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THE GOOD: Limited heat trap and initial odor / off gassing potential • few Better Business Bureau complaints • some models highly affordable • two-sided model available.
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) manufactures mostly low- and mid-priced innerspring mattresses. King Koil also makes Laura Ashley, iMattress, Flare, and Dr. Breus 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 to possibly find a retailer near you.
The report below is based on 90+ 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 63% owner satisfaction. ( ). This rate is about average compared to other innerspring mattress brands but below the average of all mattresses overall.
|Durability / longevity||d+||As is true with innerspring mattresses overall, King Koil's durability / longevity is lacking especially when compared to non-innerspring beds, such as memory foam, air and latex. Owner experience data suggests that King Koil beds will sag and lose support within 3-4 years for at least 25% of owners. King Koil two-sided models likely provide at least somewhat better durability / longevity than one-sided models.|
|Affordable||B-||The price range is $250-$2,500 for a queen. 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. 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.|
|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||c+||The helpfulness and politeness of customer service has been questioned by at least 10% of owners included in our research.|
|Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating||a+||King Koil has an "A+" rating.|
Our ratings are based on 90 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.
– 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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