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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20

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23 Jun 2013 18:11 #1 by Phoenix
There are numerous mentions throughout this website to "major" mattress...

Updated February 9th, 2019

Throughout this website, it is often mentioned to avoid "major" mattress manufacturers. This is primarily due to a clear lack of transparency about the quality and specifications of the materials used in their mattresses vs. smaller independent manufacturers that make similar mattresses with the same or better quality, are transparent about their materials and designs and often times sell for better prices. This article will give you a better idea of who the largest 20 manufacturers are, which manufacturers to avoid, and some who are possibilities in terms of their transparency, quality, and relative value.

The list, which presents estimates developed by Furniture Today through a review of materials sent to the publication and a survey of bedding producers and suppliers.

It is very important to note that through merger/acquisition consolidation, Serta Simmons Holdings LLC owns Serta and Simmons; similarly Tempur-Sealy International, Inc. owns Sealy and Tempur-Pedic. These two mega-corporations represent 65.6% of mattress sales for the entire industry. Furniture Today’s top 20 companies represent 90.8% of all bedding sales in 2017.

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The “Other producers (9.1%)” consists of hundreds of smaller manufacturers, most of who lack a massive advertising budget, and sometimes are only available locally or regionally.

One of the goals of this website is to help consumers identify and find the manufacturers who are open and transparent about the materials in their mattresses and are focused on making and selling higher quality and value mattresses.


THE TOP 20 MATTRESS MANUFACTURERS: 

Beyond these top 20 manufacturers, there are hundreds of smaller local or regional manufacturers or in some cases national online brands, which are well worth considering if they are fully transparent about the materials they use in their mattresses. Many of these independent manufacturers provide better quality and value for consumers.

Most importantly, knowing the specific details of the materials and components in a mattress and making "mattress to mattress" comparisons is the only way to make meaningful comparisons. Blind purchases in which you know little to nothing about what’s inside the mattress should always be avoided regardless of which manufacturer makes the mattress.

Spending your valuable time with more transparent manufacturers, or with retailers who will provide you, the needed information will save you a great deal of time and frustration. Transparent bedding companies are more deserving of your time and effort because they are saying, Consumers deserve to know what they are buying".

Based on the Furniture Todaypublication of June 11, 2018, below is a list of the top 20 mattress manufacturers in the bedding industry in the year 2017. A brief description of each one and a note on the product range as categorized by common industry nomenclature is summarized and accessible by clicking the information icon for each of the manufacturers in the table below.

Additionally, at TMU we came up with the “TMU Assessment Criteria” to give our consumer members better guidance and information about what one may encounter and experience with the Top 20 manufacturers. These assessments are based on our years of experience writing about the mattress industry as well as the input from our many advisors and contacts within the mattress industry.

TMU Assessment Criteria  Code  Definition & Terminology     
Specification Transparency S - T Provides detailed information re. the composition of the components used in its products. (Examples - Density/ILD of Foams, Quantity of coils, Component Thickness)
Component/Quality Control System C/Q CS Mattress product consistency from internal Quality Control Systems & Quality of Components used vs. warranty
Price/Value P/V Consumer Price relative to component cost vs. comparable products available
Legend
green button  Good    yellow button  Caution  red button  Poor   
COMPANYMillions Sales in 2017Info S - T C/Q CS P/V
Serta $ 1,662     red button green button yellow button
Simmons $ 1,640 red button green button yellow button
Sealy $ 1,357 red button green button yellow button
Tempur-Pedic $  861 red button green button yellow button
Select Comfort $  462 red button green button yellow button
Corsicana $  364 red button red button yellow button
Therapedic $  154 red button yellow button yellow button
Ashley Furniture $  148 red button green button yellow button
Englander $  121 red button yellow button yellow button
Sherwood $  120 red button green button green button
Restonic  $  116 red button yellow button yellow button
Symbol  $  111 red button green button green button
E.S. Kluft  $  102 red button green button yellow button
Kingsdown  $  100 red button green button yellow button
King Koil  $   93 red button yellow button yellow button
Spring Air  $   72 red button yellow button yellow button
Southerland  $   50 red button green button green button
Boyd  $   44 red button green button yellow button
Eclipse  $   40 red button yellow button yellow button
Paramount  $   28 red button green button green button

