We analyzed reviews for the Ikea mattresses available on the market (read about our accurate, unbiased method). We compared them side-by-side, and scored them according to a range of factors including comfort, snoring reduction, pain relief potential, durability, initial odor, and heat retention ability.
Below, you will find top rated mattresses (click on the product name to read the full review).
Top Rated Mattresses
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Ikea Sultan Haslum
Ikea Sultan Flokenes
|Back pain relief|
|No initial odor|
|No sleeping hot|
|Easy to move on|
The company itself originated in Sweden and has been on the market for more than half a century. Right now IKEA has its headquarters in the Netherlands and operates world-wide.
IKEA focuses on practical and affordable furniture and therefore aims at mass consumers. The main concept is to provide furniture that is easy for transportation and can be assembled by customers themselves. It allows to save some money on logistics and follow-up services.
There are several options how to shop at IKEA. First of all, you can look up and visit the closest store: it gives the opportunity to see a physical product before buying it. Then, it is possible to order from the catalog or on the website. Each client can choose the kind of shopping that suits their lifestyle.
General overview of IKEA mattresses
IKEA offers three different types of mattresses: spring, foam and latex. The company has divided the assortment into two different categories, having united foam and latex mattresses which share the same feature of absorbing your position and movements.
Search options at IKEA are highly adjustable, and the range of products numbers around 70 models. First of all, mattresses come in different sizes – they will fit twin, full, queen and king sized beds. They will also suit various budgets: the prices start with a bit more than $100 and go as high as $1200 which the company asks for quality natural materials.
Now let’s take a closer look at each category: spring mattresses and foam/latex ones.
Spring mattresses: pros and cons
Spring mattresses at IKEA aim at disposing the body weight evenly across the surface. Their main advantages are the following:
- IKEA spring mattresses have one of the lowest prices on the market, which provides the company with a competitive price-quality ratio.
- Top-selling items among spring mattresses come roll-packed which reduces the cost of transportation. In this packaging, they will easily fit into a regular car. It takes the product only 3-4 days to return to its original shape once you start using it.
- The construction allows free air circulation for your maximal comfort in the nighttime. This feature is especially topical for summer when feeling warm in bed is not the best sensation.
- The level of firmness makes these mattresses a reasonable choice for back and stomach sleepers.
- Spring mattresses are unlikely to have any unpleasant smell.
Now we move on to the disadvantages. Owners of spring IKEA mattresses report these drawbacks:
- Spring mattresses may produce noises which is uncomfortable in many respects: squeaking can wake you up at night or ruin the atmosphere of intimacy.
- Some customers find even those mattresses described by IKEA as medium firm actually very firm and describe their experience as “sleeping on the floor” or “on the stone.” If you love softness, do not opt for spring models.
- Because of the firmness, spring mattresses are unlikely to suit side sleepers.
- These mattresses tend to get sloping towards the edges, which makes it uncomfortable to sit on the side of the bed and to sleep close to the edge. For this reason, we do not recommend to choose a small spring mattress – the “efficient sleeping area” may turn out not enough.
Foam and latex mattresses: pros and cons
IKEA positions its foam and latex mattresses as an ideal variant for those people who love the feeling of resilient surfaces. They are suitable for couples who do not want to wake each other up by even the slightest movements. So, which are their pros?
- Similar to spring mattresses, these ones are offered at appealing prices.
- The mattresses are silent under any conditions.
- Foam and latex mattresses are very light, which makes them a perfect solution for people who have any reasons to move their mattress often.
- Rotating or flipping such mattresses periodically reduces the odds of quick sagging and prolongs the product’s lifespan.
Now let’s get to the problems that clients claimed having with their foam and latex mattresses from IKEA.
- Numerous people experience troubles with the smell of foam and latex mattresses which may be so pungent as to cause a headache. Airing the product for several days does not help, so it is unlikely that a mattress having this problem initially will become fine as time goes by.
- This kind of mattresses tend to retain heat, which may be a good thing for winter time, but is definitely unpleasant experience in summer.
- Foam and latex IKEA mattresses after one or several years of regular use start gradually losing their resilience.
- These mattresses are unlikely meet the needs of overweight people.
The company offers unprecedented guarantees for its mattresses: free 25-year warranty. It covers the possible defects in material, individual for each type of mattresses. Thus, for spring mattresses this warranty applies to springs; as for IKEA foam mattresses, it covers foam core; finally, latex mattresses are guaranteed against faults in their latex core. Mattress pads are not included in the range of items under warranty, and neither are natural tear and wear. It makes the expediency of relying on the warranty disputable.
If you happen to experience a problem that is covered by the guarantee, IKEA offers multiple solutions. Thus, clients can request a replacement for the damaged element or the whole product. Alternatively, the company can repair the defective mattress at its expense. Before doing so, they will conduct a thorough check to find out whether the mattress was used under the right conditions.
Despite all the guarantees mentioned above, customers who bought and tested IKEA mattresses are generally not happy with the longevity. Do you still remember that tear and wear are not under protection? Because this is the main problem buyers face. And the most susceptible mattresses in this respect are the spring ones.
With the concerns for longevity, IKEA mattresses prove to be a poor choice for overweight people. Due to the weight being unevenly distributed, mattresses develop impressions that cause discomfort and sometimes even back pain.
Some buyers go as far as claiming that IKEA mattresses in general are only good for short term adult use, such as in guest rooms. However, statistics show that a carefully chosen model can meet your requirements for everyday use as well. Many owners who have used an IKEA mattress for 5 years and more have no quality complaints this far. Food for thought: the company itself advises to change their products every 8-10 years.
IKEA return policy
IKEA offers appealing return conditions that allow everyone who is not happy with the purchase to return it to the store. First, customers have 365 days to return any mattress, provided the product does not have any traces of usage and is packed in the original packaging. The condition is tricky because it means in this way you can return a mattress only if you have not tried it.
Since most people would naturally want to test their mattress before deciding whether they want to keep it, it is reasonable to go to the nearest store and try several models physically. No catalog will tell you how it feels better that your own body.
Once a mattress is bought and its package is open, other return rules start applying. Customers are eligible for an exchange in the course of 90 days after the purchase if they are not satisfied with the product. The policy is called “Love it or exchange it” and allows to choose a different mattress in exchange for yours, unmarked and undamaged. However, you can do it only once.
In order to get a refund or to exchange any product, you will have to produce a receipt and a photo ID. Numerous solutions are possible if the receipt is unavailable for some reasons, so feel free to contact the company representatives anyway.
Many clients affirm that although IKEA’s conditions are attractive, the level of customer support has not come up to their expectations. There are numerous issues with delivery and staff expertise. It includes the company’s habit of rescheduling delivery without clients’ agreement, the inability of support managers to provide relevant answers and mistakes in packaging arrangement.
All these drawbacks have nothing to do with the quality of products, but it would not be pleasant to experience any of them. So, we leave it up to you to decide to what extent customer support determines your desire to work with a certain company.
All in all, IKEA mattresses are a great mixture of appealing prices and corresponding quality, but only with the proviso that the choice was made carefully. Always rely on the seller’s recommendations as to the body weight and follow your needs when it comes to choosing size, material and firmness. We hope that this review will help you avoid frequently made mistakes in buying IKEA mattresses and become your guide in the range of their products. We wish you healthy and comfortable sleep.