Factory Direct Mattress Manufacturers near Los Angeles, CA

Hi Phoenix,

Can you help me find a “factory direct manufacturer or a retail direct outlet” around the Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA area? After reading the great info from this site, I’m leaning towards getting a talalay latex comfort layer mattress with a polyfoam or pocket coils support core. However, I was wondering the price difference is between polyfoam and pocket coil. Additionally, I’m 5’10, 195 lbs, back/side sleeper


I read in the mattress support core overview that the pocket coils in the best innnerspring hence I chose that as a support core.

“In best to worst order of their overall ability to take on the shape of a body profile and assist with pressure, they are Pocket coils, Offset coils, Bonnell coils, and Continuous coils.”

However I read in one of our previous posts that it is actually the least durable.

“I would also tend to avoid pocket coils as they tend to be the least “durable” of the innerspring types.”

Essentially, I’m just trying to find the most cost- efficient mattress fœ the best quality.

Hi brannen,

I started a new thread for your post since I realized that I didn’t have a separate “Los Angeles” thread and this will make it easier for others to find.

There are more mattress manufacturers in California than any other state … and there are still several dozen “mom and pop” shops with no websites that I haven’t had a chance to talk with. There are some very good choices within about 50 miles of you however with some great quality and value …

https://www.flexuscomfort.com/ Covina. Local factory direct manufacturer who makes a range of high quality mattresses, including latex component mattresses and latex/pocket coil hybrids that have great value. They are very knowledgeable and service oriented and are what I call “mattress people”. I am happy to have them as a member of this site and recommend them.

Nest Beding Studio City, Santa Monica CA. (and others outside the area) They are a member of this site and are knowledgeable, experienced, and transparent and carry a range of mattresses including latex, memory foam, and latex and memory foam/pocket coil hybrids. They have also put a great deal of time and effort into carrying mattresses that are good quality and value. I have also talked with Joe the owner on many occasions and he is passionate about what he is doing and left a larger manufacturer that had a somewhat exaggerated focus on “green” mattresses to form his own company because he wanted to “do it right”.

http://www.gmmattress.com/ (not active the last time I checked) G & M Mattress 1943 N White Ave, La Verne, CA 91750 - superpages.com Commerce. Local wholesale manufacturer and has no showroom but will build a single mattress to your specs with any materials if you know the layering that you want and can pick it up.

http://airdreamsmattress.com/ Local factory direct manufacturer in El Monte. Makes mostly polyfoam or memory foam (incl 5 lb) over innersprings. Can order other materials if necessary.

http://paramountmatt.com/ Los Angeles. Local factory direct manufacturer who makes a range of mattresses (but they no longer make the latex hybrids that they have listed on their site)

http://www.samsmattress.com/ Commerce. Local factory direct manufacturer. Sells mostly wholesale but will sell retail as well. Will also custom build for a customer who is willing to wait. Good value.

http://www.melvincustomattress.com/ Northridge. Local factory direct manufacturer who will custom build using any type of material (latex, memory foam, polyfoam, innersprings) and also reupholsters mattresses. Good value here as well.

https://www.brentwoodhome.com/ Los Angeles. Factory direct manufacturer that makes a range of memory foam, innerspring, and latex hybrid mattresses. They also have some good quality/value choices.

http://www.manta.com/c/mmnn10w/isaac-mattress Bell. Factory direct manufacturer who makes mainly traditional and lower budget innerspring/polyfoam mattresses using 1.2, 1.5, and 1.8 lb polyfoams depending on the price.

FrontPage - ComfortPedicMattress.com Local factory direct manufacturer with stores in Rancho Cucamonga and San Dimas. They too didn’t seem as open and transparent about the materials in their mattresses and kept telling me stories about other people who loved their mattresses. Seemed somewhat higher priced compared to other local factory directs.

http://goodbedguys.com/ Costa Mesa. Local factory direct manufacturers. Making a range of innerspring and latex mattresses using high quality materials and a lot of cotton in the layering. Was impressed with what they told me and the quality of their mattresses. they have good value but are on the higher end of the range because of the cost of the materials they use.

