Best Mattresses in Canada

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In recent years, ‘bed in a box’ mattress brands have taken the sleep industry by storm. These companies primarily sell their products online and typically price their beds lower than models sold by companies with brick-and-mortar stores. The majority of ‘bed in a box’ brands also offer free shipping for customers in the U.S., but in most cases this gratuity is not extended to shoppers across the border in Canada.

However, Canadian mattress buyers can choose from a handful of reputable mattress brands that manufacture their models in Canada and offer free or low-cost shipping within the country. They may also select a mattress from one of the U.S. brands that offers free shipping to Canada. This guide will explore the best, low-cost mattress options for shoppers in Canada.

 

How to Buy a Mattress in Canada

Buying a mattress is a step-by-step process no matter where you live. In Canada, customers should complete the following steps when shopping for a new mattress and comparing different products:

Step 1: Determine your budget: The vast majority of mattresses sold today cost at least $400 — and many cost $1,000 or more in Queen and King sizes. For most shoppers, these figures represent a significant financial investment. This is why calculating your mattress budget is an important first step.

Be sure to take the following into account when calculating a mattress budget:

  • The cost of the mattress model in the size you need. Most adults require a Full-size mattress or larger, and couples should consider Queen, King, or California King sizes. Keep in mind that U.S. mattress brands list their model prices in U.S. dollars; you can convert the currency to Canadian dollars using Google.
  • Taxes. The sales tax for goods purchased in Canada varies by province, but most mattress brands charge a flat 5% sales tax for online orders. U.S. mattress brands may charge sales tax, as well. The applied taxes typically show up during order checkout.
  • Shipping costs. Some mattress brands utilize ground couriers for deliveries and offer free shipping for all orders in Canada. Others employ their own couriers who assemble the mattress in the customer’s residence; this service, known as ‘White Glove delivery,’ may be free-of-charge or incur a fee, depending on the company.
  • Return fees. Many online mattress brands offer free returns; they will either pick up the mattress from the customer’s home or mail a prepaid shipping label to the customer. In some cases, customers must cover shipping and handling fees for mattress returns.
  • Additional bedding. If you are purchasing a mattress that is smaller or larger than your current bed, then be sure to include new sheets and/or blankets in your budget.

It’s important to note that many mattress manufacturers offer monthly financing, which enables customers to pay for their mattress in monthly installments over a longer period. This may be the best option for purchasers who do not have enough cash on hand to pay for their mattress in a lump sum. In most cases, monthly financing is offered interest-free — but be sure to read the fine print just in case.

Step 2: Choose the mattress type: Due to the wide range of mattresses sold today, it may be easiest to research models based on mattress type, rather than by brand. Although each model is inherently different, mattresses generally fall into one of the following categories:

  • Foam
  • Latex
  • Innerspring
  • Hybrid
  • Airbed

The table below lists basic information, as well as general pros and cons, for each of these three mattress types.

Mattress TypeDescriptionFoamLatexInnerspringHybridAirbed
Comfort LayerThe topmost layer(s) of the mattressAt least one layer of polyfoam and/or memory foamAt least one layer of Talalay and/or Dunlop latex
May include foam layers
At least one layer of foam
May include minicoil layer(s)
At least two inches of memory foam and/or latex, plus additional foam layersOne or two thin foam layers
Some models do not have a conventional comfort system
Support CoreThe bottom layer(s) of the mattressOne layer of high-density polyfoam
Some have additional foam layers
One layer of high-density polyfoam or one layer of high-density latexSteel coils, plus additional high-density foam base layerPocketed steel coils, plus additional high-density foam base layerAt least two adjustable air chambers
Average LifespanThe average mattress needs to be replaced every seven years6 to 7 years7 to 8 years5 to 6 years6 to 7 years6 to 8 years
Motion Isolation RatingDoes the mattress absorb and minimize motion transfer?ExcellentExcellentPoorGoodFair
Sex RatingIs the mattress responsive and bouncy enough for sex?FairGoodVery GoodVery GoodFair
Conforming Ability RatingDoes the mattress conform closely and alleviate aches and pains?ExcellentVery GoodPoorGoodGood
Temperature Neutrality RatingDoes the mattress sleep uncomfortably warm or cool?PoorGoodVery GoodVery GoodFair
Odor Potential RatingHow strong and/or long-lasting are the off-gassing smells?PoorGoodVery GoodGoodFair
Edge Support RatingDoes the mattress sink at the edges where people sit?PoorPoorVery GoodVery GoodGood
Noise RatingHow much noise does the mattress make when bearing weight?ExcellentExcellentPoorGoodPoor
Average Price Range in Canadian Dollars (Queen)Does not include taxes, shipping, or return costs$1,170 to $1,560$2,340 to $2,790$1,170 to $1,495$2,340 to $2,855$2,725 to $3,115
AvailabilitySome mattress types are more widely available than othersCommonModerateCommonModerateRare
Tuck Customer Satisfaction RatingCalculated from verified owner and customer experiences72.8%75.6%65.3%72.8%79.3%

Step 3: Compare different models: Once you’ve determined the best mattress type, you’ll be able to browse and compare models from different brands. Factors to consider when comparing mattress models include the following:

