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Today we’re tackling the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress which is a high-quality mattress designed specifically for the contract and hospitality industry and manufactured by the reasonably well-known Shire Beds. This mattress is part of a larger Contract collection from Shire, a UK-based company that specialises in creating comfortable and durable mattresses.
One of the standout features of this mattress is its construction. The mattress is made up of 1000 individual pocket springs that contour to your bodies every movement in order to provide additional support in key areas. These pocket springs also have the added benefit of being more breathable than competing support systems, aiding in breathability and making for a great all season product.
On top of these pocket springs, the mattress has a deep and fairly luxurious layer of cotton and wool. These materials are again, very much breathable with additional cooling properties that can be experienced from this particular configuration. The finish of this layer is also finished with a sumptuously soft 100% cotton cover that is hand-tufted for optimum performance while ensuring adequate and measured settlement.
When it comes to the tension, the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress is rated as medium to firm, providing the perfect balance of comfort and support. This makes it ideal for people who suffer from back pain or who prefer a firmer sleeping surface while also still having enough “give” to satisfy modest side sleepers and combination sleepers. What’s more, the mattress is also double-sided, which means it needs to be flipped on a regular basis to ensure continued support but, while perhaps a bit more labour intensive, does mean you get better durability regardless of how you sleep. This feature, when paired with the good quality pocket springs and wool fillings, helps to prolong the life of the mattress and ensure that your guests will have a comfortable night's sleep for years to come.
The main standout feature of the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress is that it is compliant with BS177:2008 Source 5 (Medium Hazard) regulations, which make it suitable for use in both residential and commercial settings, appealing to the hotel and landlord industry in particular. This level of compliance is important for any mattress used in the contract and hospitality industry, as it ensures that the mattress is safe and durable enough to withstand frequent use.
Another benefit of the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress is that it is made in the UK which means that the mattress is manufactured to a high standard and is subject to strict quality control. The mattress is also made with high-quality materials that are designed to last, evidenced by its UK manufacturing and good customer reviews.
In terms of comparison with other similar mattresses in the market, the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress offers a good value proposition. The 1000 pocketed spring system offers a level of support and comfort that is often not found in mattresses at this price point. The natural cotton and wool layers, and 100% cotton cover also contribute to the mattress's high-quality feel and comfort. Further considerations are that there simply are not that many source 5 mattresses to choose from, particularly at this reasonable price point and with such positive reviews.
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