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Mid-Range Mattress Ratings
The mid-range mattress peer group consists exclusively of mattresses with pocket coil cores and prices that will typically range in the $1,000 to $3,000 range. These products are neither marketed or sold as luxury mattresses, yet in many cases they will enjoy many of the same comfort and support attributes as their luxury-mattress counterparts (but without the luxury mattress prices!)
Two Upgrades awarded on January 6, 2012 – The Stearns & Foster Berkeley Square was upgraded to 5 Stars the highest rating available and the Simmons Beautyrest Belmont was upgraded to 4 Stars. These changes reflect the growing number of reviews within this Peer Group and the ever-evolving nature of this ratings system. —C Fitch, Site Editor
In this section, our premium-quality detailed Mattress Reviews will provide the following information on each mattress:
1 – Complete Mattress Review that outlines feature strengths, weaknesses and “Who Should Buy This Mattress.”
2 – Our unique Mattress Ratings Overview grid (see below) that provides a summary of the review contents as well as our unique Star Rating.
3 – The Target Mattress Pricing details that provide guidance for appropriate pricing on the product.
4 – Two alternative options for each mattress reviewed so that shoppers can read about a comparable product.
5 – An opportunity to share your personal experience with the product or suggestions for other site visitors.
Why Our Mattress Ratings Work
Without question, our mattress reviews and ratings offer site visitors a comprehensive, one-stop overview on a variety of mattresses. Given the insight and detail that goes into each review, it makes sense why so many shoppers stop by our site and find the guidance and advice they are seeking… simply by taking the time to read our reviews. However, we believe that the science behind our ratings and reviews is what really makes our website unique. Our Star Ratings, for example, are distributed as follows:
This type of distribution means a couple of things. The first is that it is much more difficult earn a 5-star rating than it is to earn 2, 3, and 4 Stars. This means only the absolute best (5 Stars) mattresses will have the privilege of being rated as 5 Stars (consequently, only the worst will be awarded 1-Star). The second and more-important point worth noting is that the ratings are not “stagnant.” That means that as the products continue to evolve, today’s 5-Star mattress will be tomorrows 4-Star mattress, then next year’s 3-Star mattress and eventually a 2-Star mattress (assuming the industry continues to improve itself and evolve). The unfortunate reality is that even a “decent” or “fair” mattress will get labeled as 1-Star. But in life, there are always winners and losers and unfortunately that is what our unique Star rating system sheds light on.
Another reason this works is that it compares similar products. In this section, only mid-range mattresses are compared, which creates a “fair” playing field when comparing mattresses. This is essential because a value-priced King Koil simply will not stack up to a Simmons Beautyrest World Class collection product. It simply is not fair to pit such products against one another (whereas other sites feel that a mattress is a mattress is a mattress which is completely inaccurate and irresponsible of them).
So please take a look around and see for yourself how the mid-range mattresses stack up against one another. Remember to check our Target Mattress Pricing to see what you should pay for the product and make sure to visit our Mattress Buying Guide to see what you should be looking for in a mattress.
As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback. Simply leave a comment or write to us at qstkmedia(at)gmail(dot)com.