Buying a mattress? Factors to consider may include soft or firm, innerspring or foam, new or used. Used? Yes, in most parts of the country, used mattresses can be resold as long as they meet certain labeling and processing requirements.
Bedding can be expensive. It's important to know what you're buying. The easiest way to tell if you're buying new or used is to look at the label attached to the mattress. In most cases, new mattresses will include a white tag or label that indicates that the mattress contains "all new materials, consisting of...." Depending on the state, used mattresses may contain a tag, sometimes red or yellow in color, that warns that the mattress contains used materials. Federal law requires that any mattress that contains used stuffing bear a tag or label with that information. If you don't see any tag, consider doing business with another retailer. Otherwise, you simply don't know what you're buying.
Not all states have labeling requirements for the sale of used mattresses, and for those that do, the requirements can vary. For example, in many places, old mattresses that have been recovered with new ticking (strong, tightly woven cotton or linen fabric) can be sold as long as they are sanitized or disinfected in some way before sale. In other states, only certain parts of mattresses, such as the springs, can be reused. These rules apply to traditional retailers as well as to thrift, secondhand and consignment shops.
Mattress Shopping Tips:
I have a “Night Therapy Spring 13 Inch Deluxe Euro Box Top Mattress and BiFold® Box Spring Set, Full”, bought off of Amazon. 1 year old. bought for $372 before tax and shipping/handling, mattress protector used.
Bunky (or bunkie) boards are cloth-covered pallets that provide a solid foundation in lieu of a box spring or base. They are recommended for foam or latex mattresses used on slats to maximize comfort and service life. One salesman pointed out that most bunky boards add 2-3" of height, which is a challenge with bunk beds that have mattress height restrictions for safety. He suggested that I get some plywood cut to size for a thinner and more affordable solution.
In terms of business strategy, its one of the major factor which mattress is used in 5 star hotels, marketing and "little more" linked to a luxury hotel brand, bedding is today (and from) a major key arguments comfort of the big hotels.