5 Tips for Buying the Perfect Mattress

Lean how to choose the right mattress for a comfortable good nights rest!


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The first night after you have purchased the perfect new mattress is one of the most comfortable, rewarding, blissful experiences in life. However, shopping for that wonderful mattress can be one of the most difficult and taxing experiences that you will deal with. Mattress shopping seems to have an unlimited number of options, variables and headaches, and you may need all the help you can get.

In order to help you navigate the difficult terrain of mattress shopping, this guide has broken down some of the key elements of choosing and buying the perfect mattress. Since everyone has different preferences, positions and periods of sleep, it is important to remember that the perfect mattress for one person could be an uncomfortable mess for another.

Understand Your Specific Sleep Preferences

The first in shopping for anything is understanding exactly what it is that you need. Before you can decide which mattress is right for you, you have to examine your own individual characteristics and preferences for bedtime.

Do you sleep on your side, back or stomach? Do you prefer more firm support or soft bounce to the bed? Will you be sleeping alone or with a partner? All of these factors will be crucial elements of finding the right mattress for you.

Choose your Mattress Type

Depending upon your own needs, you will need to decide between the three main types of mattress:

  • Innerspring mattresses are the traditional style consisting of metal coils in various configurations that are covered in layers of cushioning. There are many variations of this type, so you will have to decide on more specifics if you decide on an innerspring mattress.
  • Memory foam mattresses are made of a polyurethane core that gives them a unique density and firmness. This material can soften and mold around your body when you lie down and return to its original form when you get up.
  • Adjustable air mattresses provide the most customizable option. These beds are made of an inflatable core that can be adjusted according to the user’s individual preferences. Some of these mattresses contain two separate adjustable air chambers, making them ideal for couples who prefer different levels of firmness.

Test Drive the Mattress

The most important aspect of a mattress is how it feels when you lie on it. With this being the case, it would not make sense to purchase any mattress without trying it out in person. Of course you will research and compare mattresses online, and you can also find stores that have the best mattress reviews online and try out the mattresses there.

Don’t Settle for the Sticker Price

At almost all retail locations, mattresses are marked up as high as 50 percent. This is done so the salesperson will have some “wiggle room,” and you should be able to haggle with them and get the price significantly reduced.

Understand Warranty and Return Policy

Of course you hope that neither of these will be needed, but a mattress is a big investment. You must fully understand the seller’s return policy as well as the warranty before making a purchase.

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Our 5 Favorite Flooring Trends that are Blowing up on the Design Scene

We love finding out about new decorating trends and these flooring ideas just seemed to catch our eye. Take a look at some flooring trends that are really blowing up on the design scene!

 

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One of the most drastic measures you can take to re-decorate your space for 2017 is by updating your flooring. After all, flooring is an investment into your home and should not be thought lightly about. Most of the trends that are really blowing up on the design scene look like they’ll be here for a while. So why not try them out and give your home a fresh and modern new look!

Gold Grout

 

This is one flooring trend that I am totally in LOVE with right now! Gold grout is not only very sophisticated, but also something totally different than we’re used to. Gold grout gives that pop of color and glam that will instantly transform your bathroom, kitchen, or hallway! There are many store-bought mixes you can purchase that include glitter to give you that extra sparkly grout look!

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If you are not sure about applying gold grout, you can always opt for gold inlay tile that looks ever more beautiful. This would require you to re-do your tiles to install the inlay. It is also much more expensive than simply applying gold grout to your tiles, but the finished look is absolutely stunning.

Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

 

engineered wood flooring

Engineered European oak flooring is becoming more popular then ever. Durable and versatile, engineered hardwood flooring gives you the beauty of wood flooring in your bathroom, kitchen, basement and more! Engineered hardwood floors are constructed from multiple piles of wood with a solid wood top layer. Below the top layer, there are cross layers of plywood and hardwood backing. This makes them a really popular option for households with a lot of traffic, or for humidity prone areas.

Carpet Flooring is Back

 

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For a room that needs some extra coziness and warmth, carpet is answer. Carpet warms up a space and gives it that intimate feel you can’t get from tiles or hardwood. If your living room or bedroom decorating feels a little cold consider installing a neutral colored carpet. Opt for a low-pile carpet to avoid dust problems, especially for those that may be allergic. If you have pets and kids, you may also want to find a good stain resistant carpet that makes it easy to wipe up spills and accidents.

Cork

 


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There is nothing more comfortable than walking on soft and warm cork flooring. If you’ve ever popped a wine bottle, you would have noticed at how fast the cork pops back into shape when it’s released from the bottle. Now, this probably gives you a good idea of how springy and flexible cork really is. While walking on cork flooring, you will notice it has shock-absorbent properties, making it super confortable when spending long periods standing. It’s a great flooring option to install in your kitchen, or gym. Don’t install it in the bathroom though, since cork is susceptible to moisture damage.

Leather Flooring

 

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You’ve probably never heard of this, but yes leather is being used as a flooring option nowadays. It’s not only gorgeous; it’s also versatile since leather is available in plank or tile form. There are many manufactures reusing leather belts and making flooring from them. So you can rest assured and feel great about using it, since leather flooring is 100% recycled.

Surprisingly, leather flooring is very hardwearing and durable. It’s a great flooring option to put in your home office, library, or even bedroom!

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