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No Flat Pack In ‘Ere! Why Quercus Home Furniture Sells Fully Assembled Furniture

When it comes to furnishing your home, there are a plethora of options available. From flat-pack furniture that requires hours of assembly to fully assembled, high-quality pieces that can be enjoyed immediately, the choice is clear. At Quercus Home Furniture, we take pride in delivering fully built furniture, or with minimal assembly required, and we do it on-site. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of this approach and why we believe it’s the superior choice for our customers.

  1. Time-Saving Convenience

Let’s face it; no one wants to spend their precious time assembling furniture. It’s a time-consuming and often frustrating process, involving deciphering cryptic instructions and hoping you have all the necessary tools. At Quercus Home Furniture, we understand the value of your time. That’s why we ensure that every piece of furniture we sell is delivered fully built or with minimal assembly required. We take care of the hard work so that you can enjoy your new furniture right away.

  1. Expert On-Site Assembly

While some furniture retailers may offer delivery services, the level of assembly and installation they provide can vary greatly. At Quercus, we go the extra mile to ensure your furniture is set up to perfection. If any assembly is required, such as for wooden bed frames, or solid oak wardrobes, we will do this for you on site. We’ll set up your furniture in the room and location you want it, including fitting handles. 

  1. Quality Assurance

Assembling furniture at home may lead to errors, misalignments, and potential long-term issues with the piece. With Quercus Home Furniture, you can trust that your furniture will be assembled correctly and securely. This not only ensures the longevity of your furniture but also guarantees that it will look as intended.

  1. Reduced Stress

Assembling furniture can be a significant source of stress for many people. The fear of making mistakes or not having the right tools can turn what should be an exciting experience into a frustrating ordeal. By choosing Quercus, you eliminate this stress entirely. Our team will handle any assembly that is required, leaving you with a sense of ease and satisfaction.

  1. Environmentally Friendly

Flat-pack furniture often comes with excessive packaging, including multiple boxes, plastic, and Styrofoam. By delivering fully assembled furniture or pieces that require minimal assembly, we reduce the amount of packaging materials used, contributing to a greener planet. Quercus Home Furniture is committed to sustainable practices, and this is just one way we demonstrate that commitment. We’ll also take all our packaging away, disposing of it responsibly and legally, leaving you with one less thing to worry about.

Quercus Home Furniture is all about delivering the best experience for our customers. By providing fully built or minimally assembled furniture that we handle on-site, we aim to make your life easier and more enjoyable. Say goodbye to the hassles and stress of DIY furniture assembly, and say hello to beautifully crafted pieces that are ready to enhance your home from the moment they arrive. We believe in offering a level of service that surpasses your expectations, and this is just one way we do that. Choose Quercus Home Furniture for quality, convenience, and a stress-free furniture shopping experience.


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Beyond Firmness: Choosing the Right Mattress for a Bad Back

The right mattress choice for a bad back at Quercus Home Furniture


When it comes to finding relief for a bad back, many people instinctively opt for a firm mattress, believing it will provide the necessary support and alleviate discomfort. However, this common misconception oversimplifies the complex relationship between mattress firmness and back pain. While a firm mattress may indeed work for some individuals, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution. In this blog, we’ll delve into why a firm mattress isn’t necessarily the best option for a bad back and explore other crucial factors to consider when selecting a new mattress.

Understanding the Back-Pain-Mattress Connection:

  1. Spinal Alignment: The spine’s natural S-curve plays a pivotal role in maintaining proper alignment and minimizing back pain. A mattress that is excessively firm can cause the spine to deviate from its natural shape, leading to discomfort and exacerbating existing issues.

  2. Pressure Points: An overly firm mattress can create undue pressure on specific points of the body, such as the shoulders and hips. This pressure can hinder blood circulation and result in pain and numbness.

  3. Muscle Relaxation: While support is vital, relaxation of muscles is equally important for alleviating back pain. A mattress that is too firm might prevent muscles from fully relaxing during sleep, potentially leading to stiffness and discomfort.

Factors Beyond Firmness to Consider:

  1. Mattress Type: Memory foam, latex, innerspring, hybrid—each mattress type offers unique benefits for back pain sufferers. Memory foam contours to the body, providing even support and reducing pressure points. Latex combines support with a responsive feel, while innerspring mattresses offer bounce and airflow. Hybrids blend various materials for a balanced approach.

  2. Supportive Comfort: Instead of focusing solely on firmness, prioritize a mattress that offers supportive comfort. Look for a mattress that maintains spinal alignment while cushioning pressure points. This balance can contribute to better sleep quality and reduced pain.

  3. Personal Preference: Every individual has different preferences and needs when it comes to mattress comfort. Factors like weight, sleep position, and existing medical conditions should all influence your decision. 

  4. Edge Support: A mattress with proper edge support ensures you can sit or lie comfortably without feeling like you might roll off. This feature is especially important for those with back pain, as it can aid in getting in and out of bed easily.

