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Potential Latex Mattress Newbie

08 Jul 2019 10:28 #1 by kwills

First off, thank you for running this site. My husband and I are on the search for a new mattress and this site has been invaluable. We really appreciate all you do.

We are currently sleeping on an inner spring mattress from a small company based in Pennsylvania that is about 14 years old. You have to climb a mountain in the middle to get to the other side it's so sunken in. We both wake up with shoulder, back and neck pain every day. He's about 6'3" and 180 lbs. I'm 5'0" and 130. I'm a side/stomach sleeper, he's a back/side sleeper. I sleep with a down pillow and he sleeps with a Tempurpedic pillow. I tend to like feeling like I'm sleeping on a cloud, where he's a more medium kind of guy.

We had looked at the PranaSleep Super Vinyasa 6 Super Plush (the medium guy's idea), but just couldn't swallow the almost $7,000 price tag, so we are looking for alternatives as we are ready to ditch the springs. I had looked at the Prana Karma Sky Plush, but, while I liked the feel, I didn't like that it had springs in it. I have looked at GhostBed, Zenhaven and FloBed, but really am not sure what would compare most closely to the Prana or if there are others that would be similar without the sticker shock.

Any advice you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. The whole bed in a box thing slightly frightens us, but waking up feeling the way we do every day frightens us more. Also, we are located in Buffalo, New York if that helps.

Thank you!!

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08 Jul 2019 16:51 #2 by Latex Mattress Factory.
Please keep in mind that there are only 2 manufacturers of Talalay latex in the world and only a handful of Dunlop manufacturers in the world. As such, we're all getting our latex from the same few places. When comparing companies, warranty and return policy is important, customer service reputation is important, and number of years in business is important as well. If you’re looking to replicate the PranaSleep Super Vinyasa 6 Super Plush, the best way to do this would be to call them and ask the thickness and ILD rating of every layer in their mattress and ask the name of their latex supplier at that point as well. You would then just look for another company that sells Talalay from the same manufacturer and with the same ILD ratings, then order those same layers. Please note that we carry Talalay latex from both manufacturers (Latex International and Radium), so if you can find out the ILD ratings and thickness of each layer of the Prana Sleep mattress, we should be able to supply the exact same latex that you would find in their mattress. Once you’d found a place to purchase the layers from, you’d need to find a place to purchase the cover from, and as long as the cover is the same thickness as the 1” cover on the Prana Sleep mattress, you should get the same feel out of your DIY mattress as the Prana Sleep mattress.

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10 Jul 2019 09:59 #3 by FloBeds
Hello Kwills,
I think if you tried and liked a Prahna mattress, then you like the unique feel Talalay latex provides in a mattress, soft yet lifting. And, your on the right track in looking at FloBeds and Zenhaven, however i dont think Ghost fits the mold of what you think you might like based on your experience trying beds.
In my humble opinion if your purchasing a mattress site unseen, its pretty darn important to make sure if the bed is not right, you have the ability to change it, this is one of the features in a FloBed that we feel we excel in. Our commitment to getting the bed "just right" for our customers is pretty tough to beat. Our Guarantee is unique, and not only allows customers to change the firmness level in the trial period, but over the life of the mattress, because life happens! We gain weight, lose weight, injuries, pregnancy's etc. . all reasons why one may want to change the firmness level in their mattress.
One thing i like to tell customers about choosing a mattress based on a show room experience, especially when shopping Talalay. The first impression you have about a mattress that has Talalay latex from top to bottom, head to foot, will more than likely be "this is soft, maybe even too soft". In our showroom, we hear that quite often, and locally people often choose too firm! We actually have a higher success rate in getting the mattress "just right" using our firmness advisor online HERE
If you have any questions about our products, feel free to give us a call, email, or chat on our site. Many of our customers prefer to speak to a sleep specialist here at FloBeds before buying, if you call during business hours, you'll always get a live person.

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