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How Much Should You Spend on a Mattress? - PlushBeds

If you want to buy a quality mattress, you might wonder how much you should spend to get all the features necessary for an exceptional sleeping experience.

With a variety of mattresses available nowadays, determining the ideal price for a good mattress can be an overwhelming experience. You don't want to waste your money on the frills that come with expensive mattresses. On the other hand, you do not want to compromise on the quality, comfort, and supportive features that are a hallmark of a high-priced bed.

It helps to have a budget in mind before you choose a perfect mattress for your sleep routine.

What is the Average Price of a Good Quality Mattress?

The average mattress cost depends on the materials used to build the bed. For instance, you can purchase a memory foam or innerspring bed at a much lower cost than a natural latex mattress.

Mattress costs can also vary with the bed's firmness, with firmer beds of the same mattress types typically costing more. The same goes for mattress sizes, where a King or Queen size mattress costs more than a Single or Twin sized bed.

Factors That Affect the Mattress Price

Before buying your dream mattress, you need to be aware of the factors affecting the average mattress prices. Familiarizing with them can help you determine what mattress features are essential for you, and you can fix your mattress budget accordingly.

The factors affecting mattress pricing are as follows:

Mattress Types

Based on the material used, mattresses can come in the following types.

All Foam Mattresses

The mattresses are built from foam, like latex and memory foam, whether natural or artificial.

Natural Latex Mattresses

The mattresses are made from natural latex foam, after processing liquid sap derived from rubber trees. The latex extract is then processed to produce the following:

Dunlop Latex

The liquid latex is filled within the mold in one pour, and then the mold is passed through the vulcanization process to form Dunlop latex.

Dunlop latex has a denser consistency, and has two layers, a bottom denser and a top lighter layer. Because of its denser nature, Dunlop latex is used to build a firm mattress core.

Talalay Latex

The liquid latex is filled halfway into the mold, and the mold is then vacuum sealed and flash frozen to expand the latex to fill up the mold. The Talalay latex has a light, frothy character, and is best used to build the comfort layers of a mattress.

Of the two latex types, Talalay latex is priced higher because of its energy intensive processing.

PlushBeds' Natural Bliss 100% Natural Latex Mattress

If you want to enjoy sleeping on a 100% natural latex mattress sustainably handcrafted in the USA, you can invest in the luxurious Natural Bliss 100% Natural Latex Mattress from PlushBeds.

A Queen size mattress of Medium firmness, and 8 inches in height, would cost you $2,240.00 at the time of this writing.

Organic Latex Mattresses

Organic latex is formed when liquid latex is extracted from rubber trees, grown sustainably, free from pesticides, and processed without harmful chemicals or dyes. Because of its pure constitution, organic latex is used to make premium mattresses.

PlushBeds’ The Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress

PlushBeds is known for its sustainably crafted The Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress that comes highly recommended by certified sleep science coaches for its superior comfort and support features.

The Botanical Bliss Organic Mattress is handcrafted in the USA, and is made from GOLS-certified organic Talalay latex and GOTS-certified organic cotton to guarantee priceless comfort and support.

A Queen size latex bed of Medium firmness and 9 inches of thickness costs $2,049.00.

Memory Foam Mattresses

If you want the comfort and luxury of a high end mattress at an affordable price range, consider getting a memory foam mattress. Memory foam mattresses are made from polyurethane foam, and are popular because of their soft, enveloping nature, and superior body contouring properties. Memory foam offers excellent pressure relief and motion isolation features, making them popular with couples.

PlushBeds’ The Cool Bliss Luxury Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Although standard memory foam mattresses can trap heat, making you sleep hot, if you want to experience memory foam beds with infused cooling gels, you need to try PlushBeds' The Cool Bliss Luxury Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress.

The award-winning memory foam bed has five plush comfort layers that offer pressure relief and motion isolation features with cooling comfort for a good night’s sleep.

A standard Queen size mattress from PlushBeds would cost you $1,903.00.

Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses combine the plush comfort and support of a latex or memory foam bed with a base layer of pocketed coils. Hybrid beds, because of their comfort and support features, are popular among people who prefer to experience varying firmness levels.

PlushBeds’ The Eco Bliss Hybrid Latex Mattress

If you want to experience the luxurious comfort of 100% natural latex with the affordability of a hybrid mattress, you cannot ignore The Eco Bliss Hybrid Latex Mattress from PlushBeds. With a 100% natural latex comfort layer, and a base layer of supportive PlushFoam core, the memory foam bed can take your sleep to the next level of comfort and luxury.

You can buy the Queen sized memory foam mattress of Medium firmness, and 8 inches in height for $1,199.00.

