Mattress FAQ's answered

Mattress FAQ's answered. A good night's sleep is essential for our overall well-being, and a comfortable mattress plays a crucial role in achieving that. But buying a mattress can be a daunting task, with questions about pricing, quality, and longevity often at the forefront of our minds. In this article, we'll explore everything you need to know about mattresses, from their costs to their lifespan and more.

1. How much is just a mattress?

The price of a mattress only is very roughly about 80% of the price of the bed set, This depends on factors such as size, material, brand, and where you buy it. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from R800.00-900.00 for a basic entry level single mattress to well over R50000.00 for a premium king-size mattress. It is important to note higher prices don't always mean better quality.

Can I buy a mattress directly from the manufacturer?

Yes, you can buy a mattress directly from the manufacturer in sometimes. However in South Africa it is not the norm and manufacturers prefer to deal through retailers. You will need to check with individual factories to get the info. At The Bed Guy we also offer wholesale prices so that will get manufacturers prices directly from us.

3. What is the best mattress to buy for the price?

The best mattress for the price depends on your specific needs and preferences. It's essential to consider factors like firmness, material, and sleeping position when making a choice. Research customer reviews, compare prices, and take advantage of trial periods offered by many companies to find the right mattress for you.

Is it okay to buy a cheap mattress?

Yes and no. There is a big difference between cheap and affordable. At The Bed Guy you wont find cheap mattresses, you will most certainly find affordable ones. The fact is that big brand beds are overpriced. Most of the well known brands are part of huge business groups that have massive costs to absorb which inflates the price over and above what the item is really worth. So when comparing apples with apples, you can most certainly get a cheaper mattress of the same quality when you are shopping around. 

How long do mattresses last?

The lifespan of a mattress will depend on its quality and how well it's looked after. On average, a good quality mattress can last 7-10 years, but some better mattresses can last longer. We always go for the seven year mark based on feedback from our chosen manufacturers

Can you sleep on a mattress you just bought?

You can usually sleep on a new mattress as soon as arrives at your house. However, some mattresses may still be freshly made and could have a slight chemical or glue type smell. This odor, often referred to as "off-gassing," is prominent when the glues bonding the insides of the mattress are still curing. Tis will go away after a few days if it is still very fresh

How to buy a mattress that lasts?

The most important factor is your weight. Mattresses are categorised by the amount of weight they can carry. This is determined by the support structures inside of the mattress. Foam mattresses generally last longer that spring types with exception to the synthetic latex types, these types of mattresses tops tend to get hard and crisp over time. 

Buying a mattress is an important decision that can greatly impact your sleep quality and overall well-being. By considering factors like price, quality, and durability, you can make an informed choice that suits your specific needs and preferences. Whether you opt for an affordable model or invest in a premium mattress, a good night's sleep is within reach.

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