Is there any sort of life expectancy for mattresses?
Yea, I know that it depends on manufacture quality, user care or
abuse, weight of user, bed frame, and more. But is there any sort of
expected life span for the average mattress?
I'm asking because I am presently replacing one that is about 35 years
old. It should have been replaced a year ago, because the fabric
coating was worn thru and the foam beneath it was shedding. But now a
spring is coming thru, so it's time to replace it without delay.
Anyhow, I think 35 years is a good life for a mattress. I doubt a new
one will last that long though.... Like everything these days, things
are made cheap and dont last long.
On Sat 04 Nov 2017 01:13:26a, Jerome Tews told us...
Consider that there are numerous types of mattresses and they all
have pros and cons. Thre memory foam, latex, air, memory foam
hybrid, latex hybrid, water, futons, and last of all, innerspring.
One's personal preference is your best guide to the type of mattress.
In most cases, within a type, it's probably best to buy one at or
near he top of their line. Each type feels different and that's a
major factor in making your choice.
Personally, I prefer having a top of the line innerspring mattress
with a matching innerspring foundation. For me it's the most
comfortable (having tried several different types), and I expect that
the lifespan will be about ten years.
Since your present mattress is "ancient", it would be a good idea to
shop around and try different types (that didn't even exist when you
bought your current mattress) before making any decision. Most
people will swear that their mattress is the best one for them.
~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~
Most should be replaced by 20 years or so.
What to buy is personal preference, but don't cheap out if you want
comfort. We bought memory foam and a bed frame the can be adjusted. If
you read in bed or watch TV, it can be as comfortable as sitting in a
If you get 5 years out of the new crop I would be surprised. I was heavy so
a top of the line would last 2 years max.
Now one of the rules is you can't sit on the side! How does one get in & out
of bed? A trapeze?
They are like everything else-a commodity item. You are forced to buy the
top tier because they are marginal but the lesser tiers are junk. the
warranties are useless. I think I have gone through all major brands.
If someone on here could recommend a truly good one I would be forever
Mine is 27 years old. Looks new, but one edge is sagging. Where I sit to get dressed.
It cost about $350 for the mattress/box spring. Full size (aka "double".)
Probably not as firm as when new, but still uniformly comfortable.
Bought it a no-frills mattress store on Milwaukee Ave in Chicago.
It's a brand I never heard of.
You should be able to get a similar one today for about the same price.
A guy I used to work for had a wife that worked in hotel/motel supply
. We got a top of the line brand name hotel quality mattress/BS for a
great price , about 7 years ago now . Has labels to remind us to flip
it over every 3 months , and we do . I expect it will outlast me .
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