In 1846, Stearns & Foster was founded by businessmen George Sullivan Stearns and Seth Cutter Foster, a dealer of cotton goods in Cincinnati, Ohio. They produced cotton wadding and upholstery for horse carriages, never intending to manufacture mattresses. It didn’t take long, though, for Stearns & Foster to become one of the oldest leaders in the mattress manufacturing industry.
Stearns & Foster realized that creating an ideal luxury mattress takes time, care, and skill, so they hired only certified master craftsmen to handcraft each mattress. They used the finest-quality durable materials available, emphasizing detailed stitching, embroidered borders, hand tufting, and personal signatures. These traditions are among the many this 175-year-old company is known for and continues following.
In 1993, Stearns & Foster merged with Sealy Incorporated and, eventually, Tempur-Pedic in 2012. Tempur Sealy International Incorporated, based in Lexington, Kentucky, is now the largest bedding manufacturer in the world. All Stearns & Foster mattresses are handcrafted here in the United States of America with craftsmanship, high-quality and comfort as their focus. The group is committed to improving sleep every night with their tried-and-true, time-tested brands, including Stearns & Foster, Tempur, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, and Sealy Posturepedic.
Stearns & Foster Innerspring Technology
All Stearns & Foster beds are built on their patented, nested, continuous-coil-within-coil design support core and are topped with high-quality memory foam and TEMPUR-Indulge memory foam materials to provide the perfect balance of comfort and support.
It takes four master craftsmen around eight hours to complete one Stearns & Foster mattress from start to finish – at least twice the amount of time it takes to manufacture other luxury mattresses. This is why every mattress is hand-stitched and hand-signed once it is complete.
Stearns & Foster’s exclusive IntelliCoil system consists of twice-tempered, individually wrapped titanium alloy coils that conform to the curves of your body, along with a foam-encased edge that contains a border rod to provide optimal edge support. The cone-shaped inner coil is designed to provide the necessary support needed for all types of sleepers, so the more pressure or weight applied to this coil, the more needed support it provides.
Stearns & Foster’s newest innovation is their exclusive IntelliFlex hybrid system that adds a layer of memory foam to the top of each innerspring. This creates individual innerspring pockets that perfectly conform to each sleeper’s unique shape and allows an incredible level of airflow to deliver a cool, comfortable sleep environment.
Stearns & Foster also offers minimized sagging, the ability to withstand extreme heat and quality control. All features are certified through various daily testing procedures.Stearns & Foster Mattress Lines
The Stearns & Foster mattress collection at Mattress Express includes choices for every type of sleeper.
The Stearns & Foster Reserve is hand-tufted, handcrafted and designed with enhanced durability. It features an Intellicoil HD innerspring system, a PrecisionEdge 3 high-density coil border, and a ventilated coil system with external air vents in its support core. Its comfort layer features TEMPUR-Indulge memory foam, Intellicoil Micro, and a stretch-knit Tencel cover.
The Stearns & Foster Reserve is available in a medium-tight top and a soft, firm or duo euro pillowtop mattress.
Lux Hybrid Series
The Stearns & Foster Lux Hybrid features an exclusive IntelliFlex Hybrid system that adds a layer of signature memory foam to the top of each innerspring for contouring support. It also features over 500 air channels for incredible airflow and breathability. The Lux Hybrid offers a cover made of Tencel – a soft, silky, moisture-wicking knit fabric – and a lush velvet that enhances the top edge of the mattress with contrasting silver air vents and elegant embroidery.
Choose from a soft, medium or firm in the Stearns & Foster Lux Hybrid line.
Lux Estate Series
The Stearns & Foster Estate Lux Collection is handcrafted with an IntelliCoil innerspring support core, a ventilated coil system that works with four external air vents, PrecisionEdge coils, a comfort core of premium TEMPURE-Indulge memory foam, and a Tencel fabric cover.
You can choose from a medium or ultra-firm tight top, or a soft, medium or firm euro pillowtop.
The Stearns & Foster Estate Collection is handcrafted with an IntelliCoil innerspring support core, which is a ventilated coil system that works with four external air vents. It also offers PrecisionEdge coils topped with a comfort core of high-quality memory foam and a Tencel fabric cover.
The Stearns & Foster Estate Collection is available in a soft, firm or ultra-firm tight top or a soft or firm euro pillowtop.
The Studio collection features a support core of pocketed coils, reinforced edges, and a ventilated coil system with four external air vents. It also features a comfort layer that consists of high-quality memory foam and a moisture-wicking Tencel fabric cover.
You can choose from a medium-tight top style or a medium euro pillowtop style.
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Choosing a Stearns & Foster Mattress
When it comes to buying a new mattress, there are many options to consider. It can be overwhelming, but the most important thing is finding the right mattress for your sleeping position and body type.
The three main sleeping positions are stomach, side, and back, but many individuals are actually combination sleepers.
A medium-to-plush mattress such as the Stearns & Foster Reserve medium tight top, Stearns & Foster Lux Estate plush or medium euro pillow top are recommended if you are a side sleeper. Each option will properly support your spine’s natural alignment while contouring to your hips and shoulders to provide pressure-point relief.
If you are a stomach sleeper, a medium-firm to firm mattress is recommended to help keep your spine appropriately aligned throughout the night and your hips or shoulders from sinking in too far. The Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Hybrid in firm or the Stearns & Foster Estate in a tight top firm or euro pillow top firm are strong options.
If you are a back sleeper, you also require a medium to firm mattress that provides adequate support and spinal alignment. The Stearns & Foster Lux Hybrid in a firm or Stearns & Foster Lux Estate in a medium tight top or firm euro pillowtop are well-suited for back sleepers.
Those who are lighter weight may enjoy a softer mattress. For those who are also side sleepers, you may prefer the Stearns & Foster Lux Estate plush or medium euro pillowtop mattress. For those who are stomach and back sleepers, you may prefer the Stearns & Foster Lux Estate medium euro pillowtop mattress.
For those who are heavier, you may prefer a firmer mattress that aligns with your sleeping position. If you are a side sleeper, you may prefer the Stearns & Foster Reserve medium-tight top mattress. For stomach or back sleepers, you may prefer the Stearns & Foster Lux Hybrid in a firm mattress.
The final factor when selecting a mattress is your own personal preference. Although a medium may be the safest choice when choosing a mattress, you may like the feel of a plusher or firmer version. Your body will help you decide what feels best to you.
Shop Stearns & Foster at Mattress Express
No matter what type of sleeper you are or position you sleep in, Stearns & Foster has a mattress for you. Stop into any of our Mattress Express locations and a sleep specialist will help you uncover which Stearns & Foster mattress will best fit your wants and needs.