Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress Review
Zinus is a new challenger at cheap end of memory foam mattress market. Their Zinus Memory Foam mattresses always cost less than other brands like LUCID, Best Price, etc. Some brands are too shy to allow us to know who is behind products. But Zinus isn’t a secretive company. It’s a South Korea brand with primary factory located in Xiamen, southeast China. They manufacture comfort products related to bed including mattresses, foundations and pillows. They created and own three mattress brands, Spa Sensations, Night Therapy, and Vivon. Actually, they’re manufacturer of Sleep Master, which is also entry-level memory foam mattress brand. Zinus’s strength is their mattresses contain more green material less chemical ingredients. Green Tea feature they emphasize is they add green tea extract to memory foam formula to deodorize bad smell.
What Zinus memory foam mattress have?
Green tea little horrible smell
As a new comer in memory foam mattress industry, Zinus doesn’t have that much customers as its competition. But their mattress owners are satisfied and few complained about stench. Most people reported they didn’t notice any horrible smell but detected slight green tea scent they were comfortable with. Natural, renewable green tea extract allows owners to get used to it easily. It’s a plus, compared to other manufacturers using chemical ingredients for odor control. All their products are CertiPur-US certified. That means Zinus memory foam mattresses don’t contain toxic chemical ingredients and are safe to us.
Soft to medium
As writing of this review, Zinus memory foam green tea mattress has three styles available: 8 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch. 12-inch has 5-inch memory foam comfort layer so it could be expected that you will sink much on it. 4.5-inch comfort foam on 10-inch style also can give you a complete sinking feeling. 8-inch has only 4-inch memory foam. Based on owner reports, 12-inch and 10-inch is soft to medium and 8-inch medium to firm. Thick memory foam layer feels soft and gives feeling of sleeping in a cloud, while relatively thinner layer feels firm not that cushy. Sleeper weight is another important factor affects how you feel. Heavy persons usually feel firm on mattress with thinner memory foam and soft on one with thicker foam.
Cheapest of cheapest
Zinus entering the market increased the competition that has already been very fierce. As consumers, we welcome more manufacturers because that gives us greater choice of products. Zinus is offering 12-inch queen size memory foam mattress below $300. Very few brands can give that offer. Since they’re factory direct and don’t allocate much budget on advertisements or marketing, it can cut off its cost very much and sell at very low price. Pay $200 or $300 for a decent quality memory foam mattress, why not.
Zinus changed their memory foam formula and replaced nearly 20% fossil fuels with sustainable plant-seed oil. That doesn’t affect comfort and performance but also make mattress green and more eco-friendly. It performs very well in pressure relief, motion isolation, etc. Owners have sufficient support and contouring experience with each part aligned appropriately.
Zinus is offering 30 day free return period. Customers can return it for any reason to the company if you buy it from Zinus website or to Amazon if you buy through Amazon. The best part is you don’t need to pay the transportation fee for returning item.
Zinus memory foam mattresses are eligible for 10 year limited warranty. And their warranty isn’t different from other brands. Defects in materials and workmanship are covered by warranty but normal increase of softness is excluded. For any sag in the mattress, it must be visible and greater than 1.5 inches. Owners are responsible for handling and shipping fees. Not using the heating pad or electric blanket is specified by the warranty. Besides, you need to get a stain resistant pad to protect the mattress.
Poor quality control
Most China memory foam mattresses on the market have CertiPur-US certification and they may be tested for containing no toxic materials. But the quality cannot be tested. Zinus green tea memory foam mattress has the similar issue bothering many other China made memory foams. Poor quality and longevity are the main complaints and they’re also becoming big problems of Zinus owners. Some owners report the mattress is too soft but some complain it’s too firm. The inconsistent firmness prevents people from getting their preferred comfort and causes or aggravates back pains.
Poor quality control also leads to high rate of defects and customers are more likely to receive lemon mattresses. Many Zinus owners complain their mattress never expand to its full size for example 8-inch model is only 5 or 6 inches thick. And sometimes mattress size doesn’t comply with the standard like the queen size may be bigger or smaller for the standard dimension. More seriously, due to poor quality control, China made memory foam tends to lose firmness and sag in a year. It can’t provide comfortable sleep for us but aches in shoulders, back and hips. And we have to buy a new mattress.
Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress isn’t that good but not that bad. It’s a new comer to the market. The longevity and durability need the test of the time. Results have come up caused by poor quality control and Zinus should take action to improve it. The mattress is very cheap and overall quality is good. If you’re very lucky not to get a defective mattress, you will be very satisfied like most owners. It’s not the end of the world even if you get one since you can return it in 30 days with all your money back.