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Find the Best Mattress Stores in Richmond, VA

You spend around one-third of your life asleep, which is why your mattress is so important. Whether you need a replacement for an old mattress or a bed for a new family member, finding the right one can be a challenge, though. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing the local popularity and product selections of 31 businesses and choosing 10 favorites from the best mattress companies in Richmond.

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How to choose a mattress in Richmond

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To find the best mattress for your needs, there are a few basics that you need to consider.

First, decide what size mattress you need. The standard sizes are twin, full, queen and king, but there are more options available. Twin or full mattresses are suited for single sleepers, while queen and king mattresses are better for two people.

Then, determine what material and level of firmness are right for you. Your preferred sleeping position and physical condition help determine what kind of mattress you need. You can distinguish different types of mattresses by their design and the materials used to make them. Here are the most common kinds of mattresses:

  • Innerspring mattresses are a traditional style that uses metal coils to support your weight. Spring mattresses work well for any sleeping position.
  • Memory foam mattresses consist of a polyurethane foam that cushions and supports your body while you sleep, providing pressure relief to the areas that need it most. They are particularly helpful if you sleep on your side.
  • Gel-infused foam mattresses are similar to memory foam mattresses but with an added layer of gel. These models are designed to help you regulate your temperature and stay cool. This means they’re a good option if you frequently overheat during the night.
  • Latex mattresses have at least one layer of natural latex, but they may contain layers of other materials for support and comfort. These mattresses are durable and resistant to mold, dust mites and other allergens. Latex mattresses are good for those suffering from allergies and anyone who wants an eco-friendly mattress.
  • Hybrid mattresses are a combination of two or more mattress types. The most common combo is a spring-foam hybrid, which contains innersprings and memory foam. There are also pillow-top mattresses, which are innerspring designs with a padded top layer of foam, cotton or latex. Hybrid mattresses are good for people who sleep in multiple positions.

Each of the above mattress types is available in a range of firmness options. The industry frequently measures mattress firmness on a 10-point scale, with one being the softest and 10 being the firmest. However, ratings are subjective and may not align across different sources. This means its a good idea to use firmness ratings as a relative guideline but leave the fine distinctions up to your own judgment.

  • Extra-soft mattresses measure between one and two on the scale but are not widely available given their extreme pliability.
  • Soft mattresses, ranking at three or four, provide more support and are best suited for side sleepers.
  • Medium mattresses range from five to six and are the preferred firmness for most people. They are suitable for those who sleep on their backs, sides or stomachs.
  • Firm mattresses at the seven-to-eight level are better for heavier people or those with back pain, hip pain, or other joint or mobility issues.
  • Extra-firm mattresses measure at nine or 10 and frequently provide extreme support. However, this level of firmness is usually beyond people’s comfort levels.

Once you know what you’re looking for, you can begin comparing prices, brands, and online or brick-and-mortar stores.

Richmond mattress-in-a-box companies vs. mattress stores

Think about whether you prefer to buy your mattress online or at a local store. There are advantages and disadvantages to both shopping experiences.

Many in-store retailers sell a wide range of brands and mattress types. If you’re shopping in person, you can chat with a sales representative to help find a mattress that suits your needs and try it out before you buy. Some offer delivery services, and they may even take your old mattress, too. Return options vary from store to store, though.

Online mattress companies allow you to buy a mattress without leaving your home and have it delivered to your front door within a week. Many offer trial periods where you can test out the mattress for free and return it if you don’t like it. Most online mattress companies are also manufacturers, so prices are often cheaper, but you won’t see a large variety of products without looking at multiple sites.

Online In-store
Benefits:
  • Lower prices
  • Easier to comparison shop
  • Lengthy trial periods
  • Convenience
Benefits:
  • Hands-on assistance
  • Try before you buy
  • Haul-away service common
Drawbacks:
  • Returns can be difficult
  • No trying before you buy
Drawbacks:
  • Inconvenient
  • Aggressive salespeople

The price of a mattress in Richmond

In Richmond, a mattress can cost as little as $250 or over $3,500, depending on its size, materials, construction quality, warranties, seller and shipping costs.

The larger the bed, the more expensive the mattress generally is. Mattresses are generally available in twin, full, queen and king sizes as well as less common options, like twin XL and California king.

Here’s what you can expect to pay for each type of mattress:

  • Memory foam and gel foam mattress: $250 - $1,200
  • Innerspring mattress: $500 - $1,200
  • Latex mattress: $1,000 - $2,500
  • Hybrid mattress: $1,000 - $3,000

Typically, shopping online is cheaper than buying from a brick-and-mortar store. However, additional warranties, returns and shipping fees can increase your price.

Many sellers offer financing plans, sales and promotional offers (especially during the holidays). Some mattress companies offer price match guarantees and lease-to-own programs, too.

Richmond mattress stores FAQ

Are firm mattresses good for back pain?

