Mattress care, especially cleaning them, is a critical part of business for hotels, inns, and B&Bs.
Think about all the wear and tear your own mattress goes through, and then multiply that by the number of people sleeping at your establishment on a given week.
Here are some tips on how to clean a mattress, so that you – and your guests – can sleep better at night. Continue reading
“If you ask me to recommend my favourite hotels in Saigon, Santa Barbara and Barcelona,” says Sarah Nicholson of the Australian travel website Escape, “I will rattle off three properties with great beds.”
These were all luxury properties with top-of-the-line amenities, but Nicholson hits on a very important point here: a hotel is only as good as its beds.
Any decent hotel knows that mattresses aren’t forever. They need to be replaced on a consistent basis to offer guests a comfortable stay.
But what do hoteliers do with those old mattresses? A lot of them end up at the dump. According to the Mattress Recycling Council, more than 50,000 mattresses are dropped off at landfills every day. Continue reading
Mattress shopping isn’t what it used to be. There was a time when choosing a mattress meant answering a simple question: soft or firm?
When it’s time for a mattress makeover, today’s innkeepers look for features like memory foam, pocketed coils and moisture wicking fabrics, all in the service of that vital factor of any customer’s stay: a good night’s rest.
When you’ve been in business for more than 60 years, people come to you with questions.
For example: When would you suggest purchasing mattress toppers for our beds?
And the answer is that a mattress topper is something hotels, vacation rentals and bed & breakfast owners should consider if they’ve just bought a new mattress, or are trying to salvage an older one.
Whether you are a homeowner, an innkeeper or a vacation property owner/manager, taking care of your mattress is key.
A mattress is typically an expensive purchase, which means you’ll want to take care of yours so it will last. It helps that most mattresses come with warranties. At InnStyle, we sell hospitality mattresses from Tempurpedic, Sealy and Stearns and Foster, which offer a 10-year limited warranty. We also sell CleanRest mattress encasements and protectors and they also offer a 10-year warranty on their products.
And while having a warranty is certainly helpful, it’s important to take steps to keep your mattresses clean and safe. Read on to explore our guide to mattress hygiene.
Do you wake up every morning and find yourself stretching to get the kinks and aches out of your lower back?
That’s one of the signs it’s time for a new mattress.
But buying a new mattress is something you need to spend some time on. We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping, so it’s important to choose a mattress that lead to a healthy, comfortable sleep.
Here are a few tips to find the best mattress firmness, whether you’re shopping for your home or for your hotel.
We live in a world of customization, where digital capabilities let us shape our preferences in every area of life: Our phones know our names, our cars remember our seat positions, and our coffee machines remember how to make us the perfect cup.
Consumers are so accustomed to having it their way that they expect these same highly personalized experiences when they’re away from home.
This is why it’s more critical than ever for innkeepers, hoteliers and vacation rental owners to create memorable, tailored sleep experiences for their guests. Here are some steps you can take: Continue reading
A comfortable mattress is not only a necessity, but also an investment into your health and well-being.
We all rely on our mattresses to provide us with a clean and comfortable night’s rest. Unfortunately, the quality of a mattress is often overlooked until you start experiencing an achy back or lose multiple nights of sleep.
While there is not a single type of mattress that is perfect for everyone, taking a few steps to capitalize on the life of your mattress can make you realize other multiple health benefits.
Here are a few tips that will help your mattresses last a little bit longer.
Keep the Mattress Dry
The one thing that can cut back on the life of your mattress is moisture. Whenever you sleep, your body generates moisture in the form of sweat that gets trapped in your blankets or the mattress. This becomes even more persistent during the spring and summer months, particularly if you reside in a humid environment where the air remains damp, which prevents the evaporation of moisture.
The trapped moisture can get the spring and the foam inside affected. Worse still, the mattress can sag, grow mold, develop rust, or give off an unpleasant odor if not aerated and dried as soon as possible.
To protect your mattress from moisture, leave it uncovered for awhile after waking up in order to aerate it. In the case of spillage, wipe the affected area immediately with a towel. Directing a fan or a blower at an uncovered bed can also help drive away the moisture.
While many factors will affect the longevity of your mattress (its original quality, for instance, and the amount of use), cleaning your mattress on a regular basis and protecting it from spills, insects, and even allergens can help you get the most from your investment.
As our regular readers will remember, we briefly touched on the topic of mattress protection in a recent blog post titled “How to Make the Perfect Bed”. In this post we’ll delve more deeply into the topic of the care and protection of your mattress, and provide you with a list of our favorite products to accomplish this important task.