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Just bought a Sleep EZ 10000 but still have a question 16 Oct 2014 17:29 #1

Hey,

I just bought a Sleep EZ 10000 after a lot of info, research and bugging Phoenix (Thanks!) I feel that this is the right mattress for us and got a great deal 5% factory discount and the Mattress Underground 5%. Although, I wanted to get some confirmation from Phoenix. I was planning on getting the 1st layer Talalay and the other layers dunlop. When I was talking to Jeremy before purchasing the mattress I was explaining my reasoning for using dunlop on the bottom layers. I explained my research showed that dunlop was more dense and would provide more support and would last longer. He said that that was true 5 years ago but that Talalay can be just as dense and provide support just as well. He also said that Talalay is more likely to last longer that dunlop. As well that dunlop is very inconsistance in its firmness as one Medium dunlop layer could feel firmer or softer that another Medium Dunlop layer. As Tanalay is much more consistent in its firmness/softness. I decided to do all Talalay instead for my layers as this all made sense. Phoenix do you agree?

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Just bought a Sleep EZ 10000 but still have a question 16 Oct 2014 18:31 #2

Hi Adidas,

Talalay is not as dense as Dunlop in the same firmness level or ILD. You can see a comparison for example of the densities of LI blended Talalay and Latex Green 100% natural Dunlop in post #2 here . In practical terms I would also consider Talalay and 100% natural Dunlop to be close equivalents in terms of overall durability and you may find that because of the many factors that are involved with durability that in one case a Dunlop latex mattress will be more durable and in another case a Talalay latex mattress will be more durable depending on all the variables involved but both are very durable materials. There is more about the many variables that can affect durability and the useful life of a mattress in post #4 here and there is also more about the different types and blends of latex in post #6 here .

Either one can be just as "supportive" as the other one depending on the firmness level and what you mean by "support" although Dunlop has a higher compression modulus which means it gets firmer faster with deeper compression than Talalay. You can see more about how they compare in post #7 here .

I would also be aware that firmness and support are not the same thing because it depends on which part of the body you are talking about and a material that is too firm may provide poor support under the more recessed parts of the body (see post #4 here ).

As he also mentioned ... there can also be more inconsistency in the firmness of Dunlop layers that are cut from the bottom or top of a 6" core or across the surface than with Talalay (see post #6 here ).

Phoenix
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