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31 Jan 2019 06:43
  • Luma Sleep
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Thank you for considering Luma Sleep! You have a few options in your area to experience Talalay latex at a retail store. As an aside, the Talalay latex used in Luma Sleep's mattresses is made down the road from you in Shelton, CT by Talalay Global.
A quick internet search revealed:
Norwalk Mattress - www.norwalkmattress.com/ The specialize in Talalay but may not have a hybrid model. We cannot tell as they do not share their product details online.
Healthy Organic mattress - hcmattress.com/organic-mattress.aspx Wide range of products, but again very little shared online.
We suggest you call each and find out the products they carry so your trip is worthwhile.
Have fun shopping!

Team Luma
31 Jul 2015 11:29
  • phoenix
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Hi guest01,

Anyone have any experience with this retailer or have any feedback on the mattresses they sell? hcmattress.com/summit-nj.aspx


The Healthy Choice mattresses certainly use high quality materials (100% natural Talalay and cotton covers quilted with wool) but they are also in a higher budget range compared to other similar mattresses that use the same or similar materials so I would make some careful "value" comparisons.

You can read more about Healthy Choice mattresses in post #2 here and in post #21 here and the posts and topics they link to. A forum search on hcmattress or a exact term site search on Healthy Choice (you can just click the links) will bring up more information and feedback about them as well.

The better options or possibilities I'm aware of in and around the Monroe Township/Newark, NJ. region (subject to making sure that any specific mattress meets the quality/value guidelines here ) are listed in post #7 here .

Phoenix
31 Jul 2015 09:02
  • guest01
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Anyone have any experience with this retailer or have any feedback on the mattresses they sell? hcmattress.com/summit-nj.aspx
13 Aug 2014 19:41
  • phoenix
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Hi peeps,

Hi -- Does anyone have anything pro or con to say about these mattresses -- they seem comfy but you never know until after a few nights :(

i think i'm going to buy one - simply because the one i got at macy's is a nightmare and i am returning it. Healthy choice has a store in town, it's organic and easy.


There is more about Healthy Choice in post #2 here and in post #21 here (and the posts they link to). They are high quality mattresses that use good quality materials (Talalay latex) but they are also in a more premium budget range than other similar mattresses so I would make sure you make some careful "value comparisons".

Outside of the more extensive information in the mattress shopping tutorial ... there is more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase relative to each person in post #13 here that may be helpful as well.

I'm not sure which of their stores you are close to but post #2 here or post #7 here will likely include some of the other options or possibilities I'm aware of that are close to you as well and that may also be worth considering.

Phoenix
27 Jun 2014 20:42
  • phoenix
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Hi domiho,

The Sleep Options 8" memory foam mattress uses 2" of 3 lb memory foam which is a lower density and less durable material than I would suggest unless you you are only open to memory foam comfort layers and you are limited to a very low budget range and there are no other better options available (you can see the foam quality/density guidelines I would suggest here).

The Healthy Choice latex mattresses use 100% natural Talalay latex which is a much higher quality material (although it's not organic) and there are no weak links in any of their mattresses although I would make some careful value comparisons since they are in a higher budget range than other mattresses that use the same materials. There is more about Healthy Choice in post #21 here and the posts it links to and a forum search on hcmattress or a site search on the exact phrase Healthy Choice (you can just click the links) will bring up more information and feedback about them as well.

There is more about the pros and cons of memory foam in this article and the pros and cons of latex in this article and there is also more information about the different types and blends of latex in post #6 here .

Phoenix
09 May 2014 12:34
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Hi mikemulhern,

You can see some comments about Healthy Choice Mattress in post #21 here and the posts it links to. Forum searches on hcmattress (you can just click this) or on Healthy Choice Mattress (you will need to use your browser to "find" the words "healthy choice" together in the many results that will come up) will bring up more information and feedback about them. As you can see they use high quality materials but are also in a higher budget range than other similar mattresses so I would make some careful value comparisons.

You may have seen this already but just in case ... some of the better options and possibilities I'm aware of in the Northern New Jersey area are listed in post #7 here . I just added Healthy Choice Mattress to the list because I had their other locations listed in other forum lists but hadn't included the Ridgewood location in the northern NJ list.

