Kirk Forsyth of Gardner Mattress talks about whether or not you can flip and rotate modern mattresses, and when and how often you should rotate your mattress.
Should I flip and rotate a modern mattress?
Actually today most mattresses on the market are all one-sided so you can’t flip them. We still make about 65 or 70 percent are still flippable products. We feel like it’s a really good value to have the ability to be able to flip a mattress.
I always tell people there’s a difference between have to and can’t or can. You don’t necessarily have to flip a mattress. We highly recommend you do if you have the ability to … You have a product that can flip. You’ll just get much, much better wear out of it.
I feel like major brand or national brand bedding went to a one-sided mattress because they wanted them to breakdown a little faster. They want you to buy a mattress not every 10 or 15 years but maybe every five or seven. We’re seeing lifespans of more national products really starting to drop. Flipping a mattress you get a little bit … Well you get a lot more for your money.
If you have a two-side mattress, how often should you rotate it?
Every three or four months I would recommend either flipping it or rotating it. The flipping is probably more important than the rotation but both are important. You’ll just get much better wear out of it.