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What are zip & link mattresses?

Last updated: April 2024

Flaxby zip & link mattress

Ever wondered why zip and link mattresses exist? Or perhaps you've never heard of them, we'll explain the difference and benefits.

Zip and link mattresses are, just as the name suggests, two mattresses that are joined with a zip to create one larger mattress, usually a king or super king.

What are the benefits?

1. Different comfort preferences

The zip and link function is of great benefit to couples with different comfort preferences, or of noticeably different body weight. This function allows you to have two mattresses of varying firmness and support joined together to create one king or super king mattress.

Zip and link mattress with difference comfort levels
Couple sleeping next to each other

2. Minimised partner movement

Zip & link mattresses prevent roll together - the natural weight of two individuals can cause the springs to compress throughout the centre of the mattress causing a natural ‘roll’ for the sleeping occupants - because zip and link mattresses are made up of two separate mattresses, the centralised compression is minimised.

3. Easy to deliver and move

If you have a narrow staircase, or a difficult to navigate delivery route at your property, you may struggle to get a king or super king mattress to the bedroom. Zip and link mattresses are much easier to manoeuvre as they can be delivered separately as two single mattresses.

Delivery of mattress

Can you feel the zipper?

No, you shouldn’t be able to feel the zipper when you're lying on a zip and link mattress. The zip is located on the top and bottom of the mattress underneath the seam. You may feel a slight difference due to it not being one complete sleeping surface, however you could use a mattress topper if you think this would be a problem.

Zipper close up