FAQ | URATEX Philippines

November 13, 2013

Questions and Answers

  • Is it more practical to buy beds online?

Comparing to purchasing in a standard warehouse, buying beds online will provide you with more choices and will allow you to research further on your best candidates. Additionally, you’ll be able to receive more insight about the products through user reviews and customer comments.

  • What is the best way to care for my bed mattress?

The cleanliness and freshness of our bed mattress depends on several factors. First, choose high-quality 100% cotton bed sheets and protective sheets.  Opt for a mattress cover for additional protection.

  • How often should I change my bed sheets?

There’s no magic number on how often you should change your bed sheets. But one thing’s for sure: a dirty sheet is a bacteria minefield. Generally speaking, however, we should all change our bed sheets at least once a week.

  • How can I extend the life of my mattress?

One immediate way to get the most out of your mattress is to invest in a memory topper. Other long term ways to maximize your mattress is by rotating it once in a while and by changing the bed sheets as often as necessary.

  • How can I keep my bed mattress clean?

Protect your bed mattress from dust and bacteria by (1) making use of mattress covers, (2) vacuuming your mattress every once in a while, (3) maintaining clean pillows, and (4) optimizing your room’s temperature.

  • Which is better? Foam or Waterbeds?

Tough waterbeds provide better support and easier to keep clean, foam is the overall winner in terms of price, mobility, longevity, and comfort.

  • Which is better? Foam or Airbeds?

These two bed types are closely matched; airbeds wins the Support and Mobility category while foam dominates in terms of Comfort and Price. However, when you consider the importance of the individual categories, we can conclude that foam is the better bed.

  • What are the benefits of Futon Mattresses?

Because Futon Mattresses eliminate the need for bed frames, they are, above all, space-saving wonders. And because futons are significantly smaller than your typical bed mattress, they are also more affordable. Cool, right?

  • How can I determine the best mattress for my bedroom?

To acknowledge your body’s needs and highlight your aesthetic taste is to find out the best mattress type for your room. For instance, if Comfort is your goal, then a Latex Bed is best for you. But if you are suffering from back pains, then you should go for an Orthocare Mattress.

  • What is the most ideal mattress size for me?

There is no such a thing as a One-Size-Fits-All Mattress, and if you want to determine the right size for you and the rest of your family, you have to be aware of the specific mattress sizes, with Twin being the smallest and California King being the largest.

  • What are the types of pillows?

Pillows are one of the most essential factors for a comfortable sleep. While one pillow should be enough to provide a refreshing sleep, some people prefer to have several of the pillow types, which include head pillows, body pillows, senso memory pillows, and contour pillows.

  • How durable are mattresses?

Mattress Durability will always depend on mattress type. Assuming that they are properly maintained properly, innerspring mattresses lasts about seven years while foam and rubber mattresses can last for over a decade.

  • What factors should I consider when buying pillows?

Deciding on what pillow to buy matters as it will be the one aiding your sleep 6 to 8 hours every night. In accordance to your budget, you should consider the pillow’s size, filling, and cover along with your preferred sleeping position.

  • What is the best mattress combination?

A marriage between memory foam and innerspring is the best mattress combination out there. The softness of foam and the support that innerspring provides will result to maximum comfort.

  • What are Hypoallergenic Mattresses for?

Believe it or not, within your bed, blankets, sheets, and pillows are hundreds and thousands of dust mites. Hypoallergenic Mattresses dramatically decreases the chances of allergic reactions for its fabric is tightly sealed, preventing dust mites to enter it.

  • How can I save space with my bed mattress?

If you live alone and want to save space in your bedroom/studio, simply opt for a twin-sized bed. If you have children, consider getting them a bunk bed instead of two separate beds. A sofa bed is also a great space-saver in any type of situation.

  • Why should I invest in quality bed mattresses?

For starters, purchasing high-end mattresses will actually save you money in the long run because cheaper mattresses wear down more easily, forcing you to make replacements more often. Another point is that superior mattresses will take better care of your health, which you will surely appreciate when you’re old enough to have grandkids.

  • How can I choose the best possible mattress for me?

Research for the type of mattress that will best suit your lifestyle, health, and budget. Remember, choosing the right mattress will always be more than the appropriate size and your preferred color.

  • How often should I change my bed pillows?

A good pillow of any type should provide you proper neck support, spine adjustment and a good night’s sleep. It’s logical to say that it’s time to change your bed pillows when it reaches an age where it’s too old to provide those essential benefits.

  • What are the types of pillows?

There are many much more pillow types than the ones purposefully made for beds. Such examples are decorative pillows, orthopedic pillows, couch pillows, etc.

  • How often should I change my blankets?

Generally, blankets and other bed linens should be changed weekly. This is to minimize intruders such as dust mites in your bed, which live off eating dead skin cells that fall out of our bodies.

  • Which is better? Foam or Innerspring?

In terms of the three most important mattress qualities, which are support, comfort, and durability, foam is the superior mattress. No question about that.

  • What is the most ideal bed for the elderly?

For the elders and the differently abled people, comfort is a necessity, at the very least. With their condition and/or age, receiving a good sleep is a need. And the very best mattress type for seniors are memory foam and breathable mattresses.

  • What are the benefits of sleeper sofas?

Aside from its obvious space-saving features, sleeper sofas are mobile, versatile, and cost-effective. Such furniture is most beneficial for those who live in studio type apartments.

