Definition of Warranty

Meaning of the Term as it Pertains to Mattresses

What is a Warranty?

A warranty is a manufacturer's written statement that guarantees the quality and performance of a mattress. Warranties protect customers from being stuck with a faulty mattress because manufacturers replace products that do not perform as promised. Typically, warranties cover any manufacturer defects in mattresses. Warranties do not cover any stains, rips, or general damage that a user may cause to a mattress.

Most mattresses come with some kind of warranty. Mattresses may carry ported or non-ported warranties. Ported warranties require owners to cover part of the cost of replacement, depending on the duration of ownership. Non-ported warranties require manufacturers to cover the entire cost of replacement. Warranty duration also varies by mattress. Basic warranties last about five to 10 years; however, luxury mattress models may be guaranteed for 15, 20, or 25 years.