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Linenspa Six Inch Innerspring Mattress: A Great One For A Spare??

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The Linenspa six inch innerspring mattress a consistent top seller on Amazon due to its low price.

This mattress comes with a caveat: it’s great for those spare rooms or kids or for short term use, but the fact that it’s only 6 inches high, and made from innersprings not individually wrapped coils means it’s not great for every day use.

People clearly love this mattress though: at the time of writing it was the ONLY pure innerspring mattress in the Amazon top 40 mattress chart. Here’s what we’ll cover together in this Linenspa 6 Inch Innerspring Mattress Review:

Linenspa 6 Inch Spring Mattress, Twin, White
  • 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

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, for every mattress they sell there. I think this is great, as it builds trust. They get a lot of questions, so this would be taking up hours and hours.  I’ve looked at other mattresses where the companies are totally silent and rely on fellow customers to do that work for them instead.

I mentioned above that the Linenspa six inch innerspring mattress is the only innerspring mattress in the top 40 of Amazon. Innerspring mattresses have  been around longer than other mattress types, such as memory foam or latex. According to The Sleep Help Institute, they still make up around two thirds of mattress sales so they are definitely not the dying breed which that figure might suggest. I am thinking that for online mattress sales from places such as Amazon, people think more of memory foam etc, and therefore innerspring mattresses remain more in the domain of the traditional bricks and mortar stores.

Pros and Cons

linenspa six inch innerspring mattress pros and cons table

Technical Info

The Linenspa six inch innerspring mattress is a mattress with a firm feel. It is composed of mostly of the supporting innersprings, with a very thin comfort layer.

Materials

From the top of the mattress to the bottom, here is a breakdown of the mattress composition.

At the top of the mattress, there is a 100% polyester quilted cover (which goes over the whole mattress) with a cotton fire resistant layer in the top portion.

Underneath this you can see the thin foam layer which provides the “comfort layer” cushioning.

There is a felt pad underneath the foam layer for even insulation.

These inner material layers are made of : 62% polyester fiber, 18% rayon fiber, 15% polyurethane foam and 5% polypropylene fiber.

The support layer, which is the bulk of this mattress, is six inches of tempered steel coils.

The mattress is CertiPUR-US certified and is reported to have virtually no off-gassing odor when opened.

It is a very light mattress. For example, the queen size weighs 52lb. Many customers reported their children (some as young as six) were able to carry this mattress around easily.

Shipping and warranty

This mattress is eligible for Amazon Prime, so you could have it at your door for free extremely quickly if you are a member. Otherwise, you can expect free standard shipping from Amazon or Linenspa.

Linenspa provide a 10 year warranty, which is pretty much standard across the current mattress market.

I have mentioned it above, but please be aware that this mattress only comes with a 30 night trial period.

Who Is It Best Suited To?

Linenspa market this mattress as being suitable for kid’s bedrooms, RVs, and guest Rooms. The promotional video doesn’t even suggest you use it anywhere else, so they’re very clear about the fact that this is not an every day mattress. I

I therefore also recommend that if you are purchasing this mattress, use it for:

  • a child’s bed (read my conclusion below for a better alternative for similar money)
  • bunk beds
  • a trundle bed
  • guest room
  • RV

The reasons it is most suitable for these purposes are that the low profile makes it fit well onto a bunk or trundler, while a firmer feel is more likely to feel comfortable for children.

I actually have a very similar mattress for my 4 year old, and it’s working pretty well for him. I think it might be 8 inches high though.

An adult would  fare better on a mattress that will do a better job of supporting and responding to pressure points than this mattress will.

This made me wonder if the high number of one star reviews was due to adults purchasing this mattress for their every day bed, when it is probably not a good choice for this purpose.

FAQ

Due to this mattress being an innerspring mattress, some of the types of questions people were asking about it were different than if it were a memory foam, latex, or hybrid mattress. Some of the questions I believe were also due to the pricing and profile of this mattress. I’ve explained why I’ve included some of the questions as I go through them.

