Durability and use
Like automobiles, mattresses are durable goods with a usable lifespan. Over the course of ten years, we use our mattress almost ten times as much as our car. In fact, we use our mattress more than any other durable good we own, and we’re less able to tolerate its wear. While we accept a decline in performance in our car, we expect our mattress to perform like new for years despite extensive use.
The truth about mattress lifespan
Mattresses don’t last fifteen years. Most don’t function well past ten. Conventional mattress warranties reflect this truth and often don’t cover wear at all. At Scott Jordan Furniture, we consistently see customers replacing a “premium” conventional mattress that is less than five years old. Many mattress companies sell expensive mattresses made of substandard materials that just don’t hold up well over time knowing that consumers believe a more costly product is a better one.
Mattresses have a normal arc of wear
Mattresses do wear with use—and they should. If the weight of your body doesn’t cause the mattress to yield, your body will experience increased pressure in the shoulders and hips (think crumple-zones on a car). This yielding leads to the mattress’ gradual breakdown. Put another way, either the mattress wears out—or you do. A well-built mattress with durable, flexible components will generally last about ten years. Wear should occur gradually without dramatically affecting comfort or function.
Berkeley Ergonomics Mattresses at Scott Jordan Furniture
At Scott Jordan Furniture our mattresses are designed for function and built to last with components that are selected and bought from the European market. Our all-natural latex foam and independent carbon steel coils are more durable—and more comfortable—than those found in conventional mattresses. For more information or to work with our expert staff please visit our showroom at 137 Varick St in New York City or call us at 212 620 4682.