A Brief Ikea Mattress Review
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Ikea are a massive European name in home decorating, originating from Scandinavia and now being recognized all around the world for reasonably-priced, good quality products. They have outlets in over 40 countries and have been in the US since the 1980′s. Let’s take a look at some Ikea mattress review sites to see how their bedding shapes up.
I think it’s fair to say that Ikea mattresses fall into the value-for-money, high-volume bracket. They are made for bulk sale and are therefore priced very much at the lower end of the scale.
There are around 20-25 mattresses to choose from in several ranges. The most basic twin size Jaren spring mattresses can be picked up for around $80 online and would be best suited as a spare bed – they probably would not stand up to the rough and tumble of everyday usage. Even thicker spring mattresses like the Sultan Huglo are only around $150 online. Slightly more advanced active response coil mattresses are also available at a slightly higher price.
Next we move to the foam mattresses. Ikea make a mixture of high-resilience foam mattresses, memory foam mattresses and latex mattresses. The memory foam models range from $200 – $600 for a twin size, depending on thickness. Natural latex models are around $350 – $700 (twin size) and are top of the range, as per usual, though there are couple of spring/latex combinations that are cheaper.
Ikea mattresses, while very reasonable priced, do come with a 25 year limited warranty in most cases (please note that the Jaren, mentioned above, does NOT.) In the US you are able to exchange a mattress within ninety days if you’re not satisfied with it.
They use edge support technology that reinforces the area of the mattress that suffers wear and tear most easily – Ikea claim that a 220 pound weight is raised and lowered onto the bed’s edge 20,000 times during testing. They also claim that the main body of their mattresses are tested by a body weight moving up and down on them 10,000 times.
Ikea mattresses are sold with a choice of removable, washable covers that make maintenance of the mattresses a breeze. They make a wide array of mattress toppers and bed bases too, including box springs and slatted bases that are often bought together with the mattresses. They also have a range of futon beds and sofa-beds if you are looking for space-saving ideas.
Ikea mattress reviews are a little hard to come by online, other than on the Ikea site itself. One site that we did spend some time one rated most Ikea mattresses well for their value for money and warranty, as well as their overall comfort. The main criticism was that some of their mattresses are not very thick so watch out for that when shopping.