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Background

From the available evidence, it seems fairly certain that the concept of the mattress originated during prehistoric times. By lying on piles of leaves, straw, and animal skins, early humans were able to sleep more comfortably and more soundly than they could have on hard surfaces. As greater numbers of people left a nomadic, hunting existence for a settled, agrarian lifestyle, primitive furnishings, including the bed, began to develop.

To a large extent the development of the mattress is closely linked with that of the bed. In many ancient societies, the bed was considered the most important piece of furniture in the household; often, it provided a central gathering place for dining and relaxing as well as sleeping. Over the centuries, bed frames became more elaborate for those who could afford luxury; however, mattresses themselves remained unsophisticated—and uncomfortable. Until the twentieth century, they generally consisted of lumpy pads filled with horse hair, cotton, or rags. Poorer people relied onticks—fabric sacks stuffed with straw, corn cobs, or other crop debris. In addition to offering an inconsistent texture, such primitive mattresses were difficult to clean—and they generally started out dirty, stuffed as they were with agricultural debris that often entered the pad or ticking with soil and insects. However, they offered one concrete advantage: made at home from cast-off farm goods, they were cheap. Even late in the nineteenth century when small local manufacturers began to produce mattresses commercially, the items remained inexpensive because early mattress makers continued to rely on extremely inexpensive stuffing (usually, unusable fabric remnants discarded by second-hand tailors).

Mattresses with stabilizing interior springs, probably the single most significant advance in mattress design, were first developed during the mid-1800s. By placing a set of uniform springs inside layers of upholstery, mattress manufacturers could imbue their product with a firm, resilient, and uniform texture. However, because so-called innerspring mattresses were expensive to manufacture, only luxury ships and hotels that could pass the cost along to their affluent patrons purchased them initially. It was not until after World War I that innerspring mattresses were mass-produced by Zalmon Simmons, Jr., the president of a company that had theretofore produced bedsteads. Despite the fact that Simmons asked 40 dollars—more than twice the cost of the finest horse hair mattress available at that time—for his innerspring mattress in 1926, his products proved so comfortable that millions of Americans purchased them.

To render potential customers more willing to spend what must have struck many as a small fortune on his innerspring mattress, Simmons promoted the advantages of a good night’s sleep. The effectiveness of this marketing strategy has only increased over the years, as subsequent research has confirmed that abundant, high-quality sleep constitutes a fundamental component of good health. Today’s sophisticated mattresses improve sleeping comfort in several ways. First, through a variety of enhanced innerspring designs, modern mattresses distribute the weight of the body over a broad area; this also helps to prevent differential wear on the mattress. In addition, mattresses offer surfaces of appropriate softness and flexibility to help keep the spine in its naturally curved position. However, contemporary mattress manufacturers carefully avoid excessively soft surfaces that would distort the position of the sleeper’s spine, resulting in discomfort or even pain.

Presently, the consumer demand for mattresses is fairly consistent. In 1990, approximately 16 million mattresses were sold in the United States. Together with foundations, mattresses accounted for about $4 billion in retail sales. With the exception of a few large companies, most mattress manufacturers are fairly small, community-based operations. Of the approximately 825 mattress factories across the United States, most are still owned and operated by the founding families.

Design

Today, most mattresses are manufactured according to standard sizes. This standardization was initiated by the industry to resolve any dimensional discrepancies that might occur between companies that manufacture beds and companies that make mattresses. The sizes include the twin bed, 39 inches wide and 74 inches long; the double bed, 54 inches wide and 74 inches long; the queen bed, 60 inches wide and 80 inches long; and the king bed, 78 inches wide and 80 inches long.

The "core" of a typical mattress is the innerspring unit, a series of wire coils that are attached to one another with additional wire. The upholstery layers are affixed to the innerspring: the first, called theinsulator,is fitted directly onto the innerspring and prevents the next layer, thecushioning,from molding to the coils. While the insulator is fairly standard, the number of cushioning layers can vary widely in number, ranging from two to eight layers and from 1/4 inch to 2 inches (.63 to 5 centimeters) in thickness. Moving outward, the next component is theflanges,connecting panels that are attached to the mattress’s quilted cover with large, round staples calledhogs rings.The top, bottom, and side panels of the mattress are stitched together with border tape.

While a wide variety of springs are designed to accommodate special needs and situations, the four most commonly used coils are theBonnell,theOffset,theContinuous,and thePocket System.The Bonnell springs are hourglass-shaped and knotted at both ends. The Offset design is similarly hourglass-shaped, but its top and bottom are flattened to facilitate a hinging action between the coils. The Continuous innerspring consists of one extremely long strand of steel wire configured into S-shaped units. Finally, in the Pocket System, each coil is encased in a fabric casing that also connects it to neighboring coil-casing units.

A typical mattress contains between 250 and 1,000 coil springs, and mattresses that use fewer coils normally require a heavier gauge of wire. It is not uncommon for an innerspring unit to require as much as 2,000 linear feet (610 meters) of steel wire. The individual coils can be joined in several ways. One common method is to use helicals—corkscrew-shaped wires that run along the top and bottom of the springs, lacing the coils together. Rigid border wires are sometimes attached around the perimeters to stabilize the unit.

