One-sided or two-sided? Forget about the pros today we are talking about the Cons, Issues, and problems? Is a double-sided bed more reliable?
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Top Ten Problems With Two Sided Mattresses
- Cost more to buy: This is not necessarily true. The double-sided mattresses of today more often than not utilize today’s building materials. Substantially more foam and a lot less steel go into making the present-day mattress, which is but a fraction of the weight its predecessors used to be. Lift the mattress and see for yourself. If it turns out to be heavier you may of very well lucked out, as a rule of thumb the raw materials used in heavier mattresses will be better and longer-lasting.
- More expensive to build: Again manufacturers can skimp and use today’s building materials so do your homework and compare things like total mattress weight, steel coil design, gauge, number of coils, foam density and so forth. An educated shopper will see distinct differences between competing for two side mattress brands.
- Requires more maintenance: While many manufacturers say you never have to turn your mattress or flip it, our grandparents’ generation knew the best way to extend mattress life. There was nothing more important in mattress care than to turn, flip, and rotate it on a very regular basis.
- Mattress and furniture retailers don’t display them anymore: This is getting to be more true every day. Contact local retailers in advance, check out their websites, and finally, if you have a brand you are partial to contact the manufacturer directly to see if they have a dealer that either shows or has access to double-sided mattresses.
- Not as good of quality as one-sided bed: If everything were equal the steel coils, foam density, and resiliency, etc. Then I would without a doubt give the decisive edge to the two-sided versus the one-sided. The fact that a double-sided mattress has a second useable side and that even mattress wear can be maintained through regular turning over and flipping makes the old-style beds the hands-down winner.
- Manufacturers don’t make them anymore: Not true. While you may not find them on every street corner and with the brand names you have grown to trust and recognize, they are still being made. Tier two manufacturers that use comparable building materials and in some cases even superior building materials have begun to fill the two-sided mattress void.
- 2 sided mattresses will not last twice as long as 1 sided mattresses: People assume that today’s two-sided beds are built like beds of yesteryear and they are not. For the most part since today’s flippable mattresses are made with the same low-quality foams, fibers, and other upholstery at best a person can expect up to 7-9 years.
- Weight these mattresses are just too heavy: Newer 2 sided beds as mentioned earlier are just not built the same for the most part. I guess depending on how you look at it today’s 2 sided beds are for the most part much lighter making them easier to flip over.
- Sheets and bedding won’t fit thicker 2 sided mattresses: This just isn’t true, whether the mattress is one-sided or is double-sided retail stores sell sheets that fit today’s mattresses or they wouldn’t be selling sheets. It is important that you know mattress thickness in advance to assure a proper fitting sheet and mattress pad
- They don’t make the firmness I want in a two-sided mattress: Mattress manufacturers that build two-sided beds make them in a wide variety of firmness levels to suit even the choosiest shopper. Hard, medium, softs and everything in between. The downfall is that with few stores showing two-sided beds anymore particularly choosy people may find it hard to test rest the precise model in a store before buying it.