When it comes to mattresses, you may have a plethora of questions, and here at Old Brick, we're here to provide answers to your most frequently asked questions and even those you might think are unique to you.

What is a foundation, and do I need one?

  • A foundation serves as a sturdy base for your mattress, ensuring it doesn't rest directly on the floor. While some beds come with slats for support, a foundation offers additional stability.

Boxspring vs. Foundation: What's the difference?

  • A box spring has a bit of "give" to it, while a foundation provides a solid base with no sinking feeling.

Is a boxspring necessary?

  • If your bed lacks support like slats or grids, a box spring is essential. However, even with existing support, you might still prefer the added comfort a box spring provides.

Should I rotate my mattress?

  • Yes, we recommend rotating your mattress 1-2 times annually for even wear and prolonged durability.

What are the benefits of an adjustable base?

  • An adjustable base can alleviate issues like snoring, acid reflux, and back pain, while also promoting better blood circulation.

Can I bend a mattress when moving?

  • While it's okay to flex a mattress slightly, bending it excessively can damage the material. If space is a concern, consider a mattress-in-a-box option.

Is it possible to move a mattress alone?

  • We suggest having at least two people for moving a mattress. With a qualifying purchase from Old Brick, our team can even remove your old mattress for you!

How do I clean my mattress?

  • Always use a mattress protector to prevent spills, pet hair, and allergens. For cleaning, vacuuming is recommended, and for stains, use a mild soap with cold water sparingly.

What is a mattress in a box?

  • A mattress in a box, like those from Purple and Nectar, is a convenient option where the mattress is compressed, rolled, and sealed in a box. Once unpacked, it expands to its full size, making it ideal for compact spaces. Shop Mattress in a Box


By addressing these key mattress-related queries, we aim to ensure you make informed decisions for a comfortable and restful sleep experience. Explore our range of mattresses and accessories for a rejuvenating night's sleep!


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