Most manufacturers also produce foundation mattresses or boxsprings that lie directly beneath the mattress, resting on the frame of the bed. One of the most common types of box spring foundations uses a spiked coil configuration, in which the springs are narrow at the bottom but spiral to a wider diameter at the top. While a spring system provides the most common type of boxspring support, torsion bars are also sometimes used. Other foundation mattresses contain no springs at all but consist of a built-up wooden frame.

Raw Materials

Mattresses are presently made of many materials, both natural and synthetic. The innerspring, helical, and boxspring components are made from wire; the boxspring wire is usually of a heavier gauge than that used in the innerspring. The insulator consists of semi-rigid netting or wire mesh, and the cushioning layers can comprise a number of different materials including natural fiber, polyurethane foam, and polyester. The flanges are made of fabric, and the hogs rings of metal. Top, bottom, and side panels consist of a durable fabric cover quilted over a backing of foam or fiber, and the binding

The Manufacturing
Process

Building mattress layers

  • 1 Most mattress manufacturers subcontract the production of the innerspring unit to an outside firm that specializes in making springs. Once the completed spring unit is received and inspected, the workers manually apply the insulator. Next, they apply the cushioning layers that will determine the feel and comfort of the final product.
  • 2 While the mattress is being "built up" in one part of the plant, the decorative cover that will serve as the exterior for the top, bottom and sides is being made in another part. Usually this cover is made on a giant quilting machine, which controls a multitude of needles that stitch the cover to a layer of backing material. The stitching chosen serves both useful and ornamental purposes, as it must prevent the mattress cover from slipping or creeping over the layers of cushioning in addition to creating a visually pleasing exterior.
  • 3 Once the fabric is quilted, it is cut into panels that will fit the top and bottom of the mattress. The side panels are often cut from this same composite or made separately on a border machine. If side handles or vents are to be added, they are attached to the side panels before these are applied to the mattress.

Attaching the flanges

  • 4 Specially modified sewing machines are used to attach the flanges to the top and bottom panels, and the hogs rings are stapled to the flanges. Everything is now ready for the closing operation, during which the hogs rings will be secured to the innerspring unit.

Completing the mattress

  • 5 The closing operation is of one of the most highly skilled and critical procedures in the entire process. It is done with a movable sewing head that is mounted on a track. Tape edge operators manually feed the top, bottom, and side panels and a heavy duty binding tape into the sewing machine as it moves around the mattress. As this combination of materials is fed into the machine, the operators uses their skill to feed the proper amount of each material into the machine to produce a professionally tailored product.
  • 6 Some of the highest quality mattresses may also feature a pillowtop, a panel filled with soft upholstery and attached to the top and bottom panels of the mattress for a more luxurious feel and appearance. Prequilted, the pillowtop is then taped to the mattress.

Boxsprings

  • 7 If the desired boxspring has a spiked coil design, it is made by stapling the bottom of each coil to a flat wooden frame. A wire grid is then placed on top of the springs and, once aligned, manually locked to them. A thin layer of upholstery is applied to the top. If the desired boxspring contains no springs,

Inspection, labeling, and packing

  • 8 Once the units are complete, they are inspected for quality. If every thing is in order, they are labeled with the content and the contingent "do not remove" tag, required by law to ensure the consumer that the contents are properly represented in the labeling. The finished product is then transported to the packing area. Here it is inserted by hand or by automated machinery into protective plastic or paper covers. Additional information about the warranty, safety, and care of the product is also included in the packaging.

Quality Control

During the manufacturing phase most quality control procedures are carried out by sight. The majority of manufacturers implement inspections at critical points in the production process: after receiving the innerspring, before the closing, and before packing.

Fire is a very real danger with all conventional mattresses, and the industry and the federal government have long sought ways to limit that danger. Since 1973, manufacturers selling in the United States have been required by law to make mattresses that resist ignition by cigarettes. In 1987, the industry voluntarily began to include tags on mattresses that warn consumers of potential fire hazards.

The Future

In recent years a great deal of research has been done on the relationship between effective sleep and the sleeping environment. Since comfort and sleep are to a great extent subjective, it is often difficult to quantify the results of such studies. However, many of the larger companies continue to spend a considerable amount of money on research, especially on the design of the innerspring. In these studies quality and comfort are key considerations.

While traditional innerspring construction continues to account for the lion’s share of the mattresses produced in this country, both the water bed and the air mattress are gaining in popularity. While these unique designs require many different skills and production technologies, the growing demand for them over the last 20 years indicates a significant new trend.

Where To Learn More

Associations

American Innerspring Manufacturers, 1918 North Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee, 38112.

International Sleep Products Association, 333 Commerce St., Alexandria, Virginia, 22314.

Kingsdown Mattress Review

The Bottom Line.

  • Kingdown offers luxury hybrids made with memory foam and latex comfort layers, dense pocketed coils, and natural silk and wool covers.
  • Available through a wide range of third-party retailers.
  • Other Kingsdown options include airbeds equipped with sleep-tracking technology, and flippable memory foam and innerspring mattresses.

