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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 14 Sep 2012 03:28 #76

Hi Phoenix!

How are you? So, I am finally ready to purchase a new mattress! I just got a new job and I said the first thing that I am going to do is buy a bed lol. I even put the order in with sleepez, but then when he told me the total I must have gotten my figures wrong because that wasn't the price that I was expecting. I would've bought it but I couldnt justify paying that much for something that I have to put together myself and possibly pay even more to do layer exchanges, etc.

Anyway, I talked to the first manufacturer that I went to, comfort custom, and I asked him if they got in any softer ILD's than the last time that I was there and he said they now have 22 and 24! So I am going to go in there next week. I went back through this thread to jog my memory of what I've tried and what I liked, but I wanted to see if you could help me with what I should try when I'm there. I know that I was ready to buy the Nature's rest if there was a return policy, and that was the 1"19, 2"24, and 7" of 36, so should I just try 3"24 and 6"36? I also can't remember if it was actually 7" of 36 or if it was an inch of polyfoam on the bottom. If there was, do I say I want that on the bottom or just say 6" of 36? I was also thinking since he doesnt have 19 if I should ask for 1" of 22 on top of 2" of 24 or not even bother since you said that the 1" of anything is insignificant. Then I was thinking maybe I should try 3" of 22 instead of 24 in the comfort layer, but I'm not sure if that's going to be too soft? I'm just trying to brainstorm which combinations I want to try before I go in there since the last time I did this it was SO confusing and I just want to get something already lol! So, if you could offer any suggestions on what I should do that would be great. I know that only I can feel what I like, but it's almost like I need a refresher before I go do this again lol.

Thanks!
Beth

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 14 Sep 2012 13:47 #77

Hi beth819,

If you are testing mattresses in person ... I wouldn't pay too much attention to ILD numbers ... at least till after you had tested them. I would use what your body tells you as the guide. There is no "wrong or right" ILD for anyone ... only a mattress that provides you with PPP (Pressure relief, Posture and alignment, and Personal preferences). If you lay on a mattress that is too firm or too soft in either the comfort or support layers the person who is helping you will usually know what to do in terms of making it softer or firmer. While the ILD's can be helpful as a reference (such as using what you are testing as a guideline for testing or a purchase elsewhere) or as an approximate starting point ... they are not that important for a local purchase except perhaps to "rule out" some outlets who you know don't have latex in the range you want (for example if your testing tells you that you like 24 ILD latex in the comfort layers you probably wouldn't want to take the time to text a mattress that used 6" of 36 ILD). So start your testing with something that is "in the range" of what you may like without paying too much attention to the ILD ... then if you need to ... find out the ILD that "works" for you or seems to be "close" to use as a very general reference point for testing elsewhere if you need it (taking into account that trying to "build" a mattress by specs instead of your testing experience doesn't take into account the many smaller differences that can have a big effect on how a mattress feels and performs for you).

If the SleepEz (or other similar online manufacturers) prices for an all latex mattress are out of your budget range ... then it's quite likely that a local purchase for a similar mattress will be as well. In this case ... if you are looking for the "feel" of latex in the comfort layers but "all latex" is out of your price range ... it may be a good idea to include latex hybrids (latex over an innerspring or latex over polyfoam) in your search as they will be a lower cost option.

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 21 Sep 2012 17:06 #78

Thanks Phoenix, I went back to him but I just couldnt find anything I liked, he didn't have 3"of 24 so he had me try 4" of 24 and 2" of 24 but I didn't like either. I don't know what to do at this point. I actually have a dumb question lol: I wanted to try the pure latex bliss again and I called a couple of mattress xpress that carries them, and they are being accquired by mattress firm so everything is a must go thing. They have the romance and one store said they'd sell it to me for $1300, another store said $2000 but once I told him what the other store said he said he'll match it, but they don't compete with each other so I should buy it from them because it's a great deal and pretty much at cost. The only problem is all the stores only have floor samples left. Is it disgusting to buy a floor sample? My initial thought is yes and while that is an unheard of price, I don't know that I could buy a floor sample. But I thought I'd ask the expert anyway lol.

