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Linenspa Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress Review

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The Linenspa Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid mattress is extremely popular on Amazon, and stands out in the sea of mostly memory foam in the mattress top sellers.

It’s not really surprising, since this mattress combines the feel of coils many people know and love, with a thick layer of conforming memory foam, which many are seeking. It’s the best of both worlds – foam and coils – at a price that’s very friendly on your pocket.

In this review I’ll take you through the 8 inch and 10 inch mattresses together, as they are grouped together on Amazon. I’ve done hours of research to help you out here, and at the end you’ll find my recommendation for whether you should go for 8 inch or 10 inch model.

Linenspa 10 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Medium Feel-Queen Mattress, White
  • 10 inch hybrid combines the traditional support of an innerspring mattress with the plush comfort of hypallergenic memory foam for a medium feel
  • A thick layer of memory foam conforms to your curves to help eliminate pressure points and increase comfort
  • Compressed and shipped in a box for convenient delivery and setup, this universally comfortable mattress makes relaxing easy
  • Available in a medium firm 8 inch profile, a medium 10 inch profile, or a plush 12 inch profile that also features gel infusions and individually encased coils
  • Packaging process may leave small brown flecks called carbons in the mattress packaging; These carbons are harmless pieces of plastic and will not stick to your mattress; 10 year limited warranty

Please note, there is also a 12 inch option for this mattress (described as most plush). I will review it in a separate post. Why? Because the 12 inch hybrid mattress has its very own star rating and reviews. It would be remiss to try and give it a fair write up by combining it with the 8 and 10 inch.

Overview

Linenspa was founded in 2003 with the vision of creating quality bedding for a price everyone can afford.  They market themselves as  superb quality, good value, great service and good fashion sense. A visit to their website gives you the vibe they want to be your friend, with their fun promotional video and Instagram hashtag. Their slogan is “life happens, sleep it off”.  Their great service is reflected on Amazon: they are very active there answering questions from customers. I think this is great, as it builds trust. I’ve looked at other mattresses where the companies are totally silent.

A hybrid mattress usually contains two popular elements of other mattresses, hence the name.  They are popular for a wide range of people. This Linenspa hybrid is made of memory foam and innersprings. It is described as “universally comfortable” with a medium feel.

Pros and Cons

linenspa hybrid mattress pros and cons

Even though I’ve listed the short trial period as a con, you need to know that this is actually very common for this price point on Amazon. If you want a mattress with a 100 night sleep trial, you’ll be looking at spending more money.

Sometimes, you can get a sleep trial when you buy direct from the manufacturer instead of through Amazon (as a sweetener to save them needing Amazon as a middle man) but this is not the case here: the Linenspa website directs you to Amazon to buy their products.

Technical Info

When researching this article, I found Linenspa had the easiest to find and most transparent breakdown of the materials used in their mattresses of all the reviews I have written so far. It was refreshing to see such a clear breakdown of the materials used in their mattresses right there in their homepage.

Linenspa mattresses are designed in the United States and then made in China. If you would prefer a mattress manufactured in the States, Snuggle Pedic will be a better choice for you.

Materials

Outer Cover: quilted memory foam for a plush feeling surface layer.

Inner Cover: rayon and polyester blend.

Comfort Layer: memory foam which Linenspa describe as “curve hugging”.

Base Layer: tempered steel springs and dense support foam. The individual coils that are attached to the top and bottom of the base part of the mattress but not to each other. Innersprings also provide the mattress with breathability as air can circulate around them.

The materials used inside this mattress are:

  • 53% Polyester Fiber
  • 39% Rayon Fiber
  • 6% Polyurethane Foam
  • 2% Polypropylene Fiber

Basically, in a hybrid mattress such as this one, the springs provide the support of the mattress and the memory foam layers provide the comfort.

I had a bit of a hard time figuring out exactly what the fire retardant barrier in this Linenspa mattress is. On Amazon, I had seen Linenspa state multiple times that it was the rayon/polyester blend cover that acts as the barrier. On yet other questions I saw them answer multiple times that it had a fiberglass layer, which many memory foam mattresses use for a fire retardant layer. These questions seemed to be the most recent, yet there was no mention of fiberglass fibers in anyone’s comments, so I was confused to say the least. I decided to put their prided customer service to the test and ask them myself. They responded within 24 hours confirming they do NOT use fiberglass in this mattress. Here’s the screen shot from my email, alerting me to the answer of my Amazon question:

linenspa amazon answer

Shipping and warranty

The Linenspa Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress comes with a  10 year warranty, which is pretty much  standard in the current mattress market.

You will get free shipping when you purchase from Amazon or from Linenspa directly. This mattress is eligible for Prime, so if you are a Prime member on Amazon you should have it at your door within 2 days of ordering from Amazon.

Trial period: 30 days. Linenspa advise they will help you organize a return if you purchased it directly from them, otherwise you will go through Amazon’s customer service (who by all accounts are great with helping to organize mattress returns).

