Sealy Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress Rated 4.66/5 based on 32 customer reviews
Sealy Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress

Sealy Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress

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Sealy has introduced the new Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress to the masses in a joint venture to be sold exclusively through Dreams, but don't let the fact there's no price comparison to be had here, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to this mattress and there's a reason why it has amassed strong reviews in it's brief stint in the public eye.

Let's start with that support system. This mattress has a conventional open coil base, commonly known as traditional sprung. There is nothing wrong with this sort of base, which will provide you with enough support and even-tension across the mattress to give you a comfortable nights sleep.

Onto the top comfort layer, now this is a single sided mattress meaning the comfort layer is only on one side. Very common, not something to worry about. This layer features memory foam in a fair quantity that is going to give you that cloud-like sensation when you lay on it, allowing you to sink into the mattress and absorb some of that warmth and comfort while you sleep. 

With a medium firmness tension, this mattress is going to prove suitable for pretty much everyone and is the go to recommendation when it comes to suitability. If you are on the larger side or suffer from back/neck pain you may wish to consider something firmer, however, it's entirely subjective.

In all, you are getting a brand name product with memory foam and a suitable spring system in a firmness that suits most people, it's priced well and reviews for the mattress are currently very good. 

How does it feel?

Firmness of The Sealy Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.


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Key Performance Indicators
Of The Sealy Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress
Our Key Performance Indicators are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algoritmic data points and user reviews.

Key Performance Indicators

Our Key Performance Indicators are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algoritmic data points and user reviews. For example, a firm pocket spring support layer is more breathable and offers better back support but may prove unsuitable for side sleepers, the reverse is true for a soft-medium tension reflex foam support layer. This is one of 100+ datapoints considered when generating the below ratings.


*Assuming average weight, suitability will vary dependant on body type, use the wizard above for a more tailored guide.
  • Back Sleepers
  • The amount of support offered from a mattress will vary depending on the firmness of the tension and the type of support layer used. Based on a person of average build.
  • Side Sleepers
  • If you sleep on your side you typically need a supportive tension that is not too firm, nor too soft. This is because your hips and shoulders need adequate sinkage.
  • Stomach Sleepers
  • Stomach sleepers need a reasonable amount of tension in the base support layer to adequately offer body contouring and help prevent aches and pains. Results will vary based on your build.


  • Breathability
  • Mattresses that feature breathable materials help promote airflow and keep you cool making for a more hygienic night's sleep.
  • Turning on mattress
  • Certain materials like memory foam can make it difficult to move about on the mattress while you toss and turn. Same too for pillow tops which can create a cloud like sensation which can make manoeuvrability challenging.
  • Stability
  • Depending on the type of support layer in place can have an impact on stability, edge to edge support and roll together prevention. Pocket springs of a firmer tension will have better stability than open coil soft tension, for example.


  • Initial Odour
  • Materials in mattresses, particularly memory foam and rolled bed-in-a-box mattresses can have an initial odour, this is typically short term and reduces considerably within 24 hours.
  • Long Standing Odour
  • Certain materials inside different mattresses can produce a small odour. Typically this is short term rather than long standing but there are minor exceptions.

Brand Rating

  • Overall Brand Rating
  • This is based on community driven customer reviews tied to product reviews and grouped together at a brand level to produce a score.
Radar Analysis
Of The Sealy Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress
Brand: Sealy
Retailer: Dreams
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good

Radar Analysis

Radar Analysis looks at the product, brand and retailer against base norms established within the industry and determines where the product sits by way of established performance metrics.

What Makes The Sealy Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress Great?

Sealy's PostureTech Core Support

The PostureTech Core Support Spring System is a revolutionary and totally unique product that finally addresses the root cause of back pain and neck pain. The system is an innovative mattress design that will help your back by providing the correct amount of support and alignment, allowing you to sleep more comfortably.

Memory Foam layer

Something for the memory foam lovers. Who doesn't love a bit of sinky-floaty and supportive material designed to rebound again and again. Definitely the optimal for comfort in any mattress


Ideal for anyone suffering from allergies. These products are made from materials that do their best to protect you

Comfort Grade - Medium

A Medium firmness mattress is the most common build offered due to the range of suitability offered in such a mattress. This type of mattress will be better suited toward averagely weighted people, while lighter people should opt for a medium-light, and heavier people considering a medium-firm.

Rotate Regularly - Rotate head to toe weekly for the first three months, then every month thereafter

Your mattress should be rotated on a regular basis as this is the easiest way to prolong and increase the longevity of your mattress. The main benefits to regularly rotating your mattress is the continued support and comfort while reducing any risk of sagging that may otherwise occur

Sealy Care Guide

An easy-care guide will provide a walkthrough for keeping mattresses clean and dry. Provide instruction on rotating and/of flipping if necessary. Keeping furniture stable and safe where required.

About Sealy

Sealy has divisions across the world with renowned manufacturing within the high-end bed and mattress segment for over 100 years. For the UK division of Sealy, the mattress factory is inset within the heart of Cumbria which makes an impressive 3500 mattresses per week.


Hand Tufting is a labor intensive process that involves securing the fittings to a mattress rather than having them operate independently and loose within. This small act not only secures, but also leads to the mattress lasting longer and feeling firmer. A hand-tufted mattress is great for anyone looking for additional stability while they sleep.

Single sided - Rotate head to toe weekly for the first three months, then every month thereafter

A single sided mattress is typical for the industry and relates to how  a mattress has the comfort layer on one side of the mattress. only This means that the mattress only needs to be rotated rather than flipped. The benefit of single sided mattresses is that they require less upkeep in that there's no flipping, but also, there's less components involved in the creation which saves costs.

