Should You Buy a Mattress From a Furniture or Department Store?

October 20, 2015

Should You Buy a Mattress From a Furniture or Department Store?

The Glenwood Avenue landscape in Raleigh is well known in the Triangle area as being the place to buy furniture. You will find large national chain stores, local stores, department stores that carry furniture and those famous stores that are perpetually “Going Out of Business” and are “Liquidating All Assets”. Furniture stores are great if you are buying furniture.   They are not so great when you are looking for that comfortable space that you spend one-third of your life on – your mattress.


The main reason anyone even considers buying a mattress from a furniture or department store is convenience. You spend so much time choosing the “perfect” bedroom set and by the time you finally decide to make the purchase you remember that the new bed needs a new mattress. The furniture sales associate doesn’t know anything about mattresses and the furniture store randomly chose some mattresses to display on their showroom floor not knowing whether they are comfortable, of high-quality or the materials that are used to make them. You end up just choosing one of the three or four mattresses on display with the furniture so you can pay all at once and have everything delivered together.


A mattress purchase should be a big decision that is made only after you have gathered facts. You spend more time on your mattress than any other piece of furniture with possibly the exception of your office chair. You should understand the materials in your mattress as your body and face will be against it all night every night.


There also are no local furniture stores that offer a natural or organic options. Some stores try to pass off petroleum based soy or bio-foam mattresses covered in a Chinese made bamboo cover as a healthy mattress but nobody else has mattresses made with all natural or certified organic materials from the inside out. We became much more educated recently on our annual trip to the High Point Furniture Market. We learned how some mattress manufacturers only sell their mattresses through furniture stores as the convenience hook is a much easier sale than the process of educating the consumer on the benefits of particular mattresses.


So when you are completing your transaction on that new bedroom set that you spent so much time choosing – Stop There!!! Buy your bedroom set and leave the store to start your search for just the right mattress to put on that new bed. The mattress is the most important part of your purchase and should not be taking lightly. When the furniture transaction is complete it's time to visit The Organic Bedroom to buy a healthy, comfortable, non-toxic mattress that will guarantee a good nights sleep every night!