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TOPIC: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress

Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 12 Jul 2012 00:08 #1

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1st of all I want to say your site is fabulous in helping people like me find a mattress. Who know how stressful this can be! I stopped by Denver Mattress today and the salesman had me lay on a Green Choice Meditation Mattress. Unfortunately I didn't get the specs on this since I thought I might be able to come home and research it more fully. No luck though. He said they are imported in. That in itself makes me skeptical on the value of it. It's priced at $629, also a big concern I have. Have you heard anything on these mattresses. He said he doesn't know how they are holding up since they've only had them a short time but he's sold a lot of them to people that have come in and bought a 2nd for their house. Do you have any info on these mattresses? At this point I know anything is better than what I have and am ready to sleep on the floor if I don't get something soon. At this price maybe it's a "throw away" but who knows?
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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 12 Jul 2012 04:58 #2

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Hi dunbroke,

Unfortunately I don't know anything about the "green choice" mattresses at Denver. If you click on green choice on their site the only mattress that comes up is the Snowmass. Without knowing the materials and layers there is really no way for me to make any meaningful comments.

There may also be some other good sleep shops or factory direct direct outlets in your area that are worth including in your research (unless you've already seen a thread that lists them) and if you let me know your zip or city I'd be happy to take a look and let you know of any I'm aware of.

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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 12 Jul 2012 12:27 #3

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Thank you very much. It's 67570.
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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 12 Jul 2012 20:12 #4

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Hi dunbroke,

There are two factory direct manufacturers in Wichita I'm aware of (one of which is Denver Mattress which you mentioned) ...

www.furniturerow.com/locations/locations...ate.jsp?state=Kansas Regional factory direct manufacturer which makes a range of mattresses including innersprings, hybrids, and two iChoice models which are mostly latex but give you the option of a latex or memory foam comfort layer.. I would avoid the major brands that they also carry.

www.sleeplevel.com/ Local factory direct outlet with a warehouse in Wichita but you can go there to test their mattresses. I spoke with Mark the owner and he is trying to do things "right". They are a newer company that is sold mainly through various shows and displays in the region. They use high quality materials in their mattresses but are in a more premium price range compared to some other factory direct manufacturers. They would be worth including in your testing if you are looking at mattresses in the iComfort budget range (they compare favorably to these in quality and value) but I would make some careful "value" comparisons. Their website prices are higher than they actually charge at tradeshows and local displays so make sure if you go here that you ask them for their discounted prices.

There are some local retail outlets which may also have some better value (on a "mattress by mattress" basis and depending on the prices they sell for and the materials inside them of course). These may be more difficult to shop though because they may not be willing or able to tell you the type of information that you need to know about the materials inside their mattresses to identify any weak links in terms of quality/durability or to make meaningful comparisons with other mattresses. I've listed them with the brands they may carry (according to their website) that may have some better value (depending on their prices and materials) but I would recommend a call first to make sure you feel comfortable with them and "interview" them along the lines of this article before you go there.

www.bedtimemattressoutlet.com/ Carry Golden and Southerland which may have better value. Craig the owner is quite informative and helpful and will talk about the materials in his mattresses to the degree that his suppliers make possible. He seemed quite open and had good knowledge of his mattresses.

www.bedsforlesswichita.com/index.php Englander

www.hickersonfurniturewichita.com/ Restonic

www.hortonsfurniture.com/HomePage.aspx Restonic (healthrest latex and gel)

www.ffoutlet.com/mattress Therapedic (and local house brand Comfort coil)

Denver Mattress may be your best value in the area and the easiest to find the information you need to make good choices but these are the ones that I would also include or at least call if you wanted to broaden your search.

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Last Edit: 11 Feb 2014 14:45 by Phoenix.
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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 16 Jul 2012 19:07 #5

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Thank you so much for all the information you have given me. Its a great start for researching and helps tremendously. I'm sure i will be back with more questions:)
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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 18 Jul 2012 14:47 #6

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So decided on the Aspen. Will keep you updated on how we do
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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 18 Jul 2012 18:33 #7

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hi dunbroke,

Congratulations on your new mattress :)

I'm looking forward to your feedback when you've had some time sleeping on it!

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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 26 Aug 2012 17:33 #8

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Hi,
I was searching for a mattress for my son's room. I wanted a good quality mattress but did not want to spend a fortune for a kids room. So, when I found the Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress, I was very pleased with the price. This mattress was much firmer than most of the memory foam mattresses. I have had the mattress for 3 months and I have to say that I am very pleased with it. My son says that it is very comfortable. It is holding its shape nicely. I have slept on it and I will never buy a spring mattress again. I will either buy a air mattress or I may even buy one of these for myself. I don't know how the mattress will hold up but for the price it is a good purchase.
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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 26 Aug 2012 19:23 #9

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Hi sunshine,

You are the second one on the forum who has mentioned the Green Choice at Denver Mattress so I thought it was time to find out a bit more about them for the benefit of others who may want to know about them.

I called a few outlets and they are apparently only available at a limited number of Denver mattress outlets and there are no current plans to add them to the website.

