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Floyd Mattress Review (2019)

There’s a brand new bed on the mattress scene, and it goes by the name of Floyd. The Floyd Mattress is a medium firm, bed-in-a-box hybrid that was just recently released by furniture company Floyd. It’s got a few interesting features (including CertiPUR-US certified foams and more than 1,000 pocketed coils), so let’s see if it deserves a hearty welcome to the mattress world!

I was already familiar with the Floyd Bed Frame, so I was curious to try out the brand’s first mattress. I put it through all of my usual tests to determine how it stacks up, and I’m excited to share the findings of my Floyd Mattress Review!

Is this new hybrid ideal for your sleep needs? Read through my comprehensive review to find out! Or, if you’re short on time, jump on down to my review summary.

Floyd Home
Floyd Home
Floyd Home

The Floyd mattress and bed frame are great options for those looking to spruce up their bedroom.

Brand Snapshot

Floyd is a furniture company that’s mostly known for its non-bed-related furniture. That said, the brand has already begun to establish itself in the mattress world with the Floyd Bed Frame, which I’ll talk more about later in the review. The company is all about building furniture that lasts and combating the disposable furniture trend.

Because the Floyd Mattress is the first bed from Floyd, I’m going to focus exclusively on this mattress in this review. So let’s get into it by taking a look at the Floyd’s construction!

Floyd Mattress
The Floyd mattress and bed frame in Sleepopolis

What is the Floyd Mattress Made Of?

The Floyd Mattress has a pretty straightforward hybrid construction. It layers memory foam over pocketed coils for a medium-firm feel that balances comfort and support. That could be good news for combo sleepers, who need to feel both comfortable and supported in several positions.

It’s worth noting that Floyd prioritizes safe materials in the mattress. All of the foams meet CertiPUR-US standards, which means they’re free of ozone depleters, flame retardants, formaldehyde, heavy metals, and phthalates. They’re also low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)!

Now that you know what isn’t in the mattress, let’s take a look at what is!

Cover – The thin cover is made of Tencel, a soft, smooth, and sustainable material. It’s known for being fairly breathable, so it could help the mattress sleep a little cooler.

Comfort Layer – Underneath the cover you’ll find a comfort layer of open-cell memory foam that’s infused with copper and graphite. As you’d expect from memory foam, this layer has a slow response to pressure and provides nice contouring and some pressure relief. While memory foam is known for trapping heat, the open-cell construction allows for more airflow and the copper and graphite infusions help draw heat away from the sleeper — good news for people who like memory foam but don’t want to sleep hot.

Floyd Mattress Cover
Taking a closer look at the Floyd mattress cover

Transition Layer – Next up is a transition layer of poly foam. It’s firmer than the memory foam above, but not as firm as the pocketed coils below, so helps (ahem) transition you from the softer layer to the more supportive one. This section also contributes to the bed’s medium-firm feel, which is likely to appeal to combo sleepers because it offers a balance of comfort and support in several positions.

Support Layer – Beneath the transition layer, you’ll find more than 1,000 pocketed coils, which give the bed the kind of bounce that you’d expect from a traditional innerspring mattress. The coils are individually wrapped, which means they can move independently. This helps cut down on motion transfer, which is important if you share a bed with a partner. The coils are also zoned, with firm, high-gauge coils around the perimeter of the bed to shore up the edge support. This could be helpful for couples or larger folks who want to maximize the surface area of their mattress.

Foundation Layer – At the bottom of the mattress, you’ll find a foundation layer that features a grippy material to help prevent the mattress from sliding around on a bed frame.

Floyd Mattress Materials
Taking a look at the materials used in the Floyd mattress

How Firm is the Floyd Mattress?

Knowing what’s inside of a mattress is an important piece of the puzzle, but it’s not all there is to it! Now, let’s explore what it feels like to be on top of the Floyd Mattress — starting with its firmness.

Of course, firmness is somewhat subjective, because everybody has their own preferences and varies when it comes to weight, size, shape, and so on. So keep this in mind when reading my assessment!

Floyd Mattress Firmness
I found the Floyd to have a medium firmness

Speaking of my assessment: I found this mattress to be around a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The industry standard for medium firmness is 6.5, so I’d say this mattress is on the softer side of medium-firm.

What lands the Floyd in the medium-firm camp? While it has soft memory foam on top, that gentleness is balanced out by the firmer transitional poly foam layer and supportive pocketed coils. Together, these layers provide good mobility and a balance of comfort and support. This could be ideal for folks who prefer a bouncy feel and for combo sleepers who change positions throughout the night.

Floyd Home
Floyd Home
Floyd Home

The Floyd mattress and bed frame are great options for those looking to spruce up their bedroom.

Testing the Floyd Mattress

Okay, so you know the Floyd is just a hair softer than medium-firm. Now, let’s dive deeper into what it’s like to sleep on this mattress by taking a look at Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer!

