What are the Differences between Economy, Premium, and Luxury Mattresses?
Can an economy mattress be a quality mattress? What’s the difference between a premium mattress and a luxury mattress? The various terms mean different things to different people, but there are some fundamental breakdowns of what makes a mattress higher quality or more affordable that are easier to define.
A basic, affordable mattress will provide a decent night’s sleep for a few years. The tradeoff is, that an
affordable economy mattress may be made of less durable materials and may not stand the test of time. An economy mattress may include springs that are of a lighter gauge, making the mattress feel softer and be more prone to developing “dips” as the springs wear. Regular turning and flipping can reduce wear, and be sure to look for a mattress that includes individual springs for the greatest longevity and comfort. Even an economy mattress can be well made, so be sure to look for tight seams and quality materials.
At the next step up from the most basic economy mattress is the premium mattress. As the name suggests, the price tag is a bit higher, but the extra price should bring extra features and more durability. A premium mattress may have more padding or even a pillow top and should include springs of a heavier gauge so that the mattress lasts longer and is less prone to sagging. With excellent care, you can expect a premium mattress to last 10-20 years.
The luxury mattress market includes unique features like a pillow top. Memory foam mattresses tend to fall into the “luxury” category as well, as the specialized material can be more expensive than traditional mattresses. A luxury mattress may include a thick pillow top or memory foam topper, as well as high quality, pocketed coil springs or dense memory foam designed to last for 20 years or more.
A quality mattress can be had at every price level. The highly qualified folks at Mattress Warehouse will take the time to understand your needs and budget, and help you choose the mattress that’s best for you.