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Ikea Latex Matresses

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21 Jun 2014 08:25 #71 by sdmark
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WadeB wrote: Can you give us some feed back on your Mountaintop toppers? Do you know what firmness it is?

I"ve been using a 3" synthetic C2 topper on a very firm innerspring mattress for about two months and have been quite happy with it. It's still springy with maybe just a little softening/breaking in, which actually feels good. In a perfect world, I might like an inch of something a bit softer on top of this but it's not bugging me enough to worry about.

Firmness ratings are in Phoenix's post just above yours, but I didn't pay any attention to those numbers. I had briefly tried a convoluted C3 as a topper on this mattress and thought it felt about right. I agreed with Neal at Spindle Mattress that a solid C2 would make sense.

You can get an idea of the feel of natural vs. synthetic by visiting Ikea, but obviously a topper will feel different from a full mattress, and the same topper will feel different depending on what you put it on. It'd be nice to be able to buy a variety of firmness levels, thicknesses, natural and synthetic, Mountaintop and other brands, try them, and return what doesn't work. Since that's not an option, in he end I decided to just try this one at the risk of $200. It's worked out pretty good so far.

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21 Jun 2014 13:37 #72 by Phoenix
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Hi sdmark,

The two toppers I have were sent to me by a friend but he didn't know which blend they were. One of them is a 1" topper of the gel infused latex and the other one is a 2" topper that isn't gel infused. The 2" topper is a C2 and the gel is softer so it would either be C0 or C1.

I've attached pictures of both toppers at the end of my post so you can see what they look like from a top view and from a closeup view. They have been handled a fair bit (particularly the 1" gel latex topper) but they are both very consistent and "clean". They have the resilient and contouring "feel" of latex but would be closer to Dunlop in their resilience than Talalay.

I would say that the ILD ratings that are in my previous post seem to be a little low if you compare them to other types of latex firmness ratings because the C2 feels a little firmer to me than the ILD range they list but I don't have a 2" topper of another type of latex (either Talalay or Dunlop) to lay out on the floor and make a more meaningful or accurate comparison so this is a very subjective comparison. The Gel infused topper is clearly much softer than the C2 topper.

The gel infused topper is much more blue than the picture shows.

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30 Nov 2015 12:21 - 30 Nov 2015 12:22 #73 by Nemix
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I just confirmed with Bob from Mountain Top that IKEA Latex toppers specifically their Torod/Tromsdalen ( 85% Natural 15% Synthetic) topper does not come from Mountain Top and the iLD rating of C3 does not apply IKEA Latex toppers.

I thought the Tromsdalen Latex topper felt softer than the Morgongava Latex mattress in stores but I wasn't 100% sure but now with confirmation from Mountain Top saying the Latex in the Morgongava mattress and Tromsdalen topper are different manufactures which would result in a likely different ILD ratings also.

If I'm not correct (just a scientific guess) the IKEA Tromsdalen Latex topper very likely corresponds with a 18-20 iLD rating similar to a C2 rating from Mountain Top Latex since the topper did feel softer than C3 Mountain Top Latex in stores and is labelled as a Pillowtop but this is still an uncertainty unless we get information on where the Latex for IKEA toppers are manufactured.
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30 Nov 2015 13:10 - 15 Dec 2018 06:31 #74 by Phoenix
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Hi Nemix,

Thanks for letting us know what Bob told you ... he's a good guy :)

I thought the Tromsdalen Latex topper felt softer than the Morgongava Latex mattress in stores but I wasn't 100% sure but now with confirmation from Mountain Top saying the Latex in the Morgongava mattress and Tromsdalen topper are different manufactures which would result in a likely different ILD ratings also.

If I'm not correct (just a scientific guess) the IKEA Tromsdalen Latex topper very likely corresponds with a 18-20 iLD rating similar to a C2 rating from Mountain Top Latex since the topper did feel softer than C3 Mountain Top Latex in stores and is labelled as a Pillowtop but this is still an uncertainty unless we get information on where the Latex for IKEA toppers are manufactured.


It's possible that their topper comes from Sapsa which owns the patent for continuous pour Dunlop latex that Mountaintop uses and is a supplier for Ikea in various parts of the world but of course I don't know this for certain.

There are some rough comparisons between the Mountaintop firmness ratings and firmness ratings for Talalay latex at the end of post #8 here that may also be helpful.

Phoenix

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01 Dec 2015 11:30 - 01 Dec 2015 11:33 #75 by Nemix
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I contacted IKEA's head office yesterday to inquire on where they get their Latex manufactured from specifically for their Tromsdalen Latex topper sold in North America, hopefully I get a reply back with the correct information (I'm more on the fence of getting a reply with no information available).
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01 Dec 2015 15:32 #76 by Phoenix
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Hi Nemix,

I'm looking forward to finding out what they tell you.

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02 Dec 2015 08:37 - 02 Dec 2015 18:09 #77 by Nemix
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As expected, no information available even from IKEA's head office.

Thank you for contacting IKEA Canada. In regards to your enquiry, at IKEA we have 12,000 products are currently manufactured by over 1,600 suppliers in 54 different countries. For all our products, we have chosen specialized manufacturers who can produce our components at the most economical prices.

A single item may consist of several components from different countries. Country of origin information is available on each component when you pick it up.

Please note that there is no way to guarantee which country the products originate from in advance since shipments from different suppliers may be included in the store's inventory.

Should you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for choosing IKEA for your home furnishing and decoration needs.


I might give IKEA's head office in the US and Europe a try next...
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