Published on January 16th, 2013 | by Best Mattress Brand0
Best Mattress Brand’s Top 5 Luxury Mattresses
If joining the multitudes of people who have decided to replace a worn out bed, theis list of Best Mattress Brand’s top 5 luxury mattress brands will help you make the best choice. We scoured the internet for details on the world’s top tier of beds, using luxury mattress reviews, industry reports and product descriptions to return the best results.
Trends in Mattresses
Researching market trends show that people continue to move toward the comfort and support provided by memory foam and latex mattresses. Health and environmentally friendly products also remains a top priority in the bedroom as demonstrated by shift away from man-made products towards those that are natural. Consumers also show interest in beds and protectors that reduce allergens and resist bedbugs. On top of this they want supreme comfort, beds that provide full body support throughout the night and the best deal for their money. Adjustable bases also continue to play a big role for luxury bed lines, but for more on that check out our Top Adjustable Bed Brands article.
Top 5 Luxury Mattress Brands
A luxury mattress company can be defined as a brand who offers specialty mattresses, touts their bed as luxury commodity, or prices their products in the upper tiers of consumer goods. Based on the above criteria and trends, from top to bottom choice, we have compiled a list of the top 5 luxury bed offerings available for purchase.
First on the list is our selection for best luxury mattress, the highly-rated Astrabeds latex mattress collection. We selected this brand because it earns top marks in terms of value (support and durability versus price) as well as customer reviews for comfort and eco-friendliness of materials. Multiple layers of natural Talalay latex are used to create an entirely customizable, comfortable mattress that provides resilient support. The manufacturing process does not use glue, allowing the layers to be rearranged or completely replaced if desired. The organic cover is made from cotton and wool to provide wicking while protecting the underlying mattress. It includes a 90 day trial period for comfort and full money back guarantee as well as a 25-year warranty. The products used to create this luxury latex mattress are 100% natural and certified sustainable by third-party sources. The latex mattresses from Astrabed offer choices of 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches starting at $1599 (frequent sales offer greater discounts). It is one of the only lines of luxury mattresses made in the U.S.
Tempurpedic is second on the list due to a combination of factors including the materials used in creating their memory foam mattresses, plus concerns over sleeping hot and steep prices. It has been considered the industry standard luxury memory foam mattress for decades for its ability to provide great support. However, advancements in other memory foams which prove less expensive, cooler and less likely to release chemicals have surpassed it in recent years. The company provides a 90-day trial period and 25-year limited warranty with prices starting at $2199 for a queen in the Contour collection, and $7499 for the luxury Grandbed (Tempurpedic does not offer sales).
Third on the list is Duxiana’s (Dux) line of luxury mattresses are available through a few local locations. Although reviewers have strong opinions of their value and quality, for a luxury innerspring mattress their longevity is higher than comparable lines. The pricing ranges from approximately $4500-9100. Returns can be a problem as the company itself only offers a 10 day trial period with a less than average warranty, even when compared to considerably lower priced beds. Many consumers are hesitant to fork over thousands for spring beds with better alternatives now in the bedding market.
Fourth on the list based on value is the Hästens line of mattresses. These are truly in the luxury mattress market, as the prices begin at just under $5000 but escalate to $15,000 and over $50,000 for some models. They are handmade but offer minimal independently verified reviews; however the frames and springs carry a 25-year warranty against breakage. The company, which is based in Sweden, has received environmental recognition for their use of environmentally friendly products including pine, horsehair, wool, cotton and flax. The biggest downside for these mattresses are the prohibitive pricetags, which will appeal to only the highest-end of luxury shoppers.
The Royal-Pedic latex mattress line is last in our comparison. It is constructed using a latex core combined with various configurations of wool or cotton padding. Some of the drawbacks include that while it is natural latex and cotton there does not seem to be verification by a third party of the claims, or wealth of details about the materials or performance. The mattresses are sold from the manufacturer and through retailers with pricing beginning at $3600 and up, which took points off with us since similar beds are available for much less. The limited reviews available online include reports of premature sagging and possible warranty issues. Warranty information is difficult to find on the brand’s website, but from what we could dig up it appears that they offer a 14 day trial period and 10 year prorated warranty.
Overview of Luxury Mattress Brands
Each of the companies in the Best Mattress Brands top 5 list of luxury mattresses offers features and qualities unique to their line. Comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges is difficult and personal criteria for comfort, luxury and value will vary between individual consumers. We chose the Astrabeds latex mattress as first based on its overall value, comfort, eco-friendly appeal and customer’s reviews. As with any luxury market, people may buy products because the name is popular or well-known without actually understanding what they are paying for. However we feel you can enjoy a luxury product without breaking the bank. Comparison shop the Best Mattress Brands top 5 luxury mattresses among others when choosing a new bed this year.