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.
A comfortable choice. Ikea's latex mattress line earns an overall satisfaction rating of 80 percent 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.
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.
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 may prolong their life. Ikea recommends turning the mattress every three months, and notes that "even the best mattresses become less comfortable with age." The company recommends replacing mattresses every eight to 10 years.
Nearly 205 consumer experiences are factored into the review of Ikea mattresses on SleepLikeTheDead.com. Seventy-five percent of Ikea mattress owners are satisfied with their purchase; with the highest satisfaction ratings reported for latex models, up to 83 percent for the Morgongava latex mattress.
Review: Ikea Mattress Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons, Editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com, May 10, 2015
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