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Sleep on Latex | Firmness

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16 Mar 2019 00:59 #31 by kailuak1
Replied by kailuak1 on topic Sleep on Latex | Firmness
Thanks for all the great info. I was set to order a firm SOL but after reading thread this will go with a medium. I'm in Hawaii so shipping is an extra $150 so getting it right the first time is important. That said its for my 6 year old and anything will be an upgrade on the $350 spring mattress from the chain store he (and often I) sleeps on:) Now off to go get that discount code;)

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17 Mar 2019 14:59 #32 by Phoenix
Replied by Phoenix on topic Sleep on Latex | Firmness
Hi kailuak1,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :).

Congratulations on the new Sleep On Latex(SOL) for your 6-year-old (and sometimes Mom) SOL are certainly a reputable/worthy option and being a member of this site it means that I think very highly of them and that I believe they compete well with the best in the industry . so much for buying from one of our trusted members. I assume you emailed Scott (at) TheMattressUnderground.com to get the discount coupon code they offer to TMU Consumer members.

I am glad that our forum was assistive in your research and helpful in making an educated choice. Yes, the shipping to HI, something Hawaiians deal with often so it is important to get it right.

Good luck with your new mattress and let us know how it works out once your loved ones have a chance to sleep on it for a while :)!

Phoenix

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14 Aug 2019 14:32 #33 by The Toddler

Phoenix wrote: There is no doubt that SOL uses high-quality materials, and many people have discussed there high-quality customer service, which is very important.


Hi Phoenix and Sensei,
I was looking at Sleep on Latex's website and noticed this:

Using an enhanced version of the Dunlop Process, Earthfoam natural latex foam combines the best elements of Dunlop and Talalay latex foam. It has a more lively and consistent feel than other dunlop latex foam without the "bouncy" feel of Talalay Foam. We believe that this produces a product that works better for more people.


Do either of you have any comments about this enhanced process? I wasn't able to find any discussion of it after searching the forum. Thanks.

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15 Aug 2019 13:29 #34 by Sensei
Replied by Sensei on topic Sleep on Latex | Firmness
Hey The Toddler,

First off, I have not spoken to SOL or other people who have been to their partner factory and asked specific questions about the Earthfoam Dunlop process. I do have to say that SOL has worked quite extensively setting up their manufacturing, and there is no doubt in my mind that the engineers and chemists in Malaysia have worked to "enhance" this Dunlop process compared to some other Dunlop process.

That said, I have known many of the latex people pretty well from my prior and current experiences, and it is not an easy thing to enhance the quality of the best European and Asian producers, but some investment will lead to incremental improvements over the shall I say, mediocre latex producers. I have no doubt that SOL's Dunlop process is as good if not better than most others.

I also think that SOL is being pretty solid with their marketing language, it's not over the top, IMO. On another point, people can like or dislike Talalay but I have never seen any Dunlop manufacturer that can replicate a soft Talalay topper, regardless of whether the "ILD rating" is the same. If I get more info, I will make a new post discussing this.

Thanks,
Sensei

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