Does An IKEA Mattress Come Rolled Up?

IKEA mattresses come rolled up, making them easier to transport and store. Unlike other rolled-up mattresses, IKEA ones do not come in a box but instead are vacuum-sealed in a transparent plastic wrap. Once an IKEA mattress is unrolled, it is recommended to let it expand for 72 hours before sleeping on it.

But can you roll an IKEA mattress up again? Read on to learn more, including why you should wait 72 hours before sleeping on it!

How Long Can You Leave An IKEA Mattress Rolled Up?

IKEA recommends that you unroll your mattress as soon as possible, as the rolling method will take up to 72 hours to expand to its full size and comfort again.

While you can leave an IKEA mattress rolled up, this may extend the time to expand once unrolled.

For memory foam mattresses, you should not leave them rolled up any longer than 2 months; otherwise, the material could become damaged.

Do IKEA Mattresses Come In A Box?

No, IKEA mattresses do not come in a box. Instead, IKEA foam mattresses are rolled up in a clear vacuum-sealed plastic wrap, while spring mattresses come in clear sealed plastic wraps.

Not using boxes makes it easier for customers to transport the mattress and also results in less waste.

Can You Roll An IKEA Mattress Again?

Yes, you can roll an IKEA foam mattress again. However, it may prove difficult as once a mattress is unrolled, it’s tough to roll it back up.

Alternatively, you can fold foam mattresses in half and tie them off with a rope, allowing for better transportation.

If you are moving houses and need to transport an IKEA foam mattress, this video showing how to do it is beneficial!

Remember that you should not bend or roll a spring mattress as this can damage the springs internally.

Do You Have To Wait 72 Hours To Sleep On An IKEA Mattress?

As an IKEA mattress is rolled up for the convenience of transport, your mattress will need to be unrolled and left to expand for a maximum of 72 hours.

This allows the mattress to inflate back to its regular size with form and spring mattresses. Customers can wait 24 hours and begin to use their mattresses, but the recommended time is 72 hours.

In addition, IKEA advises that roll-packed mattresses regain shape within 3-4 days of use.

Will An IKEA Mattress Fit In My Car?

Will An IKEA Mattress Fit In My Car?

Yes, a rolled IKEA mattress (including other furniture) can easily fit into the back of a sedan or hatchback car.

You may have to fold the back seats if your car is smaller. Alternatively, the rolled mattress can also be delivered with a fee starting at $59.

If you know which mattress you intend to purchase, check your measurements beforehand to see if it will fit in your car, as cars come in all shapes and sizes these days.

Measurements for mattresses will be on IKEA’s website or the price tag of the mattress in question if you are searching in-store.

Can You Carry An IKEA Mattress?

In most cases, one person can carry a double IKEA mattress. When in-store, most IKEA mattresses come rolled up with 2 handles for transporting onto the cart and into a car.

Additionally, an IKEA team member will be happy to help carry larger queen and king-size mattresses to your car when in-store.

How Long Does An IKEA Mattress Last?

While it depends on your tastes and the mattress, IKEA recommends changing it every 8 to 10 years to maintain comfort.

However, IKEA also offers a 25-year guarantee with their mattresses, which covers any defects in the material and workmanship of the product.

If you find you cannot afford a new mattress that often and you come across a fault in the mattress, IKEA can repair or replace your mattress at no cost to you.

If you want to learn more about IKEA mattresses, read up on the IKEA mattress return policy, IKEA pillow & duvet return policy, and if IKEA sells Murphy beds.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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