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 21 Sep 2012 17:37 #79

Hi beth819,

They have the romance and one store said they'd sell it to me for $1300, another store said $2000 but once I told him what the other store said he said he'll match it, but they don't compete with each other so I should buy it from them because it's a great deal and pretty much at cost


The Romance is the equivalent of the PLB Nature and at $1300 would certainly be very good value for a 10" all Talalay latex mattress although of course being a floor model it should be lower than a new mattress (just like a "demonstrator" for a car or any other slightly "used" or "demonstrator" product). I don't know what size you are looking at or whether it is a mattress only or a set so the "value" of this would depend on size and what came with it but if I remember right you were looking at a queen in which case this still wouldn't be at cost (even for the set) although their profit would be much less than normal or course.

The only problem is all the stores only have floor samples left. Is it disgusting to buy a floor sample? My initial thought is yes and while that is an unheard of price, I don't know that I could buy a floor sample. But I thought I'd ask the expert anyway lol.


This would depend on each person and some would be fine with it and would happily "trade off" the much lower price for a floor model while others would be much more hesitant or even not consider it at all. This would be entirely up to each individual person and how they felt. The good news of course is that a floor model hasn't been slept on overnight or used in more "personal" circumstances but of course some people just aren't comfortable with knowing that their mattress has been used at all by "unknown" people even in a showroom testing environment.

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 21 Sep 2012 23:43 #80

Lol, thanks. I just can't bring myself to by a floor model. I called a few other mattress xpress to see if any had a new one, and one location can get me a new one (queen) for $1800 with the set and delivery. Another location said 3000. I have a feeling I can talk him down especially if I say the other store was at $1300, so I can go in person and see.

My final option was a local manufacturer I forgot was on the list, de mattress, and I spoke to her by phone about what I like. When I said 19 ILD she said they only use that for pillows?? Then she said they can do 24 and 36, but she recommends only 2" of 24 because 3" is going to be too soft, and then told me this story about a customer who has fibromyalga and insisted on 3" of 24 and then it was too soft and she told her that they would take a layer out but the woman didn't want to because she already paid for the extra layer and was going to just deal with it. So the woman told me to start at 2" and then they can always add another layer for an additional $100, but that it's going to be more expensive if I start with 3" and want to take a layer out after. I don't like these certain manufacturers that don't listen to me and what I've already tested a bunch of times and insist that they know better than how it "feels" to me just because they make/sell mattress. I mean I thought that was what major manufacturers do, not local. It just makes me not want to buy a bed from someone like that, especially since all the local ones only have 24 ILD. Is that true that 19 ILD is only used in pillows??

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 22 Sep 2012 02:02 #81

Hi Beth819,

Lol, thanks. I just can't bring myself to by a floor model. I called a few other mattress xpress to see if any had a new one, and one location can get me a new one (queen) for $1800 with the set and delivery. Another location said 3000. I have a feeling I can talk him down especially if I say the other store was at $1300, so I can go in person and see.


That's a good price for a new Nature queen set delivered and if the floor model doesn't work for you it would be well worth considering IMO. There are probably quite a few outlets that are looking to turn over the older versions so that they can stock the new ones. You can see the price here for a queen mattress only is much more and there are other outlets which list them for more yet.

When I said 19 ILD she said they only use that for pillows?? Then she said they can do 24 and 36, but she recommends only 2" of 24 because 3" is going to be too soft, and then told me this story about a customer who has fibromyalga and insisted on 3" of 24 and then it was too soft and she told her that they would take a layer out but the woman didn't want to because she already paid for the extra layer and was going to just deal with it. So the woman told me to start at 2" and then they can always add another layer for an additional $100, but that it's going to be more expensive if I start with 3" and want to take a layer out after.


