Are you thinking of investing in a memory foam mattress but put off by hefty pricetags? With some of the other mattress brand prices out there - we don’t blame you.
With TEMPUR prices soaring past the £3500 mark, we ask what makes Tempur mattresses so expensive. And are they really worth the money?
Let’s find out...
Why Are Tempur Pedic Mattresses So Expensive?
Here are some reasons why we think Tempurpedic mattresses are expensive:
1. Tempur Originals
Tempur was the first mattress brand to offer memory foam as a sleeping surface. Originally developed by NASA to help astronauts absorb the pressure of take-off during space flight, Tempur developed this memory foam technology and is the only mattress brand to be licensed by the US space foundation to use the Certified Technology Seal.
As the first on the scene, Tempur was able to charge significant prices for this innovative technology.
However, they aren’t the only ones with experience in the memory foam mattress game! We’ve been making and producing memory foam mattresses in the UK since 2001, but our work with foam started in the 1970s, producing goods for the NHS. That’s 50 years of experience in memory foam technology!
2. Brand Loyalty
Reputation, reputation, reputation. Tempur has built a fantastic brand reputation over the years. Companies know that many consumers will pay more for well-known brands!
Some of their most well-known designs include;
- Tempur sensation mattress
- Tempur cloud mattress
- Tempur original mattress
- Tempur hybrid mattress
3. High-Quality Luxury Mattress Materials
Tempur offers high-quality products and uses ultra high-density foam which provides a very high level of support and pressure relief for your body. Tempur memory foam mattresses will offer relief for aches and pains, as well as ensuring that you are sleeping in the correct anatomical position for a healthy night’s sleep, and a healthy spine.
The right foam density for you depends on several factors - and, as high density usually means a firm feel, it’s not right for everyone. For example, side sleepers may need a softer sleeping surface to cushion shoulders and hips.
We offer a wide range of memory foam density across our mattresses to suit all types of sleepers. All of our mattresses are made in the UK to the highest technical standards, ensuring all materials used are safe and of high quality.
4. Worldwide Company
We must also consider that the marketing costs of big brands like Tempur are very high, with international advertising campaigns on TV, in magazines and newspapers, as well as online.
All businesses must take this in to account when looking at the bottom line. Therefore, more often than not, a company who advertises extensively across costly mediums such as TV must recover a portion of those expenses in the cost of the product. Unfortunately, this could mean a heftier price tag for customers!
5. Extra Retail Costs
Tempur mattresses are available to purchase in several big-name high street retailers. Having physical stock in shops across the country can be costly, adding to shipping and delivery fees.
To lower the costs of our products, we’ve cut out the middle man to offer factory-direct prices to our customers by operating predominantly online. If you’re nervous about committing without trying first, our 100 night trial period is there to give peace of mind.
Are Tempurpedic Mattresses Worth It?
Now we’re clearer on where the costs come from, are Tempur beds worth the money?
How Long Does A Tempur Mattress Last?
Tempur mattresses are fairly long-lasting with a 7-10 year average lifespan if well looked after. However, our memory foam mattresses can last up to 15 years which is why we offer such generous warranties. The lifespan of your mattress will depend on the quality and density of the memory foam and materials as well as how well you look after it.
We recommend adding a memory foam mattress topper and mattress protector to prolong the life of your mattress.
Tempur Mattress Problems
Some of the problems reviewers give about their Tempur mattress are that it can get too hot and it is too expensive.
Are Tempur Mattresses Hot?
Traditional memory foam construction is dense and can lead to excess heat during the night. Unfortunately, this can be a problem in Tempurpedic foam.
Thankfully, advances in foam have solved this issue, meaning you no longer have to compromise keeping cool for comfort. Our range of 4G Aircool memory foam mattresses feature open-cell foam and cooling fibres for increased airflow and temperature regulation.
What Is The Best Alternative to TempurPedic?
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a high-quality memory foam mattress which rivals a Tempurpedic mattress!
We design and produce a whole range of luxurious memory foam mattresses in our Yorkshire Mattress Factory. We sell to you direct, which means no middle-men taking a cut.
Here are some of our top alternative picks;
Best Cooling Mattress
The 4G Aircool Ultra memory foam mattress features breathable 4G foam and a eucalyptus-infused cover for a refreshing night’s sleep.
The intelligently designed grooves in the support base help to relieve pressure and optimise support where you need it most.
Mattress features include;
- Soft support
- Hygenic cover
- 95% increase in airflow
Best Luxury Mattress
The Zen Ergopedic memory foam mattress features a luxurious layer of HD memory foam to provide superior comfort and support. Ideal for those who suffer from back pain, this mattress offers medical grade foam, hypoallergenic materials and a 10-year warranty.
Luxury features include;
- Triple layer design
- Washable mattress cover
- Zoned air channels for extra support
Best Hybrid Mattress
The Classicpedic Pocket Sprung mattress is a medium firm mattress with individually encased pocketed springs and a top layer of cushioning memory foam. Providing additional support for the back and joints, this design features four layers of comfort.
Top features include;
- 23cm mattress depth
- Removable cover
- 1500 pocket springs
If you have any more questions about us or our range of UK-made mattresses, get in touch! We’re ready and waiting to help you find your perfect mattress. Start browsing memory foam mattresses here to get started.