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Presto Organic Latex Split King
I seem to be in the same situation as you regarding possibly switching up a layer in the Presto. How did the mattress turn out for you in the standard config? I've sent a few emails to Mario at MFC and hes been a big help but am still on the fence about layering option.
Thanks for your kind words. We are here to help.
I am not sure if scallywag1945 is still monitoring this thread but I'd also be interested to know if they they are still sleeping well on the last configuration we suggested.
Let's hope she gets the notification of this new post and takes the time to let us know.
All the best
Hope this helps!
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your Presto Organic Latex Mattress and we're pleased that you're happy with your mattress
Overall I'd say I'm pretty happy with the mattress.
I really liked the feel of it when it first arrived in the standard format of soft-soft-medium-firm. After a month or so it softened up significantly and didn't have the springy supportive feel that it had initially and after several months there were noticeable indentations on each side where my wife and I end up most of the time (we are both tall and light people.) This is with rotating the bed regularly. We've had the mattress for about 7 months or so now and I just reconfigured the layers slightly to get a bit more support so now it is soft-medium-soft-firm. Hopefully it doesn't continue to soften
The real comfort and support issues often appear after the initial 90 day trial period when the break in period is over, as the top layers start to deteriorate. The softening and minor indentation of top layers for latex / foam mattresses is considered as normal in the industry. The good news is that when the 3-6 month break-in period is over, the mattress will not soften up much anymore. Since you bought a Presto customizable mattress, you can now simply rearrange a few layers and firm it up as you want, as with a conventional latex mattress (glued layers) you'd have to live with a softer mattress.
Thank you for pointing this out! You're right, organic dunlop latex is very heavy and has no body. We now offer to ship the mattress in individual layers to facilitate shipping and handling inside the home.
I will also say this type of material is very awkward to move around. Do not remove it from the box until it's close to where the bed will end up.
We agree that it can be a small challenge at first especially in a King size mattress. However we believe that it's more convenient to shuffle a couple of layers to firm up the mattress, rather than having to buy a new mattress that has become too soft for use after the break-in period.
It is also a pain to remove and shuffle the mattress layers but not impossible.
Organic dunlop latex is different to all other mattress materials. Each layer is hand made in small family farms to Asian standards. Therefor the layers are not perfect in size, texture and colour, unlike polyurethane foam which is made with chemical formulas that ensure each one is exactly like the next. In my experience once the layers are placed inside the tight fitting cover they do not shift, and they give the edges of the mattress a rounded look, compared to the square / angled look of conventional mattresses.
I also find that the edges of the layers don't align perfectly on the edges of the mattress so it looks a bit wanky. The softer layers seem to overhang slightly on all sides.
We agree, but unfortunately there's no way to know, as there are too many variables to consider...
I think if you knew what feel you were going to get once broken in it would be better to get a mattress that is glued together.
Thank's again for taking some time out to share your experience with your Presto Customizable Organic Dunlop Latex Mattress
All the best