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IKEA Mattresses

IKEA MATTRESSES

Nancy K.

Last updated: 24.10.2020 13.5 Min.

IKEA needs no introduction.

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.

But what are the key things to know about IKEA mattresses?

All IKEA mattresses are relatively inexpensive.

But are they any good?

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
  • Best Choices
  • Alternatives
  • Overview
  • Comparisons
  • The IKEA mattress quiz
  • Sizes
  • Ordering
  • Delivery & customer service
  • Conclusion
  • Contact

​​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

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

We were not impressed with the IKEA Morgedal.

It is a very firm cold foam mattress (9 out of 10 on our firmness scale) and does not allow the sleeper to sink in efficiently, thereby misaligning the spine and creating pressure points.

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 IKEA Moshult 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 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 Hamarvik mattress

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 Hoevag

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.

The mattress combines natural latex, coconut fibre, cotton, and wool to the pocket springs to provide for additional comfort, good temperature, and a restful sleeping environment.

IKEA Vatnestroem

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.

Like the Vatneström, this mattress combines natural latex, coconut fibre, cotton, and wool to the pocket springs to provide for additional comfort and great sleeping climate.

IKEA Hidrasund Mattress

Recommended alternatives

Some of the IKEA mattresses are quite good, while others are certainly not recommendable.

The one thing all IKEA mattresses have in common is the exceptionally low prices.

That said, sometimes it really is worth spending a little more and benefitting from a high-quality mattress that will offer you superior comfort, stability, support, and customer service.

Below are our favourite alternatives mattresses to the IKEA range.

For your convenience, we have skipped the premium mattresses and have focused on the best value for money.

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

The IKEA mattress quiz

IKEA must know that choosing a mattress is hard work.

That's why they've developed a digital IKEA mattress quiz to help you find the right mattress.

This online quiz leads you through a series of questions to help you find your ideal mattress, asking about the size of your bed, preferred materials, firmness requirements, etc.

The quiz is super simple and only takes a few minutes.

Once completed, IKEA recommends a number of mattresses from their range.

TRY THE IKEA MATTRESS QUIZ

Which mattress sizes are available?

As a European manufacturer, you'll find both standard UK and standard European mattress sizes at UK outlets.

This is great if you have a bed frame matching European sizes or if you already own bedding in the standard European sizes.

If not, we would recommend opting for the standard UK sizes as this will save you money in the long-term as you invest in blankets, duvets, covers, and more.

The standard UK sizes include:

Note that not all IKEA mattresses are available in all sizes.

WHICH MATTRESS SIZE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

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.

You can also purchase some IKEA mattresses via Amazon.

SHOP IKEA MATTRESSES ON AMAZON

What else does IKEA offer?

Of course, IKEA is more than just a hub for mattresses.

They sell everything you could possibly need to enhance your bedroom.

IKEA bed frames and slats

If you need to buy a new bed frame, then IKEA is a great place to start.

You'll find actual bed frames as well as slatted bases in the IKEA store and on Amazon.

BUY IKEA BEDS & SLATS ON AMAZON

IKEA Bunk bed frame

IKEA Slats

IKEA mattress protectors

A mattress protector is a must-have for anyone who cares about their mattress.

IKEA offers numerous options, including single-layer protectors and waterproof protectors.

SHOP IKEA MATTRESS PROTECTORS ON AMAZON

IKEA Mattress Protectors With Straps

IKEA Single Mattress Protector

IKEA pillows and pillow protectors

IKEA also offers numerous well-priced pillows for both adults and children.

Add a pillow protector to keep it safe.

SHOP IKEA PILLOWS ON AMAZON

IKEA Hampdan Pillow

IKEA Pillow Protector

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.

90-day love it or exchange it returns policy

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.

25-year guarantee

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

Choose Amazon

Given the more complicated nature of purchasing IKEA through their online store, we prefer to buy IKEA via Amazon. It just makes it one step easier.

SHOP IKEA ON AMAZON

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. Two of the latest models, the IKEA Hidrasund and the IKEA Vatneström, are interesting ecological models made of high-quality materials.

If you choose an IKEA mattress, we would recommend the IKEA Hidrasund or the IKEA Vatneström.

Emma original mattress

Eve original mattress

emma one mattress

eve lighter hybrid

If your budget allows, we would recommend that you consider the Emma Original, Eve Original, Emma One, or the Eve Lighter Hybrid instead.

Info & contact

Registered office: IKEA United Kingdom - 7th Floor, 100 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1FH

Customer service: To contact IKEA UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please call them on 0203 645 0000, visit their live online chat, or seek out the help of their customer service robot. The IKEA Customer Support Centre is available Monday - Saturday from 07:00 - 20:00, and Sundays from 07:00 - 19:00.

Additional information

  • About the manufacturer

    The Swedish furniture giant surely needs no introduction.

    Established in 1943 by billionaire business magnate Ingvar Kamprad, the idea behind IKEA was to offer a selection of furniture and household products suitable for the mass market and affordable for everyone.

    Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, IKEA attached great importance to attractive design

    In the beginning, Kamprad only sold single products. The first IKEA catalogue was published in 1952.

    Today, 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.

     

  • IKEA mattress range

    As a leading furniture manufacturer, it is no surprise that IKEA also features numerous mattresses. 

    Anyone who has ever visited an IKEA store knows that it can be a real retail jungle and you have to wander around the entire store. Only a small area of the store is allocated to the mattresses.

    Luckily, you can now also order IKEA mattresses online for at-home delivery (delivery costs not included). 

    IKEA now offers around thirty mattress models: foam mattresses, spring mattresses, children's mattresses, latex mattresses, and mattresses for babies. 

    The IKE mattresses have numerous attractive features, including their low prices, 25-year guarantee, 90-day trial period, and great financing options.

    We've considered all the different IKEA mattresses in detail in our IKEA mattress comparison

  • 90-day love it or exchange it policy

    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.

  • 25-year guarantee

    While we recommend replacing your mattress every 10 years, it is worth noting that IKEA offers a fantastic 25-year guarantee.

    This protects you from any manufacturing faults or unnatural damage to your mattress that is not a result of misuse.

    The terms & conditions of the IKEA 25-year guarantee and the relevant care instructions can be found in their guarantee brochures.

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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