Comprehensive Online Mattress Buying Guide
Struggling to find the right mattress online? We’ve prepared this comprehensive online mattress buying guide to give you all the information you would need to get the best mattress for your needs.
Navigating the vast world of mattresses can be overwhelming, especially with countless brands touting their products as the best. At Winston’s, we recognise the importance of choosing the right mattress for comfort and health. Allow us to guide you through this mattress maze.
A restful sleep is indispensable for maintaining good health. However, diving into a purchase without due research can lead to discomfort and sleepless nights. Ensuring your mattress aligns with your sleeping habits and supports you correctly is vital.
Prices for mattresses can range from a mere £70 to a staggering £40,000. So, ensuring that your investment guarantees value for money and meets your needs is essential.
Dive into our comprehensive luxury mattress buying guide to find your perfect fit. Whether you’re a side sleeper, a back sleeper, or someone dealing with persistent back issues, our guide is tailored to help you make an informed decision.
If you’re keen on delving deeper into the world of luxury mattresses, click here to explore our detailed guide. We’re committed to helping you sleep luxuriously and comfortably at Winston’s.
Shopping for a mattress? It’s essential to understand the various types available to ensure you select the one that best suits your needs. Let’s delve deeper into each mattress type to help you make an informed decision.
What is it?
Calico Pocket Spring mattresses are intricately designed with numerous individual springs. Each spring is encased in its fabric pocket, allowing them to move separately from one another. This design ensures that the mattress responds uniquely to different parts of the body, providing targeted support where needed.
What is it?
Natural mattresses are an epitome of luxury, crafted using organically sourced materials. These mattresses are filled with natural fibres such as wool, which regulates temperature, alpaca, known for its softness, bamboo, a hypoallergenic material and mohair, prized for its resilience and lustre.
What is it?
Double-sided pillow-top mattresses have the cushioning layer on both sides of the mattress. This design allows users to flip and rotate the mattress, extending its life and ensuring consistent comfort on both sides. Notably, Winstons specialises in these double-sided pillow-top mattresses, ensuring customers receive premium quality.
What is it?
Single-sided pillow-top mattresses have an additional cushioning layer on just one side of the mattress. This plush layer is sewn into the top, offering a soft and luxurious feel to that side only.
With this breakdown, you’re better equipped to understand the distinct advantages and considerations of both single-sided and double-sided pillow-top mattresses. Remember, your mattress is a long-term investment in your comfort and health, so choosing the right one is crucial.
What is it?
Open Spring mattresses, also known as Bonell spring mattresses, have a system of interconnected springs made from a singular wire. These mattresses often have a border wire to maintain shape and are typically machine-stitched.
What is it?
Memory foam, initially developed for NASA, is a viscoelastic material. It softens with heat, allowing it to mould to the body’s shape. Once the pressure is removed, it slowly regains its original form, giving it the ‘memory’ property.
What is it?
Latex mattresses are crafted from latex foam, a natural product derived from the sap of rubber trees. They are known for their resilience, durability and elasticity.
Wondering what you can expect when investing in a mattress at Winston’s Beds? Let’s break down our offerings based on price ranges and compare them with what’s generally available in the market.
£469.99 – £849.99
£799.99 – £1299.99
£1249.99 – £3799.99
£1899.99 – £4599.99
£3099.99 – £9799.99
£500 – £799.99
We trust it’s clear that with Winston’s Beds, you’re not just buying a mattress; you’re investing in unmatched value. We stand by the quality and luxury of our mattresses and we welcome any global challenge on their specifications.
Our belief? Sleep is vital to well-being. We’re committed to ensuring everyone has access to high-quality sleep. Hence, we’ve paired this mattress guide with our exceptional mattresses, striving to make luxury sleep accessible to all. Dive into the world of restful sleep with Winston’s. Explore our full luxury mattress range here.
Springs play a pivotal role in determining the comfort and durability of a mattress. However, there’s more to springs than meets the eye. To make an informed choice, it’s essential to differentiate between spring tension and mattress feel. At Winston’s, we’re here to guide you through this intricate process.
Pocket Springs at Winston’s
We champion pocket springs for their superior quality and longevity. Not only do they outlast open coil and foam beds, but they also excel in minimising motion transfer. This means if your partner moves during sleep, you won’t feel a thing.
What is Spring Tension?
Spring tension refers to the support of the springs inside the mattress. It’s determined by the thickness (or gauge) of the wire used to make the springs. The right spring tension is crucial as it provides the necessary support based on your weight and sleeping position and ensures the mattress contours to your body, offering optimal comfort.
Spring Tension, Wire Diameter (Gauge) & Suitable Weight Range
Weight Suitability: Up to 11 stone.
Weight Suitability: Suitable for individuals weighing up to 16 stone.
Weight Suitability: Designed for those weighing between 16 to 20 stone.
Extra Firm / Orthopaedic
Weight Suitability: Perfect for those weighing 20 stone and above.
