A good mattress is key to a good night’s sleep, but how much does it cost to buy a new mattress.
A good mattress is essential to your health and overall wellbeing, but it can also be a significant financial investment with the average mattress lasting just 7-10 years, and some mattresses only last around 5 years. To help ensure you get a good night’s sleep it is wise to learn about how much you can expect to pay for a new mattress in the UK before investing in one.
The price of a mattress can vary significantly with the average ranging from £100 to £3,000 or more. The price will depend on factors such as size and composition. For example, to buy a cheaper, single pocket-sprung mattress you can expect to pay as little as £100. However, while it is a good option for those on a tight budget, this is unlikely to offer much comfort and a poor mattress can be disrupting to sleep and cause muscle ache. While a premium mattress, such as Tempur mattresses, can cost over £3000 and boasts premium build, quality and design, though it is out of most people’s budget. A latex mattress also offers additional comfort and support, but it also comes at an increased price.
The material and size of the mattress have the biggest influence on price. You can choose from sizes such as single, double, king and super king sizes and materials such as memory foam, latex and pocket sprung mattresses.
A single memory foam mattress will cost you an average of £271, while a Super King will cost around £570, while for pocket sprung you can expect to pay between £200 and £400. A super-premium mattress will set you back around £1800 for a single and £3000 for a super king, while an average double is £2300. While a latex mattress will cost between £400 and £700 depending on the size, with a double costing an average of around £500.
There are many different mattress retailers in the UK to choose from and many offer discounts on mattresses, especially on certain holidays.
Another option is an Air mattress which can be excellent if you have guests staying and for camping and festivals. Prices start at around £10 for a single air mattress and go up to £30 for a deluxe double. These are not intended for regular use and larger sizes, such as king and super king sizes are extremely hard to find.
Air beds provide a little more comfort than an air mattress and are an ideal choice for guests. The raised height closer resembles a standard bed, whereas an air mattress is on the ground level. The price of air beds ranges from £59.99 for a single and up to £79.99 for a king-size, with the average price around £67.