There is "some" truth to what she is saying but there is also some rather 'strange" information included in her comments as well. Many of the PLB mattresses use 19 ILD latex in the comfort layers and they certainly aren't pillows :). Many other manufacturers also use it in their comfort layers (Jamison is another one for example).

While there are many manufacturers who hesitate to use 19 ILD latex because it is quite soft ... especially in thicker layers ... and 24 ILD is generally considered "soft" ... it's also true that each person's needs and preferences can be very different and each person has their own sense of what is soft or firm. How soft a mattress feels will also depend on the softness firmness of the layers under the comfort layers.

So it may be worth testing what they have because when I talked with them they seemed to have fairly good value but I would also make sure that you listen to your body and not just their "theory" which may not fit your circumstances or needs.

I don't like these certain manufacturers that don't listen to me and what I've already tested a bunch of times and insist that they know better than how it "feels" to me just because they make/sell mattress. I mean I thought that was what major manufacturers do, not local. It just makes me not want to buy a bed from someone like that, especially since all the local ones only have 24 ILD. Is that true that 19 ILD is only used in pillows??


There are many manufacturers who will give advice that they genuinely believe is good and for many or even most it may be (too firm is always safer than too soft for example) but there are also others that fall outside of "averages", have lower body weights, or like yourself just want something softer than the norm for other reasons and I agree with you that a "theory" shouldn't take precedence over what a person has come to know works best for them. And just to confirm again ... 19 ILD is used in the comfort layers of many mattresses and would be considered "plush" while 24 ILD is normally considered "soft" (you can see the Latex International rating scale here ). There are even some mattresses that use 14 ILD "ultra plush" although this is very soft but the PLB 2" and 3"toppers are in this range and many people add them to their mattress and a mattress topper isn't a pillow either.

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 22 Sep 2012 16:07 #82

Haha yeah she sounded weird especially when the first comment out of her mouth was, 19 ILD is only used for pillows!

Anyway, I called the other company that carries PLB down here which is Z mattress, and the location by my house said he can beat mattress xpress price, before I even told him what the price was. He asked if it was less than $2000 and I said yes, and told him $1800 and he said he can do $1700 and if I come in and test it and like it, he'll call his boss and can do it for $1600. That is a crazy price right?? I will go buy it tomorrow, but it just sounds too good to be true so of course I'm automatically thinking what is wrong with them/are they a shady company or something lol. I can't even find a website for them, but I have been in a few stores of their's in south florida. He even said he'd let me go past the 90 day trial if I wasn't happy, etc. I guess I'm just hesistant after being on this site for so long not to trust the major manufacturers lol. What do you think? And unlike mattress xpress, they aren't being taken over by another company (mattress firm) or anything, so I think I'd rather buy from them for that reason too.

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 22 Sep 2012 17:38 #83

Hi beth819,

While I couldn't find a website for Z mattress either, they are listed in vaarious places in a google search and they are listed on the PLB site as well so at least they are an official PLB dealer. I also talked with them briefly and they (the salesperson I talked with who seened to know a fair bit about the industry) told me that their website was "zmattress.com" but that went to a retailer in California so I guess they don't have a site after all.

They do seem to be very aggressive with their pricing and they did confirm that they carry the PLB along with a couple of other "better value" brands (Corsicana and Nature's Sleep) besides the major brands they carry (which I would ignore) so it appears that if you made a purchase there you would at least be buying the PLB from an official dealer.

They also told me that they are a private company that was started by a 30 something year old entrepreneur about 5 years ago in Hialeah and they now have multiple locations around South Florida so they have done fairly well for themselves.

I also think that $1600 for the Nature queen set is a very good price yes although it's not "at cost" so there is still a smaller profit in it for them (which of course there should be).

