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(Gatineau) Matelas Dauphin - Visco Contour - Impressions mattress Value? 03 Mar 2014 14:35 #1

Hello, I just purchased this mattress after reading the tutorials on this great forum and finding that I really wouldn't change anything about the mattress in terms of comfort after some in-store testing.

www.matelasdauphin.com/matelas/matelas-mousse-synthetique/matelas-impression-2
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Surface memory foam "Gel Flex" gives each support more than perfect.

Made with soy oil with anti-microbial refreshing gel mattress Printing with its fabric cover Thermo ° Cool assure you rest "any freshness."

Particles GelFlex ™ promotes a more comfortable and cooler sleep. They have better thermal conductivity compared to conventional foams memories. The open cell structure favors air circulation allocating a greater cooling and a better removal of moisture. The GelFlex ™ is hypoallergenic.

The base consists of natural products renewable Bio-Plush ™ (such as soy), providing comfort to the mattress, compression and stable density as well as valuable sustainability.

Thermo ° Cool ™ Eco - Ecological evolution of comfort, a natural thermal regulation. Thermo ° Cool is designed to optimize the natural thermoregulation of the body according to the needs of the person rests. Made from fiber cross sections developed, Thermo ° Cool provides thermoregulation and comfort throughout the year.


I was told the support layer poly foam is 5" of 2.5lbs density. It's actually quite supportive. The comfort layer is 4" of 5lbs memory foam.

What I am wondering is if in Queen size, a cost of $1300 for the mattress alone is a good value? It was on "sale" from a whopping $2400 (which sounds like a bit of a marketing scheme?)

Increasing the support foam to 2.7lbs would have cost another $300!

The foundation, rigid, is $340 at 10".

The warranty is 20 years (though I have not read the fine-print). First exchange is an $50 fee in case I don't like it.

Thanks for any info. (This is Matelas Dauphin Gatineau location)

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(Gatineau) Matelas Dauphin - Visco Contour - Impressions mattress Value? 03 Mar 2014 16:32 #2

Hi bn880,

I was told the support layer poly foam is 5" of 2.5lbs density. It's actually quite supportive. The comfort layer is 4" of 5lbs memory foam.


These are all high quality materials and there are no obvious weak links in the mattress or any "cautions" I would consider (assuming it's a good match for you in terms of PPP which it appears from your description that it is).

It was on "sale" from a whopping $2400 (which sounds like a bit of a marketing scheme?)


These types of discounts are typically based on artificially inflated prices that nobody ever pays to create a sense of "urgency" in a customer or a belief that they are getting a "special deal" which is usually not the case.

Increasing the support foam to 2.7lbs would have cost another $300!


This may be because the 2.7 lb is HR and the 2.5 lb is HD polyfoam but if the mattress you tested is a good match for you in terms of PPP then the upgrade may not have any particular value to you (depending on how each version compares when you test it). The difference wouldn't be a significant factor in terms of the durability of the mattress and would probably have more to do with it's performance and "feel".

The warranty is 20 years (though I have not read the fine-print). First exchange is an $50 fee in case I don't like it.


Warranties don't indicate the useful life of a mattress and it's likely that much of the warranty is pro-rated (there is more about warranties in post #174 here ). The exchange fee is certainly reasonable.

What I am wondering is if in Queen size, a cost of $1300 for the mattress alone is a good value?


The "value" of a mattress purchase is relative and depends on what else is available to you in your area, the mattresses you are comparing it to, and the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you. In other words the "value" of a mattress purchase depends on much more than the "commodity value" or the "price per inch or pound" of the materials in the mattress or the mattress itself (assessing value this way would be like buying clothes based on the price per pound of the material). Value is always a combination of the "commodity value" and price, the "functional value", and the value of all the other options, additional benefits, and features that are part of the mattress purchase relative to the other options you are considering.

Having said that ... if your careful and objective testing indicates the mattress is a good match for you in terms of PPP (the most important part of "value"), the materials are good quality and there are no cautions or obvious weak links in the mattress (the second most important part of "value") and the additional options that are part of the purchase itself compares well to the other mattresses that are in your "finalists" or are available to you then I would say it was a good value purchase and it certainly seems like a good choice to me.

Congratulations on your new mattress :)

I hope you have the chance to share your feedback when you've had the chance to sleep on it.

Phoenix
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(Gatineau) Matelas Dauphin - Visco Contour - Impressions mattress Value? 03 Mar 2014 16:55 #3

Thanks for the information! I will provide feedback for sure, possibly several months down the road if no significant issues come up.

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