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recommendations for outlets/manufacturers in teh Green Bay WI area? 08 Sep 2012 13:41 #1

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I've been scanning your mattress forum. great responses for an overwhelming topic...
we're just starting a search for a mattress and I'm intrigued with memory foam idea, so I'd like to investigate more.



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Phil

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Re: recommendations for outlets/manufacturers in teh Green Bay WI area? 08 Sep 2012 15:50 #2

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Hi Philllll,

You are fortunate to have some very good options (4 factory direct manufacturers) in the Green Bay area. They are ...

thesleepshopappleton.com/mattress_factory.php Appleton, WI I have talked with the owners here on several occasions and was very impressed and I think highly of what they are making. They are knowledgeable and open about the materials they use and only use high quality/density foams including any polyfoam they use in their mattresses. They make latex hybrids, memory foam, and polyfoam with good quality and value. Well worth a visit.

www.wgrfurniture.com/Mattress.inc Local factory direct manufacturer with outlets in Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Manitowoc. They carry some major brands but the better quality/value here is the mattresses they make themselves which includes traditional innersprings, latex hybrids, and gel memory foam. They are also one of the manufacturers that make the Pure Latex Bliss which are all Talalay latex mattresses. Good people, knowledgeable and open about their mattresses. They carry the major brands for people who "brand shop" but I would ignore these.

www.furniturerow.com/locations/locationsByState.jsp?state=Wisconsin Ashwaubenon, Grand Chute, WI. Regional factory direct manufacturer. They make a range of innerspring/polyfoam mattresses that use higher than average density/quality polyfoam and also have a mostly latex model with either a memory foam or latex topper. I would ignore the major brands they also carry. Some good quality and value here as well.

www.verlo.com/customerservice/stores/WI Green Bay, Appleton, Manitowoc, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Sturgeon Bay, WI. Regional factory direct manufacturer. they make a wide range of innerspring, memory foam, and latex mattresses with better than average value in most areas.

www.facebook.com/jdaviesecoconcepts/ Green Bay, WI. They carry Savvy Rest component latex mattresses which use very high quality materials but are also in a higher budget range than other similar mattresses.

Between these you have access to good quality and value mattresses in any style and budget range you may prefer.

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Phoenix
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Re: recommendations for outlets/manufacturers in teh Green Bay WI area? 09 Sep 2012 13:05 #3

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thanks for the reply. while we were out and about yesterday, my wife and I stepped into an Ashley Furniture store just so she could test the feel of a few different mattresses (neither of us have much exposure to memory foam mattresses). of the ones we tried, the Ashley Sleep Palisades mattress felt the most comfortable to us. while she was pleasant, the sales person didn't have much knowledge of the mattress.

so what are thoughts about that particular mattress?
and can you point us to other mattresses that will have a similar feel to them?


for info:
I'm 6'3" and 230
my wife is 5'9" and 140


thanks...

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Re: recommendations for outlets/manufacturers in teh Green Bay WI area? 09 Sep 2012 15:14 #4

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Hi Philllll,

I don't think very highly of the quality of the materials in the Ashley Furniture mattresses.

While they are more open in some cases about what is in their mattresses ... the Palisades uses 3 lb memory foam which is very low density/quality and will soften much sooner (and is much cheaper) than higher quality memory foams. I personally would not consider 3 lb memory foam in a mattress unless it was in a very thin quilting layer. The problem with this is that foam softening and the loss of the comfort and support of a mattress is not covered by any warranty so you may need to replace the mattress much sooner than you would suspect While low quality materials can produce a great 'showroom feel" ... it will lose the feel much more quickly and it's just as important to buy a mattress based on what it will feel like in a year (or in some cases a few weeks or months) as how it feels in a showroom.

and can you point us to other mattresses that will have a similar feel to them?


"Feel" is very subjective, is the result of the combination of every layer and component of a mattress, and will differ from person to person who will describe the same mattress differently. If you don't have every detail of both the mattress you are using as a reference point (foam density, ILD ... which is the softness/firmness level of the material ..., layer thickness, and the details of the ticking/quilting of the mattress) and the one you are comparing it to ... there is no way to "match" the feel of a mattress except by personal testing side by side in a very short period of time (we don't have a very accurate memory of subjective qualities for very long). There are many different ways to get to the same "feel" in a mattress using both low and high quality materials.

This is why a better "target" is what I call PPP (Pressure relief, Posture and alignment, and personal preferences) and every mattress you test can be measured against this instead of a poorly remembered subjective "feel". Some of the things that may be important when testing mattresses that can contribute to "feel" ... or even things you won't feel but are just as important (such as durability or temperature regulation) ... are in post #2 here . These are all parts of each person's needs and preferences in both the mattress they are considering and the place they are buying from and are part of each person's personal "value equation".

There is a step by step process in post #10 here which will greatly increase the odds of finding the best mattress for "you" and that also has the best possibility of ending up with your ideal mattress in terms of performance, quality and value in any budget range. As you can see ... the most important first step is knowing what to avoid (like Ashley) and doing your initial research into the better manufacturers and outlets in your area who know what is in their mattresses and will give you better advice and guidance and either make or carry better quality/value mattresses.

Phoenix
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