Beds, Bed Frame & Headboard Care Guide

Divan and Mattresses

Getting used to your bed

Chances are that the springs and upholstery in your old bed were not what they used to be, so your new bed may seem a little strange at first. Please allow time for your body to adjust to your new bed and for the fillings to settle.

Filling settlement is normal

Due to modern day fillings being more sumptuous than their predecessors, settlement may be more pronounced in the areas under the most body weight. This is quite normal and, providing that the mattress is properly supported, can be minimised by regular turning.

Do not bend or roll your mattress

Bending or rolling your mattress will damage the spring unit and invalidate the guarantee.

Let your mattress breathe

After it's removal from the packaging, please leave your bed uncovered for a few hours to allow any condensation to escape. Please ensure that the polythene bag is well out of the reach of small children.

Protect your mattress

No mattress is completely colourfast. We therefore recommend that you use a mattress cover, which will protect it from coming into direct contact with body moisture or other liquids.

Do not use detergents or chemical cleaners

Using detergents or chemical cleaners on your mattress are likely to damage the fabric and stitching.

Turn your mattress regularly

Unless you have bought a "no need to turn" mattress which has a single sleeping surface, e.g. Memory Foam, Latex, Pillow Top and Anti-slip mattresses, it is important that you turn your mattress once a week for the first two or three months and then monthly thereafter. This will prolong the lifespan of your mattress. When turning your mattress please do not allow it to bang or fall against the side of the divan, as this may damage the spring system. Some assistance may be required.

General Care

Sitting on the edge of your mattress for long periods can affect its shape.
Children may use your new bed as a trampoline. This is not recommended if you want to prolong the life span of your bed.
Use mattress handles, if provided, and do not overload divan bed drawers
Check that the legs and castors are tightened fully from time to time.
Most of our beds are suitable for a combined weight of 25 stone. For heavier weights we recommend calling us for details of selected Hypnos, Relyon & Sealy beds.

Regular, Easy-care Maintenance

• Turn down the bed clothes every morning to allow the bed to cool down and breathe.
• If you have bought a “No Turn” mattress, with a single sleeping surface, e.g. Memory Foam, Latex, Pillow Top and Anti-slip mattress, it is important that you rotate your mattress regulary. For all other mattresses it is important that you turn and rotate your mattress regulary once a week for the first two or three months and then monthly thereafter. This will prolong the life-span of your mattress. When turning your mattress please do not allow it to bang or fall against the side of the divan, as this may damage the spring system.Some assistance may be required.
• Take care when turning your mattresses; do it with someone else especially if your mattress is particularly heavy.
• Frequent turning and plumping reduces natural dips and ‘nesting’ in spring interior mattresses.
• The drawers within a drawer divan are usually designed to hold lightweight items, such as bedlinen, and should not be overloaded. Maximum weight: Mini drawers - 7kg Standard drawers - 15kg.
• Where fitted, headboard bolts and legs may need to be tightened at regular intervals in order to prevent causing damage.


• Ensure that a spillage is simply mopped up quickly with a clean, dry cloth.
• Always use a good quality mattress protector that can be cleaned.

Cleaning your Bed or Mattress

• Never wet clean your mattress.
• Regularly clean your bed with a soft brush or lightly vacuum using an upholstery attachment.
• If your mattress does become wet, stand it on its side to minimise the penetration of moisture and allow it to air away from direct heat.
• Always follow your manufacturer’s cleaning and care label instructions.

Bed Frames & Bedsteads

Do not use abrasive cleaning liquid. We advise against the use of abrasive cleaning liquids, as they could adversely affect the lacquered surfaces.

Securing your bedstead

It is recommended that the bedstead should be periodically checked to ensure that all the fittings are secure. Do not over tighten the fittings. Most of our bedsteads are suitable for a combined weight of 25 stone. However we do have a gret range of bed frames for heavy people. If you require further information contact us with details of the model in question.

Using bed frames on uncarpeted floors.

If a bed frame is on a laminated or solid floor you must place some protection under all legs to stop the bed frame from moving. If this is not adhered to there is no guarantee if the bed frame collapses or slats pop out.

Cleaning your bedstead

To clean the product, please use a dry duster.

Do not expose to direct sunlight

If you have a wooden bedstead the colour of wood will naturally mellow with age. However, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may accelerate this process.

Do not overload or over-fill drawers

If your bedstead has drawers they have been designed to take light weight items only. Excessive weight can cause distortion or damage to the drawers. Over-filling them may cause them to jam. Maximum weight: mini drawers - 7kg, standard drawers - 15kg.

Upholstered Headboards & Bed Frames


The leather we use is natural finished product that is easy to care for. The hides are tanned to produce a pleasing distressed appearance with a semi matt finish. When the leather is pulled or stretched in the upholstery process, the topcoat moves to reveal the lighter base coat underneath, resulting in an attractive two-tone effect. The leather offers increased durability, which is provided by the application of a light surface coating containing a small amount of pigment.

Caring for your leather

To clean, simply dust. Wipe away any stains with a moist cloth, followed immediately with a dry cloth to avoid watermarks. Never use furniture polish, detergents or spirit-based cleaners as these damage the surface of the leather. We recommend that you avoid placing the bed near radiators or fires as it may crack and dry out. Similarly, direct sunlight may cause some fading. Please also note that hides vary in grain, colour and texture and therefore samples can only be used as a guide.

Textured Micro Suede

Textured Micro Suede is an exciting fabric, which has been manufactured to look like leather whilst providing all of the soft, sumptuous qualities of Micro Suede. The fabric is water repellent and dirt resistant. However, should you need to remove any heavier stains, please use a neutral detergent, taking care not to over rub. Rinse with clean lukewarm water.

Micro Suede

A fabulously sensual fabric. Micro Suede is soft and durable, making it an extremely popular choice. The fabric is water repellent and dirt resistant. However, should you need to remove any heavier stains, please use a neutral detergent, taking care not to over rub. Rinse with clean lukewarm water.


A luxurious woven fabric with a soft, rich texture. All Flatweave fabrics should be specialist cleaned only.