(Closed) Looking for opinions on Ikea mattresses

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As far as I know Ikea doesn’t sell those metal frames (meant for box springs), all of their matresses are meant to fit into their beds with slats. 

In short – Ikea mattresses suck, their beds are awesome. My parents have a bed that’s 18 years old from there and it’s like new. (and they have dismantled it 5 times) 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I watched this 60minutes show several years ago and I am obsessed with checking matresses now.  The one thing that I will suggest that you check your local laws to see what they are on refurbished matresses.  Alot of companies sell refurbished matresses, which means they take the fabric off the springs (sometimes, don’t even get me started on that) and reuse the springs.  I would check with IKEA, and any place that you concider purchasing from, to see if they sell refurbished matresses.  There are several states that don’t have to mark the matresses when they are redone.  I know that mine is one of them and there is only one store here that refuses to sell refurbs, and the others will not say anything on the subject.  I am willing to pay a bit more to make sure that I get nothing but a brand new matresses.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have had 2 Ikea beds and mattresses over the past 10 years (a Queen set for about 9 years, then we upgraded to a King over the summer). My first mattress was a typical spring and foam one, and this one is a memory foam one. I have nothing but good thigs to say about the mattresses, my current one is only about 6 months old, but it is comfortable, and holds up well, ad I LOVE the memory foam, it has been a lifesaver in my pregnancy (I am so uncomfortable whenever I try to sleep in non-memory foam beds now). My old one held up awesome for the 9 years I had it, and I am now using it as  guest bed, and people always comment on how comfortable the bed is. There is no squeaking or sagging, even though I am horrible about remembering to flip/rotate it. Both the beds have been great, they have gone together quite sturdy, and the queen sized one has weathered like 6 moves with no change in how solidly it fits together.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had an Ikea bed and mattress.  The bed was fantastic, and I was so sorry to part with it (it had a footboard, and Fiance is 6’2″…so he didn’t exactly fit..at all.).  The mattress, well, I wish I had spent a little more and gotten a better mattress from a different place.  It wasn’t terrible, it just wasn’t great.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We have a king size memory foam from IKEA and we freaking LOVE it. It was around $600 and we are really happy with the purchase. I would absolutely recommend one for anyone who likes a firmer bed.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We have a cheap-o mattress from IKEA (like their most basic mattress) for our guest bed and I haven’t had any complaints from anyone. A few people even said it was super comfortable and they slept well. I’ve laid on it for naps from time to time and it’s fine. I think one of the better quality ones would probably work out fantastic for you.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We purchased a queen size latex matress for teen LK 2 years ago. It is very comfortable and durable (and heavy as all get out!).

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We bought our daughter an Ikea frame and mattress.  It’s just a regular spring coil mattress, but I think it’s fine.  She doesn’t seem to have any issues sleeping on it, and I’ve actually fallen asleep with her a couple times and found it comfortable.  I would ditto the suggestion of looking at their foam mattresses, though; next time we buy a new mattress, that’s what we’re going to get!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have a Ikea frame and mattress. We have the memory foam mattress…and we love our bed. We bought a foam topper for it from Bed Bath and Beyond and that made it even MORE comfortable…we just love our Ikea bed and I hope it lasts forever.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not sure how much the Ikea mattresses are, but overstock has some mattresses that have great reviews for amazing prices also.  I got my king size memory foam mattress from ostock for about $400 I think about a year ago and it’s been great.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I worked for Ikea for years – so they’ll probably track me down and shoot me for saying this – but…

don’t buy their mattresses.  The beds – absolutely. The mattresses. No.

They come rolled up and vacuum sealed in a roll- so sometimes they end up lumpy, and they sales people will tell you that they’ll even out – but they don’t always.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had an Ikea bed and mattress for 2 years whle I was in grad school. I was on a very tight budget and am not picky about my bed at all.

The bed frame was great — held up fine. The mattress was really cheap. There was definitely a permanent rut in the middle of the mattress where I slept after just a few months, even though I flipped the mattress and turned it around every 5 seconds to try to keep it balanced. It just wasn’t very good quality, but it was fine for a temporary situation.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought an IKEA mattress and like it.  It is memory foam (I don’t remember which name it was) and I also bought a topper for it, which I HIGHLY recomend. (I think my mattress was about $250 at the time and the topper was $99 or $150)   I can’t say it is the best matress, but it is great for its price and I am hapy with it.  I kept the matress on a sort of DIY bed frame from a while and when my Fiance and I moved in together we bought a frame (from a different store) and added a plateform? or a memory foam version of a box spring for it.  I am glad we decided to do that, I think it helped the bed a lot.  So to conclude my statement I am happy with my choice, the matress is nice and comfy, I would most certainly add a mattress topper for some extra plush though.   

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