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Latex Mattress in Canada
Yes, for your discount please email: Scott(at)TheMattressUnderground(dot)com
Note: ... as a protection against email harvesters we replace the symbols in the email with the wording (at) and (dot)
As you’re aware, you chose something from a site member here using high quality and durable materials.
I hope you can follow up with us once you’ve had a chance to sleep upon it for a while.
coolgod wrote: Thank you very much for your replies. Yours links really helped me out a lot. I checked out all the latex mattress stores in the kitchener/waterloo area. I eventually found online latex suppliers listed in another post by Phoenix to be the best for me in terms of value and customizability. I purchased the 10" NATURAL Latex Mattress King split All Natural Talalay cores, 3 inch soft comfort, 3 inch soft core, 3 inch medium core and 1 inch cotton+ wool cover. Can't wait to try it out.
Hello coolgod; where exactly did you purchase you're 10" NATURAL Latex Mattress King split All Natural Talalay cores from? The link appears to have many different sellers.
5'9 145lb Side Sleeper
Vancouver BC, Canada
I got the 10'' NATURAL COMFORT LATEX MATTRESS Easter King
TOP LAYER: 3" SOFT TALALAY
SECOND LAYER: 3" SOFT TALALAY - SPLIT
THIRD LAYER: 3" MEDIUM TALALAY - SPLIT
The left over 1" is just the wool and cotton layer outside. The order gave the option to pick 2 gifts, I picked a waterproof mattress protector and 2 king sized latex pillows.
Overall came out to be about 2.1k USD + 13% tax charged at border.
Could not get TMU discount because they said discount doesn't stack on "promotion price"
They originally quoted me a price including shipping and duties, then later after I placed my order told me they couldn't deliver to Canada!!! After 2+ weeks it arrived in Niagara and I ended up going alone to pick it up, boy was that an adventure.
Everything came in 3 giant boxes and I managed to fit it all in my impreza hatchback. I was annoyed when I got home and found out that the "MEDIUM TALALAY" and the 2nd layer "SOFT TALALAY" was actually Dunlop! I called them the next day but they said they give me mostly Dunlop because TALALAY doesn't work well as base. Bait and switch
Building the mattress was quite a challenge, with a friend I spent 2 hours building the mattress. I later decided the splitside latex can be arranged more symmetrically inside and decided to rebuild it myself. Big mistake, took another 2 hours and got trapped underneath the mattress for a while when trying to lift it on my high bed frame.
Now after all this trouble was is still worth it? Absolutely, it was the most expensive piece of furniture I've purchased and it was worth every cent. It is the best thing I've ever slept on, my female friends also agree Be warned though, it's so comfortable that if you go for a quick snuggle or just temporarily close your eyes you'll doze right off.
TLDR: No TMU discount, vendor lied about shipping to Canada, had to pick it up in US after 2 weeks, also pulled bait and switch substituting Dunlop for Talalay. No off-gassing or sag observed, best mattress I've ever slept on. Would buy again, but probably from another vender.
I'm also looking for latex mattress in Canada, but closer to Montreal. I'd like to try Dormio but it's a 7hr drive, so I was wondering if there would be any alternative closer to where I live. Thanks!
I agree that 7 hours’ drive to Dormio maybe a tad too long of a drive unless you have some other business in or around Toronto, but if you decide to shop online they have a wide variety of mattress types for all budget ranges and I think they ship nationwide for a flat fee.
There are quite a few factory direct mattress manufacturers in and around Montreal (within 100Km) and almost all of them produce latex mattresses as well as every other style and combination . In an ever-changing mattress landscape it would be too much of a job to keep current any listings of potential mattress retailer/manufacturers in various geographic regions (unless they are already approved Trusted Members of our site) but there is a list in post #276 here of a few places to try in and around Montreal (I appended the cities for ease of reference). You have some good choices near you but whatever you test make sure to find out the information you need to make an informed mattress purchase which is listed in this article here and compare it to the mattress shopping guidelines here . Also, a forum search on Montreal (you can just click the link) will also bring up more comments and feedback from other members in the area that may be helpful as well.
Good luck with your testing! I know from my own experience that sometimes the most difficult part is remembering what each mattress felt like and I’d suggest keeping some notes. The good news is that you have lots of options in your area.
If you have any questions about specifications or certain products you discover, feel free to post back on the forum and I or any of the Expert Members of our site will be happy to assist you
Yes I know that Dormio does ship, but they don't advertise their prices and I can't test them. I'm not sure about buying online as I don't believe in a one size fits all approach. I like a bed firm enough that I can lay on it in the day to read or be on computer (I mostly do computer laying down, because of back problems) but soft enough to sleep on the side.
I'll check those retailer, but from what I have seen so far, having visited some already, is that there isn't much of a choice for latex and the level of knowledge from retailers isn't that great.
I'll keep looking. Thanks!
You are correct that the least "risky" of all options would be to buy something you know and had tested locally, especially if the retailer/manufacturer is knowledgeable, experienced, and is transparent about the type and quality of all the materials and components in their mattresses and who would be able to provide some good guidance and/or has good options and/or suggestions after a purchase to help you make any "fine tuning adjustments" at a nominal cost if your sleeping experience does not quite match showroom testing.
I'm not sure about buying online as I don't believe in a one size fits all approach.
If you cannot find any high quality and value local options, or if they are too costly compared to a directly comparable mattress from an online manufacturer or retailer ... then I would consider going in the direction of buying online with the help and guidance of a manufacturer/retailer that you can trust that has your best interests at heart and will help you make your best choice out of the options that they offer. You'll find that many manufacturers/retailers that are offering online options are moving away from the "one size fits all" products and are offering component style system designs that can be customized to different degrees and/or usually offer some ability to exchange your choices after a purchase at a reasonable cost if it doesn't turn out quite right as you hoped for. While this is more "risky" because sometimes smaller changes from your "preferred" design can make a bigger difference than people suspect, this risk can be reduced by having a more detailed conversation with the manufacturer who you are considering. If the price difference and your "personal value equation" justifies it though, it would certainly be worth strong consideration.
In your local testing and 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.
I look forward to hearing about the results of your local testing and if you narrow down your options to 2-3 choices and can find out the information linked above and post it on the forum then I'd certainly be happy to comment about the quality of the materials
So far most products I like are from the U.S. so I have to consider shipping charges (and many duty fees?), but it may be a good idea anyway.
I'd prefer a reversible mattress, but it's more and more difficult to find I guess. I have a 17yr old mattress with pocket springs that I reverse monthly and it's still not that bad. I don't want to buy a cheap mattress but don't want to overpay as well.
I really like your site. I wish shopping for a mattress was easier.
Will continue to search for a good mattress and read the info on TMU.
If you want a reversible latex mattress, we can custom make one for you in organic Dunlop latex using your specifications, plus we ship free from Canada.
Please let me know if I can assist you further,
all the best