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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 09 Oct 2013 21:13 #31

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Oops, I haven't rotated my Aloe Alexis...I asked my wife to help me do it but she said "it's too soon and that mattress is so heavy." Thanks for pointing that out, it will be done tomorrow!
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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 10 Oct 2013 09:27 #32

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just wanted to thank everyone here for this thread - it really helped my understand and decide between the dreamfoam eurotop at 999 and the brooklyn bedding bamboo bliss at 1199. I went for the latter just because I like a really soft comfort layer and I am around 220 so the denser base layer was important. I had a long chat with carlos about the second talalay layer available on the aloe alexis for another 400. In the end we agreed I could wait and see how the bamboo worked and if I felt i needed another layer he would send me a heaver one and topper cover and I would use my current level 8 comfort layer as the topper.

Just for those who had asked above - I got the mattress underground 5% discount plus the free pillows for the facebook like

Thanks again all for helping me reach the right decision for me

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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 12 Oct 2013 23:24 #33

Hi,

Just wanted to update:

Mario had asked us to take some pictures of the bed with everything (sheets, etc.) off of it, which we did this past week. Looking at the pictures, the bed looks fine (depressions not visible), but my wife said she still felt that when she pressed in those areas that were depressed when she had everything on the bed, it felt "softer". I wasn't there when they did this, so can't say first-hand, but was wondering if that might be "normal"?

Anyway, we've rotated the bed 90 degrees and I've sent the pictures to Mario for his review and comments. He had actually also suggested (before we did all this) to try removing the top layer and sleep on the bed, but we haven't done that yet, but want to try the bed now after rotating it (and planning to rotate every couple of weeks as Phoenix recommended).

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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 13 Oct 2013 13:08 #34

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Hi ohaya,

but my wife said she still felt that when she pressed in those areas that were depressed when she had everything on the bed, it felt "softer". I wasn't there when they did this, so can't say first-hand, but was wondering if that might be "normal"?


All materials will go through some initial break in period and softening and change to some degree and the covers will also stretch and loosen to some degree as well. Latex will do this less than other types of foam. Softness and firmness is very subjective and the "feel" of a mattress when you press in with your hands is not an accurate test and is very different from the "feel" when you sleep on it. This is why you can't test the softness of a mattress in a showroom by pressing on it with your hands ... only by lying down on it.

It's also possible that the mattress was "on the edge" of the most suitable softness level and that even a very small amount of change can have a more significant effect for some people (see post #2 here) .

He had actually also suggested (before we did all this) to try removing the top layer and sleep on the bed, but we haven't done that yet, but want to try the bed now after rotating it (and planning to rotate every couple of weeks as Phoenix recommended).


I'm not quite clear what you mean here by "top layer" but I'm guessing you mean the quilting layer and cover rather than a mattress pad or protector on the mattress or the top layer of latex?

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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 23 Mar 2014 21:47 #35

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Hello everyone, like so many people I have come here for mattress education and reviews. After weeks of research I feel as though I've narrowed my choices down to two mattresses often compared in this thread: Dreamfoam Ultimate Dreams Eurotop Latex and the Brooklyn Bedding Bamboo Bliss.

The wife and I tried a fairly plush1.5" fibre-filled bamboo cover / 3" talalay latex topper / 6" HD foam base at a local manufacturer and liked it quite a bit. The problem for us is the price is $1900 and we're not going near that with so many competitive online offerings. I feel as though the two mattresses I've listed above should be comparable in overall feel with a correctly chosen latex layer.

For me, the wool fibre in the Bamboo Bliss is something I can certainly do without. The 120 day policy with BB is also something that is not a huge factor for us given the ability to swap out the latex layer with Dreamfoam at a reasonable cost should we pick a firmness level that is not well suited to us.

So Phoenix, I suppose my main concern is whether or not the 2.35lbs base foam in a king sized Bamboo Bliss is right for us (over the 1.5lbs base in the Dreamfoam) as a couple who share the following characteristics: 5'8-5'9", 170-180 lbs, mostly side sleepers, mild back problems, and 26-30 in age. I should also note that the lady is quite curvy. Is there any advice you could provide in this situation as to what would better suit our needs? I'm not opposed to spending the extra money on the BB model if it can be justified, for instance, that it is better suited to handle a total weight load of approx. 340lbs across the bed.

*if anyone is interested, the difference in price between the two is going to cost me about $300 with CAD/USD exchange and HST tacked on (TMU discount applied for the BB mattress).

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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 23 Mar 2014 23:11 #36

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Hi Matt ress,

Is there any advice you could provide in this situation as to what would better suit our needs? I'm not opposed to spending the extra money on the BB model if it can be justified, for instance, that it is better suited to handle a total weight load of approx. 340lbs across the bed.


