How Much Does a Bed Weigh: An Analysis

I have been crazy bored and started building this website while stuck in Thailand. And a few things that I learned while doing research is that there is no unbiased information about bed frames and mattresses on the Internet.

Everyone wants to sell something or get a commission sending you to a seller website.

Twin beds weigh on average 35.7 lbs for a box spring, 35.3 lbs for foam mattresses, and 27.2 lbs for a bed frame for a total of 98.2 lbs. Or 71 lbs without a box spring.

But no website provides information that truly helps a person who is looking for information to help them make an important purchase. They cost a lot of money and we spend about one-third of our lives in one… so where is the good information?

Bed frames, box spring mattresses, and mattress, and averages costs for top sellers summarized from research charts below (USD):

TypeTwinFullQueenKing
Box spring132.76148.66156.33177.63
Platform frame
65.49

95.67

113.95

124.65
Top 30 mattress
163.00

190.62

203.50

272.79
Avg cost228.49286.29317.45397.44

How Much Does a Twin Box Spring Cost

The table below uses the data from Table 1.1 for calculating averages.

Table 1.0 Averages for Twin Box Spring Mattresses

ProductAverage WeightAverage Cost
box spring mattress35.7 lb$132.76
per inch of height5.1 lb$18.96
7-8” box springs37.98 lb$109.84
9-10” box springs32.22 lb$180.75

Table 1.1 Top 10 Selling Twin Box Spring Mattress Prices

BrandModelHeightWeightPrice*
ZinusArmita926.2$123.99
Classic
Brands
Instant
Foundation
844$98.13
ZinusArmita725.7$118.97
Sleep
Master
BiFold7.529.7$174.48
ZinusJustina1036$139.00
MainstaysQuad-Fold7.552.5$72.50
Modern
Sleep
Hercules
Folding
7.532$74.99
Modern
Sleep
Instant
Foundation
436$78.30
EnForcePlatform
Base
7.544$119.99
Beautyrest
Silver
Standard940.7$270.00
SertaiComfort926$190.00

* Price as of May 31, 2020 Sources: Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Macys

How Much Does a Foam Mattress Cost

The table below uses the data from Table 5.1 for calculating averages (if you are looking to buy one please consider reading my 15 tips here and my advice here).

Table 2.0 Averages for Twin Mattress Costs and Weights

ProductAverage
weight lb
Average
Cost
Foam mattress35.3$163.00
Per inch of height3.8$17.72
6”22.8$101.77
8”25.5$139.71
10”40.7$182.53
12”46.3$209.83

Table 2.1 Top 11 Selling Twin Mattress Prices and Weights

ManufacturerModelHeight
inches
Weight
lb
Price*
ZinusGel-Infused
Green Tea
1244.3$169.66
ZinusGel-Infused
Green Tea
826.6$123.64
ZinusGel-Infused
Green Tea
620.8$83.68
ZinusGreen Tea1239.6$209.00
ZinusGreen Tea1033.1$182.94
ZinusGreen Tea827.2$110.89
ZinusGreen Tea620.4$98.56
LinenspaMemory Foam and
Innerspring Hybrid
1256.9$234.96
LinenspaMemory Foam and
Innerspring Hybrid
1046.2$159.99
LinenspaMemory Foam and
Innerspring Hybrid
8
30$105.26
Best Price MattressMemory Foam1246.7$246.01
Best Price MattressMemory Foam1043$161.35
Best Price MattressMemory Foam832.4$135.44
Best Price MattressMemory Foam624$99.00
Ashley FurnitureChime Express1243
$218.49
Ashley FurnitureChime Express1032$173.33
Ashley FurnitureChime Express830$141.99
ZinusPressure Relief
Cloud
1240.4$238.42
ZinusPressure Relief
Cloud
1037.2$201.19
ZinusPressure Relief
Cloud
831.1$199.98
ModwayAveline1037$214.99
ModwayAveline831$175.50
ModwayAveline626$125.82
Olee SleepOmega Hybrid1052.5$134.29
Signature SleepMemoir1240.5$192.99
Signature SleepMemoir1033$181.78
Signature SleepMemoir825.5$125.00
Live and SleepCool Bed
in a Box
1040.5$229.95
AshleySignature
Design
1259$169.11
AshleySignature
Design
1052$185.51
AshleySignature
Design
8
NA

* Price as of May 31, 2020 Source: Amazon

Table 3.0 Twin Bed Platforms Average Cost & Weight

ProductAverage
weight lb
Average
Cost
Platform Bed Frames27.2$74.08

Table 3.1 Top 11 Selling Twin Cost

ManufacturerModelHeight
inches
Weight
lb
Price*Source
AmazonBasicsFoldable1426.3$65.49Amazon
Olee SleepSteel Slat1833.3$94.05Amazon
Classic BrandsHercules1424$59.25Amazon
MainstaysMetal Platform1421.5$49.60Walmart
PremierFlex with Wood Slats1434$65.08Walmart
Rest HavenSteel Platform1422$64.99Walmart
ZinusSpa Sensations1420$37.91Walmart
BlackstoneSmart Base14NA$119.99Costco
OteliaMetal Platform1327.8$89.99Wayafair
3Platform with Headboard1427$69.99Wayfair
FlemingtonPlatform with Headboard1436$98.49Wayfair

Sources: Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Wayfair

The same infomation is available for different sizes with the below links:

Check out my article on how to save money by building your own simple and cheap bunk beds here.

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