Kingsdown mattresses are only available in stores.

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General Overview

  • Kingsdown offers five different mattress types spanning 10 collections to accommodate a wide range of sleepers.
  • Kingsdown mattresses are available nationwide from a large selection of online and brick-and-mortar retailers.
  • Signature bedMatch technology generates a sleeper data profile for every customer that tests out a Kingsdown mattress, which can be handy for pinpointing individual preferences like firmness, height, and comfort layer composition.
  • Very little information is available for Kingsdown in terms of composition, specifications, available sizes, and other details. This may make it difficult for shoppers to research different products.
  • Based on our retailer research, the average Queen-size Kingsdown mattress (any collection) has a starting price-point of $1,300 to $1,600. This is above-average compared to the typical price-points of most mattress types.

Quick Summary

Kingsdown offers innerspring, memory foam, latex, hybrid, and airbed mattresses. The company’s website currently lists the following 10 mattress collections:

Crown Imperial

A hybrid mattress collection. The comfort layer is constructed with layers of gel memory foam, polyfoam, and microcoils, and the support core features pocketed coils encased in high-density polyfoam. These mattresses come with a damask cover woven from a blend of silk and wool.

Diamond Royale

This collection features flippable innerspring mattresses. On both sides of the mattress, the comfort layers are designed with layers of latex, cotton, high-loft wool, cashmere, and rayon. A single pocketed coil support core occupies the center.

Downton Abbey Innerspring

The Downton Abbey ollection includes mattresses with different compositions; depending on the selected model, these mattresses may feature gel memory foam, standard memory foam, latex, polyfoam, and/or silk and wool fibers in the comfort system. The support cores are constructed with pocketed coils encased in high-density polyfoam, and the cover is woven from a blend of wool and silk.

Passions Innerspring

The Passions collection are designed with layers of gel memory foam, latex, and polyfoam in the comfort system. The pocketed coil support core is encased in high-density polyfoam, and the quilted cover is infused with gel fibers.

Sleep to Live

This collection may be constructed in one of two ways:

  • The Back Smart mattress is an innerspring model with layers of latex, foam coils, polyfoam, and gel memory foam in the comfort system. The support core is constructed with pocketed coils encased in high-density polyfoam, and the quilted cover is infused with gel foam.
  • The Comfort Smart mattress features a comfort layer with gel memory foam, microcoil, and polyfoam layers. The support core is made of polyfoam.
BodyPerfect

The BodyPerfect mattress is an airbed featuring 21 air chambers on each side. Layers of memory foam, polyfoam, and latex make up the comfort layer, and the pocketed coil innerspring system is encased in high-density polyfoam. The mattress comes with a tablet device used to control mattress settings and perform other functions, such as setting alarms, make adjustments based on bodily pain, and generate sleep activity reports.

Sleep Smart

This mattress also features an intelligent airbed design with three air chambers (termed ‘support zones’) and a pocketed coil support core encased in high-density polyfoam. The mattress is controlled using the IntelliMax mobile app, which adjusts various settings in the bed, including airflow and upright positioning.

Sleep Haven

The Sleep Haven collection features latex mattresses with multiple latex layers in the comfort system. The support core is constructed with high-density polyfoam with a foam encasement.

Vintage

The Vintage collection features hybrid mattresses with layers of latex, latex microcoils, and cotton in the comfort layer. The support core is designed with pocketed coils encased in high-density polyfoam, and the damask cover is woven from a wool-silk blend and infused with gel foam.

My Side

This collection are designed with different firmness levels on each side of the top sleep surface to accommodate partners with varying preferences. These models feature gel memory foam comfort layers and pocketed coil support cores encased in high-density polyfoam.

The Kingsdown line of mattresses are available through select retailers only.

If you’d rather shop online, read our recommendations and top picks.

Full Sleep Rating

At this time, we have not received enough customer reviews on Kingsdown mattresses to calculate accurate sleep ratings for categories like durability, motion isolation, and temperature neutrality. We will update this section as soon as possible.

What Type of Sleeper is Best Suited to a Kingsdown Mattress?

At this time, Tuck.com has not received enough customer feedback to accurately evaluate Kingsdown mattresses based on sleep position and sleeper weight. We will update this section as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please note that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress. For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

The following table lists our average grades for innerspring, memory foam, latex, hybrid, and airbed mattresses based on different sleeper positions and weights.

Mattress TypeSleep PositionLightweight Sleeper Rating (Less than 130 lbs)Average Weight Sleeper Rating (130 to 230 lbs)Heavyweight Sleeper Rating (More than 230 lbs)
InnerspringSideFairGoodFair
BackGoodGoodFair
StomachFairFairPoor
Memory FoamSideGoodVery GoodFair
BackVery GoodVery GoodGood
StomachGoodFairFair
LatexSideFairVery GoodGood
BackVery GoodFairGood
StomachFairVery GoodGood
HybridSideGoodGoodGood
BackVery GoodVery GoodGood
StomachGoodFairFair
AirbedSideGoodGoodFair
BackVery GoodVery GoodGood
StomachGoodGoodFair

Compare Mattresses

The Kingsdown line of mattresses are available through select retailers throughout the United States. If you are looking to purchase a mattress online today, Tuck recommends researching some of our favorite offerings that are similar in construction to Kingsdown mattresses.

