Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


There are many simple questions which you may have before buying any bedding, beds and mattresses and here we will attempt to cover the more frequently asked questions.

Can I wash my duvet cover?

The vast majority of duvet covers today are machine washable and will hold their colour. However, you need to read the particular instructions for each individual duvet cover.

Can I wash my duvet?

Times have changed over the last few years and many duvets are now machine washable although again you will need to revert to the individual duvet instructions.

What is a tog rating?

The tog rating system allows individual duvets to be ranked on their ability to withhold heat. In simple terms, the higher the tog rating the more heat the duvet is able to retain and the lower the tog rating the “cooler” the duvet. Hence the reason why low tog rated duvets are more popular in the summer and high tog rated duvets are more popular in the winter.

Do I need to rotate my mattress?

There is no doubt that rotating your mattress on a regular basis will increase the life of your mattress by reducing sagging and indentations.

How often should I rotate my mattress?

While there is no hard and fast rule regarding rotating your mattress, many people believe that it should be rotated at least once a month. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people in the UK do not rotate on this kind of regular basis, thereby reducing the life of their mattress.

How long will a mattress last?

Again, there is no hard and fast rule regarding how long a mattress will last you but the general opinion seems to be somewhere between eight and 10 years if the mattress is looked after and maintained correctly.

Will a new mattress help my back ache?

There is no doubt that an old and sagging mattress will do nothing for anyone with backache therefore there is every chance that a new mattress, assuming it is right for you, will help you physically.

How will a memory foam mattresses improve my sleep?

Memory foam mattresses are proving more and more popular in the UK because they offer extra support to your back, neck and legs which can be the difference between a good night sleep and yet another restless night for some people.

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