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Beausommet equivalent 24 Jul 2014 21:20 #1

Hi,

This site has been very helpful!! I've narrowed our mattress purchase down to a few of the retailers that keep popping up in these forums. However, since we'll be ordering online, I wanted to check something out in a store. My wife and I found the Essentia Beausommet to have a feel that we both love. However, they were unable to give us ILD info.

Any recommendations for what to do if we were to buy a 3" talalay over 6" talalay/dunlop combo? Mattresses.net, for example, offers an array of options for the ILD of both the 6" base and the 3" topper. Without having access to their showroom, it's quite difficult to make the final call. Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Brian

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Beausommet equivalent 24 Jul 2014 21:38 #2

Hi hansven,

This site has been very helpful!! I've narrowed our mattress purchase down to a few of the retailers that keep popping up in these forums. However, since we'll be ordering online, I wanted to check something out in a store. My wife and I found the Essentia Beausommet to have a feel that we both love. However, they were unable to give us ILD info.


ILD information isn't among the specs that many manufacturers would provide or would even need to provide to their customers since ILD has nothing to do with the quality of the materials and your body will tell you much more about whether a mattress is a good match for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) than any "comfort specs" such as ILD.

Unless you are considering Essentia as an actual purchase (and you can read some of my thoughts about Essentia and some of the misleading claims they make and some forum discussions with them in this thread and this thread and posts #3 and #4 here ) they probably aren't worth testing as a reference point because they will be different from most other latex mattresses that you may be considering.

Any recommendations for what to do if we were to buy a 3" talalay over 6" talalay/dunlop combo? Mattresses.net, for example, offers an array of options for the ILD of both the 6" base and the 3" topper. Without having access to their showroom, it's quite difficult to make the final call. Any advice would be appreciated!


I would make sure you've read the mattress shopping tutorial which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that you will need to make the best possible choices.

I would avoid trying to design your mattress based on specs or "mattress design theory" that you may not have experience with.

There are really only two ways to decide on a mattress that is a good match for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences). The first of these is your own careful and objective testing in the showroom.

If that's not possible then the alternative would always be to talk with a knowledgeable and experienced online retailer or manufacturer on the phone so they can "talk you through" the options they have available and help you choose which mattress or design has the highest chance of success. In many cases this will be all that's necessary since they do this every day and have the benefit of years of experience and feedback from hundreds of customers that are similar to you and have purchased their mattresses that they can draw on. Many of them also provide good options after a purchase to either rearrange or exchange layers so that you have good options to do some fine tuning after a purchase if your sleeping experience indicates that it's necessary. They will know more about their own mattresses and the combinations that are most suitable for different body types, sleeping positions, and preferences than anyone else (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ).

Phoenix
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Beausommet equivalent 25 Jul 2014 12:11 #3

Thanks for this info. I took your advice and found somewhere locally where I could try out some PureBliss mattresses. I found that all of the 100% latex ones they had in stock (Nature, Nutrition, Beautiful) were much too soft. There was a hybrid called Inspire that was right on the spot, but while I found the ILD numbers for most of the PureBliss 100% latex models here:
( www.themattressunderground.com/mattress-forum/general-mattresses/8539-new-plb-blue-specs.html#8542 )

...I can't find any info on the Inspire hybrid. I won't buy the Inspire because I am not interested in a hybrid, but I do think that I'm going to mail order something that is a close equivalent from mattresses.net. If you happen to know any info on the Inspire from past experience, please let me know!

Thanks,
Brian

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