Custom Made Mattresses - Costa Mesa, CA - Newport Bedding Local factory direct manufacturer in Costa Mesa. They have a wide range of one and two sided mattresses including latex, memory foam, innerspring, and hybrid mattresses that use good quality materials that they make themselves or in some cases are made by other independent manufacturers. Some of their higher quality mattresses are also in a more premium price range so I would make some careful value comparisons.

http://electropedicbeds.com/ or http://www.latexpedic.com/ Burbank, Garden Grove. Specializes in adjustable beds but also makes several good quality 2 sided Talalay latex mattresses and a two sided latex pocket coil mattress that would also be worth considering.

http://bedsetc.com/ Los Angeles, Studio City, Torrance, Gardena, Tarzana. Owned by members of the same family as Electropedic Beds and carries the Electropedic mattresses and OrganicaSleep and other brands.

http://www.selectabed.com/ Westlake village. Local factory direct manufacturer. Carries a range of good quality memory foam mattresses and latex layered mattresses. Mattresses are designed by Dr. Rick Swartzburg who I have talked with at some length and I like some of his design concepts and ideas and think highly of his knowledge and experience (see post #9 here)

http://www.customcomfortmattress.com Brea, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Orange, Pasadena, Westminster, West Hollywood. They are a larger regional factory direct outlet which makes some high quality mattress and use good materials and some hand building construction methods, and have a good reputation for quality. They also carry higher prices than similar mattresses made by other independent manufacturers though and I would make some careful “value” comparisons here.

http://www.berkeleyergo.com/ Ontario, CA. They manufacture a range of mattresses that use high quality materials including 100% natural Talalay latex, microcoils, and high quality pocket springs that can be customized before and after a purchase and are usually in a good “value” range. They are normally sold through a network of carefully selected and knowledgeable retailers in various parts of the country but the factory now has a showroom where customers with an appointment can test their entire lineup as well.

https://bannermattressonline.com/mattresses Larger factory direct manufacturer (Banner and Scorzielli) who carries other major brands as well. They didn’t seem as eager to talk about their mattresses as most independent manufacturers are but perhaps they do better in person. I would avoid the major brands they also carry and make careful value comparisons.

https://casper.com/la Los Angeles, CA. They make a single mattress that uses 1.5" 3.5 lb ventilated polyfoam, 1.5" 4 lb 10 ILD Memory foam, 1.5" 2.5 lb polyfoam with a 1.5 lb polyfoam core. They are usually sold online but they have a small showroom in Los Angeles so those that are local can test their mattresses in person.

http://www.pjssleep.com/. Los Angeles, CA. Factory direct manufacturer that makes their own line of high quality organic Dunlop latex mattresses. Also carries OMI, Savvy Rest, Natura, and Anatomic Global.

http://www.ergocomfort.com/ Retailer in Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach that carries Berkeley Ergonomics (which are good quality and have some good value) and a range of other premium mattresses that are also good quality but carry more premium prices as well including OMI, Savvy Rest, Naturepedic, Technogel and some ultra premium brands such as Carpe Diem and VI Springs.

http://www.snoozzzmattress.com/ Retailer in Thousand Oaks, CA. They carry Organicpedic, Naturepedic, Vivetique, and Diamond mattresses. Some good quality mattresses but make sure you make some good value comparisons since some of them may be in higher budget ranges.

http://goodnightbeds.com/ San Pedro and Redondo Beach. They carry Berkeley Ergonomics, Pure Latex Bliss, Stress-O-Pedic, and some Spinal Care mattresses all of which are fully transparent about their materials and may be worth considering.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/sleep-n-aire-mattress-factory-santa-monica or http://americanfurniturexchange.com/ . I talked with them very briefly (they had customers in the store) and they are a local mom and pop manufacturer that makes latex mattresses (mostly dunlop cores but will use talalay as well) and traditional innerspring/polyfoam mattresses. They are working on a website but rely on Yelp for now. They also carry some memory foam mattresses (which they don’t make themselves but which use good quality memory foam) and some Simmons mattresses (which I would ignore).