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 22 Sep 2012 18:20 #84

Wow, thanks for calling them! Do you know what location that was? I'm going to go to the hollywood one, since it's closer. Do you think they are being aggressive with their prices because of the new models coming out? Is there even a difference? Or is just that they are trying to sell the old ones to make room for the new? Either way, that's the one I liked anyway so it doesn't matter to me if there's a newer model. I mean it's high quality latex, how different can it be right? Thanks again, can't wait to get it!

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 23 Sep 2012 00:24 #85

Hi beth819,

I just picked one of the locations from google to phone ... I think it was the South Miami location though.

I think that aggressive pricing is part of their business model. He told me that the PLB's they had on the floor were the new ones and that they've been carrying them for about a month but I don't know if that's the case with all the outlets or if the price you were quoted was for any old versions they may have left.

Part of it too may be the Mattress Firm buyout of Mattress Xpress so they are clearing out some models that they won't be carrying as Mattress Firm so the Zmattress price may just be for competitive reasons during the transition as well.

Either way ... it's good for you :)

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 23 Sep 2012 21:55 #86

Hi Phoenix,

So I went to the z mattress store today and the owner happened to be there. They had the new Nature model there, which looks completely different with blue in the quiliting and it feels firmer than the old model. So as soon as I started to ask what was in the new model and talk about ILD's, the owner took over and proceeded to tell me completely stupid information about ILD's, how they don't mean anything or whatever other bs he was trying to tell me. I didn't really care what he had to say, since they are just means to an end to get the PLB, but he was really getting on my nerves. He was "trying" to pull up the specs of the new model, but continued to talk my ear off instead. Anyway, he said he can still get me the old model if I wanted which I did because the new one felt completely different, but even then he was trying to tell me how much better the new models are and why they discontinued the old models, because the latex wasn't consistent, etc etc. Then he asked how long I've been shopping/researching and started to tell him I was going to local manufacturers, to which he told me they don't have good quality materials and they could end up selling me old mattress, etc. I was seriously ready to walk out.

So he gave me the "owners price" since I've been shoping forever and know what I want, etc., so he said $1599 for the set. But then he tried to get me to buy an $125 diamond frame that he'd give to me for $80 that he didn't even have in stock to show me, but it had 9 legs or something. I went with the other one which he gave to me for $49, which has 5 legs and the bar in the middle that will satisfy the warranty as well. And then, he was telling me about their mattress protector and told me that I have to buy it from them at the same time as the mattress in order for the warranty, so if I stain it or whatever I have proof of the protector. I didn't believe him and I looked up the PLB website and it says any mattress pad or protector, but he said not PLB warranty, some ocha warranty or something. I've never heard that before and I didnt really like the way the protector felt, but I had no choice and he gave it to me at $40. So I didnt care at that point and just want a bed so I decided to just do it, and do the financing since it's interest free for a year. Wells fargo ended up denying me because the salesman just started working there and entered all my info wrong, including writing down that I own instead of rent, etc. But, they wouldnt tell him what the reason was and I have to wait for the letter in the mail in order to appeal it. Now I'm pissed because not only do I have to wait even longer to get a bed, I now have to deal with this credit issue that should never have been a problem in the first place. Ugh I am so annoyed! Maybe this is all a blessing in disguse that I shouldnt buy from them anyway.

Do you know what the difference of the new model is? It feels completely different.

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 23 Sep 2012 22:49 #87

Hi beth819,

While the mattress price is good ... you seem to be paying the price for dealing with them :)

The new Nature model has 2" of Active Fusion "fast response" latex on top (which is Talalay latex with phase change materials in it which can help to regulate sleeping temperature) and then there is 2" of "regular" blended Talalay under this and then the 6" Talalay core. They also use phase change materials in the cover (the blue color is used by lots of manufacturers to imply "cool"). In other words they have removed the 1" layer on the bottom of the old models and added it to the second layer of latex in the new ones (the second layer is only 1" in the old versions). I don't know the ILD's in the new models but they are supposed to feel very similar and the firmness could be because the mattress is brand new and not a floor model which has broken in. The new versions are a little more expensive because Active fusion latex (Latex International which makes it used to call this Celsion but now they call it Talalay GL fast response and PLB calls it Active Fusion fast response) is a little more costly than "regular" Talalay even though regular Talalay is already very breathable and temperature regulating.