I didn't get the specs of each of the 6 or so different models (each of which have a different layering and feel) but in general terms they are imported from China and use various combinations of 3 lb density memory foam along with various layers of polyfoam in the comfort layers and the support core. They weren't able to tell me if any of the foams used were certified for offgassing through CertiPur or another testing method so for those who are concerned about any offgassing I would take this into account.

They told me that a reasonable expectation would be that a customer would need to replace them in about 3 or 4 years although of course this would depend on height and weight and sleeping style along with the frequency of use.

These would generally make a more suitable choice for a child (if they were old enough that any memory foam mattress was suitable in terms of offgassing and support/alignment) or someone who was very light because of the low density/durability of the foams used. They also told me that they used more temperature sensitive memory foam and would tend to be on the "warmer" side of the spectrum for memory foam mattresses.

So overall ... these would make a good choice for those who were either very light and/or were looking for a lower quality/price memory foam mattress for a spare bedroom or who didn't mind that it wouldn't last as long as a higher quality or price choice.

Thanks for mentioning them and motivating me to find out more about them :)

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Last Edit: 26 Aug 2012 19:27 by Phoenix.
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Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 23 Mar 2013 04:29 #10

I am now the third person to mention this mattress! Im 22 years old, athletic built, 185 pounds. Just moved to Denver to attend college. Left all my furniture behind with my parents in California. I went to the Denver Mattress store in the huge huge Furniture Row warehouse off of the I-25. Sales people werent the best. They asked general questions: what is the price range? soft? firm? After my answers, a sales rep pointed to the several mattress and expected me to lie on it and just say, "hell ill take this one!" Then he pointed me to the Green Choice one in the corner. It felt nice with the comfort initially on top, especially since I toss and turn at night, maybe from just terrible dreams/anxiety or the awful beds ive slept on...who knows. I took like 2 minute pretend naps on all sides. After 45 seconds-ish, something didnt feel right, spider senses tingling. The store provides different demo (soft-firm) pillows. Pillows were decent, but none complimented the Green Choice mattress. I need a mattress asap since ill be moving out of my friends place into my own apt. But for sure not going to settle for something that has a cheap feel. Glad i found this website though!

Maybe someone can help me locate some good local vendors/manufacturers? My zip is 80218. Pretty much Denver, CO. Thanks guys
Last Edit: 23 Mar 2013 04:42 by weirdpuffy.
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Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 23 Mar 2013 13:29 #11

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Hi weirdpuffy,

A mattress is only as good as the construction and quality of the material that are in it. You can see the guidelines I would use when you are buying a memory foam mattress in post #10 here and the Green Choice memory foam mattress doesn't meet them which means that I personally would pass on it except in unusual circumstances where I was looking for more of a "throwaway mattress".
Maybe someone can help me locate some good local vendors/manufacturers? My zip is 80218. Pretty much Denver, CO. Thanks guys

The better options I know of in the Denver area are listed in post #4 here.

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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 09 Jul 2013 14:22 #12

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I just got an ad from Denver mattress. the green choice is advertised. it says it is certipur u.s. it also says it is made
without mercury, lead or heavy metals. it is made without ozone depleters (no cfc's). made without prohibited phthalates. made
without formaldehyde. made without pbde's. just wondered what you think.
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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 09 Jul 2013 15:14 #13

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Hi harvey,

I'm glad that they are CertiPur certified but they still don't meet the criteria in post #10 here. Their specs are now listed on the site and confirm my thoughts from (post #9 earlier in this thread). They use too much lower density/quality (3 lb) memory foam than I would consider except in very unusual or "temporary" circumstances where how long the mattress lasted wasn't an issue.

Like any mattress purchase ... the quality of a mattress is only as good as the construction and quality of the materials inside it and if you don't know the quality of all the layers or if you do know and it's clear that the material quality is very low ... I would avoid it for the sake of durability regardless of any certification.

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Last Edit: 28 Jul 2013 19:02 by Phoenix.
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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 07 Dec 2014 21:37 #14

Dear Phoenix,

Now I'm really discouraged. I went to Denver Mattress and my husband and I fell in love with the Green Choice Bliss memory foam mattress and I look for reviews and find this. We don't want to make a bad decision and unfortunately a budget is a budget. We can't spend more than $600 on a mattress. What would you suggest?
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Re: Green Choice Mattress at Denver Mattress 07 Dec 2014 22:01 #15

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Hi bgilbert37,
What would you suggest?

The first place I would start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial here which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines you will need to make the best possible choice ... and know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

In low budget ranges such as yours it will be much more common to find lower quality materials in a mattress that may feel great at first but will soften or break down and can lose the comfort and support which was the reason you purchased it in the first place much too quickly (and the loss of comfort and support isn't covered by a warranty ... see post #174 here).

Post #13 here has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase that can help you make more meaningful comparisons between mattresses.

Post #4 here also includes some of the better online options I'm aware of that are in lower budget ranges and if you let me know your city or zip code I'd also be happy to let you know about any of the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in your area.

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Last Edit: 07 Dec 2014 22:02 by Phoenix.
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