Purchasing a new mattress is one of the most important decisions people ever have to make in life. That might be considered a controversial statement, but when you take into consideration how many hours you will spend lying on that mattress, it is crucial that you purchase the best mattress for your needs. There are many different types of mattress, so in our review, we set out to find the best innerspring mattress available.
A good night's sleep is essential to your health, well-being, and overall productivity. Most manufacturers recommend changing your mattress every eight years. This means that whatever mattress you choose to buy will potentially be responsible for the quality of your sleep for nearly 3000 nights of sleep.
Hopefully, this will make you understand the importance of investing some time and energy into choosing the right mattress for you. However, we understand that most people simply don’t have the time to spend conducting the research. Luckily for you, that is why we have done all the hard work for you. We have spent many hours lying down on the job ( it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it) and below you will find our top ten innerspring mattress reviews.
|Signature Sleep Contour||Polyester-blend||39 x 75 x 8||45 Pounds|
|Continental Sleep Elegant||Fabric||74 x 38 x 5||70 pounds|
|Classic Brands||NA||72 x 84 x 11||120 pounds|
|Wolf Slumber Express||Foam||80 x 60 x 10||50 pounds|
|Englander Intrigue Quilted||Cotton||75 x 38 x 7||28 pounds|
|Classic Brands Advantage||Foam||80 x 60 x 8||68 pounds|
|Textrade USA||Pine||80 x 76 x 11||103 pounds|
|Signature Sleep Essential||Memory Foam||39 x 75 x 6||26.4 pounds|
|Signature Sleep Incased||Rayon||54 x 75 x 13||80 pounds|
|Englander Finale||Polyester||80 x 60 x 10||71 pounds|
When it initially was delivered, it took us longer than expected to drag the mattress up the stairs. This is certainly heavier than most of the competition, but as a mattress rarely needs to be moved, this is not necessarily a bad thing, and perhaps tells you more about the quality of the springs inside it.
In terms of comfort, this is certainly on the firm side, perhaps further confirmation of the heavy, strong springs contained within. If we were to compare it to a car, then a Volvo comes to mind; solid reliable and comfortable, which is in our opinion exactly what a mattress should be.
Surprisingly, the only weakness that came to light during our testing was around the sides of the product. If you sit too near to the edge, there is a noticeable sagging effect, but unless you make a habit of sleeping on the very edge of your bed, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
Those strong springs come to the forefront again when discussing support, as they cradle you comfortably, but also provide independence from your partner. This means that if one partner is considerably heavier than the other, there will be no roll together, as there are sufficient numbers of springs to prevent this from happening.
The sleep contour measures 8 inches deep, but there is a heavy comfort layer, protecting you from the springs, and ensuring that you get a great nights sleep.
Compared to some of the competition the Signature Counter Coil Mattress may be a little more expensive, but in our opinion, you get what you pay for. If you divide 3000 nights which is the lifespan of the mattress with the overall cost of this product, the cost per night is minimal. You deserve a good night’s sleep, and rather than seeing the purchase of a new mattress as yet another expense, why not see it as an investment, in you and your partner’s health. Once you experience a few months of good solid sleep every night, the difference to your health and well-being will shock you. In our opinion, you should forget about reading any further, this is the best innerspring mattress available amongst those that we have tested. Buying one of these mattresses is money well spent.
Best Value Budget Mattress -
The whole point of this website is to try and guide you to what in our opinion is the best rated mattress on the market today. We have spent many hours researching testing and evaluating the different products on the market, and the Continental Sleep Elegant Mattress was the best value budget mattress amongst our judging panel. This mattress simply exudes value, it provides support and comfort, and it feels like you are sleeping on a cloud. The support of the bed is reasonably firm, but the comfort levels ensure that you get a great nights sleep night after night. Another added benefit of this mattress is that it is built and designed with orthopedic benefits in mind, so not only is it comfortable, but it also will help and support your back in the long term. The fact that orthopedic elements were even considered, never mind included in a mattress at this pricepoint, is simply staggering.
Fully manufactured in the United States, the Continental is a top quality product, which provides everything you could want. Certain members of our team expressed initial concerns that the mattress was perhaps a little on the thin side, but the construction of the product means that this simply wasn’t an issue. In terms of value for money, orthopedic support and comfort, this is our number one recommendation for those on a budget, and should you decide to purchase it, we are convinced you won’t be disappointed.
When we initially saw the size of this mattress we were confident that it was going to be nice and comfortable. Measuring a depth of nine inches, we expected it to be very padded and cozy. The manufacturer has decided to invest their money in the comfort layer, providing a full one-inch depth of padding. Unfortunately, the cuts have been made in the number of coils used, which means that the support provided is not as good as the competition. The simple fact of the matter is that the springs provide the foundation of any good Innerspring mattress, so by cutting back on the springs, in our opinion, you are compromising the quality and comfort of the bed. By providing extra padding, Wolf is trying to camouflage the fact that there is a reduction in the quantity of springs. Over time, as the padding compacts, it is our believe that the mattress will start to become uncomfortable, and may need replacing sooner than the recommended time of eight years.
