Kmart mattress review

Updated

June 18, 2021

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There's a new trend out there that's getting on the scene, and that is 'mattress-in-a-box', which are mattresses that have been compressed to fit into boxes for easy transport. It's always a little overwhelming and expensive to purchase a new mattress, but Kmart wants to change that. 

If you live in Australia, you probably visit Kmart every few weeks to a month. The retailer continues to gain in popularity and offers a wide variety of products.

From decor pieces to the well-known Kmart Mattress, you can find everything you need to complete your bedroom. The mattresses range from $149 to $399; we’re sure the mattress will catch your eye. It’s an appealing option for those seeking a low-cost mattress. But will it give you a good nights sleep? We will look at all aspects of comfort, price, delivery, warranties to find out.


Drawbacks of Kmart Mattresses

The biggest drawback is that Kmart wants to be like the other mattress in a box brands, it’s not! Buying a mattress might seem like a way to save a few dollars but the warranty is only 5 years and there is no sleep trails, in-fact there isn’t a way to return your mattress when you find out its uncomfortable. Below is the return policy.

Return Policy: Please refer to our returns policy. If the mattress is unopened, a return can be processed via a Kmart store. Once the mattress is opened, change of mind cannot be accepted due to hygiene reasons.

The more expensive hybrid models looks clean, and costs $399. For that price recommended the Zinus mattress as a budget option. 

Plus there are plenty of mixed signals and discrepancies between the models. This comes with a 10 year warranty but doesn't mention a return policy on the page. My guess is that its the same as the other mattresses, meaning it’s non existent. 


Purchase and delivery

You can order it online, but it’s not available for click and collect, meaning you order and pay for the mattress online and then pick it up at your local Kmart. This product is also excluded from the free delivery* offer and will incur a delivery fee.

When delivered, it takes around five to ten minutes to take it out of the packaging. You should generally leave it to decompress for 24 hours before testing it. From the outside, the Kmart Mattress looks rather bare. But the more expensive models are clean and straightforward.

 

Final verdict

The Kmart Mattress has questionable overall build quality, as you would expect. Additionally, the mattress isn't suitable for people who are heavier. Even with average-sized people, the springs struggle. All of this is understandable, considering the fact that it costs less than a fifth of an average mattress in a box.

Because of the unrefined spring system you get excessive partner disturbance. The Kmart Mattress does not possess any eco-friendly or non-toxic certifications. 

The majority of other reputable mattress in a box products have been certified by groups such as Oeko Tex and/or CertiPUR-US. This makes sure there are no harmful chemicals left in your foams and materials of your mattress. Which is very important as you lay on it a third of the day.

As previously stated the mattress does not have a trial period like most of its competitors, but it does offer a 5-year warranty. This warranty length is pretty good in the context of the product's price and quality. However, most mattress brands offer a 10 year warranty.

The Kmart Mattress is simply awful despite its low price, and we cannot endorse it.