How to Clean a Mattress

How to clean a mattress - several techniques that work well, and can be used to remove stains and keep your mattress fresh.


General steps

  1. Vacuum the mattress. This helps to keep it clean by the sheer fact that when it does get wet, there is less matter in the dirt to cause it to stain.
  2. If the surface does get soiled or dirty, try using an upholstery cleaner. Since they are made for surfaces that touch your skin (e.g. your couch), then, unless you are extremely sensitive to cleaners in general, it should work. It also has the advantage of removing dust mites and their refuse.
  3. Use enzyme cleaners. Enzymes cleaners are effective in breaking down the 'structure' of the stains which helps to lessen them.

For unidentified mattress stains

  1. Spray it with a citrus type cleaner and let it set for about five minutes. Afterward, blot (don't rub) as much of the cleaner out as you can using a clean, white, absorbent cloth. A mild dish detergent can also be used.

Blood stains

  1. Try using hydrogen peroxide to help with the removal of blood stains. Blot it while it is bubbling. This may not remove all the stain, but will help to lessen it. Be sure to blot it with a clean, white, dry cloth.

Cigarette odor removal

  1. Using the same process as above, apply it to the entire mattress, one section at a time.
  2. Launder your linen even more often than you would on an ordinary basis. This will help keep the odor from being so pervasive.

Mold and mildew removal

  1. Give your mattresses a 'suntan'. These types of stains are caused by too much moisture. Try taking your mattress outside on a bright, sunny day and let the sun dry it out. Try to remove the excess mold and mildew by wiping it off or sweeping it off.

Urine stains and odor

  1. Blot the excess fluid as much as possible.
  2. Using the oxy-clean type cleaners, or those that say they remove the stains (of which there are many), spray the stain and methodically blot it.
  3. Once dry, shake baking soda over it, let it set over night and vacuum it the next day.

Removing stains caused by colored drinks.

  1. Although impossible to remove entirely, you can alleviate the degree of the stain by using citrus cleaner and/or vinegar to lessen it.
  2. Many drink stains are soluble in isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Alcohol will also carry the stain further, so blot with a clean absorbent cloth soaked in isopropyl alcohol, rather than pouring it on the stain.
  3. Mattress manufacturers and dry cleaners will also have information on removing stains, or provide a service for a fee.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Mattress dimension

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Monday, 23 September 2013

Mattresses - the essential guide

Find the perfect mattress to suit you with our top tips and advice
You spend up to 16 years of your life in bed, so a good mattress is a serious investment. Before you head to the shop to start testing, get to know your options with our buyer's guide to mattresses.

  • A bed should be 10cm longer than the tallest person who will be sleeping in it, so a king-size is the minimum for someone 6ft or more, and wide enough to allow both partners to lie side by side, hands behind heads, without elbows touching.
  • To check if a mattress is supporting you properly, lie down and slide a hand beneath the small of your back. If your hand fits easily, it's too soft; not at all, and it's too firm.
  • The base will affect how the mattress feels. A sprung divan will make a mattress seem softer than a solid divan or slatted base.
  • Sprung and pocket mattresses are padded with fillings including cotton, lambswool and mohair. Luxurious options, such as cashmere and silk, will mean the finished product is more expensive.
  • ‘Orthopaedic' is a term that describes mattresses with a firmer spring. While some swear by them, it's more important to choose a mattress that gives proper support as opposed to just being very hard.
source: housetohome

Friday, 8 June 2012

Bed, Mattress and Sheeting Sizes 101

Learn the Dimensions of Standard Bed Sizes

From Coral Nafie, former Guide

o you really know the difference between bed sizes? Sure, you know the difference between a twin size bed and a queen size bed. But do you know the measurements of the beds?
And if you found a beautiful wrought iron antique bed or an interesting trundle, would you know what size mattress to put on it?
We have the measurements of different bed sizes so that you can find the size that will fit your room or a mattress that will fit your bed.
  • Mattress Sizes
    • Twin--39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
    • X-Long Twin--39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
    • Full--54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
    • Queen--60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
    • King--76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
    • California King--72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)
  • Fitted Sheet Sizes
    • Twin--39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
    • X-Long Twin--39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
    • Full--54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
    • Queen--60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
    • King--76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
    • California King--72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)
  • Flat Sheet Sizes
    • Twin--66 x 96 inches (or 167 x 243 cm)
    • X-Long Twin--66 x 102 inches (or 167 x 259 cm)
    • Full--81 x 96 inches (or 205 x 243 cm)
    • Queen--90 x 102 inches (or 228 x 259 cm)
    • King/California King--108 x 102 inches (or 274 x 259 cm)
  • Comforter Sizes
    • Twin--68 x 86 inches (or 173 x 218 cm)
    • Full/Queen--86 x 86 inches (or 218 x 218 cm)
    • King/California King--100 x 90 inches (or 254 x 229 cm)

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Friday, 13 January 2012

Latex Mattress

Latex mattresses made using the milk or sap from the rubber tree can last up to 30 years without forming depressions or softening. No other material offers the comfort and durability of natural latex. Our goal is for you to love your purchase for years. We are committed to meeting this goal, and we'll bend our policies to do this. So, if you were happy the first two years, and not the following two months, we would love to see what we could do to help remedy at little or no cost to you. Latex is hypoallergenic, and breathes to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. When compared to spring mattresses, latex is considered much more conforming and evenly supportive. Latex mattress foam is naturally resistant to bacteria, mildew, mold, and dust mites making it an ideal mattress material for homes, boats, and RVs.

