This Emma Original mattress review is done on Emma’s signature mattress. The Original grabbed our attention as word got around this could be the best mattress in the UK. Of course, we jumped at the opportunity to see if it lives up to the hype.
Let’s dive right into the Emma Original mattress review (SUMMARY AT THE END).
Emma Original Mattress Construction
The Emma Original has 3 distinct foam layers; top airgocell® layer, memory foam layer and a base polyfoam layer. All of these foam layers have their own unique function, but how well do they work in harmony?
We will start off by mentioning that the mattress is proudly made right here in the UK and complies with BS 7177 regulation, this just means it is fire retardant and this is common throughout all mattresses available in the UK.
Emma Original Cover
The top cover is made of 100% polyester. Polyester is very durable and hydrophobic which means it dries very quickly. Emma has used hollow polyester fibres which regulates humidity very effectively. The grey underside is made of 89% polyester and 11% polypropylene which makes it extra resistant to abrasion. The 3d-mesh texture supports air circulation has non slip properties.
The Emma Original cover includes 4 handles, many of the mattresses we have reviewed don’t have handles for easy manoeuvring so this is a plus. The cover is also removable and machine washable at 40 degrees Celsius, which is also not common in the UK online mattress industry.
Emma Original Foam Layers
1. Top Comfort Layer (3cm)
The comfort layer is built from Emma’s own trademarked Airgocell® foam. In simple terms, it’s foam with more air pores than your traditional polyurethane foam which works to reduce heat throughout the night.
Additionally, this layer has quick pressure responsiveness to conform to your body’s movements. The intent behind the foam structure is to give you a cool, soft cloud-like feeling. Yet still allowing the other two layers to provide support and pressure relief.
2. Middle Memory Foam Layer (2cm)
Unlike the top layer, this intermediate layer has slow responsiveness. This distributes the pressure equally to contour your body. This visco-elastic memory foam layer purpose is to provide relief especially for those with back problems. Memory foam has a reputation of causing overheating during the night but its positioning under the top cooling layer helps to reduce this.
3. Supportive Base Layer (19cm)
A good mattress always has a firm and sturdy foundation, the base layer supports you where it matters. The cold foam base layer has shoulder and hip zoning. This sounds fancy but it is just cut out channels in the foam (also called castellated). The zoning is positioned at your hips and shoulder areas are to allow for more give/sinkage to ensure the best spinal alignment possible.
How Thick Is the Emma Original Mattress?
In total, the mattress is 25cm thick so your bed sheets will fit. It is also worth mentioning that the mattress can hold up to a maximum of 20 stones or 130 kg per person. If you need a mattress that can hold even more weight, we recommend you head over to our Nectar mattress review.
Emma Original Mattress Firmness
From this Emma Original mattress review, we have given it a 6,5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This range works best for couples with differing sleeping preferences as it’s more versatile. Again, spinal alignment and even weight distribution are best maintained on a medium firmness level.
Emma’s thinking behind targeting a medium feel mattress is to reach a vast majority of UK’s sleeping needs. We recommend giving it a few days to adjust to your body in order to feel the full pressure relieving benefits.
Aesthetics and Design
There seems to be a trend among all the online mattresses in the UK, they are all blue, white and grey. The colours are practical, grey underneath and a clean white on top.
What we do particularly like is the blue zip that runs along the sides of the mattress. Although it’s nice to know you have a great looking mattress, this should not be the main deciding factor as most of the time a bed sheet will be placed over.
Emma Mattress Trial and Warranty
The Emma Original mattress comes with a 100-night risk-free trial which allows anyone to return it within that time frame and receive a full refund. No questions asked, yes you read correctly! Simply contact customer service and they will handle the rest.
The idea behind it is to allow anyone to actually try the mattress in the comfort of your own home to get a true feeling if this mattress is best for them. The returned mattresses are either recycled or given to charities like the British Heart Foundation and Debra.
The mattress also comes with a 10-year warranty on dimensional stability and durability of the core materials. This ensures safety in the long run.
Emma Mattress Delivery
The Emma Original mattress is vacuum sealed and rolled into a stylish 45x45x110 cm box. We did a bit of research for this Emma Original mattress review and we received some feedback from customers that you should not keep the mattress in the box for more than two weeks as this may affect the expansion of the mattress when you do decide to open it.
The mattress is delivered by UPS or DDP depending on the size ordered. Delivery is in 2-5 business days from the date of order. It must be added that UPS will send you a tracking code one day before. The box includes a handy unboxing tool and manual.
Additional Services Offered by Emma
Emma provides an old mattress removal service at a fee of £35. This will be carried out by a third party who will collect the mattress from any room of your choice. The mattresses will either be recycled or disposed of. Please know this can only be added with your mattress order and not after you order the mattress. To be on the safe side you can always order it and claim a refund if you don’t decide to use it.
Additionally, they offer Saturday delivery also for £35, which will be delivered between 9 am and 12 am. This is perfect for those working throughout the week.
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Emma Original Price and Sizes
The reason we are doing this Emma Original mattress review is to give you all the information possible so you can make an informed decision, but we also know that price is a crucial factor when deciding which mattress to get.
Below we put together all the sizes and prices Emma offer. These are standard prices make sure to have a look our DISCOUNTS HERE for big exclusive savings.
PRICE (EXCL. DISCOUNT CODE)
Single size mattress
EU single size mattress
Small double size mattress
Double size mattress
EU double size mattress
King size mattress
EU King size mattress
Super king size mattress
*prices may be subject to change
Emma Original Customer Reviews
We don’t want you to just take our word in this Emma Original mattress review, here are some reviews from their customers:
Here are our last words on this Emma Original mattress review, there is no doubt that this is Emma’s leading mattress, it’s maximum adaptability results from the optimal combination of the three foam layers to assure the perfect night’s sleep. We would recommend the Emma Original mattress to those looking for:
A highly breathable and cooling mattress.
A fairly priced mattress that’s made from the highest quality materials in the UK.
Balanced mattress to help with relief and support.