First make sure that it is appropriate for your mattress.
You should use a template whenever there are curves to the edges of the mattress. If there are straight lines on all sides templates are still better than measurements but not strictly necessary. You can always send us the dimensions by selecting the first option.
If there are sides to the mattress that are not vertical (common in yacht cabins) then you may be better letting us pick up the mattress to take the hassle away for you. If so choose the third option. But if you want to make a template anyway for a NON vertical sided mattress CLICK HERE to see how to.
TO MAKE A TEMPLATE
1) You will find using PAPER easiest. Plastic sheets tend to slip and old bed sheets while these can be used, can stretch diagonally leading to errors.)
The type of brown paper that you can buy at the post office or ‘Staples’ in rolls is absolutely ideal.
1) First Sellotape the paper together so that it is wide enough for the bed you want to make.
2) There are two ways for the the next step.
i) Either put the mattress on top or the paper and draw around it with a magic marker.
ii) Put the paper onto the wooden base of the bed and where the ‘fiddles’ raise around the bed to keep the mattress on, run your fingers around to crease the paper with your nails; this will be much easier than you anticipate and will leave a nice sharp edge which you can then later draw around with a felt pen. See image.
3) Now finish off by CUTTING OUT THE TEMPLATE and marking it with a) which is the top side, b)your name and telephone number, c) what bed it is for and D) If you want the mattress split please indicate this with a line.
This is simple, but if you have any problems, do not have the time or would simply rather that we did it. Then please choose the third option and we will pick your mattresses up and make the templates for you. Any queries or if you would like more information please call us on 03704 464 233
How to make a template for a new or replacement mattress