Tempur-Contour Supreme

This review will summarize some of the important features of the Tempur-Contour Supreme mattress. These include firmness, construction, motion isolation and off-gassing among others. It will also offer an overview of the pros and cons of this particular mattress and suggest who it might be most suitable for.

Who Should be Interested in This Mattress?

This mattress is perfect for you if you sleep on your back or stomach and are looking for a firmer option. It is also a great choice for couples thanks to the excellent motion isolation offered by the mattress.

How it is Made

The Tempur-Contour Supreme has a total thickness of approximately 11.5 inches. This is made up of an inch thick comfort layer made from Tempur material which sits on top of a 2.4 inch support layer which is also made from Tempur material. The rest of the thickness is made up of a standard polyfoam base layer. There is also a removable cover which is washable for the customer’s convenience.  Tempur-Pedic choose not to disclose their exact specifications and materials but it is clear that the components are of a high quality and are fairly dense given the overall weight which is 94 lbs.


According to reviews left by customers, one of the most popular features of the Tempur-Contour Supreme is that it feels very supportive thanks to the dense materials and the firmness. Many customers also say that this mattress has helped to alleviate lower back pain by providing that little bit of extra support.


One of the biggest complaints from customers is that the mattress is not comfortable if you sleep on your side. This is because it is too firm to sleep in this position. It is also a common complaint that there is a faint chemical odour from the mattress. This is due to off-gassing and is normal for foam mattresses and will disperse within a few days.

Comfort & Firmness

The Tempur-Contour Supreme is rated as an extra firm mattress and in fact, it is the firmest in the Tempur-Pedic range. This means that while the mattress will work well for those who sleep on their back or stomach it is unlikely to be particularly comfortable for anyone who sleeps on their side.

Motion Isolation

Tempur-Pedic are well known for offering mattresses with great motion isolation and the Tempur-Contour Supreme is no exception. The mattress is great if you share a bed with a partner as customers have noted that the opposite side of the mattress barely moves at all when turning over or even getting up out of the bed. The fact that the mattress uses denser materials helps with providing excellent motion isolation.


Tempur-Pedic mattresses do have a reputation for long life spans and the Tempur-Contour Supreme will last approximately twice as long as budget foam mattresses. The suggested life span of the mattress is around 10 years which is longer even than some of the other high end manufacturers of similar mattresses.

Smell & Off-gassing

The Tempur-Contour Supreme is known to have some off-gassing. Since it is a denser foam mattress, the smell can take 2 or 3 days to fully dissipate. The smell is not harmful, but those sensitive to smell will need to air it out for a few days before using it to get rid of the smell.

Temperature Issues

Since this is a memory foam mattress it is naturally going to retain more heat than other mattress types. However, Tempur-Pedic have done what they can to minimize heat retention. The Tempur-Contour Supreme features a moisture-absorbing cover to help keep it dry and boost the overall coolness of the mattress. The inner is also treated with a SmartClimate technology to help with cooling. Unless you are a particularly hot person you will likely have no temperature issues when sleeping on the mattress.


Tempur-Pedic did recently face a class action lawsuit after it was discovered that their mattresses and pillows actually contained formaldehyde along with some other toxic Volatile Organic Compounds despite claiming that they were free from VOCs. This is something to take into consideration, especially if you suffer from asthma or are sensitive to chemicals.

Bed Bugs & Dust Mites

The mattress has a removable and fully washable cover to help with preventing bed bugs and dust mites. The mattress is also treated with an antimicrobial solution.


The manufacturer recommends that the Tempur-Contour Supreme mattress is uses on a firm, solid, non-spring foundation that will allow the mattress to lay flat. It is not suitable for use on slat style bases and using an inappropriate base will void the warranty. It is not necessary to use a mattress pad. In fact, it is not recommended because it will add an additional layer between you and the memory foam thus lessening the effect.

Warranty & Return Policies

The Tempur-Contour Supreme is provided with a 10 year full replacement limited warranty. This covers the mattress for 10 years providing that it was purchased from a licensed retailer and has been used with a suitable foundation. The warranty covers sagging of 0.75 inches or more and also softening that is beyond the normal expectation.

Company Reputation

Tempur-Pedic have a reasonably good reputation as a reliable company offering high quality goods. The only negative comments regarding the company seem to be in relation to the recent class action relating to the misrepresentation of their use of VOCs in their products.

Where to Buy

In order for the warranty to be vaild, your mattress must be purchased from a licensed Tempur-Pedic retailer. It is recommended that you buy from one of the company’s flagship stores if possible. These are located in Pennsylvania, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Massachusetts. Alternatively you can purchase from local licensed retailers such as Sears, Macy’s and Value City. All retailers are listed on their website.

In conclusion, the Tempur-Contour Supreme mattress is an extra firm mattress that is best suited to those who sleep on their back or stomach. It is good quality and durable, but it does has some off-gassing issues and some potential health concerns which may put customers off of purchasing.

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