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local manuf southeast pa 21 Jan 2012 20:16 #1

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Hello,

Looking for a recommended local mnufacturer ... I'm in Chester County PA...thanks

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Re: local manuf southeast pa 22 Jan 2012 00:13 #2

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Hi rsterl,

I used a starting point of West Chester and these are the better choices I know about within a range of 50 miles ...

www.magicsleeper.net/ and www.mattressandfurniturestore.com/ Pottstown (or Pottsdown), PA. Local factory direct manufacturer that makes a range of good quality and value mattresses including two sided innerspring mattresses and a number of latex and latex hybrid options. Family owned and good people. They also make custom designs and sizes and and they are also a member of this site.

www.verlo.com/ West Chester, Broomall. Regional factory direct manufacturer. Makes a range of memory foam (including gel), latex, and innerspring mattresses. There is a wide range of choices here. See post #17 here for some feedback about the West Chester outlet.

www.croydonmattress.com/ Bensalum. Local factory direct manufacturer. They also make mattresses using a range of materials but the value here is not quite in the same range as other local manufacturers. I also had some difficulty getting answers to my more specific questions and he is not as focused on materials and tends to generalities more than most most factory directs.

www.yourorganicbedroom.com Doylestown, Paoli. Retail sleep shop that carries OMI, WJ Southard, Naturepedic, Savvy Rest, SleepTek, White Lotus, and Suite Sleep mattresses. These are all high quality mattresses and would make a good place to test various latex layerings but they have a more "organic" focus which also translates into prices being higher than similar products made by local manufacturers.

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Re: local manuf southeast pa 22 Jan 2012 09:57 #3

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Thanks!!

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Re: local manuf southeast pa 10 Apr 2013 19:30 #4

Hi Phoenix,

You probably saved me from the "S" mattress that I was looking into at my last post. I have now visited Gardener's in Lancaster. They have the pure Bliss and are very nice. All talalay. He took a cover off one to show me the fire retardant cover (he is checking to see what it is made of) and a handful of talalay came off. However, the topper they are selling may not be latex. The owner has promised to find out what it's made out of. Their Bliss mattresses are better priced in the store than online at the company site. He was very nice about starting with the firm mattress and working with a topper to get a better price. However, we still have the topper question. Online they are listed as slow and quick response toppers, but no contents. Also, the covers on these aren't too sturdy and he didn't know what the fire retardant cover was made of. Also, if you are using a handheld, be aware that his website on those is very limited and you need to use a regular computer to get information. He is the closest dealer and a very helpful young man so I would like to do business with him, but am not sure he has what I want.

I spoke extensively with Mark at Magic Sleeper in Pottstown. He has been very willing to work with me and my sister so we are headed there on Friday. He has a new line of organic cotton and wool covers. Also interesting is that he is moving toward making custom latex mattresses. He is very accommodating and I'm looking forward to seeing is products this week. It appears they are also the most economical.

Also visited The Organic Mattress Store in Hellertown, PA. Very high quality covers. All Dunlop, no talalay in their brands. They have Green Sleep and Cozy models on the floor also. Lee knows everything about the contents and was very accommodating. We are going to return there also on Friday.

Hoping to make a good decision soon as my mattress topper from the hospital that I have on a Temp Cloud Luxe is starting to have an indent. Not bad for a freebie as it's lasted since I made the mistake to go with the TCL.

I believe I am headed toward a 6 inch (would a 6/2 be better...many come with that configuration) medium Dunlop with a quality 3-4 inch softer topper in either Dunlop of talalay.

Any additional advice before the Friday trip would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Lynne

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Re: local manuf southeast pa 11 Apr 2013 00:56 #5

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Hi Lynne,

He took a cover off one to show me the fire retardant cover (he is checking to see what it is made of) and a handful of talalay came off. However, the topper they are selling may not be latex.


You can see the details of the fire barrier on the PLB site here .

If you mean the PLB toppers ... they are all made from Talalay latex even though they make several different types (blended Talalay, 100% natural Talalay and Talalay GL slow and fast response latex)

Online they are listed as slow and quick response toppers, but no contents


They are all different versions of Talalay latex.

I spoke extensively with Mark at Magic Sleeper in Pottstown. He has been very willing to work with me and my sister so we are headed there on Friday. He has a new line of organic cotton and wool covers. Also interesting is that he is moving toward making custom latex mattresses. He is very accommodating and I'm looking forward to seeing is products this week. It appears they are also the most economical.


I would definitely include them in your research. mark is very knowledgeable and they have some good quality/value choices.

Also visited The Organic Mattress Store in Hellertown, PA. Very high quality covers. All Dunlop, no talalay in their brands. They have Green Sleep and Cozy models on the floor also. Lee knows everything about the contents and was very accommodating. We are going to return there also on Friday.


Cozy Pure is one of the manufacturing members of this site which means that I think very highly of the quality and value of their mattresses. They are not the least costly option but I know that Cheryl pays attention to every ingredient she puts in her mattresses ... right down to the last thread. You can read more about them here (be aware though that the membership discount only applies to mattresses purchased directly from Cozy Pure because the Organic Mattress Store is not a member here).

