How to Take Care of Your New Mattress

by Jane K on July 16, 2018

If you aren’t getting a good night’s sleep, it can be hard to stay happy, healthy, and productive. But it’s not just having an old mattress that prevents you from getting the rest you need. These tips from the furniture experts at Star Furniture can help you learn how to take care of your new innerspring, hybrid, or memory foam mattress so you can sleep soundly.

Find the Right Mattress Protector

The best way to protect your new mattress is by purchasing a mattress protector. While there are plenty to choose from, we recommend something breathable and heat-deflecting to prevent excess moisture, which can lead to mattress damage. Star Furniture offers an exclusive line of mattress protectors for mattresses of all sizes , backed by a 10-year warranty.

Choose the Right Foundation for Your Mattress

Depending on which type of new mattress you choose, you’ll need to be sure to choose the right foundation to help maintain the integrity of your bed. For memory foam mattresses, for example, choosing a platform foundation might be your best option. Innerspring mattresses, on the other hand, often require a box spring to help absorb shock and elevate your bed to prevent small insects from infiltrating your mattress.

Frequently Change Your Bedding

While everyone has different laundry schedules, frequently washing your bedding can help protect your mattress from dirt and debris that cause skin irritation, breakouts, and allergy attacks. We recommend having at least two sets of sheets on hand so you can regularly change them out, even when you don’t have time to throw a new load in.

Make Sure You’re Rotating or Flipping Your Mattress

If you’re using a traditional innerspring mattress, it’s important to flip your mattress every two months to prevent focused wear. Because hybrid and memory foam mattresses are designed with a designated “top” side, it’s best to rotate the mattress head-to-foot to prevent wear patterns from developing.

Vacuum Your Mattress

Mattresses tend to be a magnet for dust mites. By regularly vacuuming your mattress, you can keep your bed free of these mites, which can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.

Visit a Star Furniture store in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, or Bryan, Texas to browse our extensive mattress and bed collection today! In fact, our on-site interior designers can help you design the bedroom of your dreams.

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There’s so much to love about shopping at Star Furniture, but the free interior design services might take the cake! Today, we want to highlight Tanya Payne, an interior design expert at our Star Furniture store in Clear Lake, Texas. We sat down with Tanya to discuss her experience at Star Furniture, home décor trends she loves, easy interior design tips, and her favorite furniture for sale at Star.

What’s one new design trend you love this year?

I absolutely love that we are seeing a lot more colors coming through. It’s refreshing with all the clean lines and different styles being cleverly blended together.

What is one easy interior design tip anyone can implement to design a beautiful home?

Always try to start one room at a time! Trying to furnish multiple rooms all at once can make you lose your sanity. It’s also important that you take it easy on yourself. Remember, designing a home should be fun, so let it be. This is your home, so be YOU.

What are some of your current favorite furniture pieces available at Star Furniture?

My current favorite bedroom sets are the Modern Brando Wall and Magnolia Manor bed sets. They’re so versatile and beautiful.

What’s your favorite part of working for Star Furniture?

I have worked for Star Furniture for almost 5 years. My sister had an interview and I just tagged along with her. Looking back now, it’s quite funny that in the end we both got the job. It’s wonderful that everyone at Star Furniture is like a big family. We’re all a superstar team, and I love that every day is different and exciting. We’re also in the process of a huge change, and I must admit, we are all very excited about it!

Visit a Star Furniture store in Houston, Austin, San Antonio or Bryan, Texas to find great deals on high-quality furniture from brands like Trisha Yearwood’s Home Collection, Arch. Salvage, and Magnolia Home. Not only will you have access to free interior design services, but you can also use our complimentary room planner tool to visualize your furniture placement without having to move heavy furniture around the room. In the meantime, follow our blog to learn more about everything from the 10 most common interior design mistakes to bedroom accessories to help you stay cool this summer.

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The 4th of July doesn’t just mean pool parties, cookouts, and summer soirees, it’s also one of the biggest furniture sales of the year at Star Furniture. That’s why it’s the perfect time to tackle all those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off all year long. Visit one of our eleven Star Furniture locations in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Bryan Texas now through July 10 to take advantage of great deals on new furniture.

