Warranties are there for “just in case”, but when problems arise you want to know you’re covered. Learn how to read the fine print in your mattress warranty so you can sleep with peace of mind.

A generous mattress warranty is often a sign of excellent craftsmanship. If the retailers expect their product to last, it’s probably safe to say that you can too. However, as with any product, even a well-crafted mattress may eventually develop problems which need to be resolved to ensure your continued comfort.

Before you purchase a mattress, make sure that it comes with a lengthy warranty period, clearly outlined policies, and generous warranty terms. Understanding your warranty before purchasing will help you know what to expect should any issues arise. If any of the terms or policies on a mattress warranty are not clearly worded by the retailer, be sure to ask specific questions. Familiarize yourself with the terms of the warranty and what they mean.

Terms to Look For:

When looking through a warranty, be sure to search for these two terms:

  1. The warranty period: This is the length of time within which the retailer will fix or replace your product if it is damaged. Most mattress warranties are 8-10 years, although some can be up to 15 years.
  2. The repair and replacement terms: These are the specific physical conditions within which the retailer will fix or replace your product if it is damaged. For example, many retailers consider a permanent body indentation of 0.75 inches or higher to void the warranty terms. Other factors like the type of box spring or bed frame you are using may also affect these terms.

Do they Match?

Once you’ve located these terms, you check to make sure that they correspond. If your warranty lasts 10 years, but the repair and replacement terms are unreasonably rigid, you may not receive the warranty service you expect.

A Final Consideration: Shipping for Replacements

Retailers like Novosbed include the cost of shipping a replacement mattress in their warranty. Retailers like Saatva and Loom & Leaf do not. Delivery charges range by company, but they are usually about $100. To avoid unnecessary costs, check your warranty policy to see whether shipping is covered if a replacement mattress is needed.

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