Pressure Relief

You know the Queen song “Under Pressure”? Pressure Relief is about the opposite of that. Basically, it’s about a bed’s ability to relieve tension at sensitive areas (e.g. the hips, lower back, and shoulders). To test out the pressure relief on the Floyd Mattress, I turned to my handy pressure map.

Here’s how it works: I roll out the pressure map on top of the mattress and hop on top. The map tracks my body’s force as I move around and try out different positions on the bed. Low-pressure areas are highlighted in blue, while the highest pressure areas show up as red.

Floyd Mattress Pressure
Pressure map results for the Floyd mattress

Back – When I’m lying on my back, I feel like my weight is evenly distributed and don’t feel any pressure points. I sink into the comfort layer’s memory foam just a little bit and feel some contouring around my body without losing support. Thanks to the pocketed coils, I don’t feel stuck on the mattress, and it’s easy to change positions. This could appeal to combo sleepers who switch positions during the night.

Side – When I arrive on my side, I feel pretty comfortable — so I was surprised to see the pressure map flagging hot spots at my shoulders and hips. As your shoulders press into the structure over the course of the night, they could sink through the top soft layer and interact mostly with the firm coils. If you’re a strict side sleeper who likes to sink deep into your mattress, then you might want a softer bed. But if you’re a combo sleeper who only spends part of the night in this position, you might feel okay here.

Stomach – Last but certainly not least, I rolled onto my stomach. While I don’t feel any pressure hot spots, I do feel like my hips are sinking in a bit too much. Strict stomach sleepers or heavier folks who spend time on their stomachs will probably need firmer support to keep their spines aligned in a healthy position.

Floyd Mattress Relax
The medium firmness of the the Floyd is good for back and side combo sleepers

Motion Transfer

I don’t think Queen ever wrote a song about Motion Transfer, but it’s important nonetheless! Motion Transfer is all about the amount of movement that’s detectable from one side of the bed to the other. It lets you know whether you’ll feel your sleeping partner’s movements if they’re prone to shifting around during the night.

To mimic motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb steel ball from 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches. These heights represent different movements, from (respectively) tossing and turning to getting out of bed or full-on jumping. I measured the disturbance caused by each of these drops: The bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance!

Floyd Mattress Motion
Motion transfer test results for the Floyd mattress

Because the Floyd Mattress is a hybrid, I was curious to see how it would perform. Memory foam is known for minimizing motion transfer, while coils generally… aren’t. In Floyd’s case, the two seem to cancel each other out. The mattress performed pretty well during my motion transfer tests, no doubt thanks to the memory foam on top. At the same time, you do still see some disturbance because this is a bouncy mattress. I’d say the mattress is about average when it comes to minimizing motion transfer.

Floyd Bed Frame Setup

Speaking of bed frames: It’s worth touching on the construction of the Floyd Bed Frame, which is pretty unique. It has a super minimalist construction and doesn’t require any tools to put together — not even screws! Instead, the frame is held together with straps. If that sounds suspect, you might be surprised to learn that it’s actually really sturdy. I feel well supported when I’m on a mattress on top of this frame.

Is the Floyd Mattress Right for You?

Alright, you now know a lot about one of the newest mattresses around. Just one question remains: Is the Floyd Mattress right for you? I can’t tell you that, but I can help you out with a summary of my review!

Floyd Home
Floyd Home
Floyd Home

The Floyd mattress and bed frame are great options for those looking to spruce up their bedroom.

Pros

  • The Floyd could be a great option for combo sleepers. It’s medium-firm and offers a balance of support and pressure relief in multiple positions, which is often the sweet spot for people looking to stay comfortable in several positions throughout the night.
  • This mattress is also a good choice if you’re looking for a bed with a fair amount of bounce. The pocketed coils create a springy feel that’s similar to a traditional innerspring mattress, which lets you change positions without feeling stuck.
  • Finally, the Floyd is also worth considering if you like a memory foam feel. The memory foam in the comfort layer offers some nice body contouring and pressure relief.

Cons

  • This probably won’t be a great fit for strict stomach sleepers. If you spend a lot of time in this position, you might feel your hips sinking in, which can cause the spine to get out of alignment and lead to aches and pains. Strict stomach sleepers are probably better off looking for a mattress with firmer support.
  • Much like stomach sleepers, heavy folks may find that they’re not supported enough by this mattress. You might sink through the foam layers and feel too much of the coils underneath. If you’re on the heavier side, you might want to look for something with a more solid build.
Floyd Mattress Side
I found sleeping on my side on the Floyd to be comfortable

Basics

  • Trial: 30 Days
  • Shipping: Free
  • Warranty: 10 Years

How Much Does the Floyd Mattress Cost?

Floyd Home
Floyd Home
Floyd Home

The Floyd mattress and bed frame are great options for those looking to spruce up their bedroom.

SizeDimensionsPrice
Twin38" x 75" x 10"$795
Twin XL38" x 80" x 10"$895
Full53" x 75" x 10"$995
Queen60" x 80" x 10"$1,095
King76" x 80" x 10"$1,195

 

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Logan Block
Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.
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