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Buying Locally in Orlando, Florida 08 Jun 2016 08:45 #1

Anyone know of local manufacturers in Central Florida? I'm having trouble identifying local solutions! Any help is appreciated! Thanks! 32701, 32789, 32803

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Buying Locally in Orlando, Florida 08 Jun 2016 09:46 #2

Hi alperez,

Subject to confirming that any retailer or manufacturer on the list you wish to deal with is completely transparent about the materials and components in their mattresses (see this article ) and to making sure that any mattress you are considering meets the quality/value guidelines here ... the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in and around the Orlando, FL area are listed in post #2 here .

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Buying Locally in Orlando, Florida 09 Jun 2016 08:29 #3

Does this sound like a mattress worth $1000?

Thank you for the recommendations!
I checked out the Original Mattress Factory yesterday.

Here is a quote for a queen bed (Mattress only - $879, Set including box spring - $929).

- two sided mattress
- Innerspring - 12 3/4 gauge knotted offset coil with 6 turns and a 6 gauge border rod
- 400 Innerspring Unit (486 coils in a queen) - (coils are bound together with metal wiring vs glue)
- Fabric Insulator
- Polyurethane Foam Mattress Topper
- Supersoft Polyurethane Foam Mattress Topper
- Synthetic Fiber Pad
- Quilted Cotton Batting
- FR Innerliner
- Real working box spring (4 fold modular design)
- Warranty - 12 Years Non-Prorated
- Stitched Cotton Pad
- Mattress Thickness - 12 1/12"


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Buying Locally in Orlando, Florida 09 Jun 2016 09:21 #4

Hi alperez,

Does this sound like a mattress worth $1000?


While price is certainly one of the more important parts of "value" .. the "value" of a mattress purchase is what is most important and price is just one of many factors that can affect the "value" of a mattress purchase. There isn't a "formula" that can be used to assess or "calculate" the value of a mattress because there are so many different variables and criteria involved that can affect the price of a mattress that can each be more or less important to some people and not to others who may have completely different criteria or definitions of "value". The "value" of a mattress purchase is also relative to how a mattress compares to the other finalists you are considering or to other mattresses that are available to you in your area (or online if you are also considering online options). There are many reasons that a mattress that may be "good value" for one person or in one area of the country may not be good value for someone else that has very different needs and preferences or that lives in a different area.

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 if your choice doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for).

If you have done some careful testing to make sure that it's a good "match" for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) and you have checked the foam layers in the mattress to make sure there are no lower quality/density materials in the mattress and it also compares well to your other finalists based on all the other parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you then it would certainly be well worth considering.

Phoenix
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Buying Locally in Orlando, Florida 09 Jun 2016 11:03 #5

From the materials listed do the materials sound like what a typical $1000 mattress should have (what you consider good mattress build from an independent manufacturer, not from big 5 firms)? Or is it missing materials you deem a $1000 mattress should have, therefore, the price is too high.

I also understand that mattresses are very subjective in terms of comfort but in terms of value it is very objective. If car A has better parts than car B then I would pay more for car A than for cab B. You can get into intrinsic value etc but i don't think that is relevant in this discussion.

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Buying Locally in Orlando, Florida 09 Jun 2016 12:19 #6

I found out more about the mattress. There are 3 foams at the top which are 2 1 inch supersoft foam with 1.5lbs density and a 1/4inch foam with 1.2lbs density. Based on your guidelines that seems to be low even for a flip able, two sided mattress.

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Buying Locally in Orlando, Florida 09 Jun 2016 16:29 #7

Hi alperez,

From the materials listed do the materials sound like what a typical $1000 mattress should have


There is no such thing as "typical materials in a $1000 mattress".

Assuming that the materials in a mattress you are considering are durable enough for your body type and meet the quality/durability guidelines here relative to your weight range ... the choice between different types and combinations of materials and components or different types of mattresses are more of a preference and a budget choice than a "better/worse" choice (see this article ).

Every category of mattresses includes materials and components that may not be included in other types or categories of mattresses even if they are in a similar budget range. Each category can also include hundreds or sometimes thousands of different mattresses with different designs, different "feels", different characteristics, and different firmness levels. Every individual layer and component in a mattress (including the cover and any quilting material) will affect the feel and response of every other layer and component both above and below it and the mattress "as a whole" so each mattress category will generally include some mattresses that will be a good "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP and others that use the same type of materials and components and are in the same category may but have a different design or firmness level that may be completely unsuitable for you to sleep on ... even if it uses the same general type of materials and components that would be just as durable.

Again ... there isn't a formula that can be used to assess the "value" of a mattress purchase that is only based on the materials and components inside it or without comparison to other mattresses because it would be relative to the other mattresses that you are including in your finalists based on suitability, durability, and all the other objective, subjective, and intangible parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

I found out more about the mattress. There are 3 foams at the top which are 2 1 inch supersoft foam with 1.5lbs density and a 1/4inch foam with 1.2lbs density. Based on your guidelines that seems to be low even for a flip able, two sided mattress.


I normally prefer to know all the layers and components in a mattress listed layer by layer either from the top down or from the bottom up including the type and thickness of each layer or component and in the case of polyfoam the density of the material as well. It appears that there are more than 3 foam layers on each side of your mattress so your description may not have included all the layers and components in the mattress. If the thickness of all the layers and components add up to the thickness of the mattress then you can be certain that everything is included.

Having said that ... 1.5 lb polyfoam is certainly a suitable density for a two sided mattress (as long as you flip and rotate it on a regular basis ... see post #2 here ) and as long as there isn't more than "about an inch or so" of lower quality/density layers in the mattress and in this case there is only 1/4" of lower density polyfoam on each side of the mattress so there would be no lower quality materials or weak links that would compromise the durability or useful life of the mattress relative to most weight ranges (lower 200's or less).

Original Mattress Factory in general sells good quality/value mattresses relative to most of the mainstream industry so they can certainly be a good quality/value choice that would be well worth considering as a purchase.

Phoenix
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