Ikea Mattress Choices
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Ikea have 39 of their home products superstores dotted around the USA, representing their second biggest market after Germany. Since the 1980′s they have built a name for largely self-assembled furniture made to a good standard at very affordable prices. Their bedding products are no exception and here we take a look at the Ikea mattress choices that you have.
You can find a full listing of Ikea products on their web site, where there are roughly 12,000 products. In terms of Ikea mattresses they are split into 3 main types – the basic inner-spring models, the standard foam models and then the luxury foam models.
The inner-spring models start at an incredibly low $80 and go up to around $250 (including base.) There are two main types – the standard Bonell coil design and the active response or pocket spring design. The cheaper Bonell coil mattresses will have between 170 and 270 Bonell coils in a twin size mattress and will provide adequate, if not luxurious, comfort and support for most people. These mattresses will be around 17cms thick.
The active response coils in the more expensive pocket spring mattresses, such as the Sultan Hallen model, help with increased support and spinal alignment as well containing motion so that movements in bed are more isolated and not transferred to your partner. These are thicker mattresses (around 24cms) that also use more polyurethane foam in the comfort layers above the springs.
Some of the mattresses are sold separately and some as a set with a base. For those sold separately – like the $80 spring model called the Jaren – you can buy a slatted wooden base to position the mattress on. Most of the cheaper models are roll packed for portability and will regain their proper shape in around 3 to 4 days, so bear this in mind when you get your mattress home.
The standard polyurethane foam models that you may see featured in Ikea mattress reviews online – like the Sultan Fonnes and the Sultan Florvag – are very reasonably priced at around $100-150. These are basic mattresses 10-12cm thick, using Polyurethane foam of 1.4 lb/cu.ft or 1.5 lb/cu.ft density. Most of these mattresses are reversible so that you can use both sides for even wear and tear, and they will be roll-packed when you buy them. You will need to buy a slatted base separately.
The higher quality foam mattresses will user high-resilient polyurethane foam, memory foam or latex and these range in price from $200-700, depending on the type of foam used. The specifications of the foams they use are clearly marked, even on the web site, so it’s easy to check densities and compositions. Ikea even state clearly the percentages of natural and artificial latex that are included in their latex models. This is a refreshing change from some manufacturers who seem to do their best to conceal this information.
Most Ikea mattresses come with a 25 year limited warranty, which is amazing given their value-for-money price. If money is tight and you don’t need the finest quality hand-made mattress with all the trimmings and silky fabrics to finish it off, you could do a lot worse than browse through the Ikea collections.