August 2019

A-Z of Luxury Mattresses

At John Ryan, we know all about Luxury Mattresses, because we are dedicated to providing you with a hand-crafted, luxurious and soothing sleep experience at a realistic price. We’ve built our knowledge of luxury mattresses for decades, so that we can give you a truly unbeatable product, along with an honest and straightforward service. 

We’re passionate about sharing that knowledge with you. And with that in mind, we wanted to take you through the A-Z of our luxury mattress world, so that you can get a better idea of what luxury means to us…


british alpacas

Alpaca fibre – The reason why we use this incredibly fine fibre in many of our most luxurious mattresses is because it’s simply one of the softest premium fibres around. It has exceptional temperature regulation qualities, requires far less processing compared to wool, and is high wicking too. 


handmade mattress

Best of British – We live in an age of mass production, and cheap foreign imports. But as one of the leading suppliers of luxury mattresses we believe in using traditionally made fabrics that capture that quintessential British quality. Using Britain’s fabric weaving and upholstery manufacturing heritage to produce mattresses of unparalleled durability and comfort. Using  100% Natural Fibres that are sourced here in the UK. 


Cover fabrics – When it comes to getting the best night’s sleep, we believe that you’re much better off putting your hard-earned money into other components of the mattress or high-quality bed linen, as opposed to an ineffective polyester mattress cover. That said, our Artisan range are covered in a completely chemical-free damask fabric.


artisan luxury

Dedicated to finding your perfect mattress – It might sound cheesy, but we really are committed to helping you find the Luxury Mattress that’s absolutely ideal for you, it terms of your height, weight and sleeping preferences – and that goes for your partner too. 


Environmentally friendly fibres – We are proud to use all-natural plant fibres in many of our mattresses. They make an excellent ethical choice as a mattress material. They feel fantastic, are super supportive and comforting, and can wick away moisture from your body.


mattress happy healthy

Fundamental to your health – Making sure that you get some high-quality sleep is essential to your overall health and wellbeing. And there’s no better way to guarantee yourself some soothing shut-eye than with a luxury mattress that’s tailored to you. 


GSM – If you didn’t already know, this stands for “Grams per square metre”; referring to the weight of a certain upholstery component within a mattress, regardless of what material is used. With this figure you can truly determine the quality of a mattress. Our Artisan Luxury for example, has a combined upholstery weight of 4600 GSM, which shows you exactly how much fibre is contained within it. 


mattress horse hair

Horsehair – This fantastic natural fibre really adds some crucial comfort to many of our luxury mattresses. It’s highly resilient properties means that a springs-through-mattress/” class=”” >mattress doesn’t suffer from as much settlement and compression as it acts as a natural spring unit.


Innovation and integrity – We invest in the development of our people and our products to ensure you experience the most efficient service. And we take pride in earning your trust through the quality and reliability of our luxury mattresses.


luxury mattress details

John Ryan By Design – Yes we couldn’t resist adding our name in there, because to us our name is synonymous with premium quality, transparency and unbeatable value. We’re proud to have grown into the company that challenges the way that people traditionally buy a bed by making the whole process fuss and risk-free.


Knowledge – We’ve mentioned it before, but our passion for building our knowledge of the industry, so that we can provide you with exceptional personal service is what drives us professionally. Our years of knowledge and expertise have allowed us to develop a range of luxury mattresses that can cater for any need.


Lovingly crafted – All of our luxury mattresses are hand crafted with care and attention. 


Mattress toppers – These have many benefits when it comes to increasing the comfort and the longevity of your Luxury Mattress. And we have a range of single and double mattress toppers to suit your needs. 


mattress hand stitching

Needling – A large needle is required whenever our expert artisans hand tuft and hand side stitch our mattresses. This intricate process ensures that every one of the luxurious upholstery layers within the mattress stays where they’re are meant to be. It takes years to perfect this skill, but the end result is always a far superior finish and end quality to the mattress.


Options – We believe that true luxury is all about giving you the option to choose from a wide range of quality built beds, which can be tailored to suit your exact requirements. 


pocket springs

Pocket springs – No Luxury Mattress is complete without our resilient and flexible pocket springs. They can be tailored to your bodyweight, providing you with the maximum amount of support and comfort your body needs. Each cushioned pocket spring can effectively absorb all of your movements, reacting and adjusting themselves to the pressure the shape of your body makes. 


the legacy mattress

Queen size – Here in the UK we normally refer to this size of mattress as a double size. However, in the US a Queen size bed is around 150cm wide, which is actually a King size mattress over here. But don’t let this confuse you, John Ryan mattresses come in a range of sizes to accommodate your needs.


Research – We believe that conducting your own research is essential when it comes to making an informed decision on your mattress purchase. But this shouldn’t be difficult, which is why we’ve got our Understanding Beds library just for you. It contains all the categories and advice you need to immerse yourself in the mattress world. 


sleep better

spend as much as you can comfortably afford – There’s no definitive answer to how much you should spend on a mattress to really get what you want and deserve. This is why we will help you every step of the way, when it comes to what you can get for your money and the minimum standards to look for. We’ll help you separate out all those so-called ‘bargains’ from the real quality mattresses.


Teasing – A lot of our fantastic mattress fillings are hand-teased by our expert artisans, as this helps to create a longer lasting and more comfortable feel to your mattress. And any impurities can be sifted out too. 


john ryan by design

Understanding your needs – We pride ourselves on really listening to our customers. We don’t believe in bombarding you with dubious marketing spin. Instead, we strive to understand exactly what you want from a mattress, and we tailor this into a personal and exclusive service for you. 


Value for money – We see a high-quality, expertly crafted, Luxury Mattress as an investment, rather than a one-off purchase. If you work it out in terms of your price per sleep, you’ll soon find that having a relaxing, soothing and comforting night’s sleep can cost you no more than a cup of coffee each day. 


swaledale sheep

Wool – This amazing and incredibly versatile natural fibre is probably the most well known and widely used in high-end mattresses, and for good reason! When we use wool as a mattress upholstery fibre, it’s always 100% traceable and of the highest quality. 


Xperience – Fair enough this one’s a bit of a cheat! But we are proud of the years of experience and expertise all of our team have gathered in the industry, in order to provide you with Luxury Mattresses of the highest possible standard. 


You – You are at the heart of everything we do at John Ryan. Choosing a luxury bed is all about your own personal preferences. And our experts will guide you as best we can, but in the end, any decisions will be yours. 


luxury mattress feel

Zzzzzz – This should be the sound you make every night, when you settle down on one of our luxury mattresses, and drift off into a soothing slumber.  

Thanks for going through our A-Z of Luxury Mattresses – we hope this helped you see exactly what quality means to us. But if you have any questions at all, please get in touch with our warm and friendly team today on 0161 437 4419. 

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