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The Top 3 Questions To Ask A Mattress Dealer

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What should you ask the sales associate at a mattress dealer? You're ready to invest in a new mattress. But you're not sure which one is the right choice. Before you start shopping, take a look at the top questions to ask a mattress store sales professional.

What Types of Mattresses Do You Sell?

There isn't one standard type of mattress. Along with size, mattresses vary by material type. According to the Sleep Foundation, the most common types of mattresses are foam, innerspring, hybrid, latex, and airbed types. As the name implies, foam mattresses are made entirely from a foam material. This option easily conforms to your body shape and can help to relieve pressure.

An innerspring mattress is also exactly what the name states. These mattresses have coiled innersprings for support. Even though that may sound painful, a layer (or a few layers) of padding or a pillow-top covers the metal coils. This can make the bed more, or less, soft—depending on the material that sits above the innersprings.

Hybrid mattresses combine foam and innerspring materials into one bed. 

While latex and inflatable airbeds are also popular picks, you are less likely to find these options in every mattress store. An airbed is a top choice for guest rooms or for people who want to frequently change the bed's firmness. 

To choose the best bed for your needs, ask a sales professional for guidance. The associate will need to know what you are looking for in a mattress. If you're not sure, try out a few options to get a better idea of size, firmness, and material alternatives. 

Do the Mattresses Come With Warranties?

Even though a high-quality bed should last for years, you still need a mattress that comes with a warranty. A warranty protects you from unexpected replacement costs related to material or product defects. While most warranties will cover out-of-pocket expenses for effective beds, they will not pay for wear and tear or damage that is unrelated to the manufacturing process. This means if you accidentally tear the surface of the mattress or stain it, you will need to pay for the repairs or replacement.

Do Box Springs Come With the Mattresses? 

A mattress is only one layer of your soon-to-be new bed system. You also need a box spring (or other similar product) to support the mattress. The mattress store may sell a complete set (mattress and box spring) or offer separate pieces that customers can combine. 

Before you buy a set or choose separates to stack together, ask the associate about split box spring options. If you have a shallow stairway, slim hallways, or sharp turns inside of your home, you may need a full-size or larger box spring that may not fit. A split option is exactly what the name implies. These box springs are split into two pieces. This makes the moving process easier—especially in small spaces. 

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