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Combining SleepEZ latex with latex from another manufacturer. 06 Mar 2021 20:53 #1

Hi SleepEZ!
I am a 6'0 190 lb man, combination back and side sleeper, and I'm taking a highly personalized method to constructing a latex mattress to be put on my adjustable base. When it comes to components I'm a little torn here and there between certain Sleep EZ components and fellow Mattress Underground member Flobeds components to be honest with you. I like SleepEZ because I already sleep on a SleepEZ talalay topper currently over my berkely ergonomics pocket coil mattress, and because I'm interested to experiment with your Dunlop latex as a support layer down rather than talalay the whole way through. The only reason I'm interested in flobeds, really, is their 3 inch, multiple ILD's for different areas "V-Zone" layer. 600 bucks, but TBH it looks perfect for me.
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According to the website for my weight they recommend a comfort layer, then the medium V-Zone (3''), then 3'' of their 32 ild talalay, then 3'' of their 36 ild talalay. Would I be correct in assuming that their 32 and 36 talalay would be different than yours?

What would you think of me using your 3'' soft talalay on top, followed by the 3'' Medium V-Zone layer I'm obsessed with (different ILD's depending on the location), followed by 3'' of your firm dunolop, followed by 3'' of the extra-firm dunlop, wrapped in your 12'' mattress cover?

Anyways, thanks for the good topper and hopefully for the good advice. :)
Neck

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Combining SleepEZ latex with latex from another manufacturer. 11 Mar 2021 09:57 #2

Hello and thank you so much for reaching out! Also, I'm terribly sorry for the delayed response on this. If you need a consistent medium support and consistent pressure relief from head to foot, then a regular medium Talalay would be just fine. If you need different support in the middle of the layer versus the head and foot, then you would likely do better with a zoned layer. I know that isn't the answer you're looking for, but I just have no way of saying in advance whether a zoned layer or non-zoned layer will meet your specific needs and preferences. In fact, it would be pretty difficult for you to answer that question in advance. Even if you lay on any one mattress in a showroom for hours, you still won't know if it's right for you until you actually sleep on it. Our soft is 19-22 ILD, medium is 30-32 ILD, firm is 37-40 ILD, and extra firm is 44 + ILD.
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Combining SleepEZ latex with latex from another manufacturer. 12 Mar 2021 05:16 #3

NeckArthritis=NightimeValium wrote: Hi SleepEZ!
I am a 6'0 190 lb man, combination back and side sleeper, and I'm taking a highly personalized method to constructing a latex mattress to be put on my adjustable base. When it comes to components I'm a little torn here and there between certain Sleep EZ components and fellow Mattress Underground member Flobeds components to be honest with you. I like SleepEZ because I already sleep on a SleepEZ talalay topper currently over my berkely ergonomics pocket coil mattress, and because I'm interested to experiment with your Dunlop latex as a support layer down rather than talalay the whole way through. The only reason I'm interested in flobeds, really, is their 3 inch, multiple ILD's for different areas "V-Zone" layer. 600 bucks, but TBH it looks perfect for me.
link (scroll down a few)

According to the website for my weight they recommend a comfort layer, then the medium V-Zone (3''), then 3'' of their 32 ild talalay, then 3'' of their 36 ild talalay. Would I be correct in assuming that their 32 and 36 talalay would be different than yours?

What would you think of me using your 3'' soft talalay on top, followed by the 3'' Medium V-Zone layer I'm obsessed with (different ILD's depending on the location), followed by 3'' of your firm dunolop, followed by 3'' of the extra-firm dunlop, wrapped in your 12'' mattress cover?

Anyways, thanks for the good topper and hopefully for the good advice. :)
Neck


I know this was for Sleep EZ but since I've done quite a bit of DIY already in this area myself I thought I would comment in the hopes it was helpful as well. When constructing a mattress, simpler is always better, unless it doesn't work. I know that sounds funny but what I mean by this is if you can make it work using just uniform layers across the entire bed then I would absolutely go that route (much easier to create and maintain over the life of the bed). Sometimes no matter what combination of layers you try it just doesn't work (usually due to weight and body shape). In order to fix this situation you need to make adjustments to the lower support layers so that it provides proper alignment (many people on here struggle to balance comfort and alignment using single layers and zoning addresses this directly). Flobeds has a great design (V-Zone) that does allow people to have an off the shelf solution tailor their bed and correct for most of these issues. There are some situations that need more dramatic correction for alignment (such as someone that has hyperelastic joint issues or people who are extremely sensitive to misalignment) than the V-Zone design can provide. I would also point out that when you buy the V-zone separately it's $600 per side and foam changes beyond what you get initially are not cheap so make sure to factor that into your decision. That said there is no issues at all with combining layers of all types (dunlop, talalay, polyfoam memory foam, hyperelastic grids, you name it) to try and get the mattress feel that suits you best. You hear alot about dunlop or talalay being better but the reality is they are both great options (since each has unique strengths/weaknesses as a material), you just need to understand where they are used best (or when not to use them) when designing your own mattress. It certainly can be expensive to play around with different combos and to experiment with DIY solutions but when you get it right IMHO the great night's sleep makes it all worth it.

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Combining SleepEZ latex with latex from another manufacturer. 12 Mar 2021 11:23 #4

Hello Mattrebuild and thanks for jumping in, it's no problem at all! We appreciate the extra insight, and I'm sure NeckArthritis=NightimeValium does as well!
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