I won't comment on much of the rest of what he said because I think we both know that he was only giving his "spiel" that he wants people to believe ... regardless of the facts behind it. You probably threw him off because you know more than most of the people he is used to dealing with. While a stain can certainly void a warranty ... not buying a mattress protector doesn't.

The warranty he was probably talking about is the warranty that comes with the mattress protector itself (not the mattress) which will warranty that you don't get a stain on your mattress if you use it correctly or they will replace both the protector and the mattress (or send you a cleaning kit to clean the stain which would be the "norm") as long as they are purchased together. An example of a mattress protector warranty like this is here .

I can certainly understand your annoyance.

Phoenix
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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 12 Oct 2012 20:55 #88

Hi Phoenix,

I finally got the mattress! I sorted everything out with the bank and they approved me, so I had to go back and buy it and then wait for delivery. They said 5-7 but it was more like 15 because they had to get it from the pure latex bliss factory in atlanta, etc. So I finally got it a couple days ago and I love it! The only problem I'm having is with the zippered cover. The cover has these little wave imprints in them and I feel them and they are uncomfortable. They sent me the wrong mattress protector, I wanted the thin cotton one and they gave me the vinyl one. It's actually a better protector but I dont like it because it feels like a shower curtain. So I bought a mattress pad just now until they send me the other one, and I bought the pad to see if it would act as a barrier from the zipper cover. It works and I cant feel the little wave imprints, but the bed is already not as comfortable even though its only like 10oz of polyester fill in the pad! What can I do about this? I am so confused about the differences between the pad and protectors, etc. Thanks!

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 13 Oct 2012 01:31 #89

Hi Beth819,

I finally got the mattress! I sorted everything out with the bank and they approved me, so I had to go back and buy it and then wait for delivery. They said 5-7 but it was more like 15 because they had to get it from the pure latex bliss factory in atlanta, etc. So I finally got it a couple days ago and I love it!


That's great news :)

The only problem I'm having is with the zippered cover. The cover has these little wave imprints in them and I feel them and they are uncomfortable. They sent me the wrong mattress protector, I wanted the thin cotton one and they gave me the vinyl one. It's actually a better protector but I dont like it because it feels like a shower curtain.


It's always a good idea to use a mattress protector on any mattress to protect against stains and accidental spills (which can void a warranty) and to protect the mattress from the normal body fluids and oils that we release each night and from skin particles that can contribute to dust mite populations (they feed on skin particles). Having a protector that can easily be removed and washed will help keep your sleeping surface in a clean and hygienic condition. There are several different types of protectors and each of them have their own pros and cons so which protector is best would depend on the criteria that are most important and the preferences of each person but they basically boil down to three types (four if you consider the vinyl types which don't breathe at all and I wouldn't consider).

The first are the thinner ones that have a membrane in them which are waterproof and also somewhat breathable. I'm guessing this is the type you have. Some of them have more of a "shower curtain" feeling to them than others but the better ones seem to work fairly well and most people don't find them to feel like vinyl or plastic although there are some who don't like them. If they are too tight they can create a drum effect on the mattress surface. The better ones have the membrane attached to a cotton terry or better yet a stretch knit fabric and are fairly stretchy. Which brand do you have?

