Brief History and Features of Sears Mattresses
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Sears Mattresses are retailed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. – the same company famous for its mail order retail set up beginning and then its chain of high-end department stores that have been helping Americans part with their hard-earned cash for over a hundred years since they were formed in Minnesota in 1893. They merged with Kmart in 2004, you may have read about it.
Even today there are 926 full-size Sears stores in the United States. That’s a lot of outlets to sell their mattresses and other home goods in! So what can you expect from a Sears mattress if you decide to buy one?
We should first point out that if you go to the online Sears/Kmart store or a physical bricks and mortar store you will find mattresses from many manufacturers being sold, not just Sears own brand. Even a cursory glance will show you they have Kingsdown mattresses, Laura Ashley, Serta, Simmons and Sealy mattresses available.
The most popular and widely seen Sears mattress is the Sears-o-Pedic, which is actually made by Sealy and is very similar to their signature Posturepedic mattresses they make, which have been gracing showroom floors for over 60 years now in the US. It is available only at Sears.
If we look at the Sears-O-Pedic 3141SS for example, this is a pocket coil mattress which uses 1008 coils in its queen size version. It is a non-flip mattress, with 360 degree Foam Encased Support to reinforce the edges. The thickness of the mattress is 10 inches and the Upholstery layers include latex foam. This mattress is available for around $1300 for a queen.
This is a typical, mid-range Sears mattress. Higher in the range you will have basically similar components but the coil count will be higher and the comfort materials will vary. Similarly, lower in the range models will have a lower coil count and either less latex or a different type of foam. Prices also vary because of the top of the mattress – whether it’s Euro-Top, Pillow-Top, Tight-Top or Cushion-Firm, for example.
When shopping online it makes sense to check out some Sears mattress reviews if you’re serious about buying one of these items, or you want some independent opinion before visiting one of their stores. You may have to hunt around a little more than normal, as they are one of the lesser reviewed quality mattresses out there.