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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 18 Mar 2013 20:58 #1

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Hi,
I'm so thankful for this website! What a great resource, especially for a complete mattress noob like me :lol:
I started my search for a new mattress a few weeks ago by walking into one of the chain retail mattress stores. I left confused and discouraged. Then I did a quick internet search and found TMU! You were able to de-mystify the world of mattresses and it made total sense to me.
Armed with my new found knowledge I took a trip to Colton Mattresses in Asheville. Mike was extremely helpful and the things he said were right in line with what I learned here. I've pretty much narrowed it down to 2 choices with the same comfort layer:

Comfort layer = 3" all natural Talalay latex (28 ILD)
Option 1 Support layer = 6" of 3.1# HR polyfoam ($1200)
Option 2 Support layer = Heirloom x-tra firm 2-sided inner spring ($1400)

I was able to try Option 2 in the store and I liked it. Lots of support but softer top layer for my shoulder which occasionally will act up. I could approximate option 1 in the store by laying the 3" Talalay on a 6" all-Talalay support core. Mike said he can match the support stiffness of the HR core to the stiffness of the all-Talalay that I laid on.
So my questions are:
1. Any feedback on combining innerspring support core with the latex top?
2. Any comments on the specific construction of the Heirloom innerspring?
3. How would the polyfoam core hold up compared to the innerspring?
Thanks,
Ted

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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 19 Mar 2013 02:12 #2

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Hi ineedrem,

1. Any feedback on combining innerspring support core with the latex top?


For many people this is an ideal combination and some of the most knowledgeable people I know who could sleep on any mattress they chose to sleep on an innerspring/latex hybrid. Innersprings have a different response than foam and can also have multiple spring rates and for some people it just "works better" for many reasons that can get quite technical (see post #2 here ). While the choice between an innerspring and an HR polyfoam core would be personal preference (support layers don't tend to be the weak link of most mattresses) and the polyfoam you are mentioning is very high quality HR polyfoam ... you would certainly be in some very good company if you went in the direction of an innerspring/latex hybrid.

2. Any comments on the specific construction of the Heirloom innerspring?


I don't know the type or details of the innerspring you are considering. Can you provide more information or a link to the details? You also mentioned that the innerspring is two sided ... does this mean that the latex would be a topper over a mattress that you can flip or that there is 3" of latex on each side of the innerspring (which would both be a bonus in terms of durability)?

3. How would the polyfoam core hold up compared to the innerspring?


The support layer is not likely to be the weak link in terms of the durability of a mattress and the polyfoam is very high quality so I would treat them as equals and make the choice based on feel and performance rather than durability all other things being equal.

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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 19 Mar 2013 11:35 #3

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Hi Phoenix,
Thanks for your reply. The 3" latex would be a topper over the flip-able innerspring mattress. Is there any downside to having the topper just lay over the mattress core? It doesn't seem like it would slide with a fitted sheet over it. Here is a link to the Colton Innerspring Design

Thanks again!
Ted

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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 19 Mar 2013 13:28 #4

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Hey ineedrem:

I live about 50 miles down the road from Colton and was considering checking them out later this week in addition to a place over in Gaffney SC. I am looking for a mattress similar to the one you speak of.

Can you tell me anything about Colton's return or warranty policy?

Thanks!

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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 19 Mar 2013 14:51 #5

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Hi sparkelman,
To be honest I was only half listening when he talked about warranties/returns. After reading here I was conditioned to not take much stock in the warranty and was concentrating more on the materials, feel, etc. I believe the return/exchanged policy was 30 or 120 days. The warranty was at least 10 years. Mike was very knowledgeable and no-pressure. He seemed committed to making sure you were satisfied. I too am about 50 miles from Asheville. You should also stop in Sleepworld just a mile or so down the road from Colton.
Good luck with your search!
Ted

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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 19 Mar 2013 14:55 #6

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Ted:

I just want to make sure I get the correct latex topper that works best for my wife and I. If I needed to swap it for something firmer/softer, I wanted to be sure I could do that. I am sure the warranty from these guys is ok.

Sleepworld looks like a retailer and most of what this site advises is to stay away from those guys selling the "S" brands. I'll stick with places like Colton in Asheville and Sleep-Easy in Gaffney.

Thanks!
Rigby

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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 19 Mar 2013 15:51 #7

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Rigby, I agree about Sleepworld. Just figured it was nearby and could give you some more test points. The Colton comfort guarantee definitely covered the top latex layer and maybe the support core also. I was going to check out Sleep-easy also but no one answered the phone there and the website is still down. Just had bad vibes from that.
Ted

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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 19 Mar 2013 16:32 #8

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Hey Ted, where are you located?

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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 19 Mar 2013 16:37 #9

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I'm in Greenville, SC. How about you?

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Innerspring core vs HR poly core 19 Mar 2013 17:50 #10

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I'm over in Spartanburg. See below for the thread that got things started with Phoenix. At first he thinks I'm near Greenville, NC but then gets straight.

www.themattressunderground.com/mattress-forum/general-mattresses/11625-mattresses-in-upstate-sc.html#15020

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