As a rough guide, you and your partner should be able to lie next to each other with your arms behind your head and elbows out, without touching. Your bed should also be 10-15cm longer than both of.
Please be aware that: while most Single Mattresses will fit a bunk bed, often top bunks require a thinner Mattress (typically no more than 17cm) to ensure safety for the occupant.
Open Spring Mattresses
Open Spring Mattresses are the most common kind. They’re made of coil springs wired together, so that when you lie on them, they all move at once.
Pocket Spring Mattresses
Pocket Spring Mattresses are generally better quality. Every spring is housed in a fabric pocket, and all of them are packed closely together. The springs all work independently of each other, which mean they minimise roll-together. The more springs there are, the better supported you’ll be.
Memory Foam & Latex
Memory Foam was originally developed by NASA to absorb the tremendous forces astronauts are subjected to during lift-off. It continually reacts and adjusts to your body heat and forms the perfect contour to your body. Latex is less responsive but helps minimise pressure on joints and give relief from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Pillow Top Mattresses feature an extra layer of soft, pillow-feel material on top of the full standard mattress. These mattresses are top-sided, and not necessary to turn the Mattress over, only to turn it end-to-end every so often.
Quilted Mattresses will give a smoother finish, where the quilting material has been attached to the surface fillings.
Tufting is where tapes are passed all the way through the mattress at regular intervals and secured at each end; preventing loose fillings from being dislodged.
Work well with Orthopaedic Mattresses, for maximum support. They feature a spring-less base with a wooden frame and an upholstered layer on top.
Bedsteads make a stylish choice, and are available in a number of different designs and materials, from classic wooden frames to more contemporary leather or metal upholstered styles.