Are Tempurpedic Prices Worth Paying?
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Tempur-Pedic® memory foam mattresses were the first of their kind to come into the American market. Nowadays there are many other memory foam products that have aimed to grab a share of the market, with varying degrees of success. Many emulations of the initial form have been incorporated into ranges by manufacturers who used to only provide the innerspring mattresses and many are at cheaper prices, so we ask are Tempurpedic prices worth the extra expense?
Firstly let’s qualify “extra expense”, because there is a large range of prices associated with these mattresses and other manufacturers (like Sealy, for example) do make very expensive memory foam mattresses too, starting at $2000 for a queen size.
With Tempurpedic mattress prices we start at $1400 for a basic queen mattress going up to $6500 – so it is the top of the range that we are talking about when we mention the expense. A king size in the same range is $7200.
What do you get for $6500? Well for starters you do only get the mattress. There are optional extras, such as a mattress protector, bed frame or adjustable base that will add up to another $700 on top of the original price.
The GrandBed® model we are referring to here uses quilted dual comfort layers of their patented Tempur-HD® material (they don’t call it “memory foam” as this differentiates it from the cheaper alternatives in the market place.) It’s claimed that this material provides a superb cushion that molds to the contours of your body, while also allowing the mattress to breathe and maintain temperature control via sufficient air-flow. It returns to its initial shape after usage – something which many manufacturers of cheaper memory foam mattresses claim, but which sometimes doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
The 15” model is made in three layers – the first being a comfort layer of 2” of Tempur-HD and a 1.2” layer of Tempur. Secondly there is a Support layer of 4” of Tempur material; the base layer is 8” of Grand Airflow System material. You can see that serious design work has gone into these models and that’s partly what you’re paying for with the higher Tempurpedic mattress prices.
This mattress is billed as the height of pampering and provides a luxurious feel – not only with the filling it uses, but also in the silk-cashmere blend of the cover and the diamond-embossed micro-suede used on the sides.
Unlike most innerspring mattresses the Tempurpedic range will not need turning to maintain a good shape. One of the problems with the cheaper mattresses is that they still experience sagging over time – a sign that the design, craftsmanship and materials are not up to par.
These mattresses are also allergen and dust-mite free – another problem that some of the poorly-made copies will not guarantee.
Coming back to the original question in the title of this article, to justify spending the Tempurpedic price on a mattress you would have to really be living in luxury and wanting to spoil yourself. However, if it lasts 20 years then work out what the mattress costs per day and it’s not at all bad! We have picked the top of the range to look at but Tempurpedic do make a lot of more reasonably-priced mattresses that will suit the comfort requirements – and the pockets – of most people looking for a quality memory foam mattress.