Overview

IKEA is a well-known global furniture store that offers mattresses as just one among hundreds if not thousands of products. They sell foam, latex, and spring mattresses. This review focuses on their innerspring mattress choices.

Some of the key strengths of the IKEA spring mattresses include:

  • Abundant options available: IKEA has several mattresses with very different compositions and prices. You can select among this variety based on your specific needs and budget.
  • Great for low budgets: IKEA has very low prices on its mattresses, and its budget options are about as low-cost as can be found from any retailer.
  • Long sleep trial: the company offers a 365 day trial period during which you can return or exchange your mattress.

Potential drawbacks for the IKEA mattresses include:

  • Limited firmness options: None of the IKEA spring mattresses have a plush feel. All are at least medium firm, and most sleepers tend to find them on the higher end of that range.
  • Lower coil counts: while the coil counts for these mattresses varies based on the model, the total coil counts for this line from IKEA tends to be lower than many of the top innerspring or hybrid direct-to-consumer mattresses available.
  • Shipping costs: the company charges $99 for shipping, even for compressed mattresses, which is in contrast to most of the direct-to-consumer online mattress companies.

We also have a review for the IKEA latex mattresses and IKEA foam mattresses if you’d like to learn more about their other offerings.

Ikea spring 1

 

IKEA Spring Mattress Pricing

Pricing for the IKEA line of spring mattresses varies significantly based on the model and the size. The table below gives the range of prices for each model. In general, mattresses are available in Twin, Full, Queen, and King, but this can vary quite a bit based on the model and current availability.

Mattress Model Price Range
(varies by size, typical range twin to king)
Jomna $69 (twin only)
Hasvag $129 – $199
Haugesund $169 – $349
Haugsvar $299 – $499
Hesstun $399 – $599
Hjellestad $679 – $799
Holmsbu $779 – $899

 

About the IKEA Spring Mattresses

 

IKEA Spring Mattresses Specifications

IKEA manufactures 7 different models of innerspring mattresses. Each has a different composition and set of specifications, as described in the table below.

IKEA does not list fully detailed information about these mattresses such as the thickness of the different layers. This can make it somewhat more difficult to compare the mattress to others that are on the market.

Mattress Model Specifications
Jomna Cover: polyester/rayon
Interior: Bonnell coils
Hasvag over: polyester/rayon
Top: 1.5 PCF foam
Second: 1.7 PCF support foam
Bottom: Bonnell coils
Haugesund Cover: polyester/rayon
Top: 1.5 PCF foam
Second: 1.7 PCF support foam
Bottom: pocketed coils
Haugsvar Cover: polyester/rayon
Top: 1.8 PCF foam
Second: 1.7 PCF support foam
Bottom: pocketed coils
Hesstun Cover: polyester/rayon
Top: 1.8 PCF foam
Second: 1.7 PCF support foam
Third: micro pocketed coils
Bottom: pocketed coils
Hjellestad Cover: polyester/cotton
Top: 3.1 PCF memory foam
Second: 1.7 PCF foam
Third: 1.5 PCF support foam
Bottom: pocketed coils
Holmsbu Cover: polyester/cotton
Top: 3.1 PCF gel-infused memory foam
Second: 1.7 PCF foam
Third: 1.5 PCF support foam
Fourth: mini pocket coils
Fifth: mini pocket coils
Bottom: pocketed coils

 

Where It’s Made

IKEA mattresses are made in Sweden.

 

Buying Logistics

 

Where to Buy

IKEA mattresses are sold via the company’s stores, website, and over the phone.

Sleep Trial / Refunds

IKEA offers a 1 year (365 day) return or exchange policy for its mattresses. During this time, as long as you have your receipt and valid ID, you can either return your mattress for a refund or exchange it for a different mattress.

If you purchased a mattress online, you can return the item to your local IKEA. You can also have IKEA pick up your mattress for a fee. You may also be able to return it via parcel, though this can present logistical challenges.

Delivery

Many IKEA mattresses are available in-store, and you can check availability on the IKEA website. For people who want the mattress delivered, shipping typically costs $99.

