IKEA Mattress Review (2024)

Grace Struth

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IKEA Valevag

Made in Mexico
Queen $599
Our Rating
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Informed by third-party engineer testing commissioned by GoodMorning.com.
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3.5 /10

Budget Mattress With Low Value For Customers

IKEA Valevag is a Mexican-made hybrid mattress sold by IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer. It provides zoned support and features individually wrapped pocket coils. Valevag is affordably priced at $599 for a queen size.

However, compared to competing budget mattresses like Juno, IKEA Valevag has a shorter-than-normal sleep trial and only an average warranty. You can only return the mattress for store credit, not a full refund. Valevag also doesn’t come with extra features that help ensure a restful sleep.

Customer reviews on IKEA’s website complain that Valevag started to sag, degrade, or cause back pain after only a few months. IKEA is also rated “D-” (unaccredited) on Better Business Bureau and “Bad” on Trustpilot.

Overall, even though IKEA Valevag is affordable, that may not mean you’re getting good value—or that you’ll be happy with your purchase.

 

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IKEA

Price (Queen) $499 $599
Overall Rating 9.0 3.5
Trial Nights 120 90
Warranty Years 15 10
Made in Canada
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IKEA Valevag Mattress Sizes & Prices

SizePriceDimensionsWeight

Twin

$499

75″ x 37.5″ x 9.5″

44 lb

Full / Double

$579

75″ x 53″ x 9.5″

62 lb

Queen

$599

80″ x 60″ x 9.5″

72 lb

King

$699

80″ x 76″ x 9.5″

91 lb

Looking for a quality mattress that costs less than $500 for a queen size? Meet Juno.

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photo of the IKEA Valevag mattress rolled up in packaging in a bedroom

 

Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

IKEA ships mattresses to most regions within Canada using FedEx. Delivery options vary according to your postal code. Contactless doorstep delivery starts at $39. You also have the option to upgrade to in-home delivery starting at $59.

IKEA gives you a 90-day trial to test out IKEA Valevag. The company offers a one-time exchange for a different mattress, or a refund for store credit on an IKEA refund card. This card is valid at any IKEA location as well as for online purchases, and never expires. However, you won’t receive an actual cash refund. If your replacement mattress is more expensive, you’ll also need to cover the price difference.

You don’t have to re-roll the mattress to return it, but IKEA asks you to protect the mattress in transit. You can use a mattress cover, clear plastic, or one of IKEA’s mattress bags (purchased at the delivery counter).

IKEA accepts pick-up returns for online orders if you live close to an IKEA store. You may be charged a pickup fee for home collection. The company will only accept your mattress if it isn’t visibly dirty, stained, or damaged.

If you keep your mattress, it’s covered by a 10-year warranty. This is a standard warranty length for a mattress. That said, competing budget mattress brand Juno provides a 15-year warranty. You also get a 120-night sleep trial—a full month longer than Valevag’s trial—and can return the mattress for a full refund.

 

Courier

FedEx

Shipping Cost

Shipping fees may apply

Shipping Time

Varies depending on location

Sleep Trial Nights

90

Warranty Years

10

Return Ease

In-store return or exchange; full refund if unopened, exchange if opened

Shop Juno for a 120-night sleep trial and 15-year warranty.

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side view of IKEA Valevag mattress internal layers

 

IKEA Valevag Mattress Construction

HeightLayersCertiPUR-US® CertifiedMachine-Washable Cover

9.5″

3

No

No

IKEA Valevag stands 9.5″ tall and has 3 visible interior layers of foam and pocketed coils. The foam used in IKEA Valevag is not CertiPUR-US® certified.

  • Layer 1: The top (comfort) layer is 1.5″ of memory foam. This layer provides cushioning so you don’t feel the coils in the transition layer. Foam density: 1.5 lb/ft³.
  • Layer 2: The middle (transition) layer is 6.5″ of pocketed coils. This layer gives the mattress most of its bulk. Coils are individually pocketed to reduce motion transfer and arranged to provide zoned support.
  • Layer 3: The bottom (support) layer is 0.25″ of foam. This foam provides a foundation for the support layer, and insulates the mattress from the bedframe.

The mattress cover has a plush comfort filling that accounts for 1.25″ of the mattress’s height. The cover is made from polypropylene and 100% recycled polyester. This cover has a zipper, but it’s not meant to be removed. It also isn’t machine-washable. IKEA recommends spot-cleaning stains using upholstery shampoo.

IKEA Valevag also doesn’t have any cooling features to help keep temperatures down. Given the mattress’s plush surface, you may experience late-night overheating.

 

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Mattress Performance Results

photo of a mannequin laying down on the IKEA Valevag mattress to show an impression that is 2.9 inches deep

6.7 /10

Firmness

In third-party engineer testing (commissioned by us), IKEA Valevag scored 6.7/10 for firmness. This places the mattress in the medium-firm category, which fits the description of the model we purchased for this review. A medium-firm mattress provides a good balance of comfort and support for all sleep styles.


photo of a mannequin sitting on the edge of the IKEA Valevag mattress, showing a displacement of 3.9

8.3 /10

Edge Support

IKEA Valevag earned a score of 8.3/10 for edge support. This is an excellent rating. You’ll be able to sit on the edge of this mattress with no issues. You also won’t need to worry about falling off the bed if you sleep closer to the edge.