Natural Sense premium latex:
Not all latex mattress foams are equal. Some latex is not even natural! We offer several types of latex: our Natural Sense brand — a certified 100% Natural dunlop latex — or Talalay latex. When comparing these two, we have found that Dunlop latex (our Natural Sense brand) has much more integrity and longevity than Talalay. The Talalay process produces a more even latex cell structure at the cost of the integrity of the foam; more bubbles equals less foam and less longevity. All raw Talalay and Dunlop latex have naturally occurring flaws which include small tears, air pockets, patches, and changing surface textures. We have also created a unique sleeping solution for couples: see our Split Firmness queen and king size mattresses, below. Looking for bedding for your baby? Try our crib size organic mattresses!

Latex mattress Firmness:
"ILD" is the standard numbering system for rating foam firmness. ILD is the number of pounds it takes to compress a sample of latex one inch. We carry 5 different firmnesses: Soft (17-25 ILD), Medium (26-30 ILD), Firm (31-35 ILD), Extra Firm (36-42 ILD), and Hard (43-48 ILD).

Why buy your latex mattress from us?
We are one of the few companies that offer all 5 firmnesses. Utilizing layers with specific firmnesses we can produce a latex mattresses with perfect comfort for even a "princess and the pea" sleeper. We are very unique in that we warrant our latex against forming soft spots AND depressions. We offer a 90-day trial period without restocking fees, beginning once your mattress ships.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

King Size Pocket Sprung Mattresses Are Gaining Popularity

King size pocket sprung mattresses and sophistication go together. Pocket sprung mattresses is mostly used along with other materials such as memory foam and latex to make comfortable mattresses. In the UK, people like to go for divans that come with king size pocket sprung mattresses. King size pocket sprung mattresses give cushioning effect to the sleeper. They consist of different layers of springs for better comfort.
King size pocket sprung mattresses last for long. For a couple of years, you don't need to worry at all. From durability point of view, the king size pocket sprung mattresses are considered a good option. These mattresses give your back just the right support. After having a long working day, you are stressed. You may be aching all over, especially your back. In such a state, when you go home and don't get the right support for your back, it will become difficult for you to fall asleep.

In the king size pocket sprung mattresses, each of the layers is made up of a different fabric. The greater will be the springs in the king size pocket sprung mattress, the more comfort and support it will provide. These mattresses have a proper circulation of air. Free flow of air maintains the freshness of the mattress and you derive pleasure sleeping on it.

King size pocket sprung mattresses are the most widely sold innerspring mattresses. They offer everything - such as the airiness of mattress, comfort, support to spine, elegant looks etc. It is due to these reasons that these mattresses are enjoying high demand among people. King size pocket sprung mattresses take the charge of your health and ensure you sound sleep during the night time.

To make these mattresses, pocketed springs are taken and pulled together so as to form the pattern of honeycomb, which gives it a great look. The springs of the mattress contract and expand depending on the pressure exerted by the person sitting on the mattress. Even the shape of the person leads to compression or expansion of the springs.

In making them, around 1500-2000 springs are used to create various layers of the mattress. It is a rejuvenating experience to sleep on king size procket sprung mattresses. They relax the body completely and soothe each and every muscle. These mattresses make a good choice especially in homes where the base of bed is not comfortable to provide you support.
When one of the layers of king size pocket sprung mattress is made of visco-elastic foam, it makes your sleeping experience more pleasurable as memory foam has the ability to adjust itself perfectly according to the shape of your body. To conclude with, pocket sprung mattresses are indeed worth investing money in.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Divatex Home Fashions Royal Opulence Satin Queen Sheet Set, Black

1de7311809bd930e7aa870453ecc3681 Divatex Home Fashions Royal Opulence Satin Queen Sheet Set, Black
  • Complete set of sheets for Queen beds in solid black; includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two standard-sized pillowcases
  • 100-percent woven polyester satin is smooth and silky, with lustrous sheen for added style
  • Fitted sheet includes all-around elastic and 14-inch pocket for mattresses up to 17 inches deep
  • 4-inch hem on pillowcases and flat sheet
  • Machine wash and tumble dry for easy care

Product Description
Give in to an enchanted night's sleep with this luxurious set of satin sheets for Queen beds in high-fashion black. This set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two standard pillowcases. Smooth and silky with a lustrous sheen, these satin sheets are made of 100 percent woven polyester satin. The fitted sheets feature elastic corners for a secure fit and 14-inch pockets that can fit mattresses up to 17 inches deep. They're machine washable for easy care.