  • Are the springs noisy?
    • This is a question that always pops up with spring beds. Happily with this mattress, most customers report no, they are not noisy.
  • Can you flip it?
    • Due to there being the felt and foam layer at the top of the mattress as the comfort layer, no you cannot flip it. This is an important thing to note, as traditionally, innerspring mattresses were the same on both sides and therefore required flipping. You’d be sleeping directly on springs and missing out on the comfort layer if you did this on this Linenspa mattress though. Just rotate regularly it for even wear through the springs.
  • Will there be an off-gassing smell?
    • No there will not. Linenspa and customers agree that you may notice a slight smell from the packaging to start with but it will dissipate quickly.
  • Can it be used as a fold up bed? This question was common for this particular mattress as people are clearly buying it for spare sleeping spaces. Its low six inch profile lends itself to trundle and bunk beds well, so the natural question people have is if it can be used in other temporary bedding spaces.
    • No, unfortunately it would not fold well due to the innersprings. If you need to use it as a bed that gets stored away when not in use, it would need to go on a trundle bed.
  • Can I put another mattress on top of this one? This question seemed to be asked by people hoping the mattress could function as a cheap boxspring.
    • No, it is not recommended. This mattress is designed to be used as a mattress only. However, if you purchased it and wanted to customize the feel, you could add a topper to it. You would still need to use it on an appropriate base. If you are looking for a new bed base, please do not buy this mattress intending to use it as that.
  • What weight can it accommodate?
    • Linenspa state their mattresses can accommodate any “reasonable” amount of weight without ever putting an exact number on it. However, as this is a very firm, thin mattress which the company themselves say is best for  a child’s room or a dorm room at a push, I would not recommend it for anyone older than a young adult. Other customers who own this bed have estimated a weight limit of 150lb based on their own experiences with the mattress.

How To Use

I always include this section in my reviews to provide any specific pointers (beyond open, lie down, go to sleep, of course!) to help people get the most from the mattress we are talking about.

  • This mattress is suitable for a slat base (with slats no more than 3 inches wide) or a metal grid. It is not suitable for use on an adjustable base. I noticed the Linenspa imagery on their website shows the mattress as being suitable for a boxspring, but they have said not to use it with a boxspring on Amazon. I’d stick to a slat or grid if I was using this mattress.
  • You do not have to rush to open the boxed mattress, like you do with memory foam mattresses. The reason for this with memory foam mattresses is to avoid decompression issues with the memory foam, which this mattress does not have. Although, of course if you want try the mattress within its 30 day return window, you’ll want to open it sooner rather than later.
  • You may find you need to either get some new sheets or tuck the ones you have in really firmly. People have noted that due to the low six inch profile of this mattress, the sheets can fit loosely and then end up bunching.

My Conclusion

In short, I wouldn’t buy this mattress. It just sounds too flimsy to me. Even though I have a similar one for my kid, I think it’s actually taller.

There are too many people complaining even their kids found it flimsy, when I know you could get an infinitely better mattress for not much more money. It’s very cheap for a reason, but there are better budget mattresses out there. I think that it is so popular but does not get the same number of reviews is that people buy it as a cheap solution for small children, put it on their bed and forget about it. So maybe there are more happy users out there than we know. But still, I think you can do better.

Some Better Options From Linenspa

SaleBestseller 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 5 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress - Firm Support - Twin, White
  • 5 inch thick memory foam mattress with firm support
  • 1 inch comfort layer made of gel-infused memory foam for pressure point relief
  • 4 inches of high density base foam for proper back support, This mattress is designed to be used with a metal grid, platform, slat or traditional box spring base
  • Mattress is rolled, compressed and boxed for convenient delivery and setup
  • Backed by a 10-year warranty against manufacturer defects
Bestseller No. 3
Linenspa 6 Inch Spring Mattress, Twin, White
  • 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. 4
LINENSPA 3 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Twin Mattress Topper
  • 3 incheses of ultra plush memory foam that conforms to your curves and hugs you to sleep
  • Infused with temperature regulating gel beads that capture and dissipate heat to help prevent overheating
  • Comfortable memory foam distributes weight evenly to align the spine and alleviate pressure points
  • Available in plush 2 inches and 3 inches profiles; the 3 inches topper will hug your body more than the 2 inches topper
SaleBestseller No. 5
Linenspa 10 Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress - Supportive - Responsive Feel - Medium Firm - Temperature Neutral - California King
  • 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

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