This mattress came very close to winning the prize, it has so many positives and should certainly be on your shortlist as it's possibly the best innerspring mattress you can get. The mattress contains a total of 390 steel coils, providing ample support although it is certainly more suited to those who prefer a firm mattress. There is plenty of padding around the springs, making the bed very comfortable, and the Intrigue is further enhanced by the addition of a quilted cover.
The mattress comes compressed and rolled up for easy shipping, something that other manufacturers could and should take note of, as it makes transportation and storage easier. The mattress also conforms to federal flammability standard 16 CFR 1636, and even comes complete with a one year warranty.
The only negative about the Intrigue is ironically one of its positives. The quilted cover supplied on the mattress means that you lose the option of flipping the mattress over, should you spill a drink or some other mishap occurs. If you are the type of person who would never have this kind of problem, then the Englander is certainly a worthy contender, especially if you can get it on a promotional deal.
Compared to the other Classic Brand mattress review above this is a step up in quality and class. It is considerably thicker and has three times the number of coils by comparison. The support levels are vastly superior when compared to its cheaper sibling. The coils used are thoughtfully designed ensuring that there is no roll together between partners, and your weight is equally distributed across the mattress ensuring a comfortable sleeping position.
The TextradeUSA offering within this group of products was another strong contender which shows how competitive this section of the industry has become. Long gone are the days when a company could produce a cheap and poorly made product and still sell thousands of them.
Textrade is still in the process of developing their brand, which in this case means that they have to over deliver at the pricepointin order to compete. The first decision they have made was to include a pillow top for their mattress, which is of surprisingly good quality. Then they have chosen to include 1000 coils in their mattress three times that of some of their competitors.
Unlike some of the other mattresses in this review the edge of the product has been strengthened with wire around the entire border, which makes the side of the bed much stronger, and means that it doesn’t sag when you sit on the edge. Showing supreme confidence in their product, the mattress comes with a five-year limited warranty.
The only real criticism we have relating to this mattress is that it is rather heavy, which of course could be a testament to its superior build quality, but we felt it was important enough to mention it in the review.
With all of the added benefits mentioned above this mattress could easily have won one of the top two awards, and we certainly wouldn’t criticize anyone who decided to purchase this model.
Having been awarded the best mattress in this set of reviews, and possibly the worst for another model, we decided to test a third offering from Signature Sleep in the interests of fairness.
We are delighted to say that this model is another quality product, for a great price. It has over 600 springs and feels very comfortable to lie on. The addition of a pillow top increases the comfort of the experience, although once again the inevitable negative of that is that you cannot then flip the mattress over, which is always a good tip for extending mattress life.
Thankfully, which is not always the case, the coils used are totally silent, a fact that many people overlook, but who wants a squeaky bed?
There is nothing really negative to say about this mattress, it was delivered rolled up in a plastic film, and it took a few days for the mattress to expand and regain its normal shape and size fully upon unpackaging it. If that is the biggest criticism of a low-priced mattress, then the company have done an exceptional job. So good in fact that maybe the essential coil mattress we tested was simply a bad example. Obviously, we have no way of checking that other than to buy another one, but it certainly confirms our opinion that in terms of quality Signature Sleep make great products, most of the time.
Last but by no means least to be tested was the Englander Finale mattress. This mattress is consistently a top seller and for good reason certainly the best innerspring mattress in its price range. It might be in the lower price range, but it exudes quality.
It looks fantastic, and when you lie down the comfort and support is second to none. It is CertiPur-US certified, which means that there are no harmful metals or chemicals contained within it.
Compared to some of the competition we found this mattress to be a little on the soft side, so for people with bad backs, who are after extra support, it is probably not the best option available.
As with a lot of the lower price range mattresses the edges of the bed have been neglected slightly, so sit on the edge with caution, or you could find yourself sitting on the floor very rapidly.
This is still a good mattress, though, and you don’t have to take our word for it, the many positive comments and reviews online, will confirm our findings. If you are in need of a cheap but good quality mattress, the Finale could be your final destination.
In recent years the competition at the lower end of the mattress market has intensified. This has lead to a dramatic increase in competition and quality, which in turn can only benefit the consumer. There has never been a better time to buy a new mattress, and in all honesty, any of the products reviewed here will provide you with a great nights sleep.
The important factor you need to decide upon is what level of support you or more importantly your back requires. Once that decision has been made, revisit all of the reviews above and make your decision to get the best innerspring mattress for yourself. Many nights of wonderful sleep lie ahead, and your only regret will be not upgrading your mattress sooner.