Take a look below at the comparable mattresses we recommend.

Avocado Green

Allswell Luxe Hybrid

Nectar Mattress

Helix Sunset

MATTRESS TYPEHybridHybridFoamHybridPRICE RANGE$1399-$1799$645$799$899FIRMNESS OPTION5,6.56.56.53.5AVAILABILITYonlineonlineonline, in-storeonlineSLEEP TRIAL365 nights100 nights365 nights100 nightsWARRANTY LENGTH25 Year, Limited10 yearsLimited Lifetime10 Year, Limited

Mattress Technical Details

What You Need to Know About Kingsdown Mattresses

Sizing and Pricing

Because Kingsdown mattresses are sold exclusively through third-party retailers, the company does not provide any pricing details about any of their current models. We researched prices at several authorized Kingsdown retailers; our findings indicate that the majority of these mattresses start at $1,300 to $1,700 for a Queen-size model.

The maximum price for a Kingsdown Queen-size mattress is roughly $2,000 to $2,500. For more detailed pricing information, customers should contact their nearest Kingsdown retailer.

We have identified seven sizes that are available for select Kingsdown mattresses: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, and California King; however, the specific sizes and heights for different collections are unavailable at this time.

For more information about pricing and sizing of specific mattress models, please contact an authorized retailer for Kingsdown products; the Kingsdown site features a ‘Find a Retailer‘ tool that enables web users to pinpoint the nearest seller using their zip code.

Construction and Firmness

Detailed product specifications for Kingsdown mattresses are mostly unavailable. The table below features a partial breakdown of all 10 Kingsdown mattress collections; all coil counts refer to Queen-size model.

Please note that Kingsdown does not disclose the height, comfort layer measurements, foam density, precise cover composition, or firmness rating for any mattresses in their current lineup.

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Mattress CollectionMattress TypeSupport Core ComponentsComfort Layer ComponentsFiber ContentCover Components
Crown ImperialHybrid8″ Pocketed Coils (744 Coil Count)Memory Foam
Gel Memory Foam
Microcoils (972-1,887 Coil Count)
NoneSilk and Wool Blend
Diamond RoyaleInnerspring (Flippable)8″ Pocketed CoilsLatexJoma Wool
Merino Wool
Cashmere
Rayon
Cotton
N/A
Downton AbbeyInnerspring8″ to 9″ Pocketed CoilsGel Memory Foam
Latex
NoneSilk and Wool Blend
PassionsInnerspring7″ to 10″ Pocketed Coils (744 to 1,791 Coil Count)Memory Foam
Polyfoam
Latex
NoneQuilted Fabric Infused with Gel Fibers
Sleep to Live (Back Smart)Innerspring9″ Pocketed Coils (744 Coil Count)Memory Foam
Polyfoam
Latex
Foam Coils
NoneQuilted Fabric Infused with Gel Fibers
Sleep to Live (Comfort Smart)Memory FoamPolyfoamGel Memory Foam
Polyfoam
Microcoils
NoneN/A
BodyPerfectAirbed3 1/2″ Pocketed Coils (744 Coil Count)
Air Chambers
Memory Foam
Polyfoam
Latex
NoneN/A
Sleep SmartAirbed3 1/2″ Pocketed Coils (744 Coil Count)
Air Chambers
Memory Foam
Polyfoam
NoneN/A
Sleep HavenLatexPolyfoamLatexNoneQuilted Fabric Infused with Gel Fibers
VintageHybrid8″ to 9″ Pocketed Coils (744 to 1,330 Coil Count)Latex
Latex Microcoils
Polyfoam
Cotton
Silk
Wool
Cashmere
Silk and Wool Blend Infused with Gel Fibers
My SideMemory FoamPocketed CoilsMemory FoamN/AN/A

Availability

Kingsdown mattresses are available at select brick-and-mortar retail locations across the country. Authorized retailers for Kingsdown include Macy’s, Mattress Gallery, Wells Home Furnishings, and Sit N Sleep.

Mattresses in the Passions collection are currently available on Amazon.com. Kingsdown also operates a brick-and-mortar showroom in High Point, North Carolina.

Sleep Trial Depends on the retailer

Shipping Through third-party retailer

Warranty 10 year, limited (except My Side mattress)

Made In USA

What is the Delivery Policy?

Mattresses from Kingsdown are exclusively available for purchase through authorized third-party retailers at brick-and-mortar locations. Customers should defer to the delivery policy of the retailer where they purchase or plan to purchase their mattress.

Old Mattress Removal?

Kingsdown does not offer old mattress removal services. Customers should inquire about old mattress removal from the retailer where they purchase their Kingsdown mattress model.

Trial Period and Guarantee

Kingsdown mattresses are exclusively available through third-party retailers. For this reason, customers should defer to the sleep trial and return policy of the brick-and-mortar location where they purchase their mattress.

Warranty Details

Kingsdown offers a 10-year limited warranty on all mattresses in their current lineup with the exception of the My Side mattress; warranty information for this model is currently unavailable.