Which Linenspa Hybrid Is Right For You?

Linenspa Hybrid Mattress Height Profiles

I’ve decided to break this down into two sections, the 8 inch and the 10 inch. Even though Amazon has grouped them together for selling purposes, it became clearer and clearer to me as I researched this review that there would be a distinct group of customers for each mattress and whichever one they choose could change their whole experience of the mattress. Overall, most people would agree that these mattresses have a medium firm feel, with a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale the commonly agreed number.

Eight inch is best for:

  • Bunks or children’s beds
  • Youth
  • In a camper or trailer
  • Linenspa also advises the 8 inch is best for stomach sleepers, as it is the firmest. A firmer mattress (but still comfortable and supportive) is important for stomach sleepers as it stops your hips from dropping and putting pressure on your spine, which can happen when stomach sleeping on a soft mattress. However, if your body weight is light you would also be fine with the 10 inch (I’d also recommend 10 inch for a stomach sleeper who shares a bed with another person)
  • Guest rooms

Ten inch is best for:

  • Pretty much anyone else, really! The 10 inch should suit most adults and will probably feel more comfortable than the 8 inch.

FAQ

I read through all the questions on Amazon for you. Nearly a thousand of them! These were questions that popped up over and over again:

  • Does this mattress come in a box?
    • Yes, even though this mattress has springs, it still comes in a box.
  • Are the coils noisy?
    • Generally no. Some people found they made a noise when they were unboxing the mattress but that was it. Others reported that if you jump around on the bed (think kid’s pillow fight) you would hear them. But in general sleeping? No.
  • How well does it hold up?
    • There are plenty of happy customers who have owned their Linenspa mattress longer than a year reporting on Amazon. You might find the “how to use” section of the review helpful if you want to make sure you get the best from your new mattress. Also, it has 10 year warranty which provides some peace of mind.
  • Can it be used on bunk beds?
    • Yes, this mattress works well on bunk beds.
  • Can it be rolled up for storage?
    • No. Once the mattress has been released from its packaging and decompressed it cannot be made smaller again.
  • Will it feel hot to sleep on?
    • The springs really help increase the breathability of this mattress. I scoured the negative reviews for complaints about sleeping hot on this one and came up empty handed.
  • Does it have a weight limit?
    • No. Linenspa do not specify a weight limit, only saying the mattress can “accommodate any reasonable amount of weight”. There are many people weighing more than 250lb who comfortably use this mattress without any issues.
  • Does it need to sit on a boxspring?
    • This question was asked a lot. I’m not sure if it’s a natural consequence of there being many questions, or if people are concerned about this particular mattress. Anyway, the answer is that the mattress will go on any firm, clean, supportive surface. That includes boxsprings, slat bases, metal grate bases, and adjustable beds.

How To Use

Decompressing the mattress: Linenspa advise that there is no fixed time for mattress expansion, and that when it looks “fluffy and comfortable” it’s ready to sleep on. Linenspa expect this will probably happen on the first day, but like other mattress in a box companies, they advise it could take up to 48 hours. Leaving it in a warm well ventilated room will help, as the temperature and airflow will help it expand more quickly. If you’re finding it’s taking longer, it could be because a lot of weight was put on the box during transit. You can still use it while you wait. Make sure you decompress the mattress within a week of delivery to avoid any issues.

Off gassing: The mattress will more than likely have a slight odor from the memory foam and packaging. If this bothers you, be prepared to let the mattress air out for 24-48 hours before you use it. Opening it in a ventilated space works double time to help it decompress, as mentioned above. Off gassing odor does not seem to be a major complaint among customers who have purchased this mattress.

Using on a slat base: So the mattress is well supported, the slats should be no wider than 4 inches apart. That is is stated on the Linenspa website, but I saw them answer a question with 3 inches on Amazon. I therefore would personally recommend no wider than  3 inches as this will provide a more supportive base.

Rotating the mattress: Linenspa recommend you rotate the mattress every time you change the sheets. This seems a bit excessive to me, since the general guide is around every 6 months. However, this is what Linenspa advise and the mattress is reasonably light weight and therefore easier for one person to move than some of its competitors.

Cleaning: spot clean with a mild detergent. It’s always best to use a mattress protector as any stains or spills could void your warranty.

What are people who love this mattress doing differently to others?

I like to include this section in my reviews because often when I read through all the negative reviews of a mattress, I find common problems that could easily be avoided. If people knew from the outset how to get the most from their specific mattress, then they may not have left a negative review.  It is not to say that there are no genuinely bad reviews of the mattress, there always will be. I include this purely to help you enjoy your mattress and to feel a bit less put off by some of the negative comments that are not necessarily to do with the true performance of the mattress. I’ve outlined some concerns you may not be able to do much about in the next section.

