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Mattress & bed sizes:

Small Single: 2'6" x 6'3" (75cm x 190cm)
Single: 3' x 6'3" (90cm x 190cm)
Small double: 4' x 6'3" (120cm x 190cm) also known as a 3/4 bed or mattress
Double: 4'6" x 6'3" (135cm x 190cm)
King: 5' x 6'6" (150cm x 200cm)
Super king: 6' x 6'6" (180cm x 200cm)

Choosing a bed

A bed is the most important piece of furniture you can buy. We spend roughly a third of our lives in bed, between six and eight hours each night. This is why we suggest you come in-store when you have plenty of time and no distractions as a bed can dramatically improve your health and wellbeing.

Choosing and buying a bed is an intensely personal choice. Finding the right combination of both the bed base and mattress will give the ultimate degree of support to suit your needs. Many people think that buying a new mattress will give them a brand new bed. However, it’s very important to check the condition and type of the existing base. If it is an old base the new mattress will follow its worn contours thus bringing no improvement. Different types of bases may also make the mattress feel different from the shop floor model. Check if your base has a solid base, sprung slats, or a sprung upholstered base. We can then make sure you try the mattress on a similar base in-store. The right bed is one that is comfortable and supportive. Different people find different beds comfortable so it is important to try a range of beds for comparison. If the bed is for two people, it is also important for both to try the beds. The larger the bed the larger the sleeping area each person has. Lack of space is one of the main reasons for poor sleep so bigger is always better.

Things to avoid when choosing your bed:
Prodding with your hand is no use, especially pocketed sprung mattresses that are designed to depress with your full body weight. Sitting on the edge of the bed will also give a false impression, particularly if the divan has a sprung base. The only proper way to test a bed is to lie on it – preferably both on your back and side for an extended period of time.

What's the Snug firmness rating?

Comfort is very subjective. There are lots of different "feels" so we recommend you try a few out and see which feels best. Here's a guide to our number snugness ratings:
1 - Soft/Gentle - Best for side sleepers - If you sleep on your side and like the feeling of being cocooned these may be your best option.
2 - Medium - Best for sleeping in several positions - If you change positions whilst you sleep from your side to your back or are a side sleeper who prefers a firmer feel.
3 - Medium/Firm - Best for back or side sleepers - If you change positions whilst you sleep from your side to your back.
4 - Firm - Best for back or front sleepers - If you prefer to sleep on your back or on your front you may prefer these mattresses which offer the right support.
5 - Extra Firm- Best for back sleepers - Our firmest level of support also sometimes referred to as an orthopaedic mattress offers very firm support.

How often should I turn my mattress?

Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions. However, unless you have purchased a 'No Turn' mattress we recommend that during the first six months of use, your mattress should be turned every two weeks and then monthly thereafter.

You should alternate between turning the mattress over and rotating it from top-to-tail to ensure even settlement. If your mattress has handles, use these to position it on the divan base. No turn mattresses should still be rotated on a monthly basis.

Dunlopillo mattresses do not need to be rotated or turned at all.

How often should you change your mattress?

It is recommended that you change your mattress every seven years. After this length of time, it will have been subjected to more than 20,000 hours of wear and tear. That's bound to have taken a toll! So, if you're wondering whether it's time to replace your mattress, the first thing you should consider is how long you've had it.

What does a mattress topper do?

A mattress topper is an extra layer of cushioning that goes over your mattress before you put your bed sheets on. They provide additional support and comfort, while also making your bed feel more luxurious and cosy.

Our mattress guarantees

All our mattresses carry a minimum warranty of 5 years

Our mattresses are designed to work to their optimum level when paired with one of our divan bases or one of our bedsteads. If a mattress is used on a base that is not compatible or a bedstead where the gaps between the slats are greater than 70 mm, it will not be protected under the terms of our guarantee

The guarantee does not apply to the settlement of fillings

We reserve the right to refuse to collect and/or dispose of any unsanitary mattress or divan base

If a mattress and base has been purchased then only the faulty element is covered – i.e. either the mattress or base

Please follow the care instructions supplied by the manufacturer, otherwise the guarantee maybe be invalid

Your guarantee is for domestic use only by you or your family. If there’s evidence of product abuse, misuse, animals have been allowed to sleep on the product, or other pet damage your guarantee will be void.

Mattress settlement explained

A mattress with generous layers of comfort fillings should be expected to demonstrate ‘body impressions’ and is an indication that the mattress is performing correctly. Similar to a good pair of leather shoes, a new mattress will ‘relax’ and take on the shape of the user. The extent to which the mattress will show signs of settlement depends on a number of factors such as the weight of the user, the amount of fillings, the type of fillings, the firmness of the mattress, whether the mattress is two-sided or single sided. Larger size mattresses such as super king size (180cm wide) and king size (150cm wide) will show signs of settlement more so than a smaller size mattress. This is because there is a wider area in the centre of the mattress that doesn’t get used and the fillings don’t become compacted. This ‘ridge in the middle’ accentuates the sleeping areas on either side of it where the fillings will have settled or compacted during the night. The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) provides guidelines that suggest the settlement of up to 4cm is acceptable for a mattress that is 5 years old. I addition settlement depth may be higher when the mattress has been recently used as the mattress will recover some height by the time it is to be next used.

