Vispring Buying Guide
As inventors of the pocket-spring, Vispring have been using their bed-making knowledge & expertise to create bespoke mattresses & beds for over 100 years. Environmentally conscious, Vispring strive to use the most sustainable means & processes to make their beds, crafting luxurious mattresses, divans & bespoke headboards from 100% natural & biodegradable materials. Each of their mattresses come with a 30-Year Guarantee, ensuring that Vispring’s high-quality craftsmanship & comfort will last for the lifetime of your bed. Below is our quick Buying Guide to advise you on divans, mattresses & headboards & to help answer any questions you might have before purchasing. Shop the full Vispring range here or drop by our spacious Ashchurch showroom & experience the comfort of our in-store Vispring beds before you buy.
WHAT IS A LOW SPRUNG DIVAN
A divan that reaches almost to the ground, leaving a tiny amount of space between the divan base & the floor, creating a neat & tidy look. Height: 25cm.
WHAT IS A HIGH SPRUNG DIVAN?
Exactly the same as the low sprung divan but with a little extra height. Ideal for those who prefer to sleep on a higher mattress for ease getting in & out of the bed. Height: 31cm.
WHAT IS A SHALLOW SPRUNG DIVAN?
This divan offers an elongated modern style with legs that stand-out & elevate the bed from the ground, leaving a sizeable gap under the bed for unrestricted storage. Height: 17cm.
1. CONTINENTAL DRAWER
A smaller drawer at the head-end of the bed that allows ample under-bed storage room without obstructing your bedside tables. Internal dimensions: W41 x D58 x H13cm.
2. LARGE END DRAWER
A long drawer along the foot of the divan, providing under-bed storage, for Double or King-size beds only. Internal dimensions: Double W117 / King W132 x D58 x H11cm
3. STANDARD DRAWER
This option offers drawers along the sides of the divan. Ideal for those who favour extra storage before bedside surface space. Internal dimensions: W76 x D58 x H13cm
BASE DESIGN & LEG OPTIONS
There are two base design options to choose from: mantles and skirts. A central divan mantle offers an elegant way to conceal the gap between split divan bases. For a neat & tailored finish, opt for sophisticated panelled skirts which line each edge of the divan. The number of legs required is dependent on the size & design of bed. Bespoke divan options can also be specified for 4-poster beds.
DIVAN vs. BEDSTEAD
Although these 2 mattress types may look the same, all Vispring bedstead mattresses – which sit on a complete all-in-one bedframe – are made with a discreet wool spring pad to protect the mattress from damage when placed on the wooden slats of bedsteads. We also offer a quality Vispring woollen mattress pad for additional protection & comfort between mattress & bedstead. Vispring recommend that bedstead slats should be no more than 8cm apart for maximum comfort. The divan – which is made up of a base & an optional attachable headboard – does not require this extra protective layer as it will rest comfortably on the supportive springs built into the divan base.
WHAT DOES COMBI-TENSION MEAN?
For any King-size mattress (W150cm) or larger, Vispring offer a dual-tension option at no extra charge, allowing you to cater your mattress with 2 different levels of firmness – ideal for sleeping partners who prefer different sleeping comforts. Choose between: Soft & Medium, Medium & Firm or Firm & Extra Firm.
WHAT IS ZIP & LINK?
A zip & link mattress provides the flexibility to convert 2 Single beds into 1 wide Super King-size bed with a zip along the full length of each mattress so that the beds can be separated quickly & easily if required. Z&L mattresses are fitted with 2 zips along 1 side of each mattress as standard but can be fitted with double zips on each long side of the mattress if you wish to turn your mattress both head to foot & side to side. Divans can be split into 2 or 4 pieces – an excellent choice for houses with ‘access issues’ such as narrow staircases & low ceilings (charges apply).
MATTRESS SUPPORT GUIDELINES
When choosing your mattress, it is important to select the one that suits your body best, ensuring your spine, joints & muscles are correctly supported & you wake up feeling refreshed. Vispring’s recommended support guidelines: Up to 11 Stone (70kg) – Soft; 11-16 Stone (70-102kg) – Medium; 16-20 Stone (102-127kg) – Firm; 20+ Stone (127kg+) – Extra Firm. Vispring offer a one-time exchange of your mattress if you decide that you have made the incorrect choice of spring tension. This is subject to following the Mattress Support Guidelines & Vispring’s terms & conditions. Please check the Vispring T&Cs on their website for details: www.vispring.com
Springs play an important role in Vispring mattresses, working in harmony with your bed’s upholstery for a delicate balance of strength and softness. The durable steel springs are individually encased in natural cotton calico pockets, allowing the springs to move independently, providing breathability & support. Choose from 4 tension options: soft, medium, firm & extra firm.
VANADIUM STEEL SPRINGS
When you combine the chemical element Vanadium with steel, the result is a metal that is exceptionally resilient & strong. This is ideal for the comfortable rebound nature of mattresses which is why Vispring are the only bed manufacturer to make each of their Vanadium steel springs, specifically for use in their bespoke beds.
100% PLATINUM CERTIFIED BRITISH FLEECE WOOL
The Platinum Wool Mark is a certification guaranteeing that Vispring only use 100% non-chemically treated British wool in their mattresses & beds, produced with no harm to sheep. Not only is this wool locally produced & uniquely soft & springy but it also provides breathable hypo-allergenic qualities & long-lasting comfort.
WHAT IS HAND-NESTING?
This process involves stitching each of the individual pocket-springs together by hand, creating a large honeycomb-like row of pocket-springs. Hand-nesting is preferable to gluing as it allows each of the springs to work independently, providing head-to-toe support. Every Vispring mattress & divan contains at least 1 layer of hand-nested pocket-springs.
WHAT IS HAND-TEASING?
The bed-making artisans at Vispring hand-apply each natural filling into every mattress by gently pulling, combing & blending the layers together in such a way to ensure optimum comfort & breathability. Vispring are proud to use only the finest natural & 100% biodegradable fibres in their beds.
WHAT IS TAPE-EDGING?
Referring to the slender lines along each edge of the mattress, Vispring’s experts seal the mattress with a strong colour-matched border, locking the natural material goodness in place.
WHAT IS HAND-TUFTING?
The hand-applied indentations along the surface & base edge of the mattress provide not only beautifully contoured & symmetrical decoration but also help to hold the mattresses fillings in place without the use of internal metal rods that could cause sleeping discomfort.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF HAND SIDE-STITCHING?
Every Vispring mattress has at least 2 rows of hand-stitched natural twine along its outer edge, securing the outer pocket-springs in place. This process creates thousands of contact points between the internal springs & the mattress, providing edge-to-edge sleeping support without the use of metal rods & to prevent the bed from sagging over time. The more rows of stitching; the more supportive.