Potentially. A firm or medium mattress can help relieve back pain and provide your spine with the necessary support. However, if you sleep on your side, look for a soft or medium mattress to give your pressure points ample cushioning.

Can you leave a mattress on the curb in Richmond?

Yes, Richmond offers biweekly bulk and brush collection service to its residents. Large items, like mattresses, are collected on your trash collection day during your recycling collection week. You can also dispose of the mattress yourself at the East Richmond Road Landfill & Convenience Center or the transfer station on Hopkins Road.

How much does a full mattress cost in Richmond?

The price of a full mattress largely depends on its material and brand. In general, you can expect to pay less than $1,500 for a good mattress of this size, though.

Richmond mattress company information

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Saatva

Saatva is a mattress company offering a hybrid innerspring mattress design with a memory foam layer. Its mattresses are available in two different thickness levels and a variety of sizes, including twin XL and California king. You can also choose your mattress’s comfort level: plush soft, firm or luxury firm. With Saatva, delivery, setup and mattress removal are free. The company offers a 180-day trial period and 0% APR financing options at the time of publishing.

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Puffy

Puffy is an online retailer and manufacturer that sells mattresses, bedding and bases. The company offers memory foam and hybrid mattresses in a range of sizes, firmness levels and heights. Each mattress has a cooling layer to help keep you comfortable while you sleep. You can purchase a mattress using one of the company’s interest-free financing options, at the time of publishing. Puffy also provides a 101-night trial period, free returns and a lifetime warranty on all of its products.

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Nectar

As a manufacturer and an online mattress store, Nectar stocks its own mattresses along with other bedding and bedroom furniture. Its mattresses are also sold at stores in Richmond and nationwide, though. It offers six sizes of memory foam mattresses with cooling gel layers. Each purchase also comes with two free pillows, sheets and a mattress protector. Its shipping and returns are free, and the company offers financing options. You can try out a Nectar mattress risk-free for a full year and get a “Forever Warranty” for as long as you have the product.

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Leesa

Leesa is a mattress manufacturer that sells its products online and in select stores. It offers memory foam and (spring and foam) hybrid mattresses in six sizes and two heights but only one firmness. Mattresses ship for free. The company also sells bed frames, bases and accessories, like sheets and pillows. Leesa provides a 10-year warranty on mattresses and a 100-day trial period.

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Casper

Casper is a mattress manufacturer that sells its products online and in select stores. It offers six sizes of memory foam and hybrid mattresses made of foam, springs and cooling gel. In addition to mattresses, the company also sells bedding, pillows and bed frames. Delivery is free, and the mattresses come rolled and sealed in a small cardboard box. Casper offers a 100-night trial and a 10-year limited warranty on its products.

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Avocado

Avocado is a mattress manufacturer and an online retailer. It sells latex and hybrid (latex and spring) mattresses. Its mattresses come in the six standard sizes along with a crib-size option. All of its materials are nontoxic and all-natural or certified organic. The company also sells pillows, mattress toppers, bedding, furniture and mattress protectors. Avocado offers financing options, free shipping, a one-year trial period and a 25-year warranty.

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American Freight

American Freight, formerly Sears Outlet, is a chain of stores that sells mattresses, furniture and appliances. You can also purchase its products online or over the phone, though. The store sells mattresses from many different brands, including Sealy, Simmons and Beautyrest. It stocks mattresses in different sizes, materials and levels of firmness that come with manufacturers’ warranties. The company also offers a payment program. American Freight is located at 4100 Tomlynn St., Richmond, VA 23230.

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LaDIFF

LaDIFF is a furniture store and mattress retailer in Richmond. It stocks a few different brands, like Magniflex, Harlequin, Symbol and Savvy Rest. These brands manufacture innerspring, memory foam and hybrid mattresses in a range of sizes and levels of firmness. LaDIFF mattresses come with manufacturers’ warranties, and it offers frequent promotions and sales. The store is located at 125 S. 14th St., Richmond, VA 23219.

LaDIFF

Mattress Firm

Mattress Firm is a chain of mattress stores that stocks most major mattress brands. In its stores, you can find mattresses in a wide array of types, levels of firmness and sizes from manufacturers such as Serta, Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Beautyrest and Purple. You can also take advantage of free shipping and premium options, like old mattress removal. The company offers a 120-day sleep trial, financing plans and a low-price guarantee. Mattress Firm has locations around the country, including multiple stores around Richmond. One location is at 4914 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23230.

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Richmond Bedding

Richmond Bedding is a local mattress retailer. It sells traditional mattresses from top brands like Savvy Rest and Serta as well as adjustable mattresses and beds. Its mattresses are available in a range of types, sizes and firmness levels. You can also choose to have your mattress delivered and set up for you. The company’s products come with manufacturers’ warranties. Richmond Bedding is located at 8906-B W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23294.

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