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How much does it cost to get a mattress delivered?

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Don’t pay for overpriced mattress delivery

Shopping for a mattress can be a nightmare. Too often it means schlepping from one bedding store to another to be confronted by row after row of overpriced mattresses and confusing ‘special offers’.

So it’s no surprise that the “bed-in-a-box” idea of shopping online and having your mattress delivered to your home has become a popular option.

But you don’t have to go the bed-in-a-box route to shop online and get the perfect mattress delivered right to your front door for free. At Chiropedic, we deliver your mattress to your door, free of charge across the Metro Melbourne area.

Chiropedic’s mattress delivery costs

Our free express delivery service within the Melbourne Metro area is available across all our mattressesbeds and bases and bedroom furniture (excluding our Value Select range).

This also applies to our super-value bundles, which include all the mattress protectors and pillows you’ll require together with your mattress in one delivery.

As this is an express service with just one delivery driver, we cannot offer this service all the way to your front door if there are stairs involved.

Mattress delivery options

If our free express delivery service is not suitable for you, we also offer two reasonably priced delivery options:

Standard two-man delivery service: For $69, we will deliver your bed into your bedroom, negotiating any stairs or lifts as required.

Premium delivery service: For $99, we will deliver your bed into your bedroom, negotiating any stairs or lifts, and also carry out any assembly required (EG: bed frames, bedsides, ensembles and electric beds). Removal of related rubbish is also included.

Regional and interstate deliveries: At Chiropedic, we also offer regional & interstate deliveries at a very reasonable rate of $99. If you require any additional information regarding our interstate deliveries, please contact us on (03) 9318 1211 to request a quote, or email us at [email protected]

We recommend that you always thoroughly inspect any goods delivered to you prior to signing ‘received in good order’. If any of your Chiropedic goods have been damaged in transit, contact us and we’ll find a solution immediately.

Why choose Chiropedic?

Who are we?

At Chiropedic, we are an Australian family-owned and operated business. We have been manufacturing mattresses and bases out of our very own factory located in Braybrook, Victoria since 1991.

We aim to be the most trusted and supportive brand delivering a positive impact to our customers’ sleep. This is why we promise to give you the best – and honest – advice on choosing the right mattress.

Price

Consumer group CHOICE says the idea that cost equals comfort in mattresses is the “No.1 mattress myth”.

As an Australian manufacturer selling directly to the public, we can sell our mattresses up to 70 per cent cheaper than many of the biggest national retailers.

Our mattresses range in price from just $89 up to $4,999, so we’re confident we’ve got the mattress you’re looking for.

And our best-price promise ensures you always get the best mattress deal possible.

Quality

Nobody can beat us on price, but that doesn’t mean we skimp on quality.

We are an award-winning manufacturer. All our products are certified Australian-made and we use only the best materials sourced from top-quality Australian suppliers such as Dunlop Foams and BekaertDeslee Textiles.

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Our customers lie at the core of everything we do. We want to offer quality mattress solutions at the best price for value. That’s why we’re so proud of the great reviews our customers leave us.

Free old mattress removal

This service is separate to Chiropedic, so you’ll need to schedule it with Soft Landing Mattress Recycling.

Choose from our wide range of pocket springgelmemory foamlatex and pillow-top mattresses, all designed and manufactured in Melbourne from quality Australian materials. Buy now and pay later with Zip or Afterpay — interest-free, flexible payment options.

We back our mattresses with a 7-day money-back guaranteea 100 and 30 -night trial and up to a 20-year warranty

Great for your warranty

Most mattress warranties include a clause that voids them if there is a stain on the mattress. This means that if you accidentally spill something on your mattress without a mattress protector in place you’ll be stuck with it, or have to buy a new one.

Tips on mattress care

If you’re not using a mattress protector, these tips on mattress care may come in handy.

Reducing dust and skin cells: Regular vacuuming may help to reduce the accumulations of dust and skin cells that will build up on your mattress over time. To absorb unpleasant mattress odours, sprinkle baking soda and leave for 30 minutes, then use the vacuum cleaner to remove.

Removing liquids: When liquids spill onto your mattress, quickly blot it dry. And if you notice any stains or marks, try to remove them as best you can by gently wiping or dabbing with a damp cloth. Never use solvents or strong chemicals.

