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Buying Euro top from quality manufacturer? 26 Sep 2015 13:09 #1

Hi Phoenix-

You recommended the Texas Mattress Makers on here to me before to take my mom in Houston to get a new mattress. We haven't done that yet, but a couple of weeks ago, my brother went to Texas Mattress Makers and said it was the best mattress buying experience he ever went through. The sales person had him and his wife lay on several mattresses, and checked their posture and helped them pick a mattress. They ended up with a split king latex mattress- he needed firmer, she needed a softer. They are adjusting to the mattress right now, but I told them to give it at least a month...

On to my question: my brother will be taking my mom to Texas Mattress Makers to pick out a new mattress soon. She is currently on a knock off Sleep number mattress in which the baffles are failing, she can no longer pump up the baffles, and it's like she's sleeping on a partially deflated mattress...

She is on a bit of a limited budget, and I was looking at Texas Mattress Makers website. In her budget (up to $800 for a full set), I see there are several in the $400-$800 price range that are "eurotop" or "pillowtop". I generally have thought it's best to stay away from these types of mattresses, but I'm wondering, what about if a eurotop or pillowtop is from a quality maker? My mom needs soft pressure point relief, and I have a feeling she is going to like one of the pillow top makes.

There are a couple of "quilted comfort foam" eurotop models from Texas Mattress Makers (Madison, Monte Carlo, New York models). In the higher price range, there are a couple "Low profile Softech™ Micro Pocketed Coil Topper with foam padding" (the River Oaks model and the Bel Air Model).

Just wondering if buying a Eurotop from a quality manufacturer would be ill advised? I know to stay away from them from the big S makers...

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Buying Euro top from quality manufacturer? 26 Sep 2015 13:34 #2

Hi sheep123,


Thanks for taking the time to share your comments about your brother's experience at Texas Mattress Makers ... I appreciate it :). I would certainly agree that they are well worth considering for anyone that is in reasonable driving distance.

On to my question: my brother will be taking my mom to Texas Mattress Makers to pick out a new mattress soon. She is currently on a knock off Sleep number mattress in which the baffles are failing, she can no longer pump up the baffles, and it's like she's sleeping on a partially deflated mattress...


While I'm not a big fan of airbeds in general (see this article ) ... if the only issue is that the air bladder is failing then she may be able to replace them under warranty,

She is on a bit of a limited budget, and I was looking at Texas Mattress Makers website. In her budget (up to $800 for a full set), I see there are several in the $400-$800 price range that are "eurotop" or "pillowtop". I generally have thought it's best to stay away from these types of mattresses, but I'm wondering, what about if a eurotop or pillowtop is from a quality maker? My mom needs soft pressure point relief, and I have a feeling she is going to like one of the pillow top makes.

There are a couple of "quilted comfort foam" eurotop models from Texas Mattress Makers (Madison, Monte Carlo, New York models). In the higher price range, there are a couple "Low profile Softech™ Micro Pocketed Coil Topper with foam padding" (the River Oaks model and the Bel Air Model).

Just wondering if buying a Eurotop from a quality manufacturer would be ill advised? I know to stay away from them from the big S makers...


The issue with many pillowtops or eurotops isn't so much the pillowtop or eurotop design of the mattress as much as the quality and durability of the materials that the major manufacturers (which represent the large majority of pillowtop or eurotop mattresses that people purchase) use inside their mattresses.

There is more about the 3 most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase in post #13 here which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on suitability, durability, and all the other parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase to fine tune the mattress or the exchange/return options that are available to you).

While I can't speak to how any mattress will "feel" for someone else because this is too subjective and relative to different body types, sleeping positions, and individual preferences, sensitivities, and circumstances ... outside of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your Personal preferences) the most important part of the value of a mattress purchase is durability which is all about how long you will sleep well on a mattress. This is the part of your research that you can't "feel" and assessing the durability and useful life of a mattress depends on knowing the specifics of its construction and the type and quality of the materials inside it regardless of the name of the manufacturer on the label (or how a mattress feels in a showroom or when it is relatively new) so I would always make sure that you find out information listed here so you can compare the materials and components to the quality/durability guidelines here to make sure there are no lower quality materials or weak links in a mattress that would be a cause for concern relative to the durability and useful life of a mattress before making any purchase.

Texas Mattress Makers uses higher quality and more durable materials in their mattresses than the major manufacturers and if one of their pillowtop or eurotop mattresses is a good "match" in terms of PPP and if the materials and components in a pillowtop or eurotop mattress meet the quality/durability guidelines I linked then they can certainly make a suitable and durable choice that would be well worth considering.

Phoenix
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Buying Euro top from quality manufacturer? 26 Sep 2015 22:36 #3

Thank you Phoenix for the reply and I forgot you in my first post to thank you again for recommending Texas Mattress Makers. My brother has told several people at work about how great his buying experience was (how many people talk at work about buying a mattress?) and said 4 different people he knows plan on going over there!

Re: my mom's air mattress. She bought a "knock off" brand in Houston maybe 3 years ago. After a year, she had problems with it, and went to the store to ask about the warranty. The store was no longer there. She tried calling the numbers on her receipt and the number was out of order. Finally, she looked the company up on the internet and found reviews that many people had bad experiences. At this point, I just want her on a proper PPP mattress, she is in a lot of pain all the time and doesn't sleep well, and I think her air mattress probably doesn't help her situation. I know my back pain has been reduced by about 50% since getting our new Tuft and Needle mattress last December, and my shoulder and hip pain disappeared, I now know the shoulder and hip pain probably were not bursitis, but instead, pressure point pain from my old mattress...

Thanks you again for maintaining this wonderful site!

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Buying Euro top from quality manufacturer? 27 Sep 2015 12:33 #4

Hi sheep123,

Thanks you again for maintaining this wonderful site!


Thanks for the kind words ... and I'm glad that the site has been able to help you and your family :)

Phoenix
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