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Low Profile, High Quality 11 Jan 2021 09:31 #1

The design of our platform bed requires a mattress that is no more than 8" high. If it is higher than 8" then the hinged back support for reading that is built into the headboard will not pull out and cannot be used.. The "original" (approximately 1995) Tempur-Pedic that we have is 8" and works well, but after 25 years of relatively gentle use it needs to be replaced. All modern Tempur-Pedic mattresses are too high. I am open to a high quality latex mattress or a high quality, low VOC memory foam mattress. It needs to be firm. I strongly prefer natural materials. So far the only ones I have found, among the dozens of brands and styles that I have investigated, are the Essentia Stratami, Essentia Tatami, and the 7" Pure Green firm by LatexForLess. Are there any high quality, firm latex or memory foam mattresses 8" or lower that I have overlooked?

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Low Profile, High Quality 11 Jan 2021 10:30 #2

Magniflex, I believe they are oeko tex certified memory foam. Brentwood home & plushbeds both use greenguard gold memory foam.

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Low Profile, High Quality 11 Jan 2021 12:49 #3

Great help, thank you. PlushBeds looks like the answer to my need for a firm, high quality mattress that is no more than 8" high. I guess I missed that one in my search. I even have a choice, there, of a memory foam 8" or a latex 8". They say that latex is firmer, so that would be my preference. By the way, for the benefit of other readers, I should add that Magnaflex mattresses are all > 8" high but customer service told me that it may be possible to get a custom 8" Magnaflex from a dealer. I am having a local dealer look into it. All of the Brentwood Home mattresses are > 8" so not suitable.

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Low Profile, High Quality 11 Jan 2021 13:27 #4

Your welcome ☺. That's interesting about magniflex possibly doing custom height mattress builds. Let us know what they say. If you decided to the diy route Brentwood home also sells 2" latex & 2" greenguard memory foam toppers where you could make the mattress any height you want with an electric knife. You would just need a 6" latex core or 6 " spring unit & an 8" (or less if you cut the bed shorter) mattress cover☺

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Low Profile, High Quality 12 Jan 2021 04:51 #5

Another mattress you may want to consider is from TMU Trusted Member Sleep On Latex . They offer an exceptional value organic latex mattress which comes to just over 8" in height, with 8" of latex (often a bit shorter due to tolerances) in an organic cotton cover with a bit of quilted wool. They have excellent customer service so you can contact them to discuss your needs or any potential concerns you may have.

One warning about PlushBeds is regarding their return policy. If you decide to initiate a return of their mattress they require you to box it and have it waiting curbside when the driver arrives for the pickup. Since the box the mattress ships in when it is compressed cannot be used on the expanded mattress, you're required to purchase a full sized mattress shipping box which you must find and then manage to get the mattress into it. Their drivers will not assist with moving it so you have to move the boxed mattress to the curb for pickup at the scheduled time which can be quite difficult. They don't make all of the details of their return process very clear on their site so I thought you should be aware that it's not as easy as if they came and picked it up from your home as many other companies do.

Good luck with your mattress selection journey!

- Bill

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Low Profile, High Quality 12 Jan 2021 04:57 #6

Another good option IMO is the The Traditional — Certified Organic Innerspring Mattress from Lifekind. It is 8" thick & its gots & greenguard gold certified.

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Low Profile, High Quality 12 Jan 2021 20:14 #7

Bill - Thank you for the heads-up on Plush returns. Do you know anything about Essentia returns? I am considering the Essentia STRATAMI but I did see one user complaint somewhere about Essentia customer service regarding a return, with delayed communication and slow responsiveness. We all hope not to have to return a mattress, but what good is a policy if it is not followed by the company. So I am soliciting any return information and comments that you and others have about Essentia and SleepOnLatex PureGreen.

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Low Profile, High Quality 13 Jan 2021 04:21 #8

I have no experience with or knowledge of Essentia and their return process. I can vouch for Sleep On Latex who has excellent customer service along with a great return policy which they implement to make it as easy as possible for their customers. Unlike many other sellers who require you to make arrangements for a charitable donation, they arrange for a scheduled pickup from your home. For their toppers they even ship you a flat packed larger box for the return since the expanded topper won't fit back in its original shipping box. Hope that helps!

- Bill

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Low Profile, High Quality 13 Jan 2021 10:12 #9

It looks like you've got some good options to look into. Here are a few more that I'm aware of:

Cozy Pure offers a 7" organic latex mattress:
www.cozypure.com/latex-mattresses/organic-latex-mattresses/7-organic-mattress-made-with-100-organic-zoned-latex

Sleep EZ offers a 7" organic latex mattress:
sleepez.com/products/organic-latex-mattress

Sleep EZ also offers a non-organic natural 7" latex mattress :
sleepez.com/products/natural-latex-mattress/

Foam Source offers natural latex mattresses in both 6" & 8" heights (it looks like they aren't including the height added by the encasement)
foamsource.com/shop/Latex-Mattress

With any of the options you're looking at, you may want to have a convo with the manufacturer about your 8" height restriction. I have the feeling that when some companies advertise that a mattress is a certain height, there's some fudge room there, and it'd be a shame to wind up with a mattress that's half an inch higher than what you need.

The DIY route is also an option. For instance, you could order an 8" zippered mattress encasement and whatever type of latex or foam you wanted, and adjust the quality / features of the mattress components to your specifications.

Best of luck!
Emily

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Low Profile, High Quality 13 Jan 2021 10:45 #10

One more:

Sleeping Organic offers a 7" customizable latex mattress (you choose the firmness & type of latex):
sleepingorganic.com/product/latex-mattress/

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