After Ikea left Russia, I realized what an important part of the furniture market it was.
Like many, I had a problem choosing household goods, namely, I needed a spring mattress.
And it’s not that there’s nothing to choose from, there are analogues. For example, Askona, which developed part of the product range for the Swedish retailer. But they don’t have that specific IKEA line for their own sales, and similar simple models are more expensive without discounts.
Tinkoff Magazine published guides “How to choose the right mattress” and “How I bought an orthopedic mattress for my mother ,” where the authors outlined the main criteria for choosing these products. I took their recommendations as a basis, added my own preferences to them and compiled a selection for those who are buying a mattress for the first time. I’ll tell you what to focus on and whether it’s realistic to buy a “royal” mattress for 20 thousand rubles.
The average lifespan of a mattress is 8-12 years ; with proper care, it can last longer. For reference: according to the Avtotek service, about a third of Russians even change their cars more often – once every 4-5 years. So you should take the choice of a mattress seriously, because you will be using it for a long time.
I needed a mattress that met the following criteria:
- size 180 × 200 cm ;
- hardness is average or slightly below average;
- independent spring block;
- taking into account the difference in weight of more than 30 kg or the minimum weight per sleeping place is 110 kg – so that both me and my partner can sleep comfortably;
- absence of natural latex and coir in the filler composition. Coir is a fiber made from coconut husks. Latex contains rubber. Both materials are allergens, and I am allergic.
It was also important to me that the product had a long warranty. If during the warranty period the mattress deteriorates for reasons beyond your control, the manufacturer can replace or repair it. Some sellers also offer an extended warranty – for example, when purchasing a protective case. I have identified such mattresses in a separate category.
The best spring mattresses in our opinion
In the final list I included 10 mattresses that combine the best characteristics according to the main criteria. Of these, I chose the most suitable ones for several nominations:
“Dimax Optima Multipack”.
Albareto Multi is the best among budget ones.
Armos Balance Middle.
Ericksen TFK M-30-E.
Promo 7 S1200 is the best choice.
Megapolis Air is the best among models with an extended warranty.
Reflex Optimal Comfort Pro 1000T – the most comfortable.
Anatomical mattress Grether & Wells Heaven Prestige.
The best among budget ones – Albareto Multi
A simple mattress that meets all the stated criteria: size 180 × 200 cm , independent spring block, medium hardness, bed load 120 kg, absence of natural latex and coconut in the composition.
Unlike most of its counterparts in its price segment, it is equipped with a large number of springs – 1040 pieces per bed. The main filler is polyurethane foam, laid in two layers of two centimeters, under and above the springs. There is also a felt and spunbond pad to insulate the springs. The mattress is double-sided – if you want, you can turn it over and sleep on the other side, which is softer. There is ventilation – this is necessary so that moisture does not accumulate inside.
The standard product warranty is two years. The seller offers an additional 10 years, provided that you used the mattress in a protective cover, did not repair it yourself, and kept the purchase documents and the sewn-in tag. The warranty only covers manufacturing defects. If they appear after a few years, the seller will replace or repair the mattress. But the main advantage is the price below 25 thousand rubles.
Alternative. Mattress “Dimax Optima Multipackage” 180 × 200 cm with a slightly smaller number of springs – 1000 per bed. The advantage is an even lower price. The composition also contains polyurethane foam, the weight per bed is slightly less – 110 kg. Height – 18 cm.
Mattress Promo 7 S1200 from the Russian brand Beautyson. It is based on an independent block, 1024 springs per bed. Contains polyurethane foam, holofiber and spunbond. Since the filler is laid in several layers, you will not feel the springs, and you will sleep comfortably. When placing an order via chat on the manufacturer’s website, there is a 5% discount. The standard warranty is one and a half years.