How Long To Leave A Rolled Mattress Rolled Up?

How Long To Leave A Rolled Mattress Rolled Up?

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Life doesn’t always go quite as planned, we get it. So what if your new mattress arrives but you haven’t got anywhere to put it? How long can you keep your new mattress rolled up?

We explain what to do when your mattress is delivered, and how best to unpack your new rolled memory foam mattress.

How Long To Leave a Rolled Memory Foam Mattress?

So, how long to leave a rolled memory foam mattress before your new purchase is affected?

We don’t recommend keeping your new memory foam mattress rolled up for longer than 2 months. Keeping it rolled for longer than this could start to affect its quality.

Foam is an extremely resilient material, but after months of being compressed to 1/4 of its size, it’s not surprising that it will start to suffer! If you wait longer than 2 months, we cannot guarantee that your mattress will be 100% at its best when unrolled.

Tip: Different suppliers may have different time constraints so make sure you check the small print!

Memory Foam Mattress in a Box

Similarly, you should not keep a mattress-in-a-box compressed and wrapped up in its packaging for longer than 2 months as the foam layers could become damaged.

How Are Mattresses Rolled Up?

Rolled up mattresses (sometimes referred to as compressed or vacuum packed mattresses) are rolled by;

  • Being covered in a protective, plastic wrap
  • Compressed in a machine
  • Vacuum sealed
  • Rolled and sealed again


Why Do Mattresses Come Rolled Up?

The simple reason why we deliver our mattresses rolled is that it makes life easier for everyone! Compacting your new mattress makes it much easier for us to transport your purchase from our UK warehouse to your door. It also makes it much more convenient for storing or moving around your home before you decide on its final position.

    Does Rolling a Mattress Damage It?

    No, this process does not damage the mattress, as long as you unroll it within the recommended time frame.


    What Happens If You Leave Your Mattress Rolled Longer?

    If you leave your new mattress rolled up in the packaging it was delivered in longer than the recommended period, there is a risk that the memory foam may not fully expand once opened and it may not be as comfortable as it could be.

    Depending on the agreement that comes with your mattress, it could also void the warranty.

    Bottom line, don’t leave your mattress rolled up in the corner for months on end if you want to experience the very best of what memory foam has to offer!

    How to Unroll Your Memory Foam Mattress

    To unroll your new memory foam mattress;

    • First, remove the packaging and unroll
    • Position the mattress on your bed
    • Allow the mattress to expand. Your mattress will take a couple of hours to expand to its original size
    • Once fully expanded, you can add a mattress protector or memory foam mattress topper for extra comfort
    • And your mattress is ready to sleep in! 


    Can you sleep on a rolled mattress straight away?

    Before sleeping on a memory foam mattress that has been delivered rolled, you’ll first need to wait for it to fully expand into its original shape. Waiting for this process to happen ensures you reap all the benefits of foam from day one.

    How long does a rolled up memory foam mattress take to expand?

    We’re often asked how long for memory foam mattresses to expand. Your rolled mattress will take a couple of hours to expand to its original size. Depending on the mattress this could take between 4, 24 hours or 48 hours. (Check the small print to find the exact periods of time)

    Benefits of a Rolled Mattress

    Rolled or boxed mattresses come with a range of benefits, including;

    Convenient Delivery

    By rolling mattresses, we can fit more into our vans safely, meaning speedy delivery! We even offer free delivery for orders over £99.99.

    Easy to Move

    Once your rolled mattress is delivered, it’s a lot easier to move into your desired room. Carrying your mattress up the stairs is much simpler when it comes rolled!

    Protected from Damage

    Less exposed surface area and easier handling means less chance of damage in transit.

    Environmentally Friendly

    Rolled mattresses save on space, so we can fit more in our vans. Fewer trips mean less fuel!

    Best Memory Foam Rolled Mattresses

    Looking for a rolled memory foam mattress that doesn’t compromise on quality? Here are our top picks;

    Zen Guru Bed-in-a-Box Mattress

    Guru boxed mattress

    With three layers of hard working foam, including breathable 4G Aircool memory foam and supportive Revo and base foam - the Guru Bed-in-a-box mattress is ideal for those looking for comfort and convenience. Innovative memory foam technology reacts with body heat to mould perfectly to your form without making you too hot at night.

    Quality mattress features;

    • Medium soft support
    • Boxed mattress
    • Delivered rolled
    • Removable, machine washable cover
    • Hypoallergenic for those with allergies or asthma
    • Enhanced air circulation
    • 10 year warranty

    Zen Superior Luxury Quilted Mattress

    Zen Superior mattress

    For luxurious comfort and support, the Zen Superior Luxury mattress features a deep layer of temperature sensitive foam and a soft, quilted cover.

    Mattress features;

    • Medium support
    • Duo layer design
    • Delivered rolled
    • Coolmax fabric
    • 10 year warranty

    4G Aircool Titan XL Mattress

    4G Titan mattress

    The 4G Titan XL mattress is particularly suited to heavier sleepers or those who require additional night time support. The deepest memory foam mattress in our range, it's perfect for a supportive sleep.

    Mattress features;

    • Medium feel
    • Delivered rolled
    • Washable cover
    • 30cm depth
    • Triple layer design
    • 10 year warranty

    Find Your Dream Roll Up Foam Mattress

    If you have any other questions about rolled up mattresses, easy mattress delivery or just mattresses in general...get in touch! We’re ready and waiting to answer all of your questions and help you find the mattress of your dreams.

    Looking to replace a mattress? From hybrid mattresses to memory foam toppers, we have a wide range of memory foam products to help you get a good night’s sleep.

    Browse memory foam mattresses to find the right one for you.


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