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What’s the firmest mattress you can have vacuum packed to take up a narrow staircase even in king size?
Aug. 09, 2023

Vacuum packaging is a method used for compressing and packaging mattresses for easier shipping and handling. Many mattresses, including memory foam and latex mattresses, can be vacuum packed and compressed for delivery. However, the level of firmness of the mattress is not directly related to whether it can be vacuum packed or not.

If you are looking for a firm mattress that can be easily transported through a narrow staircase, you should consider the following factors:

  1. Mattress Type: Innerspring mattresses tend to be firmer compared to memory foam or latex mattresses. So, you might want to look for an innerspring mattress that is also compatible with vacuum packaging. (Coil mattresses are not as a rule firmer than foam core)

  2. Thickness: A thinner mattress might have an easier time navigating narrow staircases. However, keep in mind that thickness alone does not determine firmness. (Thinner mattresses will be slightly easier to take up a narrow staircase but the most important issue is will they bend?)

  3. Modular or Split Design: Some mattress manufacturers offer split or modular designs for larger sizes like king mattresses. These mattresses are designed to be easier to maneuver through tight spaces and can be assembled once they are in the desired room. (Split your mattress into two will work but it's not ideal in most cases because you can feel the gap between them when placed on your bed, and it cost significantly more for two mattresses)

  4. Professional Moving Services: If your staircase is extremely narrow and you are concerned about getting a king-size mattress up the stairs, you might consider hiring professional movers who have experience with navigating tight spaces. (They will be no better at getting your mattress into your bedroom than an experienced mattress delivery team like we have at Nine Clouds. There is always a risk of damage to walls and staircases that you need to be aware of before okaying an attempt)

By far the best solution is to vacuum pack your mattress purchase. Please visit Nine Clouds Beds in Mississauga today to try out the various samples that have this ability.