1. How often should I replace my mattress?
Every 5-7 years. Even if your mattress doesn't show much wear and tear, your body, lifestyle and sleep needs have probably changed. If your mattress is 5-7 years older, so are you! Has your weight changed, have you gotten married, developed back problems, or do you have a less active lifestyle? That old mattress may no longer be the best fit for the person you are today. In fact in a Consumer Reports study showed that 72% of polled online subscribers found a new bed improved their sleep.
2. Should I buy a hard mattress if I have a bad back?
Your doctor may have specific recommendations. In general, we'd recommend a mattress that offers good support, and such support does not mean the hardest or firmest mattress available. Innerspring mattresses offer various types of surface materials over the coil unit that aid in improving the comfort of a mattress without compromising the support. Foam, latex or air mattresses are also good options for contouring the body while offering proper support and lasting comfort.
3. What are the measurements of each mattress size?
Throughout the industry, there are standard mattress sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, California King, and Eastern King. See dimensions below. Mattress dimensions can vary +/- by a half inch depending on the manufacturer.
- Twin (Also know as a single bed): A bed measuring 39 inches wide by 74 inches long.
- Full (Also known as a double or a standard bed): A bed that measures 54 inches wide and 74 inches long.
- Queen: A bed that measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches long.
- California King (Also known as a Western King): A bed that measures 72 inches wide by 84 inches long.
- Eastern King (Also known as a King Size): A bed that measures 76 inches wide by 80 inches long.
4. What is the best way to protect my new mattress?
Mattress protection, including the use of waterproof mattress pads, is the easiest way to protect the manufacturer’s warranty on your mattress. Should a problem arise with your mattress, it must be free of stains in order to qualify for a warranty exchange or repair. Aside from keeping your mattress free of stains, many mattress protectors have the ability to keep dust mites out of your new mattress and away from your skin.
5. Why are mattresses “one sided” now?
The mattress industry has gone through many changes in the past few years. Due to new Federal fire regulations A new flammability standard passed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2007 made it expensive to produce double-sided mattresses to meet these fire safety standards. Beginning on July 1st, 2007 all mattresses manufactured must meet the new Federal Government Law on F.R., "Flammability Regulations". This law requires that every mattress have a label that states the mattress set meets the federal standard. This regulation requires that mattresses be significantly more resistant to an open flame than previously outlined in individual state rulings. All Delta Bedding mattresses now meet these new flammability regulations, and are doing so with the use of fire resistant fiber barriers, not with the use of hazardous chemicals.
The new F.R. Law is designed to give homeowners an extra 20-30 minutes to escape their bedroom in the event of a fire. It also gives firefighters more time to get into a home and prevent further damage. With the new law in effect it will save an estimated 270 lives each year, and prevent as many as 1,330 injuries.
6. Should I replace my box spring/foundation when purchasing a new mattress?
We highly recommend that you replace your old boxspring when you replace your old mattress for many reasons.
- Think of the box spring/foundation as the” foundation” of your bed. In other words, if your mattress is worn out, your box spring/foundation has had as much if not more wear than the mattress because it absorbs ALL of the weight of both you and your mattress.
- Most manufacturers’ warranties state that the mattress needs to be sold with the matching foundation designed to work specifically with the mattress you purchased.
- Cleanliness-Your old mattress, no matter how clean you are, will have skin cells, dust mites, dust etc. from the years of use and exposure. Manufacturers have changed the way they are making the mattresses. Adding different layers in various positions within the mattress to make them last just as long as the old 2 sided mattresses.
7. What delivery days and services are available?
We have dedicated delivery days for the surrounding El Dorado and Sacramento County areas. Available days will vary depending on the timing of when you purchase. We give you a 3 hour window and we will do our best to work within your schedule.
8. I hear that visco memory foam smells and is hot?
Although there can be a slight odor when first unpackaged, the visco memory foam used in our products are non toxic and are made specifically for mattress use. As far as warmth, you will find a “slight” up tick in your tempurature when sleeping. Not because of the type of material, but because your body is in contact with the material from head to toe (thus giving you proper support). This should not cause extreme heat-but again a very slight up tick is normal. In addition, if it is a non coil mattress, you will not have the pressure points of the coils cutting off circulation, so your blood flow will increase (which is a good thing) and when your blood flow increases you will be slightly warmer.
9. Will my new mattress EVER get a body impression?
And any store or salesperson who tells you otherwise is leading you down the wrong path. Eventually ALL mattresses will develop some kind of body impression. This is normal wear and tear of the body conforming materials. The “allowable” body depression depends on the manufacturer. The range is from .75” to 2.5” when not lying on the mattress.
10. How does Delta Bedding and Furniture sell mattresses and furniture for such a great VALUE?
With over 28 years in business and our Low Overhead mentality we are able to over the BEST Values day in and day out on Name Brand Quality goods. And here are a few more reasons why:
- We search far and wide for the best deals. By purchasing closeouts, discontinued models, loads other stores could not pay for etc. etc. on many items we pay up to 75% off wholesale prices. The customer SAVES BIG!
- We employ NO commissioned sales people
- You will see when you visit our store that we are in a warehouse type building with showrooms built in. By not being in a high end mall or retail area we about 25% of the rent that the “Big Box” stores pay per foot and we pass these saving on to you.
- Our staff: No suits-Just knowledgeable people here to assist you in anyway they can. Bottom line is we want your business and our customer service CANNOT be beat!