How to Clean a Memory Foam Mattress

Like most things in our homes, the surfaces we sleep on need some freshening up from time to time. According to the Mirror, we should change our bed sheets once a week to maintain a healthy sleeping environment. But what about our mattresses?

Fortunately, it’s much easier to clean a memory foam mattress than you might first think.


How To: Wash the Mattress Cover

How To: Remove Stains

How To: Eliminate Odours


Wash the Mattress Cover

Every memory foam mattress from the Memory Foam Warehouse comes with an easy-to-remove zipped cover. So, anytime you feel like freshening up your mattress, just unzip the cover, pop it in the washing machine, add some bubbles and bob’s your uncle.

If your mattress cover is past it’s best, you can buy a replacement one. Click here to browse our range.


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Remove a Liquid Stain

If you do accidentally spill something on your memory foam mattress, it is important that you act quickly. As soon as you notice a stain:

  1. Strip and wash the removable cover.
  2. Lightly spray the area with lukewarm soapy water.
  3. Gently clean the stain using a cloth.
  4. As soon as the stain has gone, allow the mattress to air dry in a cool room.

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Eliminate Odour

Strong odours such as pet smells and smoke can linger in foam. To get your mattress smelling fresh and new, try one of the following:

  • Sprinkle baking soda over the entire mattress and leave overnight. In the morning, vacuum the mattress thoroughly with the soft brush attachment to avoid damaging the foam. The baking soda will neutralise the pH of the odour, effectively deodorising your mattress.
  • Invest in a citrus-based cleaning product. Spray the foam mattress with the citrusy product, allow to air dry and then vacuum thoroughly.
  • Try a famous deodorising product such as Febreze. This firm favourite successfully eliminates and reduces odours.

Well that’s about it! Caring for your memory foam mattress is not only important for health and hygiene, but will also make sure you get the very most out of your mattress.

Has your mattress seen better days? If our cleaning tips aren’t doing the trick, it might be time to replace your mattress altogether. Click here to find out How You Know When It’s Time To Replace Your Mattress.

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