While I can't tell you which one to choose ... I can share the thinking process I would use if it was me making the choice (keeping in mind that your priorities or " personal value equation " may be different from mine).

There are 3 main differences between them which are the cover and quilting, the exchange policy, and the density of the base foam (2.17 lb vs 1.5 lb). These three together with my own more cautious and less risk tolerant approach and my tendency to buy higher quality if I don't need to "stretch" my budget to do so and can comfortably afford it means that I would personally lean towards the BB Bamboo Bliss.

Having said that ... two of these three are non issues for you (unlike me) so for you it would really boil down to the effects of the base foam density.

The difference would normally come into play for body types that are either heavier overall (I tend to use about the low 200 lb range as a very rough guideline) or where the weight distribution or sleeping position of the person concentrates their weight more which would compress the base foam under the heavier parts of the body more deeply. These are the type of people you will often hear about that seem to be tougher on a mattress even though some of them are in lighter weight ranges. Because of your side sleeping positions and your wife's curvier body type this would probably result in the foam compressing and softening more under her hips/pelvis which would likely mean that there would be some difference in durability between them although it wouldn't be as significant as it would if you were in a higher weight range. It would also depend on how sensitive either or both of you were to foam softening overall (some people are more on the "I can sleep on anything" end of the range where it wouldn't make much difference and others are more on the "princess and the pea" end of the range where they are more sensitive to any changes or softening in a mattress).

Since there is really no way to quantify what the specific difference in their useful lifetime would be in "real life" or where the cutoff point would be where you began to notice that you weren't sleeping quite as well and you were begginning to "tolerate" the mattress a little more ... it would really depend on your risk tolerance, your history with mattresses, which end of the "sensitivity" range you think you are, and and on how much a smaller durability difference between them (compared to if you were in a higher weight range) was "worth" to you even without the other benefits that would normally go with the BB Bamboo Bliss.

I believe that smaller differences in sleeping quality over a longer period of time are "worth it" because I think that in a decade or so when you look back on the purchase, a relatively small difference in price (particularly on a yearly basis) will mean less than how well I slept and how long I slept well before the mattress began to lose the comfort and support and I began to "tolerate" it a little more and enjoy it a little less.

While this difference will be less than if you were in a higher weight range, there will be some so it will really depend on how you feel about the pros and cons of each and on how much smaller differences are worth to you. I also think that either one would make a great choice that you wouldn't "regret" making.

I know this didn't answer what you were asking specifically (and it can't really be quantified) but hopefully it will give you some sense of how I would approach it if it was me making the choice.

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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 24 Mar 2014 18:00 #37

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From what I've read they're basically the same company.

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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 24 Mar 2014 18:11 #38

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Hi Sailcal,

From what I've read they're basically the same company.


Yes ... they are "sister" companies with common ownership (see post #4 here and post #3 here ).

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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 24 Mar 2014 20:43 #39

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I know this didn't answer what you were asking specifically (and it can't really be quantified) but hopefully it will give you some sense of how I would approach it if it was me making the choice.

Phoenix


Well Phoenix, it was certainly food for thought and that's helpful in making a decision.

I wanted to add some food for thought of my own for those visiting this site/thread for help in deciding between these two models:
The Dreamfoam Eurotop Latex's description on Amazon reads "The Zipper Cover on this mattress cannot be washed or dry-cleaned." Where as the Brooklyn Bedding Bamboo Bliss reads "...all Brooklyn Bedding mattress covers come standard with DuPont KEVLAR thread for added safety & durability and can be removed for easy dry cleaning and sanitation."

For me, the ability to be able to wash/dry clean the removable zipper cover is the factor that tips the scales towards purchasing the BB Bamboo Bliss over the Eurotop Latex. The ability to clean the quilted cover (which is responsible for wicking away perspiration and may experience spills) seems like a huge bonus when you consider that your mattress is likely to be around for 7-10 years. I don't know if I am over estimating the importance of this factor, so I welcome feedback from all on this matter.

Phoenix maybe you can shed some light on this - are you aware of what in particular would allow the BB cover to be washable while the Dreamfoam isn't? Dreamfoam's cover seems to be very similar to the BB Cotton Camilla, which is washable according to BB's description.

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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Dreamfoam Bedding 24 Mar 2014 21:04 #40

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Hi Matt ress,

Phoenix maybe you can shed some light on this - are you aware of what in particular would allow the BB cover to be washable while the Dreamfoam isn't? Dreamfoam's cover seems to be very similar to the BB Cotton Camilla, which is washable according to BB's description.


Nice catch ... I'd never noticed this before :)

While most people would use a mattress protector which would protect the mattress either way ... it's nice to be able to dry clean a cover and it's certainly a bonus if it's ever needed.

Outside of the obvious that dry cleaning could damage one in some way and not the other ... I haven't asked them why so I don't know what the specific reason is but it would be interesting to ask them.

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