Why Are Mattresses So Expensive?

by Dylan Bowen May 10, 2022 3 min read

Why are mattresses so expensive?

Ever wondered why are mattresses so expensive? Well, we here at Furnitureful have the answer to that question.

If you’re looking for a brand-new mattress, you’re probably wondering why they are so expensive. Whether you want a simple single springs mattress or a memory foam mattress, it can be quite a challenge to find the correct one to suit your needs as well as your budget.

Mattresses come in a range of sizes, materials as well as comfort levels too. Understanding the business side of the mattresses industry can help you as the consumer understand why they are so expensive.

So, why are mattresses so expensive? Mattresses are expensive for a variety of reasons. The first reason is that mattresses have a high profit margin. Mattresses may be cheap to make but they are sold expensive by salespeople in stores. Also, extra costs add to mattresses, costs too such as pillow tops as well as the cost of materials too.

Mattresses are purchased by consumers every couple of years, which gives businesses an idea of when to put offers, discounts and sales on mattresses for consumers.

When you go into a store and you are clueless as to what to expect, a salesperson which is working on commission may often greet you and try to sell you the highest price on a mattress.

This will cause the consumer a loss of money but a mattress company a lot of money. If you don’t negotiate you will end up paying a lot more than what you should be paying for a certain type of mattress. Therefore, we suggest buying a mattress online as you can check reviews and do your research before purchasing.

The mattress industry is known for using tactics, to get you to pay more than you were expecting to pay for a brand-new mattress.

One strategy that the mattress industry uses is making small adjustments to one of their mattresses, for example, a company may change a memory foam mattress into multiple models such as a hybrid memory foam mattress, latex foam etc.

Mattress companies distribute their models to several stores making it difficult for you to compare the prices to another one of their stores even though it is the exact same mattress.

Another reason mattresses are overpriced, is because of the cost of materials used to make a mattress. Most of the expensive components used in mattresses manufacturing are:

  • Organic cotton
  • Steel springs
  • Latex foam
  • High-density foam
  • Viscoelastic foam

These expensive components add a lot of money to the overall cost of manufacturing mattresses. Mattresses which are premium have higher quality materials which means that the price may be expensive, but the comfort will be excellent, which also means improvements in the quality of sleep.

The greatest mattress for you as a consumer is likely going to be more expensive in comparison to buying a low-quality mattress. Buying a budget-friendly brand will help you save money, but it could come at the cost of a good night’s sleep, so the choice is yours.

Additionally, inexpensive mattresses may also, contain toxic materials that could be harmful to your health. For example, many mattress companies include fibreglass as a fire restriction, which can push through the mattress case and cause serious health problems. Buying a pricey mattress helps you avoid some of these harmful materials.

To read more about why mattresses are so expensive visit: Why Are Mattress So Expensive? - Ways to Reduce the Price | Sleepline.

Dylan Bowen
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