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IKEA MATTRESSES

Nancy K.

Last updated: 30.07.2020 8 Min.

What are the key things to know about IKEA mattresses? And which of their many mattresses is right for you and your partner? We elaborate on the most important features of IKEA mattresses, explain their similarities and differences, and share their advantages and disadvantages.

IKEA is one of the world's leading furniture manufacturers with around 155,000 employees and an annual turnover of around £33 billion.

The huge furniture stores can be found almost everywhere - IKEA has a total of 433 stores in 52 countries. Of these, 50 are located in Germany, 9 in Switzerland, 7 in Austria, and 21 in the UK. Although the Swedish business empire is first and foremost a furniture expert, it has also been offering a range of IKEA mattresses for a number of years. Some of them have become bestsellers.

IKEA mattresses are relatively inexpensive. Can you still expect a good quality bed for this price? We have examined some of the models in more detail to tell you exactly which IKEA mattresses are recommendable and what to look out for when buying.

Ikea Beds
  • Overview
  • Overview of IKEA mattresses
  • Comparison of IKEA mattresses
  • Selection of the best IKEA mattresses
  • Ordering IKEA mattresses online
  • Delivery & customer service
  • Conclusion

​​Advantages

  • 90-day trial period
  • Relatively cheap (depending on model)
  • 25-year warranty
  • Interesting financing offers
  • Removable cover, which is washable at 60°C

Disadvantages

  • Poor quality of materials and resulting lack of comfort
  • Selection is unnecessarily large, which can be confusing
  • Delivery charges
  • IKEA mattresses are comparatively firm
  • IKEA is not a mattress specialist
  • Disappointing experience with IKEA customer service

Overview of IKEA mattresses

IKEA now offers around thirty mattress models: foam mattresses, spring mattresses, children's mattresses, latex mattresses, and mattresses for babies. The names of each model, all of Swedish origin, will not give you any indication as to the type of mattress. The IKEA mattresses also all look pretty similar. But they have quite different characteristics.

Comparison of IKEA mattresses

IKEA offers mattresses made of many different materials, including spring, cold foam, polyether, latex, and Visco foam.

In order to keep track of the IKEA mattresses range, we have sorted the mattresses according to mattress type in clear tables. This will make it easier for you to find the right model quickly. These are mattresses for adults only. IKEA also offers numerous children's and cot mattresses.

Note that there are numerous IKEA mattresses available in mainland Europe that are not available in the UK. We have not included these in the tables below.

IKEA foam mattresses

Foam mattresses are among the cheapest mattresses available. However, there can be quite significant differences in quality, depending on the type of foam used. Some mattresses, called hybrid mattresses, incorporate other materials to increase their quality and comfort.

Morgedal Moshult Malfors
Composition High resilience foam Foam Foam
Thickness 18 cm 10 cm 12 cm
Cover Cotton and polyester Cotton and polyester Cotton and polyester
Composition details

High resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 35 kg / m3; Polyurethane foam 28 kg / m3

Polyurethane foam 28 kg / m3

Polyurethane foam 28 kg / m3
Firmness Firm Medium-firm Medium-firm and firm
Price (standard double) £179 £80 £99

IKEA spring mattresses

The spring mattress is undoubtedly the most common mattress worldwide. Spring mattresses offer better ventilation than memory foam mattresses. High-quality spring mattresses can be quite expensive.

Hafslo Husvika Hamarvik Hövag Hyllestad Hokkasen Vatneström Hidrasund
Composition Spring Spring Spring Pocket springs Pocket springs Pocket springs Pocket springs Pocket springs
Thickness 18 cm 12 cm 21 cm 24 cm 27 cm 31 cm 26 cm 33 cm
Cover Cotton and polyester Cotton and polyester Cotton and polyester Cotton and polyester Cotton and polyester Cotton and polyester Cotton Cotton
Composition details Springs: Bonell steel; foam: polyurethane Springs: Bonell steel; foam: polyurethane

Springs: Bonell steel; foam: polyurethane

Springs: steel; foam: polyurethane Springs: steel; foam: polyurethane, shape memory Springs: double weld; foam: polyurethane, shape memory Springs: steel; foam: latex foam Springs: steel; foam: latex foam
Firmness Firm Firm Medium-firm and firm Medium-firm and firm Medium-firm and firm Medium-firm and firm Medium-firm and firm Medium-firm and firm
Price (standard double) £85 £115 (only availabe in 80 x 200 cm) £129 £179 £250 £399 £499 £650

Selection of the best IKEA mattresses

Here is a concise overview of the most popular IKEA mattresses, which will give you the most important points such as price, the degree of firmness, and the feeling of comfort.

IKEA Morgedal

  • Composition: Cold foam
  • Height: 18 cm
  • Cover: cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £179

The IKEA Morgedal is a firm cold foam mattress.

We were not impressed by the IKEA Morgedal. It is an extremely firm mattress (9 out of 10 on our firmness scale).

Read our full review on the IKEA Morgedal.

IKEA Morgedal

IKEA Moshult

  • Composition: Foam
  • Height: 10 cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £80

The Moshult mattress is a foam mattress that's only 10 cm thick. Due to this low height, it is only suitable for occasional nights.

This mattress is not suitable for heavy builds. IKEA recommends it as a children's mattress.

We recommend you check out some of our recommended mattresses for babies and children.

