Since its first production in the 1880's, innerspring mattresses have only boomed in popularity and seem to not be going anywhere anytime soon. The support coils along with potential layers of memory foam and latex make for the ideal bed for many people. Of course, the materials and designs have improved with time but remain to be a favorite. This is because the springy coils that make up the majority of the mattress not only provide ample support and durability but also allow air to circulate better for a cooler sleep.
When it comes to innerspring mattresses specifically, care is important because they can last a very long time if taken care of properly. When it comes to your facility, innerspring mattresses are one of the more affordable options on the market and are widely available. You will save money in the long run and comfort won’t be compromised. To take proper care, here are 3 tips to care for your innerspring mattresses to prolong their life.
Tip 1 - Rotate the Mattress
From the beginning, innerspring mattresses are known for their breathability. The coils that make up the core of the mattress allow for air to pass through and will provide any sleeper a cooler, more comfortable night's sleep. With that being said, flipping and rotating your innerspring mattress is a must to allow the coils to rest. When you rotate the mattress, you are wearing the mattress down evenly so the weight is distributed. This practice will help with the inevitable wear and tear that comes with someone sleeping on the same side of the mattress every night. Doing this every 3-6 months is ideal, especially with guests coming and going, and will ensure the best sleep experience.
When it's time, you can simply rotate the mattress from head to foot. This helps with preventing the permanent indentations in the mattress that come with sleeping. If the innerspring mattress is designed with both sides as a comfort side, you can also flip the mattress completely over. This will mainly help the coils wear evenly and are simple to do. Compared to other mattresses, this flip and rotation routine will be easy on your staff and help maintain a longer mattress life.
Tip 2 - Use Proper Support
Mattresses with springs need proper support to aid the coils in carrying the weight of a variety of sleepers. A solid foundation will provide even weight distribution and keep the mattress from getting damaged. Whether you decide to use a box spring or slatted, solid bed frames, the foundation is crucial for your mattresses to remain healthy and support all sleepers.
Having a sturdy foundation, whichever you choose is crucial in preventing sagging. With an innerspring mattress, you absolutely need support, or the coils will stress over handling the weight and will sag much quicker than normal. Picking a proper base for the beds isn’t only good for supporting the mattress, in fact, a proper base for your innerspring mattress adds height to your bed keeping it further from the floor, away from the dirt, and cleaner overall.
Tip 3 - Keep it Dry and Clean
While you are flipping and rotating, it is a perfect time to clean and freshen up your mattress. Since these mattresses have less material than most, they are less likely to develop odors. This is beneficial for your facility since there is such high traffic on your mattresses. They come with simple construction which makes it overall easier to clean and will not wear as quickly compared to other mattresses on the market. No matter what environment your mattresses are in, dust and dirt can build up over time. While you may think it is weird to vacuum a bed, doing this can help tremendously by keeping those unwanted germs out. When vacuuming you are also cleaning without using a liquid cleaner on the bed.
If you try and use a liquid cleaner, moisture can create a breeding ground for mold therefore cleaning the mattresses with the least amount of liquids is more beneficial. If your mattresses are starting to have an odor, try baking soda. Let the baking soda sit for a few minutes and then vacuum it up! Good and fresh as new.
Innerspring mattresses provide maximum support and comfort which will last your facility a long time if properly cared for. Whether you're considering the innerspring design for your camp, shelter, or facility, these mattresses are perfect for single sleeper beds and will give you the easiest clean. When combining rotating, a solid support base, and routine cleaning, you will get a mattress that supports the night’s sleep and outlasts many other mattresses. Traditional in style, the innerspring mattress still offers great luxuries, and taking good care of them will keep them healthier longer.