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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: I have a Sprung-Edge kingsize divan base. Please can you advise me, which 1400 pocket spring mattress would be suitable to put on this base, with a medium to firm feel, possibly without latex or memory foam. Question from Denz

A:

Comfort is very subjective and there are no UK standards of firmness, so it is very difficult to recommend the combination that will give you the right feel.

We would suggest that the 1400 Pocket Classic would have a medium feel on a sprung base, while the 1400 Ortho would be firmer.

The mattress is the heart of your bed and the part of the purchase you should spend most time and money on. The secret of having a good night’s sleep is the mattress and bed base you choose. Always remember that a ‘bed’ is a mattress and a base working together, you should not consider them in isolation and should ideally always try them together.  We always recommend you buy them together because the two are designed and manufactured to compliment one another in terms of support.  Your mattress may show visible signs of wear and tear but the base will have had equal pressure and strain – it just doesn’t show quite so clearly.  Another point to watch is making sure the dimensions of any base and mattress separately sourced are compatible; two kings might not be quite the same size!