Phoenix
09 May 2014 11:58
  • mikemulhern
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Does anyone have any experience with Healthy Choice Organic Mattresses (hcmattress.com/)?

Phoenix, have you examined make/value of Healthy Choice Organic Mattresses in Ridgewood, NJ?

I'm in North NJ and going to visit Shovlin Mattress tomorrow. Healthy Choice Organic Mattresses has a location very near my home.

Thanks in advance for any information.

MM
14 Feb 2014 12:32
  • Whitelotus
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We live in Northern Westchester County, New York, very near Mt. Kisco (I saw hcmattress on another comment!) our zip is 10536. We are not terribly far from Norwalk and Stamford, Ct. as well.

Also, we work in Manhattan, zip there is 10065.

Thanks so much!
10 Nov 2013 20:07
  • lowergravity
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I'm in the market for a latex bed for my son of 2.5 years.

There happens to be a store nearby - Healthy Choice Organic Mattresses (hcmattress.com) but their prices are extreme.
I'll probably settle on using Ken at mattresses.net, but I do have one really interesting question:

How can this place get off on calling their mattresses Organic when it is clear they use 'all natural' latex from Latex Int, which doesn't use certified Organic material, right? Is this deceptive or am I missing something.
20 Aug 2013 20:27
  • phoenix
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Hi MelissaRz,

Like you I hope Bob manages to bring his business back and I know he has plans in the works but they have not yet happened.

The members here who sell latex mattresses online in various types and designs are listed in post #21 here . Several of these sell various types of components designs where you can choose your own layers or even split the layers. As GW208 mentioned ... Flobeds also offers a custom zoning option with their vZone mattress although it's different from the CSD zoning design.

I did see there was a "HC" company is Mt. Kisco that wouldn't be TOO far away, or a Pure Bliss retailer in Massapequa. Would that be a good item to test for talalay comfort?


They would certainly give you the chance to test the overall "feel" of talalay in the designs they offer although they would be different from other designs in terms of performance and how well they matched your needs and preferences in terms of PPP. A forum search on hcmattress (you can just click this) will bring up more about them.

Pure Latex Bliss also makes all Talalay latex mattresses in several designs (mostly blended Talalay) and you can find the nearest store that sells them in their retail store finder here .

Again bear in mind that every difference in design will result in a different feel and performance even if the material itself is the same but testing several different designs can give you a general sense of which mattresses you tend to do best with (firmer/softer in the deeper layers and firmer/softer in the upper layers etc).

So far, I seem to be leaning toward purchasing my mattress at sleepez.com. What other websites/retailers would offer a similar, multi-level layering system? BTW, should I purchase the 9" (3 layers of different densities) or the 12"? What is the benefits of having that extra layer of talalay?


You can read a little more in post #14 here about the potential benefits of a thicker mattress and post #2 here has more about the benefits of having more layers in the mattress (can provide more options but can also be more complex and may not be needed).

Also, I am VERY curvy (hourglass figure), 5'7" and 145 lbs. I need the mattress soft enough for my hips to sink in, yet give my waist the support to keep my spine straight. I mainly sleep now on my side (what a change from my previous stomach sleeping position!)What is the best layering for my situation? My husband is 5'4" and about 185 lbs, with most of the weight in his stomach, and sleeps mainly on his back and side. What would the best layering be for him?


Post #2 here has links to some of the theory about how to design for different body types and sleeping styles but these are only generic and don't apply to any specific person. The best and simplest way to choose a design is either based on your own personal testing for PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) or with more detailed conversations with a manufacturer that you are considering. There are too many unknowns and variables for "theory at a distance" to be an effective way to make a choice.

can you refer me to a retailer either in Queens, Nassau, Suffolk or Westchester counties?


Some of the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in the Long Island area are listed in post #4 here but you will need to call them to find out what they have available in their showroom and make sure they carry the types of mattresses you want to test.

The better options in the New York region are listed in post #2 here and there is a more categorized list with more complete descriptions of some of them in the northern NJ list in post #7 here .

Phoenix
10 Jul 2013 22:17
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Hi cbrand,

Any thoughts about Healthy Choice Organic Mattresses?


The Healthy Choice mattresses (hcmattress) certainly use good quality materials but are also quite costly compared to other similar options that may be available. Post #21 here has more of my thoughts about them.