Innerspring Mattresses

Innerspring mattresses typically have a top comfort layer, and a sturdy base layer with metal micro coils. The budget foam mattresses are a great option for shoppers looking for comfort and support at an affordable price. Most Queen sized innerspring mattresses costs below $1,000, making them the most affordable mattresses available.

Mattress Size

Mattress prices depend on the size of the mattress. The bigger the bed, the more materials are used to fill it, which can increase the mattress's price.

For instance, a King or Queen size mattress would come at a higher price tag than a Single or Full mattress. Also, the less common or customized sizes like Californian King or Twin XL will cost more.

Place of Mattress Purchase: Online or In-Store

Where you buy your next mattress can also affect the amount you pay for it. For instance, purchasing a good mattress in a mattress store can cost you more than getting the bed online. This is because online brands do not have to deal with the brick and mortar store's expenses, and can offer mattresses at affordable prices.


In the case of mattresses, durability often depends on the mattress's pricing. The cheaper models can save money in the short run, but will probably only last for a while. Affordable beds can provide great comfort and support, but because of their lack of natural materials and construction methods, they can fall apart within five to six years of purchase.

High end mattresses often come with a lifetime guarantee, saving you the cost and hassles of getting a mattress replacement within a few years of purchase.

Additional Features

If you are looking for additional features to add to the basic comfort and support of a regular mattress, you may have to pay more. Some features that can increase your mattress costs are:

White Glove Shipping

While most mattress brands present online offer free shipping, some may ask you to pay for the shipping charges, which can increase your mattress budget.

Some higher end brands offer white glove shipping, where after the online purchase, the company offers free shipping right to your doorstep. They also have professionals, who can help set up the mattress in a room of your choice, often at an extra cost.

If you want the experience white glove shipping, you would need a higher mattress budget.


With mattress warranties, it makes sense to read the fine print before purchase, as some mattress companies would require you to pay shipping charges if you need to repair or replace your damaged mattress during the warranty period.


Some mattress brands offer sleep trials for a specified number of nights. You can use the mattress during the trial period, and return it if you are not satisfied to get a full refund. However, some companies may require you to pay shipping charges, which can increase your mattress cost.

Old Mattress Removal

Mattress companies can offer to remove your old mattress to make your new mattress purchase a comfortable experience. The service can come with the white glove delivery service, or you may need to pay separately to dispose of your old mattress.

Customized Comfort Levels

For an added charge, you can purchase new mattresses with a customized setting to adjust the feel of your new bed. You can ask for extra layers to make your mattress more comfortable, or choose a different model after the mattress purchase.

Usually, the service is offered free during the mattress trial period, but you might have to pay extra once the trial is over.

Foundation and Other Accessories

When purchasing a new mattress, getting a new foundation or box spring can increase your overall mattress budget. If you want to include accessories like mattress protectors, pillows, or bed sheets, you can quickly go over budget on your mattress purchase.

Mattress Quality Based on the Price Range

You can expect the following mattress quality as you move up the price range.

Cheap Mattresses Where the Price is Less Than $1,000

A Queen sized mattress priced below $1,000 would be considered a cheaper mattress.

Although mattresses are available at a price as low as a couple of dollars, generally, people spend a little more when purchasing a big ticket item, such as a mattress, as they are expected to last a while, and they are crucial for physical and mental well-being.

Usually, the budget mattresses are innerspring beds, followed by basic memory foam beds.

  • Beds under $1000 will likely have durability between 5 to 10 years;
  • They will most like have basic comfort and supportive features with no temperature-regulating properties.

Average Priced Mattresses with Prices Between $1,500 to $2,000

You can find better quality mattresses with supportive features in the new beds within this range. If you prefer eco-friendly mattresses with improved temperature-regulating properties, you can find more mattresses in this range.

Also, the average-priced mattresses come with free shipping and returns, with an extended trial period, making shopping for a mattress online much smoother.

Luxury Mattresses Over $2,000

A Queen sized mattress priced above $2000 will fall within the high end or luxury price. The expensive mattresses come with breathable high quality sustainable materials and a lifetime guarantee.

A great example of a high end luxury mattress is the Botanical Bliss from PlushBeds.The bed stands out as a luxury mattress because of its materials like breathable organic cotton and wool, Talalay latex, and Dunlop latex. The organic mattress also has customized layers that can be swapped to get the desired feel.

Bottom Line

Mattresses come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and quality. To ensure you get the biggest value for your money, consider waiting for holiday deals, or getting your mattress online.

You can choose your perfect mattress from mattress companies that provide free shipping and easy returns to get a high quality mattress on a budget.

In the end, if you value quality and durability, it makes sense to get a high quality mattress that provides an unmatched sleep experience for years to come.

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