Frequently Asked Questions
Common Questions and Answers
What materials are used in the Douglas mattress?
Douglas mattresses are made with Canadian-built foams and fabrics. The top 2” comfort layer is made of ecoLight® cooling gel foam, developed to be 50% less taxing on our environment but just as durable as high density memory foam. The middle 2” layer is made of Elastex® foam to give the mattress just the right amount of bounce. The bottom 6” support foam isolates movement and provides better edge support. The washable cover is made from an eco-friendly Natural Eucalyptus Fabric.
What kind of foundation or base can I use? Do I even need one?
We recommend using a foundation, but you can use your Douglas mattress directly on the floor provided it is not on floors susceptible to moisture build-up such as a concrete floor, below-grade (basement) floor, or on a floor in a humid environment.
Acceptable foundations include: adjustable bases, solid untreated wood platform beds, horizontally slatted systems with gaps no more than 3″ apart and slats no less than 2″ wide, non-flexing box springs that are in good repair, foundations specifically designed for memory foam/latex beds.
For Queen, King, and California King mattresses, platform beds and slat systems require at least one center support beam. Platform beds and adjustable bases made of wired metal are not acceptable for use with your Douglas.
How does the 120-Night Sleep Trial work?
The 120-night sleep trial is our guarantee that comes with your Douglas mattress purchase. From the day your new Douglas mattress arrives, you’ll have 120 nights to make sure it’s right for you. If you are unhappy with it after trying it for at least 30 nights, you can return it for a full refund. We’ll send a moving company to pick it up and then refund 100% of your money. Refunds can take a few days to appear on your credit card.
What are the shipping costs?
Shipping is free to 99% of Canadians. There may be a remote shipping fee to some remote locations.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
After you order, it usually takes 1-2 business days for your mattress to ship. Delivery can take 1-6 business days after it has shipped, depending on your location. Please note that business days do not include weekends or public holidays.
Where do you ship to?
We ship everywhere in Canada. Sorry – Douglas is for Canadians only and we do not ship outside of Canada.
Will all my items arrive in the same shipment?
Your items will ship separately. The mattress is made to order and should ship from our warehouse in 1-2 business days. If you have ordered multiple mattresses, they may ship separately. If you have also ordered a foundation and/or pillows, these items will ship separately from the mattress and will have their own tracking information.
What does the mattress feel like?
Douglas mattresses are medium-firm, with a plush supporting feel. They are perfect for all sleeping positions and all types of sleepers.
How Canadian is a Douglas mattress?
Douglas is 100% Canadian. It is designed, photographed, manufactured, delivered, and warrantied by Canadians in Canada.
What are the mattress dimensions and weight?
Twin: 38” x 75” x 10″, 38 pounds
TwinXL: 38” x 80” x 10″, 40 pounds
Full/Double: 53” x 75” x 10″, 50 pounds
Queen: 60” x 80” x 10″, 65 pounds
King: 76” x 80” x 10″, 80 pounds
California King: 72” x 84” x 10″, 80 pounds
Does my Douglas have an odor or off-gas?
We use high-grade materials that have little to no odor or chemical off-gassing. Our ecoLight®, Elastex®, and support foams are certified by the CertiPUR® program. They do not contain any harmful chemicals, heavy metals, or impact the air quality. There is no need to air out your mattress overnight. Any faint odors or smells will dissipate within a few hours.
Is there an adjustment or break-in period?
You may experience an adjustment or break-in period with your new Douglas mattress. Just like a new pair of shoes, the materials in the mattress need to be physically broken in, so it might feel more stiff than you’d expect in the first few weeks of ownership. We recommend that you give your new Douglas mattress up to 30 days to experience the full effect.
I’m allergic to latex. Is that a problem?
Nope! We don’t use latex in any of our products.
How do I wash my Douglas mattress cover?
Wash the TOP COVER ONLY. Wash with cool or warm water on delicate setting. Hang to dry or tumble dry on low heat. To prevent colour transfer from other laundry, wash the cover in its own separate load.
Purchase, Shipping and Setup
Does Douglas ever go on sale?
The price you see on the website is the best possible price we can offer.
Do you sell to anyone outside Canada?
Nope. Douglas is for Canadians only.
How do I setup my Douglas mattress when it arrives?
It’s easy – open the box, take out your new Douglas mattress, and move it to the desired location. Unroll your Douglas and remove the plastic cover. Watch it expand and enjoy it.
If my Douglas is too firm or too soft, will you ship me a free topper?
No. Some companies send out cheap foam toppers from China to try to reduce return rates. Most companies have stopped this policy because it doesn’t improve customer experience. Instead of this, we focused on making our Douglas mattresses better, with a longer sleep trial, and don’t recommend ever using a cheap topper. If Douglas isn’t right for you, returns are painless and easy.
Are returns free?
Yes, returns are free within the 120 night trial. You must sleep on your Douglas mattress for at least 30 nights before you can return it.
What happens to returned mattresses?
We never resell or restock returned mattresses. In fact, we do our best to donate returned mattresses to local charities and community organizations. If we cannot donate it due to relevant provincial or municipal laws, we’ll have a trusted recycling partner remove it from your home.
How do I organize a return?
Contact us between nights 30 and 120 of your sleep trial and we’ll arrange for your mattress to be removed by one of our removal partners. Once removed, we’ll issue a full refund. The return timeline can vary dependent on your geography and what local services are available. To initiate a return, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should read “Return Request – [Your Order #]”. In the body of the email, include the full name on the order and the reason for your return. Within 1-2 business days, our Customer Experience team will respond with next steps to set up a removal date.