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Bamboo Bliss or Aloe Alexis? 28 Jan 2014 18:09 #11

Hi Stu4084,

He has our replacement on the way right now. My question is with both sides the same one side is noticeably softer that the other side. It's not a bad thing I am just wondering with the same ild numbers is latex not consistent from piece to piece?


Blended Talalay latex is normally made with a relatively small variance in ILD either in the "average" of the 9 measurements they use to rate the core or in the variance across the surface of the material (unlike Dunlop or 100% natural Talalay which can have a wider variance). There is more about this in post #6 here . It would be very uncommon that the small variations between two different cores is something that people would feel in a split layer mattress where the ILD is the same on both sides.

If the difference is that noticeable it's quite possible that "human error" may be the cause and that the difference is because they actually gave you the correct "split" firmness even though it was listed on the order as being the same.

When you receive the replacement if it seems to be the same as your current softer side then that's what may have happened.

Phoenix
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Bamboo Bliss or Aloe Alexis? 28 Jan 2014 18:15 #12

Hi Stu4084,

He has our replacement on the way right now. My question is with both sides the same one side is noticeably softer that the other side. It's not a bad thing I am just wondering with the same ild numbers is latex not consistent from piece to piece?


Blended Talalay latex is normally made with a relatively small variance in ILD either in the "average" of the 9 measurements they use to rate the core or in the variance across the surface of the material (unlike Dunlop or 100% natural Talalay which can have a wider variance). There is more about this in post #6 here . It would be very uncommon that the small variations between two different cores is something that people would feel in a split layer mattress where the ILD is the same on both sides.

If the difference is that noticeable it's quite possible that "human error" may be the cause and that the difference is because they actually gave you the correct "split" firmness even though it was listed on the order as being the same.

When you receive the replacement if it seems to be the same as your current softer side then that's what may have happened.

Phoenix


Thanks Phoenix! We found that company through this website and couldn't be happier with the level of service they have provided.
I do have another question for you, my parents are actually interested in purchasing a bed from them as well, but want an adjustable base with theirs. Do you have any experience with the adjustable bases? Would they work with an Aloe Alexis mattress or would it be better to have a total latex mattress?

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Bamboo Bliss or Aloe Alexis? 28 Jan 2014 18:53 #13

Hi Stu404,

Most foam mattresses (memory foam, latex, or polyfoam) work well on an adjustable bed and latex in particular is very "bendable". When a mattress is thicker than about 12" or so though it may not conform to the adjustable bed as well and with firmer and thicker layers of polyfoam in a hybrid which is a "stiffer" foam than latex then the foam can develop a "crease" where it bends on a constant basis so I would be a little bit cautious with this and would probably lean towards all latex vs a thick layer of firm polyfoam on an adjustable bed.

In cases like this where the answer is somewhat "questionable" I would definitely check with the manufacturer who will know more about the specific properties of their polyfoam than anyone and will give you a recommendation that is more specific to their mattress but I would be a little cautious.

Post #3 here and the adjustable bed thread it links to may also be useful in helping you compare adjustable beds and has some sources that would make good "value references" as well.

Phoenix
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