At our Star Furniture 4th of July Sale, you’ll find savings on everything from sectional couches and dining table sets to mattresses and home décor. Find the best summer furniture to tie your rooms together and help design the perfect space to entertain. Enjoy perks like 20% off storewide or no interest for five years, as well as free delivery when you add a mattress $999 or more to your order*.

Here are some of our favorite furniture pieces for throwing an amazing summer party.

Sectional Sofas

Whenever you’re entertaining large groups, it helps to have a sectional sofa so everyone can sit comfortably. Not only do sectionals provide plenty of space for your guests to sit, but they’re also the perfect shape for people to sit back, relax, and catch up with one another.

Guest Room Mattresses

Inviting party guests from out of town? Updating your guest room mattress can help make sure your visitors get a good night’s rest. At Star Furniture, we’ve got mattresses for every sleeping style and every budget. Check out this memory foam mattress guide or browse our extensive collection of innerspring, memory foam, and hybrid mattresses to find the one that best fits your unique needs.

Buffets, Servers & Sideboards

Planning a potluck or summer cookout? Buffets, servers, and sideboards offer versatility for anyone needing extra space to set out food options at your next gathering. If you’re looking for a little something extra, this Easton Sideboard comes with a wine-rack that holds up to ten bottles of wine.

You can also make the most of Star Furniture’s year-round perks, like complimentary interior design services from our team of home design experts. Let them help you choose the right furniture and home décor for your personal style. Plus, you can use our complimentary Star Furniture Room Planner Designer Tool to help you visualize the room of your dreams without the hassle of moving heavy furniture pieces. Stop by today and start saving!


* When you add a mattress $999 or more to your order. (Valid 6/17/18 through 7/10/18). Clearance items and Super Buys have been reduced to their lowest possible prices and cannot be reduced further. iComfort and iComfort Hybrid by Serta, Stearns & Foster, Tempur-Pedic, Aireloom, Cozzia and Karastan are at the manufacturers’ minimum allowable selling prices and cannot be reduced further. Offer cannot apply to previous purchases or be combined with any other offer or discount. Financing terms subject to credit approval and minimum purchase of $2999. Details in store.

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Whether you’re considering buying a new mattress or hoping to better care for the mattress you have, this guide covers everything you need to know about memory foam mattresses.

The Perks of Memory Foam

While traditional innerspring mattresses have dominated the market for years, memory foam mattresses are becoming increasingly popular – and affordable! In fact, memory foam mattresses are considered some of best mattresses for people with back and neck pain, as they eliminate pressure points and offer back support and spine alignment, even if you sleep on your side or stomach. Unlike spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses are less likely to transfer motion, which can improve partnered sleeping. They are also helpful for people with dust allergies, as the dense foam repels dust mites, mold, and pet dander.

Choosing the Right Mattress

At Star Furniture, we carry two popular brands of memory foam mattresses: Serta and Tempur-Pedic. Both memory foam mattress brands are known for increased support, but there is still a range of comfort levels available, so you can enjoy everything from plush softness to extra firmness. Some mattresses also include temperature control technology to help keep you cool through the night.

Related Post: Which Tempur-Pedic Mattress is Right for You

Caring for Your Memory Foam Mattress

While some memory foam mattresses are designed with a designated top side, you can still rotate the mattress head-to-foot every three months to prevent permanent depressions. We also recommend using a mattress protector to prevent water damage to the mattress. Additionally, using the right bed frame can help protect your mattress from damage by adding proper support.

Choosing the Right Bed Frame

Many people want to know what type of base to use with their memory foam mattress. While there isn’t a hard and fast rule about mattress foundations and bed frames, you would ideally want to utilize a platform or adjustable base bed to best protect your mattress.

While memory foam mattresses do not require box springs, some people might want to repurpose an older box spring for their new memory foam mattress. Older box springs tend to have too much give to properly support the foam, but newer box springs may suffice. If, for example, the entire box spring has the same consistency and is rigid and firm throughout, it should be fine.

Some people also put their memory foam mattress directly on the ground, which shouldn’t damage the mattress, though it might make it harder to get in and out of the bed.


Whether you’re searching for memory foam, innerspring, or hybrid mattresses, we’ve got the information you need to make an informed decision. Visit a Star Furniture store in Houston, Austin, San Antonio or Bryan, Texas to browse our extensive mattress collection today!

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