Dreamland Mattress | Mattress Man's Dreamland Blog Retailer in Covina, CA. They carry Spinal Care Bedding mattresses (made in Gardena) along with Stress-O-Pedic, Spring Air, and Spring Comfort. I have talked with Bruce the owner here and he is knowledgeable and experienced with mattresses and mattress materials and understands the importance of providing the specs of his mattresses. Well worth a visit.

http://cantoni.com/ Retailer in Los Angeles and Orange County. Carries a private label version of Berkeley Ergonomics (see this topic) along with Savvy Rest component latex mattresses and Vi Spring (ultra premium mattresses).

www.orthomattress.com/ Santa barbara, Ventura, and other CA locations. They make their own mattresses but they also carry some major brands which have poor value which is somewhat of a warning sign to me that their own mattresses may also be overpriced. They have not been the most forthcoming or knowledgeable about what is in their mattresses or the other brands that they sell and there is no meaningful information on their website about their mattresses. I’m including them for reference only not because I believe they would make a particularly good choice.

http://www.1stopmattress.com/ Retailer in Orange, CA. Carries Pure Latex Bliss latex mattresses and Stress-O-Pedic.

http://www.thefutonshop.com/ Los Angeles, Encino, CA. Carries a huge range of futons of all kinds including innersprings, latex, memory foam, polyfoam, and organic wool and cotton.

Some wholesale manufacturers that sell through retailers in the area that may also also be worth including in your research include …

http://maximmattress.com/ Local wholesale manufacturer in Commerce, CA. They are making some good quality mattresses including microcoils, latex, and memory foam and have a retailer locator on their site.

http://spinalcarebedding.net/ Local manufacturer based in Gardena, CA that also makes some good quality/value mattresses that includes latex, memory foam, and some very high quality pocket coils.

http://www.stressopedic.com/ Regional west coast manufacturer based in Ontario, CA that makes a wide range of a mattresses and is committed to being completely transparent about all the materials in their mattresses.

http://www.diamondmattress.com/ Local Wholesale manufacturer in Rancho Dominguez who is making some good quality and value mattresses but make sure you are able to find out the specs of the materials in their mattresses (see post #2 here). Has a store locator on the site so you can find out if they are available near you.

http://puretalalaybliss.com/retailers/ Wholesale manufacturer that makes several lines of latex and latex hybrid mattresses that are available at many retail locations across the country. Also has a retail locator on their site to check for any retail locations that are near you.

www.anatomicglobal.com/ Wholesale manufacturer of some good quality memory foam mattresses owned by FXI/Foamex. Has a store locator on their site to find out if there are retailers near you. It is sometimes difficult to find out the specifics of the memory foam in their mattresses so make sure you find out the specs of any of their mattresses you are considering so you can make more meaningful comparisons.

All of these manufacturers can provide you with a list of any local retailers that sell their mattresses close to you either with the retail store finder on their site or with an email or phone call.

The price of a polyfoam core and pocket spring core will depend on how the rest of the mattress is made and on the quality of the pocket coils (there are some very cheap poor quality ones) and the polyfoam (again there is a wide range of quality and price). Usually though … a pocket spring core costs slightly more than polyfoam because they require a more complex construction. Both are less than a latex core. Bear in mind too that a foam core usually does best with a solid foundation while a pocket spring will usually do best with a box spring (which can be more expensive).

Pocket springs work “independently” of each other and usually have more coils of a higher gauge (thinner) to conform better. While a quality pocket coil is fine for most people and often preferred for their feel and movement isolation … for those who are heavier they may not last as long (depending on the gauge and construction). Even here though … the weak link in the mattress is usually in the comfort layers not the innerspring and you are not in the weight range where this would be an issue.

If you are looking at a good quality independent manufacturer … usually the relative value between their mattresses will be similar … although value will vary between different manufacturers.