Airing: Regularly exposing your mattress to fresh air and natural light can help to discourage mould and dust mites, and the increased air flow will help to carry away moisture and musty smells.

At Chiropedic, we recommend you leave the hard work of mattress maintenance to a mattress protector.

We have a range is available in all sizes and in a number of fabrics including TENCEL®, which is ideal for sensitive skin and eczema, recognised by the Eczema Association as Sensitive Skin Tried and Tested, and approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice Program.

Browse our selection of Protect-a-Bed mattress protectors and pillow protectors online. 

How often should you replace your mattress?

How often should you replace your mattress?

If you think it’s time to replace your bedtime sleeping companion, you’re probably rightthe-benefits-of-mattresses-without-foam-hero-image

Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you’re having trouble sleeping, or waking up with aches—it’s time to look into replacing your mattress.

Your bedtime sleeping companion (we’re still talking about the mattress here), is one of the most significant factors when it comes to a good night of rest. We’re all aware of the benefits and the importance of sleep. And given that your mattress is the only piece of furniture you’re spending hours every day using, it’s a worthwhile investment to replace.

If you’re looking to replace your mattress and are wondering how often a replacement is needed, we’ve listed some key considerations below.

As one of Australia’s leading mattress manufacturers and direct to consumer retailers, Chiropedic Mattresses, have been proudly supplying Australian-made mattresses to customers for over two decades.

How often you actually need to change your mattress

As frustrating as it is, there is no clear answer on the timeline for replacing your mattress and pillows. But, as a ballpark figure, ten years is a reasonable amount of time to be considering if your mattress needs replacing.

  • Pillows usually come with a replacement date on the inside, which is a good rule of thumb to go on. Mattresses can be a little bit more complicated to figure out.
  • A budget mattress will usually last somewhere around the 5-year mark, whereas a premium mattress which you’ve invested in can last anywhere up to 20 years—a fair difference.
  • Foam mattresses are more likely to sag than spring mattresses, especially if your mattress has been produced with cheap quality, lighter density foam.

Signs you may need a new mattress

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Aside from an old mattress losing its support and causing you pain or a poor night’s sleep, mould and dust mites can collect on pillows and mattresses after a long period of time.

However, this doesn’t have any immediate health risks, for the most part.

  • A good rule of thumb is that if you can see visible mould, it’s time to replace your mattress or any accessories and pillows, especially if you have asthma or a weakened immune system.
  • If you have asthma or allergies that are noticeably worse around bedtime or in your bedroom, it’s also worth looking into the lifespan of your mattress, as dust mites can trigger health issues for some people with asthma or eczema.
  • Itchy eyes, running noses or rashes are common symptoms which could indicate that you’re due for a mattress or pillow replacement.

Why choose Chiropedic Mattresses?

All Chiropedic Mattresses are made from top-quality, Australian-sourced materials from leading Australian suppliers such as Dunlop Foams and Bekaert Deslee Textiles.

It means that every time you purchase from us, you know that you’re buying a long-lasting mattress that is top quality, comfortable and supportive.

Because all of our mattresses and bases are sold directly to the public, we can pass savings onto consumers, making our prices up 70% cheaper than the big retailers without compromising quality.

To prove it, all of our Australian made mattresses come with a 20-year quality guarantee warranty. Now that’s confidence.

Care notes

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Keeping your mattress and pillows dry, and free from moisture will prevent any mould from forming on your bed. Human sweat and daily sleeping patterns won’t cause mould to form.

Using pillow and mattress protectors will also assist in increasing the lifespan and longevity of your bedroom items. Changing your linen regularly, as well as leaving a window open to get air moving through your bedroom are some easy ways to maintain the quality of your mattress and pillows.

If your mattress is a spring mattress, we’d recommend turning it around every month or so for the first six months, and then once every quarter after that. This allows for even weight distribution throughout the mattress, meaning you’ll be getting the most use out of your purchase.

Put a new mattress to the test and visit us at one of our 7 mattress stores across Victoria. If you’re not sure where to start, have a look at our mattresses online for sizes, feel, and comfort layers.