In our experience settlement can be a cause for unnecessary concern. Whilst these body impressions can be quite noticeable, they are not necessarily a sign that the mattress support has failed. A mattress that has collapsed will be very evident. There will be a distinct lack of support, almost a sensation that you can feel right through to the bottom surface of the mattress.

We recommend prolonging your mattress's life and minimise the effects of settlement you follow the care instructions supplied by the manufacturer. This will include rotating the mattress 180 degrees on a no turn mattress and turning and rotating a traditional turn-able mattress on a regular basis.

One of the best mattresses that avoids settlement is a Dunlopillo mattress with a 100% pure latex core. Settlement issues are reduced as the pure latex core will only lose around 2% of its overall height during its lifetime. Their Mattresses and beds are guaranteed for 8 years. They require no turn and even no rotation of the mattress due to its resilience.

Memory Foam

Odour: Some residual foam odour will be apparent when your memory mattress is first unwrapped. This is quite normal and is not cause for concern. Please give the mattress time to air, leave unwrapped in a well ventilated room for several hours before making your bed up.

Softening: Slight softening of the foam over time is normal and should not be seen as a fault. If you have not had a memory foam mattress before please allow a couple of weeks to become used to the very different feel of a memory foam mattress and remember that indentations from body weight will recover during the day.

Discolouration: Yellowing of the foam is a natural occurrence and will not affect the performance of the mattress.

Heat Retention: The insulation properties of memory foam can cause a degree of heat retention. It should be remembered that the mattress will not produce heat itself and body heat is dissipated continuously. If you get hot during the night or are going through menopause a memory foam mattress may not be for you. Look at a natural filling mattress or a latex mattress.


It’s going to happen at some point, wine, tea or coffee will be spilt on your rug centrepiece. Grab a clean white cloth or paper towel and dab the spilt liquid. Do Not Rub, this will cause the spillage to spread. Simply wipe the stain to clean thoroughly then throw away the used wipe. The blotting action lifts the spillage. It is not like other products which sometimes mix the stain into the carpet fibres. You can dab with a carpet cleaner until the stain has been removed, pat excess moisture with a paper towel and allow it to dry. On stubborn stains, particularly dark stains on a light coloured rug, the cleaning process will need to be repeated. Please note: You should never use spot cleaner on a wool rug, this will “set” the stain, making it impossible to remove.

The materials below should always be kept away from fire. Please check the care instructions of your rug, to keep it looking new and protected from any damage.

Wool Rugs: Some loss or ‘balling’ of surface fibres is normal on new wool rugs and is not a defect. This should reduce with normal use and regular cleaning, with a hand brush. Do not vacuum. Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub).

Shaggy Rugs: Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads, please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove.

Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub). A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Latex is used in the making of this rug. To clean shake upside down, do not vacuum.

Polyester: Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads, please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub).

A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Latex is used in the making of this rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment.

Cotton Rugs: A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear.

Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub). Latex is used in the making of this rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment.

Jute / Natural Fibre Rug: Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub). A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment. Colours may vary due to natural fibres.

Acrylic Rugs: Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads please cut carefully loose threads with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub). A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Latex is used in the making of this rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment.

Nylon Rugs: Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads, please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub). A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Latex is used in the making of this rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment. Washable at 30°c Gentle Cycle. ALWAYS seek professional cleaning advice for stains.


Purchase the items you need without having to worry about the costs upfront. Interest Free credit is available on selected products provided by Klarna Bank AB on our website and Novuna instore. To qualify you need to spend:

Payment term: Minimum spend:
6 months -> £250
12 months -> £500
24 months -> £1250
36 months* -> £1875*
48 months* -> £3750*
*A 20% deposit is required for all options and the 36 & 48 month option is only available in store.

The example below is based on a typical finance purchase:

Payment term: 24 Months Cash price: £1500 Deposit: £300 Monthly Payment: £50

Who Can Apply for Finance?

- Applicant must be 18 years or over on application date
- In permanent UK Residence – minimum 3 years
- Not working through disability and in receipt of disability benefit
- Permanent employment working a minimum of 16 hours per week, retired, self employed, not working through disability and in receipt of benefits & the self-employed.


Terms and Conditions

To qualify you need to spend a minimum of £250 and a 20% deposit is required

For 3 years interest free credit there is a minimum spend of £1875 and a 20% deposit is required and for 4 years interest free credit there is a minimum spend of £3750 and a 20% deposit is required (both 3 year and 4 year finance is available in store only)

ID will be required for application (proof of address & proof of signature)

Credit is subject to application and status

Full terms and conditions available on application

You will need to visit one of our showrooms to apply

At Home Furnishings Outlet Ltd acts as credit broker/intermediary and not as a lender. At Home Furnishings Outlet Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit is provided by Klarna Bank AB on our website and Novuna instore. Klarna is authorised and regulated by the Swedish Financial Services Authority, with limited supervision by the Financial Conduct Authority and Novuna is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
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