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6'' versus Brooklyn Bedding 02 Nov 2014 12:22 #1

I'm debating between a Brooklyn Bedding 10'' and a 6'' I tried in a showroom.

My question is, is there really an advantage to having 2 layers - or 9'' of latex?

The 6'' I tried was a 36 ILD and my wife and I were both pretty happy with it, at least in laying on it a little in a showroom. But then again, it was all they had so hard to say how different combos would go. I have a bad back and suffer a lot of back pain. My primary concern is my own back health. I am a tosser and turner, usually fall asleep on stomach or side and awake on my back.

In looking @ the Brooklyn Bedding option, the person there suggested a 5 which is a 9'' of 32 ILD, or 6= 32 core, 28 support.

We are moving away from a spring mattress that is sagging.

I've been reading this site for months and am very thankful for all your help. I am just at a point where we want to make a decision and move forward. I can get the 6'' which will be in a cotton top for about the price of the Brooklyn 10'' bed (9'' of latex). I also don't know if the wool/polyfound 1'' on the brooklyn is added benefit for someone like me, or not?

The one in the store was 80% natural / 20 % synthetic. Brooklyn is 60 natural / 40 synthetic. Both Tallalay. Is there a big difference in quality here? Longevity? (I want a big investment like this to last!!)

Also, does having 2 layers really make a big difference for someone like me, with bad back pain? I'm about 150 pounds, male. Wife doesn't really mind our current bed but likes somewhat firm.

Thanks in advance for all your help!

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6'' versus Brooklyn Bedding 02 Nov 2014 13:50 #2

Hi backman,

My question is, is there really an advantage to having 2 layers - or 9'' of latex?


This would depend entirely on the person and the specifics of the materials inside it and which mattress was the best match for their body type, sleeping positions, and preferences in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferenes). You can read a little more about the effect of thickness in post #14 here .

I've been reading this site for months and am very thankful for all your help. I am just at a point where we want to make a decision and move forward. I can get the 6'' which will be in a cotton top for about the price of the Brooklyn 10'' bed (9'' of latex). I also don't know if the wool/polyfound 1'' on the brooklyn is added benefit for someone like me, or not?


There is more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase in post #13 here that can help you make more meaningful comparisons between mattresses. The most important factor will be the suitability of the mattress followed by the durability of the mattress and then how they compare based on all the other parts of your purchase that are most important to you.

The cover and quilting layers of a mattress can certainly have an effect on the feel and performance of a mattress and there is more about the pros and cons of different types quilted covers vs an unquilted knit cover that is more stretchy in post #12 here and the posts it links to.

The one in the store was 80% natural / 20 % synthetic. Brooklyn is 60 natural / 40 synthetic. Both Tallalay. Is there a big difference in quality here? Longevity? (I want a big investment like this to last!!)


There is more about the different types and blends of latex in post #6 here . Talalay latex only comes from two different companies and they both make blended latex that is "about" 30% natural and 70% synthetic or 100% natural (although Latex International has just started making Talalay latex that is 100% synthetic). Neither one makes Talalay latex that uses 80% natural and 20% synthetic rubber. I would also be aware that 100% natural latex doesn't mean that there isn't anything else in the latex core because no latex core will only contain rubber (see post #18 here ).

Also, does having 2 layers really make a big difference for someone like me, with bad back pain? I'm about 150 pounds, male. Wife doesn't really mind our current bed but likes somewhat firm.


There is more about the difference between two 3" layers and a single 6" layer of the same type and firmness in post #2 here .

When you are down to finalists that are a choice between "good and good", none of them have any weak links in terms of durability, and there are no clear winners between them, then your final choice (see post #2 here ) will really come down to a matter of "best judgement" based on all the objective, subjective, and even intangible parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

Phoenix
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