Overview of the Argos mattress selection
Argos is a large UK-based retailer that offers customers a hybrid in-store and online shopping experience.
Argos customers can find a wide range of highly affordable mattresses and other home furnishings.
Those on a limited budget should check out the Argos Home mattress collection (all of which are made in the UK). 💰
Sadly, most Argos mattresses only come with a 1-year guarantee, and the 100-night trial only allows customers to exchange (not return) mattresses they don't love. 🤔
Argos also sells mattresses from multiple well-known brands, like Jay-be, Dormeo, Sleepeezee, Simba, Forty Winks, and many more.
But you'll often find the best deals, guarantees, and return policies by shopping directly from a brand (rather than via Argos). 🌟
For this article, we’ll be focusing on Argos-only mattresses.
Argos memory foam mattresses
There is just 1 Argos Home memory foam mattress, but Argos also sells many alternative brand memory foam mattresses. 👌
The medium-firm 15 cm (5.9 inches) Argos Home Collect & Go Memory Foam Rolled Mattress is a polyurethane and memory foam mix, which we have discussed in detail above.
Memory foam mattresses are designed to mould around the body and offer premium levels of support.
Customers looking for an extra-firm, soft, or deep memory foam mattress will need to look beyond the Argos Home collection. 👀
For example, the Emma Original mattress is one of our favourite memory foam mattresses.
The Emma Original has an impressively body-hugging depth of 25 cm (9.8 inches) - that’s 10 cm (3.9 inches) more than the budget Argos Home Memory Foam Mattress. 🤗
Thicker mattresses offer more support, feel more comfortable, and look so much nicer.
Argos open coil mattresses
Argos Home offers 3 open coil mattress options.
All Argos Home open coil mattresses are popular and have over 4.5 stars from thousands of reviews.
Open coil mattresses feature an interconnected system of steel springs.
These mattresses generally offer a bouncier feeling than memory foam mattresses. 🐇
The coil springs push back against the body to provide the bounce.
It is worth noting that Argos Home open coil mattresses are topped with 'soft fillings' rather than foam, meaning some sleepers can feel the coils when they lie down. 😬
These mattresses can also not be flipped since only one side is designed to support sleepers.
Open coil mattresses are firmer and often used in orthopaedic designs.
While they are firmer, open coil mattresses don’t offer the best comfort or support since the connected spring system doesn’t allow for point elasticity and targeted support. 🎯
The advantage of open coil mattresses is the price point, as they tend to be cheaper.
The Simba Hybrid is an amazing orthopaedic mattress that combines pocket springs with layers of foam for extra comfort and support.
Argos pocket spring mattresses
Pocket sprung mattresses offer more contouring support than open coil mattresses. 🙌
Each spring is placed inside a pocket/fabric sleeve - that’s where the ability to respond individually comes from.
Pocket springs are great options for those who want a combination of comfort and support.
These mattresses also provide a bounce-back feel when sleepers apply pressure to the material.
Argos Home pocket sprung mattresses feature between 600 and 2400 individual pocket springs, depending on the mattress. 🙀
The Argos Home pocket sprung mattress collection only comes with a damask cover, meaning sleepers may end up feeling the interior metal springs when they rest.
The Happy Beds Space 2000 Pocket Spring Pillowtop Mattress is a more comfortable (and budget-friendly) alternative. 😍
Negative points about Argos mattresses
Unfortunately, Argos mattresses aren't suitable for everyone.
While Argos mattresses can often be collected or delivered within a day, this isn't the case for every item. 💨
Some customers have had to wait weeks or even months for an out-of-stock Argos mattress to be delivered.
Such delivery delays are obviously not ideal, particularly if someone doesn't have a suitable mattress in the meantime. 👎
If you want a mattress delivered fast, it's worth checking out Happy Beds and their delivery options.
With Happy Beds, you can choose your delivery day, pick between one or two-person delivery services, and even have your mattress delivered to a specific room.
All Argos Home mattresses come with a guarantee of just 1 year. 😑
A 1-year mattress guarantee is not very long, especially compared to mattress brands like DreamCloud (which offers a 'forever guarantee')!
The short guarantee doesn't seem to promise much in terms of the longevity or quality of Argos mattresses. 😖
But for those who want a mattress 'for now', the low price and practicality of Argos mattresses may make a purchase worthwhile.
Limited trial period
The Argos 100-day trial is okay but doesn't give customers a full refund (unless they return the mattress unopened within 30 days).
Some mattress brands offer no trial at all! 😱
However, the Argos 100-day trial is limiting because it only allows customers to exchange a mattress they don't love.
Other mattress brands allow customers to return a mattress during the trial period. 🙌
Not great for back pain
Sleepers who struggle with back pain, neck pain, or other aches need to think carefully about the mattress they choose. 💢
On average, we spend one-third of our lives sleeping.
A mattress can significantly impact our bodies, partly because we spend so much time on them.
Studies show that medium-firm mattresses are the best for those suffering from generic lower back pain. 💕
Some Argos mattresses are better for back pain than others.
For example, the Argos Home Elmdon Open Coil Deep Ortho Mattress is very firm and offers extra support. 😊
A quality mattress is most likely to offer support that provides long-term pain relief (and a great night's sleep)!
Argos mattresses are not always very deep or high-quality, so those facing chronic back pain may want to look elsewhere for more reliable relief. 👀
Argos mattresses are manufactured in the UK, so they don’t have to travel too far to get to your home. 🚢
But it's hard to know about the environmental impact of Argos mattresses since they don’t say much about their practices.