  5. Motion Isolation: If you share your bed with a partner, consider a mattress with good motion isolation. This feature can prevent disturbances from movement during the night, allowing for more uninterrupted rest.

A woman asleep in a comfortable bed from Quercus Home Furniture


While the allure of a firm mattress as a solution for back pain is widespread, it’s essential to recognize that mattress selection is a nuanced process. The optimal mattress for a bad back isn’t solely about firmness; it’s about finding the right balance between support, comfort, and individual preferences. By understanding the intricate interplay between spinal alignment, pressure points, and muscle relaxation, and by considering factors such as mattress type, supportive comfort, personal preference, edge support, and motion isolation, you can make a more informed decision to improve your sleep quality and alleviate back pain. Remember, there is no universal answer—what matters most is what works best for your body and your unique needs.

The best way to find the correct mattress choice for you is to ask the advice of expert. Richard and Lisa are always on hand to talk you through the options. 

After all, a good mattress should last you around eight years. That’s a lot of broken nights’ sleep if you get it wrong. 

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The Perfect Match: How Weight and Sleeping Position Influence Your Ideal Mattress Choice

The Perfect Match: How Weight and Sleeping Position Influence Your Ideal Mattress Choice

Selecting the right mattress is crucial for a good night’s sleep and overall well-being. While factors like material, quality, and brand play a role, your weight and sleeping position are fundamental determinants of the type and firmness of mattress choice that will offer you the utmost comfort and support. In this blog post, we will delve into how your weight and preferred sleeping position impact your mattress choice, helping you make an informed decision for a restful slumber.

Weight and Mattress Firmness

If you fall into the light weight category, a mattress with a softer firmness level is recommended. A softer mattress conforms closely to your body, providing the necessary support and minimizing pressure points. This type of mattress is ideal for preventing joint pain and ensuring proper spinal alignment. Look for mattresses labeled as “soft,” or with a lower pocket spring count, such as 1000.

For those with an average weight, a medium-firm mattress is usually the best choice. This firmness level strikes a balance between support and comfort, ensuring that your body weight is evenly distributed while maintaining a slight plushness. Other factors come into play, but a mattress with around 1500 pocket springs is likely to offer the right amount of support and pressure relief.

Heavier individuals require a mattress with greater support and durability. A firmer mattress is generally recommended to prevent sinking too deeply into the mattress and causing discomfort. Opt for mattresses labeled as “firm” or with 2000+ pocket springs. These mattresses will provide the necessary support for your body, maintaining proper alignment and preventing sagging over time.

Sleeping Positions and Mattress Selection

Natural Touch mattress from Quercus Home Furniture
The Quercus Natural Touch 1500 is an ideal choice for the average back or side sleeper.

Back Sleepers:

Back sleepers generally benefit from a mattress that offers a balance between support and cushioning. A medium-firm mattress is often ideal for maintaining the natural curvature of the spine while providing adequate support to the lower back. This firmness level ensures that your hips and shoulders are properly cradled, preventing discomfort or pain.

Side Sleepers:

Side sleepers require a mattress that offers pressure relief for the shoulders and hips, which can be vulnerable to pressure points. A softer mattress is typically recommended for side sleepers as it allows these areas to sink in slightly, keeping the spine aligned. Look for mattresses with a soft to medium firmness rating to ensure your body receives the necessary contouring and cushioning.

The Quercus Ultra Edge Latex topped mattress with 1000 pocket springs is a great choice for side sleepers.
A firm 2000 pocket spring Natural Touch mattress is the perfect choice for stomach sleepers and those who need extra support.

Stomach Sleepers:

Stomach sleepers need a mattress that prevents excessive sinking of the hips and maintains proper spinal alignment. A medium-firm to firm mattress is often the best choice, as it provides the necessary support to prevent the lower back from arching unnaturally.


In the quest for a rejuvenating night’s sleep, your weight and preferred sleeping position are vital factors that determine the type and firmness of mattress that suits you best. By understanding your body’s unique needs and the relationship between weight, sleeping position, and mattress firmness, you can make a well-informed decision that promotes optimal comfort, support, and overall well-being. Remember, investing in the right mattress is an investment in your health and quality of life.

Check out some of Quercus Home Furniture’s most popular mattresses here. If you’re not sure, give Richard or Lisa a call. Between us we have over 20 years experience of selling beds…and almost a century of sleeping in them. We’re confident we can point you to the right mattress for you.

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The Battle of the Mattresses: Memory Foam vs. Cool Blue Gel Foam and Latex

A good night’s sleep is essential for our overall well-being, and choosing the right mattress plays a significant role in ensuring that. Among the plethora of mattress options available on the market, memory foam mattresses have gained popularity over the years. However, there’s a growing concern about their tendency to overheat, leading many to explore alternatives such as cool blue gel foam and latex mattresses.

At Quercus Home Furniture we typically see two types of customer when it comes to memory foam – those who want one because they’ve heard they’re the last word in comfort – and those who have had one and didn’t like it due to overheating and night sweats.

