How to Find the Best Mattress Stores in San Mateo County CA
The best mattress stores in Redwood City cater to the latest trends in sleep technology to find the right new mattress for you.
The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best mattress stores in San Mateo County and issues related to mattress sales.
Updated November 23, 2016
How to Find the Best Mattress Stores in San Mateo County CA
There is no state license required for mattress sales in San Mateo County and so no state standard for competency. This makes it all the more significant that all mattress stores bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have been evaluated by our research staff, and have had to pass all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, clean complaint record, best business practices, length of time in business, and more.
New mattresses have come a long way over the last twenty years. No longer are they just big, overstuffed casings filled with lumpy, flammable, mystery synthetics. Today's new mattresses are much more complex and made from refined, specialty materials. There are also many different new mattress models, designs, materials and schools of thought regarding what type of new mattress will get you the best night's sleep.
Together with advances in new mattress technology came advances in price. New mattresses have become high-dollar, high-tech items, which makes it even more difficult to choose the right one. So when you make this investment, you should expect only the finest customer service from mattress stores in San Mateo County. That's why the best mattress stores in San Mateo County CA provide these additional services to their entire clientele.
The Best Mattress Stores in San Mateo County CA Perform Numerous Services
In addition to huge selections of new mattresses, a lot of local mattress stores go out of their way to make your new mattress purchase go as smoothly as possible. In many instances you can have your new mattress delivered and set up, free of charge, the same day. They might even get rid of your old mattress too. Also, since a new mattress can turn out to be a considerable expense, many new mattress dealers offer layaway and financing plans. Most new mattress stores get their products from only the most respected new mattress manufacturers, so new mattresses are usually protected by multiple comprehensive warranties.
Good New Mattress Stores in San Mateo County CA Have Wide Selections
From new waterbeds to futons, new mattress stores have a large enough selection of mattresses to guarantee no compromise in the transition from your old mattress to your new mattress. They carry new platform beds, adjustable beds, chemical-free mattresses and folding mattresses. When determining which new mattress is best for you, comfort is a major consideration and hardness is determined by the structure of the new mattress. New mattresses are constructed with different materials, including cotton, foam, egg crate foam or latex. The cushioning mechanism could be either coils or slat suspension.
Local mattress stores in San Mateo County offer different ergonomic features as well, such as Swedish engineered design, pressure relieving mattresses, custom sizing, and mattress overlays. Design and construction do affect the comfort of a new mattress; test out different material/style assemblages to find the perfect balance. And while you're shopping at new mattress stores, you might be able to complete your bedroom set or enhance other rooms in your home, as many new mattress stores sell more than just mattresses and bed frames. They also sell bed set accessories, such as oxygen pillows, cotton or down filled pillows, wedges, and bedding.
Some Mattress Stores in San Mateo County CA Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these mattress stores in San Mateo County: Mattress Discounters Menlo Park CA, Select Comfort Corp Daly City CA, Sleep Train Mattress Center Redwood City CA, Revitalize San Mateo CA, Sleep Train Mattress Center San Mateo CA, House of Values San Mateo CA, Mattress Discounters San Mateo CA, Mancini's Sleepworld San Mateo CA, Sleep Train Mattress Center Redwood City CA, Furniture Outlet, Inc. San Carlos CA. Other new mattress stores in Redwood City CA that might still be in business include: .
What To Look For When Buying A Mattress
The biggest considerations are to how well the mattress supports you and keeps you in normal alignment so you don't wake with back pain, and comfort, so that you're not forced to move around all night resulting in a bad night's sleep. With support, a too firm mattress will not yield enough to your body's curves, forcing your spine out of its natural alignment. A too soft mattress can create the same result the same way lying in a hammock does. With comfort, a too firm mattress or one badly constructed can cause pressure points on places of your body, cutting off circulation.
Additional considerations include:
Motion transfer (for those sleeping with a partner)
To prevent being woken when a sleeping partner moves, you want a mattress without much motion transfer. That can be accomplished in different ways. For innerspring mattresses, coil springs that are not connected to each other and are individually wrapped will have less motion transfer than less expensive coils that are interlinked. Memory foam mattress or latex mattresses can have less motion transfer than innerspring mattresses.
