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How often to flip? 08 Jun 2015 10:18 #1

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Hi,
Soooo, my 2-sided pillow top innerspring from Royal Bedding is being delivered today, and I was curious as to how often it should be flipped to avoid any problems. Ginger suggested to flip at least every 3 months, and rotate end to end every other time. I'm assuming that means: first time--flip. 2nd time--flip & rotate. 3rd time--flip. 4th time--flip & rotate. Would it be better to do this every 2 months, just to be safe? Every month?

I just want it to last as long as it can without any sinking spots :)

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How often to flip? 08 Jun 2015 11:18 #2

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Hi Vicky,

The "best practice" would be to flip and/or rotate the mattress a little more frequently at first and then "once a season" is fine after that. You can see the flipping and rotating guidelines that I would normally suggest in post #2 here .

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How often to flip? 08 Jun 2015 12:10 #3

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Thanks Phoenix,
I read your guidelines, I get the one-sided rotation schedule; for 2 sided you said to alternate flipping & rotating--did you mean weekly at first, or maybe once a month for the first few months? Sorry, just trying to make sure I comprehend :)

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How often to flip? 08 Jun 2015 12:45 #4

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I always recommend to do something to the mattress at the beginning of every month. For a two-sided, alternate flipping or spinning every month. It's not an exact science- just try and even out the wear in order to get the best life out of the product.
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How often to flip? 08 Jun 2015 12:48 #5

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@MattressToGo--thanks!

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How often to flip? 08 Jun 2015 12:58 #6

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Hi Vicky,

I read your guidelines, I get the one-sided rotation schedule; for 2 sided you said to alternate flipping & rotating--did you mean weekly at first, or maybe once a month for the first few months? Sorry, just trying to make sure I comprehend :)


The only difference between the schedule for a one sided and a two sided mattress is that with a one sided mattress you would only be rotating the mattress while with a two sided mattress you would be alternatively flipping and rotating the mattress. The time frames and frequency would be the same.

At first I would do it more frequently to even out the initial wear on the mattress as it breaks in and then you can extend the length of time after that. As Jeff mentioned monthly would be even better than quarterly but not everyone wants to (or remembers to) flip and/or rotate every month and more frequently earlier on will have a bigger effect on the useful life of the mattress than it will when you have slept on the mattress for a longer period of time.

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How often to flip? 08 Jun 2015 13:25 #7

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OOOHHH! Ok, thanks so much, Phoenix. I know it's not rocket science, ha ha. But good to know that the more frequently it's flipped/rotated in the beginning the better off it will be in the long run!

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How often to flip? 08 Jun 2015 14:20 #8

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Phoenix,

Have there ever been any posts on what happens to a mattress during this "recovery phase" after a flip/rotate?

I have a memory foam mattress that's given me some amazing nights of sleep, but whenever I rotate it, I seem to temporarily take several steps backward comfort-wise. It takes several weeks for me to re-adjust, or perhaps for the mattress to re-settle in, before I hit peak performance again.

Thanks!

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How often to flip? 08 Jun 2015 14:32 #9

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Hi The Toddler,

I have a memory foam mattress that's given me some amazing nights of sleep, but whenever I rotate it, I seem to temporarily take several steps backward comfort-wise. It takes several weeks for me to re-adjust, or perhaps for the mattress to re-settle in, before I hit peak performance again.


While memory foam mattresses are one sided so they can't be flipped ... when you rotate a mattress you are sleeping in a different area of the mattress and the foam in the areas that are used less will have had a chance to rest and recover some of their firmness which has been affected by constant or more regular compression or from any humidity that is trapped inside the mattress so it will generally feel a little firmer than the areas that you have slept on more often. This is generally more noticeable earlier in the life of a mattress than later on once the firmness of the surface has had the chance to even out and the foams don't recover as much.

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How often to flip? 29 Nov 2015 12:34 #10

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Nice information on this thread for both one sided and two sided mattress rotation/flip routines, thanks.

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I j rotated my mattress from head to feet for the first time today after 5 days from initial use, I use my mattress also a seat to watch TV and to go on my laptop in my room after work thus the initial wear in was a bit faster than normal and it's also the reason why I choose to go with a two sided mattress.

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