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LOOKING FOR DIRECT OUTLET 23 Oct 2011 13:22 #1

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HI,
I LOVE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE. I'VE LEARNE ALOT ABOUT WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN SHOPPING FOR A NEW MATTRESS. I'M IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW MATTRESS AND WANT TO CHECK OUT MEMORY FOAM AND OR LATEX MATTRESSES. FROM WHAT I'VE READ, GOING TO A DIRECT OUTLET IS A GOOD THING TO DO (AS I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT TO DO HAD I NOT VISITED THE UNDERGROUND). I LIVE ON THE EAST SIDE OF DETROIT, MI AND WAS WONDERING IF THERE WERE ANY CLOSE BY THAT I COULD CHECK OUT THAT YOU RECOMMEND. OTHERWISE NOT SURE WHERE TO GO FOR SOMEWHAT RELIABLE SERVICE.
THANKS SO MUCH
LORRIE

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Re: LOOKING FOR DIRECT OUTLET 23 Oct 2011 19:55 #2

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Hi Lamartin,

I'm more than a little surprised that there are as few good options right in Detroit as there are. Much of the local manufacturing is on the west side of Michigan however there are a few that are in reasonable driving distance (100 miles or so) and there are some better retailers in the area as well. The better options and possibilities I'm aware of include ...

www.matt-to-go.com/ Shelby Township. Retail outlet that is run by one of the most knowledgeable "mattress people" in the industry. He has also produced a series of videos that are very educational about mattress construction. They carry Therapedic mattresses (including the higher-quality MediCoil HD line), latex models and latex/memory foam hybrids and Pure Talalay Bliss mattresses (Talalay latex). I think very highly of them and they are well worth including in your research if for no other reason than to get a "Beducation" but it also helps that they run on a lower margin than most retail stores, have some good values available, and are one of the members of this site .

www.bedsbydesign.com/ Factory direct manufacturer in Rochester, MI. They make a range of two sided mattresses that use a firm innerspring with layers of cotton, wool, high density polyfoam, and latex on each side and make their own true box springs as well. They also make custom sizes and custom designs and can make custom adjustments to your mattress if it needs to be a little softer or firmer after a purchase. Their mattresses are also inner and outer tufted which adds to the quality and durability of the mattress as well. They are in a higher budget range but would make good value choices because of the quality and durability of their materials and construction.

denvermattress.furniturerow.com/dmc/ Toledo, Holland, OH. They are a regional manufacturer that makes a wide range of mattresses including innersprings and their iChoice models which include a "mostly latex" and a latex/memory foam hybrid. They are transparent about the materials they use in their own mattresses but I would avoid the major brands they also carry.

www.bannermattress.com/ Toledo and Bowling Green area. Local factory direct manufacturer. Makes a range of mattresses including memory foam, microcoils, and innersprings. Also carries some major brands but I would focus on the mattresses they make and perhaps the Glideaway mattresses.

www.sanitarymattress.com/map.htm Saginaw, MI. Local factory direct manufacturer that also makes latex and memory foam mattresses. I have talked with the owner Dennis there and he is definitely what I call "mattress people". Well worth a phone call or visit.

www.ikea.com/us/en/ Canton, MI. See post #3 here for more about some of their mattresses.

www.downtoearthhome.com/ Farmington Hills. Retailer. Carries Dunlop latex "choose your own layer" component mattresses at better prices than many similar mattresses and also latex innerspring hybrids.

www.dragonslairfuton.com/products.html Ann Arbor. Retailer. Carry Savvy Rest which is a "choose your own layer" component latex mattress which can be customized to your preferences. They are in a more premium price range compared to other similar mattresses so I would make some careful "value" comparisons here.

www.whitefurniture.com/ Wyandotte. Retailer. Carry Englander which make latex mattresses and have a gel/memory foam mattress that may be worth testing if they carry them. Call first to make sure what they carry on their floor. Their latex tends to have polyfoam on top which is "at the edge" of what I normally recommend in terms of thickness but is better than most national brands.

tricountymattressfactory.net/home/1812902 Westland. Retailer. Also carry Englander but only their memory foam / gel memory foam not their latex. Make sure you are able to find out the specific quality of the materials in their mattresses (foam density in the case of memory foam and polyfoam).

www.mattresswarehouseflint.com/product-category/mattresses/ Flint, MI. Has some Therapedic and Restonic mattresses. I would be sure to find out any specifics on the materials used within their mattresses.

www.peerlessmattress.com/ Flint, MI. Mattress manufacturer.

I would probably suggest making a few phone calls first to discuss your needs, preferences, and budget on the phone first and to get a sense of which ones carry the choices you want to test and that seem most knowledgeable and helpful on the phone. You would probably save a lot of time and frustration focusing your search on these outlets rather than the many chain stores and major brands that will likely lead to "mattress shopping" frustration and a lot of time spent listening to sales techniques and misleading information rather than truly helpful information and service. There are some good choices here.

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Re: LOOKING FOR DIRECT OUTLET 29 Jul 2012 23:30 #3

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Thanks so much.

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Re: LOOKING FOR DIRECT OUTLET 09 Jan 2013 18:14 #4

I found my way to your comment by searching blogs on BeautyrestBlack mattresses, which I am considering buying. But your arguments re the importance of quality materials, foam in particular, persuade me to do more research. I live in San Francisco. Can you suggest some independent mattress makers in my area? I would be very grateful.
Thank you.

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Re: LOOKING FOR DIRECT OUTLET 10 Jan 2013 00:46 #5

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Hi Janice,

The San Francisco list is in post #2 here . You have some great choices available to you :)

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Re: LOOKING FOR DIRECT OUTLET 16 Jun 2016 06:49 #6

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Thanks for the Detroit/Ann Arbor options. This makes our starting point much easier.

G&C

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Re: LOOKING FOR DIRECT OUTLET 16 Jun 2016 08:47 #7

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Hi oxtiger,

Welcome ... and I'm glad you found us.

I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding ... and of course to any comments or questions you may have along the way.

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Re: LOOKING FOR DIRECT OUTLET 22 Jul 2018 06:47 #8

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I am located in Michigan as well, but west of Lansing. Are all Denver Mattress stores recommended?

Thanks!

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Re: LOOKING FOR DIRECT OUTLET 22 Jul 2018 10:44 #9

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Denver Mattress is not listed as a member of TMU, the current list can be seen here . Looking for locations listed in Michigan I see Mattress To Go in Shelby Township who is a very knowledgeable and active member, as well as Reverie .

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