  1. Warranty coverage begins on the original date of purchase, and will be nonprorated for the duration of the warranty. During the coverage period, Kingsdown will, at their sole discretion, repair or replace all mattresses that are deemed defective.
  2. In the event of an irreparable mattress defect, Kingsdown will replace the original model with a comparable substitute. Replacing the mattress will not extend the warranty, nor result in the creation of a new warranty. Owners will be responsible for all shipping and handling costs associated with replacing their mattress.
  3. Warranty coverage is contingent on proper foundational support. Per Kingsdown: “Proper support [is defined as] the use of a frame or platform which includes appropriate center support with a center leg resting firmly on the floor. An acceptable alternative would be five rigid cross support slats with a center leg, centered left and right and head to foot, resting firmly on the floor; or a solid platform surface with a rigid center. An improper support frame and lack of center support will void your product warranty”.
  4. The Kingsdown warranty will cover the following product defects:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper that do not result from owner misuse or improper foundational support.
    • Manufacturing defects related to the cover, including cracked or broken zippers.
    • Squeaking or rattling coils, or metal components that protrude from the sides of the mattress.
    • The warranty will not cover the following:
      • Normal increases in foam or latex softness that do not affect the material’s pressure-relieving abilities, or sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper. These issues are considered normal wear and tear.
      • Repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
      • Cuts, tears, burns, stains, and other types of physical damage that directly result from owner misuse, improper cleaning, and/or inadequate foundational support.
      • Warranty coverage is exclusively extended to original owners who purchase their mattress directly Kingsdown or an authorized retailer. Anyone who buys or acquires their mattress from the original owner or an unauthorized retailer will do so ‘as is’, and will not be eligible for warranty protection.

      Company Information

      Customer Service

      Customer service experiences with Kingsdown vary due to third-party retailers. We recommend researching the background and reputation of mattress sellers in your area before making a final purchase.

      Craftsmanship has been the hallmark of Kingsdown mattresses for over a century, but what truly sets us apart is our devotion to decades of sleep research which has led us to a deeper understanding of the impact mattresses have on sleep quality. Our research informs our design and ensures that every exquisite Kingsdown mattress is meticulously crafted to deliver the life-changing benefits of healthy sleep so you get the kind of sleep that nourishes your body, renews your spirit and fills you with a newfound vitality when you awaken.

      Helping people sleep better is why we do what we do, and it’s why we’ve consistently held ourselves to higher standards than other mattress manufacturers.

      The Kingsdown Difference

      Only Kingsdown mattresses are designed to deliver scientifically-calculated personalized support for healthy, holistic sleep.

      We never scrimp on quality. Every square inch of our mattresses are made with superior materials, not just the parts you can see and touch.

      Every mattress we make is meticulously handcrafted by master artisans, so you know your Kingsdown mattress is crafted with care.

      We are the only mattress manufacturer that tests every single mattress for support accuracy so you can be sure the mattress you’re sleeping on will deliver the proper ergonomic support your body needs.

      A Legacy of Quality

      Kingsdown, makers of fine handcrafted mattresses, was founded in 1904 as The Mebane Bedding Company in Mebane, N.C. by W.W. Corbett and A.N. Scott. More than a century later, we have expanded our manufacturing and distribution footprint in the U.S. and around the world but our commitment to handcrafted quality has never wavered.

      Kingsdown, Inc. is proud to be a Better Business Bureau® Accredited Business with anA+ rating.

      A Global Presence

      Kingsdown, Inc. is headquartered in Mebane, North Carolina. Research and development, training and distribution, and manufacturing are also located in Mebane, with additional manufacturing locations in California, Florida, Texas, and Virginia.

      In addition to American export product, Kingsdown is proud to have a network of multi-branded license partners around the world who are dedicated to expanding "sleep, made smarter" on a global scale. Each partner is dedicated to ensuring the same stringent U.S. Kingsdown quality standards are maintained in every mattress that is produced and sold within their respective countries.

      Our proud Kingsdown brand license partners

      • Brazil: Euro Colchões
      • China: Roth International
      • South Korea: iOBED

      Our proud My Side brand license partners

      • China: Airland
      • South Korea: iOBED
      • Taiwan: France Bed
      • UAE: Symbol

      News & Press

      Kingsdown Enters Boxed-Bed Category at Las Vegas Market | Provides Retailers with a Luxury Boxed Bed

      January 26, 2020

      As sales continue to grow within the boxed-bed category, luxury bedding brand Kingsdown has created a roll-pack mattress that will provide its retail partners a competitive edge with a premium branded offering in the category. The boxed mattress was developed to enable retailers to market Kingsdown’s luxury brand in the .

      Kingsdown Extends Reach into Bedding Accessories with Launch of Branded Pillow Line

      January 26, 2020

      Extending its reach into the bedding accessories space for the first time, luxury bedding brand Kingsdown will launch a branded pillow line at the upcoming Las Vegas Market. The new pillows, which will be available in queen and king sizes, feature a “pillow-in-a-pillow” design that allows the consumer to remove .

