Boxed foam mattress

Elsie asked 14th December 2018

What would happen if it is kept wrapped for too long?

1 answer

Julie Staff answered 1 week ago

Hi Elsie,
 
Thank you for your question.
 
None of our mattresses can be rolled – as there is so much in them-  so only foam mattresses can be rolled and even then there is a limit to the time they can stay rolled in our experience before damage occurs.
 
The mattress enters a big roller which crushes the air out of the foam reducing its size drastically, putting it under stress it is then sealed in a bag, usually heat sealed, and then boxed. It means that a normally large sized mattress can be reduced to fit more on a lorry and make delivery easier for the customer. However, these mattresses are under great stress when in this position. They want to return to their regular shape and are constrained. Foam can tear, springs can deform and fabric can become stretched and rippled when you unroll them.
 
boxed mattress v2
 
A very long time ago now, we trialled rolling a sample Hybrid foam mattress, mainly to see what happened. We were given assurances by suppliers of the machinery that can crush and roll mattresses, that it was fine to do so. There is a time limit of around 6 weeks and after that, the mattress is usually showing some form of stress or damage. However, after 6 weeks we unrolled our two samples. One was Hybrid foam layered up, the other was a FEPS spring unit with a hybrid foam layer.
 
I hope this assists but please do not hesitate to contact our office should you require further information or advice on 0161 437 4419.
 
Kind regards Julie