  • Firmness. Some models are available in multiple firmness settings; others may only be offered with one firmness, which can be more limiting for customers. If a specific firmness is not listed, you may be able to estimate the firmness using measurements like density (often listed for foams) or indentation load deflection, or ILD (often listed for latex).
  • Dual firmness. Mattresses with dual firmness feature different firmness settings on both sides of the bed. This may be the best option for couples with different comfort preferences.
  • Thickness. People who are heavier tend to prefer mattresses that measure 10 or fewer inches thick; lighter people often prefer thicker beds. Some models are available in multiple profile options, but thicker models tend to be more expensive than thinner ones.
  • Sizing. Make sure the mattresses you compare are all available in your preferred size.
  • Sleep trial. Most mattress brands allow customers to test out their mattress for a certain length of time (typically 90 nights or more). If they are dissatisfied, they may return the mattress at any point during the trial period — though some companies charge return fees.
  • Warranty length. Mattress warranties generally last 10 years or longer. Warranty length is key, but the most important consideration is nonprorated coverage length. Nonprorated coverage means the mattress owner does not need to pay additional costs to have defective mattresses repaired or replaced; prorated coverage means they must pay a percentage of the original product price for repairs or replacements. Some warranties are entirely nonprorated, but others are primarily prorated.

Step 4: Reach out to customer service for additional information: If you are still unsure about certain mattress details, be sure to contact the mattress company’s customer service department. Virtually all companies provide a phone number and/or email address or email form for customer inquiries. Additionally, many feature live chat features on their websites.

 

Best Canadian Mattresses: Brands and Models

Now, let’s look at some of the top-rated mattresses made and sold in Canada. The following two tables list information about the mattress brands and models that have earned the highest satisfaction ratings from customers and owners.

BrandDouglas by NovosbedEndyEssentiaFleepLogan & Cove by NovosbedNovosbed
ModelThe Douglas MattressThe Endy MattressClassic 8FleepBedLogan & Cove MattressThe Novosbed
Mattress TypeMemory foamMemory foamLatexReversible memory foamMemory foam hybridMemory foam
Cost in Canada Dollars (Queen)$749$850$3,295$899$999$1,199
SizesTwin
Twin XL
Full (Double)
Queen
King
California King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Thickness Options10″10″8″10″14″11″
Firmness OptionsMedium firmMedium firmMediumSide 1: Firm
Side 2: Medium soft
Medium firmSoft
Medium
Firm
Sleep Trial120 nights100 nights60 nights111 nights120 nights120 nights
Return FeesNoneNone9% of mattress priceNoneNoneNone
Warranty Length15 years
Fully nonprorated
10 years
Fully nonprorated
20 years
Nonprorated for 10 years
10 years
Fully nonprorated
10 years
Fully nonprorated
15 years
Nonprorated for 10 years
Shipping FeesFree shipping for most CanadiansFree shipping for all CanadiansFree shipping for all CanadiansFree shipping for all CanadiansFree shipping for most CanadiansFree shipping for most Canadians
Company HeadquartersEdmonton, ABToronto, ONLaval, QCTrois-Rivières, QCEdmonton, ABEdmonton, AB
AvailableThe Douglas MattressThe Endy MattressClassic 8FleepBedLogan & Cove MattressThe Novosbed
Tuck Customer Satisfaction Rating80% (448 customer reviews)79% (3,356 customer reviews)77% (87 customer reviews)78% (144 customer reviews)80% (101 customer reviews)78% (109 customer reviews)
 

Best U.S. Mattresses that Ship to Canada for Free: Brands and Models

Next, let’s look at the best U.S.-made mattresses for Canadian shoppers. The following six brands have earned the highest customer and owner satisfaction ratings among all brands that offer free shipping to Canada.

BrandCasperLeesaLoom & Leaf (Saatva)SaatvaSapira (Leesa)Zenhaven (Saatva)
ModelThe WaveLeesa MattressLoom & Leaf MattressSaatva MattressSapira MattressZenhaven Mattress
Mattress TypeMemory foam and latexMixed memory foam and polyfoamMemory foamInnerspringMemory foam hybridReversible latex
Est. Cost in Canada Dollars (Queen)$2,400$1,220$1,425$1,295$1,915$2,465
SizesTwin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Thickness Options11 1/2″10″12″11 1/2″
14 1/2″
11″10″
Firmness OptionsMedium softMediumMedium
firm
Medium soft
Medium firm
Firm
Medium firmSide 1: Medium soft
Side 2: Firm
Sleep Trial100 nights100 nights120 nights120 nights100 nights120 nights
Return FeesNoneNone$99$99None$99
Warranty Length10 years
Fully nonprorated
10 years
Fully nonprorated
15 years
Nonprorated for 2 years
15 years
Nonprorated for 2 years
10 years
Fully nonprorated
15 years
Nonprorated for 2 years
Shipping Fees for CanadaFree White Glove delivery for all Canadian customersFree shipping for all Canadian customersFree White Glove delivery for all Canadian customersFree White Glove delivery for all Canadian customersFree shipping for all Canadian customersFree White Glove delivery for all Canadian customers
Company HeadquartersNew York, NYVirginia Beach, VAWestport, CTWestport, CTVirginia Beach, VAWestport, CT
AvailableThe WaveLeesa MattressLoom & Leaf MattressSaatva MattressSapira MattressZenhaven Mattress
Tuck Customer Satisfaction Rating74% (85 customer reviews)77% (1,012 customer reviews)72% (113 customer reviews)76% (1,032 customer reviews)75% (386 customer reviews)80% (924 customer reviews
 

Additional Tuck Resources

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