What are good mattress brands? Are Habitat, Airsprung or Dormeo good brands?

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Found 13th Dec 2015
I purchased a mattress from Argos and after 30 days it was falling to bits! Argos very kindly allowed me to pick a different one. However, after 6 months, this new one ended up the same way. They are now very kindly offering me to pick another one (excellent customer service!).

I’m not sure which one to pick. Several of the mattresses either have no reviews or good reviews. But a lot of reviews seem to be left by people who just bought the item, so they don’t really tell how long the mattress will last.

I’m of normal weight and take good care of my mattress. My last one lasted for 15 years, and while I don't expect a replacement to last anywhere as long, it should at least make it past the 1 year mark.

Are there any brands that are well known for their longevity. From reviews, Silent Night (and all it’s sub brands) seem to be one to avoid. But I can’t seem to find any info on a good brand.

Are Habitat, Airsprung or Dormeo good brands?

Thanks for any insights anyone can offer!

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just get memory foam can't go wrong with this

I would go with a brand the good hotel chains offer as they don't want to be replacing them every couple of years and want repeat custom from guests. I like the new hypnos beds at premier inn. my cousin bought a brand that supplies the queen so again must be a very good standard

if that's to expensive look on ideal world pay monthly

jfclfc

just get memory foam can't go wrong with this


Totally agree have an ergoflex memory form mattress and it's the best I've ever had and a good few years guarantee. Will never go back to a normal one now!

Dormeo and Airsprung are both mattress manufacturers. Habitat is now an Argos/Homebase brand but I don't know who they currently source their models from.

Like a lot of things these days it's more about the price the model in question has been built to than the brand it's been manufactured by. A better quality mattress by a 'bad' brand will often be more durable than a lower quality mattress by a 'good' brand. I would definitely avoid any model that's brand new or not at it's lowest price from any brand that Argos frequently offers big discounts on.

Silent night 3/7zone mattress from Amazon ,brilliant reviews .Just bought one very impressed.

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jfclfc

just get memory foam can't go wrong with this

Toffeegirl57

Silent night 3/7zone mattress from Amazon ,brilliant reviews .Just … Silent night 3/7zone mattress from Amazon ,brilliant reviews .Just bought one very impressed.

EndlessWaves

Dormeo and Airsprung are both mattress manufacturers. Habitat is now an … Dormeo and Airsprung are both mattress manufacturers. Habitat is now an Argos/Homebase brand but I don't know who they currently source their models from.Like a lot of things these days it's more about the price the model in question has been built to than the brand it's been manufactured by. A better quality mattress by a 'bad' brand will often be more durable than a lower quality mattress by a 'good' brand. I would definitely avoid any model that's brand new or not at it's lowest price from any brand that Argos frequently offers big discounts on.


Which will last longer?: Memory Foam or Memory Foam with a spring-based mattress.



The silent night ones get good reviews. But these reviews are from people who have just bought them. I've seen lots of threads from people posting a year later that are horribly disappointed, because the mattress has started falling a part.



What's a good price range? I currently have £250 to spend. Is that enough for quality?

Edited by: "kutekitty" 14th Dec 2015

jfclfc

just get memory foam can't go wrong with this

Toffeegirl57

Silent night 3/7zone mattress from Amazon ,brilliant reviews .Just … Silent night 3/7zone mattress from Amazon ,brilliant reviews .Just bought one very impressed.

EndlessWaves

Dormeo and Airsprung are both mattress manufacturers. Habitat is now an … Dormeo and Airsprung are both mattress manufacturers. Habitat is now an Argos/Homebase brand but I don't know who they currently source their models from.Like a lot of things these days it's more about the price the model in question has been built to than the brand it's been manufactured by. A better quality mattress by a 'bad' brand will often be more durable than a lower quality mattress by a 'good' brand. I would definitely avoid any model that's brand new or not at it's lowest price from any brand that Argos frequently offers big discounts on.

'What's a good price range? I currently have £250 to spend. Is that enough for quality?' You haven't said the size, but assuming a double, probably not. I bought a Rest Assured from an Amazon lightning deal around 6 months ago reduced from over £400 to under £300. So far so good. Don't like memory foam - too hot among other things.

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qbs

You haven't said the size, but assuming a double, probably not. I bought … You haven't said the size, but assuming a double, probably not. I bought a Rest Assured from an Amazon lightning deal around 6 months ago reduced from over £400 to under £300. So far so good. Don't like memory foam - too hot among other things.



Thanks! I am going for single size. After 6 months is the rest assured still in good condition? I got a spring/memory foam combination and after 6 months the foam had a dip in the middle, which I couldn't understand because I am not overweight.

