Frequently asked questions about beds

What is the best mattress for allergy sufferers?

We have a range of hypoallergenic mattresses for those who suffer with allergies. Designed with the use of materials that do not harbour allergens, they should ease wheezing and sneezing. The range available includes memory foam mattresses, pocket sprung mattresses, open coil spring mattresses and also latex mattresses. You’ll be sure to find a mattress to suit you.


Should I get memory foam or pocket spring?

Choosing the right mattress comes down to personal needs and preferences, both memory foam mattresses and pocket sprung mattresses boast excellent properties that will aid you in getting a restful night’s sleep. Be sure to visit your local Carpetright store to test mattresses before purchase, if you will be sharing your mattress with a partner, be sure to bring them with you.

Pocket Sprung Mattresses

Pocket sprung mattresses are known for luxurious comfort and support. They feature individual springs designed to move independently, offering tailored support for any body type. Fillings of natural fibres such a wool and silk help to regulate body temperature and aid an undisturbed night’s sleep.

Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses are designed from viscoelastic cells, a man made material that reacts to heat and pressure, contouring around the body to offer personalised support each night – distributing weight and pressure more easily. This mattress type is ideal for those who suffer from joint pain.

What is the difference between bed sizes?

  • Small Single Bed: 75cm x 190cm
  • Single Bed: 90 x 190cm
  • Small Double Bed: 120cm x 190cm
  • Double Bed: 135cm x 190cm
  • King Size Bed: 150cm x 200cm
  • Super King Bed: 180cm x 200cm


For more information on helping you select the right bed for a bedroom in your home, consult our beds buying guide.

Which bed is better for back pain?

Choosing a bed to suit your needs should be a personalised experience, each individual seeks differing levels of comfort. A bed too firm may put pressure on the joints, whilst a bed too soft may not give enough support.

We sell a range of orthopaedic mattresses that are specifically designed to support not only the back, but joints within the whole body, therefore helping those who suffer with back pain.

Visit your local Carpetright beds store to try each bed for comfort.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Always seek professional advice and exterminators to prevent the issue of bed bugs from escalating. In the meantime, follow the below steps;

  • Vacuum and clean the affected areas
  • Wash your bedding at a high temperature (bed bugs hate extreme temperatures)
  • Find and use sprays that treat bed bug bites to prevent the matter from getting out of hand


To find out more about bed bugs, consult our beds care guide.

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