10 Year Limited Warranty
Warranty information on the materials sold by Sleep Essentials, Inc.
The materials purchased from Sleep Essentials, Inc., consists of two basic parts, the slabs of latex and the zip-on cover, and each part is treated differently under these warranty terms. They are listed accordingly below. One of the extraordinary characteristics of our warranty that is unlike our competitors in the mattress industry: Stains do not void any aspect of this warranty!
Latex Layers – 10 Year Warranty
Our core material consisting of 3 three inch thick layers of natural latex rubber comes with a non-prorated limited warranty. Our warranty protects this material against any and all body impressions greater than 0.5 inches and against softening for ten full years. It is understood that this limited warranty does not include a normal hardening and crusting of the foam, which occurs over time and from exposure to UV sunlight. It is also understood that the natural smell of latex is not a warranty issue which does dissipate over time.
Cover Material – 1 Year Warranty
Our cover material that covers all foam (called the “cover”) comes with a non-prorated warranty for 365 days from the date of purchase. Our warranty protects this material against defects in manufacturing. It does not cover normal wear associated with washing and it does not cover normal wear associated with usage. Machine washing and hang drying of the cover is permitted but machine drying will void the warranty.
If any part of this mattress meets the warranty requirements for replacement, that replacement is a one time replacement only. If the same issue occurs again that triggered a warranty replacement the first time, the warranty is voided the second time and no replacement will occur. In order to prove a body impression deeper than 0.5 inches, customer must place a straight edge across the mattress and measure the dip and take a digital photo and submit it to Sleep Essentials via one of our email addresses. If the customer did not purchase a matching foundation (boxsprings) from Sleep Essentials, they must also measure any sag that might exist in the surface (foundation, boxsprings, platform bed, etc.) the mattress is on. In order to verify that the mattress is not simply following a dip that exists in such surface, the customer must also put a straight edge across the surface the mattress is on and take a digital photo and also submit to any Sleep Essentials email address to prove no dip exists there.
This warranty is voided if mattress is used on any surface that is not perfectly flat and has flex or spring to the surface. So if you intend on using your existing foundation, check it for flatness with a straight edge. It must also have no spring, flex, or semi-flex to it. It must be solid. If using a platform bed or a solid foundation, the slats must me at least two inches wide and the gap between the slats must be two inches or less. If your mattress is shipped to you rolled and compressed, your warranty is void if you leave the latex in the rolled condition more than 30 days of the time it shipped. Regular rotating and flipping of your top two layers of latex is required. We recommend at least twice a year as a good practice. If your latex develops impressions, it most likely means you haven’t been regularly rotating the layers. Before inquiring about warranty coverage for body impressions, the latex must be rotated and flipped and shaken. Almost in all cases, when this is done, the measurable body impression returns to its normal position and shape. This is the normal life of latex. It is rubber and it will bounce back to its original shape. All latex is inspected thoroughly for rips, stains and other unnatural imperfections and latex is never shipped dirty, ripped or deformed. Natural imperfections include some discoloring of the latex which is the result of imperfect mixing of the latex when it is formed in the mold and has no bearing on the durability or cleanliness of the latex. Such discoloring may look like dirt but it is imbedded in the latex when it was formed and is not grounds for a warranty replacement. Small rips the size of a human thumb are natural byproducts of removing the foam from the mold. Any rips bigger are usually always clued if no bigger than a few inches. This also has no bearing on the durability or comfort of the latex. If any large rips are found in your latex, it did not come from us but was either ripped by the recipient or the shipper. In fewer than 1 in 5000 shipments is latex ever harmed because our shipping plastic wrap and boxes protect from damage to begin with. If you’ve found a large rip, again, it didn’t come from us in that condition so please contact the shipper for remedy. You will have to supply pictures of the box and plastic wrap showing damage upon arrival to prove shipper is responsible. Otherwise, rips are the responsibility of the recipient. Please be careful in handling the latex, it can rip when handling.