As a business that has been making quality mattresses for over 75 years, our friends and family come to us with all of their bed related questions. One of the most common things that people want to understand is "exactly why do mattresses sag?” It’s a reasonable question, and one that affects the bed industry and the consumer, alike. A mattress is an investment, and the consumer, of course, has no interest in spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a mattress that may lose its initial comfort shortly after its purchase. The manufacturer on the other hand, has to deal with unsatisfied customers. From both perspectives, mattress sag can be a frustrating obstacle in the mattress buying process and it is among the top reasons that a customer decides to return their mattress.
So, what causes this rather prevalent mattress problem? We've outlined some of the common culprits when it comes to a sinking mattress:
Our experience has shown us that inferior quality mattress components is the #1 biggest contributor to mattress sag. Many manufacturers cut costs on wood and other materials like springs to reduce costs and maximize their profits. However, these inferior materials lack the durability and longevity needed to handle the wear and tear of one or two bodies sleeeping on the same mattress every night, and over the course of several years.
Poor Foundation / Boxspring
A poorly designed foundation or frame will contribute to premature sagging of your mattress. The foundation is designed as a support system for your mattress to help prevent sagging or sinking. Many mattress warranties will require that a specific (read: made by them) foundation is used in order to obtain warrantable service on any sags or body impressions. When buying a new mattress, it's important to consider the condition of your foundation, as well. If your current foundation or boxspring is broken, worn down, or lacks a sturdy central support rail, then you may need to replace it.
Soiling or Liquid Penetration
Any liquids, water or other fluids, could potentially damage the upholstery of your mattress causing the top layers of material to compress. Knowing this, manufacturers may void your warranty if any sign of soiling near the troublesome spots on your mattress exists. That's why a waterporoof mattress protector is a wise investment. These fitted sheet-style protectors are easy to use and wash and they will protect your mattress against any unforessen accidents.
So, understanding the consequences of mattress sag, for both the industry and the consumer, we set out to create a product that eliminates this frustrating issue.
Why Doesn’t the Aviya Mattress Sag?
It’s simple. We designed our mattress from the ground up in order to deliver the best sleep experience for our customers.
Our Foam is Better
After years of experience, we’ve realized that the quality of the foam used is one of the most important aspects of a comfortable bed.
This is why each and every Aviya Mattress is made with the highest quality high density foam. We absolutely refuse to use a foam that is rated at less than 1.8 pcf (pounds per cubic foot). This 1.8 pcf foam is typically reserved for upholstery, and practically unheard of in the mattress industry, especially anywhere near our prices.
Our Innerspring Systems are Better
Aviya incorporates a wrapped or Marshall coil system in its design. Each individual coil enjoys the luxury of a dedicated fabric pocket. This is the most expensive innerspring system available to manufacture, and, as it turns out, is also by far the most comfortable.
You might hear a mattress salesman touting his bed has more coils than the competitor, and because of this, is a better mattress. Do not be fooled by such gimmicky sales pitches! As with most things in life, quality trumps quantity. Our Queen size mattress incorporates 800 coils tempered with just the right coil geometry. A few other inferior mattresses may boast a higher coil count, but they typically use a different type of coil known as wrapped microcoils, a smaller coil system that lacks the comfort and durability of our 8" depth spring system.
Our Foundations are BetterLike any structure, mattress integrity starts with the foundation. Knowing that poorly and cheaply constructed foundations and box springs are a leading cause of mattress sag, we set out to create a foundation that was tremendously supportive.
The result is a foundation of superior construction and strength; Aviya uses the highest quality, environmentally friendly wood components in the industry. Most of our competitors’ foundations utilize six or eight cross slats if you’re lucky. Aviya’s foundations use 12 cross slats. We didn’t stop there - instead we beefed up the industry standard 1.5” wide slats to 2.5”. Our foundations weigh up to 40% more than the competition and provide the support needed to keep your mattress from sagging for years to come.
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We’re passionate about our mattresses and we stand behind the quality and craftsmanship of every Aviya mattress we make. In selecting high quality materials and high density foams, our goal was to create a mattress that doesn't sag. Our warranty lasts 10 years from the day your Aviya mattress arrives in your home. Unlike the vast majority of our competition that will only honor your sag claim if it is over 2”, our sag warranty protects you from body impressions of 1” or greater.