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Why aren’t most modern mattresses made to flip over anymore?

Do you remember the good old days when your mattress could be flipped over and hence the life cycle of the mattress really did last almost ten years or more?

Nowadays, more and more mattress makers are telling the consumer that their mattress cannot be flipped – but why is this?

The short answer is to save money. Not having a flippable mattress saves money for the manufacturer and usually that is why they can offer their mattresses at a competitive price and make a much larger profit. In this blog, we explore this in more detail.

The manufacturer saves money

The construction of a flippable mattresses requires that both sides of the mattress are mirror images of one another. If a mattress cannot be flipped then the manufacturer can save money by putting less expensive cushions, covering and quilting on the bottom side. Because of this you have a mattress with better quality filling on the top than the bottom.

However, at Ely, we decided to keep the traditional method of not cutting any corners and keeping twice the amount of luxurious filling so the Ely Mattress can, in fact, be flipped and rotated to ensure longevity.

Often you will find that the cheaper alternatives that come in a box cannot be flipped and usually break down quicker as they use less expensive polyurethane foam (polyfoam) on the bottom. Polyfoam is blown petroleum that sticks together and is the least expensive and lowest quality foam used in many modern mattresses.

The Ely Mattress can be flipped

The Ely mattress lasts a very long time. This is due to the natural filling and the mirror image of the mattress that ensures you get even wear out of the entire mattress at a fraction of the cost.

Every Ely mattress has natural cotton and wool inside which is how we pass the Standard for the Flammability of Mattress Sets (Open Flame Test) without chemicals or other unhealthy or unnatural additions to our mattress.

We see a mattress as a long-term investment, which is why we kept twice the filling and give you peace of mind with a 10-year warranty.

Benefits of having a flippable mattress:

  • Allows used areas to settle so less sagging
  • More even wear over the life of your mattress
  • Mattress tends to last longer
  • Our Ely mattress starts at just £599

Maintenance of a mattress that can be flipped

Most double-sided mattresses like the Ely Mattress, require flipping and rotating for even weight distribution every 4 to 12 weeks. No matter how often you do it, if you are consistent in its maintenance you will get the correct wear over the life of the bed.

Buy the Ely Mattress today!

Make an investment for 10 years by opting for a natural, healthy and comfortable Ely Mattress. With 40+ years in the mattress industry, we’ve refined the traditional methods of mattress, whilst making sure we kept the core features, such as making a flippable mattress, which consumers will benefit from the most.

To buy your own Ely Mattress that can be flipped over, head over to our Shop Now page.

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