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Staples luxury beds finishing touchesWe know that Staples divan beds and pocket sprung mattresses are luxury beds and made to the highest standards with a large amount of tlc (tender loving care). The pocket sprung mattress fillings are of only the highest quality and there are lots of them. So how is the mattress filling held in place?….The finishing touches.

Once the pocket springs are nested into shape, a rigid bar is clipped around the perimeter to hold the pocket springs together and maintain the mattress’s shape. Staples luxury beds then have generous layers of fillings placed over the spring unit. In some cases these can be in excess of 12” of fillings. The fillings are then covered with a cover, called a tick, which is generally high quality damask.

Staples-boudica-mattress-side-stitchingSo to the finishing touches. Staples luxury beds are generally hand side stitched. This is a process whereby a highly trained craftsman inserts a long upholstery needle with high tensile twine through the mattress border into the springs and the layers of fillings. This process ensures the fillings and pocket springs remain in place and the mattress border is firm and supportive. Mattresses like the Staples Britannia and Staples Boudica have 4 rows of hand side stitching.

Do not confuse machine side stitching with hand side stitching. Only luxury beds have hand side stitching. Hand side stitching is a real skill learnt over many years.

Once the mattresses are side stitched, the second finishing touch starts, the tufting. The pocket sprung mattress is placed in a press and compressed. A long tufting needle with twine is inserted through the mattress. On each end of the twine a tuft of wool or felt is attached. This makes sure that all the fillings stay in place and improves the life of your mattress.

Hey presto, the finishing touches complete the luxury bed. View our range of Staples luxury beds by following the link.