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A Bed Buyer’s Guide to Charlotte Mattress Stores

Dubbed The Queen City, Charlotte is a southern jewel that boasts an abundance of natural and human-made attractions.

Sprawling out from the banks of the Catawba River, the metropolis consists of several neighborhoods teeming with life and a diverse and inclusive populace. Chock full of culture and opportunity and emanating southern hospitality, the magnificent city attracts visitors and residents from around the country and beyond.

Charlotte has something for everyone, from colorful art districts to historical corridors to scenic parks and hiking trails. This applies to its mattress selection as well.

Whether you’ve just moved to Crown Town or are a long-time resident looking to upgrade your existing mattress, you’ll be pleased to find there’s no shortage of high-quality options available. Like many major cities, Charlotte’s shopping selection includes big-name sellers like Mattress Firm, American Mattress, American Freight, The Original Mattress Factory, and America’s Mattress Warehouse.

However, Charlotte is also home to several smaller, regional, or locally-owned stores that provide a more personalized shopping experience and an opportunity to support small businesses.

1. No Bull! Mattress & More

No Bull! Mattress & More is a chain store that guarantees some of the industry’s lowest mattress and bedding prices. According to the website, founder and owner Gary Swallow started the business—originally just one store on Monroe Road—in response to hearing friends and acquaintances complain about high mattress prices and disingenuous sales practices.

Per the company website, No Bull! Mattress & More operates with a philosophy proclaimed in its name. They keep overhead costs low by cutting out flashy showrooms, expensive marketing campaigns, and “phony sales” and operate with an honest, customer-centered approach.

The chain now includes five locations in Charleston, SC, including two locations in Charlotte, and shops in Gastonia, Matthews, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina; Largo, FL, and Cherry Hill, NJ.

No Bull! Mattress & More is best for those who prioritize budget before brand names. They allow you to directly compare their products with big brand counterparts with similar technologies and designs. They also sell bases and box springs.

The company earned high praise from customers with an average rating of 4 on Yelp from 24 customer reviews and 4.8 stars from 23 votes on Facebook.

  • Address: 2928 Monroe Rd Charlotte, NC 28205

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm

  • Phone: (704) 332-8090

2. Affordable Furniture and Mattress

Affordable Furniture & Mattress is a small local store serving the greater Charlotte area. With a motto, “every day is a sale,” the shop proclaims itself to be South Charlotte’s number-one discount furniture store.

You’ll find mattress brands such as New Millenium, Energie, 21st Century, Opal, Sleep E-Z, Golden Selection, Soft Impressions, and Spinal Care in the showroom. Most products are under $500.

In addition to mattresses, they offer various furnishings, including bedroom and dinette sets, sofas and loveseats, and area rugs, in an array of styles from traditional to contemporary.

They offer free layaway with no service charge, same-day delivery on all products, and a 90-day purchase financing option.

Affordable Furniture & Mattress also gives back to the community via discounts for churches, group homes, and other organizations that serve the less fortunate.

Customers praise the store’s prices and customer service, giving it an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 among sites such as Google, Facebook, and Yelp.

  • Address: 5102 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28217

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1om-6pm

  • Phone: (980) 938-6113

3. Dilworth Mattress Factory

Dilworth Mattress Factory, located in the city’s historic South End, has served the community for almost a century. In 1931 founder T.F. Philbeck established the factory, where he handmade and renovated mattresses.

Upon his retirement, his son-in-law Eddie Hirsch took over and expanded the business to service hotels and hospitals. When he died in 1972, Hirsch’s wife and son took the reins, expanding Dilworth Mattress once more to the factory and direct-to-consumer enterprise it is today.

True to its name, Dilworth is still a mattress factory. You won’t find big brands in the showroom, but instead, products made on-site.

The Eastover, which Dilworth started producing in 1975, is the company’s best-selling innerspring mattress line, consisting of four different models.

The Lennox is their second line of innerspring mattresses and comes in plush or firm. There are also four latex mattresses to choose from, including Blue Heaven, Blue Heaven Plus, Performance, and Natural Sleep.

According to the website, Dilworth gets all of its materials from the same sources as major brands like Simmons, Serta, Seely, Sterns & Foster, and Kingsdown. They also utilize natural Talalay latex, organic cotton and wool, and made-in-the-U.S. memory foam.

The site also proudly proclaims 90 percent of its business comes from repeat customers and word-of-mouth referrals.

  • Address: 211 W Worthington Ave Charlotte, NC 28203​

  • Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 10:30am-4pm, Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday 10:30am-4pm, Saturday 11am-3pm, Sunday and after hours by appointment

  • Phone: (704) 333-6564

4. BoxDrop Carolinas

BoxDrop Carolinas is a small direct-to-consumer discount mattress store. They specialize in buying clearance and closeout products directly from major manufacturers, including Sapphire Sleep, Nature’s Sleep, Royal Heritage, and Beautyrest, then selling these to consumers from their Charlotte warehouse.

In addition to cutting out the middleman, BoxDrop Carolinas reduces costs by operating on an appointment-only basis. They offer a range of products, including pillowtop mattresses, Euro-top mattresses, firm mattresses, and specialty sleep options.

They have two locations: the main Charlotte warehouse and BoxDrop Russellville, but they do not provide delivery or in-home setup.

The company has about 300 positive Google reviews with an average score of 4.9 out of 5, along with a 5-star rating average on Facebook and 4.5 on Yelp. Reviewers generally commend the low prices, quality, and customer service.

  • Address: 1814 Westinghouse Blvd Charlotte, NC 28273

  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
  • Phone: (704) 234-7414

5. Sweet Dreams Mattresses & More

Sweet Dreams Mattresses & More is a local family-owned establishment with a location in Sanford and another in Southern Pines. The family founded the mattress store in 2002 after losing their previous business, a used furniture and antique shop, in a fire.

In 2016, the owners saw the opportunity to pay it forward after Hurricane Matthew. According to the website, most old mattresses they remove upon delivery are still in good condition. Rather than taking usable mattresses to the dump, they decided to donate 300 of these pre-owned mattresses to those in need. The company continues to give back through the Dreams 4 All Foundation.

They carry a broad selection of mattresses from a wide range of big-name brands, including Stearns & Foster, Tempurpedic, Paramount, Sealy, Serta, Joma Wool, BeautyRest, Private Label Foundation, and Hypnos Nature’s Reign.

The store also carries mattress accessories and bedding, such as cooling and support pillows, mattress toppers and protectors and sheets, and a broad selection of chairs.

Sweet Dreams Mattresses & More offers comfort trials only if it is the brand’s policy to provide them. Similarly, warranties are manufacturer-only. Otherwise, there are no refunds offered once a mattress is delivered. The shop has an average 5-star rating on Google and Facebook.

  • Address: 150 Commerce Ave., Southern Pines
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
  • Phone: (910) 246-2233

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