The benefits of mattresses without foam

Spring mattresses have been the pinnacle of sleeping technology for a long time, and for a good reason.

Spring mattresses

Spring mattresses have been giving us a good night’s sleep since the early 1800’s. Since then, industry trends have come and gone, but the trusty spring designed mattress has endured.

As an Australian, family-owned and operated business since 1991, Chiropedic Mattresses has seen more than our fair share of mattress trends come and go. One such trend has been cropping up lately — a foam mattress, easy to transport, squeeze, roll or compress in the boot of your car.

Foam mattresses, in hot demand across Australia, are made from a visco-elastic material. It means the mattress changes shape and reverts to its original form afterwards. Instead of having a traditional, spring-form, bouncy feel, memory foam responds slowly to pressure.

Before rushing out to buy the latest trend you’ll be sleeping on for the next couple of years, here are some of the considerations we think are essential to take into account.

The problem with foam mattresses

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While foam mattresses offer some great performance characteristics like density, motion transfer control, and contour; they often have some significant problems, particularly when companies opt for budget materials.

The type of foam used in a memory foam mattress is probably the biggest determiner when it comes to price point and quality. Polyfoam is a common material used in budget memory foam mattresses, but this type of material degrades quickly, leaving you with little support and a sagging mattress.

Similarly, the density of foam materials used in the mattress has a massive impact on the durability and lifespan of a foam mattress.

To top it off, often foam mattresses retain heat and have restricted airflow due to the lack of breathability. This can lead to discomfort at night, especially during hot Australian summers.

The benefits of spring mattresses

Spring mattresses are considered the most traditional type of mattress, with innerspring beds covered by upholstery materials, like fibre or foam. Often, spring mattresses will have zones of coils to suit different pressure points of the body.

The coils create a firm core that won’t sag as quickly as other materials.

What you should put a premium on

Premium spring mattresses

Price point vs. durability

The price point of spring mattresses correlate to the expected lifespan and durability of the bed. The most budget-friendly options will last around three to five years, but the more expensive and luxury models, should you be willing to invest, will last up to a decade with proper care.

Coil count

The better spring mattresses will have a higher coil count, layers of coils or zones of coils in order to apply the right pressure to different points of the body. Higher coil counts can provide better support and contouring, so when shopping for your mattress, try to select a mattress with a coil count of at least 400 for a Queen, and 480 for a King.

Coil wire gauge

Coil wire gauge refers to how thick each coil’s wire is within the mattress. As a general rule, low-gauge coils are thinner with a springier, softer feel, and high-gauge coils are thicker with firmer push-back and more durability. But springs with a smaller centre diameter can have a low-gauge wire but provide a firmer feel and are stronger due to the increased coil count in the full spring system.

Other add on’s and layers for comfort

Layers of fabric or gels:

Comfort layers give you the best of both: the support and durability of a spring mattress, and the custom comfort level best suited to you.

  • Natural latex layer provides excellent resilience and stops sagging. Latex is also anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, providing a healthier night’s sleep.
  • Gel offers you a temperature neutral layer and often cooling effect, great for hot sleepers and extra-comfort during hot summer nights.
  • Visco memory foam can help relieve aches and pains overnight, by displacing pressure along the body. That means you’re able to get the comfort of a foam mattress as well as the durability and support of a spring mattress.

Additionally, plush layers of fabrics give your mattress a more luxurious, premium feel. Layers of cotton, wool, and bamboo are some of the other factors to consider.

We can help you find the best spring mattress for you. Visit us in one of our 9 stores across Victoria, or shop for mattresses 

Spring Mattresses vs Foam Mattresses

Spring Mattresses vs Foam Mattresses

In the battle between foam and spring mattresses, we take a look at a comparison

Spring mattresses and foam mattresses

The victor in the battle between spring mattresses and foam mattresses is one that you will have to choose. After all, it’s you (and perhaps a special person or four-legged friend), who will be spending every night on it.

Chiropedic Mattresses‘ have been manufacturing mattresses out of their Braybrook factory in Victoria since 1991. As one of Australia’s only family owned and operated mattress manufacturers and retailers, we’re passionate about finding your dream sleep partner.

What are the key differences between foam and spring?

