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Content and construction 22 Oct 2014 23:00 #1

Please tell me how I can find out the construction and exact components of a particular mattress. I live in Oregon, and will probably purchase either a Restonic or an Englander, since they both manufacture mattresses here. I have been unable to find complete material and construction information on their web sites. Any help and suggestions appreciated! (Little did I know when I naively decided to buy a new mattress what I was letting myself in for! Thanks for being here to help!)

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Content and construction 22 Oct 2014 23:20 #2

Hi nancymariec,

I noticed that you registered with your email as your username which means that spambots can harvest your email and add you to their spam lists. If you'd like I can remove the @ and the domain after it and change your username to just nancymariec.

Please tell me how I can find out the construction and exact components of a particular mattress. I live in Oregon, and will probably purchase either a Restonic or an Englander, since they both manufacture mattresses here.


This is information that a better retailer should be willing and able to provide you. If they don't already know then they should be willing to call the factory and find out for you. If they aren't willing to do this for their customers then you can try and get the information directly from the manufacturer but some of them will only provide this information to their retail stores and not to individual consumers. The information you need to identify any weak links in a mattress and make more meaningful comparisons to other mattresses is in this article .

I'm not sure where you are in Oregon but if you let me know your city or zip code there may be better quality/value options available to you than either an Englander or a Restonic but this will of course depend on the specifics of a mattress you are considering. There is more about the most important parts of the value of a mattress purchase in post #13 here .

Just in case you haven't already ... I would also make sure that you've also read the mattress shopping tutorial here which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choices ... and know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

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Content and construction 22 Oct 2014 23:34 #3

Yes, please do correct my username as you suggest. I did that in error.

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Content and construction 22 Oct 2014 23:37 #4

I live in Corvallis,Oregon, 97330.

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Content and construction 23 Oct 2014 00:19 #5

Hi nancymariec,

I live in Corvallis,Oregon, 97330.


The better options or possibilities I'm aware of that are in reasonable driving distance from you would either be in the list for the Portland region in post #2 here or in post #2 here which includes some stores that are a little closer to you in the Eugene area. If you are comfortable driving that far I would make sure to include Parklane Mattress in your research because you would be hard pressed to find better quality value choices in your larger area. They are a member of this site which means that I think highly of them and I believe they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, and transparency.

There isn't a forum list for the Corvallis area so time permitting I'll take a look over the next few days to see if I can see any better possibilities in the immediate area as well

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Content and construction 23 Oct 2014 11:52 #6

Portland is farther than I would like to travel. Eugene is a possibility. Of course would rather stay local. There are two dealers in Corvallis that carry the Lady Americana. Is this a good option, and do you know if the manufacturer will provide information if the store won't or can't?

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Content and construction 23 Oct 2014 15:28 #7

Hi nancymariec,

There are two dealers in Corvallis that carry the Lady Americana. Is this a good option, and do you know if the manufacturer will provide information if the store won't or can't?


Although it would depend on the specific of the mattresses you were comparing ... Lady Americana would probably be a better choice than most mainstream manufacturers. Lady Americana factories would also be more likely to provide the specifics of the materials inside their mattresses so you can make more meaningful comparisons but this always depends on which factory is producing them and sometimes on the specific mattress you are considering. I don't know how transparent Soundsleep is with their retailers although other Lady Americana factories are very transparent.

I did do some looking in the Corvallis area and made a few calls (although I haven't talked with each of these) and the better options or possibilities I could see and the manufacturers they carry that I would consider as a "possibillity" (subject to the guidelines here ) are ...


www.thesleepcentermattresses.com/ Corvallis, OR. Lady Americana.

www.furniture-direct.com/
www.blackledgefurniture.com/ Corvallis, OR. Englander

chateauhomefurnishings.com/index.html Corvallis, OR. Englander, Mlily. Said he would get foam specs if asked.

www.inkwellhomestore.com/ Corvallis, OR. Carries FXI (Anatomic Global) memory foam mattresses. Said they would call their rep for foam densities.

maniadeals.com/matty/ Corvallis, Albany, Eugene, Springfield, OR. Restonic, Easyrest, Lady Americana

www.thefoammancorvallis.com/ Corvallis, OR. He sells 2.0 lb and 2.7 HR polyfoam layers which are both good quality materials but no memory foam and you would need to get a cover to use these in a DIY mattress.

athomesuperstore.com/ Albany, OR. Northwest Bedding, Englander, and Thomasville (Boyd) latex is coming.

furnitureandbedsoforegon.com/ Albany, OR. Carries Northwest bedding and Englander (including latex and two sided innersprings). Will call for foam densities.

www.parklanemattresses.com/ in Portland is one of the members of the site . They have a wide selection of different types of mattresses (innersprings, latex, memory foam etc), use good quality materials and have great value. I drove down to their Tualatin factory outlet from Seattle and was very impressed. They have stores in Beaverton, Clackamas, Gresham, Sherwood, Lake Oswego, Tualatin (factory outlet), and Salem in Oregon.

www.mattressworldnorthwest.com/ Salem, OR. They carry OMI (latex), Englander, Easyrest. They also said they would provide foam specs.

Hope this helps :)

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Content and construction 23 Oct 2014 18:38 #8

This helps a lot. Thank you! Today I was in a mattress store and asked the salesman what the comfort layers of a particular mattress were made of, and he said no one had ever asked him that before! (And he didn't know.) I think I might have much better luck at some of the stores you contacted! I have been to some of the ones in Corvallis, but none in Albany, which I will definitely check out! Thanks again.

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Content and construction 23 Oct 2014 20:06 #9

Hi nancymariec,

Today I was in a mattress store and asked the salesman what the comfort layers of a particular mattress were made of, and he said no one had ever asked him that before! (And he didn't know.)


As sad as it may be ... the members here that have spent an hour or two on this site will usually know more meaningful information about mattresses and mattress materials than the majority of the salespeople in the mainstream industry that sell them :dry:

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Content and construction 09 Nov 2014 13:25 #10

I have narrowed my choices down to the best one I can find available in my town. The dealer is a family-owned furniture store that has been here over 100 years. They were helpful in getting the construction information for me from the manufacturer. The mattress is an Englander all foam, and here is what I was able to find out, layers from top to bottom:

Cover is organic cotton.
Didn't get information about padding, looks like 1/2 to 1 inch of foam.
2-inch layer of pure latex, 75 density.
3-inch layer of soy-based poly foam, 1.65 density, 22 ILD.
1-inch layer of soy-based poly foam, 1.35 density, 50 ILD
3-inch layer of soy-based poly foam, 1.65 density, 22 ILD

Please give me your opinion of this construction and value. The price is $840.00.

Thanks, Nancy

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