  Details of TMU Assesment Criteria

 

 

 RETAIL PRICE POINT     
Product Line Price RangeQueen Min  Queen Max       
Promotional    $     99         $   499  
Premium    $    500         $ 1,099  
Luxury    $ 1,100         $ 2,499  
UltraLuxury    $ 2,500         $ Higher  

 
Legend
green button Good
yellow button Caution
red button Poor

 
Product Lines: Promotional / Premium / Luxury / UltraLuxury

Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC manufactures and sells mattresses. It offers its products under the brand names of Serta Perfect Sleeper, iComfort, Beautyrest, and Tomorrow. In 2012, American private equity company Advent International acquired Simmons Bedding and Serta International. In September 2018 SSB completed a merger with Tuft and Needle, one of the original bed in the box disruptors in the bedding industry.

Product Lines: Luxury / UltraLuxury

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is an American manufacturer of mattresses and bedding products. It was formed when Tempur-Pedic International, a manufacturer of memory foam mattresses acquired its biggest competitor Sealy Corporation in 2012. It is based in Lexington, Kentucky. The Company's brand portfolio includes TEMPUR, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic, and Stearns & Foster.

Product Lines: Luxury / UltraLuxury

Sleep Number Corporation, formerly Select Comfort Corporation,  incorporated on February 27, 1987, is a designer, manufacturer, marketer, retailer and servicer of a line of Sleep Number beds. The Company-Controlled channel, which includes Retail, Online, and Phone, sells directly to consumers. Its Wholesale/Other channel sells to and through selected retail and wholesale customers in the United States and the QVC shopping channel. .

Product Lines:  Promotional

Corsicana Mattress is a promotional and mid-priced bedding manufacturer selling primarily to retailers and institutional markets. Founded in 1971 in Corsicana, Texas, Corsicana Mattress now operates 10 factories across the country and has become one of the mattress industry’s largest manufacturers.

Product Lines:  Promotional / Premium / Luxury

Therapedic International,  is a promotional and mid-priced bedding manufacturer selling primarily to retailers and institutional markets. Founded in 1971 in Corsicana, Texas, Corsicana Mattress now operates 10 factories across the country and has become one of the mattress industry’s largest manufacturers.

Product Lines:  Promotional / Premium / Luxury

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is an American home furnishings manufacturer and retailer, headquartered in Arcadia, Wisconsin. Ashley Furniture Industries sells home furnishings and accessories available through two distribution channels: independent furniture dealers and more than 700 Ashley Furniture HomeStore retail furniture stores, which are independently owned and operated by licensees in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Japan.

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium / Luxury

Englander Sleep Products, LLC  sells its products through dealers in the United States; mattress and furniture retailers in North America; and its showrooms in Las Vegas, Nevada; and Tupelo, Mississippi. The company was founded in 1894 and is based in Olive Branch, Mississippi with manufacturing facilities in the United States and internationally.

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium / Luxury

Sherwood Bedding Group, LLC  manufactures mattresses and distributes products primarily through retailers. The company offers its bedding products under Sherwood, Lumina, EvoSleep, brands. Sherwood Bedding Group, LLC was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. As of July 31, 2017, Sherwood Bedding Group, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. Steinhoff also owns Mattress Firm, the largest bedding retailer in the United States, and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 2018.

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium / Luxury

Restonic Mattress Corporation,  a mattress-licensing group, was founded in 1938 and is based in Buffalo, New York. The company provides its products through retailers in the United States. In January 2017 Visionary Sleep purchased three Restonic licensees and is currently Restonics largest licensee group. Bob Sherman, who left Serta in 2013 after a 25-year tenure, is the CEO of Visionary Sleep. 