  • How can I get rid of / prevent bed bugs?

Because they hate sunlight, bed bugs do their “hunting” and feeding at night, in a span of only 5 to 10 minutes. So use the daytime to your advantage. Check your bedding and mattress for dark stains and peculiar sweet, damp scents. Once you’ve found those mini-monsters, do the necessary vacuuming and washing.

  • Are snoring mouthpieces safe / effective?

According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, snoring mouthpieces are known to be both safe and effective. Studies in Switzerland and UK showed successful rates in its attempts to treat this troublesome ailment.

  • What type of bedding is best for asthmatics?

Researchers from the Otago University said that feather pillows or eiderdown duvets are more beneficial for asthmatics rather than a synthetic one. Man-made fillings for beddings are also safer because these can be washed regularly at a high temperature.

  • How do I know if it’s time to buy a new mattress?

Bed mattresses may not have expiration dates written when we first bought them, but certainly, they don’t last for eternity. If your mattress has stiffened up or has started to cause you back pains, then consider buying a new one for a satisfactory sleep.

  • What type of mattresses are environment-friendly?

Eco-friendly bed mattresses are now being considered by consumers. Not only do they provide comfort, but they also have some health benefits. Such mattresses are those that are made of natural latex, organic wool, and organic cotton.

  • How can I apply feng shui for my bed mattress?

The feng shui energy of mattresses greatly depends on its components, so if you want to have an optimal energy flow, then the most recommended type of mattress is the foam mattress. Other mattress types that are qualified in this category are spring mattresses and the waterbed mattresses.

  • How can I remove stains from my mattress?

Even if the excellent mattress you own is protected and covered by bed sheets, spills and dirt will sometimes reach the mattress’ surface. To remove unwanted bed stains, you have to vacuum the mattress, spray and rub it with soapy water, air dry it, and iron it with quick strokes.

  • Which is better? Japanese Futon or Memory Foam?

A large number of people are now using 2 types of beds in their homes: the Japanese Futon and Memory Foam Mattress. One of course, is Asian, and the other one is Western-made. Both beds offer comfort and are largely beneficial in their own way. It just depends on the specific needs of each buyer.

  • How can I cope with allergic reactions caused by my mattress?

Most allergies are due to inhalation of dust and, in the context of bed mattresses, dust mites. To minimize the potential for allergic reactions, frequently clean and vacuum your mattress and/or buy a hypoallergenic mattress.

  • Which is better? Air Beds or Memory Foams?

Different factors are considered when buying such mattresses – price, durability, and comfort – just to name a few. Conventional mattresses involve problems regarding pressure points exerted on the back. Air Beds are easier to clean while Memory Foam is the winner in terms of comfort.

  • Which is better? Wooden Frame or Steel Frame?

Bed frames, or bedsteads, are precisely made to hold and support bed mattresses. Its complete package is composed of a head, foot, and side railings. In general steel frames have more value in aesthetics while wooden frames prove to be the more durable.

  • What is the best way to keep my mattress clean and durable?

The simplest and most effective ways to maintain a mattress and extend its life is to flip it every six months, rotate it occasionally, vacuum it regularly, and avoid jumping on it and getting it wet.

  • Which is better? Latex Mattresses or Memory Foams?

Latex mattresses are best for people who are prone to allergies while memory foams are most ideal for those who suffer from back pains. Overall, our choice of mattress type should be primarily depend on what will benefit our health and sleep the most.

  • What is the proper way to clean a mattress soaked in floodwater?

Mattresses are usually made from foams that easily absorb liquid. So, a mattress constructed with such foam that becomes soaked in flood is quite a problem. If this happened, go to the nearest foam/mattress repair store. However, if you want to clean it yourself, then you only to follow a few simple steps.

  • Which are better? Spring Mattresses or Foam Mattresses?

Both in terms of comfort and support, the foam mattress is surely the winner. Unlike spring mattresses, foam keeps your spine aligned, your neck in place, and your muscles relaxed.

  • What exercises can I do on my bed?

Use those plastic bottles as dumbbells by filling them with water. Lie down on your bed, level your elbows with your shoulders and raise your arms in the air. This is just one of several exercises you can do on the comfort of your own mattress.

  • How can I remove pet stains from my mattress?

Coat the entire affected area with an enzyme-based cleaner. Then, make a solution of baking soda with water or a 50% vinegar solution and apply it to the stain. This will break down the stain in the molecular level.

  • How can I remove bed stains from my mattress?

Get about 2 teaspoons of liquid or powder detergent of any kind (dish washing or laundry) and mix it with 2 cups of cold, refrigerated water. With an old toothbrush soaked in the solution, brush the affected area thoroughly until the stain lightens or disappears.

  • What can I do to better organize my bedroom?

Before you start stacking your things on your beloved bed mattress, consider your closets and shelves first. Are you maximizing their available spaces? Sometimes, people do not realize that they are actually wasting a lot of storage space simply by not arranging their stuff properly.

  • What is the best way to dispose of my old mattress?

One smart way to dispose your old mattress is to ask your local junk shop to tear it down to pieces and retrieve whatever usable material is still inside it. And voilà! You can still get some of your money back.

  • What are the qualities of a great bed mattress?

A superior bed mattress is one that possesses the following essential qualities: comfortable, durable, lightweight, and user-friendly.