Online only

This mattress is not sold in stores and is instead an online-only model. That works quite well for us, since our core line-up or reviews and specification highlights are all based around online models.

Made in the UK

These are made and manufactured in the UK, meaning that they all meet the same exceptional quality and durability that we expect from genuine UK manufacturing.

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Customer Reviews For The Sealy Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress

Based on 32 reviews
Real comfy

Having purchased online, I hadn't tested the quality of the mattress,so my 1st night felt a bit strange as I had never slept on a mattress with a memory foam layer. By 2nd night I knew what to expect. I have never really been a good sleeper, but this product changed that. Every night is so so comfy. I used to wake up with sore joints and muscles but not anymore. Well worth the money

Sealy beds and mattresses always spot on!

We moved house a year ago and bought a new Sealy bed. Our old Sealy bed was relegated to guest bed. However the mattress was 8 years old so we decided to replace it with a Sealy mattress from Dreams. Again the mattress quality and comfort consistent. It is our 5 th Sealy bed/mattress. However the recycling offered and deliver process was excellent

A good all rounder

I bought this mattress after much discussion with my partner. I prefer a soft mattress she prefers something firmer preferably a memory foam mattress. This mattress suits us both and we have had some of the best nights sleep since replacing our existing mattress with this one. We would highly recommend.

New Sealy mattress

My new Sealy mattress is beautifully made, very comfortable, and has everything I was looking for in a new mattress. My Previous bed was also made from Sealy and lasted me twelve years. So thought it was time to replace as I suffer backache and decided on on firmer support. Delighted with my new purchase

Comfortable traditional spring mattress

I bought this mattress in an effort to get a good nights sleep in spite of a metal hip replacement and arthritis. This mattress has solved my problems. I supports me very well whilst being comfortable at the same time. Very happy with my purchase.

A great nights sleep

We were long overdue a new mattress but we were quite shocked by the difference! Suddenly we are both getting a good night and getting up refreshed. A lovely firm, comfortable mattress that I would heartily recommend to anyone

Comfiest mattress

Me and my partner bought this mattress 2 month ago and it is a delight to get in bed. No more sore back when the alarm clock ring, if anything you dont want to get out of bed to go to work no more. We love it !!!!!!!!

Very comfortable

Bought this 2 weeks ago and find it very comfortable. My sore and aching back is now feeling much better. Chose this due to the description of traditional sprung which proved to be accurate.

Great mattress for a great price

This is a lovely mattress. Its supportive and with an extra layer of memory foam it give that added feel of luxury with out the huge price tag. Would defiantly recommend

Excellent glad we choose this 1

Really pleased with this mattress.i suffer with disc problems so wanted a good supportive mattress .well pleased.had a great nights sleep.looking forward to many more

You can feel the quality

Had this bed for a few weeks now. The quality is excellent. Slightly firmer than expected given is a medium rating for firmness. however overall happy

Super comfortable

Recently bought this mattress for spare room our guests have said that the mattress was very comfortable. Depth of mattress is very good too

Nice mattress overall

Nice mattress so far. It loses one star because my wife finds it could do with some more padding, probably some memory foam.

Good product

Very comfortable mattress, quite firm. I didn't realise how awful my old mattress was until purchasing this one, heaven!

greaat sealy mattress

ffirst time that i have had a sealy mattress and i am glad that i bought this best nights sleep since i have had this

Great service

Excellent quality excellent and professional and friendly helpful service from delivery men , should be commended

not that good for the price of it

I bought it over a week ago I thought it would help me sleep better but it doesn't i still have pains in my back


I bought this a month ago and I'm pleased with the comfort it gives me. I made a good choice with this product.

great comfortable pattern relaxing

I bought this matteress for the first time from Dreams & am so plese that I went back & bought for my kids


I gave this a four star as this mattress is really comfortable for the price , will be using Dreams again.

Excellent bargain!

Got this mattress at an excellent price. So glad I did bought it - slept much better since it arrived.

Good mattress

We had this product a month ago and it's a nice comfortable mattress but the springs are very creaky.

Best mattress I have ever owned.

I bought this 3 weeks ago. Sleeping really well now. Everything it's description said is frue

Good quality

Was a bit firm to start with. The mattress has become comfortable. No rolling in the middle.

So comfy

I bought a this mattress 2 weeks ago and me and my Husband have had the best nights sleep.

Not too firm, not too soft

Bought this a few weeks ago at a very reasonable price. Have slept like a baby ever since.


Much better sleep since I've received my mattress, very comfortable, good mattress

So comfy

So so comfy purchased without trying in store and it's not dissapointing atall

very comfortable.

very pleased we bought this mattress, had great comfortable nights since.

great comfort

the mattress has great comfort, and we get a great night sleep.

very comfortable

lovely and comfprtable best nights sleep for years

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Questions and Answers About The Sealy Rutherford Traditional Spring Mattress

Prospective customers had the following questions about the product

Is this mattress pocket sprung? And how many springs does it have? Thanks

Answer: Good Evening,The Sealy Rutherford mattress contains Sealy's unique Posture Tech open spring system with edge to edge support. The spring count varies between mattress size; in a single there is 396 springs, in a double there is 594 springs, in a king there is 660 springs and in a super king there is 792 springs.

Can this mattress be flipped

Answer: No, this mattress is one sided and therefore only one side is suitable for sleeping on - the mattress cannot be flipped.

Is this mattress suitable for a slatted base?

Answer: Good Evening,Yes, this Sealy Mattress is suitable for use on a variety of bases including slatted and solid bases.

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