Looking for a queen in the Ottawa Area


First time posting. I am looking for a queen mattress as I have moved out from my parents and have space for a larger bed. Currently on a twin. I am 180 lbs and 6.1. I visited sleep country and the sales man showed me a sealy posturepedic optimum mattress that they have on sale. (i never know if these sales are to just to get rid of mattresses that they cant sell otherwise). He offered a price of around 576 (tax included). I visited a local manufacturer later in the day. It is called Hardy Mattresses and feather inc. The sales man helped me out and I lay on one of the beds for a god 20 minutes. It was a 1.8 lb foam mattress that they manufacture themselves. He offered me the mattress, boxspring and frame for 850 CAD tax included. He stressed that they dont have a warranty but a guarantee were they dont follow the bullshit that major mattress brands go through to get out of honoring warranties. I really don’t know if this is a good deal and which bed I should go with.

Its just kinda stressful as I have a twin coil bed that I really like and Im afraid that my new bed wont be as comfortable.

Any help would be appreciated.

Hi crawford,

As you can see in this thread … Hardy Mattresses and Feather Inc has been making mattresses for many years and they are certainly one of the better choices in the Ottawa area.

As you can also see from the information, guidelines, and steps in post #1 here (which is always the place to start when you are looking for a new mattress) … they are exactly the type of local manufacturer that I would be focusing on and the major brands like Sealy and the chain stores where they are usually sold are the mattresses I would avoid completely.

If you have tested the mattress for PPP (Pressure relief, Posture and alignment, and Personal preferences) then the quality and value of mattresses at these types of manufacturers are usually much higher than the major brands.

The warranties or “guarantees” that are usually offered by the smaller manufacturers are part of their customer service and as you can see in post #174 here the warranties of the major manufacturers are mostly about marketing and have little to nothing to do with their quality or how long a mattress will last before it needs to be replaced.

Hope this helps :slight_smile:


Thank you very much for you input.