A mattress that gets too warm or stays too cold can prevent you from sleeping well. Preventing the mattress from being too much warmer or colder than your body can be achieved by construction that uses ventilation, and/or advanced foams. Cheap memory foam mattresses have the biggest risk of getting too warm.
Many mattress brands cut their manufacturing costs by skimping on the inside materials around the edges of mattress on the idea that people only spend their time near the center. But if you have a habit of sleeping near the edge, or sitting on the edge frequently, then not only would poor edge support be uncomfortable but it can also cause that part of the mattress to break down and sag relatively soon.
Types of Mattresses in San Mateo County CA
The most common type of mattress in San Mateo County CA, these contain coils of steel springs. Coil count refers to exactly how many coils are inside the mattress, with those at 420 coils or below being most suitable for sporadic use such as in a guest bedroom. A higher coil count will provide more comfort and is more suitable for every day use, however the number of coils isn't always the only factor since another is how thick the steel of each coil is, also how many turns each coil has. So it's possible for a 800 coil mattress to have thicker coil steel and/more coil turns than a 900 coil mattress and be more comfortable than the higher coil count mattress.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam is a slow-response type of foam that takes longer to return to its normal position when you remove the weight from it. Tempurpedic is a well known brand of this mattress type. Memory foam shouldn't be confused with the regular foam, often called poly foam, that can be found in the top layers of an innerspring mattress, the cheapest of which can break down (lose its rebounding property) after repeated use.
Latex mattress come in two kinds of latex, Dunlop latex or Talalay latex (or a combination of both). Both types of latex are made from rubber sap. Latex mattresses can be pricey but can also last decades and are appreciated for being anti-bacterial and anti-dust mite since mites do not thrive in natural latex.
Some mattresses are latex hybrids, having only a top layer of the most expensive material, the latex, over a memory foam or innerspring mattress, and so can be less costly (and lighter) than a 100% latex mattress.
Latex toppers can also be purchased separately, a 1", 2" or some other thickness of latex to place on top of an existing mattress.
Spring Air Mattresses
Air mattresses use chambers inflated with air instead of spring coils, and offer the ability to make an adjustible bed, so that the user can adjust one side to be firmer or softer than the other side in order to satisfy two sleeping partners independently. The Sleep Number bed by Select Comfort is a well known brand in this category.
How to Buy New Mattresses in San Mateo County CA
Try The Mattress Before Buying
Try lying on the mattress in different positions, not just on your back, and feel free to lie on the mattress for as long as 10 to 15 minutes to get a better idea of the support, possible pressure points, and temperature neutrality of the new mattress.
If you're buying the mattress online without the ability to try it first, make sure you understand the online mattress retailer's return policy (if any). Online mattress sales that offer an extended trial period can cut down on the liklihood of disappointment, but make sure you are comfortable with what your obligation might be in order to get the matteress returned.
Price Match Guarantee?
Does the mattress store guarantee to match a lower price of the same mattress being sold at another local mattress store in San Mateo County CA, or being sold online?
Is There A Sale Coming Up?
Will the store sell the new mattress you want at a lower price sometime in the near future as part of a scheduled sale or promotion?
Consider The Need For The Platform (Box Spring)
The platform that goes underneath the mattress, which some people mistakenly call a box spring, usually doesn't have springs in it anymore. These days, it is typically just a simple wood frame, with one box or platform being pretty much the same as any other, except for being in a fabric that matches the new mattress when purchased as a set. Considering that the box or platform is rarely visible, especially once bed covers are on, you might save by reusing your existing box or platform and buying only a new mattress.
Price Is Not The Only Factor
If you're inclined to do price comparisons between mattress stores in San Mateo County CA, make sure you've tallied all the costs, such as the mattress delivery fee and if the mattress store will charge you to remove your old mattress or not.
Next, bear in mind that when comparing price between different models of new mattresses, that the most expensive is not necessarily the best. Like with other retail goods, some mattresses have a premium price only because the maker knows some consumers like to buy high end, believing it guarantees more value. Next, price comparisons between different models, even among the same maker can be difficult because many times a mattress is made specific to that retailer, such as for ones sold in department stores, and there might not be an exact match of that mattress in terms of its actual material and construction.