      Kingsdown Expands Successful "Prime Collection" with Two Hybrid Mattresses

      October 18, 2019

      Building on its continued success with hybrid mattresses, Top 15 mattress producer Kingsdown is adding two models to its popular Prime Collection, which focuses on hybrids at price points under $1,000 in queen. Beds in the collection feature gel-infused memory foam in the lumbar support zone for additional support. The .

      Kingsdown Mattress Reviews

      Jake Comfort | Updated: March 3, 2020

      Many Kingsdown mattresses are made of conforming materials, feature a high coil count for support, and have advanced features. Kingsdown helps customers find the perfect mattress by providing a diagnostic tool on their website and at select retailers. This tool is designed to recommend the best mattress based on a person’s unique profile. Kingsdown is a well-established company, having been founded over 100 years ago. The company is headquartered in Mebane, North Carolina. Here’s a look at the features and quality of mattresses sold at Kingsdown:

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      Kingsdown Mattresses at a Glance

      Offers Great Support

      Kingsdown mattresses offer great support due to their high coil count. Higher coil counts are generally associated with more supportive and comfortable mattresses. Most Kingsdown models have an average to above average coil count.

      The Mattresses May Sag After 3 Years of Ownership

      As is common in innerspring mattresses, Kingsdown mattresses may sag or develop body impressions after three years of ownership. According to consumer experiences analyzed by Sleep Like the Dead, 20% of Kingsdown mattress owners reported sagging within three years of ownership. They sell a few foam-based mattresses that don’t suffer from the same sagging issues as innerspring mattresses.

      Lower Ownership Satisfaction Ratings

      One of the downsides to Kingsdown mattresses is they have an overall ownership satisfaction rating of 64% based on reviews analyzed by Sleep Like the Dead. For comparison, all innerspring mattresses have a customer satisfaction rating of 63% and all mattresses have a 72% customer satisfaction rating.

      Wide Price Range

      Kingsdown mattresses have a wide price range of $400-$4,000, which is great because you can find a cheaper mattress if you’re on a smaller budget. The price depends on size and whether or not the mattress comes with a foundation. An average queen size Kingsdown mattress costs $2,000.

      Excellent When New

      Many customers report that their mattresses are comfortable upon first buying them. It’s after about three years that they state they’re no longer comfortable, and in some instances, the sagging causes back pain.

      Good in Conforming

      In general, people find conforming mattresses to be more comfortable than those that don’t conform. A conforming mattress molds to an individual’s body, allowing a pressure-point-free and cradling sensation. Kingsdown models with two inches or more of memory foam or latex usually rank above average in conforming.

      Options in Firmness

      Most Kingsdown models consist of firm and soft firmness. Customers have reported that there are limited middle firmness options. This is good news for you if you prefer either firm or soft mattresses.

      Some Models Offer Motion Isolation

      Motion isolation is important if you or your partner is easily woken up from the other moving in bed. Kingdown has a selection of mattresses that provide motion isolation. To find the motion isolation mattresses, look for models with individually wrapped coils. Mattresses with open coils aren’t good at motion isolation.

      Few Cases of Off Gassing

      Off gassing is a chemical-like smell that some new mattresses emit. Most Kingsdown mattresses don’t off gas. Only 6% of customers, according to Sleep Like the Dead, reported that their Kingsdown mattress off gassed.

      Must Be Flipped or Rotated

      Kingsdown mattresses usually need to be flipped or rotated at least once per year to slow down the sagging process. Some models are flippable, whereas others can only be rotated. make sure you know whether or not the mattress has a two-sided design that can be flipped before you buy. Kingsdown models with a no-flip design should be rotated 1-3 times per year.

      Kingsdown Mattress Construction

      Kingsdown has lots of different mattress options available. We’ll break down some of their most popular lines and explain the materials and construction techniques that go into each mattress. Additionally, we’ll explain how these different materials and construction methods are intended to provide a good night’s sleep.

      One that that’s true across all of the mattresses that Kingsdown produces is that they’re all made with top-quality materials. These materials are specially sourced, and they are chosen to optimize the core elements of what makes a good mattress. That means that they’re selected based on their ability to provide a soft, comfortable sleeping surface, while at the same time ensuring that the mattress has good airflow and heat dissipation abilities.

      It’s also important to note that we’ll be reviewing collections of Kingsdown mattresses. Each collection has lots of choices, so you’ll have plenty of options to get the mattress you want at the price of your dreams.

      Bodyperfect Collection

      The Bodyperfect collection is a great option for people that need the most support possible from their mattress. That’s because the beds in this collection use a proactive customized support system. The mattress makes adjustments to help ensure you have the correct alignment and posture support while providing relief from pressure points that can keep you up at night and/or cause aches and pains in the morning.

      The way this mattress works is by using a series of interconnected air chambers that are constantly monitored according to programing you set. There are 21 independent air chambers on each side of the mattress. Moreover, each size includes sensors to help to bed inflate or deflate different air chambers depending on how you’re sleeping.

      Another benefit of this system is that it has excellent edge support in the form of a high-density foam. This provides an edge-to-edge sleeping experience, meaning that you’ll get to enjoy more of the surface of your bed while you sleep. Enhanced edge support also helps couples looking to spice things up during adult fun time.

