Best double mattress

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Hi all,

I am looking to get a new double mattress and possibly a new double bed as well.

The frame can be anything, cheap as you like, (As long as it won't fall apart!) but I have heard it is best not to buy a cheap mattress, and that good ones can last 10 years or more.

It will have to be a double, as we have all our sheets and bedding in that size and not very MSE to go buying new sets when we have perfectly good ones!

We have a bed at the moment but the frame is falling apart and the mattress is sagging and uncomfortable. We bought the bed second hand when we moved in together and have been regretting it ever since!

Neither me or DF have never bought a mattress before so wanted a bit of advice - my mum is saying avoid places like ikea and argos, and go to a proper bed shop like Dreams or Bensons.

What kind of budget would you think I could get a decent mattress and/or bed frame for, and where would you recommend we look?

I'm not too keen on memory foam by the way and a water bed is out of the question!
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  • thebaldwindowfitter
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    get a memory foam mattress you wont regret it even bought my daughter one from ikea which ive tried and its superb
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  • exprog
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    foreversomeday:

    Your mother is correct. It does all depend on what you want but if you want a firm mattress I would suggest you look at 'Rest Assured' (- you can google them). They are not cheap. I bought one around 1998. Sit on it and it barely depresses at all. It's still as good as new.
  • ginvzt
    ginvzt Posts: 4,878 Forumite
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    We got a spring/memeory foam combination - we love it! The best hing to do is go in the bed store and lay down on every single one -the only way to know which one is the best for you. Then - go home, switch on computer and buy it online.

    We bought our bed an the mattress (after trying it in store) online. We saved about £150 on the mattress alon and we couldn't find the bed as we wanted in stores (well, bit £1000 we couldm but that was too much). We both from mattress man - they were brilliant. We had one of the slats broken and they just sent a new one from manufacturer. They were recommended from MSE!
    Spring into Spring 2015 - 0.7/12lb
  • Tim_Deegan
    Tim_Deegan Posts: 6,027 Forumite
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    Don't go too cheap on the bed frame, as some can actually damage the mattress.

    A divan base will give you the best choice of mattresses to go on it.

    Don't listen to anything they tell you in the high street stores. The bed industry is full of sales gimmicks and reps who are only interested in commision.

    Obviously you can go into a bed store and try out a few mattresses to see what type is most suitable. However don't get stuck on brand names, as there are many not so well known brands who are just as good as (or in many cases better) than the well known brands.

    exprog, you are very lucky for that brand to last as long as it has.
  • sarahnewcastle123
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    I can wholeheartedly recommend the Sleepeezee pocket spring & memory foam combination mattress. I bought a double on eBay for £230, which is fairly expensive but in my honest opinion worth every penny!
  • Tim_Deegan
    Tim_Deegan Posts: 6,027 Forumite
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    I can wholeheartedly recommend the Sleepeezee pocket spring & memory foam combination mattress. I bought a double on eBay for £230, which is fairly expensive but in my honest opinion worth every penny!


    £230 for pocket sprung/memory foam.......do you have the link??
  • lisagotchi
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    I'm also looking for a pocket spring & memory foam mattress and found these two online. The Flexcell has some good reviews, but I can't find out much about Rest Assured, although I understand they're a good make can anyone shed some light on whether either of these are worth considering?

    Flexcell: http://www.memorymattress2go.co.uk/order/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=8

    Rest Assured Affinity: http://www.mattressnextday.co.uk/mattress/423/-Rest-Assured-Affinity/

    Lisa
  • sarahnewcastle123
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    Tim_Deegan wrote: »
    £230 for pocket sprung/memory foam.......do you have the link??

    Hi there. I bought the item on eBay, the seller's name is byfleetbeds.

    We tried the bed in the shop first - I think it's RRP in the shop was around £399. We left to think it over and my hubby then found the bed on eBay for that price...£229 so we snapped it up!
  • Tim_Deegan
    Tim_Deegan Posts: 6,027 Forumite
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    Hi there. I bought the item on eBay, the seller's name is byfleetbeds.

    We tried the bed in the shop first - I think it's RRP in the shop was around £399. We left to think it over and my hubby then found the bed on eBay for that price...£229 so we snapped it up!

    Do you have the item number on ebay, or the mattress model?
  • sarahnewcastle123
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    It is a Sleepeezee Divine - just been to check in the bedroom :) £229 delivered from eBay.
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