Ikea Latex Mattress Review

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Ikea latex mattress
Bottom Line

Ikea's latex mattresses are among the few latex models to garner a significant number of positive reviews, which makes them an appealing option for those who like the feel or environmentally friendly nature of latex. Users find them comfortable, and most agree that prices are good, compared with those from competing brands. The line carries a long 25-year warranty against manufacturer defects, although the mattresses tend not to last this long due to normal wear and tear.

ProsComfortable for most users, Very affordable, Long warranty, Environmentally friendlyConsTend to be thin and firm, May retain body heat

Breaking it down

Comfort

A comfortable choice. Ikea's latex mattress line earns an overall satisfaction rating of 79 percent (for everyday adult use) and 91 percent (for limited adult or everyday child use) on SleepLikeTheDead.com, based on its analysis of user feedback. According to this website, owners find them comfortable, virtually silent and reasonably easy to move on, which can make them good choices for lovemaking. Nevertheless, some owners find that latex models trap body heat, which can make the mattress uncomfortably warm; and some find Ikea mattresses too thin and firm overall. In general, the more expensive models in this line tend to perform better in professional testing.

Value

Very reasonably priced. Ikea's latex mattresses are, simply put, a great bargain, according to reviews. Queen-size latex models cost an estimated $1,000 or less -- while competing products can run several thousand dollars. According to SleepLikeTheDead.com, the main reason for this difference is that "less expensive dunlop-processed latex and synthetic latex are often used as opposed to more expensive talalay-processed and natural latex." Site editors say the cheaper latex tends to be firmer and doesn't conform to the body as much. Ikea backs its latex mattresses with a generous 25-year warranty, although it covers defects in the latex core, and doesn't provide specific coverage for sagging.

Durability

Regular flipping can lengthen life span. SleepLikeTheDead.com doesn't estimate the average lifetime of an Ikea latex mattress, presumably because there aren't enough reviews to calculate it. However, editors note that over time, these mattresses may compress or form body impressions, reducing support and comfort. About 15 percent of Ikea latex owners report this problem, according to this website. On the plus side, Ikea's latex mattresses are reversible, so rotating and flipping them regularly could prolong their life. Ikea recommends turning the mattress every three months." Ikea mattresses are also easier to maintain than most: the covers are removable and machine washable.

Our Sources

1. SleepLikeTheDead.com

Ikea Mattress Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons, Editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com, July 20, 2016

Nearly 225 consumer experiences are factored into the review of Ikea mattresses on SleepLikeTheDead.com. Editors note the mattress line's strong value potential and that it's possible to try them in the store. Owner satisfaction is reported as above average compared to non-latex mattresses.

2. ConsumerReports.org

Mattresses, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

In tests of nearly two dozen memory foam mattresses, editors consider support for side and back sleepers, firmness claims and durability. Three Ikea latex foam mattresses are included in testing.