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Gainsborough Mattresses

Gainsborough beds are part of The Airsprung Group, which has been going for well over 100 years. From humble beginnings, the group began by making mattresses in a small workshop in Trowbridge and has gone on to become one of the largest bed manufacturers in the UK.

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Who are Gainsborough mattress?

Gainsborough Mattresses are one of the UK’s premium quality mattress brands. Part of the Airsprung Group, they’ve been innovating and creating luxury bedding for over 100 years. The company started as a small workshop in Trowbridge and then expanded year on year to produce: 

The hallmark of Gainsborough Mattresses is their attention to detail, with mattresses being hand-tufted and finished by craftspeople for that bespoke feel, and their iconic headboards incorporating hand-stitched buttoning for a traditional and elegant look. Gainsborough Mattresses are now one of the largest bed manufacturers in the UK and are constantly innovating and developing new products for a demanding clientele.  

Why buy a Gainsborough mattress?

Gainsborough Beds represent the very best in UK bed manufacturing. Not content with simply producing great quality mattresses, they use only the very best materials for a premium feel and a flawless night’s sleep. Gainsborough mattresses are handcrafted and upholstered, using traditional skills and crafts that have been passed down through the generations, using materials such as mohair, cashmere, pure new wool, super soft Merino wool, cotton and traditional hair. These are combined with man-made hypoallergenic foam and soft white fibres to create layers of comfort and support. There’s no compromise on style or looks, either, and a Gainsborough mattress will complement any interior, whether your bedroom is ultra-chic modern or totally traditional.

Soft, medium or firm Gainsborough mattress?

The first thing that any person needs to know when choosing a Gainsborough mattress is how to get the right firmness. Not all mattresses will have the same level and this is definitely something to know about when buying one. The problem for consumers though is that how firm a mattress may be is not described well usually. Do not despair though - our useful mattress firmness guide will tell you what you need to know and explain how to choose a Gainsborough mattress which is firm enough for you.

Which Gainsborough Mattress Is Best For Me?

Your bodyweight when lying on the mattress is linked to how it will feel overall - top quality mattresses will have different spring options to choose from, as shown below. It is key to get the best one for your person.

Soft spring tension has a wire diameter of 1.2mm and is suitable for people up to 10 stone

Medium spring tension has a wire diameter of 1.4mm and is best if you weigh 10-16 stone

Firm spring tension has a wire diameter of 1.6mm and is best for 16 - 20 stone users

Extra firm / Orthopaedic spring rating has a wire diameter of 1.9mm and is best for people weighing 20 stone plus.

Pocket spring vs memory foam: Which is better?

Both pocket spring and memory foam mattresses have been around for years now, as an alternative to the more standard mattresses with innerspring. But when it comes to choosing which Gainsborough mattress is the best fit for you, pocket spring or memory foam, there are different factors to consider. Each type of mattress has a few distinct differences to consider, and this guide will help you make your mind up which option is best for you.

Read on to discover some of the key differences in pocket spring vs memory foam mattresses, and to discover which one is the right fit for you:

What material is used in a Gainsborough mattress?

The most obvious difference between each form of mattress is exactly what they are made of; which can make a vast difference to the feel, comfort and style of each specific type. In the case of pocket spring mattresses, the inside is made of hundreds of upright tempered springs within individual pockets; hence the name. This internal layer is often topped with foam padding to ensure comfort and support to sleepers.

Memory foam mattresses, as the name suggests, are created from a specific type of polyurethane foam. This foam is designed to be highly dense and absorbs body weight and energy while often remaining firm to the touch. It’s easy to spot a memory foam mattress because of the compact feel of the foam when you place weight upon it, and the slower pace in which it springs back.

How long do Gainsborough mattresses last?

For some, the lifespan of a mattress can make all the difference to which type they buy. Often, a mattress can be an expensive purchase, and an option that lasts as long as possible is the best choice. Because of the individual springs within a pocket sprung mattress, this type of mattress has far more parts that can wear over time, leading to sagging. Memory foam, on the other hand, has no additional components, though they are more susceptible to sweat and oil over time. The average lifespan of a pocket spring mattress is around 8-10 years, while a memory foam one is closer to 12-14.

What are Gainsborough mattress like if I get hot or cold in bed?

If you struggle to sleep due to being more susceptible to heat, then many people consider a memory foam mattress too warm. A pocket spring mattress tends to feel a little cooler in comparison, though this may depend upon the actual foam used to top the springs.

Are Gainsborough mattresses good for couples?

Motion transfer is a big concern when more than one person is in bed. There’s nothing worse than being woken up in the early hours because of your partner rolling over, for example. Memory foam is the ideal choice if motion transfer is a concern, as its denseness prevents any transfer. Pocket spring mattresses also offer another viable alternative, as each spring moves independently, reducing the movement of the bed as a whole.

There are many factors to consider if you’re thinking of investing in a new mattress. With so many differences and similarities, to examine, you might find the better choice is to give both a try to find out which works best for you. With our free 24 hour delivery on mattresses handmade in the UK, finding the Gainsborough mattress to suit your needs is easier than ever. Take a look at our full range of mattresses online today.