Usually … and assuming that like most men your shoulders are significantly wider and lighter than your hips … your biggest “issue” would be to make sure that there is enough softer foam in the comfort layer so that your shoulders can sink in far enough when you are on your side. This would normally be in the 3" range depending on the layers under it. The thinnest comfort layer that provides good pressure relief is usually best for alignment.


Thanks so much for your response Phoenix.

What do you think about the Tempur Pedic Cloud mattress?

Hi Brannen,

Tempurpedics as a whole are high quality mattresses however they are also significantly overpriced compared to other equal or better options IMO. The cloud series for many is more comfortable than the other 2 lines because of the use of lower density memory foams in combination with their regular memory foam. As in all mattresses though, how suitable any particular model may be for an individual would depend on their own weight, body shape, and sleeping positions and on what I call PPP (pressure relief, posture, and preferences). The only thing I would put out there as a caution is for those that are heavier in which case I would tend to avoid the use of the lower density memory foams as they will soften more rapidly.

So they are a high quality mattress … not great value … and suitable for those that don’t mind paying in most cases significantly more than they would otherwise need to and that take the time to “fit” the model to their unique needs.

I should also add that as of today https://www.flexuscomfort.com/ is now an official member of this site and while this “news” is only afew hours old and I will be adding an official welcome and their details to the membership list later tonight … I thought I should mention it now in this thread.

I have had several great conversations with Henry the owner there and he is exactly the type of manufacturer that this site was designed to help people learn about and discover. He is also adding to his existing latex options so that people will have more choices as he recognizes that latex is a growing and increasingly popular choice for many people. He is truly “mattress people” with a wealth of knowledge and experience and I’m happy to be able to add him to a growing list of what I consider to be the “best of the best”.


Hi Phoenix,

I went to this web site’s ( electropedicbeds.com ) location in Burbank, CA and tried out two of their many latex mattresses. I tried the regular firm 7" Latexpedic and the regular firm Electropedic 9" High Profile Mattress. They both felt almost the same except the 9" had more “plushness” as what the salesperson said. The salesperson didn’t inform me of the layer-by-layer structure of the 7" Latexpedic, but did so of the 9" High Profile Mattress.

9" High Profile Mattress (reversible)
Regular Firm: 1.1" ILD 24 5.6" ILD 28 1.1" ILD 24

What do you think of its structure? Are the comfort layers too thin?
I will call the store as soon as I can to ask about the structure of the 7" Latexpedic. I’m leaning towards it because it felt as good as the 9" and it’s $300 cheaper. I just need to know its structure so I can be more confident in my decision. Thanks

By the way, he said that both mattresses are topped with bamboo

Hi Brannen,

The latexpedic has 5.6" of latex which in Talalay would be quite thin for most people unless you were very light. This would be a single core of latex of a single ILD and wouldn’t have any individual layers. Whether it was suitable in terms of pressure relief and support though would depend on your weight distribution and sleeping positions. If you specifically tested the mattresses for pressure relief and alignment … then your testing should be the basis for your choices. A feeling of “Plushness” really is an overall subjective term and is not what I would be looking at in testing a mattress. Specifically testing for pressure relief and alignment is far more important and the layering that gave you the best of both would be your best choice.

I would also take a look at some of the other options on the list though or at least call them with a general description of the mattress you were considering to see what else was available in terms of value for a similar mattress. I would also consider a one sided latex mattress with a thicker comfort layer because as you mentioned … 1.1" of softer latex over the core wouldn’t make a huge difference (although it will make some) and you may be better served with a thicker comfort layer depending on your circumstances. Bamboo is a fairly common blend (usually with cotton) that is used in the ticking of many latex mattresses.

Overall … while they may be better value than what is available in chain stores … I would personally make some comparisons to some of the others on the list … before I made a buying decision. I would also make sure that if I was buying anything in an area where there was a member of the site (such as Flexus Comfort in LA) … that I would call them to see what they had to offer and include them in your options before purchasing anything.


