What are your opening hours?
We are open 7 days a week. 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday.
What means of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, debit card, credit card, BACS transfer and cheque.
Are your beds covered by a guarantee/warranty?
Yes each bed in our range is sold with a full guarantee/warranty of between 1 to 5 years depending on the product.
What are the standard bed sizes?
Small Single 2ft 6in x 6ft 3in (75cm x 190cm)
Single 3ft x 6ft 3in (90cm x 190cm)
Small Double 4ft x 6ft 3in (120cm x 190cm)
Double 4ft 6in x 6ft 3in (135cm x 190cm)
King 5ft x 6ft 6in (150cm x 200cm)
Super King 6ft x 6ft 6in (180cm x 200cm)
Do you keep lots of beds and mattresses in stock for quick delivery?
Yes we keep a wide choice of beds in stock and can usually arrange a same day delivery for urgently required items.
Do you charge for delivery?
No we provide FREE delivery (within our coverage area) service for every item.
Will you dispose of my old bed?
Yes we provide a FREE old bed disposal service.
Will you assemble my new bed?
Yes we assemble divan beds for FREE and bed frames for a small charge.
We only work with reliable suppliers who normally deliver within the stated time. Extended delivery only occurs during our suppliers Easter, Summer and Christmas factory shutdown weeks and very occasionally when they are out of stock of an item. Please call us for the current delivery time of a specific product.
Will I have to wait in all day for my bed to arrive?
No we plan all deliveries in advance and provide a 30 minute time slot which is convenient to you.
What bed brands do you have on display?
We sell beds from all the top brands including Silentnight, Sealy, Slumberland, Myers and Sleepeezee.
How long should my new bed or mattress last?
On average a new bed can be expected to last for between 8 to 12 years.
Do you sell special size beds and mattresses?
Yes please come into our showroom or telephone for information on what is available.
What type of mattresses do you have on display?
We display the largest selection of mattresses in the Portsmouth area including Pocket Sprung, Memory Foam, Orthopaedic and Latex.
Do you have a car park?
Yes we have a free car park at the front of our premises including a space for the disabled which is right next to the entrance door.
Open Coil Mattresses
Open Coil sprung mattresses are the most widely available and cost effective mattresses on the market. The coil construction provides the required support with a variety of fillings that add to the comfort to the mattress. Each Open Coil spring system has a height of approximately 5 to 6 coils and is assembled into a single construction using helical wire. This is a thinner spiral wire which joins the coils at top and bottom to form the rows. The tightness of the coil is referred to as the gauge and an outer rod edge is then attached around the outside of the spring system to provide additional strength. The tension and firmness of each open coil mattress can be made by varying the use of a thicker wire with more twists and additional rows. Each double size standard mattress contains 325 of these coils, the spring count rises for larger king size and super king size mattresses. All manufacturers produce this type of spring system.
Pocket Sprung Mattresses
Pocket Sprung mattresses are one of the most widely used types of mattress on the market. Whilst more expensive than other types of mattress due to the time taken to manufacture the pocket springs, the quality of construction provides excellent body support and overall comfort. Each pocket sprung mattress contains anything between 600 and 3500 springs. Each spring is protected and isolated from the next (by being sewn into an individual pocket of soft durable fabric) in levelled rows and securely stitched to the base of the frame. The benefits of this construction enable each spring to react individually resulting in efficient exertion of pressure ensuring excellent support. Most manufacturers produce this type of spring system.
Silentnight developed the unique Miracoil Spring System with springs running head to toe enabling even body weight distribution up and down the bed giving you and your partner support despite varying weight differences. With the added benefit of no roll-together and no roll-out you are assured of a comfortable and supportive night's sleep on a Silentnight bed or mattress.
