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How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)
How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)

If you are shopping for a new mattress, you might be curious about how long your mattress should last. After all, a new mattress is a significant investmentfinancially and personally. Your body's health and well-being are important, and a bad mattress may not last as long as you need it to last.

Furniture Fair has been selling mattresses to satisfied customers for over 50 years now, and we've learned how long a mattress should be expected to last and a few tips and tricks for keeping your mattress like new for as long as possible.

So how long should a new mattress last? Are there steps that you can take to make your new mattress last longer? If you are curious about any mattresses' potential longevity, read on to find out more information.

This article will cover the expected longevity of the good, better, and best quality mattresses on the market and a few easy steps that you can take to make your mattress last even longer.

How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)
How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)

How Long Should A Mattress Last?

Now let's find out how long your mattress should last after purchase. At Furniture Fair, we rank all of our products using the good, better, best rating system, which you can learn more about here. Furniture Fair carries mattresses in every category at competing prices.

If you would like more information on the mattress prices available in good, better, best mattresses, we have an extensive article and video guide to mattress prices here!

Here is the approximate amount of life expectancy that you can expect from each quality level mattress.Keep in mind that the better you care for your mattress, the longer it will last, which will save you more money.

Do not wait to replace your mattress until your mattress is at the end of it's lifespan or you will not have proper sleep support.

How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)

Good Quality Mattresses

A good mattress will last between one to three years on average. Most mattresses in this category will be around $200 to $500 on average, and the quality is reflected in the pricing. Your mattress should be replaced after about two and a half years maximum.

In the good category, mattresses are built to be short-term solutions and will start to break down after about four years. Improper support from an old mattress can lead to back and neck pains, so if you want better quality support, be sure to replace your mattress after about two and a half years.

How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)
How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)

Better Quality Mattresses

A better mattress will last an average of about four to eight years. In this category, mattresses will cost between $600 to $2000 and often have manufacturer warranties protecting against failure for up to ten years.

Better quality mattresses should be replaced after about 7 years, unless the support fails prior to that point. To help you maintain proper support for your back and neck, replace your mattress as soon as possible if it is no longer supportive.

Better quality mattresses use higher quality materials for a longer-lasting mattress. Besides, better quality mattresses often use better technology like cooling technology or advanced hybrid spring and memory foam designs.

How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)

Best Quality Mattresses

The best mattresses that you can get will last ten years and beyond, especially if properly cared for. In this category, Mattresses range from $3000 to $5000 and even higher depending on how much luxury you want, with some of the craziest mattresses retailing at $150,000.

This category earns the term luxury mattress. Mattresses are made with luxury quality materials such as premium memory foam, cashmere, wool, copper, silver, and the best mattress technology available. Your mattress at this price should last for a long time.

As with the other categories, should the support system in your mattress fail, you should make finding a new supportive mattress a priority.

How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)
How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)

Ways To Make Your Mattress Last Longer

If you are looking for ways to get a few more years out of your mattress, preventative steps can be taken to reduce the wear that your mattress would typically get during its lifespan.

Here are a few steps that you can take to keep your mattress feeling like new for longer.

How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)

Rotate Every 3 Months

If you've ever slept in a mattress with a trench instead of a nice flat surface, that trench is due to the mattress being well past time to be replaced or improper rotation during the lifespan. You can cut back on this problem by rotating your mattress regularly.

Rotating your mattress from end to end can help you maximize the mattress space and prevent divots from your body sleeping in one spot for an extended length of time. Rotate your mattress every three months for the optimal amount of mattress lifespan.

How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)
How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)

Use A Mattress Protector

The surface of your mattress can become discolored from your body's sweatover long periods leading to a lower mattress lifespan. If you are looking to get the maximum amount of time from your mattress, consider investing in a good quality mattress protector.

Liquids can cause your mattress to break down much faster and lead to other potential problems like mold or mildew, so try to avoid moisture on your mattress as much as possible. A mattress protector can help keep moisture from making contact with your mattress.

Not only will a mattress protector save your mattress from stains, but also many mattress protectors come with added support features, which can add even more support and longevity to your mattress. Consider buying one for added peace of mind and comfort.

How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)

Ready To Get The Most Out Of Your New Mattress?

Now you have a good idea of how long mattresses will last, get ready to shop for a mattress with confidence.

Remember, good mattresses last one to five years, better mattresses last five to ten years, and the best mattress will last ten plus years. Keep rotating and flipping your mattress every three months and use a mattress protector to get the maximum lifespan from your mattress.

If you are in the market for a new mattress and live in the Cincinnati, Dayton, or Louisville area, consider shopping at Furniture Fair. We have over 50 years of experience selling mattresses and bedroom furniture.

Check out one of our 11 locations to complete your bedroom or shop online now!

How Long Does A Mattress Last? (A Guide For When To Replace Your Mattress)


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