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Question about Presto latex mattress customizability 27 Mar 2021 21:28 #1

Recently visited Somasleep in GTA and other mattress stores to try to see if latex is for us. We liked Soma's 11" firm latex mattress and it was explained to be 4" firm + 4" firm + 3" medium. We did not get to ask exactly what ILD these were, but we assume that it is 40 ILD and 30 ILD (?). They did mention a few things that we wanted to get a second opinion about.

First is that they say a 3" top layer provides better support than 2", especially for my partner who is 320lbs with wide shoulders.
Second, they have their latex layers wrapped individually, and that this allows for less shifting.
Third, I notice most companies provide a soft top layer even in their "firm" options, so it was a new thing to hear there was no soft layer. How would this affect comfort and support overall, both short term and long term?

We are looking at the Presto latex mattress and are hoping to figure out what would be a similar feel. The issues are that it comes in 2" layers, and is only 10" total. We think the extra 1" made a difference overall. Could presto be customized to be 11" or 12", and can the layers be more than 2"? We really like the Soma but the price was hard to fit into our budget.

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Question about Presto latex mattress customizability 28 Mar 2021 06:07 #2

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Hi Cassyu,

First is that they say a 3" top layer provides better support than 2", especially for my partner who is 320lbs with wide shoulders.

Yes, that's a good idea, we also carry 3" in Medium and can make you mattress with the same specifications.

Second, they have their latex layers wrapped individually, and that this allows for less shifting.

In our experience, stacked raw latex layers shift less than individual layers covered with a cotton sleeve. The reason, is that is that raw latex is tacky and tends to stick
together when placed one on top of each other. The cotton covered latex layers tend to shift more as cotton on cotton does not provide the same adhesion
as raw latex. If ever you feel that you still want each layer covered with an organic cotton sleeve, we do offer this option for s small surcharge.

Third, I notice most companies provide a soft top layer even in their "firm" options, so it was a new thing to hear there was no soft layer. How would this affect comfort and support overall, both short term and long term?

What you use as a top layer is a personal choice. Most like a soft layer on top as it helps in reducing pressure points on hips and shoulders. Some prefer a medium
layer as they sleep on their stomach or backs and want a bit more support. Either firmness will provide optimal support and comfort long term.

Could presto be customized to be 11" or 12", and can the layers be more than 2"?

Yes, we can make the The Presto Organic Dunlop Customizable Latex Mattress in any thickness you want. It can also be made with 2" or 3" layers. Please contact us directly for a quote.

Did I answer all your questions?
Please let me know if you need any further information.

All the Best!
Mario

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Question about Presto latex mattress customizability 28 Mar 2021 06:20 #3

I notice most companies provide a soft top layer even in their "firm" options, so it was a new thing to hear there was no soft layer. How would this affect comfort and support overall, both short term and long term?

Many latex experts don't recommend use of a soft comfort layer (i.e. ~20ILD) for those over ~220lbs, since they'd likely go right through it and would also result in decreased durability. Medium firm latex ~30ILD is more suitable as a comfort layer for heavier body types.

Hope that helps,
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Question about Presto latex mattress customizability 28 Mar 2021 14:40 #4

Hi Bill,
Thanks for your input as it's been valuable for us. Don't think my partner will ever go below 220lbs in the foreseeable future. I am around 130lbs, back and side sleeper, and do prefer a firm mattress, so I am assuming I will be fine with a medium top layer long-term. For those weighing less than 220lbs, are there issues long term in terms of comfort / pressure problems on a medium top layer?

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Question about Presto latex mattress customizability 28 Mar 2021 19:18 #5

Hi Cassyu,

With you being significantly lighter than your partner it is possible (or even likely) that you'd find more comfort and better pressure relief with a softer top layer. I'm not sure if MFC offers the option of a split top layer, or if Mario has a configuration he'd recommend to best meet both of your needs.

Best of luck,
- Bill

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Question about Presto latex mattress customizability 29 Mar 2021 05:13 #6

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HI Cassyu,

Yes we can make a split organic dunlop latex topper in KING with one side soft and the other medium, please contact us directly for a quote

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