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How will these two mattresses compare 28 Apr 2014 12:32 #1

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*** New topic created and split from this topic ***

Not to hijack the thread but ...

How would these two mattresses compare (same ILD components just different thicknesses)

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2 inch ILD 19
1 inch ILD 28
6 inch ILD 36

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3 inch ILD 19
3 inch ILD 28
3 inch ILD 36

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How will these two mattresses compare 28 Apr 2014 14:34 #2

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Hi ps99115,

The OP of the original topic appeared to want to limit his thread to his own questions so I split your post off to a new topic.

For most people ... your second mattress would feel softer and provide more pressure relief.

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How will these two mattresses compare 28 Apr 2014 15:04 #3

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Thanks Pheonix,

Mattress #1 is the PLB nature which I really liked when I tested in the store. I'm considering doing a DIY latex core mattress (for fun and to save $$$). Do you know if anyone here on the forums have successfully replicated the nature (or came close to the nature in regards to PPP)?

Thanks much!

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How will these two mattresses compare 28 Apr 2014 15:29 #4

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Hi PS99115,

The specs you listed for the Nature aren't quite correct (see post #2 here ) but they are close (it uses Talalay GL in the top 2" which has an ILD of 21 and the 19 ILD you listed would be "regular" blended Talalay).

If a mattress has the same layers and components (type of latex, ILD, layer thickness, and a functionally similar cover) then it would be very close to the Nature.

If there are any differences between two mattresses in any of these specifications then how close they were to each other would be much more subjective and different people could describe and experience how close they were and the differences between them in different ways. There is more about "matching" one mattress to another in post #9 here .

If you are considering a DIY mattress where you buy each layer and component individually then I would make sure you've read post #15 here so that your expectations of success are realistic and you are comfortable with some of the time, research, and trial and error that may be involved and any extra or unforseen costs involved if your experience indicates you need to change any of the layers.

The "best" approach would be the one you indicated where a "spirit of adventure" and fun along with a willingness to experiment and where your experiences and what you learn along the way is the most important part of the process.

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