Lastly, weigh any price difference against possible differences in return policy (and restocking fee), or in the warranty. Saving a couple of hundred dollars is no bargain if you end up unhappy with a mattress that is uncomfortable and compromises your sleep and your health over months and years.
How to Buy At New Mattress Sales in Redwood City
Step 1: Do a Test Run of New Mattresses at Mattress Stores in San Mateo County
Before you buy new mattresses in San Mateo County, find the type of new mattresses that best suit your sleeping habits. You can visit several mattress stores in Redwood City and test out any product on display. Consider the sleep position, the thickness of the new mattress, and the level of firmness you are comfortable with. During this process, don't feel obligated to work with mattress store salespeople. You're not wasting their time, you're planning a smart purchase.
Step 2: Consider Price on New Mattresses at San Mateo County Mattress Stores
Once you've identified a preferred mattress brand and specification package (mattress model name is irrelevant—the same mattress model has different names for different mattress stores, so take note of the manufacturing details of the new mattress instead), call local mattress stores in San Mateo County to get an idea of a price range.
If the perfect new mattress seems a little pricey no matter where you look, mattress stores usually offer special financing or manufacturer discounts, and once you're in the new mattress store, quotes are negotiable. Some mattress stores in San Mateo County even offer discount mattresses and low cost mattresses.
Step 3: Consider San Mateo County New Mattress Store Quality
When you have a list of acceptable quotes from local mattress stores in Redwood City, look for any quality endorsements the mattress stores might have. If they are Diamond Certified or members of the Better Business Bureau, you're much more likely to get great customer service in addition to a good deal on a new mattress.
Step 4: Visit the the New Mattress Stores in Redwood City
Based on the results of your pricing research, go to the San Mateo County new mattress store that offered the lowest quote and had the best reputation and talk to a salesperson about the specific mattresses you want to buy. If the mattress model is in stock, ask a few questions before you jump into a purchase on that new mattress. Use the list below to guide you.
• Are the mattress stores in San Mateo County currently offering any mattress discounts?
• Do the mattresses you're interested in come as a mattress & platform package, or do you need to buy the mattresses and platform separately?
• Can the San Mateo County mattress stores explain your financing options for new mattresses?
• Do the mattress dealers in San Mateo County offer free delivery of new mattresses?
• Will the mattress stores remove my old mattress during mattress delivery? If so, is there an additional cost to remove and dispose of your old mattress?
• Can the mattress delivery services set up your new mattress?
• What are the terms of the new mattress warranty? Is it at least ten years? Is it non pro-rated?
• If you've chosen a coil mattress, ask the mattress stores how many coils and working turns it has? (The meaning of coil count varies, but the higher the working turn count, the longer the bed will last)
Step 5: Buying New Mattresses at Mattress Stores in San Mateo County
If the new mattress stores in San Mateo County were able to meet all of your terms, move forward with buying a new mattress. If not, visit the new mattress stores with lower quotes and pose the same questions. You will eventually find the best new mattress stores for you in Redwood City.
Mattress Brands Available at Mattress Stores in San Mateo County CA
Aireloom,Ashley,Beauty Sleep,Beautyrest,Broyhill,Casper,Castilla,Comfor-Pedic,Corsicana,Dormia,Dreamsense,Dreamworld,Duxiana, Ecopedic,Englander,Four Star,Hampton & Rhodes,Jamison,King Koil Leesa Matterss,les jardins,Lotus,Magic Koil,Novena,Optimum,Posturecraft,Restonic,Reverie,Sealy Posturepedic,Serta,Simmons,Sleepwell,Solstice,Southerland,Stearns & Foster,Tempur-Pedic,TheraPedic,Vivon,Zuzu, duroflex,Cool Reflections,Sleep Trends
Resources About Mattresses in San Mateo County CA
Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Relevant to Mattresses in Redwood City CA
AASM American Academy of Sleep Medicine www.aasmnet.org
ASA American Sleep Association www.americansleepassociation.org
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
ISPA International Sleep Products Association www.sleepproducts.org
National Sleep Foundation www.sleepfoundation.org
PFA Polyurethane Foam Association www.pfa.org
SPSC Sleep Products Safety Council www.safesleep.org
SSA Specialty Sleep Association www.specialtysleepnet.com
Media Regarding New Mattress Sales in San Mateo County CA
Sleep Savvy Magazine
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