Thanks once again for your input Phoenix.
I visited a retailer of the Diamond Mattress manufacturer just a couple of blocks from my home; it’s called El Sol Furniture. However, I didn’t get much info from the person (possibly manager or owner) because it seemed like he didn’t know anything about mattresses. I remember though something about one of the mattresses being “tri-zone”. What’s tri-zone and what do you think about Diamond Mattress’s latex mattresses? I also plan to visit their other nearby retailers.

Hi brannen,

Some of my thoughts about Diamond Mattress are in this thread. As a wholesale manufacturer they are certainly doing many things right and their site is very transparent.

Tri-Zone is a type of zoning where the middle third of the mattress support layers (and sometimes other layers as well) are firmer (to better hold up the heavier hip area and promote better spinal alignment) and the head and foot zones are a little softer. It can certainly have value for people who carry more weight area and tend to sink in too deeply and don’t have enough support there with other types of construction.


Great info Phoenix! I’ve used both your SD and LA based list extensively…checked out a bunch of them.

I’m considering purchasing the 9" latex from Flexus…100% natural dunlap 6" core w/ 3" natural tatalay ( “soft” ILD)…provides me w/ a lot of support and comfort.

Question for you: should I go w/ a slightly firmer comfort layer to provide me more longevity w/ that top layer? “Soft” ILD was nice…just concerned it’s going to degrade a lot quicker than if i go w/ something a little firmer. Can you speak to this in terms of what i should expect on a relative basis.

One additional comment: i tried a retailer who provides 4 different tatalay 3" layers. The Flexus mattress i described above seemed to give the same level of support and comfort for me as compared to the 4 layer mattress using (a firm, medium-firm, medium, medium-soft ILD layer configuration).

My thinking is that the 6" dunlap provides a very similar level of support to the 3 3" layers due it’s construction (solid 6"). Is this consistent w/ your experiences?

Hi Leary,

There are many “pathways” to the same “goal” when it comes to mattress layering. The primary advantage of a thicker mattress or more layers is that it provides a greater “range” of compression from softer to firmer because a thinner mattress will firm up (compress to a greater percentage of it’s overall thickness) more quickly. This can be an advantage for those who are a much greater weight than average or who prefer the differences in “feel” between the two (even if the pressure relief and alignment is similar). In general though … more than about 9" without a specific reason for making it thicker (because it is necessary with a certain design or layering pattern) is not necessary. It’s particularly unnecessary if someone can’t feel any difference (which would often be the case if the combinations of layers provided similar pressure relief and support). Usually the bottom layer of a 4 layer mattress would be either firm or extra firm and other than the additional “range” of response (which some may feel and many wouldn’t really notice in a “blind” test) … it would have the least effect on the mattress. Layer (or mattress) thickness and layer (or mattress) softness work together in other words and one can “compensate” to different degrees for another.

Dunlop is a popular support material because it has a higher “compression modulus” which means that it also has a wider range from soft to firm with deeper compression. This can be advantageous in certain layerings. Softer Dunlop will get firmer faster and “catch up” to Talalay that is a higher ILD as it compresses more even though it may start off softer with light compression.

I would need to know the specifics of both the Dunlop core and the 3x3" layers in the other mattress though (type of latex and either density or ILD) along with the details of your body type and sleeping positions to be more specific or speculate on why they may have felt similar to you but even this would only be speculation and not as important as the fact that in your experience (and many others as well) they would. Multiple layers of the same ILD would be slightly softer than he same ILD in a solid core of the same thickness (particularly if they were unglued) but if multiple layers have a multiple progressive ILD’s then this wouldn’t apply because the progressive firmness of the layers would have more effect than whether there were multiple layers or a solid 6" core.

