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Choosing between Flobeds and Naturepedic 31 Aug 2014 22:41 #1

Hi Phoenix,

First off - THANK YOU SO MUCH for this awesome & informative Forum!
I placed an order with Essentia last week & Thankfully was able to cancel
it yesterday without any issues after reading through all your Info!

I am from Germany and slept on Latex Mattresses pretty much my entire life
before I came to the US. After sleeping on a so called fancy Pillow top for
the past 8 years and having severe back pain, I am finally investing in a new
one. However, I am very indecisive and have narrowed it down to 2 retailers
I have researched:
Naturepedic & Flobeds.
Do you have any suggestions or feedback for me?

My husband is leaning more towards the Talalay latex for comfort.
I know that Flobeds are using Talalay Latex but couldn't find any specifics
on the Naturpedic website. We are also looking into getting two different Twin XL
Mattresses and putting them together like they do in Germany. And hopefully
in the near future we can add an adjustable slatted bed foundation to our
perfect mattress. :)

I would appreciate any info or feedback that could make this decision making
any easier!

Thanks,
Bessi

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Choosing between Flobeds and Naturepedic 01 Sep 2014 01:40 #2

Hi Bessi,

Welcome ... and I'm glad you found us "in time" :)

I switched your post and my reply to a new topic with a more specific title so it wasn't in a more "generic" topic that will get mixed up with other replies and would be more helpful for others that are making the same choice.

However, I am very indecisive and have narrowed it down to 2 retailers
I have researched:
Naturepedic & Flobeds.
Do you have any suggestions or feedback for me?


I'm not sure which Naturepedic mattress or which Flobeds mattress you are considering or the criteria that are most important to you but both of these use high quality materials and neither one has any weak links in their materials or design. While I can't tell you which one to choose ... post #13 here and the posts it links to has more information about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase that can help you with "how" to compare them. I'm also assuming that you've read the tutorial post as well which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choices.

As you probably also know ... Flobeds is one of the members of this site which means that I think very highly of them and I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, and transparency. If you are looking at their vZone mattress then they also have more options available to customize the mattress both in terms of layering and in terms of zoning than almost any other mattress I'm aware of. There is more about Flobeds vZone mattress in post #4 here .

My husband is leaning more towards the Talalay latex for comfort.
I know that Flobeds are using Talalay Latex but couldn't find any specifics
on the Naturpedic website.


I'm not sure if you are considering a Naturepedic from a local store or are considering an online purchase but either way the retailer or Naturepedic will be able to tell you the specific materials and components inside any of their mattresses. The latex they use in their mattresses is GOLS certified organic Dunlop. The choice between Dunlop and Talalay is about personal preference but there is more about the differences between how they "feel" in post #7 here . There is also more about the different types and blends of latex in post #6 here and more about the different types of organic certifications in post #2 here .

We are also looking into getting two different Twin XL
Mattresses and putting them together like they do in Germany. And hopefully
in the near future we can add an adjustable slatted bed foundation to our
perfect mattress. :)


Many couples do well with this and it can be a particularly good choice if you have or are planning to purchase an adjustable bed where you would like to raise and lower each side independently. There is more about the pros and cons of split king mattresses in post #8 here and in this topic that may be helpful as well. For some couples having the ability to raise and lower each side independently isn't as important as avoiding the gap in the center of two twin XL mattresses and there are also some companies (including Flobeds and Naturepedic) that can customize each side of a mattress individually for a couple that has different needs and preferences so you would have a single mattress that doesn't have any gap in the middle.

I would appreciate any info or feedback that could make this decision making
any easier!


Hopefully this has helped. I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding and of course any other questions or comments you may have along the way.

Phoenix
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Choosing between Flobeds and Naturepedic 01 Sep 2014 16:16 #3

Hi Phoenix,

Thanks for the detailed feedback!
I am really leaning towards the Flobeds as I really like the
idea of the vZone layer that they offer. We were originally
looking to buy a Memory Foam Mattress, but since
(and thankfully we found this site!) we realized how
toxic they actually were, that became out of the question.

I think the vZone layer will closely mimic the pressure relief
that memory foam offers, so it will be a great option.
Can I say that I am really excited about getting a new
mattress?!
Because I am! :woohoo:

We are currently in the process of building a new House,
so we have a few more months before we get our new mattress,
but when we do - I will definitely update everyone with the
final choice!

Thanks again for creating and updating this AWESOME site -
I will make sure to let all my friends and family know about
it. It is scary how little one know about "the thing" the spend
a third of their life on!

You Rock! B)
Bessi

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Choosing between Flobeds and Naturepedic 01 Sep 2014 21:18 #4

Hi Bessi,

Thanks for the kind words ... and I'm glad the site could help you :)

I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding when the time comes to pull the trigger.

Phoenix
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