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July 10, 2020 5 min read

Whether you are looking for a first mattress or finally replacing an old one you’ve had for years, a new mattress purchase can create a lot of weird feelings. During the journey from research to purchase the subconscious sends all those small nagging questions running through the back of your head.

“Am I really getting a good deal on this? Am I getting ripped off? Is what I’m getting worth the price I’m paying? How do I know if I’m being suckered?” When the item has a larger price tag like a mattress, the feelings of anxiety and stress are multiplied.

Furniture Fair has been selling mattresses for well over 50 years, and we pride ourselves on offering the guaranteed lowest prices in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Louisville area. We have a dedicated mattress department with experts available to answer any mattress related question you may have.

In addition to expert sales staff, our mattress department also features the BedMatch System, a revolutionary machine that can find your exact sleep preference and recommend the right mattress for you.
How Much Does a Mattress Cost?
How Much Does a Mattress Cost?

So How Much Is A Mattress?

Long story short, between $200 and $5,000 on average. The best average value for the cost for a good quality mattress is around $1000.

Now that long story is a bit different. The price ranges based on quality, durability, features, and benefits. You can spend any amount of money on a mattress, but if you aren’t getting quality then the cost isn’t worth the investment.

Free - $200

Mattresses in this price range are meant to be short-term solutions. The $200 or less option is for someone with a strict budget who needs a cheap and easy option to tide them over temporarily. Mattresses like this can be anything from an old hand-me-down mattress to a cheap low-quality foam mattress.

Always exercise caution when purchasing a used mattress, since you have no real way of knowing where that mattress has been. When buying used it’s best to go through an individual you know and trust.

$200 - $500

Mattresses in this price range tend to last an average of about 5 years. The larger the mattress size, the lower the quality will be when purchasing at this price range. Most mattresses at this price point will be bare-bones innerspring or memory foam mattresses

Take into consideration that you will get what you pay for, and don’t expect to get an amazing king mattress at this price. However, if you are on a budget, and need a mattress fast, this may be an option for you.

$500 - $800

Mattresses in this price range tend to last around 10 years on average. This price range has the widest variety for the price. Mattresses in this range tend to have more features and benefits such as cooling technology, multiple layers of memory foam, and hybrid technology materials.

If you want a high-quality mattress while still paying the lowest price possible, this price range is best for you. The number of options makes it easier to find a mattress that forms to your needs while not breaking your bank.

$800 - $1000

Mattresses in this category will last over 10 years, and many mattresses at this price range offer a 10+ year warranty. Mattresses in this category will feature the latest technology and features, such as hybrid design, cooling technology, and multiple density options.

If you are investing in a mattress that you want to last for at least a decade, this is the price range you need to shop in. Exercise caution when deciding on a mattress purchase of this level since you will be sleeping on it for at least a decade!

$1000 - $5000

Mattresses in this category will last over 10 years, and many mattresses at this price range offer a 10+ year warranty. This category definitely earns the term luxury mattress. Mattresses are made with luxury quality materials such as premium memory foam, cashmere, wool, copper, silver, and the best mattress technology available.
While this price range may not be for everyone if luxurious choices and customization are what you are looking for, this price range is more than adequate for you.

What Affects The Mattress Price?

With such a wide array of prices, what makes a mattress worth the price tag? This can depend on a wide variety of things such as...

Closeouts or Clearance

Often mattress companies need to make room in their inventory for new product lines. When this happens, the previous year or
low-selling models will be put on closeout. Closeout mattresses are usually heavily discounted, to help the stores move out old inventory.
That’s great news for anyone looking to save a little money on a budget. Closeout mattresses give the customer on a budget a chance to get a great deal on a nice mattress.
How Much Does a Mattress Cost?
How Much Does a Mattress Cost?


The cost of your mattress will usually depend on the materials used to manufacture it. Cheaper mattresses tend to be made of fewer materials to save money, while the more middle and higher price mattresses will usually have more materials and built-in technology.

Online or In-store

The best thing to do when shopping for a mattress is to compare prices online and in-store. Sometimes mattress websites run sales that are separate from in-store sales and you might be able to get a better deal.
In addition, brick-and-mortar stores often have mattresses that aren’t listed on their website available at closeout or clearance prices.
The best way to make sure you are getting the best deal is to visit both.
How Much Does a Mattress Cost?

How Do I Get a Good Deal on a Mattress?

So know that you know what you should pay depending on your budget, the next question is, how do you go about getting the best deal possible on a mattress?

Compare Prices

You should never settle for the convenient price if you want to get the best deal. Compare the prices of brands, mattresses, and stores. Some stores also offer competitive pricing on brands that they carry, and you may be able to get better deals that way.

Find Your Fit

Mattresses aren’t one-size-fits-all. Make sure when making a purchase of this level that you are willing to spend at least the next 5 years using it. A great way to find out your ideal mattress preference is to try Furniture Fair’s BedMatch System.
How Much Does a Mattress Cost?

Figure Out What Features You Need From Your mattress

Figuring out what features you want on your mattress will also determine what the cost will be. If you are a hot sleeper, cooling technology might be the way to go, and If you have circulation issues, then a mattress that works with an adjustable base might be a good thing to consider.

Take Advantage of Holiday Sales

The best time to shop for mattresses is during big holidays such as Presidents Day, Memorial Day, The 4th of July, Labor Day, Black Friday, and New Years. During this time competition is strong, and furniture companies offer the most competitive prices.
How Much Does a Mattress Cost?

Let The Hunt Begin!

So now that you know what a mattress costs and how to find a good deal, you can shop with confidence when you need to replace your old one.

If you’re in the Cincinnati, Dayton, or Louisville area, be sure to check out Furniture Fair in-store or online for a complete selection of Mattresses at a wide range of prices!

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