Buying a mattress can be a difficult job especially when there are so many features to take care of. A normal user requirement is comfort, affordability and support. Many of us emphasize on good body contouring to take care of our back, neck and shoulder aches. Keeping all these features in mind, one should also consider that a mattress is not something that we buy every day, neither they are too cheap to be regularly replaced nor they are so easy to handle.
So it is important that a mattress guarantees a long life span with efficient performance to help avoid the troubles of changing it frequently. This article encircles major mattress parameters that directly or indirectly affect its durability. These parameters may be mattress type, quality, density, care and many others.
Firm or Plush?
Mattresses are generally available in two major types i.e. Firm or Plush. A standard Mattress offers a ten year warranty regardless of its type and technology. Generally, consumer’s complaints about the mattress revolve around having developed body impressions after just six months. These problems are very common in Plush or Super Plush mattresses as they have thick pillow tops and are expected to indent quickly. On the other hand, memory foam mattresses are considered durable depending on the foam density of the material and the core.
Life Span Also Depends on Mattress Density
High density foams are generally long lasting because of their tightly packed cells. These foams are much firmer and sometimes too hard for people’s liking. Medium Density foams are most suitable to users with longer durability and higher comfort level. Low density foam has an average life span of four to six years while medium and high density foam lasts for eight to ten years on average provided that the mattress is taken care of.
Memory foam layer rests on the support base which provides body support. An ideal support base has a core density over 2 lbs. Stronger the base support, more durable the mattress. Mattresses with core densities less than 2 are likely to soften and compress sooner.
While a mattress can wear out quickly if unattended, it is also important for users to make full use of their mattress. A warranty is normally mistaken for durability but that is not the case. Users should be able to take advantage of the mattress and make sure it lasts for a longer period of time. We shall see some of the techniques that might help you expand the life span of your mattress.
A mattress cover is the best way to shield your mattress from unwanted accidents and dust. Even human sweat can damage the inner layers of a mattress. Liquid or water spills affect the inner foam layers that can directly impress upon the durability of the mattress. Even human sweat can damage the inner layers of a mattress.
Rotating your mattress occasionally can extend its longevity. By doing so, a certain part of the mattress does not compress all the time and so it can work efficiently for a longer period of time.