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Downham Market
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Types of mattress

Mattress design and technology has never been more innovative. We offer a wide range at prices to suit every pocket.

Open coil spring mattress
  • The most commonly used springing system in the world.
  • Border rod or wire gives the mattress a firm edge and helps retain its shape.
  • Sides are generally machine stitched.
Pocket spring mattress
  • More luxurious, with individual small springs housed in separate fabric pockets.
  • Springs work independently to respond to individual body weight.
  • Ideal if there’s a considerable weight or size variation between you and your partner.
  • Turn regularly to ensure even settlement.
  • Very good quality mattresses are hand stitched on the sides for strong, stable edges.
Visco-elastic mattress (memory foam)
  • Body heat reacts with the foam to soften it.
  • The mattress then moulds and re-moulds to your body’s contours.
  • Provides excellent support and enables natural movement during sleep.
  • Helps to maintain correct posture and align spine horizontally when lying on your side.
  • Hypo-allergenic with anti-microbial properties.
  • Regular rotation is necessary to distribute the wear evenly.
Latex mattress
  • Talalay latex is the finest polymer available.
  • Resilient feel with excellent durability.
  • Hypo-allergenic with anti-microbial properties.
  • Conforms to your body’s contours.
  • Breathable, so you won’t overheat.
  • No turn, but regular rotation will distribute the wear evenly.
Types of Bed Bases
  • Divans act as bases for mattresses and either have springs which allow the mattress to adapt to the body’s contours, or a solid top which provides firmer support. A divan is useful if you’re tight on space as most are available with drawers to provide additional storage. They are also no bigger than the mattress, unlike a bed frame.
  • Ottoman/Storage Beds are where the whole of the bed base is revealed with an easy to operate mechanism and are a fantastic idea which free up valuable space in other parts of the bedroom.
  • Frames/Bedsteads are more decorative and will provide a definite classic or contemporary look to your bedroom. A ‘bowed slat’ (or ‘sprung slat’) bedstead will give more cushioned support than ‘solid slat’. Please note, the overall frame size is larger than the mattress which it is intended to accommodate. Please contact us if you require the overall sizes before ordering.
  • Guest/Folding and storage beds provide flexible solutions for overnight guests. With a small bedroom, it makes sense to use your bed as a secondary storage option.
Bed Size Guide

Standard sizes (mattresses and divan beds)

  • Small single W75cm x L190cm / W2’6″ x L6’3″
  • Single W90cm x L190cm / W3’0″ x L6’3″
  • Small double W120cm x L190cm / W4’0″ x L6’3″
  • Double W135cm x L190cm / W4’6″ x L6’3″
  • King W150cm x L200cm / W5’0″ x L6’6″
  • Superking W180cm x L200cm / W6’0″ x L6’6″

The exception to these standard sizes are our adjustable beds, which all come L200cm / L6’6″ as standard.

Bespoke sizes can be made to order – please contact us for details.

The dimensions of a bedstead are greater than a divan base equivalent, but the mattress size required remains the same. If you need the overall sizes of a particular bed frame, please contact us for more information.

Looking after your new bed
  • Airing
    After delivery the mattress should be aired for 4 hours to freshen and remove any aroma from storage. The mattress should be aired on a weekly basis by turning back the bedlinen for a few hours.
  • Sprung mattresses
    With sprung mattresses it’s important to turn your mattress regularly to maximise its life. Body weight compresses a mattress, leading to dips and ultimately an uneven sleeping surface. Consider a one-sided ‘no-turn’ mattress if turning a heavy mattress could be difficult.
  • Circulation
    Avoid using a plastic sheet on or under the mattress as this prevents air circulation and can cause condensation.
  • Latex and visco-elastic (memory foam) mattresses
    These mattresses do not need turning and in some cases only have one sleeping surface so cannot be turned but the mattress should still be rotated lengthways occasionally (once a month) to maximise their life. Over time these mattresses may feel as if they are gradually getting softer, as cells within the foam open more fully and the surface reacts more quickly. However the important pressure relieving properties remain the same and eventually the whole mattress will react evenly.

To get the best out of your chosen mattress and maximise longevity, we recommend you buy one of our mattress protectors which can be found under the ‘Accessories’ link. These are also available in anti-allergy and waterproof styles.


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1 Paradise Road
Downham Market
PE38 9HS
01366 32 12 52
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Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5:00pm
Holiday Opening Times
48-50 High Street
Downham Market
PE38 9HH
01366 32 12 52
Send us an email
Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5:00pm
Holiday Opening Times
Registered: Beds of Paradise Limited
Registered Office: The Boathouse, Harbour Square, Wisbech, PE13 3BH
Reg No: 06932552
VAT No: 972 6085 94