Buying a new mattress is surprisingly tricky, and it can be even more complicated if you live in Washington D.C. The D.C./Metro area offers a lot of different choices when it comes to purchasing a mattress. There are name brand retail stores, mattress warehouses, and many people buy used mattresses off of Craigslist. But before you set out on a new mattress buying adventure in the D.C./Metro area, you should know that some options are better than others. Keep reading for everything you need to know about buying a luxury mattress in Washington D.C, including the best mattresses of 2016.
Don’t Gamble With Used Mattresses Online
Although Craigslist might be a popular option , we recommend against buying a mattress through that service. When you buy someone else’s mattress, you have no idea where it has been or how often it has been used. It might seem like you are saving some valuable dollars because of the price (which is generally lower) but, there is a good chance that the mattress has seen better days and won’t last long. It is also very possible that your used mattress won’t provide the support and comfort you need for a good night’s rest.
If You Want to Buy Used, Go to a Store
If you do decide to buy used, go to a store that offers used or refurbished options. These stores are required by law to include tags on their mattresses that designate whether the mattress is new, or refurbished. That simple little tag that says, “Do not remove this tag” will tell you the condition of the mattress. In Washington D.C. , a used mattress will have a yellow tag that guarantees that the mattress has been cleaned and sanitized. This is something you won’t find buying used from a private seller and you probably don’t want to sleep on a used, unsanitized mattress.
So What If the Mattress Doesn’t Have a Tag?
In all honesty, the choice to buy and sleep on a mattress that hasn’t been guaranteed to have been cleaned and sanitized is your decision. That being said, you should know that in the United States (including Washington D.C.) bed bugs are a lot more common than you might think. Although we hope this doesn’t happen to you, buying a mattress that doesn’t have a sanitation guarantee could mean that you are investing hundreds of dollars into a mattress that could possibly have a bed bug infestation. It is easy to avoid this problem entirely, just make sure to buy from a reputable store.
Tier4 Mattresses only stocks high-quality luxury mattresses that are no longer being sold by retail mattress stores. This means you can get the best name brands at a fraction of the price, and you can steer clear of gambling on a questionable used mattress.
An Insider Tip
If you are buying a new mattress in Washington D.C., a good trick of the trade is to have the store owner or salesperson write the word, “new” on your receipt as a safeguard in the off chance that you receive a used mattress upon delivery.
Buying A Mattress in Washington D.C.
Let’s say that you’ve decided to rule out a risky used mattress and have decided to purchase from a store. This can present a different set of challenges such as where to start. In Washington D.C., there is no shortage of stores that will be happy to supply you with a mattress. However, if you don’t understand how the mattress industry works, you could be “shopping blind.” The mattresses sold at many retail outlets are overpriced and may employ overly aggressive salespeople in order to move more product. Some locations are going to offer a better buying experience than others,
Don’t Be Pressured Into Overpaying
Mattresses have a very short lifespan on the market. An individual mattress model may only be available at name brand retail stores for a short period of time before it is replaced by a newer, “better” model. If you find yourself in a mattress store in Washington D.C. talking with a pushy salesmen to purchase a $3,000.00 mattress, take a step back. That $3,000.00 mattress will soon be available for a much more reduced price as soon as the newest model comes out and in all likelihood, there will be little or no difference.
Tier4 mattresses only offers name brand luxury mattress models at a price that actually makes sense and is not overinflated due to the markup required by the manufacturer.
Comparison Mattress Shopping in Washington D,C.
Much like the rest of the U.S., retail mattress stores in Washington D.C. make it impossible to comparison shop. This is because mattress manufacturers license the same mattress to different stores, but change the name of the mattress. However, certain manufacturers have been known to produce better mattresses. And at a certain price point, all mattresses will offer similar comfort and support. A “tier 4” mattress is a luxury mattress. This means it will provide all the support and comfort you will need. If you are buying a tier 4 mattress, it is better to focus on the type of mattress (innerspring, memory foam, etc.) because different types of mattresses offer different benefits. To learn more about the specifics of the most popular types of mattresses, check out our informational pages below:
- Innerspring mattresses
- Gel Mattresses
- Memory Foam Mattresses
- Latex Mattresses
- Sealy Mattresses
- Serta Mattresses
- Simmons Mattresses
- Tempur-Pedic Mattresses
Try Out A Luxury Mattress Today!
Our store offers tier 4 luxury mattresses at an affordable price. But, don’t just take our word for it. There is no substitute for trying out a mattress in person. Visit our store and review our inventory of name brand mattresses today. If you are interested in learning about what models we are currently offering, give us a call or send us a message online. You can always expect to receive a polite and professional response