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Buyers Guide

Mattress Types Explained Which Type of Bed Frame Should I Buy? Comfort Ratings Explained
What is a Non-Turn Mattress? Mattress Materials Explained Standard EU Mattress Sizes
Bed Frames

Bedsteads/Bed Frames

Available in a choice of different designs and materials bedsteads offer a very flexible choice. They range from solid wood to metal to fully upholstered and come in all standard sizes.


A Divan base is the most simple but most frequently brought type of base due to its simple design and also because the base usually incorporates some combination of storage drawers. There are two styles of Divan Base: Sprung Base, these have springs in the base which give a less firm surface on which to place the mattress. This type of base is recommended for people who prefer a much more forgiving surface on which to sleep. Platform Base, these have a simple board top and give a firmer surface on which to place a mattress.

Metal Bed Frames

From a variety of classic to contemporary designs, these bed frames come in all shapes, sizes and colours including brushed nickel and antique brass.

Mid/High Sleepers

Mid and high sleepers are just different sizes in height of beds for example a high sleeper is the equivalent of the top bunk of a bunk bed which comes with storage, play space or even a desk area for working underneath. The mid sleeper is in between the size of a high and a normal bed, this type of bed will also usually include some form of storage or play space underneath.

Solid Wood Bed Frames

These bed frames have a natural appearance. With knots, grains and slight variations in colour, no two pieces will look exactly the same - so you'll get something really unique.


This means the bedstead has been finished with leather, fabric, cloth or leather effect material to ensure added comfort and style.


Bed frame sizes are measured by the size of mattress that they fit. For example, a bed frame described as a 4ft 6 (double) bed frame will take a standard UK double mattress (please see below for standard Mattress sizes). Exact dimensions will vary from bed to bed, please check product information or call us if dimensions are not available on the website.


Mattress Types

Pocket Spring

Pocket spring mattresses are adaptations of the traditional open coil and continuous spring, Pocket spring mattresses are made by placing each spring in its own individual pouch/pocket; the spring is not joined to any part of the mattress. The pocket that supports the spring is then joined to other close spring pockets and this creates its own unique feel. By creating the mattress in this way, it allows the springs to move freely and independently, rather than sharing the pressure with surrounding springs. This effect allows for much more accurate outline and feel more comfortable overall.

Memory Foam

Memory foam is heat sensitive and can be added to the top layer of a sprung unit for additional support. It is an open cell construction which reacts to heat and weight. The more heat applied, the softer the material gets. This then allows the weight applied to subside more. Memory foam can be made at various densities to result in different tensions/firmnesses. The important design of the Memory foam mattresses is that it softens and moulds to your body shape. This allows for very accurate outline support and weight distribution.

Open Spring

Open spring mattresses are made by using a continuous piece of wire to create to springs, this can then have different gauges of wires for a wider variety of comfort/firmness. Open spring is designed in this way because the springs can be made quickly and efficiently to keep the cost lower for customers. Each open spring coil is then attached at the top and bottom, this gives a spring unit of one. The finishing of this works well due to each coil supporting each other giving a better firmness which will support any weight. This is the same for continuous springs and coil springs.


Hypoallergenic is simply material used in the mattresses that lower the causes of irritation dramatically unlike non-hypoallergenic mattresses do. Although these causes might be lowered there are still some causes of irritation but just reduced greatly. Hypoallergenic mattresses have various ways of being created, mostly by chemicals, but they also have a natural way as to latex and memory foam mattresses are hypoallergenic.


Latex responds to movement, so can help prevent a restless night's sleep and can be added to the top layer of a sprung unit for additional support. Latex is also perfect for use in mattresses due to being so soft, hypoallergenic and natural. It also moulds perfectly to your body shape.


A non-turn mattress does not need to be taken off the bed and turned upside down. It simply needs to be rotated from top to bottom, without having to remove it completely from the bed. This feature is most commonly found on pocket spung mattresses. Manufactures do this by adding a quilted or memory foam layer to one side of the mattress, this also makes it cheaper for customers to buy because it is only needed on one side.


Mattress Toppings

Micro Quilting

Mattresses with Micro Quilting have layers of fibres with a stitched patterned surface for comfort.

Deep Quilting

Mattresses with Deep Quilting offer deeper layers of quilting for increased comfort.

Cushion Top

Mattresses with a Cushion Top have an integrated layer of padded fibres for sumptuous cushioning and comfort.

Pillow Top

Mattresses with a Pillow Top offer an additional layer of padded fibres attached to the top of the mattress, for the ultimate in luxurious softness.


Tufted mattresses offer a firmer feel by tufting from the top through to the bottom layers of the mattress, to hold all the fibres in place.


A ground breaking new fibre with natural cooling properties and outstanding moisture management.


100% natural friendly bacteria for a drier healthier mattress.

Aloe Vera

With soothing therapeutic properties



For all our divan beds or mattresses, we have a indicated a 'comfort' rating.


This comfort rating is best for people who need maximum support for their body. This firmness also works gently on supporting your back and joints.


This comfort rating is best for people who sleep mainly on their front and back. This firmness will offer perfect support all though the night.

Medium Firm

This comfort rating is best for people who sleep either on the back or on their stomach, but also prefer a softer firmness.


This comfort rating is best for people who sleep in all kinds of positions and still get a great firmness and sleep.

Medium Gentle

This comfort rating is best for people who mainly sleep on their sides but prefer a slightly firmer feel. This firmness provides them with fantastic comfort all through the night.


This comfort rating is best for people who sleep on their sides, as this type of firmness lets your shoulders and hips sink in whilst supporting the rest of your body.


Size Guide

These are the standard European mattress sizes:


190cm x 90cm (6'3" x 3')

Small Double

190cm x 120cm (6'3" x 4')


190cm x 135cm (6'3" x 4'6')

King size

200cm x 150cm (6'6" x 5')

Super King size

200cm x 180cm (6'6" x 6')

All dimensions are Length x Width in Centimetres / Feet & Inches)

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