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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: We have a Dunloppilo kingsize slatted bedbase, and have been happy with our firmrest mattress but this now needs to be replaced. Do we have the option of choosing a pocket spring mattress, or any other kind? Question from O'Shea

A:

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!

Putting a new mattress on a base for which it was not intended or putting a new mattress on an old base can impede comfort and reduce the useful life of the mattress.