The mattress arrived in 4 business days using the included standard shipping option. The mattress feels different than a standard mattress because it is not a standard mattress. As in the picture, the mattress is not completely flat, there are indentations which are part of the design (I assume this is part of the scaffolding that holds the cotton in place).
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The mattress did not come vacuum packed. It arrived wrapped in plastic wrap. It takes two people to carry the mattress.
I decided to give this mattress 5 Stars because it is a good product for a fair price. That said, I think most people would prefer a standard mattress for regular sleeping. I would not suggest using this as your everyday mattress unless you like the feel of a cotton mattress as opposed to a standard mattress.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? White
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The product appears to be of high quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The site description was very accurate. Exception: The mattress did not arrive "Vacuum Packed" as stated in the review.
As I had figured, this mattress is actually more like 5-6 inches. I have no problem with that in the least. It's still very comfortable, plush, and I haven't slept better in years. I have this mattress directly on the floor, like most other reviewers. It is VERY heavy. You really need 2 people moving this thing. I was able to slowly drag it in the box all by myself to my bedroom after the FexEx driver wouldn't step foot in my house, due to liablity issues, apparently. The mattress is every bit of the 100lbs the listing states. It comes rolled up like a taquito and there are plastic straps holding it in place. Then it's covered in stinky plastic wrapping. And then there's the outer box... also wraped with plastic strapping. The box was beat up when it arrived, but the mattress was completely unharmed. I can't imagine the trip the dang thing had across the country being that heavy and huge. Oh and it was delivered exactly 4 days after my order, and I didn't even choose expedited shipping. That was awesome. Anyway, once out of the packaging and unrolled I immediately regretted not rolling it out exactly where I wanted it to be. When it's all sprawled out, moving it again seriously does require two people just because it's awkward, and did I mention... HEAVY! Oh and the smell. I expected that too based on other reviewers. The smell lingered for maybe 2-3 days and then it was just fine. It smelled chemical-like and almost cedar-like, it was weird. But no smell in the least now. Oh and I actually haven't gotten out the tape measure to see exactly how big it is, but a standard king fitted sheet doesn't fit. I'm going to end up getting a flat sheet and sewing some elastic on it to make do with what I've got. In spite of all this, I wouldn't have any other bed. This is the ultimate. I no longer have back pain, it's extremely comfortable (firm, for sure, but supportive), and looks great. I highly recommend it. For the price, it just cannot be beat!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is a shade shy of white. Just like the photo on the product page.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. As expected. All materials used serve their purpose. It isn't especially high quality, but is still great.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? It isn't 8 inches thick. The material may be sewn to hold 8 inches of thickness, but because the fill is loose fibers, it isn't square and doesn't stack up that high.
I have been sleeping on the floor using a futon mattress for 25 years. Recently, I decided to upgrade from Queen to King size. I saw this futon advertised through Overstock and the price was reasonable--especially when you factor in SHIPPING!!!
Although the futon appears well made, I am not sure how long it will keep its structural integrity because the cotton doesn't feel packed very tight. So for those using it on a futon frame this will be fine. I'm not sure how many king sized futon frames there are in the world though.
I also ordered a 4inch memory foam pad for the futon, which makes the whole setup extremely comfortable and will probably keep the futon from packing down. I will try to remember to update this review in a year or so to see if the futon keeps its shape.
As of right now, I'm sleeping wonderfully!
Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is not an especially high quality, firm futon
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
We purchased this item and it is not as described. It states that is is 8 inches thick when in fact it is 5. It also states that it is 78x80 inches but it is 76x78 inches. This is the most uncomfortable thing in the world. We have had it for less than a week and it is terrible.
I do have a photos of it with a tape measure so you can see the exact size. I have never had a problem with Overstock but his really was a big waste of money.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very thin and incorrect size
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very poor
I bought this mattress after looking into several others for a firm tone. I have horrible facet issues in my back. I was concerned with buying an expensive actual mattress set so decided to go this route. I am very happy with the quality. My husband does not have back issues and I was hoping it would not be to stiff for him. He loves it as well. When the item arrived in the time frame given at check out I was happy. It came in a box that was very long and of course heavy. It had been rolled up and was easy to free from the plastic strips. This bed is extremely heavy and very difficult to move by yourself. Once laid on the bed it fit perfect. I have not had to sleep on the floor and found this to be the comfortable firmness for my back. We did place a 2.5in memory foam on the top to take away from the style of the bed we bought that was a platform and had wooden slats that I could feel with just the futon mattress over it. For the price and the fact that this bed did not have a horrible foul odor once unpackaged I could not have found a better deal. We slept on it right out the box. We both get a better nights sleep with this mattress.
We ordered this to use as a base between a cheap memory foam mattress we got stuck with (NOT from Overstock) and the box spring because the memory foam was compressing so badly that we were quite literally sleeping on the box springs Ouch! The futon mattress is just the right size, thickness and firmness to provide a great base and now we are sleeping comfortably every night! It is very heavy and bulky so you will definitely need two people to move and set it up but it's worth it!
I am from India and did not like the spring mattress used here in America, I was desperately looking for simple cotton filled mattress. I am lucky to find it here. Its just like the mattress we sleep on in India. Very firm at the same time soft. My wife just loves it. All my friends also liked it, they told me they also plan to buy it.
Since this is treated with chemicals and has boric acid, is it safe for babies and toddlers??speckuniverse on Oct 10, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes this is safe for babies and toddlers. This mattress is not treated with chemicals. The cotton, however, is not organic cotton. Boric acid is a fire retardant and used on many items.
Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 22, 2013
Unfortunately, this mattress is not available in a California King size. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 21, 2012
Is this mattress chemically treated with fire retardants? What chemical is used? What company manufactures these mattresses?riace886 on Jul 28, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
We are unable to disclose the manufacturer of some of our products. Yes, it is treated with fire retardants. Further information has been requested from the warehouse, and we will post what chemicals are present soon.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 30, 2012
Cotton filling is treated with Boric Acid (also known as Borate), a odorless fire retardantlutefiskfuton on Feb 21, 2014
i saw one review about the size - says its actually 4 inches thick . Is it true? we are looking for 8 inch thickness.rucha on Jul 18, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I noticed that one of the reviews states that the mattress smells like formaldehyde. Is this true? I'm looking for a mattress that my children can sleep on and I worry about any fumes. Please respond.filmwilm on Mar 7, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The item is vacuum sealed in a box, so some fumes may be there. You should allow several days for the item to return to full loft and smooth out. It should definitely not have any smell to it.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 8, 2012
This mattress is solely filled with cotton ... no formaldehyde at all ... the cotton is treated with a commonly used fire retardant called Boric Acid or Borate which is odorlesslutefiskfuton on Feb 21, 2014
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