  • Make sure that if you buy on Amazon, the seller is Amazon or Linenspa. Why? It will be guaranteed not to have bedbugs. And many of the negative reviews are about bedbugs (although in some of them it was clear it was not actually bedbugs). Amazon is now a giant marketplace, with lots of different sellers, so if you buy this mattress from someone other than Linenspa or Amazon, it could be second hand or been opened. The links I provide in this review will only take you to items sold by Amazon so you will have no problems with this.
  • They know how to contact the seller if they have a problem. Lots of people reported the mattress didn’t feel right for them (the firmness of a mattress is subjective, this is rated medium firm but there will always be people who don’t agree). They then left a negative review because they were disappointed they could not return it. As long as you are within your 30 day window, you can return this mattress. You just need to contact Amazon or Linenspa to arrange it. You do not need to feel disappointed and stuck with a mattress you do not like.
  • They make sure the mattress is being used on a firm, supportive base. I found some negative reviewers who could have had a better mattress experience if they had the mattress on a newer box spring, a slat base with slats no wider than 3-4 inches, or a metal frame with a support in the middle. People were leaving negative reviews complaining of the mattress sagging but in fact it was due to it not being on a supportive enough base, which will make any mattress feel saggy (I have therefore seen this comment as a negative on many mattresses).

My Conclusion

I think this mattress is  a good budget buy. I’d get the 8 inch for my kids or for my guest bed, I wouldn’t get it for myself. I’d get the 10 inch for myself and my husband. I believe this mattress has a sturdy construction and Linenspa offer great customer service. I’d be happy to buy one of their products, especially since so many people are pleasantly surprised by how well this mattress performs for its price.

Check Out The 5 Most Popular Linenspa Mattresses

Bestseller No. 1
Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Medium-Firm Feel-Twin Mattress, White
  • 8 inch hybrid mattress combine hypallergenic memory foam with the traditional support of an innerspring mattress for a medium-firm feel perfect for kids rooms, guest beds, or an affordable low-profile option
  • A plush layer of memory foam helps align the spine to minimize pressure points for increased comfort
  • Finished with a cozy knit cover, this mattress is compressed as a bed in a box for convenient delivery and setup
  • Available in a medium firm 8 inch profile, a medium 10 inch profile, or a plush 12 inch profile that also features gel infusions and individually encased coils
  • Packaging process may leave small brown flecks called carbons in the mattress packaging; These carbons are harmless pieces of plastic and will not stick to your mattress; 10 year limited warranty
Bestseller No. 2
LINENSPA 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress - Ultra Plush - Individually Encased Coils - Sleeps Cooler Than Regular Memory Foam - Edge Support - Quilted Foam Cover - Queen
  • This high-profile hybrid combines the edge support of an innerspring mattress with the comfort and adaptability of memory foam
  • Heavy gauge, 8-inch coils topped with transition foam and a 2-inch layer of gel memory foam make this the softest bed in the LINENSPA line
  • Gel-infused memory foam provides extra support and dissipates heat normally locked in by memory foam
  • Mattress comes compressed and rolled for shipping and easy setup
  • Backed by a 10-year warranty against manufacturer defects
SaleBestseller No. 3
LINENSPA 10 Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress - Supportive - Responsive Feel - Medium Firm - Temperature Neutral - Twin
  • Four layers of foam and latex give this mattress a supportive feel without being overly firm
  • Latex is temperature neutral, so this hybrid will sleep cooler than an all foam mattress
  • High-quality steel coils are individually wrapped for excellent motion isolation and encased in foam to provide edge support
  • Mattress comes compressed and rolled for shipping and easy setup
  • Backed by a 10-year warranty against manufacturer defects
Bestseller No. 4
Linenspa 6-Inch Spring Mattress - Twin
  • Your purchase includes one Linenspa 6-inch innerspring mattress, in twin size
  • Item's dimensions: 39" W x 75"L x 6"H. Feel: Firm
  • Fits box springs, slatted/platform bed frame and metal grids
  • Remove packaging within 72 hours, and allow an extra 48-72 hours for proper decompression
  • The Linenspa 6-inch Innerspring Mattress is a comfortable, supportive option for toddlers, kids, and teens as their bodies grow and develop
Bestseller No. 5
Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress-Medium Feel-RV Queen, White
  • MEDIUM-FIRM FEEL – This 8 inch hybrid mattress combines hypoallergenic memory foam with the traditional support of an innerspring mattress for a medium-firm feel perfect for kids rooms, guest beds, or an affordable low-profile option
  • CONTOURS TO YOU: Covered in cozy knit., a plush layer of memory foam helps align the spine to minimize pressure points for increased comfort finished with a cozy knit cover
  • EASY TO MOVE - this mattress is compressed as a bed in a box for convenient delivery and setup
  • JUST THE RIGHT SIZE - Available in a medium-firm 8 inch profile, a medium 10 inch profile, or a plush 12 inch profile that work with any mattress base
  • Packaging process may leave small brown flecks called carbons in the mattress packaging; These carbons are harmless pieces of plastic and will not stick to your mattress; 10 year limited warranty

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