Where is the best place to buy a new mattress? It’s often difficult to know where to start looking when you need to buy a new bed or mattress. Is it best to search online or should you visit a physical store? You may even have a specific mattress in mind, but what is the best place to buy it?
Once we have answered some questions that people have asked, we shall present to you the 16 best online mattress stores for you to check out. First, here are some questions we have been asked regarding the best place to buy a new mattress.
Where is the Best Place to Buy a New Mattress? Q & A
Q: What is the difference between the various sizes of the mattress? For example a Queen and a King size, or a King and a California King?
Answer: Fundamentally it is one of the dimensions. A queen is 60″ wide x 80″ long. A King is 76″ x 80″, so the difference here is in the width. The King size mattress is 16 inches wider, and therefore more suitable for couples than the Queen size. A California King is 72″ wide x 84″ long. This makes it more suitable for taller people while sacrificing on width.
Q: If I buy online, how do I find out which size of mattress is best for me, for me and my partner or for my children?
Answer: It’s a simple question of dimensions. Measure your existing mattress and then compare these dimensions with those provided on the vendor’s website. That should give you a good idea of how the mattress you like compares with your existing one. If your existing mattress is a Queen and seems too narrow for you and your partner, then go for a King. It shouldn’t take much thought to decide on the best mattress size for your needs.
Q: Where is the best place to buy a new mattress? Online or from my local mall store?
Answer: Quite frankly, there is no ‘best place! Many people prefer to purchase their mattress in a physical store, where they can test it out by lying on it. There are two factors involved here:
1) A quick lie-down may give you a rough idea of the comfort of a mattress, but how would it respond with two people on it? How about the way it heats up or keeps you cool at night? If your partner moved would it disturb your sleep?
2) You don’t get the same information as you would by purchasing online. Most sites provide genuine user reviews of their products. Amazon is a prime example of this. Sure, what other people think of their mattress may not interest you, but the overall volume of reviews should give you a reasonably accurate idea of the performance of a specific mattress.
Q: What are the pros and cons of buying a mattress online?
Answer: These are explained below. Read them and then decide which would be better for you: buying online or from a physical brick and mortar store.
Q: Where should I buy my mattress: from a mall store or online?
Answer: Here we come to the nub of the issue! Which is better? What are the respective advantages and disadvantages of each? We recommend you purchase online and here is why:
- You have a much wider choice of mattresses online than from a physical store. Even the largest mall store cannot offer the range of products you can find online.
- When you visit a site such as Amazon you can find a wide range of mattresses available from various vendors, or even directly from the top mattress manufacturers worldwide.
- You can see at a glance the various optional sizes of the mattress that most appeals to you.
- Prices are clearly stated online, along with the cost of any optional extras such as mattress pads, covers and toppers.
- You can see the recommended foundations or bases for the mattress, such as box springs, slats or solid wood bed bases.
- You can view the positive, negative and neutral reviews provided by people who have purchased each mattress. Once you have purchased yours, you are then invited to provide your own review.
There are other reasons for buying online, although these are the major benefits.
Our Best Places to Buy a New Mattress
Here is our list of the top 16 online stores for buying a mattress in 2018. They are not presented in any specific order of preference – you can judge that after visiting each website. Simply click on the title of each to get to the appropriate website.
You can find a huge selection of mattresses on Amazon. In fact, many people will visit their nearest mattress or bedding store, and check out what is available. After giving their favourite choices a trial by lying down on them, they take a note of the brand and model they like best and check them out on Amazon. You can often find the same mattress for sale on Amazon at a lower price than in your local bedding store.
2. Nectar Sleep
Nectar Sleep offers a gel memory foam mattress that provides a wonderfully soft, comfortable top with a good supportive base. It has been voted the bed most likely to appear in dreams – and deserves it. The Nectar Sleep website is well worth visiting.
3. Layla Sleep
The Layla Sleep Cert-PUR Mattress is not available outside the USA. It is flippable with two levels of comfort – one each side. Check out the Layla Sleep website for more information.
The most popular Bear Mattress product is the memory foam mattress infused with graphite for more effective cooling. The graphite wicks away heat while you sleep. The company also offers a foam/spring hybrid for those that prefer the bounciness of innersprings. You get a 100-day trial period with Bear mattress products.
Avocado Green Mattress offers an eco-friendly mattress for those that prefer to remain ‘green’ when selecting their furniture. It is made in the US using 100% Dunlop latex foam and GreenGuard Gold certified to be free from harmful components. Get more information on the manufacturer’s website.
The Puffy mattress has a top gel foam comfort layer with a harder foam beneath it for support. It claims to be suitable for all sleeping positions.
7. Nest Bedding
Nest Bedding offers a good selection of mattresses, ranging from latex and breathable foams to innerspring and hybrid mattresses. Visit the website to see the selection of mattresses Nest Bedding has to offer.
“It’s Not Memory Foam — It’s Better” – That’s the Nolah Foam claim, and you get 120 nights to make sure it’s better for you! This is a website worth a visit if you tend to get hot at night, and want a comfortable sleep.
9. Helix Sleep
The Helix Sleep is a foam mattress that is designed only for you. Fill in the form on the website with your details and those of your partner, and Helix Sleep will design the foam layers to meet your needs. If you both have different sleeping positions, then no problem – Helix Sleep takes that into consideration in the design of your mattress.
10. Loom and Leaf
The Loom and Leaf website is well worth a visit if you have been considering purchasing a Tempur-Pedi c R mattress. It is claimed to be equal at least, is delivered and set up free, and it also offers a 120-day trial period. Check the Loom and Leaf website for more details.
The Novosbed Mattress is designed using a unique type of cooling foam with vertical airflow channels. The website explains everything about this unique mattress that offers some very interesting and useful features.
My Green Mattress uses organic latex over individually pocketed steel coil springs. The website provides all the information you need to make a decision. You get a 100-night trial to make your mind up.
The Saatva mattress comprises a layer of individually pocketed steel springs over a layer of interconnected steel hourglass coils. It offers excellent support – but you really need to visit the Saatva website to appreciate its benefits.
14. Wink Beds
Wink beds have been designed and constructed for heavier weight sleepers. You have a choice of three different levels of firmness – but visit the website for more information on how Wink Beds mattresses are designed.
DreamCloud mattresses get great reviews and offers you a 365-night risk-free trial period. A whole year, and if you don’t like it then return it! You get a full refund – and they collect it free of charge! Visit the DreamCloud website for full details of this mattress and its amazing guarantee.
16. Brooklyn Bedding
Brooklyn Bedding offers you a choice of three superb mattresses. The website explains it all, along with details of its 120 night trial and its excellent warranty. This may be the last of our mattress recommendations, but by no means does that infer that these mattresses are inferior to the others. Remember that these are not presented in any order of preference.
Where Is the Best Place to Buy a New Mattress: Summary
If you are looking for a new mattress, why not make it easy for yourself and go online. Sure, it might be nice to visit a physical mattress store in your local shopping mall – but what selection do you get? Certainly not those we have provided above.
It’s a lot more comfortable to sit on your sofa, or at your desk, and scan through our list above! Not only do you get a larger choice of options, but you can enjoy a coffee or glass of wine while you do so. Another benefit, which many people might fail to appreciate, is that you get right onto the vendor’s or manufacturer’s website. The information you get is straight from them, and not some salesperson trying to sell you the mattress!
These are our 16 best recommendations of where the best place is to buy a new mattress. If you cannot find what you want or need, from this list then it is unlikely that you will do so by walking round all your local malls or shopping centers.
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