Picking The Best Floor Mattress: What You Need To Know

Picking The Best Floor Mattress: What You Need To Know

There is so much that goes into picking the best floor mattress for your needs. Your mattress is a household furniture on which you spend the most time. This is why it is essential to know how to pick the best floor mattress before you eventually buy one. 

We know that the average person spends at least six hours in bed every night. In ten years, that adds up to over 21,000 hours of mattress time. Therefore, buying a mattress is more than just making any furniture purchase, it is more like making an investment to get satisfactory returns for your comfort and health. 

Many people prefer to buy a floor mattress for various reasons. For one, it is very handy and easy to move around. Another reason is that it eliminates the need for a frame, which helps achieve that look of simplicity. It is important to buy a floor mattress which suits your body type and sleep preferences.

In this article, we will talk about you need to look for in a good floor mattress. We will discuss the characteristics that make up a good floor mattress. We will also tackle some frequently asked questions from clients.

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What to Look For In a Good Floor Mattress 

Let’s not forget, all mattresses are not the same. You need to pick a mattress which best suits your sleep preferences. Just because your neighbor loves a particular type of mattress does not mean it will work for you. Here are a few ways to help you identify and buy a mattress in Canada.

What kind of firmness do you need?

Before you purchase any mattress, you need to answer this question. Even if you are shopping in an online mattress store, there are still ways to ascertain the firmness or softness of the floor mattress before you buy it. Your comfort while in bed is paramount, so it is vital to make sure your bed is well suited to your body before you buy it. Most online mattress stores, including ours, will provide a firmness scale for each mattress. This will give you a great idea of the comfort level without actually testing the mattress. Asides from the comfort, the firmness of the mattress is very important for pressure relief reasons. For instance, if you are a side sleeper, chances are that a softer mattress is going to work better for you in order to get the best pressure relief on your shoulders and hips.

Choose the type of mattress you want

Nowadays, there is a wide range of options to choose from when considering the type of mattress you want. Foam mattresses, innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses and even the air mattress. The trick is to explore all the options available before making your final choice. When it comes to floor mattresses, we recommend looking into foam based mattresses since these will be a little thinner, lighter and best supported by the floor. Most mattress stores in Canada have a trial period during which you’re allowed to test the mattress and return if you do not like it. Of course, certain conditions must be met.

Find your perfect size

Some of us lay there in one position and do not move at all. Others, toss and turn quite a bit during the night and will probably need more space! Choose the correct size mattress depending on the type of sleeper you are. Of course, make sure you have the right amount of space for the mattress in your bed/living-room. 

Life span and Warranty 

This is as important as picking the right floor mattress. You do not want to buy a mattress that fails after just one year of use. You need to inquire about the warranty and projected lifespan of a mattress before you buy it.

What is your budget?

Before going online to buy a mattress in Canada, you need to decide how much you are willing to spend on buying a mattress. Although money should not be the most important deciding factor, it is just as necessary to have a budget in mind, so you don’t overspend. However, we believe you should put comfort and quality first. 

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Buying a Floor Mattress – Frequently Asked Questions 

Over the years, we have delivered excellent floor mattresses to users all across Canada. Here is a list of frequently asked questions we have gathered:

How much should I spend on a floor mattress?

Unfortunately, this is one of the more difficult questions to answer since the size and quality of the mattress will determine the price and this can vary quite a bit! We will say that a good floor mattress can cost anywhere between $300-$800. If you go for some of the best floor mattresses and in a King size, you can expect to spend closer to $1000.

What should be the thickness of my floor mattress?

Most people prefer to stay with thinner floor mattresses. Although we don’t recommend going thinner than 6″, we also believe there is no need to go any thicker than 10″.

Is there a difference between a topper and a floor mattress?

Yes, there is a difference. A topper is used to offer extra cushioning for an already existing mattress surface. It can also be used to adjust the thickness/ firmness of your mattress to specifications. Floor mattresses function as a standalone bed. Also, mattress toppers tend to be just 2″-3″ thick which is definitely not enough to use on the floor, on its own. 

Can I use a floor mattress if I have back pain?

Absolutely! If you are suffering from back pain and are also looking for a floor mattress, we recommend going with something a little thicker so between 8″-10″. It will also help if the mattress is slightly on the firmer side to provide the best support for your back.

Is it safe to sleep so close to the floor?

Yes, it is. As long as you keep your sleeping area clean, you have nothing to worry about. Make sure that you clean your floor mattress properly from time to time. Additionally, be sure to keep the floor clear of residue, dirt and debris. 



Buying a floor mattress should not be a difficult task. We are going to list two mattresses below which we believe are very suitable to be used on the floor. 

Option 1 (Higher Budget)Dreamstar Cool Breeze 10″
This mattress is 10″ in height and like mentioned above, we don’t see any need in going thicker than 10″ for a floor mattress. This mattress is completely foam based with a high density foam core and gel memory foam comfort layers. This mattress has a medium-soft comfort level and is suitable for back or side sleepers.

Option 2 (Lower Budget)Dreamstar Aurora Gel 8.5″
This mattress is 8.5″ in height which really is perfect for a floor mattress. It is another completely foam based mattress with high density foam core layers and gel memory foam comfort layers. This mattress originally comes as a perfectly medium comfort level. However, the great thing about this mattress is that you can order it slightly softer or firmer if you wish. If you prefer to order this mattress slightly softer/firmer, all you need to do is include this as a note in the notes box at checkout.

We hope we have been able to help and make your shopping for a floor mattress easier.

If you have any further questions regarding floor mattresses or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us! You are of course free to decide the best floor mattress for you. Contact us today! We have got a floor mattress for you.

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