Luckily, Argos still offers some greener choices with brands like Jay-Be and their Benchmark Comfort S1 Eco-friendly mattress. 🌱
It’s best to look elsewhere if you want a truly environmentally friendly mattress.
The Silentnight Eco Comfort Pocket 1200 Mattress is one of our top organic mattress picks.
How much do Argos mattresses cost?
Argos mattresses are competitively priced. 💸
They are generally much cheaper than other UK high-street brands and are comparable to IKEA mattresses.
Argos mattresses can cost even less than notable online brands like Happy Beds.
However, it is worth noting that Argos mattresses are generally not as thick or as high-quality as some other bed-in-the-box mattress brands. 💚
Happy Beds offers some of the cheapest mattresses and is an excellent choice for those who want quality mattresses but don't have much to spend.
Argos mattress protectors
If you want to shield your mattress, you may prefer the Argos mattress protector collection. 💪
Mattress protectors cost less and are slimmer than mattress toppers, but they won't change the feel of your mattress.
You can count on a mattress protector to keep your mattress dry, guard against dust mites, and improve your mattress' lifespan. 😄
While Argos sells several mattress protectors, we have a few others we prefer.
Our top mattress protectors:
The Argos duvet selection provides plenty of options to choose from. 😁
Of course, you can find Argos duvets for single to super king mattresses.
Argos duvets come in 3 different thicknesses (or togs):
- 4.5 tog (best for summer)
- 10.5 tog (best for spring or autumn)
- 13.5 tog (best for winter)
All Argos duvets are well-priced, so there will be no breaking the bank if you need an extra layer of warmth and cosiness. 💵
Several duvets have anti-allergy non-natural fillings, perfect for those sensitive and prone to allergic reactions.
Many Argos Home duvets are also machine washable, making life a little easier. 🛀
Unfortunately, along with the low prices, some Argos duvets are of lower quality and prone to clumping.
Why not take a sneak peek at our guide on the best duvets in the UK for more advice and recommendations? 😴
Our favourite duvets
Some of our favourite duvets include:
Argos bed frames
Did you know that you shouldn't leave your mattress on the floor? ⛔
Placing a mattress directly on the ground can lead to build-ups of moisture, dust mites, and dirt.
So, if you are considering getting a new mattress and don't have a bed frame, it's time to start looking. 👀
Argos bed frames are available in every size, from single to super king.
These bed frames also come in many different materials and colours, so there truly is something for everyone. 🎉
While its range is slightly smaller, Argos offers similar prices to the affordable IKEA bed selection.
Most Argos bed frames have a standard weight limit of 220 kg (485 lbs). 🛌
For those who want to make the most of their space, there are many Argos divan beds with beautiful storage compartments.
If you aren't quite ready to purchase a bed frame, it's crucial that you at least prop up your mattress and allow it to air out occasionally. 🍃
Beyond the many Argos bed frames, we have several others we prefer.
Our favourite bed frames:
What else does Argos sell?
While they might sell tonnes of sleep goods, Argos is a Jack of all Trades.
There is something for every occasion, from toys to home appliances and tech products. 🎁
The tech range at Argos is particularly impressive and often can be found at discounted prices.
Our favourite Argos tech products:
Argos mattress delivery
Argos has stores across England.
Customers can collect an Argos mattress in a box from their local branch. 😊
Collection options are ideal for those with a busy schedule, especially if they aren't sure when they will be home to receive a mattress delivery.
But be careful which Argos mattress you choose, as not all come rolled and compressed.
You would need quite a large vehicle (and probably the help of a friend) to collect a flat mattress. 😬
Argos has next-day delivery and 2-person delivery for larger items like mattresses.
But be warned that some customers have been left waiting for weeks or even months for out-of-stock Argos mattresses. 🤯
You will also have to pay extra for your Argos mattress delivery.
While Argos delivery is inexpensive, many other bed-in-the-box brands offer customers free mattress delivery. 👍
Does Argos collect old mattresses?
Argos does collect old mattresses! 🎊
However, Argos mattress collection costs extra.
Customers can only opt-in for mattress collection if they have a new Argos mattress delivered (and the option is only available for particular mattresses).
So while you can easily get your old mattress taken away by Argos, just be warned that you'll have to pay a little more. 💰
It's also good to know that Argos isn't the only one to offer an old mattress collection. 🚚
Brands like Emma also offer first-rate and convenient mattress collections.
Visit our guide for more old mattress disposal options.
Argos 100-day trial
The Argos 100-day trial gives customers up to 100 days to decide if they like their new mattress. 🤔
If you don’t find your Argos mattress comfortable, you don’t have to keep it.
However, unlike many mattress brands, Argos does not offer customers a full refund option. 🙅
Once you have opened an Argos mattress, you can only exchange it for an alternative of the same size.
You can only swap your Argos mattress during the 100-day trial, and it must be clean to be eligible for exchange (so use a mattress protector). ✨
Other bed-in-the-box companies provide better trials.
Nectar gives customers a revolutionary 365-day guarantee to decide if they like a mattress and return it if not. 😲
Are Argos mattresses any good?
Argos mattresses once reigned supreme as a budget mattress brand, but they are no longer the cheapest mattress brand.
So, should you buy an Argos mattress? 🤷
You should invest in an Argos mattress if you don't want to spend too much money and want something convenient.
However, an Argos mattress may not last for as long as a higher-quality one. 💔
If you're not sure that an Argos mattress is for you, then check out these low-cost alternatives.