Beds are some of your home’s most expensive furnishings, but treat them right and they should last a really long time. If you’ve purchased a car bed from us, you might want to know how to ensure it lasts you a long time. You’ll be pleased to know most of our car beds are made from scratch resistant material.
Getting many happy years from your car bed means treating them right and taking good care of them, and protecting them from damage.
In this article, we’ll look at the best ways to protect your car bed from damage.
- Purchase a high quality car bed in the first place
You get what you pay for, and so high-quality car beds are more likely to be hardy and less likely to succumb to the same damage as cheaper car beds. A good quality bed is more expensive up front, but it is well worth the investment, as it is more likely to last longer.
This is especially important for children’s beds, as kids tend to like to jump and bounce, and they are more likely to spill drinks and crumbs. They’re also less aware of the consequences of their actions, so generally less careful.
If your child likes cars, consider a premier car bed! Car Bed Shop sells good quality, affordable beds shaped like cars.
If you’re looking at an adult bed, buy a bed from a reputable retailer with a shed load of good reviews.
- Clean your bed regularly
Spills and dust cause damage over time, so it is important you buy a bed that is easy to clean, and preferably one that is treated to withstand surface damage and general weathering from oxygen.
Use a damp cloth to wash down your bed frame once every few weeks, or whenever you feel like it needs a run over.
Car beds from Car Bed Shop are often gloss finished, which means they’re easy to wipe down on a regular basis.
If you’re buying an adult bed, make sure you pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to wash your bed down properly.
- Add protection between your mattress and the base of the bed
Consider thick padding in the form of a thin duvet or an extra mattress protector between the mattress and the base of your bed.
This will help reduce wear and tear on the underside of your mattress and stop damage to the bed base, especially if you have little ones jumping on it on a regular basis.
- Use a mattress protector
To protect the top side of your mattress, you’ll want to use a mattress protector. Mattress protectors stop your mattress from absorbing nasties that might ruin it, such as sweat and spillages. They’re a hell of a lot cheaper to replace than an actual mattress if they become damaged.
Choose mattress protectors made from natural materials, as this makes them breathable. Natural mattress protectors are also less likely to contain nasties, such as unnatural fire retardants and chemicals, because natural materials are more likely to naturally resist fire.
- Try to discourage jumping on the bed
This might be difficult if your bed belongs to children, but jumping on the bed can damage your mattress and – in the worst case scenario – actually break your bed base. Where possible, try to discourage anyone from jumping on the bed.
Car beds are a good alternative to ordinary beds for children because there are other ways children can play with them that don’t involve bouncing. They can pretend they’re in a real car instead of on a bouncy castle.
- Hoover down your mattress
Regular hoovering of your mattress can protect it from the damage dirt and dust can do to it over time. Hoover your mattress on a semi-regular basis. This isn’t just good for overall cleanliness and the lifespan of your mattress, it’s also great for those with allergies.
- Rotate and flip your mattress
Be very careful about how you handle your mattress, but if you can you should be flipping it and rotating it as often as you can. Because most of us sleep in the same position every night, this pressure can cause damage to certain areas of your mattress, and even break it over time.
Flipping your mattress gives each side a rest. Not all mattresses are double sided, but you should be able to at least rotate it, and redistribute the weight at least a little bit.
You should also avoid sitting on the end of your mattress, where your weight is hanging half-on and half-off the edge, as the edge of your mattress is where there is less support.
- Make sure your bed base and mattress actually match
You’d be very surprised how many people put any old mattress on any old bed. This isn’t a good idea, as not all mattresses and beds work in conjunction with each other. Sprung mattresses should not be used on slatted bases, for example. Doing this can ruin both your bed frame and your mattress. Where possible, look for manufacturer information on which mattress matches your bed frame, and choose that one. This might be another investment, but it will be well worth it if you extend the life of your mattress