In this blog, we’ll dive into the reasons why memory foam mattresses might not be the best choice due to overheating, particularly for women of a certain age (like me),  and explore why cool blue gel foam and latex mattresses could be superior options in terms of heat distribution, support, and durability.

A woman struggling to sleep in bed becauae of overheating due to a memory foam mattress

The Overheating Issue with Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses have garnered attention for their ability to contour to the body, providing a comfortable and snug sleeping experience. However, this very trait that makes them comfortable also contributes to their overheating problem. Memory foam is known for trapping body heat, which can lead to an uncomfortably warm sleep environment, particularly during hot summer nights. The close conformity of memory foam to the body’s shape restricts airflow, creating a situation where heat becomes trapped and unable to dissipate effectively.

Divan with cool blue gel foam topped mattress available from Quercus Home Furniture

Cool Blue Gel Foam: The Cool Alternative

Enter the cool blue gel foam mattress, a modern innovation designed to combat the overheating issue. Cool blue gel foam incorporates gel beads into the memory foam, enhancing its ability to dissipate heat. The gel beads are infused throughout the foam and work by absorbing and dispersing body heat, thereby preventing the accumulation of warmth. This clever engineering ensures a more temperature-neutral sleeping experience, which can be especially appreciated by those who tend to sleep hot.

The cool blue memory foam has a 60kg density making it durable and long-lasting. Cool blue memory foam offers all of the comfort and orthopaedic qualities of standard memory foam but it dissipates heat up to 5 times quicker than standard memory foam, for a cooler, fresher sleep.

Latex excapsulated mattress available from Quercus Home Furniture

Latex Mattresses: Natural Comfort and Durability

Another contender in the battle against overheating is the latex mattress. Made from the sap of rubber trees, latex mattresses have gained popularity for their natural materials and impressive durability. Latex is inherently more breathable than memory foam, allowing for better airflow and heat dissipation. This breathability, combined with the unique bounce and support of latex, makes it an excellent choice for those seeking a cooler and more supportive sleep surface.

In short, opt for a latex mattress over memory foam if you prefer:

A lighter feel.
More bounce.
Faster response time.
Less hug.
Better cooling.
More generalized compression.

A couple asleep in a comfortable bed

Support and Longevity

While memory foam mattresses offer initial comfort and contouring, they may lack the necessary support for some sleepers. Over time, the foam’s ability to provide adequate support can diminish, leading to sagging and discomfort. On the other hand, both cool blue gel foam and latex mattresses are praised for their superior support and longevity. The structure of these mattresses ensures consistent support for years, contributing to better spinal alignment and overall sleep quality.

Environmental Considerations

Natural latex rubber

When it comes to sustainability, latex mattresses take the lead. Latex is a renewable resource harvested from rubber trees, making it an eco-friendly choice. Memory foam, while comfortable, is typically made from synthetic materials that can have a higher environmental impact. Cool blue gel foam mattresses often combine memory foam with gel beads, which may have varying degrees of sustainability based on the manufacturing process.

The Verdict

While memory foam mattresses offer undeniable comfort and contouring, the issue of overheating is a valid concern that cannot be ignored. For those who prioritize a temperature-neutral sleep environment, cool blue gel foam and latex mattresses present themselves as excellent alternatives. Their superior heat distribution, combined with enhanced support and durability, make them formidable contenders in the world of sleep innovation. As you embark on the quest for the perfect mattress, consider the advantages offered by cool blue gel foam and latex – a cooler, more comfortable, and sustainable choice for your sleep sanctuary.

PS. If you want to know which one we prefer, it’s the latex. That’s the one we sleep on.

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Quercus Offer of the Week – Divan Bed Sets

If you’re looking for a bed for the spare room, maybe a children’s room, or you just need something that doesn’t stretch the budget, Quercus Home Furniture is  here to help.

We offer a complete bed package deal from just £349, including an orthopaedic mattress, a two drawer divan base and your choice of matching strut headboard. Or upgrade to a 1000 pocket spring mattress for just £50 more. 

Evesham tufted mattress from Quercus Home Furniture

Available in tufted or quilted version, our entry-level matress  is a stylish and modern addition to your living space, providing a comfortable and supportive sleeping experience. The mattress is 2-sided, allowing you to flip it over and prolong its lifespan. The perfect choice for those looking for a comfortable and stylish mattress option that is easy to maintain.

This mattress is made with high-quality polyester and features a spring count of 12.5g, making it perfect for those who want a medium-firm feel. It is also available as an upgraded 1000 pocket spring version, which  help to distribute your body weight evenly for support.

The offer includes a two drawer divan base with matching headboard and is available in either slate grey or charcoal grey in single (3ft), double (4ft6in) or king size (5ft)

All beds are manufactured to order from our supplier in West Yorkshire. Give us a call on 07368 493569 to order,  with FREE local delivery.