IKEA Moshult

IKEA Malfors

  • Composition: Foam
  • Height: 12cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £99

The Ikea Malfors mattress is a foam mattress that's only 12 cm thick. It is available in medium-firm and firm. It does not adapt well to the body and we would only recommend it for lighter-weight people.

You could possibly use this mattress in a guest room.

IKEA Malfors

IKEA Husvika

  • Composition: Springs
  • Height: 12cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (80 x 200 cm only): £115

The Husvika mattress is an IKEA spring mattress. It consists of polyester foam and a steel spring core. The mattress is only available in the size 80 x 200 cm and therefore only suitable for children and singles. It does not adapt well to the body and should thus only be used by lighter-weight people. You can use the IKEA Husvika in a guest bedroom.

IKEA Husvika

IKEA Hamarvik

  • Composition: Springs
  • Height: 21cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £129

The IKEA Hamarvik is a spring mattress. It is available in medium-firm and firm. We'd rate these as 7 and 9 out of 10 respectively on the Sleep Hero firmness scale.

IKEA Hövag

  • Composition: Pocket springs
  • Height: 24 cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £179

The IKEA Hövag isn't a very high-quality or good mattress. It is not very comfortable but of average quality, if you sleep on your stomach.

The Ikea Hövåg mattress is available in two versions: medium-firm and firm.

Read our full IKEA Hövag review.

IKEA Hövag

IKEA Hyllestad

  • Composition: Pocket springs
  • Height: 27cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £250

The IKEA Hyllestad mattress is a pocket spring mattress and is one of the top quality mattresses from the Swedish furniture manufacturer. You can also choose its firmness: medium-firm and firm. The mattress is equipped with a layer of memory foam, which ensures good adaptability to your body.

One drawback of the mattress is that it is relatively heavy.

IKEA Hyllestad

IKEA Hokkassen

  • Composition: With pocket springs
  • Height: 31 cm
  • Cover: Cotton and polyester
  • Price (standard double): £399

The Hokkåsen mattress is one of the thickest mattress offered by IKEA. The Hokkåsen is a medium-firm pocket spring mattress with integrated memory foam.

The springs provide high elasticity and distribute pressure fairly well.

IKEA Hokkasen

IKEA Vatneström

  • Composition: Pocket springs
  • Height: 26 cm
  • Cover: Cotton
  • Price (standard double): £499

The IKEA Vatneström is the newest addition to the IKEA mattress range. It is one of the higher-quality IKEA mattresses.

IKEA Hidrasund

  • Composition: Pocket springs
  • Height: 33 cm
  • Cover: Cotton
  • Price (standard double): £650

The IKEA Hidrasund is the thickest IKEA mattress available. It is a medium-firm pocket spring mattress with integrated latex foam.

Ordering IKEA mattresses online

IKEA mattresses can be ordered online. To do this, simply visit the IKEA online shop. From there, you can buy the mattress in just a few clicks and have it delivered to your home.

Most IKEA mattresses are delivered rolled-up. Unfortunately, you still have to pay a delivery fee at IKEA. This starts at £3.95 and can rise up to £39 for large deliveries that are deemed unsuitable for parcel delivery.

In general, though, the IKEA online purchase not only saves you the hassle of lugging your mattress home but also the hustle and bustle of the IKEA stores and long queues.

Delivery & customer service

In general, delivery costs of mattresses have fallen sharply. But the delivery of IKEA products still comes at a cost. These start relatively low at a cost of £3.95 for smaller parcels but can quickly jump up to £9.95 or £19.95, depending on the size of the delivery.

Any products that are deemed too large or unsuitable for parcel delivery will be charged for at £39. Many of the larger mattresses, such as the standard double IKEA Hidrasund, will fall into this category.

We still assume that delivery costs will soon be a thing of the past.

The IKEA delivery itself is often carried out by one of their shipping partners, and delivery will take place within a few days.

Even though IKEA offers a standard 365-day returns period, this only applies to products that can be returned in a new, unused, and re-saleable condition, with the original packaging. Mattresses fall under a 90-day love it or exchange it returns policy. IKEA only offers an exchange or a credit note. So be prepared to spend the price of the mattress, even if you don't end up keeping it.

Returning the mattress is not easy either. IKEA return conditions can be tricky and you will have to cover the cost of the return.

This is a pity as most other manufacturers cover the cost of delivery and return and will refund your mattress in full.

IKEA does offer an amazing 25-year guarantee on all mattresses, but we would not recommend keeping a mattress for that long.

Conclusion

IKEA offers a number of advantages. Compared to other mattresses, IKEA mattresses are reasonably priced. They also have a very large selection of mattresses available. The 25-year warranty is certainly unique in the mattress market. Finally, delivery costs have been reduced significantly and you can save yourself the ordeal of having to transport a bulky mattress.

Nonetheless, delivery costs can quickly escalate, and other mattress manufacturers - such as Emma - deliver mattresses completely free of charge.

There are also disadvantages to shopping at IKEA. The selection is too large and causes confusion for the customer, who cannot assess the characteristics of each IKEA mattress. Many IKEA mattresses are also only available in limited sizes. Overall, we think that IKEA should reduce their selection to a few but higher-quality models.

Some of the IKEA mattresses are great though. One of the latest models, the IKEA Hidrasund, is an interesting ecological model made of high-quality materials.

Nancy K.

Yoga-loving nature fan (when the sun shines) with a knack for all things health & wellness. Strangely obsessed with tacos. 

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