Technically speaking, there are three different beds from Linenspa that are almost identical: an 8″ and 10″ Memory Foam & Innerspring and then a 12″ Gel Memory Foam Hybrid. The differences between the three are:
Price — The 8″ model for a queen size retails for around $200 on Amazon, while the 10″ is about $250, and the 12″ is closer to $400. Actual MSRP is higher.
Coils — The 8″ and 10″ models have traditional innerspring support structures, while the 12″ model has pocketed coils, a more modern take on innersprings.
Foams — The 8″ and 10″ use regular memory foam, while the 12″ has gel memory foam to help with temperature regulation.
Motion Isolation — The 12″ model will do a better job of deadening movement because it has a thicker slab of foam and individually-siloed coils.
Linenspa has to be one a top five mattress brand on Amazon. Their mattresses are everywhere. And for good reason—they’re cheap, but pretty nice if know what to expect.
Regardless of which of the beds you buy, your new Linenspa mattress will ship straight to your doorstep for free, whether you are a Prime member or not. It will be compressed and rolled up in plastic, inside a cardboard box. We recommend you unpackage your new mattress as soon as you can, as it will need 24-48 hours to fully expand and air out from its airtight plastic encasing.
This budget bed unfortunately does not come with the usual luxuries of other bed-in-a-box brands like Tuft & Needle or Casper. The mattress does not come with a standard 100-night trial period—you’re basically dealing with Amazon’s standard return window, which is 30 days. At least it comes with a 10-year warranty, though.
All three of these Linenspa mattresses are considered to be a budget bed. If you’re okay with proceeding without the 100-night trial period or any other frills of that nature, we think this bed is a good bang for your buck. Here’s a pricing breakdown by size for the 12″ model:
|King / Cal King||$675|
The price of mattresses sold on Amazon tends to fluctuate, sometimes day by day. Keep your eye on this bed for a bit to see pricing trends. We noticed a queen size 12″ model tends to hover around $350 despite technically having an MSRP of $540 as shown in the chart above.
You can click here to check current price on Amazon for the 8″ and 10″ models. From what we’ve seen, the prices hover between $200 and $250 for the queen size.
These are hybrid mattresses, constructed with both foam and springs. The exact construction of each depends on the model.
For instance, the 8″ model starts off at the base with 6” tempered steel springs. On top of that is a felt pad, which is meant to prevent you from feeling the springs (spoiler: it doesn’t work that well). Then on top of the felt pad is 1.5” of “Comfort foam,” which creates a more cushioned surface. The top layer of this mattress is memory foam, which is quilted into the cover.
The 10″ model will follow the same cadence in terms of materials, though, the comfort layer is 2.5″ thick and the quilted memory foam cover, 1.5″ thick. This explains why the 10″ model is softer than the 8″ model.
Although it does not specifically state on their Amazon product page, we contacted the company to make sure that all Linenspa foams are CertiPUR-US certified and are not made with any harmful materials. They assured us of this, and guarantee their products are safe.
The 12″ model has a different construction all together. It starts with 8″ pocketed coils, then a 1″ transition layer, then 2″ of gel memory foam, and finally 1″ of regular memory foam inside the quilted cover.
The cover of this mattress is a knit material. We found it to look and feel pretty cheap, but it’s quilted and has blue piping along the edges so it stays in place nicely. This cover is not removable, so if you have any spills, just spot treat the area with some warm water and mild detergent, and that should do the trick.
Remember to rotate your mattress every 3-6 months to prevent any uneven sagging or wear. Also, this mattress is not flippable, so don’t flip it. The coils are meant to be the bottom foundation of this bed.
All three models only come in one firmness level, and we found the 8″ version to be medium-firm on our scale. The 12″ sits right in the middle on the firmness scale (i.e. medium), and the 10″ falls in between the two.
Although the 8″ version has both comfort foam and memory foam top layers, we mainly feel the innerspring when we lay down on this mattress. We actually think this bed feels similar to our college dorm bed, only slightly more comfortable.
The 10″ and 12″ models will offer more pressure relief and will have less of that “innerspring” feel to them since the foam layers are thicker.
Because of the innerspring system, this bed is very responsive and bouncy. There is absolutely no stuck-in-the-mud feeling with this mattress. We think it’ll be great for pillow fights. Again, you will feel the coils more with the 8″ bed than with the 10″ or 12″ models.
Yes, we think all of the beds are a good option for back and stomach sleepers. Back and stomach sleepers need to keep their spine in a straight line, not curving or arching. To achieve this, the head, shoulders, and hips need to be supported, not sinking into the bed.
If you want a firmer bed, that’s the 8″ model. You will sleep more on top of this mattress. If you’re heavier (i.e. closer to 230 lb), the 12″ model could be too soft for strict back and stomach sleeping.
