Congratulations! You’ve decided to make the change from spring to foam mattress. With four layers of premium foam, meticulously designed to ensure optimum comfort and support, you’ll want to spend every sleeping (and waking) minute on your Meelu. Luckily, with the correct care, you’ve got fifteen years or more worth of minutes ahead of you to experience the joy of incredible sleep. So, how should you care for your Meelu to keep it in pristine condition for years to come? Simple. Follow our foam mattress care guidelines below.
5 ways to care for your foam mattress
Invest in a good base
One of the best things about choosing a foam mattress, a Meelu in particular, is that you aren’t limited to traditional bed frames. In fact, you can use almost any bed base, motion beds included, with your Meelu – as long as it provides firm support. If you opt for a slatted base, make sure the slats are at least ten to fifteen centimetres wide and not more than five centimetres apart. You don’t want the gaps to cause any unnecessary wear and tear.
Don’t flip or rotate your Meelu
With Meelu, flipping is a thing of the past. There’s no need for regular rotations either. To maximise your comfort, we’ve designed our pure foam mattress to never need turning or flipping. Once you’ve placed it on your bed base, that’s it – that’s all you need to do. The high quality of our foam gives the Meelu Mattress the ability to hold its shape and integrity year after year. Whether you hop in bed for a ten-minute power nap or a ten-hour snooze fest, once you get up, the foam will restore to its original shape.
Keep liquids at a distance
Due to the nature of its composition, foam tends to be highly absorbent. To ensure your foam mattress stays in top condition, keep it as dry as possible. Liquids will soak into the foam pretty quickly, so it is best to avoid spilling any drinks in bed. Also, avoid cleaning your mattress with bucketfuls of water. If you do need to use a liquid cleaner, lightly mist the surface of your mattress with a spray bottle and ensure it dries completely, in a well-ventilated area, before climbing back into bed.
Wash your removable cover
Placing a protective cover over your foam mattress is a sure way to lengthen its lifespan. All of our Meelu Mattresses come with a zip-and-wash removable cover. Not only does this cover offer added protection for the foam, but it provides complete transparency, allowing you to see all four layers of your mattress. When it comes to cleaning, all you need to do is unzip the white comfort layer (leave the dark base layer behind) and pop it in the wash every six months. Easy.
Vacuum your mattress
Dust is an unavoidable part of life, and mattresses are magnets for dust and dead skin cells. However, don’t worry – all you need is a handheld vacuum cleaner. Every so often, strip your sheets and vacuum your mattress thoroughly to remove any dust mites and dead skin cells. Remember to use the brush attachment to avoid damaging your mattress.
There you have it. Now that you know how to care for your foam mattress, you have years and years (and years) of fantastic sleep on your Meelu ahead of you. Haven’t purchased your new mattress yet? Add one to your cart now. We offer free delivery anywhere in South Africa.