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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 10 Jan 2012 06:19 #221

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Hi Shari,

Congratulations on your new mattress!

There's no doubt in my mind that you wouldn't have found a better quality and value in a latex mattress in your area than what you chose. It would still be interesting if you happen to "drive by" though to take a look at the Kingsdown law label just to confirm the latex and polyfoam content that was in it.

You should be set for some good sleep for a long time to come :)

Phoenix

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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 10 Jan 2012 06:39 #222

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Hi 22bmarsh,

All other things being equal (in other words similar materials and construction) I would personally pay a small premium (in this case about 10%) for a mattress that I knew was "just right" over a mattress that I hadn't personally tried. While I understand that price is important ... over the life of the mattress this difference is not that significant and sometimes even small differences in the materials, layering, or the ticking and quilting can make a surprising difference. Because a mattress is a long term purchase (or at least in a perfect world it should be :)) if the value is good and the difference is small (which it is in this case on both counts) I would personally tend to go with what I had tested rather than take the risk that an alternative I hadn't tried wouldn't be quite right.

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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 10 Jan 2012 11:52 #223

I did mention the discount thank you!! He had lots of good things to say about you and your knowledge of the industry. The company that was selling the Kingsdown actually had all of the information regarding that content of the mattress written out, layer by layer, and attached to their display. They also had a cut away of the mattress so it would be easy to find out the content. I know for sure there was some foam in it. I believe a small layer and possibly the perimeter of the mattress. I believe it was also blended latex. If I get a chance I will get back there and find out for sure. Thanks again :)

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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 13 Jan 2012 11:31 #224

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CincyBearCat,

I wanted to let you know my wife and I made it over to Design Sleep this week. To say the lease we were very impressed. Mike provided a tun of info and worked with us to find the right mattress. We are going with the Riviera including the Euro Slat foundation. If you are still looking I would recommend giving Mike a call, ask questions and make time to visit. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Matt

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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 13 Jan 2012 21:45 #225

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Phoenix. I took your advice and have decided on a restonic latex bed at Knight furniture in Florence SC. I have one last question for you. The bed is all latex except an inch or two of a foam topper. Is that a problem. The bed is shown on their website. Thanks

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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 14 Jan 2012 00:26 #226

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Hi jmbramblett,

took your advice and have decided on a restonic latex bed at Knight furniture in Florence SC. I have one last question for you. The bed is all latex except an inch or two of a foam topper. Is that a problem. The bed is shown on their website. Thanks


That's somewhat strange. When I called them they assured me that the Restonics they carried didn't have any polyfoam over the latex. If the foam topper is polyfoam ... then the thicker it is the more the odds increase of developing soft spots and impressions. If the foam topper is latex (which he told me it was), then this wouldn't be an issue.

I checked their website and couldn't find a description of the mattress and it only linked to the Restonic site which doesn't have a layer by layer description. Restonic is also made differently in different areas so a description on the Restonic website wouldn't be accurate for all areas anyway. Do you have a link to the description of the mattress on their site?

In any case ... 1" of polyfoam is the maximum I usually recommend because this can give a slightly softer surface feel which some people prefer but it's not enough to really make a big difference in terms of durability (their's only an inch to soften). 2" is getting into what I would consider to be less desireable. It would also depend on the density of the polyfoam if that's what the topper is. If it's 1.8 lb or higher and has a relatively firmer ILD (say in the 20's), then it would be more durable than 1.5 lb or less polyfoam with an ILD of around 15 or less. Part of this too would depend on how much I paid as I would be more accepting of lower quality materials in a lower budget range.

Restonic can be better value than other larger brands but it's important to know what is in your mattress when considering a smaller national brand which can be made differently in different areas of the country or when you are not dealing directly with the manufacturer. Did you get a chance to take a look at the Jamisons? I would certainly confirm what material is in the topper before I pulled the trigger.

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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 14 Jan 2012 13:19 #227

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They just received a newer version of the mattress in and the new one has a larger foam topper. I'll ask about the quality. The rest of the mattress is 100% talalay( I did not spell that right) latex. I did look at the Jamison and it was plush on one side and firm on the other. I'll go back and see what the top layer is made of- will let you know how this all turns out.

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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 14 Jan 2012 13:34 #228

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Below are the specs on the Jamison mattress- does this tell you anything. I am going to get the specs on the Restonic. I wasn't very impressed with the help I received at the dealer that carried the Jamison. The dealer that carries the Restonic has been very helpful and honest - I'll see what he tells me. Thanks again for all your help

Comfort Choice Mattress
Comfort Layers
Firm Side - multi-quilted to Safe Slumber® fire retardant protection system and Cashmere Blend
Soft Side - serpentine horizontal quilted to Safe Slumber® fire retardant protection system and Cashmere Blend
Mattress Unit
Firm Side - 6" Talalay Latex Core 40 lb. Compression
Soft Side - 2" 19 ILD & 1" 24 ILD Talalay Layers compression
Box Spring
Power Stack
Durable, welded steel
Enhanced stability
Maximum Support

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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 14 Jan 2012 20:15 #229

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Uraburr,

Glad to hear you enjoyed talking with and working with Mike and Design Sleep. From my conversations with him, he seemed most helpful.

We just ordered the Berkeley Ergonomics 'Willow' bed from Sovn here in Dallas. It's the same bed as the Riviera at Design Sleep. We got the 'C' firmness. It should be here in the next week or so! Time will tell, but I'm very excited and hopeful!

Let us know how your Riviera is when you get it!

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Re: The Serta iComfort mattress ... what's the buzz 14 Jan 2012 22:08 #230

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Hi Jmbramblett,

The Jamison specs don't include any polyfoam and this is the type of construction that I would certainly prefer. Some of the Restonics are made in this way as well in some areas of the country but in other areas they have the polyfoam you were mentioning and for me at least ... depending to some degree on the quality of the polyfoam and on the price ... I would tend to avoid a mattress that had 2" of softer lower density polyfoam.

And you did spell "talalay" correctly :)

Phoenix
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