Two of the most popular of these are the Luna and the Protect-A-Bed . Gotcha Covered has an organic stretch knit version here and Naturepedic also has an organic flannel version here . The Protect-A-Bed luxury protector uses a stretch knit Tencel fabric (Eucalyptus) and is Oeko-Tex certified. A few more similar protectors in this category are listed at the end of post #15 here and in post #1 here . The advantage of the better ones of this type are that they are fairly thin and stretchy so they don't affect the feel of the mattress much and they are also waterproof. Their disadvantage is that the membrane is not as breathable as other types of protectors and can contribute to sleeping warmer for some people. Some of them also have the "crinkly" feel as you mentioned that some people may notice more than others. I would also make sure that you follow the care instructions carefully with these so that they don't melt or lose their waterproof properties when you clean them. Some of these also have waterproof protection on 5 sides rather than just the top surface (see post #2 here ) which can help protect the mattress from spills or accidents that run down the side of the mattress although using one of these would have the tradeoff that the mattress can be less breathable and allow less airflow than using a protector that is only waterproof on the top surface.

The next type is a thinner wool mattress protector. Some of these have a cotton cover with a thin layer of wool inside. Others are wool puddle pads or moisture pads with felted or tightly woven or needle punched wool to make the wool water resistant but these do best with an absorbent sheet or a fitted cotton protector above them to absorb and spread out some of the moisture and add additional protection. Wool is very breathable and can help to cool down a mattress and control humidity and temperature. The cotton wicks moisture very well into the wool. These are only water resistant however (not waterproof) which for most people is fine. They are also a little thicker so they will have a little more affect on the mattress comfort layers.

One of the most popular of the cotton/wool protectors is the St Dormier although many of the online descriptions for this are incorrect and it has 4.5 oz/yd2 rather than the 7.5 oz/yd2 which many of the online descriptions indicate which may be why they have less effect on the "feel" of a mattress. Natura also makes one that has both a thinner layer of wool and a breathable membrane called the NaturaProtect here for those who want wool and a breathable/waterproof membrane but this would not be quite as breathable as wool alone. They also have a washable wool mattress pad that has 10 oz/sq yd of washable wool and an organic version (the picture here may be wrong) with 6 oz/sq yd of organic wool (not washable) without the membrane. Glideaway also has a cotton/wool mattress protector with a waterproof membrane here and Sleep & Beyond also has a cotton/wool protector with a waterproof membrane here which appears to have about 5 oz/yd of wool. Suite Sleep has a cotton/wool mattress protector and 45th Street Bedding also has one here that uses 9 oz/yd of wool without a membrane as well. Foam Sweet Foam also has one that is 1/2" thick with no membrane here . Thicker layers of wool in the protector may have more of an effect on the "feel" of a mattress but will also have more of the temperature regulating properties of wool.

Some examples of felted or tightly woven needle punched wool "puddle pads" that can be used directly under a sheet or in combination with a stretch cotton protector (for some additional protection) are here and here and here and here and here and here and here and there are two DIY versions here and here and here . These can be more water resistant (especially with a thicker cotton sheet or mattress protector) and are quite popular for those who are more focused on either natural or organic materials (depending on the wool that is used) but they not completely "waterproof" and they are also more costly and can affect the "feel" of the mattress more than a thinner protector.

The third main type is a cotton fabric protector. These are like a thick sheet that can absorb moisture and body oils but they are not water resistant like wool. If they are made as a stretch knit (like a jersey sheet) ... they can be very flexible and breathable and comfortable and will have little affect on the feel of the mattress. Some high quality examples of this include the CozyPure protector here and the Berkeley Ergonomics protector here , and the Suite Sleep protector here , and the Naturepedic cotton flannel protector here and the Sleeptek protector here (also sold under the Sueno and Naturally Organic brand names at different stores) and the Purerest protector here and the Lifekind/OMI protector here and the Green Sleep Vasilo mattress protector here .

All of these are thinner protectors and are designed to have less effect on the mattress than thicker mattress pads that include various types of padding as part of their design. I would also make sure that you do some google searching for each one since there can be a wide range or prices at different stores or online retailers.

So the choices between mattress protectors are the membrane type ... the wool type ... or the cotton type. The tradeoffs involved are between how waterproof they are ... how breathable they are ... how much they will affect the feel of your mattress, the importance of natural materials, and of course cost. There is more about the choices and tradeoffs involved and the amount of "protection" that may be important in post #2 here and in post #5 here .

