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Latex Toppers 13 Aug 2016 08:07 #1

I have checked out a couple stores near the Atlanta, GA area where I live and I love the feel of latex. Unfortunately I only went to two stores each with only one latex bed for me to try. The first was OMF which has a polyfoam core and talalay topper. It was comfortable but for the price (~$1600) I feel I would be better off getting a latex core. The other store was Tucker Mattress, a local, privately owned mattress manufacturer. The owner was great to talk to however he only had a 6" talalay core with 2" dunlop topper to try. From what I have read I feel like I might like the reverse; a dunlop core with talalay topper. He did have a long, skinny piece of dunlop he put the topper on to let me try out, but it wasn't wide enough for my whole body so I don't think I really got the 'feel' of the dunlop core. He also said that he only sells dunlop toppers and that the difference between a dunlop and talalay topper is insignificant. Perhaps this is mostly true as they're only a couple inches thick but I would still be more comfortable trying both. I'm curious if this is valid or if he is just trying to promote his toppers. He is competitively priced and I would prefer to buy from a brick-and-mortar store rather than online.

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Latex Toppers 13 Aug 2016 09:33 #2

Hi majorleague,

There is more about how Dunlop compares to Talalay in general terms post #7 here .

In very general terms ... the properties, "feel" and firmness of materials and components that are closer to the top surface of a sleeping system will tend to have a bigger effect on the overall "feel" and firmness of a mattress than materials that are deeper in the sleeping system, thicker layers or toppers will contribute more of their feel and firmness to the overall sleeping system than thinner layers, and a thinner layer would "allow" more of the feel and properties of the layer(s) underneath it to "come through" than a thicker layer.

Different people can also be more or less sensitive to differences between materials and mattresses than others so depending on the specific combination of layers and on the body type, sleeping style, and sensitivities of each person ... some people may notice differences in side by side comparisons between them that for others would be less noticeable or in some cases not noticeable at all.

Both of them are high quality and durable materials but the only way to know for certain whether any specific combination of layers would be a good "match" for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief and your own Personal preferences) will be based on your own personal experience.

Phoenix
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