Sealy developed the revolutionary Posturepedic "Triple Offset" Spring System. The springs use a unique hinging action that allows the springs to follow the line of the sleeper's body, with the prevention of coil twisting and loss of resilience. Thus giving proper underlying support across the entire sleeping surface, edge 2 edge support, offering the most exceptional comfort, body and back care you can expect in a Sealy bed and mattress. The technological spring advancements in the Sealy range are: The Ultra Luxe Collection using the Sealy 660 'PostureTech Ultra Luxe' Posturepedic Spring System. The Ultra Collection using the Sealy 620 'PostureTech Ultra' Posturepedic Spring System. The Posturepedic Collection using the Sealy 391 'Triple Offset' Posturepedic Spring System.
Twin Spring Mattresses
Twin Spring mattresses are hybrids of open coil mattresses with double the number of springs spread over two layers for twice the comfort and support. Each Twin Spring system operates by using two sets of independently working springs which are laid on top of each other. With a special flexible membrane between the layers to stop them rubbing together, offering firmer support from beneath. This creates a double height mattress which contains 650 springs (two layers of 325 springs). Some manufacturers produce this type of spring system.
Mattresses are available in different constructions, fillings and comfort ratings and Sterling Beds Ltd staff provides a specialist service to assist their customers in choosing the best mattress for the customer.
Same Day Delivery
At Sterling Beds you don't have to wait weeks to receive your brand new bed or mattress. Many items shown on the website are in stock and available for SAME DAY DELIVERY. Just order in store, by phone or online by 2:00pm Monday - Friday and we will deliver by 6:00pm the very same day. Portsmouth and surrounding areas including Petersfield, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Southampton, Waterlooville and Southsea. Same Day Delivery Post Code Areas - PO1-PO22, SO30-SO32, GU29-GU33.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Visco Elastic Memory Foam mattresses are now firmly established in the United Kingdom with variations such as: Open Coil/Memory Foam, Miracoil/Memory Foam, Twinspring/Memory Foam, Posturepedic Spring Systems/Memory Foam, Pocket Springs/Memory Foam and Reflex Foam Base Foam/Memory Foam. Visco elastic memory foam was originally developed by NASA to absorb the G-Forces encountered by astronauts to protect their bodies. This foam softens and moulds with body heat promoting good blood circulation combined with unique pressure relieving and even weight distribution qualities for a natural sleeping position. The visco elastic recovers to its original state once the body weight is removed. On this website you will find a selection of Memory Foam mattresses from the brand name manufacturers such as Airsprung, Concept, Millbrook, Myers, Rest Assured, Sealy, Silentnight, and Sleepeezee. With such keen interest amongst consumers for everything Memory Foam (and Latex), from mattresses to sleep accessories, the culmination of research and development by Manufacturers brought quality and competitive products to the UK market. A large range of memory foam mattresses are available in vacuum packed rolls for easy transportation. There are a variety of uniquely designed memory foam and latex mattresses available specifically engineered to allow for a more cooler sleep experience incorporating three dimensional air channelling, corrugation design to the top surface of the memory foam and patented 3D-Spacer fabric in the cover. Other mattresses offer added 'bounce' (rebound properties) combining Visco Elastic and Laytech foam technology. Superior support coupled with memory foam 'temperature sensitive' properties conforming to the body providing optimum pressure relief. Mattress incorporating a 'higher density' memory foam offer a 'firmer feel' and mattresses incorporation 'medium density' memory foam combining unique pressure relieving and even weight distribution qualities of a 'visco-elastic' memory foam with a luxurious softer feel. Reflex Foam mattresses cater for people requiring a Soft or Firm sleeping surface to their mattress. An alternative to expensive Natural Latex is the 'Laytech' advanced polyurethane foam with honeycomb aerating properties allowing the dispersal of body weight over a greater area compared to conventional mattresses. Memory Foam and Latex mattresses are available in a variety of luxurious and comfortable knitted stretch fabrics thus allowing the mattress to breath. Some memory foam and latex mattress have pillow tops attached to the mattress or the mattress is encased in the foam, the more conventional way is for the Memory Foam or Latex to be on top of the mattress. These mattresses have the benefits of only needing to be rotated from end to end, known as a 'No Turn'.