What you have is a mattress pad which is thicker than all of these protectors and is more like an extra padding layer on the mattress itself which can be used to add some surface softness or fine tune the feel of a mattress. These will also have much more effect on the feel and performance of the mattress and can reduce how much you sink in to the latex or other foam layers below them and on how well they can contour to the shape of your body. The thicker and less stretchy the mattress protector or pad is ... the more it can affect the latex or other softer foam materials underneath it. Thicker layers above memory foam can also reduce the amount of body heat that reaches the memory foam and reduce its ability to soften with body temperature. Some mattress pads are also water resistant or waterproof and can also double up as a mattress protector as well. There is more about different types of mattress pads in post #10 here .

Finally you have toppers which are even thicker than mattress pads and are usually only used to add softness to the mattress and not protection (you would usually still need a protector with a topper).

You would probably do best with some kind of protector (not a mattress pad) and which is best depends on which combination of water resistance, breathability, and effect on the mattress that would be best for you. If you get the membrane type ... then some of them have cotton on both sides of the membrane which may be enough to take away the feel of the cover.. Otherwise a thicker wool or cotton protector may be better.

For those that have significant allergies then a mattress encasement that completely surrounds the mattress may be worth considering (even though some of them may reduce the ability of the mattress to breathe and ventilate) to protect against dust mite allergens (and/or bed bugs if this is an issue). There is more about mattress encasements in post #2 here and about dust mite allergies in post #2 here .

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Re: Requesting mattress help in south florida 13 Oct 2012 02:41 #90

Thank you, that helped a lot! I had a feeling buying the mattress pad wasn't a good idea and I immediately took it off because it was uncomfortable. The mattress protector that they gave me I guess is made by fabritech and is either one of these, I'm not sure which one because the insert on the front is different:

fabrictech.com/shop/omiguard.html

fabrictech.com/shop/purecaresilver.html

But the one they were supposed to give me is the cotton terry one that I'm assuming is this, but I dont know for sure:

fabrictech.com/shop/stainguard.html

I also remember seeing this signage on the wall, because I was there for a long time on the phone with the bank and I remember looking up and this sign was there, but it's two different brands from what they actually had in the store:

healthguard.com/products/protection/premium/

The luna and the protect a bed look good, but do you think the cotton terry one they are sending me will be ok? I remembered not liking it because it felt kind of rough, but as you might remember I had to buy one with the mattress. So I figured I'd wash it and see if it softens. I basically got the protector for free since I made him lower the price of the bed for my inconvience, so it's not like I have to keep that one when I get it if you think the other cotton terry ones would be better.

Also, is it necessary to have a mattress protector? I'm assuming that it is and I always had a mattress pad on my old bed, but since this is very high quality I wasnt sure if you need one or not. If I do, is it ok that I am not sleeping with one for right now until they send it? I'm obviously very paranoid and dont want anything to happen to my bed.

And just one more thing about the zippered cover, the one I have is this:

www.dothansleepcenter.com/pure-latex-bliss/Dothan%20Sleep%20Nature%20Latex%20Bliss.jpg

Do you see the wave pattern? So it's little uncomfortable when I'm sleeping, like the imprints are pressing into me. This cover is different from the one I tested all those months ago. It looked like this one:

s3-media1.ak.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/r9zq2XkqMxwvP1fQltGtBQ/l.jpg

Or maybe even this one:

a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/fa5yr.qzec5/v/vspfiles/photos/PLBPEA-60-001-ck-3.jpg?1348039527

I just remember that the first thing I loved about it was how soft the cover was, so I'm disappointed that it's not the same. I see on their website that you can order additional covers, but I dont even want to know how much that is. Would it be wise to take the cover off or even turn it inside out? I dont know, I guess I could try to get used to it but for right now it's just the one thing I'm not happy with.

Thanks!
Beth

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