Do keep in mind that firmness is a relative term to BMI (a.k.a. height-to-weight ratio), though. The heavier you are, the more you’ll sink into the bed, making it feel softer. On the flip-side, the lighter you are, the firmer the bed will feel to you because your weight isn’t enough to make you sink in.
We don’t think the 8″ model is good for side sleepers. The 10″ and 12″ versions will be far more ideal for since they offer more pressure relief and have thicker comfort layers.
We do think this is a decent mattress for combo sleepers, as long as with the 8″ model they predominantly sleep on their back or stomach. With the 10″ and 12″ models, you should be fine regardless of which position you favor.
We think the 8″ mattress will be okay once in awhile for heavier people. Think guest bedroom or your kids bedroom while they’re away at college, but not for everyday use. While this bed has good support from the coils, it’s still only 8” thick, so it won’t be as durable and heavier folks may bottom out if they sit down or turn over too hard.
The 10″ is sort of in the same situation, but perhaps it’s a little better since you get an extra 2″ of foam. Still, not our favorite bed for heavy people.
While we aren’t thrilled with the 8″ and 12″ beds for heavy people, the 12″ should do just fine. It has 8″ pocketed coils, which provide a good amount of support considering in most cases this is a sub-$500 mattress.
All three beds will be perfectly fine options for kids and teens, but the 8″ bed will be fairly firm for anyone under 150 lb. We also think this is a good option for petite to average sized college students, because this bed already feels like a dorm bed, so they’ll be getting the full college experience.
Because the 8″ bed is so firm and bouncy, we found ourselves sleeping more on top of it than down in it. This, along with the innerspring system, allows for great airflow. So while this bed doesn’t have any active technology that keeps it cool to the touch, if you have a fan going while sleeping on this bed, you probably won’t heat up on this model. If you don’t think this is enough to keep you cool, check out our Best Beds for Hot Sleepers.
The other two models will allow you to sink in more and, therefore, the beds will retain more heat. Remember that temperature is not a straightforward subject. In other words, it’s not just about your mattress. Everything from room temperature to the materials of your sheets comes into play.
For couples, we simply cannot recommend the 8″ model—it’s really a bed for kids, guest rooms, and college student apartments. The 10″ and 12″ beds are a different story. We think both will work for couples on a budget.
As long as you both can agree on firmness and feel, the next two items should be of lesser importance, but still worth looking into.
Edge support is something you should pay attention to if you plan on buying a smaller size bed such as a full or twin XL. Usually the queen size is not an issue. In any case, edge support is pretty simple. It just refers to the strength/compression of the perimeter of the bed. If you fight over the middle of the bed and space is limited, you need a bed that gets a thumbs up in the edge support arena.
The 10″ and 12″ have ok edge support. Considering the price tag, we think you’ll be fine here, but they don’t have the best edge support in the world.
Motion isolation is a second factor that you need to look into if either partner is a light sleeper. Interestingly enough, there’s a pretty big difference between the innerspring and pocketed coil models when it comes to motion transfer.
There are two reasons why the 12″ model is better for light sleepers: (1) the foam layers are thicker and foams do a better job of absorbing motion and (2) the coils are individually wrapped and therefore do not transfer motion the same way an innerspring chassis does.
The 8″ bed is a good bang for your buck, as long as you’re a predominantly back or stomach sleeper, who is petite to medium sized. It’s not going to work for couples, but if you have a kid’s room, guest bedroom, or college dorm that needs a mattress, this is a great option. Could also be a good bed for an Airbnb property.
If price is not an issue, the 10″ model is undeniably better than the 8″ one. It’s a little softer, more pressure relieving, and we think will be a smarter pick for most people. It’s not our favorite bed ever, but it’s a nice solution if you’re on a budget and need a coil bed.
If we could only choose one of the three, the 12″ is the one we’d pick, no question. It’s pretty comfortable, supportive, and checks most of the baseline boxes that you’d want in a bed.
How did Slumber Yard get these mattresss?
|They were sent to us for free so we could try them out because we’re a mattress review company. We are in no way obligated to write good or bad reviews about the beds we are sent. As always, all opinions are solely that of the Slumber Yard team.|
How much does the 8" mattress weigh?
|Great question. A queen size Linenspa 8” Memory Foam & Innerspring mattress weighs 55 lb. A twin is around 33 lb and a king size weighs 70 lb. This is pretty light as far as mattresses go.|
Do the coils in the 8" and 12" beds make noise?
|Honestly, a bit. We slapped the bed and you could hear the springs. If this bothers you, we recommend you get a mattress pillow topper. They have some good cheap ones on Amazon. Just make sure you get the correct size to fit your mattress.|
If I can’t return this mattress and I don’t like it, what should I do with it?
|If it comes to that, we suggest using this as a truck bed or RV mattress or donating it to a charity. Avoid tossing it out because our landfills don’t need any more waste and chances are, someone out there will be happy to have a bed.|