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THE GOOD: Inexpensive ($550 queen average) • above-average return policy and SLTD company rating • limited reports of sleeping hot or initial odor.
THE BAD: Below average owner satisfaction and longevity when used for everyday adult use (like spring beds in general) • limited pain-relief potential and conformability • cheapest models may squeak / creak.
THE MATTRESSES: Denver Mattress Company (in business since 1995) manufactures mostly entry- to mid-level 7.5- to 14-inch thick innerspring-based mattresses. Comfort layer material can include fiber, regular foam, memory foam.
THE RETAILER: Denver Mattress Company beds are sold at Furniture Row stores which are located in about 30 states.
Ratings below – based on 80+ consumer reviews – compare models Breckenridge, Doctor's Choice, Durango, Madison, Silver Creek, Steamboat, Arapaho, Telluride, Winter Park, Richmond and perhaps discontinued models against the average mattress. The data was collected from diverse, credible sources.
|Owner satisfaction for everyday adult use||D||Among adults who use the beds regularly, satisfaction is no higher than 63%. Learn more.|
|Owner satisfaction for limited adult use or everyday child use||B-||Denver innerspring mattresses – like other low-priced beds – are used 30%+ of the time only occasionally / temporarily / lightly such as by guests or children. When used in this way, the mattresses have 90% owner satisfaction (vs 88% for the average mattress).|
|Durability / longevity||d+||At least 22% of owners report within three years of ownership sagging occurring to an extent that undermines comfort / support (a rate similar to that of innerspring beds in general). Owner data suggests that plush or pillow top / euro top models may be somewhat more likely to sag than firm models.|
|Price||A-||$130-$1900 depending on model and size. $550 is the average price for a queen. A foundation is an additional $110-$250.|
|Value||B-||The majority of owners say their bed's affordability compensates somewhat for shortcomings.|
|Support||B-||The beds tend to provide above average support at least initially. But support may be inadequate for large people (230+ lbs) especially over the long term.|
|Conforming ability||C||Consumers seeking a highly molding-to-the-body and pressure-relieving mattress should probably look elsewhere.|
|Less (back) pain||C||Reduced (back) pain is often a strength of the beds initially, but sagging and protruding springs can result in pain. (See mattresses and pain relief for analysis.)|
|Easy to move on||B-||Most medium to firm models provide little resistance to movement, but softer models may allow the sleeper to sink into the mattress thereby restricting movement somewhat.|
|Firmness / model options||b||Over 15 firm, euro top or plush models are available. Learn which firmness may be best for you and your sleep position.|
|Motion isolation||c||Can vary by model. Those with individually wrapped coils perform best as they reduce movement made by one person so their partner is not much disturbed.|
|Large person friendly||D+||Like lower-priced mattresses in general, the beds may not be well suited for larger people (230+ lbs) especially over the long term.|
|Light person friendly||B||Medium to soft models especially are suited for people under 120 lbs.|
|No initial odor / off gassing||B||Less than 5% of owners complain of significant initial odor or off gassing.|
|No sleeping hot||B||Less than 5% of owners report heat trap problems. Soft models with thicker comfort layers tend to have the most complaints.|
|No noise||d+||Can vary by model. Models without individually wrapped coils are probably more likely to squeak, creak or clunk.|
|Easy to maintain||c-||Although the mattresses are no flip, rotating them head to foot may be required to maintain comfort / support and to combat sagging.|
|Easy to lift, handle, move||B-||Denver Mattress Company beds often have limited material thickness which keeps weight down. Some models have handles.|
|Short break in period||B||Break-in time is generally faster than that of the average mattress.|
The ratings – based on consumer experiences and the evaluation of Sleep Like The Dead – show how Denver Mattress Company compares to the average mattress manufacturer.
|Warranty||c||Warranties range from 5-15 years non-prorated depending on model. (Refer to mattress warranties: what you should know.)|
|Return policy||B||The beds have a 4-month return policy that includes a money-back option. A partial credit for exchange is available for an additional 8 months. Transport charges may apply. The mattress must be kept at least 30 days. (See returning a mattress: what you should know.)|
|Customer service||B-||Limited available owner data suggest Denver Mattress customer service is somewhat better than average.|
|Marketing accuracy||B||The company uses some perhaps overstated descriptions including "exceptional motion separation" and "unmatched support."|
|Specs disclosed||A||Denver Mattress does as well as any mattress company in providing specifications for its beds, including thickness measurements for the various layers as well as details on the makeup of the materials. This information aids in comparison shopping and helps consumers make an informed buying decision.|
|Time in business||B||The company has been in operation since 1995.|
|BBB rating||A+||Denver Mattress Company has an "A+" with the Better Business Bureau. The company had 20 complaints filed against it in the past three years, nearly all of which relate to a product problem. This number of complaints is somewhat better than average for a mattress company of its size.|
|SLTD rating||B||SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) company rating of "B" for Denver Mattress Company is determined by averaging the above company ratings.|
Denver Mattress Company innerspring mattresses have 63% owner satisfaction when used regularly by one or two adults. This rate is similar to that of innerspring beds as a group (64%) but below the rate of all mattresses overall (73%).
In regard to the individual Denver Mattress models, they likely rate mostly similar at around 63% satisfaction for regular, everyday adult use. Owner data suggests, however, that firmer models may rate at least slightly higher than softer models due mainly to firmer models having less potential to sag. (See the truth about pillow top mattresses.)
The Denver Mattress Company (Furniture Row) ratings are based on 80+ consumer reviews of innerspring-based models. Learn more about our mattress research methodology.
– 22% or more of Denver Mattress Company bed owners report durability problems – namely sagging – which undermine support and comfort. This rate is similar to innerspring beds overall.
– The less expensive Denver Mattress models ($500 or less) are likely best suited for temporary / occasional use as opposed to regular / everyday use.
– Denver Mattress Company offers a 120-day return policy that includes a money-back option.
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