Spring pros:

  • Established
  • Credited with superior support
  • Credited with durability
  • Sleeps cool
  • No break in period

Spring cons:

  • Some older mattresses require flipping
  • Some noise from inferior or older models

Foam pros:

  • Anti-microbial
  • Credited with even distribution of support

Foam cons:

  • Sleeps hot
  • Expensive
  • Needs a break in period
  • Odour

8 things to consider before you decide on foam vs spring

There’s a lot to decide on when you’re weighing up between a foam mattress and a spring mattress. To make your decision easier, we’ve broken down everything you should consider before you buy a mattress.

1. Reliability

Spring mattresses have been taking care of our sleep since the 1800’s. The spring model involves metal coils within its frame, which can also be wrapped in fabric and layered with a variety of materials for comfort and further support.

As the reigning king of mattress choices, it’s still a popular choice among buyers who want the best, reliable option for their bed.

2. Support

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Spring mattresses have widely been credited for superior support, as they are designed to ease the human body into a relaxed state while relieving pressure points.

Different “zones” of spring resistance support and provide comfort levels to each of the different pressure points of your body—the head, lower back/hips, calves/feet—are all supported through higher resistance springs. Different pressure relief is provided for the shoulders/upper back and knees/calves with lower resistance springs.

Memory foam mattresses take some time to respond to your body shape and conform to your sleeping style, thus giving you support as you rest.

Foam mattress advocates will argue quality foam mattresses can relieve pressure points by letting the body sink into the structure, and mould support around a particular person.

3. Comfort

The breathable environment of spring mattresses prevents body heat retention and allows air to circulate more freely. There is also no break-in period with these mattresses.

The compact structure of a foam mattress is credited for prohibiting dust mites and bacteria to travel further down the mattress.

Some memory foam mattresses will retain heat due to their structure. Layers of foam act as a barrier between your skin and fresh air, causing all your body heat and sweat to sit next to you. Some more high-quality, modern mattresses have somewhat solved this problem by using cooling technologies or mechanisms (e.g. gel memory foam).

4. Longevity

Spring mattresses generally last anywhere upwards of 5 years, dependent on the build of the mattress and care. High-grade steel coils and can assist with your mattresses longevity.

Similarly, investing is a high-quality foam mattress means they can last between 10-15 years.

5. Maintenance

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Spring mattresses are best maintained when they are rotated every 3-6 months to avoid just placing pressure in one area.

Foam mattresses and spring mattresses should be maintained in the same way, so you should also flip foam mattresses every 3-6 months. However, a cheaper memory foam mattresses often emits a chemical smell. Foam mattresses often contain a polyurethane foam that is synthetic and contains chemicals. These aren’t necessarily dangerous for you, however, there are things called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are responsible for the chemical smell that comes from foam mattresses.

6. Sound

This is a bit of a myth that we can put to bed once and for all. The sound of spring coil mattresses are a bit of a myth from only one mattress: Sleepmaker Miracoil. Luckily for your ears, modern spring mattresses don’t actually produce any sound.

7. Costs

In order to invest in memory foam mattresses, you’ll have to spend a bit more upfront. Spring mattresses come in a wide variety of cost points, all of which have pros and cons.

8. How you sleep

If you’re a side, back or front sleeper will affect what kind of mattress best suits you. Talk to an expert in mattresses to understand which mattress firmness works best for your sleep style.

Which mattress is best for you?

You should always do your research, test mattresses in store, and pick the mattress you’re most comfortable with. In our opinion, spring mattresses tick more boxes in terms of comfort, support, durability, and longevity.

We’d love to help you find your dream sleep partner. Take a look at our mattresses online to see our range of spring mattresses. It’s important to try a mattress before you buy, which is why we have 7 mattress stores across Victoria.

How To Choose The Best Memory Foam Mattress

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Your guide to buying a memory foam mattress

Memory foam mattresses offer a comfortable and supportive sleep, using technology that dates back over 50 years. Their chemical composition allows them to conform to the shape of your body, ensuring that your sleep is well supported at all times.

Buying a memory foam mattress is all about personal preference. There’s no better way to find the best sleep than by visiting a Chiropedic store near you. You’ll be able to test out our entire range of memory foam mattresses, and our friendly team will be happy to assist with any queries you may have.