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium

Symbol Mattress is a mattress producer founded Richmond, VA over 50 years ago. Symbol Mattress produces a broad line of bedding products ranging from promotional to mid price points. In addition, Symbol has expanded its offerings to include sleep products for the health care, dormitory, rent to own and hospitality industries.

Product Lines:  Luxury / UltraLuxury

E.S. Kluft & Company, LLC  designs and manufactures personal luxury mattresses. It offers its brands Kluft and Aireloom through a network of dealers in the United States. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Rancho Cucamonga, California. In April 2015 Kluft became wholly owned by the Madrid-based company, The Flex Group, a privately held global mattress manufacturer and retailer, with headquarters in Madrid. Flex is also the owner of UK luxury brand, Vispring.

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium / Luxury / UltraLuxury

Kingsdown, Inc. designs and manufactures luxury mattresses. It markets and sells its products through retailers in the United States and internationally. Kingsdown, Inc. was formerly known as The Mebane Company and changed its name to Kingsdown, Inc. in March 1971. The company was founded in 1904 and is based in Mebane, North Carolina.

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium / Luxury

King Koil Inc. is a licensee group that designs, manufactures, and sells mattresses in the United States and internationally. The company offers its products through retailers. King Koil, Inc. was founded in 1898 and is based in Willowbrook, Illinois. It has licensees in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East/Africa, North/Central America, and South America. As of February 12, 2015, King Koil, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Kaiserkorp Sdn.Bhd, a large Malaysian bedding producer.

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium / Luxury

Spring Air Internationalis a mattress licensing group, with headquarters in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Spring Air has 8 domestic factories and 35 international licensees that operate in 43 countries worldwide..

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium

Southerland, Inc. manufactures and distributes branded mattresses and bedding products. It serves retailers that include department stores, bedding specialty stores, clubs, and e-commerce channels in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1893 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee with manufacturing and distribution operations in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Phoenix, Arizona.

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium

Boyd Sleep,  formerly known as Boyd Specialty Sleep is a “private label/company brand” manufacturer and importer of specialty sleep products, including high-end Latex and Memory Foam Mattresses, Waterbeds, Air Beds and a wide variety of accessories. Dennis Boyd founded the company in 1977 when he opened a single waterbed store.

Product Lines:   Promotional / Premium

Eclipse International,  a North Brunswick, N.J. based company has been making mattresses since 1866. The company has 65 licensees, 17 domestic and 48 overseas, servicing 65 countries or provinces. Eclipse is also a contract manufacturer for the popular online brands, Saatva and Zenhaven. The company has an extensive global licensing network that distributes mattresses under five brands – Eclipse, Eastman House, Van Vorst, Ernest Hemingway and BIA.

Product Lines: Promotional / Premium / Luxury

Paramount Sleep is an 85-year-old, third-generation, family-owned mattress manufacturer based in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Paramount Sleep manufacturers and distributes mid high end and luxury mattresses on a super regional basis. Available at many retailers across the country, the company produces mattresses under the unique brand names:  A.H. Beard, Back Performance, HD Super Duty, Hypnos, Kiwi Collection, Lillian August, Nature’s Spa, and Bloomingdale’s Asteria.

TMU Assessment Criteria  Code  Definition & Terminology     
Specification Transparency S - T Provides detailed information re. the composition of the components used in its products
Examples - Density/ILD of Foams, Quantity of coils, Component Thickness
Component/Quality Control System C/Q CS Mattress product consistency from internal Quality Control Systems & Quality of Components used vs. warranty
Price/Value P/V Consumer Price relative to component cost vs. comparable products available
 RETAIL PRICE POINT     
Product Line Price RangeQueen Min  Queen Max       
Promotional    $     99         $   499  
Premium    $    500         $ 1,099  
Luxury    $ 1,100         $ 2,499  
UltraLuxury    $ 2,500         $ Higher  

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07 Jul 2017 23:29 #2 by tnichols@thismusic.com
Any manufacturers or retailers you could suggest that are located around Nashville, TN?

