mattressunderground logo
×
Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
The first place to start your research is the Mattress Shopping Tutorial linked in the top right corner.
Select the Search Forum tab above to gain access to answers to many mattress related questions.
Select the Ask An Expert tab above to reach out to any of our Expert Members for guidance and advice.

How to post a question

More
05 Sep 2018 00:17 #21 by Phoenix
Replied by Phoenix on topic How to post a question
Hi sandsock.

You can see the ILD range for Latex International's 100% natural Talalay (expressed as N1 - N5) and the target ILD's for their blended Talalay and Talalay GL on their site here . You can also see the ILD range for Radium 100% natural and blended Talalay here .

While knowing the ILD (Indentation Load Deflection) is a good indicator of softness/firmness caution I’d suggest that to not base your decision on the ILD alone. as this accurate only when comparing the same type of latex from the same latex manufacturer. There is also much difference in feel when comparing synthetic, blended latex and 100% natural latex of the same ILDs (see post #6 here ). In addition to this equivalent ILDs from the two Talalay producers, Talalay Global and Radium, also feel different so you can’t make a direct comparison based on ILD. With careful testing your body will tell you much more about whether any specific combination of layers or components or any specific mattress is a good "match" for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) than knowing the ILD/IFD of the individual layers regardless of what the actual numbers may be.


Phoenix

Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
07 Sep 2018 13:40 - 07 Sep 2018 13:41 #22 by AUS10
Replied by AUS10 on topic How to post a question
Missing the ability to post a new topic

https://imgur.com/MEeq7wh
Attachments:
Last edit: 07 Sep 2018 13:41 by AUS10.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
07 Sep 2018 14:51 #23 by Sweet Dreams
Replied by Sweet Dreams on topic How to post a question
Method for posting questions or comments is detailed in the first post of this thread.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
18 Jun 2019 19:31 #24 by dlbzone
Replied by dlbzone on topic How to post a question
The How To Post video is not working for me returning a 404 error.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
19 Jun 2019 13:17 #25 by Sensei
Replied by Sensei on topic How to post a question
Hey dlbzone,

Welcome to the mattress forum :).

We apologize but we have turned off the "posting a video" for consumers. Thanks for pointing that out, we are working on a few backend improvements before we introduce this again.

What was the video about? We may be able to get it up, maybe email a link if you would like to post it, we can take a look.

Thanks
Sensei

Sensei(@ TMU Team)
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
05 Aug 2019 11:30 #26 by eh1160
Replied by eh1160 on topic How to post a question
The video links appear to be broken. They route to a "404" page.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
07 Aug 2019 11:31 #27 by Sensei
Replied by Sensei on topic How to post a question
Hey eh1160,

Welcome to the mattress forum :). Thank you for pointing that out, I will test a few and get our back end people working on it.

Thanks again.

Sensei

Sensei(@ TMU Team)
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Aug 2019 12:20 #28 by justishar
Replied by justishar on topic How to post a question
I can't say that I understand the stubbornness to not just include a general forum that can be posted to. I feel like I've wasted my time setting up an account and waiting for it to get approved, only to see that there is this utterly unintuitive and cumbersome interface that doesn't even allow me to ask a general question. Am I really supposed to ask some random company about a mattress that isn't even theirs? It makes no sense at all and while I certainly appreciate the time and effort that has gone into making this site available, I can't walk away without mentioning just how frustrating this process has been. Maybe you can put a disclaimer when you go to register that lets people know that you can't actually ever create new topics yourself.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 Aug 2019 09:28 #29 by Sensei
Replied by Sensei on topic How to post a question
Hey justishar,

We are sorry you feel that way. Lots of changes coming soon, but thanks for the comments. Just respond to this message with your question, and I will make a new thread for you. Possibly your question about your sleep! may be more important than the "forum rules"?

Thanks,
Sensei

Sensei(@ TMU Team)
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
19 Aug 2019 14:07 #30 by Jojoba7
Replied by Jojoba7 on topic How to post a question
Hello! I was looking for a way to post a new topic, and I couldn't figure it out, so I'm hoping you can start a topic for me.

