Microfiber 101

January 20, 2015

Microfiber: it’s kind of a big deal. If you’ve done any research whatsoever on new furniture or linens, then you’ve probably heard of microfiber. In fact, you probably don’t even need to have done any research — just walking through a store could be enough to alert you to microfiber’s popularity.

Microfiber is — get this — made of micro fibers; that is, the threads are extremely fine. Threads are measured in terms of denier, which tells you how thin the fiber is. These fibers can be constructed two different ways: there are polyester threads and polyamide threads. Polyester attracts oil, and polyamide attracts water. These two are blended together in a microfiber product, which means that you get a highly absorbent material. And if you know anything about oil and water, they don’t mix well — so having a material that takes care of both is rather impressive.

Because microfiber threads are so tiny, the weave for any microfiber material is extremely dense. This also means that these materials have a high thread count, making them both super soft and super durable. You can wash these products hundreds of times and they will hold up, so they are also very cost-effective. It’s easy to justify spending the money on microfiber textiles and furniture, since the material will endure for years.

If you decide that you’re in the market for microfiber sheets, pillows, or even upholstery, US-Mattress is your premier destination. Our superior selection and friendly customer service representatives will help you in your decision so that you can experience your best sleep yet.


What’s Your Warranty?

January 15, 2015

 

Serta iComfort Directions Epic Mattress

Warranties can be one of the most reassuring yet confusing aspects of any large purchase. You like knowing that your investment is protected, but you may not be entirely sure what that entails. Here’s what you need to know: with mattresses, you get a prorated or a non-prorated warranty. A lot of manufacturers will offer a ten-year warranty, but they can range from eight to fifteen years.

A prorated warranty means that if anything goes wrong with the mattress, the manufacturer will only pay a certain percentage of the repair costs. You have to cover the rest — and ultimately, that could end up costing almost as much as you paid when you bought the mattress, depending on its quality. This is not the ideal warranty. You’ll want to keep shopping, because if the entire warranty is prorated, there’s a fairly good chance that your mattress isn’t made of quality, lasting materials.

A non-prorated warranty means that if the mattress fails because of any manufacturer defect, and the warranty is still active, the replacement is free. You don’t have to pay a dime for a new mattress. Companies that offer non-prorated warranties usually make really good products, and they have such confidence in the quality of their products that they are willing to stand by this kind of warranty. When you’re shopping for a mattress — or any product, really — this is the warranty that you want to look for, especially if it lasts ten years or more.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-455-1052, or chat with us at US-Mattress.com. Our mattress experts would love to help you understand everything you need to know to make an informed decision on your mattress.

 


Restonic ComfortCare

January 13, 2015

Restonic. You may recognize the name from Consumers Digest, which has awarded them with the Best Buy Award on multiple occasions. Not only do they manufacture quality mattresses, they also price these mattresses at an affordable range so that any consumer can treat themselves to a restful night’s sleep.

From the entry-level models to the more high-end models, every Restonic ComfortCare mattress is built with a couple of features specific to Restonic mattresses only. This patented technology is exclusive to Restonic, so their mattresses are the only ones manufactured with these specific developments designed to help you sleep deeper and better.

Marvelous Middle

The Marvelous Middle is an extra-supportive section in the center third of your mattress. Here there is a higher wire density so that you get the lumbar support necessary to promote proper spinal alignment, and therefore, less pain. This is where you need the most support, since this is where your back naturally curves. And since your back is being supported the right way, your circulation improves, reducing pressure points and providing a deeper night’s sleep. Mattresses with the Marvelous Middle also have less of a tendency to sag, which gives them a longer life.

Superedge Plus

The Superedge Plus system consists of a high-density foam that surrounds all four edges of the mattress in order to provide support no matter where you are. Even if your partner takes up the whole bed and relegates you to the farthest edge, Superedge Plus ensures that you still have the comfort and support that you need to sleep soundly. It’s designed not to sag, which helps elongate the life of the mattress.

In Conclusion

Restonic Comfort Care Andover Pillow Top Double Sided Queen Size Mattress Set

Don’t underrate the importance of a good mattress. The quality of your sleep has a direct correlation to every other part of your life — so ultimately, it’s an investment in your health and your happiness. The Restonic ComfortCare line is priced so that anyone can afford to enjoy deep, restful sleep — because everyone deserves it.


There’s Something in the Air: New Wind Pillows

January 8, 2015

New Wind Lavanda Feel Memory Foam Pillow

Memory foam pillows are a popular way to receive the support and comfort that we all desire as we sleep. Just as mattress companies constantly try to improve memory foam technology to provide a more comfortable sleeping experience, so also do pillow companies research and test this technology in order to enhance the material. One of these companies is New Wind.

New Wind is an Italian company that produces high-quality, eco-friendly memory foam pillows. They do not use environmentally harmful chemicals, such as substances containing chlorofluorine, in the manufacture of their products, nor do they use glue to help mix materials. And since they make their pillows in a mold, the pillows have an ergonomic, breathable design that allows air to circulate. This is to keep your head from overheating at night, since one of the main complaints with memory foam is that it sleeps warm by retaining body heat.