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08 Jul 2017 12:29 #3 by Phoenix
Hi tnichols,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :)

Any manufacturers or retailers you could suggest that are located around Nashville, TN?


Subject to first confirming that any retailer or manufacturer on the list that you wish to visit is completely transparent ( see this article ) and to making sure that any mattress you are considering meets the quality/value guidelines here ... some options or possibilities I'm aware of in and around the Nashville area are listed in post #7 here .

Phoenix

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11 Dec 2017 07:59 #4 by nanchit
My husband and I tried a Paramount mattress, which is a latex, hybrid. We were both on it briefly and liked it. Any comments or suggestions in regard to this mattress?

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11 Dec 2017 10:20 #5 by Phoenix
Hi nanchit,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :)

My husband and I tried a Paramount mattress, which is a latex, hybrid. We were both on it briefly and liked it. Any comments or suggestions in regard to this mattress?


I’m glad you’ve found a mattress that feels comfortable to you, but you can’t feel quality or durability when testing out a mattress in a showroom. That can only be determined by the componentry used within the mattress, and unfortunately you haven’t provided any detail regarding this.

When researching a new mattress, the specifications you need to know are listed in this article . If you are able to find out that information about the particular model you tested, feel free to post it back here and I’ll be happy to provide further comments for you. There’s more detailed information about choosing a mattress in the mattress shopping tutorial here .

You can read a little more about Paramount Sleep in post #2 here and the posts it links to. Unfortunately Paramount Sleep doesn't normally disclose all the information you would need to know to make sure that there are no lower quality materials or weak links in their mattresses, but hopefully with the model you’re considering they’ll be a bit more transparent with the latex used within the product. A forum search on Paramount (you can just click this) will also bring up more general information and feedback about them.

Phoenix

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09 Apr 2018 10:52 #6 by audiodoc
Hi I am trying to find a decent mattress company in the maryland area. Any help with that? thanks

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09 Apr 2018 23:30 #7 by Phoenix
Hi audiodoc.

Welcome to our Mattress Forum! :)

We have decided to discontinue the provision of listings of potential retailers in various geographic regions (unless they are already approved site members), because of the difficulty in maintaining such lists in a retail landscape that is constantly changing, and most importantly the confusion it was created with the consumer members who incorrectly assumed that these businesses had indeed gone through the strict qualification process and were approved as members of The Mattress Underground. Such an assumption is unfair to both the consumers seeking assistance, as well as the very businesses and manufacturers who meet the criteria to become Trusted Members of The Mattress Underground.
 
You can perform a Forum Search and you can type in the "key term" any city or area you would be closer to and consider driving such as Baltimore or any other area and see what other businesses have been discussed in that region which may be helpful to you.
 
Whatever business you’re considering, I would always confirm that any retailer or manufacturer that you wish to visit is completely transparent (see this article ) and also make sure that any mattress that you are considering meets the Post #13 quality/value guidelines here .

Once you have a chance to narrow down your options please let me or any of our Expert Members know and if you have more specific questions will be happy to assist you.

Phoenix

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14 Apr 2018 12:18 #8 by ReneeH
Can you recommend locations in St. Louis to begin our journey to find the right mattress? Thank you!

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14 Apr 2018 18:07 #9 by Phoenix
Hi ReneeH,

Welcome to our Mattress Forum! :)

To begin your journey, please first read the answer just above your posting.

I'm not sure what you've read since you found the site but just in case you haven't read it yet ... the first place to start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial here which includes all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choice ... and perhaps more importantly know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on all the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase if your choice doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for).

Phoenix

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14 Apr 2018 18:17 #10 by ReneeH
Thank you Phoenix! We visited a mattress showroom today that was previously suggested on this site several years ago. We found a talaley bed that felt wonderful to both my husband and I! We spent a lot of time laying on the bed! It is called Natural Sensations and is made exclusively for St Louis Mattress and Futon Outlet by The Bedding Group out of Rockford Illinois. I can not locate any information on the mattress Natural Sensations its manufacturer The Bedding Group. Are you familiar with them?

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