Google “Zinus Green Tea Foam Mattress” and you’ll see pages and pages of reviews by lifestyle websites and bloggers. And what’s most mind boggling is that this mattress is constantly sold out on the Amazon US site, and its product page has just over 58,000 reviews (at the time of writing this), with an average rating of 4.5/5 stars — which is incredible. That’s A LOT of reviews and an impressively high rating from that many people.
Above: Zinus 15cm Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress (6″), from $149.
It was this foam mattress that introduced me to Zinus, a mattress brand that also carries a range of bed frames and sofas, which makes sense considering they are in the business of things you can lie and sit down on. Zinus was founded in 1979 in South Korea, and has a company philosophy of comfort and affordability in its products — and the prices will surprise you (for example, the best-selling Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress starts from just $149.)
In Singapore, Zinus is sold online through its own website and at Robinsons. There are different offerings on both sites; for example Robinsons stocks the Green Tea Mattress in the 4″ thickness, but the Zinus website sells the 6″ and thicker. Also, prices on the Zinus website are lower, and there’s a much wider range of products to choose from.
What’s also interesting about the brand is their 100-Day Free Trial policy. If you’re not happy with your purchase, you can return it within 100 days, but there are certain terms to adhere to, such as trying the mattress for at least 30 days, showing proof of purchase and paying for the return trip. On top of this, the mattresses have a 10-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects. This is really the peace of mind any buyer needs when purchasing anything that needs to last years.
To find out more about the products and best-sellers, I spoke to Marcus Goh, Zinus’ Country Manager for Singapore and Malaysia.
What’s the best-selling Zinus mattress in Singapore?
Our best selling mattress is none other than our iCoil® 10” Spring Mattress. Apart from its irresistible price of $279 for a Queen size mattress, we understand from our customers who purchased the mattress that it is really comfortable – Medium Firm (6/10). It is very unusual for a pocketed spring mattress at 10” thick to sell at such a price. Well, other than Zinus’s strategy to always offer great products at affordable prices to the consumers around the world, it is also a way for us to say thank you to our loyal supporters.
Above: Zinus 25cm Tight Top iCoil® Mattress (10″), from $179.
Which is the most value-for-money mattress?
It is again our iCoil® 10” Spring Mattress. It is one of the best value-for-money pocket spring mattresses in Singapore for the past 2 years. It has garnered 4.9 stars rating across marketplaces such as Lazada and Shopee in Singapore. Coming with 10 years warranty and 100-Days Free Trial. It is certainly worth every penny.
Which is the most luxurious mattress?
Our most luxurious mattress model is our iCoil® Hybrid Latex & Cool Gel Memory Foam 2.0 “Cool” Series Box Top Mattress (14”). This model is equivalent to those luxurious mattresses that are sold in the market; in fact to us, it is our Hotel Collection feel. With a Medium Soft feel of 5/10 firmness, coupled with Extreme Cool Fabric on the top, and 100% Natural Latex and Cool Gel Infused Memory Foam within, this iCoil pocketed spring mattress is a gem. Suitable for any type of sleeper, especially those who like a softer luxurious hotel type of feel.
Above: Zinus 35.5cm iCoil® Hybrid Latex & Cool Gel Memory Foam 2.0 “Cool” Series Box Top Mattress (14”), From $849.
How does one choose between a foam and spring mattress?
Well, the most significant difference between a memory foam mattress to a spring mattress is the comfort feel. A gradual sinking feeling gives your body a real chance to relax into the mattress while still providing the right support for your body. Memory foam mattresses are great to provide pressure relief for your body. They are also generally lighter and can greatly reduce motion transfer during sleep.
Above: Zinus 5 Inch High Density Foam Mattress, From $99.
On the other hand, a spring mattress will provide you with greater support. Pocketed spring mattresses can reduce any partner disturbances due to toss and turn. As the pocketed spring will react to your body shape and weight, you will feel that your body will be well supported when you sleep.
Above: Zinus 20cm Bonnell Mattress (8″) MKII, from $169.
In this part of the world, most of us are accustomed to a spring mattress feel. Although we have to say that memory foam mattresses are beginning to get their well-deserved fan base for the past decade. The good news is that Zinus has a wide range of Hybrid Mattresses which have the best of both worlds — Pocketed Spring and Memory Foam.
Above: Zinus 25cm Euro Top Latex Hybrid Spring Mattress (10″), from $309.
How are ingredients like green tea, olive oil and charcoal infused into the mattresses? What are their benefits?
Our signature Green Tea Memory Foam Mattresses are produced with green tea oil extract; it is natural and non-toxic. There is a special process of extracting the oil from its leaves, and with special foam making machines, we are able to produce our best selling Green Tea Memory Foam Mattresses. The same process applies to our Olive Oil Memory Foam. As for our Charcoal Memory Foam, charcoal is treated, finely ground and infused into natural seed oil, before it is baked in our special foam machine. All our memory foams use natural seed oils or plant extract oil, so what it does mean is that it will be non-toxic and non harmful to human beings. While green tea is naturally antimicrobial, charcoal is great to eliminate any odour and can keep moisture at bay.
What is considered a proper foundation for a mattress? Is it ok for a mattress to be on the floor?
A proper foundation will be the one that can withstand the weight of the mattress and the persons sleeping on it. The base of the foundation should be solid and not flexible. A flexible base will not deliver the optimum support for your body and it will change the feel of your mattress — with a flexible base, your mattress will feel softer than it would normally feel. For our Zinus bedframes or foundations, they can take up to 250kg for Queen or King sizes, and it comes with 5 years warranty to give you a piece of mind.
Above: Zinus Lottie Upholstered Platform Bed Frame, from $279 (left), and Ironline Platform Bed Base Grey (10″), from $245 (right).
Is a mattress topper necessary?
It is important for customers to get a mattress that suits them. That for us, is essential. Getting the right mattress will not only allow them to have a better quality of sleep, but it will also help them save some money in buying an additional topper for their mattress. For us, a Topper is used to refresh the feel of the mattress. For example, if their mattresses are too firm, they can purchase a softer topper to ‘soften’ their mattresses, so that they can sleep better with lesser pressure points.
Above: The Zinus Memory Foam Toppers in 3” Cool Gel (left) and 4” Green Tea (right), both from $159.
How does Zinus keep prices so low?
Zinus’ business strategy has always been delivering best value for money products to our customers. All our products are flat-packed in a box, including our bedframe and sofa! Yes, you heard that right. Even our sofa is packed in a box! Our flat-packed technology not only reduces our shipping costs, it also greatly reduces domestic delivery cost.
Above: Zinus box packaging.
Of course, this is not all. Our vertical integration business model allows us to greatly reduce middleman costs. We produce our own Foam and Spring from our own factories around the world.
Shop Zinus at WWW.ZINUS.COM.SG.
All photos courtesy Zinus.