Phoenix
25 Feb 2013 17:57
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Hi marshter,

I did some more research over the last few days (online and on the phone) in the White Plains / Scarsdale, NY area and there is little to nothing in the immediate area that would be in the same value range or have the same knowledge as the manufacturers and retailers that I listed in the NYC link and in the Connecticut link in my last reply. If I was in your shoes I would take the time to fist phone and then visit some of these. I did add a couple of options to the Connecticut list.

If I did have to shop locally (within 20 miles or less) then I would reluctantly consider these but neither of them seemed particularly knowledgeable about the materials in their mattresses which means that you would likely be making a blind purchase (or have to call manufacturers about the specs of their mattresses) which I don't recommend.

www.futonisland.com/ Yonkers, NY. Carries GoldBond mattress including their gel memory foam but none of their latex. They didn't seem very knowledgeable about their mattresses much less what was in them.

info.ikea-usa.com Paramus, NJ. See post #3 here for some of the better value here.

www.hcmattress.com/ Mt Kisco, NY., Westport, Danbury, CT., Ridgewood, NJ. Carries their own line of latex mattresses made by Restopedic that are well designed and high quality mattresses but also have a more premium price so I would make some careful value comparisons here.

There may be some better choices a little further away.

In the NYC direction ... there is a list of some of the better options and possibilities I'm aware of in post #2 here and post #7 here (Monroe Township, NJ) has a more categorized list with more detailed descriptions of some of them.

In the Connecticut direction Post #2 in this thread has a list of the Connecticut factory direct manufacturers and some of the better retailers that I know of.

There are some very good choices available to you within reasonable driving distance.

Phoenix
24 Dec 2012 03:39
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Hi mom2boys,

Well this weekend my husband and I stumbled upon a Healthy Choice Organic Mattress store so I was able to get a feel for latex. I fell in love with their most expensive (of course) mattress. hcmattress.com/html/mattress_collection/...violet_mattress.html It felt like heaven in the store. This mattress is all natural taladay latex, 6 in firm core, 3 in soft inner layer and 2 in medium top layer. I did not get the ILD or density of the foam.


When you are testing a mattress in person the ILD is not as important as how the mattress feels for you. Your body will tell you more than the "comfort specs" in other words. In the case of latex the density is also not as important because the different ILD's are related to density with latex unlike polyfoam or memory foam where density is the main factor in the quality of the foam.

We hesitated to buy for a few reasons: 1. price $4300 for King. 2. Nothing to exchange for if I don’t like it. 3. The salesman was giving us the “sale ends Sunday” schpel. 4. You can’t exchange out the top layer if you get body impressions.


Even though the mattress uses good quality materials ... I would hesitate to buy it for all the reasons you mentioned. You can see a little more about healthy Choice in post #21 here and some of the other posts it links to.

My biggest fear when making such a big purchase is body impressions. We have had a big hump in the middle of our last 3 beds, it’s ridiculous. We are big people, I am 180, side sleeper and my husband is 220 side/stomach sleeper. I also tend to have my arms fall asleep when in bed. We love a soft bed that is very supportive (that is what I got with the above mattress). Earlier today I read this on-line and it really scared me away from the HC mattress: Can you confirm it this is true?

Important: To prevent possible body impressions over time you should never put a softer layer beneath a firmer one. The Softest ILD you order should be on top/Firmest on bottom. Given the thickness of each layer, rotating or turning this mattress (or the layers within it) over time is also highly recommended for even-wear and long life.


To some degree all materials will soften which can create soft spots in the mattress. Latex will do this less than other materials however and in most cases these types of issues are because of lower quality/density foams used in the upper layers of the mattress. There is however some risk with the use of all natural Talalay in softer ILD's (see this article ). Shifting of components and layers can also cause a ridge in the middle and valleys on each side (especially in larger sizes).

While it's true that softer versions of foam will be less durable than the same foam in a firmer version ... there is no reason to believe that this type of layering (firmer over softer) is any more risky than the same two layers with softer over firmer. As a matter of fact, if anything, having a firmer layer over a softer layer can make the softer layer more durable because the firmer layer will take up some of the stress from constant compression.

