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Re: Question for Phoenix 13 Aug 2012 09:05 #21

I'm still afraid to buy a mattress without laying on it first, but need to do something soon. Everyone seems to be loving this Ultimate Dreams mattress though and you can't be the price. Does anyone know what the owner offer's if the bed just isn't working for you?

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Re: Question for Phoenix 13 Aug 2012 11:16 #22

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Hi Vice,

Does anyone know what the owner offer's if the bed just isn't working for you?


That depends on which of the three models you buy. With the Ultimate Dreams Latex mattress and the Ultimate Dreams Natural Latex mattress there are no refunds so all sales are final.

With the Ultimate Dreams Eurotop Latex mattress ... you can exchange the latex comfort layer for a different firmness level for a small fee if you aren't happy with your choice.

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Re: Question for Phoenix 12 Oct 2012 19:19 #23

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I'm about to pull the trigger on the Ultimate Dreams Eurotop based on all the excellent reviews here. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Question for Phoenix 12 Oct 2012 21:56 #24

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Hi theangmoh,

Congratulations on your new mattress :)

I think the majority of people are happy with their comfort choice but the good news about the Eurotop is that if for some reason you are "outside the averages" in terms of your comfort choice ... you have the chance to exchange it for one that is either softer or firmer.

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Re: Question for Phoenix 10 Nov 2012 21:13 #25

I'm pulling the trigger on an Ultimate Dreams mattress as well. I can't even describe how helpful this site has been. Thanks to all!

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Re: Question for Phoenix 11 Nov 2012 00:04 #26

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Hi ivy7,

Congratulations on your new mattress ... and for the kind words :)

I hope you have a chance to give us some feedback when you've received it and had a chance to sleep on it.

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Re: Question for Phoenix 12 Nov 2012 15:48 #27

I will also most likely be ordering the Ultimate Dreams latex mattress in the next week. I'm currently leaning towards a '3' firmness level based on the comments I'm hearing from others. I've tried the Stearns & Foster Villa La Rosa latex mattress (which I believe is one level in firmness up from the Villa Fiona mentioned in the first post), which felt just about right. Also tried the CloudRest at Dixiefoam (I believe they have the 'Medium Firm' in display at the store) which was slightly firmer, but my SO and I are fine with leaning towards a firmer mattress as we both prefer not too much of the "sinking in" feeling. Anyway, will report back what I decide and my feedback on the mattress once I order and speak with Dreamfoam.

Just wanted to say thanks for all the great information on this forum.

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Re: Question for Phoenix 13 Nov 2012 03:11 #28

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Hi emm14,

Congratulations on your new mattress ... or about to be new mattress :)

I think your conversation with Chuck will be helpful to narrow down your firmness choice.

I also think that you are wise to go with slightly firmer than slightly softer because it's much easier to "fine tune" a mattress that is too firm than one that is too soft.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your final choice and any feedback when you've had a chance to sleep on it.

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Re: About to buy Ultimate Dreams. Firmness level? 01 Dec 2012 23:11 #29

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Great website, very informative!

I am also considering getting a mattress from Ultimate Dreams.... The price and the good reviews are amazing but I can't decide which firmness level I would get. I want it to be mostly firm but slighty soft on top. I'm worried about "sinking in"... I noticed that "Drog" got the 4.5 and then mentioned in other threads that he was sinking in a bit.

This will be my first latex mattress. I'm currently sleeping on a horrible, lumpy 10 year old spring mattress... I flip it/ rotate like every week now :( I'm better off sleeping on the couch or floor. As someone that has only had spring mattresses.. I'm a little concerned about the latex mattress being one sided... Will it really hold up over time and not get lumpy? How many years can you get out of a latex mattress? Have you seen anyone review it after they've had it for more than 6- 12 months?

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Re: About to buy Ultimate Dreams. Firmness level? 02 Dec 2012 02:26 #30

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Hi Cupicakes,

I am also considering getting a mattress from Ultimate Dreams.... The price and the good reviews are amazing but I can't decide which firmness level I would get. I want it to be mostly firm but slighty soft on top. I'm worried about "sinking in"... I noticed that "Drog" got the 4.5 and then mentioned in other threads that he was sinking in a bit.


the best way to choose your comfort level would be with a conversation with the manufacturer who has more knowledge about their mattresses and the different options that would suite different body types, sleeping positions, and personal preferences than anyone. Any local testing you have done on latex mattresses or mattresses that you have slept on and liked in the past (especially if you know the layering) would also help them to help you more effectively.

I would be very careful before you use someone else's experience as a guideline for your own because everyone is very different both in terms of their body type, sleeping positions, their personal preferences, and what they define as firm and soft. Going by someone else's needs and preferences or comfort choices unless you know that all the many variables are the same as yours can be very risky.

I'm a little concerned about the latex mattress being one sided... Will it really hold up over time and not get lumpy?


Latex is the most durable of all the different foams and a latex mattress doesn't get "lumpy". The lumpiness of a spring mattress comes from the foam layers compressing into the springs (the "lumps" are the individual springs you are feeling) and latex is an even material with the equivalent of millions of springs.

There are too many variables to predict how long any mattress will last for any particular person (you can see some of the durability variables in post #2 here ) and as you can see it depends on your body weight, the firmness of the foam, and many other variables including how much softening leads to the loss of comfort and support for you (and ths is different for each person).

You can see here though some examples of latex mattress (single layer firm latex) that have lasted for several decades.

The materials in the mattress will determine how long a mattress lasts ... not who puts the materials together. The weak link of most mattresses is also in the upper comfort layers and using higher quality materials in these layers such as latex will increase the durability of a mattress more than anything else.

Depending on the suitability of your comfort choice though and on the softness of the comfort layer you choose, a realistic estimate would be in the range of 10+ years and possibly longer. It would certainly be more durable than a similar mattress that used less durable comfort layers such as lower density polyfoam (which is what is used in most mainstream mattresses).

Hope this helps.

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