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Factory Direct mattress manufacturers - Dallas/Ft Worth
My question is primarily related to long term durability which would be related to both quality of the materials and workmanship. I will also keep in mind that this is influenced by consumer factors such as weight, shape, and use.
Agreed about reviews. I have the luxury of being able to check them out in person, which I'll be doing tomorrow. I will also mention that as a Physical Therapist, I can say that your PPP analysis is spot on for choosing what you need in a mattress.
As a Physical Therapist, you should be even more in-tune with your own alignment as you go through your testing in person, so that’s a nice advantage to have. I hope your visits go well.
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Most retailers/manufacturers whether local, national or online brands offer flash sales on major holidays and memorial days. Most mattress sales are more about perception and creating a false sense of urgency and the illusion of saving money than they are about reality. From one perspective it does not make sense to overcharge customers for most of the year and only charge a reasonable price for a few days of the year.
There are very few manufacturers that stand their ground and sell their mattresses for their "best price" every day of the year (and if they do have a sale it will be for a smaller discount and for a more legitimate reason than a holiday or weekend) so usually you don't need to wait for a sale to get their best possible price.
In other words ... you may find that when you are dealing with a better retailer or manufacturer that sells better quality/value mattresses then one time of the year isn't any better than another.
I very much agree with you... Some good local testing will also give you a much better sense of the many different types of materials and components that are used in mattresses and some reference points about the types of mattresses (see this article ) and general firmness levels you tend to prefer which can help you narrow down your choices regardless of whether you end up purchasing locally or online.
The first place to start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial here (there is a condensed version of it at the end of that post) which includes all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choice ... and perhaps more importantly know how and why to avoid the worst ones. Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well he will sleep), durability (how long he will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on all the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase if your choice doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for).
When assessing any product, also be sure that you find out information listed here so you can compare the quality of the materials and components to the durability guidelines here to make sure there are no lower quality materials or weak links in a mattress that would be a cause for concern relative to the durability and useful life of a mattress before making any purchase.
One step at a time is the most effective way to find "your perfect mattress" and has by far the highest chance of success ... and of course once you've had the chance to read through the information provided and did some local testing I or any of the Expert members of the site would be happy to help.
In addition there's 1" of Talalay latex in the comfort layer (I think beneath the gel) which I know is durable so hopefully that helps keep the comfort layer in good shape.
We went to Mattress Factory which you also recommended, however they only had 1 model of each mattress on their floor, so it was tough to get a feel for how a softer variant would feel. They were super nice and friendly so it was a good suggestion though. After laying on the "Royal Jewel Latex/Gel" at City Mattress Factory, laying on the "Elegance" at Mattress Factory just didn't feel as good.
Thanks again for your suggestions on these places. The mattress gets delivered Thursday and we're beyond excited!
Congratulations on your new mattress purchase!
Thank you for your kind words and appreciation. I am glad that both stores were so helpful and that the new mattress is on its way to you. Not long to wait now!
My regret is that I wasn't able to figure out what type of "cool gel" this was - are you knowledgeable about this model?
There is a very wide range of cool gel foams and widely different in their properties and I am sure that City Mattress can easily find the specs of this gel foam for you. Adding gel to a foam would in most cases make it slightly cooler than the base foam it was added to but this would depend on the particular version of gel foam that was used and where it was located. Gel that is added as larger particles that can migrate out of the foam is the least durable version of the gel foams IMO while the gel that is added as part of the foam matrix itself (such as the swirl type of gels) or that use smaller particles that are embedded in the foam struts are more effective and more durable based on all the discussions with "experts" and the feedback I have seen. There is much more about gel materials in post #2 here and the information and posts it links to. You can also read some of the previous discussions about the Royal Jewel series in Post #3 & 4 here .
In terms of foam quality, outside of density (which is the most important aspect of durability) and in your case an inch or so in the quilt would meet with the durability guidelines here . Besides this I would make sure that a foam was CertiPur certified which means that it has a higher chance of being safe. My second quality choice among CertiPur certified foams would be North American manufactured because I know that all of the major North American foam manufacturers are making good quality foams.
I hope this helps you set aside the "regret" and enjoy many good nights of sleep.
I'm looking forward to learning about your new mattress once you've had a chance to sleep upon it for a while.