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Talalay equivelent of a d60 dunlop topper

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19 Apr 2019 15:24 #11 by Latex Mattress Factory.
Well it definitely would not be harder than a D60, and it will be better at contour and pressure relief because of the air that's injected into Talalay. Don't forget that this is still going on the D65 layer so it should be ideal for your fibromyalgia.

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20 Apr 2019 03:24 #12 by Woolford13
Hello,

Is it just the 14-19 that would defiantly be softer than the d60 or would the 21-24 ILD also be softer? Fibromyalgia wise do you know which ILD would be better for pressure relief? Or would they both be the same in that regard?

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20 Apr 2019 11:19 #13 by Latex Mattress Factory.
The 14-19 ILD will be much softer than the D60 and the 21-24 ILD should still be softer than the D60 because it has more air whipped into it. Please also keep in mind that this is going on top of another soft layer. The 14-19 ILD will not support you and you will lose longevity on the topper. I would definitely recommend Talalay because it's more pressure relieving for your fibromyalgia but still supportive, and I definitely recommend the 21-24 ILD.

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24 Apr 2019 11:13 #14 by Woolford13
Hello,

I just wanted to confirm because you said there was some minor differences between Talalay global and radium in there ILD. Would a Talalal global talalay latex of the 20-24 ILD be as as soft or comparable to Aripco d60 dunlop. Other people who have answered indicate that it should be, but manimal also mentioned the ILD of d60 dunlop would be 15 ILD which is much less than 20-24. I would get the 20-24 ILD if I knew for sure it would not end up harder than the Aripco d60 as it would likely last longer, but it does look like it is very hard to compare firmness between the dunlop and talalay latex. Firmness wise do you know how the talalay global latex holds up in comparison to the other types? (although I understand this may be too hard to answer)

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25 Apr 2019 07:51 #15 by Sensei
Hey Woolford13,

@Latex Mattress Factory is 100% correct.

Generally speaking, the 20-24 ILD will "feel" softer to most people than the Arpico D60. It will not feel firmer, I am quite confident of that point. And for some additional light reading:

Dunlop and Talalay aren't directly comparable in terms of firmness using only ILD numbers because there are several factors that can affect how soft or firm a mattress (or an individual layer) feels besides just the ILD of the material (see post #4 here ). Dunlop and Talalay that are the same thickness and ILD won't feel the same in terms of their firmness for most people because they have a different response curve and compression modulus (how quickly a material becomes firmer as you sink into it more deeply). There is more about the difference between Dunlop and Talalay in post #7 here .

Moreover, the ILD of different materials or different types and blends of latex also aren't always directly comparable to each other (see post #6 here ) partly because ILD can be measured in different ways and partly because ILD isn't the only factor that affects the softness or firmness of a material so again using the ILD or other specifications of a particular layer or combination of layers as a reliable indication of how any mattress will "feel" or how firm it will feel to you compared to another mattress with a different combination of layers can sometimes be more misleading than helpful.

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Sensei

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