7.4 /10

Motion Isolation

IKEA Valevag earned a 7.4/10 rating for motion isolation, which is a very good score for a hybrid mattress. You shouldn’t notice your partner’s movements while you’re sleeping on this mattress.


2.7 /10

Bounce

IKEA Valevag earned 2.7/10 for bounce. This is an unusually low score, especially for a medium-firm hybrid mattress. You’ll sink into this mattress more than you would on other mattresses, letting it “hug” you a bit more as you lie on it. You may find it somewhat difficult to get up after lying down on IKEA Valevag.


Company Background

LaunchedCompany HQOwnershipBBB RatingTrustpilot Rating

1943

Leiden, Netherlands

Private

“D-” (unaccredited)

“Bad”

IKEA is a Swedish retailer based in Leiden, Netherlands. Founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943, IKEA is now a multinational company and the world’s largest furniture retailer. The first IKEA store opened in southern Sweden in 1958, and the company came to Canada in 1976.

Despite the company’s long reputation and innovative product lines, the company maintains a “D-” (unaccredited) rating on Better Business Bureau based on 1.2/5 stars. IKEA is also rated “Bad” on Trustpilot based on over 23,000 reviews. Many customers complain of issues with customer service, product delivery, and product returns.

Buy from a mattress company that’s rated “A+” on BBB and “Excellent” on Trustpilot.

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Should You Buy IKEA Valevag?

IKEA Valevag performs well as a budget hybrid mattress, with good edge support and motion isolation. But Valevag’s lack of special features, shorter-than-average sleep trial, restrictive return policy, and poor company reviews make it difficult to recommend. Consider Juno instead.

Juno is more affordably priced at just $499 for a queen size. It comes with a cooling gel layer, a 120-night sleep trial, a 15-year warranty, and the option of a full refund with easy returns. Your purchase even comes with a free bedding bundle, giving you more value for a smaller budget.

You’ll get more peace of mind when you buy from a company that’s rated “A+” on BBB and “Excellent” on Trustpilot. Juno also has over 4,900+ five-star reviews from happy customers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are IKEA mattresses good?

IKEA mattresses are a common choice for mattress shoppers on a budget. But IKEA Valevag leaves out features that come standard with less expensive mattresses. For example, Juno has a cooling gel foam layer and CertiPUR-US® certified foams at a lower price—just $499 for a queen size.

Do IKEA mattresses have fiberglass?

None of the mattresses currently listed on IKEA’s Canadian website list fiberglass in their materials. However, the IKEA Åmsosen mattress (not available in Canada) uses fiberglass in its inner mattress cover.

READ MORE: Is fiberglass in a mattress dangerous?

Does IKEA sell twin XL mattresses?

No. IKEA offers varying size ranges for its mattresses, but it doesn’t currently offer any of its mattresses in twin XL size. If you’re looking for a twin XL budget mattress, Juno is accessibly priced at just $449 for a twin XL.

Do IKEA mattresses have a warranty?

Yes. IKEA mattresses are covered by a 10-year limited warranty that covers defects in manufacturing. This warranty doesn’t cover normal wear and tear, or any accidental damage that an IKEA mattress may receive.

Are IKEA mattresses CertiPUR®-US certified?

The company doesn’t list this certification on its website, which indicates that IKEA mattresses aren’t made using CertiPUR®-US certified foam.

Are IKEA mattresses standard size?

IKEA mattresses come in many of the same sizes as other mattresses sold in Canada. However, IKEA doesn’t sell mattresses in twin XL and California king sizes. In comparison, competitor Juno comes in a full range of mattress sizes, including twin XL and California king.

Can I return an IKEA mattress?

IKEA allows you to return a mattress within 90 days of purchase for an exchange or a refund. You will be refunded with an IKEA refund card. This card is valid at any IKEA store, as well as IKEA.com, and never expires. However, if you choose to exchange your mattress for a more expensive option, you’ll need to pay the difference.

Can I sleep on an IKEA mattress straight away?

Yes. Once the mattress is unrolled and fully expanded, you can use it right away. IKEA warns that your new mattress may have a “noticeable smell” when opening the packaging. This odour, known as offgassing, isn’t dangerous and disappears over time. It fades away faster if you vacuum or air out the mattress first.

Can I wash an IKEA mattress cover?

IKEA Valevag doesn’t have a machine-washable mattress cover. IKEA recommends that you spot-clean any stains using upholstery shampoo.

Can you flip an IKEA mattress?

That depends on the mattress. IKEA Valevag, like most other modern hybrid mattresses, was not designed to be flipped. The mattress won’t work as intended if it’s upside down.

Can you roll an IKEA mattress back up?

Yes, IKEA Valevag can be re-rolled after unrolling. Before you do, IKEA recommends vacuum-packing the mattress to reduce its thickness as much as possible.

What IKEA mattress alternatives should I consider?

Looking for a quality mattress on a budget? Take a look at Juno. It comes with a longer 120-night sleep trial and 15-year warranty, as well as a free bedding bundle containing a mattress protector, pillow(s), sheets, and pillow protector(s). That level of value also comes at a lower price than IKEA Valevag—just $499 for a queen size.

 

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