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02 Sep 2019 10:20 #41 by shch
I've been shopping for a new mattress and I was hoping to get some advice.
Our personal preference is a hybrid mattress with a traditional pillow top feel with no synthetic foams (i.e. polyurethane and memory foams etc.) We also prefer a higher mattress height 10" and higher.

We tried out the Firm Bloom latex hybrid mattress from Brooklyn Bedding and were ready to purchase. Unfortunately, it has a 1" layer of high density foam on the bottom, which is the only factor keeping us from buying this mattress. We're trying to minimize off-gassing. Are there any other mattresses that are similar to the Bloom?
Things we really liked about the Bloom:
Pillowtop- 1.25" Joma Wool and cotton quilted top (We love the feel of the top of this mattress, we've tried others, but this feels great for us)
The height- I believe it's around 13.5"
Firmness-3" Talalay latex (customer service claims an ILD of 36) and Leggett and Platt coils.

Things we don't like:
Certipur certification. We prefer GOTS, GOLS, and Greenguard.
But I guess since they have the high density foam they wouldn't receive this certification. They claim that have Class 1 Oeko Tek certification for the latex.

Runner Ups:
Sleep EZ Luxerion
Things we don't like:
Again no GOTS, GOLS, and Greenguard. Only Certipur certified, which I under is by the polyurethane industry. Not sure if there are more synthetics hidden in the mattress.

Reviews complaining that their latex is lighter than other companies and therefore less durable.

No pillowtop.
Mattress height is only 10"
Latex is softer, but they did offer to customize

We are also thinking about checking out the Estate 5000 and St. Regis mattresses at Charles P. Rogers.
But again, they are certified by Certipur, which we feel isn't enough for us personally.

We also tried the Avocado and wanted to love it, but even the firm was too squishy feeling and bouncy for us.

Would anyone have any recommendations for us? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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08 Sep 2019 07:55 #42 by Sensei
Hey shch,

Thanks for the post.

The Bloom Latex Hybrid, in different firmnesses, is a nice feeling line of mattresses, I was able to lie down on these at the last Las Vegas mattress market. Yes this Talalay is Oeko Tex certified, I do know this is a fact.

I understand your comments on Certipur, all of the decent foam guys have this certification, run by polyfoam companies, etc etc etc. Also noted on "minimizing off-gassing" and noted hybrid preference.

Not sure if you have read all of the certification threads, but there is a good mattress certification post here.

All the latex you are likely to encounter (either Dunlop or Talalay that is made with either natural or synthetic rubber or a blend of both) will also have a reliable certification such as Oeko-Tex, Eco-Institut, Greenguard Gold or C2C and based on actual testing I would consider any type or blend of latex (regardless of whether it is synthetic, natural, or blended) to be a very "safe" material in terms of harmful substances and VOC's (offgassing).

IMO, by choosing a hybrid with only 1" of poly below the coils, you have certainly minimized off-gassing, but of course, this is a personal decision and preference for you. But if your room is properly ventilated, airflow, etc, you would have a very low emmision rate with the Bloom.

Have you asked any of the Mattress Expert members if they have the coil unit with no polyfoam base layer? I know most of these units have the stabilizing base foam below them, not all of them of course.


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