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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 23 Jun 2013 18:11 #1

There are numerous mentions throughout this website to "major" mattress...

About The 20 Largest Mattress Manufacturers

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.

major mattress manufacturers 2017 graph

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.


LISTING 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 subscribers 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
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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

 

 

 

 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
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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 07 Jul 2017 23:29 #2

Any manufacturers or retailers you could suggest that are located around Nashville, TN?
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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 08 Jul 2017 12:29 #3

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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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 11 Dec 2017 07:59 #4

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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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 11 Dec 2017 10:20 #5

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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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 09 Apr 2018 10:52 #6

Hi I am trying to find a decent mattress company in the maryland area. Any help with that? thanks
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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 09 Apr 2018 23:30 #7

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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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 14 Apr 2018 12:18 #8

Can you recommend locations in St. Louis to begin our journey to find the right mattress? Thank you!
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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 14 Apr 2018 18:07 #9

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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Major Mattress Manufacturers - Top 20 14 Apr 2018 18:17 #10

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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