Can you recommend any other latex mattess dealers in or near Westchester County, NY. Is $4300 reasonable for a latex mattress? I see that mattresses are way less expensive but can’t bear to buy on on-line without trying it out first. Your knowledgeable insight would be appreciated.


Post #2 here includes the better options I'm aware of in the Connecticut area and post #2 here includes the better options in the NYC area (there is also a more categorized and descriptive list of many of these in post #4 here ).

Hope this helps

Phoenix
23 Dec 2012 18:52
  • mom2boys
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Hi Phoenix,
I have been lurking on this site for a few weeks and have gotten some great insight into the world of mattresses. I have been wanting to try out a latex mattress but it is hard to find a store that has them on display. Well this weekend my husband and I stumbled upon a Healthy Choice Organic Mattress store so I was able to get a feel for latex. I fell in love with their most expensive (of course) mattress. hcmattress.com/html/mattress_collection/healthy_choice_violet_mattress.html It felt like heaven in the store. This mattress is all natural taladay latex, 6 in firm core, 3 in soft inner layer and 2 in medium top layer. I did not get the ILD or density of the foam.
We hesitated to buy for a few reasons: 1. price $4300 for King. 2. Nothing to exchange for if I don’t like it. 3. The salesman was giving us the “sale ends Sunday” schpel. 4. You can’t exchange out the top layer if you get body impressions.
My biggest fear when making such a big purchase is body impressions. We have had a big hump in the middle of our last 3 beds, it’s ridiculous. We are big people, I am 180, side sleeper and my husband is 220 side/stomach sleeper. I also tend to have my arms fall asleep when in bed. We love a soft bed that is very supportive (that is what I got with the above mattress). Earlier today I read this on-line and it really scared me away from the HC mattress: Can you confirm it this is true?

Important: To prevent possible body impressions over time you should never put a softer layer beneath a firmer one. The Softest ILD you order should be on top/Firmest on bottom. Given the thickness of each layer, rotating or turning this mattress (or the layers within it) over time is also highly recommended for even-wear and long life.

Can you recommend any other latex mattess dealers in or near Westchester County, NY. Is $4300 reasonable for a latex mattress? I see that mattresses are way less expensive but can’t bear to buy on on-line without trying it out first. Your knowledgeable insight would be appreciated.
24 May 2012 17:34
  • Rob G.
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Phoenix,

Thanks for the well written, informative response. After discovering this site and delving through the wealth of information, I feel like the 1 inch quilted wool has been removed from my eyes. I almost haphazardly jumped into impulse buying an iComfort until I tested a second one that was the same model but was on the showroom floor for over 6 months and it had a completely different feel and lost its firmness. Hence, with the internet and google, I found this site and it's been 3 weeks of research and discovering the wonderful latex options (and reading all about the iComforts).

Now I'm at the 90% point and flip flopping on pulling the trigger between the RMM 6" Natural Dunlop + 2" Natural Talalay or doing a 3" + 3" + 2" SleepEz side split. I tested a few 100% Natural Talalay options in a local NYC retailer (hcmattress.com/) and did like the 6" + 2" medium and the 6"+ 2" medium + 2" soft but found the 6" + 3" soft + 2" medium to have too much of a sunk in feeling without enough support. The nyc place did not list their ILDs and their prices are more than my budget. My wife and I (both side & back alt sleepers) do like a firm feel so now I'm at a crossroads of whether to get blended Talalay all the way through with SleepEz (xfirm, firm, medium) since it will be close to what I tested on one side and a Dunlop, Dunlop, Talalay (firm, medium, soft) one the other side. If I like the firmer Dunlop feel, then would make sense to go with RMM as I would save $200 but too late at that point.

What makes me second guess the blended Talalay is reading how some people find it too soft and what makes me second guess the Dunlop is that I read that Talalay has about 5-10% better longevity/durability. I think I will go with SleepEz as it's the safer bet due to the layer swapping even I though I will feel silly if I end up with the Dunlop, Dunlop, Talalay combination. I'll call them later and see what they recommend.

Also, have you heard any opinions on the latest model parklane whister (parklanemattresses.com/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?itemID=88) 100% natural talalay mattress. Seems relatively low in price for 10" compared to what I've seen in 100% natural talalay mattresses out there and was wondering why.
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Thanks,
Rob
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