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AZ Premium Mattress vs Brooklyn Bedding

ikshwaku created the topic: AZ Premium Mattress vs Brooklyn Bedding

18 Mar 2017 12:12

I first came across this forum 6 yrs ago after being unhappy with my $150 memory foam (go figure) and decided that I would buy a Latex bed... but due to always having other financial priorities have not. Well, now is finally the time and I am determined to buy a high quality latex bed from one of the many top manufacturers in my hometown, Phoenix (a mecca of latex beds, who knew?).

For now I am trying to choose between AZ Premium Mattress Co and Brooklyn Bedding. Az Premium mattress is more expensive, but I'm not sure what I am getting for the money. Also AZ Premium Mattress has a Latex Foam Core and then an Ultra Plush bed. What is the difference between these two and how does this compare to the Brooklyn Bedding's ultimate bed? Am I getting anything additional for the money?

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Phoenix replied the topic: AZ Premium Mattress vs Brooklyn Bedding

18 Mar 2017 15:05

Hi ikshwaku,

Welcome to the forum! :)

For now I am trying to choose between AZ Premium Mattress Co and Brooklyn Bedding. Az Premium mattress is more expensive, but I'm not sure what I am getting for the money. Also AZ Premium Mattress has a Latex Foam Core and then an Ultra Plush bed. What is the difference between these two and how does this compare to the Brooklyn Bedding's ultimate bed? Am I getting anything additional for the money?

Both the Brooklyn Bedding Best Mattress Ever (what I think you’re referencing) and the all-latex models from Arizona Premium (they are both site members here, which means that I think highly of them) are good quality items, but they use slightly different materials. The Best Mattress Ever uses a 6” 2.0 lb. density polyfoam core, above which is 2” of Dunlop latex and 2” of Talalay latex. This mattress is available in soft, medium and firm configurations (the latex is varied in softness (ILD)). Arizona Premium offers different configurations using Talalay or Dunlop latex (blended or natural), so I’m not exactly sure which particular model and configuration you were considering. They have more options for customization and you’d want to consult with them about what might work best for your personal preference, sleeping style and body type. As the Arizona Premium is all-latex, it will be more expensive than the Best Mattress Ever. Latex is generally the most durable foam used in mattress construction.

As compared to a polyfoam support core, a latex support core is more durable, more resilient, more elastic, more adaptable to different weights and shapes and sleeping positions, more supportive (it has a higher compression modulus so it gets firmer faster with compression), more "natural", and has a different more "springy" and responsive feel than polyfoam. It is a higher performance material. Of course it is also more expensive than a polyfoam core and for some people, a latex mattress using a polyfoam core which has the benefits and "feel" of latex in the upper layers (the top 3" - 6" which are the most subject to wear and tear and contribute more to the overall "feel" of a mattress) is worth the cost tradeoff. For others it isn't. All of this though is to make clear that they are not comparable in overall performance terms, although both items you’re considering are good quality/value products.

If you have more specific questions, please let me know.

Phoenix


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ikshwaku replied the topic: AZ Premium Mattress vs Brooklyn Bedding

20 Mar 2017 12:44

Thank you Phoenix!

That is exactly the info I was looking for! Sounds like I do get a better product for more money at AZ Premium Mattress Co, just a matter of picking the right cost vs performance balance for me. Specifically I was looking at the Solid Core Latex Foam mattress and the Ultra Plush Latex Talalay Mattress at AZ Premium Mattress Co.

One more question, We are also purchasing sofas for our new home. I am have considerable custom options with the manufacturer I'm using and I am curious if I should try and source latex cushions for these sofas. The manufacturer does not offer these, but I'm wondering I might be able to convince them to order latex blocks off another retailer. Might be easy as swapping their polyfoam for latex.

Do you have any experience with latex sofa cushions? Are they superior in comfort and longevity here as well? What firmness would be recommended for a sofa? Medium? Firm?

Again, thank you for the assistance!

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Phoenix replied the topic: AZ Premium Mattress vs Brooklyn Bedding

20 Mar 2017 14:56

Hi ikshwaku,

One more question, We are also purchasing sofas for our new home. I am have considerable custom options with the manufacturer I'm using and I am curious if I should try and source latex cushions for these sofas. The manufacturer does not offer these, but I'm wondering I might be able to convince them to order latex blocks off another retailer. Might be easy as swapping their polyfoam for latex. Do you have any experience with latex sofa cushions? Are they superior in comfort and longevity here as well? What firmness would be recommended for a sofa? Medium? Firm?

Latex is commonly used for seat cushion foams, for those who like the feel, assed durability or desire to avoid having polyfoam in their sofa. Savvy Rest just came out with a line of sofas using latex, offering them in a “plush” or “firm” latex, but they do not list their ILDs. Just like a mattress it is something you’d want to try out before ordering to see if you liked the comfort. On our component post , both kttenterprises and foamorder offer latex block cushions.

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