Bed Buddy Reporting On: Plank Mattress2019-02-26T21:22:06+00:00

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Bed Buddy Reporting On: Plank Mattress

Our research includes a 100 consecutive sleep test, so we can say, ‘YUP, this is what we found, because we really slept on it!’

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FIRMNESS Side 1: 7 (Firm)

Side 2: 9 (Extra Firm)

Durability 4 – The Plank Mattress has a longer-than-average lifespan; this is typical for firmer mattresses, which are less susceptible to sagging than their softer counterparts.
Motion Isolation 4 – Like other all-foam beds, the Plank absorbs and minimizes motion transfer to a noticeable extent, making it a good choice for couples.
Off-gassing 4 – The Plank may off-gass when new, but odors generally dissipate in a matter of days and long-term problems have not been reported.
Conforming 2 – The Plank does not conform very much, even for heavier individuals, which is to be expected of an extremely firm mattress.
Sex 4 – The Plank is quite firm so not really responsive as much as hard compared to most softer all-foam beds.
Temperature Neutrality 4 – The Plank sleeps fairly cool compared to other all-foam beds, due in part to its breathable cotton-poly cover.
Edge Support 4 – The Plank offers stronger edge support than most of its all-foam competitors.
Noise 4 – The Plank produces virtually no noise when bearing weight.
Light side sleeper under 130 LBS 2
Average side sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS 3
Heavy side sleeper over 230 LBS 4
Light back sleeper under 130 LBS 3
Average back sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS 3
Heavy back sleeper over 230 LBS 4
Light stomach sleeper under 130 LBS 3
Average stomach sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS 3
Heavy stomach sleeper over 230 LBS 4
Firmness Rating Side 1: 7 (Firm)

Side 2: 9 (Extra Firm)

Thickness 11 1/2″
Support Core Components Side 1:

1 1/2″ Quilted Foam

2″ TitanFlex Polyfoam

Side 2:

3/4″ Quilted Foam

7″ HD Polyfoam

Comfort Layer Components Not Available
Cover Components Cotton and Polyester Blend
Twin 38W” x 75L” x 11 1/2″
Twin Extra Long (XL) 38W” x 80L” x 11 1/2″
Full 54W” x 75L” x 11 1/2″
Queen 60W” x 80L” x 11 1/2″
King 76W” x 80L” x 11 1/2″
California King 72W” x 84L” x 11 1/2″
Twin $699
Twin Extra Long (XL) $749
Full $799
Queen $999
King $1,249
California King $1,249
Sleep trial 120 Nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 Years
Warranty Transfer Non-Transferable
Delivery Compressed, wrapped in plastic, and shipped in a box
Availability All 50 states and Canada
White Glove Delivery Not Available
Old Mattress Removal Not Available
Customer Service 8 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Brooklyn Bedding, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Company History Brooklyn Bedding, LLC was founded in 2009; its parent company, R&S Mattress, first launched in 1995. The company’s latest product line launched in 2018.
BBB Rating Not Available
Physical Stores Brooklyn Bedding operates 17 brick-and-mortar showrooms in Arizona, as well as two locations in Utah. A full store map is found on the Brooklyn Bedding website. However, please note that the Plank is not sold at any of the company’s physical stores.
Phone 1-888-210-8751

Bed Buddy Report | Verdict |

  • Flippable design offers two different settings and below-average price-point


  • Flippable design offers two different settings
  • Sleeps cooler than many other all-foam models
  • Below-average price-point
  • Free shipping in the contiguous U.S.


  • 120-night sleep trial includes mandatory 30-night break-in period

Bed Buddy Report |Findings |

The Plank from Brooklyn Bedding is a flippable mixed foam mattress. One side features two inches (2″) of gel-infused TitanFlex polyfoam; this side is considered ‘Firm.’ The other side has seven inches (7″) of high-density polyfoam; this side is considered ‘Extra Firm.’

Additionally, both sides have quilted top layers for extra padding; the ‘Firm’ side has one and a half inches (1.5″) of quilted material, while the ‘Extra Firm’ side has a quilted layer measuring three-quarters of an inch (.75″). The mattress also has a breathable cotton-polyester cover that is ideal for hot sleepers.

The Plank is one of the firmest mattresses on the market today. Both sides of the bed are suitable for anyone who prefers exceptionally firm surfaces. As a result, the mattress is suitable for many stomach sleepers and people in the heavyweight group (more than 230 pounds). The Plank has a below-average price-point compared to other foam beds, and Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty for the mattress.


What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Plank? 

Based on my customer feedback, Plank mattresses have received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

The flippable Plank mattress has ‘Firm’ and ‘Extra Firm’ sides. As you can see, the mattress has earned positive ratings from heavier individuals and stomach sleepers – two groups that tend to prefer firmer beds. The Plank is 11.5 inches thick, making it a good option for sleepers who prefer mattresses with average thickness profiles.

For more information on sleeping positions please see my guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.


My testing process found Plank mattresses should also be great for you if… 

  • You are looking for a mattress with a below-average price-point
  • You are a ‘hot sleeper’ looking for a mattress with good temperature neutrality
  • You want a foam mattress that offers minimal conforming
  • Your firmness preferences fluctuate from night to night

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