Mattress Care Guide: 8 Steps to a Clean, Durable Mattress

Proper Installation.

Make sure your new mattress and foundation are properly installed in your home.  Improper installation can damage your new sleep set.

Use a protective pad.

A good quality, washable mattress pad (and one for the foundation, too, if you like) is a must to keep your set fresh and free from stains.

Give it good support.

Be sure to use a sturdy, high-quality bed frame. If it’s a queen or king size set, make sure your frame has the strong center support that will prevent the mattress from bowing or breakage.


Periodically rotate your mattress from head to foot. If it is 2 sided flip it over. A good way to remember is to rotate/flip every change of season.

Don’t dry clean.

The chemicals in dry cleaning agents/spot removers may be harmful to the fabric or underlying materials. Vacuuming is the only recommended cleaning method.  But if you’re determined to tackle a stain, use mild soap with cold water and apply lightly.  Do not ever soak a mattress or foundation.

Don’t remove the tag.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not illegal to remove the law tag, but the information on the label will serve as a means of identification should you have a warranty claim.

It’s not a trampoline.

Don’t let the kids jump on your sleep set.  Their rough-housing could do damage to the interior construction of your bed, as well as to themselves!

No boards, please.

Never put a board between the mattress and foundation. It may enhance the sense of support for a while, but it will only make the problem worse over time.  When any bed in your home has reached the “board stage,” get rid of it, and replace it with a brand new My Green Mattress!