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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 09 Aug 2013 16:47 #11

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Hi djag67,

This is called a " dominating layer " (you can click this to bring up a forum search for the term which has a few discussions about it) but in general it's used to create a firmer sleeping surface for those who like to be more "on" their mattress but with some additional softness underneath to allow for a little more sinking in for those where the layer by itself with a firmer layer under it may be too firm. It creates a "feel" that is different and that some people prefer compared to a more traditional progressive layering where the layers progress from soft to firm as you go deeper in the mattress.

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 16 Aug 2013 14:20 #12

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Phoenix,

One quick question about dominating layers/the Nutrition. Would there be any concerns of durability for the Nutrition with the soft 19 ILD layer in the middle for a 6' 190 lb person?

Thanks

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 16 Aug 2013 20:41 #13

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Hi djag67,

I wouldn't be concerned no if the mattress was suitable in terms of PPP. The firmer top layer would take up much of the compression forces before it "reached" the softer layer below (which will increase its durability) and latex is the most durable of all the foam types

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 03 Apr 2014 07:03 #14

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Hi Phoenix,

I know that this is an old thread, but it probably comes up in a lot of searches for people looking for PLB specs.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure the World's Best Bed contains 4" of 15 ILD on top - not the 21 ILD mentioned in your post.

Here's a link that says 4" of 15 ILD for the WBB:
www.cgmattress.com/pd.25/6/worlds-best-latex-bed

Here's another link where SLAB provides the same 4" of 15 ILD info (although they are providing the info as a method of building your own PLB replica and suggesting two separate, 2" layers since they don't sell 4" layers):

ADMIN NOTE:Removed 404 page link | Archived Footprint: sleeplikeabear.com/product/SleepLikeABear_Latex_Mattress_Twin.html


I just wanted to make you aware in case you want to update the original post and/or any other posts which contain PLB specs.

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 03 Apr 2014 13:26 #15

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Hi jkozlow3,

Interesting.

I'll have to check with Bliss again since they were the ones who confirmed the specs that are listed.

They may have given me the wrong information or possibly the other listings are incorrect.

Either way ... I'll see if I can find out for sure. Thanks for bringing it up.

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 22 Apr 2016 04:43 #16

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We are going to buy another PLB mattress for our guest room - what are the ILD and specs for the Beautiful for their 2016 line?

Have any of the others such as pamper and nutrition changed or are the same as the list above posted in 2013?

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 22 Apr 2016 07:11 #17

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Have any of the others such as pamper and nutrition changed or are the same as the list above posted in 2013?


In a nutshell:
- All items have new covers - you can see on the PTB web site.
- Pamper, Nature and Beautiful are the same.
- Nutrition is a bit firmer on the upper layer.
- World's Best Bed is 1" thicker on the upper ultra plush layers, so it feels softer, and is using carbon-infused latex.
- "Natural Line" has been discontinued.
- "Soft" topper stays the same.
- "Firm" topper is a bit firmer.
- Added new 6" model that can be customized with toppers..
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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 22 Apr 2016 10:39 #18

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Hi scubamom,

Have any of the others such as pamper and nutrition changed or are the same as the list above posted in 2013?


I'm not sure which post you were looking at but the "reference" post for the PLB specs here was posted in Oct, 2012.

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 22 Apr 2016 18:58 #19

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Thanks! Tried out this years model today... felt great!

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Re: New PLB "Blue" Specs 21 May 2017 21:27 #20

Hello, I am a complete newbie. Just joined this site so I am still reading the tutorial. Bear with me as I do have a quick question. You said this:
"Note that what PLB calls "natural" Talalay is actually a blend of about 70% synthetic and 30% natural rubber."
I am kind of shocked. I thought PTB sells all natural rubber latex? Which brand then sells 100% natural rubber? Or should I not worry about the blend? Thank you :)

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