      Couples can also benefit from this mattress because each person gets customizable support zones and alarms. You can control the support you get from the bed from a Bluetooth connection on your smartphone. You can also use the FREE Android tablet to control the support you get from this mattress. That’s right, you get a free tablet to help control the bed when you purchase a Bodyperfect mattress by Kingsdown. Kingsdown has a special app that connects to your bed and allows you to adjust it in any way you see fit.

      Finally, this collection is compatible with adjustable bases. That makes it a great option for people that need an adjustable bed to help them get up in the morning, as well as those that just like the flexibility that an adjustable bed provides, whether it’s for reading, watching TV, or just for your own personal preferences.

      Prime Collection

      Kingsdown’s Prime collection consists of beds that are made in a hybrid style. That is, they have a combination of innerspring systems and specialized foams to provide a unique sleeping experience.

      The coils that you get from Kingsdown’s Prime collection are individually wrapped. That means they minimize the motion transfer you get from your partner. It also opens up lots of air channels in the bed. This helps keep the mattress cool while you sleep and also helps wick away moisture. The innerspring system that Kingsdown uses provides solid levels of zoned-support. That means you’re less likely to have issues with pressure points and are more likely to wake up feeling refreshed and rested.

      The memory foam used in the construction of the Prime collection is a special gel-infused foam. The gel infusion creates air channels within the foam. As a result, it will sleep much more cool than other foam mattresses. Additionally, the way the gel-infused foam works provides good support at the most vital areas. That’s because this foam does a good job of providing more pushback the more it’s compressed. That means you can get support for your knees and hips without losing the softness or comfort that people expect from a modern memory foam mattress.

      The foam used in the Prime collection is arranged in a multi-level support system. This support system is enhanced by the use of micro-coils to help give you the best forms of body-contouring memory foam without creating a sinking or trapped feeling that some people get from other foam mattresses. Additionally, the microcoil system further enhances the support that you get from the mattress.

      Finally, the Prime collection benefits from perimeter coils. These coils are reinforced to provide the most possible edge support. The result is more surface area for sleeping on. Additionally, many people like to sleep against the edge of the bed. This unique edge support system lets you do that without feeling like you’re going to tumble out in the middle of the night.

      Vintage Collection

      The Vintage collection is the Kingsdown mattress that you want if natural materials are important or essential to you. The mattress is made from a combination of soft cotton, Joma wool, genuine horsehair, Alpaca wool, and natural latex foam.

      Beds in the Vintage collection are made with a hybrid design. That means they have layers of latex and fabric on top of an innerspring system.

      The innerspring system you get in the Vintage collection is very different than old-school innerspring systems. Each coil is individually wrapped to prevent motion transfer. Moreover, the coils exist in three specialized zones to give you extra support for your lumbar. As a result, your back will feel better and you’re less likely to have aches and pains when you wake up in the morning.

      The latex foam used in the Vintage collection is also very special. This foam is designed especially to help with pressure relief. Unlike many other latex mattresses, the Vintage uses a special type of Airflow technology. This helps keep the surface of the bed cool and dry while ensuring that you still get a soft, comfortable sleeping surface.

      Finally, the cover on the Vintage collection is also innovative. It’s made with tufted damask silk and interwoven with specially selected wool fibers. These wool fibers help the cover breath easily. As a result, you get more airflow and thus a cooler night’s sleep. Another unique feature you get with the cover of the Vintage from Kingsdown is that it has gel fibers and a cushioning layer. This adds pressure relief and comfort and takes the cooling abilities of the mattress to the next level.

      Pros and Cons of Kingsdown Mattresses

      It’s important to keep in mind that Kingsdown makes and sells a lot of different mattresses. That means that some mattresses may or may not have all of the pros or cons listed below. Additionally, with so many mattresses sold, it’s essential that you don’t let single bad experiences prevent you from considering these mattresses.

      After all, even the best mattresses in the world have people that just don’t like them. Additionally, even the best mattress makers sometimes have an issue with a specific mattress they’ve made. What’s important is how well customer service responds to these various issues. That’s why we recommend checking out customer service reviews for Kingsdown when making your choice.

      There are quite a few pros when it comes to Kingsdown mattresses. The company does a good job of focusing on the core elements of what makes a goodnight’s sleep, no matter what mattress collection you choose.

      • Made of luxurious, conforming materials
      • High coil count
      • Wide price range
      • Few instances of off gassing
      • Some models feature motion isolation

      Unfortunately, nothing’s perfect. There are a few issues that people have reported with Kingsdown mattresses. Keep in mind that Kingsdown makes a lot of different mattresses, so these issues may or may not be relevant to the mattress you’re considering. That’s why we recommend checking out reviews for the specific Kingsdown mattress you’re considering to get a more complete picture of what you can expect from that particular mattress.

      That being said, some of the more commonly cited cons of a Kingsdown mattress includes:

      • Some models are expensive
      • Might sag after three years of ownership
      • Some models are heavy
      • 64% overall ownership satisfaction rating

      Should I Buy a Kingsdown Mattress?

