Mattress Care Advice | Guides Directory | AHF Furniture

In order for you to get many years of trouble-free service from your mattress, please follow these do’s and don’ts


  • Air your mattress regularly. This is especially important on first unwrapping as this will help any manufacturing aromas dissipate.
  • Turn and rotate your mattress regularly – rotate foot to head, as well as turn over.
  • Use a mattress protector; this will prolong the life of your mattress.


  • Bend or roll your mattress. Sprung mattresses are not designed to be bent; this may damage the springs and fillings and affect the overall strength and durability.
  • Use as a seat. The mattress is designed to distribute your weight evenly over the full sleeping surface. Sitting on the edge of the bed will distort the springs and cause the fillings to settle and your mattress to dip.
  • Stand or bounce on the bed. Do not allow children to use as a trampoline as this will cause damage.

You may find that your new bed feels strange when first used. This is perfectly normal and will be because you will be used to the fillings in your old bed. You will need to allow time for your body to adjust to your new bed and for the fillings to settle. It is important to note that the introduction of generous layers of upholstery and other fillings used in manufacturing processes today will cause you to notice indentations in your mattress. This is not a fault and is due to the fillings being compressed in the areas you are sleeping and moulding to your shape. This is perfectly normal, do not be alarmed.
Drawer options in the base provide useful storage and do not weaken the base in any way. The drawers are designed to hold bed linen, clothing and lightweight objects, excessive weight can damage the drawers and runners. 
If you purchase a mattress on its own, it is very important that it is placed on a suitable base. If you are placing the mattress on a divan base it should offer the mattress adequate support. If you are using a bed frame, the slats should be no more than 8cm apart, larger gaps can cause damage to the springs and dillings within the mattress. Using an unsuitable base can dramatically affect the performance of the mattress