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THE GOOD: Limited heat trap and initial odor / off gassing potential • some models highly affordable • few Better Business Bureau complaints.
THE BAD: Durability / longevity questionable (like innerspring beds in general) • limited availability in western half of U.S.
THE COMPANY: King Koil (started originally in 1898) mostly manufactures low- and mid-priced innerspring mattresses. King Koil also makes Laura Ashley, iMattress, and Extended Life mattresses.
THE RETAILERS: King Koil is sold at a fair number of retailers including Sleepy's and Art Van Furniture. See the mattress retailer comparison for a retailer near you.
Our ratings are based on 80+ King Koil / Laura Ashley innerspring mattress owner experiences of various models including Spine Support.
Over two-thirds of our King Koil owner experience data was gathered from dozens of different online message boards. Learn more about our mattress research methodology and sources.
The report below is based on 80+ King Koil and Laura Ashley innerspring mattress owner experiences for various models such as Spine Support and Posture Sense. Learn more about our mattress research methodology and sources.
|Owner satisfaction||d||King Koil innerspring mattresses overall (including Laura Ashley) have 62% owner satisfaction. ( ). This rate is average compared to other innerspring mattresses but below the average of all mattresses.
|Durability / longevity||d+||As is true with innerspring mattresses overall, King Koil's lifespan is below average when compared to non-innerspring beds. Owner experience data suggests that King Koil beds will sag to an extent that undermines comfort and support within 3-4 years for at least 25% of owners. Extended Life is a King Koil model designed to have superior durability; owner experience data for this model is currently lacking.|
|Affordable||B-||The price range is $250-$2,600 for a queen, not including a foundation. About 30% of consumers do not regard the bed to be a value because of durability / longevity problems.|
|Less pain||c||See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.|
|Motion isolation||c+||There are a fair number of complaints by owners on this issue and performance may vary by King Koil model. Models with pocket coils likely perform best. A mattress has motion isolation if it absorbs movement from one sleeper so that the other sleeper is not disturbed much by the movement.|
|No initial odor / off gassing||b-||Initial smell from most King Koil models is not a significant problem.|
|No sleeping hot||b-||Less than 5% of owners report a heat retention issue.|
|Good for sex||c+||Mattress sagging can be detrimental in regard to this issue. (See mattresses and sex for analysis).|
|No noise||c||Some consumers complain that their mattress makes noise, such as squeaking.|
|No rotating / flipping||c||Most models are no-flip. At least 10% of owners report having to regularly rotate their mattress to combat sagging and body impression development. At least one flippable, two-sided model is available.|
|Specifications transparency||C-||King Koil performs average at best in providing specifications for its beds, including thickness measurements for the various layers as well as details on the makeup of the materials. This can hinder comparison shopping.|
|Availability||C||There are many King Koil (and Laura Ashley) retailers on the East Coast, fewer in the Midwest, and few on the West Coast.|
|Warranty||c||The beds have a 5-20 year warranty depending on the model. (See mattress warranties: what you should know.)|
|Customer service||B-||The helpfulness and politeness of customer service has been questioned by at least 8% of owners included in our research.|
|Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating||a+||King Koil has an "A+" rating. It has had only two complaints filed against it in the past three years (zero in the past year) which is much better than average for a mattress company of its size.|
|Sleep Like The Dead (SLTD) Rating||C+||SLTD rating of "C+" for King Koil is based on several factors including product ratings by consumers, years in business, customer service, accuracy of marketing claims, transparency of specifications, warranty, BBB rating and rating stability, number of BBB complaints / business size ratio.|
– As is true for innerspring mattresses in general, about 25% of King Koil owners report that their mattress sagged and lost support within 3-4 years of regular use.
– Off gassing and heat retention tend not to be significant problems for King Koil beds.
– There are many King Koil retailers on the East Coast, fewer in the Midwest, and few on the West Coast.
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