I found this site during my search for a new mattress, and so far it has been really helpful in terms of determining what makes a durable mattress.

I'm looking to avoid my last experience buying a mattress, where I was in a rush because I was moving into a new apartment and I went to a local store. The salesperson was the "hard sell" type and convinced me to buy a fairly cheap mattress and box spring that became uncomfortable after about a year (I struggled through it till now, the two year point). Because I don't trust myself to test mattresses in a store environment without getting suckered into something I don't want, I'm hoping to purchase a better mattress, this time online.

I'm still not looking for anything in the high price range, but I'm hoping to get something good value for under $600, and under $850 including box spring/foundation. I'm strongly considering this mattress in the full size: www.dreamfoambedding.com/product/aspen-latex-mattress/

I just wanted to check if that seems like a decent mattress based on its materials/structure, and something that will last me more than a few years. The price seems much lower than other latex mattresses I've looked at, which makes me a little nervous. I'm also not sure if I should go with the firm or medium option. I'm 5'2 and not certain of my exact weight, but I think it's somewhere between 190-215 pounds. Would one of the options be easier to correct with a mattress topper if it turns out I think it's too firm or too soft?

One last question about that mattress: I'm considering putting the mattress on top of this type of platform sold by the same company: www.dreamfoambedding.com/product/brookly...rise-platform-frame/ . Would that work and not cause the mattress to sag? I already own a metal frame, but I bought it at the same place as the cheap mattress (I think it was thrown in for free, actually), so I have a feeling it's not a great frame. I want to avoid having to buy a new frame, and box spring/foundation, and mattress if possible. I do really want to keep the total cost as low as possible.

Thank you for looking at my questions! I'm grateful for any help that can be provided.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • FREE Consumer Membership & Price Discounts

    Offered to consumers who Create an Account to register on OUR FORUM to ask questions or share mattress related experiences. Additionally, Consumer Members of TMU will receive discounts/bonuses from some of the best quality/value Mattress Manufacturers in North America.

     

  • CONNECTING Consumers with Trusted Manufacturers & Retailers

    The Mattress Underground (TMU) website connects consumers with the most Trusted Manufacturers & Retailers throughout North America. All TMU Members have agreed to provide TMU consumer members price discounts/bonus higher or equal to all other discounts offered throughout the Internet.

      • For eCommerce purchases, please check here for the unique discount code(s) offered by each of the TMU Trusted members.
      • When purchasing locally simply present the referral certificate provided by the TMU Trusted Member linked above or mention “The Mattress Underground” when visiting their store.

     

  • QUALITY Manufacturers & KNOWLEDGEABLE Retailers

    The Business membership of this site is by invitation only and is only offered when we are satisfied that what you offer places you in the upper tier of mattress manufacturers & retailers across North America in terms of quality, knowledge & transparency, and service. If you believe that your company meets the quality/value criteria please complete and submit the PMAF form here to start the review process.

    Membership Requirements

  • Membership Disclosure

    The Mattress Underground offers free consumer membership & paid membership for select mattress manufacturers or retailers. Member dues/fees are our source of income as The Mattress Underground is expensive to operate and employs people. For those manufacturers or retailers that have been invited to become members, and for any consumer that wishes to find their "best fit" mattress, we hope you choose to take advantage of what TMU offers as we believe the value of our services and information, our willingness and ability to work on behalf of and connect educated consumers with the better retailers and manufacturers across the US and Canada, are second to none on the internet. Mattress manufacturer and retailer memberships are available for companies that sell directly to consumers, but are by invitation only.

    In order to ensure full transparency with our readers, we’d like to disclose the following about our member relationships:

    • Consumer have free membership but can voluntarily donate to helping TMU operate.
    • Mattress retailers that qualify to be a Trusted Member pay monthly dues/fees.
    • Mattress manufacturers that qualify to be a Trusted Member pay monthly dues/fees
    More information about the benefits and services that TMU members receive can be found on the Our Services page of this website