In recent times, With the astronomical rise in the prices of raw materials due to inflation, and the general economic downturn, the cost of raw materials has risen astronomically and this has affected the prices of goods and services. The prices of mattress and bedding products like the prices of other goods have also been on the rise. This has equally led to a new wave of counterfeiting or the increase in the incidence of purchasing fake mattresses from the market. Counterfeit goods have gone mainstream and the Mattress manufacturing industry is not spared from this menace.
How to Spot a Fake Mattress
Spotting a fake mattress is not an easy task largely because most mattress scammer does everything possible to a fake mattress look as original as possible. However, the issue of value and quality arises here because only registered and certified mattress manufacturers will go the extra mile of providing value and quality to their customers. In this article, we shall highlight some of the ways to spot a fake mattress as well as give you general tips on How to Avoid the Common Mattress Industry Scams.
The Brand Tag
One thing a buyer must take note of is the tags on the mattress. Usually, most genuine mattresses have their tags sewn into the seams. As a buyer, it is important to take a lucid look at the tags on the mattress. They should be sewn into the seams, stating not to remove the tag, and the mattress constituent will be clearly stated. This tag may also indicate brand information, the tag also features a lot of important information including the materials used to make your mattress, where and the date it was manufactured, and warranty information, and more. However, scammers can make these tags but sometimes scammers won’t think to be so thorough and do a bad job with the tag.
The Thickness of the Mattress
One of the ways to spot a fake mattress is to measure the thickness of the mattress. Original Mattresses especially from renowned manufacturers do not compromise on standards especially in constructing a durable mattress. A durable mattress that stays comfortable for years should be at least 8 inches thick, including the minimum requirement of a 2 to 3-inch thick comfort layer and a 5 to 6-inch thick base layer. Usually, the thicker a mattress, the softer it feels. Mattresses need to encompass many materials to add comfort and support to their construction. To spot a fake mattress, it is important to measure the thickness of the mattress. Anything under eight and it might be a scam. In fact, many experts feel that even 8 inches are inadequate.
Weight of the Mattress
To spot a fake Mattress, it is important to examine the weight of the mattress. The average mattress weighs between 20 to 60 kilograms, depending on size, materials, and foam density. That is to say that, the Mattress type, thickness, and size are significant factors that determine mattress weight. Interestingly, if your mattress is obscenely light, it may not be the material it claims to be. If you want to get fancier with it, find out your mattress size in cubic feet. Several manufacturers state that memory foam specifically should weigh at least three pounds for each cubic foot. If it weighs less then it may be a signal that it’s fake.