How to Care For Your Luxury Mattress
Luxury mattresses are an investment in a good night’s sleep, and as such, they require special care to ensure they remain comfortable, supportive, and hygienic for as long as possible.
Mattresses are a significant investment, particularly for those who opt for luxury, high-end, or bespoke mattress models. Correct mattress care will help to protect your investment by ensuring that it lasts for many years to come, providing excellent value for money.
Why is Mattress Care Important?
A clean mattress is essential for maintaining good hygiene and preventing the accumulation of dust, dirt, and other allergens that can cause respiratory problems, particularly for those with allergies or asthma.
On the flip side, a dirty mattress can harbour bacteria and dust mites. These can cause unpleasant odours and contribute to health issues – which you’ll want to avoid.
Proper mattress care can also help to avoid mattress sagging, indentation, and other signs of wear and tear that can compromise its comfort and support.
Here are 4 ways you can properly care for and maintain the life of your luxury mattress and avoid unwanted health problems:
1. Protect Your Mattress
The best way to care for your luxury mattress is to prevent damage in the first place.
A good quality cotton-faced mattress protector is essential in protecting against spills, stains, and dust mites. Not only does it protect your mattress, but it can also make cleaning easier, as it can be removed and washed separately.
2. Rotate Your Mattress
To ensure even wear and tear, it’s important to rotate your mattress regularly. This means flipping it over or rotating it 180 degrees at least every 4 months. This will help to prevent sagging and indentations forming on one side of your mattress.
At The Odd Company our mattresses are filled with deep layers of natural fillings that are liable to settle during the first few months of use. This process is quite normal, however you should turn your new mattress every 2 weeks for the first 3 months to encourage even settlement of the fillings.
It’s important to note that some mattresses may not require flipping, so consult your manufacturer’s instructions before doing so.
3. Spot Clean Your Mattress
Cleaning mattress stains can be difficult, so it’s important to act quickly if a spill or stain occurs. Use a mild detergent and warm water to spot clean the affected area. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as they can damage your mattress upholstery.
Be sure to blot the area gently with a dry cloth or paper towel, rather than scrubbing it, to prevent any damage.
You should never vacuum your mattress as this will disturb and potentially damage its natural fillings.
4. Mattress Airing
Air your mattress once a week by simply pulling back your bed linen for a few hours. This will allow air to fully circulate around your mattress, helping to remove moisture and odours that may have built up.
Over time, mattresses can absorb sweat, body oils, and other fluids that can lead to unpleasant odours and the growth of mould and mildew. Airing your mattress will help to dry out any moisture and reduce the risk of mould and mildew growth, resulting in a fresher, cleaner sleeping surface.
Caring for a luxury mattress does require some effort, but the benefits of a clean, well-maintained mattress are worth it. Protecting your mattress with a good-quality mattress protector, rotating it regularly, and spot cleaning any spills or stains are simple but effective ways to ensure your mattress lasts for years to come.
More information on how to properly care for your mattress can be found in our Mattress Care Guide.
If you’d like more information on cleaning a mattress, or would like to enquire about our range of luxury, bespoke mattresses, please call us on 01772 786 666, or email us at [email protected]. A member of our team will be happy to help!