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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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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.

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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.