The Jomna, Hasvag, Haugesund, and Haugsvar spring models are all delivered as a bed-in-a-box. This means that the mattresses are compressed into plastic packaging and delivered to your doorstep in a box. When you remove the mattress from the packaging, it expands as it decompresses. The mattress should reach its full size within 3-4 days.

Ikea unbox

The Hesstun, Hjellestad, and Holmsbu models are not roll-packed and are instead delivered at their full size.

Warranty

IKEA offers a 25-year limited warranty on its mattresses. This warranty covers the interior mattress components but not the mattress cover. If there is a defect in materials or workmanship during the warranty period, IKEA will repair or replace the mattress. You can find full warranty details at http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/pdf/warranty_2015/Mattress_Warranty.pdf.

Customer Service

IKEA is a much-beloved store by many for its low-cost products, varied designs, and its food court. But their customer service reputation is not quite as sterling. While generally well-perceived for its customer-orientation, there are reports of some difficult experiences for customers, much like with any huge retailer. The company has an F rating from the Better Business Bureau. In addition, handling of returns or repairs may be an issue for people who do not live near an IKEA.

Ikea spring up close

 

Mattress Performance

This line of mattresses from IKEA offers a wide diversity of types of spring mattress styles. Some involve very simple spring and foam layers while others have multiple layers of springs or micro-springs.

Support

Innerspring coils are a tried-and-true base for offering quality support from a mattress. This is especially true of pocketed coils, which have more ability to adjust and respond to different amounts of pressure at different points on the mattress. As a result, these mattresses can typically be thought of as providing a solid base level of support.

Unfortunately, though, many of these models also have low-density foams on top of the innerspring layer(s). For some, this may reduce the overall supportiveness. It may also provide a feel that is too firm and not responsive enough to specific pressure points. Heavier sleepers may also get less support from a mattress with a thin or weak foam comfort layer.

Durability

Some of these models have been changed over time, and as a result, there is limited long-term data about their durability. Our concerns about the longevity of these mattresses stems from the lower coil counts and from the lower-density foams that are used in many models. These are more likely to suffer from sagging or indentation with regular use.

Firmness

IKEA’s mattresses are known for being firm. There is no option for a firmness level below medium firm. Three models also offer a firmer choice. You can see a listing of the firmness for each of these mattresses in the table below.

Mattress Model Firmness Rating
Jomna Medium firm
Hasvag Medium firm
Haugesund Medium firm OR firm
Haugsvar Medium firm OR firm
Hesstun Medium firm OR firm
Hjellestad Medium firm
Holmsbu Medium firm

People who prefer the feel of a softer or more plush mattress should almost certainly choose a different option than what is offered by IKEA.

Motion Transfer

Pocketed innerspring coils tend to help reduce motion transfer compared to other types of innerspring mattresses, and the firm foam layers that are used in these models also should help to negate most motion transfer. That said, people who are very concerned about being disrupted in their sleep may want to opt for a traditional memory foam mattress as they have the best motion isolation properties.

Offgassing

None of these mattresses has been reported for any serious smell issues. Because they generally have less foam than other mattresses on the market, they are less likely to give off any odor. Any new mattress smell is not harmful and should quickly dissipate.

Sleeping Hot

When people complain about sleeping hot, it is usually the result of sinking deeply into a mattress, which prevents airflow and causes heat retention. Because of the bounce of pocketed coils and the firmness of the foam, sleeping hot has not been noted as a major issue in these offerings from IKEA.

Intimacy

The bounce and firmness from the innerspring coils and foam used in these models should prevent the “stuck” feeling that is sometimes associated with mattresses that inhibit sexual activity.

 

Mattress Comparison

The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the IKEA line of spring mattresses in terms of construction and feel.

Brand Mattress Type Support Layer Comfort Layer Price (Queen) Where to Buy
IKEA Innerspring Varies Varies Varies Online, in-store
Brentwood Home Innerspring Zoned coils Foam Varies Online (direct), Costco, Amazon
Saatva Innerspring Hourglass coils Coils + Foam $999 Online only
WinkBed Hybrid Pocketed coils Coils + Foam $1,299 Online + 1 showroom
Sapira Hybrid Pocketed coils Memory Foam $1,475 Online only
Denver Mattress Doctor’s Choice Plush Innerspring Pocketed coils Memory Foam $449 Online + many retail outlets

Additional Resources

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