Be Smart to Buy Right

Once you have made your decision to buy a new mattress, the next step is to go shopping. You may feel somewhat uncomfortable about making the right mattress choice.

That's not surprising. After all, the average person spends one ­third of his or her life sleeping. We at Banner Mattress invite you to visit our store near you to talk with our professional sales staff. They will take the time to understand your needs, answer your questions, lead you through the available options, and help you find your Perfect Mattress. At Banner Mattress, our goal is to make this a great shopping experience for you.

You will need to try out the mattresses in order to make the smart buy. You wouldn't buy a car without a test drive, would you? Don't be self­-conscious. After all, where else do you get to lie down while you shop? Try several styles. Ask our sales staff about different "feels." Do you favor a mattress with firm support, or is a soft pillow top your preference? In order to make a smart choice, The Better Sleep Council recommends you take the S.L.E.E.P. Test. Remember, this is an investment in a healthy life so take your time.

Here are their simple steps to follow.

S - Select a mattress.
L - Lie down in your typical sleep position.
E - Evaluate the level of comfort and support.
E - Educate yourself about each selection.
P - Partners should test beds together.

Common Sizes

  • Twin - 38" x 74"
  • Full - 53" x 74"
  • Queen - 60" x 80"
  • California King - 72" x 84"
  • Eastern King - 76" x 80"

Due to the handcrafted nature of all mattresses sold by Banner Mattress, the universal mattress sizes noted are approximate and are allowed +/- 1 1/2" tolerance. All measurements referenced are taken from the bottom of the mattress or box and are taken from edge to edge or side to side.

Like all other bedding manufacturers, Banner Mattress and all other brands sold by Banner Mattress subscribe to these International Sleep Products Association standards for bedding products.

Other "standard" sizes

  • Twin XL
  • Full XL
  • Split Queen
  • Split Eastern King
  • Split Cal King

Construction Types

  • Gel
  • Memory Foam
  • Hybrid
  • Innerspring
  • Pocketed/Wrapped Coil
  • Air
  • Latex


Maintenance Schedule
Carefully adhering to this maintenance schedule will help you get the most out of your purchase and may also help prevent damage to the mattress that may void your warranty.

  • ROTATE your mattress every TWO WEEKS for the first THREE MONTHS or whenever you start to see body impressions appearing.
  • ROTATE your mattress every month after the first three months.
  • VACUUM the bed at least twice a year.
  • CLIP (don't pull) any loose threads.


Mattress Care

Mattresses are manufactured differently today than they were in the past. It is important to carefully follow the new "mattress rules" in order to get the most out of your new sleep set. Failure to follow these guidelines may even result in voiding your warranty, so please read the information below fully and with attention to detail. If your mattress came with separate instructions, please follow those instructions to the letter.

Don't Bend the Mattress or Jump on the Bed ­ Unless Instructed To
Never fold or bend your mattress. Don't stand on it or allow children to jump on it. Avoid bending corners when putting on fitted sheets. Avoid sitting on the sides of your mattress other than to get in or out of the bed. There are some exceptions to this rule. Carefully follow the care instructions for your particular mattress, especially if you purchased a memory foam product.

Do Use a Mattress Protector
Keep your mattress clean and dry. For maximum warranty protection, we recommend the use of a mattress protector. Stains, soil, or dirt of any kind void your warranty. Be sure to vacuum your mattress at least twice a year, particularly if you have a mattress with a deep quilt pattern.

Don't Lift with the Handles
If your mattress has handles, never use them to support the full weight of the mattress. Handles are designed to position the mattress once it is on the foundation. Handles which tear or pull out are not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

Do Get Proper Mattress Support
Support of the mattress is very important. If you did not purchase a matched mattress/foundation set, be sure that the foundation you use is new and of comparable quality and size. Failure to use a proper foundation may lead to unsatisfactory performance and damage to the mattress which may void your warranty.

Full, Queen and King size units require a metal bed frame or bed base that has a rigid center support as well as support for the head, foot and sides. The proper center support must have two extended center legs from the base of the unit to the floor. Any Full, Queen or King frame that does not have a metal center support must use at least 5 hardwood (i.e., oak or ash) slats (1x4's) with center supports extending to the floor. If your current frame does not meet these specifications, please call your salesperson immediately so that one may be added to your order in time for delivery.


Some Things About New Mattresses to Keep in Mind

Center Ridge
When two people sleep on the same mattress set, the padding materials tend to settle more rapidly on each side rather than in the center. The result is a visual ridge in the middle of the mattress. Sleeping in the middle of the mattress can help reduce this center ridge. The ridge is considered normal.

Body Impressions
Expect your mattress to develop indentations called 'body impressions' during the first several weeks. Impressions up to 1 1/2" are normal and will gradually improve with mattress rotation.

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