Types of memory foam

Developed by NASA in the 60s, memory foam, or viscoelastic foam, was initially developed to improve the safety of cushioning in aircraft. Since then, “slow spring back foam” has had many uses in a variety of industries:

  • In medicine, memory foam has been used in mattresses to prevent bed sores and gangrene.
  • Sports equipment companies have used memory foam as padding in helmets in the past.
  • Wearable tech, like headphones, smart watches, and powered backpacks, also feature memory foam.

When it comes to sleep, memory foam takes pressure off the joints and helps to properly align the spine. There are several types of memory foam mattresses, each with their own benefits for sublime sleeping:

  • Traditional memory foam mattresses are heavy and supportive, offering a comfortable sleep while maintaining posture.
  • Gel infused memory foam mattresses wick moisture and heat away from the body, improving comfort in summer.

To learn more about the different types before you buy a memory foam mattresses, get in touch with Chiropedic’s customer care team.

Density and Firmness

The density of your memory foam mattress refers to how compact the material is. The density of a memory foam mattress is determined by its weight, spread over its area. Density is recorded in kilograms per cubic metre:

  • Low density memory foam: 30kg/m3 and lower
  • Medium density memory foam: 30kg/m3 – 50kg/m3
  • High density memory foam: 50kg/m3 and higher

It’s important to remember that greater density does not equal higher quality. The quality of a memory foam mattress should be defined by support, comfort, durability, and a host of other factors.

Density also doesn’t equal firmness. There are several comfort layers in your mattress that contribute to how firm it is. At Chiropedic, we classify mattresses based on varying degrees of firmness, including:

We all have different needs when it comes to sleep, so buying a memory foam mattress is all about trial and error. To begin your search for the perfect memory foam mattress, visit a Chiropedic store near you.

Special additions and other considerations

As well as density and firmness, there’s plenty of other options to think about when choosing a memory foam mattress. Each of the following categories will have an impact on the quality of sleep

Gel infusion

Due to its chemical composition, traditional memory foam mattresses are heat activated, meaning they use your body heat to mould and conform to your shape.

If you’re a hot sleeper, chances are that you’ll want some contingencies for comfortable rest when the weather heats up in spring and summer. Gel infused memory foam mattresses, like the Eclipse Gel, are more breathable than their traditional cousins, allowing heat to dissipate through the material and out the sides of the mattress.

Partner disturbance

Partner disturbance is one of the most common issues that couples face when going to sleep. When one party gets up to use the bathroom in the night, the motion transfer can often wake the other party. This is especially common when pets and children share the bed.

Due to their high density, memory foam mattresses offer less disturbance than other types of spring mattresses. The comfort layer of mattresses like the Eclipse Visco have been designed to absorb the motion of other parties, giving you a completely uninterrupted sleep.

Sleeper protection

Bedding material can be a source of discomfort for people with allergies. Thankfully, memory foam mattresses are resistant to allergens. They are made from thousands of sealed, impermeable cells, meaning that dust and mites cannot make a home in them easily.

The bedroom is where we are most vulnerable, so fire protection is a must. All memory foam mattresses include some sort of flame retardant. Some are natural, like wool and rayon, while others, like Kevlar, are manufactured.

Present chemicals

Traditionally, memory foam mattresses were made with harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, which lead to concerns over the safety of memory foam as a long term sleeping option. These original mattresses also possess volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – compounds that easily become gases.

However, once modern memory foam is set and cured, it is rendered inert, meaning that it is chemically inactive. Memory foam mattresses will not give off any harmful chemicals, whether by contact or through inhalation.

All of the mattresses offered by Chiropedic are CertiPUR-US® certified, which means they carry no harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, heavy metals, or dangerous flame retardants (PBDEs, TDCPPs or TCEPs).

Finding the right memory foam mattress

Once you’ve investigated all the options, it’s time to buy a memory foam mattress that suits your budget and personal preferences. Keep in mind that memory foam needs to learn about how you sleep. It usually takes around 2 weeks for a memory foam mattress to properly conform to your body.

With a bit of inside knowledge, buying a memory foam mattress is easy. Visit your local Chiropedic store and take the first step towards better sleep.