Besides being eco-friendly, one of the more notable qualities of New Wind pillows is that their memory foam is infused with natural oils to help improve your sleep. Some pillows have aloe in order to provide natural nourishment for your skin. Some have chamomile blended in for its calming and relaxing properties. There are even coconut-infused pillows and lavender-infused pillows to provide soothing aromatherapy. You can find a variety of sleep-enhancing New Wind pillows at US-Mattress, where we strive to provide you with the best prices on the best products for your best sleep yet.


The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway — Not With My New Frozen Throw

December 16, 2014
Disney Frozen Throws at US-Mattress.com

Disney Frozen Throws at US-Mattress.com

Typically, I don’t go to the movies that often. Maybe, if it’s something I’m dying to see, I’ll catch a matinee one Saturday, or wait until my hometown’s tiny, one-screen theater shows it two months later. But for the most part, the first time I see any movie is sometime after it has come out on DVD. The same was true with the movie Frozen.

I didn’t see Frozen until this past summer. I know, I know, what was I thinking? But I have to say — I thought it was good. I thought it was so good that I watched it again the next night, and the night after that. I had “Let It Go” on loop during all my daily activities. I hummed “Love Is An Open Door” every time I saw anyone who looked remotely cute. I even put antlers on my cat so I could sing “Reindeers Are Better Than People” (this did not end so well). I was hooked.

So when I found out that US-Mattress had Frozen throws from Northwest Company, I was super excited. I ordered one immediately, and when it arrived, I spent my evening curled up under my new throw blanket watching my new favorite Disney movie. And almost as though it were planned, it began to snow outside.


Babies, Bedding, and the Quest for a Great Gift

December 9, 2014

Catimini Frisou Caillou Jou Jou Hedgehog Crib Set

Dear Snooze Guru,

My sister is having a baby next month, and I feel like I should get her something nice. The problem is that I’m a guy who doesn’t like shopping. I don’t understand differences between brands, or the nuances of the sales rack. I just don’t like it. Plus, I don’t know anything about babies, so how am I supposed to shop for one? However, I believe it is my duty as this baby’s uncle to get my sister a nice gift that she’ll appreciate and use. Could you please help me out?

Sean from Steeleville, IL

Sean, you know how it feels when you crawl into bed after just putting on a fresh set of sheets? It’s pretty great, right? Imagine how great it feels for babies. I bet your new niece or nephew (and your sister, of course) would really appreciate crib bedding, especially since it’s an absolute essential.

Plus, you can easily shop online for crib bedding. There are lots of choices out there, from the adorable Lambs and Ivy Peek-A-Boo Jungle set, to the cuddly Elve Teddy Bear set, to the Natura Organic 4-Piece set. Each of these brands has numerous options for you to choose from. You can also add a crib mattress protector or a baby comforter for good measure, to keep baby comfy at night.

So now that you have some quality options, take a look at US-Mattress.com to see the good deals you can get on crib bedding. Whether you need something that’s gender-neutral, or you want to wait until you know if it’s a boy or a girl, they have a great selection of everything you could ever want for baby’s bedroom.

Sleep well — you and that baby!

The Snooze Guru


Metal Beds

November 20, 2014
Hillsdale Furniture Vista Bed

Hillsdale Furniture Vista Bed

Dear Snooze Guru,

After several years of working and scrimping and saving — and putting every spare bit of cash into my student loans — I’ve finally been able to pay off all of my college debt. The only things I’ve bought myself have been things that are absolute necessities, so I really want to use this next paycheck to treat myself to something — specifically a new bed. I’ve been using the same bed since middle school, so I think it’s time for an upgrade. I’m looking for something that is both moderately priced and still a good investment (since I still have regular bills and things — you know, adult life). From what I’ve seen, metal beds seem like they would do the job well. What’s your take?  

Phoebe from Voorhees, NJ

Finished with your loans? Way to go! And look at you now, still using your money for something very practical. A new bed is certainly a good investment, especially if it’s a quality piece. Metal beds are great not only because they are quite economical, but also because they take up less space than a typical wood or panel bed. Their reduced mass also means that they weigh less than most other beds. They’re very durable as well, which is especially great for young adults and young families who plan on moving not far into the future. You don’t have to worry about the frame warping or breaking, so it will hold up to years of nightly use.

Metal beds also have a more contemporary look. Even if they’re designed in a Traditional or Old World style, metal has a more modern association. However, you shouldn’t let this deter you if you really like those styles. A metal bed can still work with the more Victorian themes if surrounded by the right kind of furniture and décor.

I think you’ll really like having a metal bed. There are a number of different brands that sell them, including Amisco, Hillsdale Furniture, and Fashion Bed Group. With all the different styles available, I’m sure you’ll find one you like in no time.

Sleep Well (on your new bed),

The Snooze Guru


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