We bought a latex mattress from Yanis Mattresses. They are expensive but come with a ten year guarantee. We both had bad backs and it's been amazing for both of us. Showroom in Staples Corner only so not an option if your too far away from London but I would recommend them every time. We had tries a couple of big branded ones before and they were rubbish.

kutekitty

Thanks! I am going for single size. After 6 months is the rest assured … Thanks! I am going for single size. After 6 months is the rest assured still in good condition? I got a spring/memory foam combination and after 6 months the foam had a dip in the middle, which I couldn't understand because I am not overweight.

All good, but I'd hope it would last a fair few years. The one it replaced was made by a small local company, sadly now kaput, and it must have been around thirty years old. They don't make them like that anymore.
£320 a bit above your budget, but if you're prepared to wait till the sales, you should be able to pick up something like this within budget.

i went with full memory foam and from where i got mine from got a warranty for 10 years.. 4 years in and still as good wouldn't be without it, best night sleep of my life! going away is now a curse cause the beds aren't as good! i'm a bed snob!!!!

Mattress should never be purchased online unless you have tried the exact same one elsewhere. I used to sell them. Cheaper the mattress cheaper the quality. Dont be fooled by the word "spring" same springs are used in £60 mattresses as in £600 mattresses. Memory foam is much better but it must be true memory foam (ie Tempur) and not toppers or mixed foams, mixed foams are cheap trash meant to confuse you out of your money. If you go for memory foam get a firmer one than you like. Over time memory foam softens so how solid it is at day 1 will not be the same 2 years later. Had my tempur 3 years now, should have cost £1000 but picked up off ebay for £400 - never regretted it. Anything you can feel a spring in when pushing down or moving it should be AVOIDED at all costs, wont last 6 months.

If you can find a specialist bed shop they often have rejects that they will sell you at a big discount.

lots of the manufacturers sell the same mattress to different companies with a slightly different name and maybe slightly different materials. the big boys, Silentnight, Sealy, Tempur are the same company, many of the of them are. Just remember that they will all come with a warranty but they are never really worth the paper they are written on, google it and you will see lots of horror stories.

As said go to the shops, lie on them and see what is best but don't just lie down and then get straight up you need time to tell.

Don't discount ikea they now make standard size beds and whats the statistic, something like 1 in 5 babies were conceived in an IKEA bed.

Tempur memory foam mattresses are fantastic. Pricey, I paid £1500 for mine but it comes with a 15 year guarantee. The way i looked at it was £100/year for the best nights sleep can't be wrong.

Hypnos beds - I got one from their factory shop on ebay and it's the comfiest bed I've ever had. stores.ebay.co.uk/Cre…et/

Have a look at adding a little to your £250 credit with Argos if you can. Don't go for pillow tops, once the to becomes lumpy the mattress is useless. Pocket springs and natural fibres or memory foam are comfortable and preferable. It's difficult nowadays to find mattress which you can turn, but they do give you more bang for your buck. Look at what is available at Argos and Google the models to see if you can find reviews for them.

Lx

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Thanks for all the answers. After lots of googling, it seems the all the Argos brands are (like Airsprung and Dormeo) don't last for long. I've found a couple of reviews of people complaining that they collapse after 16 months. I know a mattress doesn't last forever, but needing to replace it after 16 months is a bit much.

Has anyone had experience with John Lewis brand mattress? They offer a 7 year guarantee (although I'm not sure how much fuss they will make to honour it)

jfclfc

if that's to expensive look on ideal world pay monthly



Ideal world suck!

I got an eve mattress, very good, 10 year warranty, free delivery, not overly expensive either

Going by what you have posted this is probably the best of those closest to your requirements. Certainly if I were in your shoes it's what I would get.

. . . . but, to be honest I'd prefer this one (fairly useless to yourself tho, as Argos doesn't have it).
Edited by: "tryn2help" 17th Dec 2015

Good brands and low budgets rarely go hand-in-hand. ViSpring is a good brand but it isn't cheap.

We bought this in summer. Bit more than we paid for our last mattress (15 years ago) but its absolutely fantastic... and it isn't too firm

kutekitty

Thanks for all the answers. After lots of googling, it seems the all the … Thanks for all the answers. After lots of googling, it seems the all the Argos brands are (like Airsprung and Dormeo) don't last for long. I've found a couple of reviews of people complaining that they collapse after 16 months. I know a mattress doesn't last forever, but needing to replace it after 16 months is a bit much.Has anyone had experience with John Lewis brand mattress? They offer a 7 year guarantee (although I'm not sure how much fuss they will make to honour it)


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