Kmart Mattress Review
Due to Kmart’s huge popularity in Australia, the Kmart Mattress is an attractive option for those looking for a budget-priced mattress. In reality though, this mattress is hugely deficient in almost all areas. There are certainly better options in this price bracket (see below).
Purchase and delivery
The Kmart Mattress falls into the ‘mattress in a box’ category and can be ordered online through the Kmart website. It cannot be ordered ‘click and collect’ style so online orders will be delivered (see delivery fees in our ‘Delivery’ section below). It is also worth noting that the Kmart Mattress is only available for sale in NSW, QLD, WA, and VIC.
The mattress was reasonably easy to remove from its packaging, and took 5-10 minutes to unpack. As usual, we gave it 24 hours to decompress before we conducted our testing.
Visually, the Kmart Mattress looks rather basic. It uses a white and grey colour theme and doesn’t exactly ooze class or refinement. Nevertheless, it does have a clean, simple design.
Comfort and support
The top comfort layer of this mattress is made up of a stretch knit fabric, memory foam, and a quilt foam padding. This does provide a ‘reasonable’ level of comfort and pressure relief (considering its price), but from here it all starts going bad for the Kmart Mattress. Like, really bad.
Beyond the comfort layer is a Bonnell spring system which feels excessively bouncy and unstable. You can actually feel the springs ‘pop’ under your body during normal movements, or when sitting. As you can imagine, overall spinal support is poor and finding a comfortable position to lie in is almost impossible.
Our team rated it as a ‘medium / firm’ feel and a 6.5 / 10 on the firmness scale (with 10 being the firmest). Please note that our firmness ratings are just a guide and they do not necessarily relate to comfort.
The finer details
As you’ve probably guessed, the overall build quality of the Kmart Mattress is poor. Edge support leaves much to be desired, so sitting on the mattress edge won’t feel stable.
The mattress isn’t suitable for heavier people either. The spring system seems to struggle even with normal sized people. All of this is to be expected though, considering it is literally a fifth of the price of many other mattress in a box products.
The Kmart Mattress also has an excessive level of partner disturbance, about as bad as any mattress that we have tested. This again exposes the lack of quality in the spring system, and it’s here that this mattress really shows its price.
Despite a seductive low price, the Kmart Mattress is simply awful.
The Kmart Mattress does not hold any eco-friendly or ‘non-toxic’ certifications. This is worth noting when you consider that most other reputable mattress in a box products have been certified by groups such as such as GECA and CertiPUR-US.
This mattress does not have a trial period option like most of its competitors, but it does offer a 5 year warranty. This length of warranty is actually pretty good in context of the product’s price and quality.
The Kmart Mattress is available in 4 sizes (king, queen, double, and single size). Here are Australia’s standard bed (mattress) sizes in 2021.
Despite a seductive low price, the Kmart Mattress is simply awful. It is loaded with deficiencies and is severely lacking in comfort and support. As you will see below, there are better options available in this price bracket.
Here are our ratings for each category:
Value for Money
As we alluded to, there are definitely better products in this price category. For just a little extra spend, the options below are significantly better and worth stretching the budget for.
Sleep Support ($236.55*)
Ortho Balance ($312.55*)
*Price of Queen size mattress once Bedbuyer discount code has been applied
Did you know? Bedbuyer recently announced Australia’s Top 12 Mattress in a Box for 2021.
If you have any questions about the Kmart Mattress, comment below or please contact us!
*Once Bedbuyer discount code has been applied.
In a nutshell 🥜
- Feels cheap and basic
- Noticeable partner disturbance
- No trial period
- No eco / non-toxic certifications
- Looking for better alternatives? We recommend:
*Once Bedbuyer discount code has been applied.
Recommended Retail Prices
- King Mattress: $199
- Queen Mattress: $189
- Double Mattress: $169
- Single Mattress: $149
No trial period
The Kmart Mattress is excluded from the free delivery offer and will incur a delivery fee:
- Metropolitan: $10 (3-5 business days)
- Regional: $14 (5-7 business days)
- Remote: From $16 (7-14 business days)
Certifications – Kmart Mattress
Specifications – Kmart Mattress
- Mattress Height: 18 cm
- Box dimensions (queen): 38cm (L) x 38cm (W) x 1.56m (H).
- Box weight: 29.11 kgs
Material: ViscoLatex memory foam, high density quilt foam padding and 13-gauge steel coil
Designed with high density quilt foam, padding and strong 13-gauge steel coil units that contour to your body and provide strong support, for a restful sleep
The 18 cm innerspring mattress from Spa Sensations features strong tempered coils for durability and support, and a top layer of cushioning ViscoLatex memory foam for pressure relieving comfort.
The top is quilted with layers of fibre and foam for comfort and features luxurious stretch knit fabric.
Please open your mattress package within 72 hours of receipt and allow 48 hours for your new mattress to return to its original, plush shape.
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.