Bed and mattress care guide

Voted the UK's Bed Retailer of the Year by the National Bed Federation for two years running, Furniture Village knows a thing or two about beds. We offer a wide selection of divan beds, ottoman beds and metal, wood and upholstered bed frames - with every type of mattress from all the famous brands.
Whichever bed or mattress you choose, this care guide offers tips on how to keep them in top condition, so you'll be rewarded with a great night's sleep for many years to come.

How to care for your divan bed base

Invest in a new bed base

We usually advise our customers to invest in a new divan bed base or bed frame when buying a new mattress. Using an old divan base or bed frame can compromise the level of support your new mattress provides and cause premature mattress wear and tear.

From time to time you should also check that all screws for castors, feet, linking bars and the headboard are secure. This will help avoid putting extra strain on your bed base.

Avoid overloading of drawers

These divan base drawers have been designed to accommodate lightweight items only, such as pillows, bed linen and clothing.

Don't overload the drawers with items such as books, as excessive weight can result in damage to the runners and may cause drawers to jam.

We recommend a maximum weight of 20kg per standard drawer or 7kg per continental drawer.

If you have a bedstead or bed frame with slats, It's worth investing in a mattress pad to place over the wooden slats to reduce wear on your mattress cover.

How to care for your pillows

Plump pillows regularly to keep them soft and comfortable.

Change your pillows every three years or so - you will notice the difference.