
    • 5 Turn Double Offset spring with limited partner movement.
    • Latex foam layer & Memory foam layer.
    • Imported Belgium knitted fabric – Zoned quilted.
    • Firm Feel.
    • No turn mattress.
    • Hygiene Vented for continuous air circulation.
    • For R12,600
  • Milano Pillow Top Base Set
    • We use the Trusted and Durable Bonnell spring unit.
    • For a Medium Plush Comfort feel, we use a combination of Foam comfort layers and a soft knitted fabric combined into a pillow top.
    • Fitted with Side Support.
    • For R8,370
  • Noble Collection Marquess Double Sided Base Set
    • Zoned Nested Pocket spring with limited partner movement.
    • Zoned high-density foam layer.
    • Imported German knitted fabric.
    • Foam encased for a stronger edge.
    • Double-sided mattress.
    • Firm back and stomach support.
    • For R19,350
  • Noble Collection Baron Base Set
    • Luxurious comfort layer including Gel memory & latex foam – soft touch.
    • No partner movement.
    • No springs in the mattress
    • Imported German knitted fabric – quality knitted stretch fabric
    • For R20,950
  • Noble Collection Grand Duchess Base Set
    • Pocket spring with limited partner movement.
    • Luxurious High-density latex foam layer with remarkable resilience & recovery.
    • Imported German knitted fabric.
    • For R19,000
  • Hospitality Range Maximus Base Set
    • Foam layered with limited partner movement.
    • Knitted fabric.
    • Medium-Firm Feel.
    • For R16,650
  • Dual Comfort Base Set
    • Bonnell spring unit.
    • Firm Feel.
    • For R8,400
  • Cloud Nine Camden Base Set
    • Luxurious comfort layer with Cool Blue Gel
    • Heavy duty Foam layered.
    • No partner movement.
    • No springs in the mattress
    • Firm edge support.
    • For R15,380

What is the lifetime of a king-sized mattress?

King-size beds are thought to last 7 to 10 years on average, but at Ascot Beds, we go above and beyond. We aim for client satisfaction, and part of that is a durable bed. We provide longer warranties in addition to longer guarantees since we are so confident in our products. If you don’t believe us, have a look at Cloud Nine Neuroflex Base Set and see for yourself that it has a 25 year service warranty in addition to a 2 year guarantee. Although 9 years may seem like a long time, we are more than confident that this will last you a lot longer than you anticipate thanks to the heavy-duty foam layered mattress, firm edge support, and a medium feel no turn quality.

How large of a space is needed for a king bed?

Although it may sound strange, this question is asked much more frequently than you may imagine. You should always take into account the actual dimensions and measurements of a King Size while buying one. Because, let’s face it, what good is a bed if you can’t watch TV on one of our plush beds? You would need enough space around the bed to move about comfortably and to fit other objects in your room, like a television. Fortunately, Ascot Beds offers all bed sizes, not just the size of the mattress but also the weight of the entire bed set. When acquiring King Size beds, it is much simpler to prepare ahead when you have precise measurements like these.

Is a King Bed better than a Queen Bed?

It’s possible to have a lengthy discussion about which size is preferable, but in the end, it all boils down to the preferences of the clients. The King Size is larger even though both are large bed sizes and are ranked in the same order in the bed size family, as indicated by their names. Since the King Size is really broader than the Queen Size, it allows the sleeper more room to move around while they are dozing off since, let’s face it, everyone gets a little crazy while they are asleep. Ascot Beds demonstrates this in their products by supplying the accurate and exact specifications of their beds. When comparing the Bamboo Spine Rite Base Set Queen Size with the Cloud Nine Classic Base Set, you will notice the variation in sizes, hence the difference in prices.

Hopefully, this article has provided you with some or most of the information you needed to know about buying a king-size bed. Feel free to contact us if you still have questions, or even stop by one of our physical showrooms in Alberton or Meadowdale.