If you wake up each morning feeling as though you have hardly had a wink of sleep, it may be that your bed needs to be replaced. Over the years a bed will eventually lose its original comfort and support. According to the Furniture Industry Research Association the characteristics of a bed can deteriorate by 79% over 10 years. When you make the decision to replace your old bed, you might consider selecting from a range of King size or a Super king size beds.
The purchase of a King size bed should be considered carefully. Time should be taken to ensure that the new bed meets with your long term requirements. Selecting King size or Super king sized beds may appear to be a complex process, especially with all the various choices that are available. However, taking your requirements into consideration may help to narrow your search for the right bed. Do also consider that in different countries king-size beds have different dimensions. Expats love the step up from the double size bed, but you must consider that the UK king-size is smaller than the continental which we term super King. To add more confusion the continental king is also referred to as the continental double.
We strongly recommend that you contact us to discuss your King size requirements. We will provide you with the best possible consultation whether this be in person or over the telephone and regardless where ever you are in the world.
We have put together some information that we hope will help you in your search for a King size bed, but as a general guide always by the biggest bed that you can afford to fit within your bedroom.
The Mattress: The mattress you select is extremely important for providing a good night’s sleep. The type of mattress is of course down to the individual. Some people like soft mattresses while others prefer a firm mattress. They come in a variety of styles and fillings. Here are some things to consider when making your selection for a King size mattress:
- Firmness: This is usually an individual preference, some people may like a soft mattress while others may prefer medium or firm mattresses.
- Support: A mattress should provide adequate support for your body regardless of the position you sleep in.
- Comfort: Enjoying a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed is paramount for your health and well-being. A mattress may be of the correct firmness and support but it won’t be much good if you are not comfortable.
Mattress Covers: Mattress covers are also known as ‘ticking’ and they can often have elaborate designs. The looks of mattress ticking comes secondary to its quality. It should be made from the highest quality ticking that is strong and durable to prevent rips and tears appearing. Two basic finishes to mattress ticking are:
- Quilting: This type of finishing consists of fabric that is attached to the surface fillings. This manufacturing method that provides a flat and relatively smooth sleeping surface.
- Tufting: Tufting finishes involve the threading of tape through the surface of the mattress. Each tape is secured to the side of the bed with washers.
Spring Mattresses: Spring mattresses allow the distribution of weight. This can be altered by changing the thickness, height and quantity of springs. This gives the user extra support in particular areas of the body. Due to the large surface area of a Kingsize bed it is ideal for this type of zoned tension. Advanced mattresses can have more than one tension level. Here are 3 general categories for spring interiors:
- Pocket Spring: A pocket spring consists of softer, smaller springs which are placed inside individual pockets. Each spring works independently this helps when a bed is shared, it protects one person from the movement of another. This type of mattress offers a superior level of support.
- Open Coil: Open coil springs are connected to each other in rows. A choice of tension levels can be selected with this type of spring mattress.
- Continuous Spring: This type of spring consists of a one length of wire shaped into several inter-connecting springs. A higher level of responsiveness can be gained from these mattresses.
Spring Mattress Filling: There is a variety of fillings to choose from for spring mattresses. Some examples are: wool, cotton, coir fibre, foam and hair. The choice is obviously an individual preference.
Non-Spring Mattresses: Non-spring mattresses are available with a variety of fillings such as, foam or water.
We hope that you have enjoyed this information and that it has been helpful to you. If you would like further information our team of expert consultants will be pleased to hear from you.