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IKEA Mattress Reviews

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 12:31 am
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Thinking about an IKEA Mattress? Ever wanted an IKEA Mattress Review? Right now, IKEA is offering free mattress removal with the purchase of a mattress and paid delivery. So are IKEA Mattresses any good? Read reviews of IKEA mattresses and boxsprings, plus get help finding your perfect mattress after the jump!

A Review of Mattress Types

Mattresses come in a bewildering array of materials, sizes, thicknesses, and combinations thereof. But there are a few basic categories – foam, latex, spring for the mattresses, and box spring or slatted bed bases for the foundations. Then there’s mattress toppers or pillowtops! Review the types of mattresses below:

foam-mattressFoam Mattresses

Designed to contour to your body, foam mattress contain high resilient and/or memory foam which contours to your body and resumes its shape. Foam support your body no matter the position and absorbs movements so that you don’t feel your sleep partner’s movements. With natural materials like wool and silk covering mattresses, temperatures are kept even and moisture is wicked away from  your body. Removable, washable covers make cleaning a snap.

All IKEA Foam mattresses start with the letter F: FIDJETUN, FINNVIK, FJORDGARD, FLOKENES, FLORVÅG, FONNES, FOSSING, and FÅVANG – all part of the SULTAN family which bear the 25 year limited warranty. FORSEN, FAGERAS, FORSBACKA, FOLLEBU, and FANGEBO have been discontinued.

latex-mattressLatex Mattresses

Designed for precise support, latex mattresses yield to pressure points such as elbows, shoulders and hips – similar to foam, but lighter and springier. The mattress cushions movements, allowing for full relaxation and undisturbed sleep. Naturally porous, latex circulates air and wicks moisture away from your body. The most flexible of all the mattresses, these go well with adjustable slatted bed bases.

All IKEA latex mattresses start with the letter E: ELSFJORD, ENGENES, ERFJORD and as part of the SULTAN family, they carry the 25 year limited warranty. EVJE and ENEBAAK have been discontinued.

spring-mattressesSpring Mattresses

Spring mattresses are designed to evenly distribute weight and eliminate pressure on any particular part of your body. Air circulation is good in spring mattresses, keeping you cool and dry during the night. Choose top layers of foam, latex or natural materials to customize your sleep.

All IKEA Spring mattresses which start with the letter H: HAGAVIK, HAMNVIK, HARESTUA, HEIDAL, HERAND, HJARTDAL, HJELMÅS and HUGLO are covered by the 25 year warranty. JAREN and JAVNAKER are not. HASSELBACK has been discontinued as has HOGBO, HEDFORS, and HEBERG. ALBY, ALEKULL, and ARNO have been discontinued.

Review of Foundation Types

boxspringBoxspring Foundations

In the United States at least, the boxspring is the traditional type of foundation for a mattress. It lifts the mattress up higher and provides support through the use of a sturdy wood frame, with springs in the middle. IKEA boxsprings carry the 25 year limited warranty, except for the JÄRLEBO which has no warranty.

Check out the OXEL line for Box Spring Covers: OXEL Box Spring Covers

slatted-bed-baseSlatted Bed Bases

In Europe, the slatted bed base is a common type of support for a mattress.  It’s low-profile, and lends itself to adjustable applications. Keep in mind that wide bed slats require a mid-beam to make them structurally sound. Except for SULTAN LADE, all IKEA slatted bed bases carry the 25 year warranty, however those with motors for adjustable bases – the motors are covered by a five year warranty.

Review of Mattress Topper Types

pillowtop-mattress-topperFoam or Latex Mattress Topper: Foam and latex mattress toppers simulate the existence of an actual foam, memory foam or latex mattress. Ranging from 1 5/8″ thick to 2 1/2″ thick, foam and latex toppers provide cushiony support for a fraction of the price of a full mattress. Memory Foam Toppers: SULTAN TAFJORD. Foam Toppers: SULTAN TJOME, SULTAN TARSTA. Latex Toppers: SULTAN TVEIT, SULTAN TOLG.

Natural Material Mattress Topper: These mattress toppers or mattress pads provide an extra measure of softness and even protection for the mattress below. SULTAN TRANDAL

None of the IKEA mattress toppers are covered by warranty. TIMAN, TALLIDEN and TORSMO have been discontinued.

IKEA Bed Information

IKEA Bed, Mattress, Bedframe, Boxspring, Slatted Bed Base, Mattress Topper and Crib and Cot Mattress information is located here: IKEA Mattress and Bed Information: IKEA Mattresses

IKEA Mattress Quality

IKEA mattresses are tested like many of IKEA’s products for durability. On most of IKEA’s mattresses, there is a 25 Year Limited Warranty.

  • Body Testing: IKEA tests the main body of the mattress to simulate various sleeping positions by moving a weight up and down the bed and in different positions 10,000 times.
  • Edge Testing: IKEA tests the edges of the bed to simulate sitting on the edge of the bed when getting in or out, or when dressing. A 220 pound weight is raised and lowered onto the edge of the bed 20,000 times.

IKEA Mattress Reviews

SULTAN HEIDAL: “This is a firm mattress, but I have found it v comfortable. Transports heat and moisture v effectively.”

SULTAN HJELMÅS: quiltmaster: “Excellent quality. Flippable. Hard to find similar warranty for anywhere near the price elsewhere.”

SULTAN ALSARP: Tigratrus: “Love it. Excellent use of space in an unexpected location.”

SULTAN ERFJORD: “Conforms nicely to body. More conforming and softer than the Evje.”

SULTAN EVJE. yage: So far it’s been very comfortable and we’ve been using it with the Lade slatted bed base


IKEA’s Mattress Warranty

IKEA offers a Twenty Five Year Limited Warranty on most mattresses. The SULTAN LADE’s electric motor has a Five Year Limited Warranty. Warranties do not apply to SULTAN Mattress Pads or Slatted Bed Bases or Children’s Mattresses.

The mattress warranty covers the SULTAN mattresses and bed bases against defects in material and workmanship as follows:

  • Wooden frame and springs in the wooden base spring mattresses
  • Springs in reversible spring mattresses
  • Foam core in foam mattresses
  • Latex core in latex mattresses
  • Wooden frame and slats in slatted bed bases except for SULTAN LADE. The electric motor in the electrically operated beds carry a 5 year warranty.


Love It or Exchange It

IKEA offers additional surety that you’ll be happy with your mattress – you can exchange a mattress once in ninety days if you’re not satisfied with your purchase. The Love It or Exchange It policy is as follows:

Return your mattress with your receipt to the store and select your new mattress. We are unable to exchange your mattress if your merchandise is found to be dirty, stained, damaged or abused.

You’ll also have to provide a Photo I.D. as a condition of the exchange.

IKEA Mattress Removal Offer

From January 11th through March 7th, 2010 when you purchase a new mattress and pay for delivery, IKEA will remove your old mattress for free!


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