Different Types of Mattresses
When you look for a new mattress, the options are extremely varied, both in type and price. Each type of mattress has its own particular characteristics, benefits, price range and drawbacks. Once you have made a decision and purchased your new mattress, it’s important to maintain it and have your mattress cleaned properly to ensure it has a long life, for appearance, hygiene and a dust mite free mattress. For more information about different types of mattress cleaning available visit www.silentmites.co.uk
In this blog, we will provide an overview of the different types of mattresses and which mattresses are the best for cleaning.
Sprung mattresses are the most common type of mattress and consist of a network of steel coils inside the mattress to provide support. They are available in a range of prices from economy to high cost luxury ones. Beware of buying too cheap though, as often the cheaper mattresses are less likely to last a long time and you could find yourself having to buy another mattress quicker than you expected. Generally the higher end mattresses will come with a good long guarantee, making them a wise purchase, as you can expect many years of use for them. However, cleaning of a lot of these brands, especially the higher end ones, is difficult and they are prone to sweat stains appearing due to the wool and natural fillings used. Avoid trying to spot clean mattresses that use a natural filling as you could just make the stain bigger.
Instead, contact a professional mattress cleaning company who will be able to advise you how well the stains will come out of the mattress and what to expect. Even though the stains may not come out of some of these, if there has been an accident on the mattress like wee, at least it can be cleaned to make the mattress hygienic and the mattress can be deoderised and sanitised. Have a look at how we clean a mattress for stains here: https://www.silentmites.co.uk/removing-stains-from-a-mattress/ To avoid sweat stains we would recommend using a good mattress protector or even a mattress topper.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses are a newer type of mattress. There is quite a wide range to choose from and they are very popular. They conform to the shape of your body and are good for their pressure-relieving properties. They are also great at isolating movement, making them an consideration especially for couples. They are easy to clean with the cover on, and most stains should come out quite well. If in doubt or you have a problem check out our service https://www.silentmites.co.uk/removing-stains-from-a-mattress/
Latex mattresses are much less popular and are made from natural or synthetic materials and are known for their durability and pressure relief. They are hypoallergenic, making them great for people with allergies to dust mites. You can try to clean stains off but we have found that most often the stains don’t come out once they have set.
Hybrid mattresses combine innerspring, memory foam, and/or latex. They offer the benefits of multiple types of mattresses, such as support, comfort, and motion isolation. The best way to clean a hybrid mattress will depend on the materials used in its construction. Follow the cleaning guidelines for each material or call a professional mattress cleaning company again.
Ikea Sprung Mattresses
One of the best mattresses for cleaning that we have come across is the mattresses sold by Ikea. They have plenty of stores nationwide and they are priced well as you would expect from this Swedish megastore. They come with a 10 year guarantee, subject to terms and condition and you can even trial them for 90 days to make sure you are happy with your purchase. They are reported to also be comfortable and have a good shelf life. They often use a white material on the top of the mattress with a stop layer of foam, making the mattress easy to vacuum and most important of all, most stains on the mattress will come out very well. If in any doubt though always seek the help of a professional like ourselves at www.silentmites.co.uk
If you decide to try and clean a mattress yourself here are a few tips. If you are going to vacuum a mattress to remove dust mites make sure you use one with a HEPA otherwise any dust mites and allergens will be able to escape out of the vacuum and any good work you have done will all be for nothing. The machine we use is a specialised piece of equipment that doesn’t just reply on suction, it generates an amazing amount of vibration to shake the dust mites and allergens loose that are deep inside your mattress. It also has a high intensity UV-c light to kill germs and dust mites and we also use an organic spray to neutralise dust mite allergens. Never steam you mattress though, as this will increase the humidity and as dust mites thrive in a humid environment, you will only make the mattress a better place for the dust mites to thrive.
For more information about our dust mite removal treatment on mattresses and on the bedding, sofa and carpets, check out our dust mite and allergen removal services.
To remove mattress stains don’t use bleach or harsh chemicals and don’t use the first product you find under the kitchen sink like washing up liquid, use a proper fabric cleaner and allow it to dry after – the warmer the room the quicker it will dry. Baking soda is a good product to try if there has been an accident, allow it to soak up any damp patch and then vacuum if off thoroughly afterwards. If in doubt, speak to a professional mattress cleaning company.
Here’s a brief list of mattresses that are good to clean
Good Mattresses to Clean for Stains
- Silentnight Pocket Memory