I believe I am headed toward a 6 inch (would a 6/2 be better...many come with that configuration) medium Dunlop with a quality 3-4 inch softer topper in either Dunlop of talalay.

Any additional advice before the Friday trip would be greatly appreciated.


You are certainly looking at some high quality choices. The best advice I can provide is to make sure you test very carefully and objectively so that the mattress you choose is suitable for your needs and preferences and has the best possible PPP (Pressure relief, Posture and alignment, and Personal preferences). When it comes time to make your final choice then I would make meaningful comparisons between mattresses and options and services offered by each merchant and then choose the one that you believe is the best value according to the parts of your own personal value equation that are most important to you.

Of course if you have more questions along the way feel free to post them here as well :)

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local manuf southeast pa 11 Apr 2013 22:13 #6

Hi Phoenix,

I'm getting closer also to taking the plunge. My sister and I are traveling tomorrow to Paoli, Hellertown, and Pottstown. Meanwhile, I spent some quality time on the phone with Ken and Craig at Arizona Mattress. Ken seems to favor the European talalay blend which is 60/40 while Craig indicated he likes the 100% natural talalay. I have read that the blend may be more durable, but Craig isn't sure that is true. They also carry Dunlop. Before I spoke with them, I was thinking that the best core is Dunlop...now I am not sure as Ken said Talalay is best for side sleepers. Their prices are much better than the stores that we have visited and their video showing the setup alleviated a lot of out anxiety about getting a mattress at the door as my sister and I are both on our own now. And she has steps to contend with and a narrow hallway.

I'm average build and a side sleeper. Both Ken and Craig indicated that a 6" core with a 3" topper should be ok for me. Many of the mattresses come with a 6/2 and then I see folks adding the topper. I love the potential versatility of these mattresses. i am ok with the cost of the 6/2 and want to be sure i have the most options to make this right. I'm the one who messed up and bought a Tempurpedic! I definitely want a topper as I like the softer feel. Do you think the 6 with the topper is the way to go? I'm 5'4" and 134 lbs.

Anyway, my questions are what are your thoughts on the different types of latex for the core...Dunlop or Talalay and what are your thoughts about the blends vs. the 100% talalay. Also, any thoughts on the configuration according to my weight as well as the need for support due to prior back surgeries. Having goofed big time, I want the versatility also to make sure this will work for me.

Thanks as always,
Lynne

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local manuf southeast pa 12 Apr 2013 01:57 #7

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Hi Lynne,

I switched your post to this thread so I could keep them together and read your other posts without mixing up threads (and me :))

I agree with you that component mattresses certainly provide good options and can make the higher risk of an online purchase worth it when the local value available isn't equivalent (which you can decide on when you visit the other places you are planning to visit). Different designs also have differing abilities to customize before during and after a purchase which is also part of their value.

Do you think the 6 with the topper is the way to go? I'm 5'4" and 134 lbs.


In some configuration its certainly a legitimate probability yes. The key though is not just in the design (6" + 3" plus cover) but in the different layers and firmness levels that are in the design and how they will interact with each other and with you. The two ways for you to decide on this are first of all your own personal testing on similar mattresses that may be available locally and if they are "apples to apples" comparisons can provide a good reference point for you. The next best way would be to go with the suggestions or insights provided by each manufacturer or retailer who can give you more specific information about the designs components, and options they have available (including the cover they use) and can provide you with information about the "averages" of their customers that may be similar to help you decide on the layering that you believe has the best odds of working well for you. Their suggestions about their own designs and mattresses are much more valuable than any "theory" I could provide. My goal is to help you with "how to choose" not "what to choose" which I leave to more detailed discussions between you and the manufacturers and retailers you are dealing with.

Anyway, my questions are what are your thoughts on the different types of latex for the core...Dunlop or Talalay and what are your thoughts about the blends vs. the 100% talalay. Also, any thoughts on the configuration according to my weight as well as the need for support due to prior back surgeries. Having goofed big time, I want the versatility also to make sure this will work for me.


You can read more about the different types of latex in this article post #6 here and also more detailed information comparing blended vs 100% natural Talalay in post #2 here .

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local manuf southeast pa 15 Apr 2013 19:07 #8

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I took a trip to the magicsleeper factory and show room in Pottstown PA. The person I spoke with was knowledgeable and very helpful with trying out different mattresses.

A bit of news, he is opening a new showroom / exhibit area where you can try different types of latex and foam combinations by the end of the month, so this really might be a terrific place to try out different types of latex with different firmness levels first hand. I'd call to get a firm date on the opening if this of interest to anyone.

From what I saw in stock, he has one or two full latex mattresses, a number of hybrids with 2" layers of latex on top, as well as gel/foam beds.

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local manuf southeast pa 15 Apr 2013 23:30 #9

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Hi maxwalrath,

A bit of news, he is opening a new showroom / exhibit area where you can try different types of latex and foam combinations by the end of the month, so this really might be a terrific place to try out different types of latex with different firmness levels first hand. I'd call to get a firm date on the opening if this of interest to anyone.


Thanks for the update. As you probably know ... I think highly of John and it's good to see he's expanding what he has available..

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