      Given that Kingsdown mattresses are something of a mixed bag, it’s time to answer the all-important question: Should you buy a Kingsdown mattress?

      It’s important to carefully weigh the pros and cons of any mattress before you make a purchase. The question of whether or not you should buy a Kingsdown mattress largely comes down to how much you’re looking to pay for your next mattress.

      If you’re looking to get a reasonable mattress at a reasonable price, then a Kingsdown mattress is a good option. Kingsdown mattresses are also good options for those in need of a bed for a guest room or college students in their first apartment.

      However, if you’re looking to spend a bit more on your mattress, then you might want to look elsewhere. Kingsdown certainly has mattresses available at a higher price point, but these mattresses don’t compete as well with their products that are a bit cheaper.

      Kingsdown mattresses are comfortable to own, as long as you remember to rotate them 1-3 times per year to minimize sagging. They are made of luxurious, conforming materials and have a high coil count that makes them comfortable and supportive. Some models provide motion isolation, an ideal feature for couples.

      Alternatives to Kingsdown

      Kingsdown has a lot to offer sleepers. But we want to make sure you find the perfect mattress. That’s why we think you should consider these alternatives to Kingsdown. Each of these options provides most or all of what you get with a Kingsdown mattress, while also sporting some additional benefits.

      Puffy Mattress

      Puffy is a great alternative to the mattress options at Kingsdown. This mattress is designed to work with side, back, and stomach sleepers and ships for free right to your door.

      Puffy is also awesome because it can be placed on any surface. As a result, you can use it with an adjustable frame, salts, or even the floor. That means you can have more control over the look and style of your bedroom. It also saves money by allowing you to use the bedframe you already have.

      Finally, Puffy offers a 101-night sleep trial. Give it a go and if you don’t like it you can return it free of charge. That’s an option you don’t get with most mattresses.

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      Kingsdown mattresses are exquisitely handcrafted and scientifically designed to deliver a personalized sleep experience for healthy, life-changing sleep.

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      • Innerspring Features a steel coil support system, some with a single unit of connected coils and others with individually wrapped pocketed coils.
      • Intelligent Uses air, active air or pro-active air technology to deliver support – "air" cannot be adjusted; "active air" can be manually adjusted using provided controls; and "pro-active air" intuitively adjusts to provide ideal support while you sleep.
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      • Airflow Technology Kingsdown Airflow Technology promotes air circulation for extraordinary breathability so you can enjoy more refreshing sleep.
      • Gel Gel infused foams and fibers provide pressure relief while dissipating heat, to promote cooler, more refreshing sleep.
      • High Coil Count Kingsdown mattresses feature industry leading coil counts, including mattresses with up to 8,000 coils that work together to deliver individualized comfort and lasting support while reducing motion transfer.
      • Ideal Temperature Kingsdown combines Gel Infused Foam, Gel Fiber and performance fabric to maintain an ideal temperature throughout the night.
      • Natural Materials Superior materials like natural American wool, organic cotton, silk and cashmere combined with expert craftsmanship to provide naturally luxurious sleep.
      • Personalized Support BODY SCIENCE™ technology is a personalized support system built right into the mattress. It works exclusively with Kingsdown sleep diagnositcs systems to deliver optimal ergonomic support for every body type and sleep style.
      • Smart Technology Pro-Active or user-customized air chamber support actively provides ideal support and pressure relief while you sleep.
      Or browse mattresses by collection:
      • BodyPerfect BodyPerfect® is the first, and only, mattress that stays actively "awake" while you sleep, continually making adjustments to maintain correct alignment and provide ideal support and pressure relief that’s personalized for you.
      • Passions Kingsdown Passions mattress collection is the realization of our passion for delivering smarter sleep in a gel mattress collection that makes smarter sleep available for everyone.
      • Prime The Kingsdown Prime Collection delivers the latest comfort innovations at an exceptional value. From its cooling gel fibers to its multilevel coil system with targeted lumbar support, each premium mattress provides the pressure relief and personalized support that your body needs for deeper, more restful sleep.
      • Sleep Smart Air Introducing Sleep Smart® Air by Kingsdown, the first mattress with IntelliMax™ technology, a system of brilliant features that work together to provide consistently smarter sleep. These unique features allow you to enjoy personalized support that’s adjustable, so your mattress can change as your needs change.
      • Sleep to Live Sleep to Live mattresses are made specifically to work with our revolutionary bedMATCH™ diagnostic system to provide scientifically recommended postural support, meeting your specific support needs.
      • Vintage Innovatively designed for exceptional sleep, the Vintage Collection ® is classically styled and exquisitely handcrafted using the finest natural materials and generations of craftsmanship mastery.
      • My Side My Side combines state-of-the-art materials with the latest scientific findings to deliver proper postural support and pressure relief so you and your sleep partner can stay in one position longer for a deeper night’s sleep.
      • ZedBed Zedbed was the first North American mattress manufacturer to make its own high-density, soy-based memory foam. Along with mattresses and pillows made with exclusive foams, ZedBed offers a full line of sleep products, including adjustable beds, foundations, and headboards.

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