Depths of Sheets:
Almost anyone who has bought a new bed or mattress in the past few years has encountered the problem of ill-fitting sheets, when they discover that their new mattress is far thicker than the previous one. Rather than buying the next size up, you can simply buy sheets with more depth. Measure the depth of your mattress, and check for a sheet with enough depth to cover it. We stock sheets which range from 10″ in depth all the way up to 15″, and we can even order in 18″ deep sheets, if needs be. No more popping sheets!
A valance is material which covers the base of a bed. There are two types that we sell: base valances and fitted valance sheets.
A base valance sits UNDER the mattress, on the base of the bed, and a fitted valance sheet goes OVER the mattress and acts as a sheet also. They both have their benefits. A base valance can be left in place for a considerable amount of time. A fitted valance sheet needs to be changed as frequently as a sheet but is probably easier to change.
European/ Continental- these are for square pillows which measure 26″x26″ (or 65 cm. square).
Standard pillowcases (sometimes called ‘housewife’ – we don’t name them we just pass on the info): this is a regular pillowcase 29″x19″
Oxford- this pillowcase can be any size but always has an extra flat ‘hem’ around the edges.
Pillow sham: this is a pillowcase that is quilted and usually has a matching bed spread or comforter.
Single 3ftx 6 ft 3″ ( 90×190 cm) = American twin
Double 4 ft 6x 6 ft 3″ ( 135×190 cm) = American full
King 5 ft x 6 ft 6″ (150×200 cm) = American queen
Super king 6 ft x6 ft 6″ (183×200 cm) = American king
Mattress Protectors and Mattress Toppers:
Mattress toppers are an absolute luxury. Thicker and firmer than a duvet, these are placed under your fitted sheet. Presently, we sell two types of topper; Duck Feather and Down (to order) and ‘Perfect Comfort’ which is made from a cluster fibre.
Mattress protectors, however, are designed to protect your mattress and you. We stock several different types, including waterproof protectors, and padded protectors in either poly-cotton or full cotton.
There are many types of pillows on the market all with different benefits and features.
Here are a few of the types we sell and why:
Feather and down: Lots of people like the feel of feather. You literally sink into them. They may have a longer life than synthetic pillows as they can be fluffed up with ease.
Non- Feather: The non- feather pillows we sell are of the highest quality and are excellent for every one especially anybody with an allergy. They can vary in support going from firm to soft. Remember just because you have a bad back or a painful neck does not mean you need a very firm pillow.
Latex: Latex pillows do not lose their shape and mould in to the crevices of your neck. They are also good if you have allergies.
V- shaped: These pillows are excellent if you like reading in bed or if you need to be sitting in bed for a longer period of time. We also sell the pillowcases for these.
Bolster: This lies across the bed as if it were two pillows stuck together. We sell bolsters for double, king and super-king beds, and we also stock the pillowcases for all sizes.
Choosing a pillow can be a case of trial and error at times, but come chat to us and we’ll surely find you one that suits!