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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 29 Jul 2017 00:05 #1

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In my search for a DUNLOP/TALALAY mattress here in Miami....
De Mattress.. a disaster, not a good experience at all, too busy to help me (I drove all the way to Hialeah to see their mattresses). Mattress didn't even have a cover... plain latex in a plastic bag.
SEB... Coconut Grove did not have a mattress DUNLOP/TALALAY
Half Price ... Never called me back to arrange for me to go to Biscayne Bedding (their supplier) here in Miami so I could lay on the bed and see if I like it or not.
I finally was able to contact Biscayne Bedding and it turns I am allowed to test their OASIS & SANGRI-LA LATEX DUNLOP 6", TALALAY 4" and 1" gel foam layer that I think is at the bottom of the mattress. This mattress has the above mentioned layers glued with a "water based component".
I am going to their showroom on Monday. Ugh....

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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 29 Jul 2017 06:13 #2

I head ya! I have very frustrating time finding one in my are as well (GTA). This is quite lame, especially since we are taking of a fairly pricy item.
Small showrooms/factory directs should learn thing or two from big box stores.

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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 29 Jul 2017 21:18 #3

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Hi LGO,

Besides some of the manufacturers you've been investigating, you may wish to check out some of the retailers I listed for you, a few of which do offer Savvy Rest mattresses, which can be had in Dunlop/Talalay configurations, as that seems to be specifically the combination you are seeking.

This mattress has the above mentioned layers glued with a "water based component".


This could be a "latex based" adhesive that is basically a water based adhesives (like latex paints) that incorporate various types of elastomers (including but not limited to natural or synthetic latex) in different quantities as opposed to adhesives that use solvents (rather than water) and which often have higher levels of VOC's. There is some good information about different types of adhesives here and some information about some different types of latex adhesives here .

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Small showrooms/factory directs should learn thing or two from big box stores.


I wouldn't concur, as most "big box stores" tend to feature the larger brands using lower quality materials with sales staff whose training tends to be focused more on selling and less on objective mattress, componentry, and sleep ergonomic information. While you may have come across a few instances personally that haven't met with your expectations, by and large you'll receive much better knowledge, transparency and products using higher quality materials from more regional manufacturers and smaller specialty retailers.

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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 30 Jul 2017 07:04 #4

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Yesssss! And the issue here is that I look at my sorry BJ's mattress every day and find no rest.... there is nothing worse than being exhausted and go to bed knowing that when you wake up in the morning you are going to feel worst. JA! I hope I can see the end of this search this week. Omg and then the decision of the box spring vs an adjustable frame. Thank you for your message.

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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 30 Jul 2017 07:06 #5

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Thank you so much for keeping up with this forum, it has been so helpful to me!
Thanks to your explanations and expertise I have been able to walk away from mattresses stores thinking.... "yeah right .... that's not the way it is... you are not fooling me!"

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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 30 Jul 2017 10:50 #6

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Hi LGO,

Sad as it is to say, most people who have spent just a few hours reading through this forum are more knowledgeable than many of the salespeople working at the larger mattress and furniture stores. I'm glad the information is proving useful to you. And as your time is valuable, attempt to do as much "weeding out" by first perusing a company's web site, then phoning ahead to make sure that any store you take the time to visit will have the items in which you have an interest available on display for your perusal.

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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 30 Jul 2017 11:38 #7

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Yes, indeed... but sometimes I think I am in square 1 nor 0 in knowledge. JA JA.
Today I am going to myessentia at Merrick Park in Coral Gables (Miami) try it out, ask about what they have inside. These are "high end mattresses" for people that don't make any questions and just... simply... pay for the best. Anyway... that is today, tomorrow... like mentioned I'm going to biscaynebedding.com (wholesalers) to try theirs. I am focusing on dunlop at the bottom, talalay at the top. I found at amazon a mattress soldy by mattressfirm.com (online exclusive) that has 3 inches of talalay on top, 8 inches of high density foam (polyrethane made in China) I don't want memory foam though.... I don't like the "sinking" sensation...

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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 30 Jul 2017 17:39 #8

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Hi LGO,

sometimes I think I am in square 1 nor 0 in knowledge.


Just remember to follow the steps as outlined in the mattress shopping tutorial .

myessentia at Merrick Park in Coral Gables (Miami) try it out, ask about what they have inside. These are "high end mattresses" for people that don't make any questions and just... simply... pay for the best.


Again, I recommend to investigate the offerings you're considering via their web sites or through phone calls before you visit stores to save time. If you’re considering a mattress using a Dunlop core with Talalay on top, that would not be an offering that Essentia offers, as you can see by perusing their web site. A forum search on Essentia (just click on the link) will also bring up quite a bit of information about them.

I found at amazon a mattress soldy by mattressfirm.com (online exclusive) that has 3 inches of talalay on top, 8 inches of high density foam (polyrethane made in China) I don't want memory foam though.... I don't like the "sinking" sensation...


This isn’t memory foam, but a mattress using a polyfoam support core with latex on top. Again, if you’re considering a mattress with Dunlop and Talalay, there would be no reason for you to consider an item like this. If you are considering shopping online, I would suggest starting with the members listed in post #21 here who are all very experienced and knowledgeable and specialize in providing the type of help and guidance on the phone that can help you make good choices. There are a wide range of latex options included in the choices there and I believe that all of them compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, and transparency.

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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 30 Jul 2017 21:25 #9

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Thank you for providing me with the link of the online post #21, I will check and read about them tomorrow. As mentioned previously... I visited essentia today. This was the very first time I've ever tried a latex mattress... although I am not sure what kind of latex they use... it felt good. EXCEPT .. the fact that the top layer is wavy and felt like rollers underneath my entire body.... I don't think I would get used to that. I have to say.. I did like the firmness down below and the "marshmallow" feeling on top.. but again... not the "wavy pattern" they use on the top layer. Tomorrow... I will go to biscaynebedding and I will keep this forum posted. By the way... the twin XL mattress at essentia with a sale that ended today.. JA costs $1,500 (just the mattress).

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Frustrated... my progress in finding a good latex mattress in Miami. 31 Jul 2017 04:20 #10

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I've seen some latex with a wavy structured surface online, but in my experience most latex (both Dunlop and Talalay) is essentially flat on the sleeping surface.

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