In conclusion, understanding the intricacies of springs can significantly influence your mattress buying decision. By selecting the right spring tension, you ensure a comfortable and restful night’s sleep.
When diving into the world of mattresses, it’s essential to grasp the concept of ‘mattress feel’. But what exactly does that mean?
Defining Mattress Feel
The ‘feel’ of a mattress is determined by the fibres used within it and their arrangement. It’s about how the mattress responds to your body when you lie down, whether it feels plush, firm, or somewhere in between. The layering of fibres, their density and their quality play a crucial role in dictating this feel.
It’s vital to note that ‘mattress feel‘ and ‘spring tension‘ are two distinct aspects. While spring tension refers to the support level of the mattress based on the springs’ firmness, the ‘feel’ is more about the comfort and sensation you experience on the surface. At Winston’s, we clarify the feel of each mattress on every category and product page for your ease.
For instance, a mattress labelled as ‘soft feel’ will remain soft regardless of the spring tension you opt for. Choosing a firmer spring tension won’t transform a soft mattress into a firm one.
Medium Soft Feel
Medium Firm Feel
When choosing a mattress, understanding GSM (Grams per Square Metre) can greatly influence your decision.
In the simplest terms, GSM refers to the weight of the fillings in a mattress for every square metre. This measurement gives you an indication of the quality and quantity of the fillings used. Naturally, the higher the GSM, the denser and often more luxurious the mattress feels. Here’s why it’s crucial.
Value for Money
At Winston’s Beds, we believe in transparency. That’s why we display the GSM for each of our mattress models. We want you to be informed and confident in your choice.
Are you keen to make an informed mattress purchase? Begin by checking the GSM and ensure you’re investing in quality. Remember, choosing the right mattress isn’t just about comfort; it’s also about understanding what lies beneath the surface. Always ask for the GSM and you’ll be one step closer to a perfect night’s sleep.
Hand side stitching plays a pivotal role in the construction of a premium mattress. But what is it and why does it matter?
What is hand side stitching?
How is it done?
Why is deeper stitching better?
What about butterfly clipping?
Why choose Winston’s Beds?
Choosing the right mattress can be a daunting task, especially with the array of spring types and terminologies in the market. It’s essential to understand the significance of pocket spring count and how it impacts the quality and comfort of your mattress. Let’s delve into the details.
Spunbond Micro Springs
Spunbond micro springs are encased in a protective polyester cover, ensuring durability and longevity.
What are micro springs?
Micro springs are tiny, individual springs designed to provide targeted support and contouring. However, they are not known for any specific benefits but merely serve a particular purpose.
Cost of Production
Comfort or Support
Micro Springs vs Natural Fibres
Perception vs Reality
Spunbond Pocket Springs
These are conventional pocket springs with certain advantages, such as durability and consistent support. However, like all products, they have their downsides, though they are minimal.
Calico Pocket Springs
What are they?
When selecting a mattress, always prioritise comfort, support and quality over mere numbers. And if you’re unsure where to start, our team is here to help. Dive into our range of mattresses and find the perfect fit for you.
When it comes to selecting the perfect mattress, spring count plays a crucial role in determining the comfort and support levels. However, it’s essential to note that more isn’t always better. For a super king size mattress, the ideal pocket spring count lies between 1,500 and 3,000. Here’s why.
Venturing beyond 3,000 springs in a super king-size mattress might seem like a venture into luxury, promising unparalleled comfort and support. However, in reality, crossing this threshold often doesn’t bring the expected benefits. Let’s delve into the reasons why more than 3,000 springs might not be the optimal choice.
Density vs Comfort Trade-off
Increased Weight and Handling Difficulties
Breathability and Temperature Regulation
In essence, while a high spring count might sound impressive on paper, the real-world benefits of exceeding 3,000 springs in a mattress are limited. It’s vital to focus on the holistic composition of the mattress, ensuring a balanced integration of springs and natural fibres, to guarantee both comfort and durability.
From budget to luxury, there’s a variety of mattress fabrics available. Here’s a breakdown, starting from the most affordable to the premium choices.
Belgian Satin Damask
Why is this important?
The fabric of your mattress plays a significant role in the comfort, breathability and overall feel of your bed. Your choice can influence the quality of your sleep, so choose wisely.
Ready to make a decision? Dive into our collection and find the best mattress fabric tailored to your needs and budget. Remember, it’s not just about the price; it’s about the quality of your sleep. Choose wisely and sleep soundly.
Embarking on the journey to find the ideal mattress? We’ve got you covered! Dive into the essentials, from GSM to the art of hand stitching, empowering you to choose with clarity and confidence.
Spring Types & Counts
Assess the Springs
Unravel the Filling
Armed with this insight, you’re all set to navigate the digital mattress marketplace with ease. Remember, the right mattress is an investment in quality sleep, so choose judiciously.
Ready to embark on your mattress quest? Dive in, informed and assured and pave the way for restful nights ahead. Happy hunting!
Published: 30th October 2020 (Updated: 26th October 2023) |