In terms of the comfort layer … my focus would be on PPP (pressure relief, posture and alignment, and preferences) because latex is already more durable than other materials in any ILD and you sleep on the softness/firmness combination of materials more than their durability. Durability is only partly about the softness of the comfort layers and is inherent in the material itself (compared to any other material of similar softness levels) so for me … good pressure relief would “trump” making it firmer and possibly less suitable for my needs and preferences. The minor difference in durability between two “close” comfort layer choices would not offset the disadvantage of choosing firmer for the sake of durability IMO. If two layers were close to identical in how they seemed to feel and perform … then I would choose “firmer” between two otherwise equal choices.

Hope this helps.


HI Phoenix,

Thanks for the quick reply. Seems like the 9" from Flexus w/ the dunlop core / tatalay comfort layer seems to def. provide many people w/ the right level of comfort and support opposed to the 12" (4 - 3" layers)…would never have guess that but the posts i’ve read seem to confirm my testing.

That said, I’m considering going ahead w/ the flexus cal king 9" natural latex.

Specs are similar to what a lot of your other readers have purchased from Henry @Flexus.
6" dunlop core (31 ILD)
3" tatalay comfort layer (22-24 ILD).

I’m about 6"4, 215 lbs and my partner is about 6"0 150lbs.
We are both primarily “back” sleepers (80-85%) and side sleepers (15-20%).

Does this sound about right given our dimensions?

Hi Leary,

I would use personal testing, especially with Flexus’s help, as a more reliable indicator because my thoughts would be based more on “averages” than the personal experience or needs of any particular person but this would be a fairly “typical” layering for many people. I’m 6’5" and 195 for example and primarily a side sleeper and some back and this would be close to my preference as well. Dunlop has the advantage of having a firmer compression than Talalay so the odds are that you can “get away” with a slightly thicker comfort layer or a softer core than may otherwise be used for primarily back sleeping with other materials but overall this would fall “into the range” of most people with similar body styles and sleeping positions. the odds are fairly good that this would be both soft enough for your partner’s hips and for your shoulders on the side and still supportive enough for good alignment on your back.

Again though, bear in mind that there is really no such thing as an “average person” and your own personal testing with the help of an expert is always much more accurate than the more generic “theory at a distance” that I can offer.



Out of this list of La mattress manufacturers, which ones have all-organic latex mattresses? that’s what we’re interested in. And I could really use advice to learn how I can figure out if the claims for a 100% natural latex mattress is legit. There are so many that claim to be so but don’t seem to be true in the end.

I found Foam Sweet Foam online and they seem good. Any others? Any help or advice would be SO helpful!

BTW we started our search for 100% latex mattresses with organic materials by checking out OMI’s Organicpedic mattresses as well as Natura. We liked these but I had hoped to find a less expensive solution while still getting natural latex and organic cotton and wool.

I’m so glad I found this site and forum! It’s been educational browsing through these posts!

Hi essmith,

Assuming you mean “certified organic” … at this point there is only one company in the world … Latex Green … that produces certified organic latex cores. One other company … CoCo latex … uses certified organic raw latex to make their cores but the cores themselves aren’t certified.

Other than that … you will find 100% natural Dunlop and 100% natural Talalay (and be careful and specific here because some manufacturers call blended talalay “natural” and 100% natural talalay "all natural).

I’m not sure who carries certified organic or has it available (and if you want everything to be organic I would also make sure that the mattress cover and quilting was also certified organic) but a few quick calls should quickly find out. You can always tell if a mattress is 100% latex by looking on the law tag which will list all the materials by weight but it won’t say what type of latex so for this you would need to trust the integrity of the outlet you were dealing with.

The second post in this thread lists the better options in the Los Angeles area that I’m aware of including one of the members of this site. I also ithink highly of FSF.

There is great value in the LA area and I would suggest a local purchase because you have the best of both worlds … the ability to test a mattress locally which is more accurate and lower risk than an online purchase and great choices and value available.

The OMI and Natura don’t use all certified organic latex (they use Talalay and there is no certified organic talalay). Both of these are high quality mattresses (and the OMI Terra was one of my favorite mattresses that I tested). There are also many better value options available.

Are you looking for 100% natural or for certified organic? Post #6 here talks about the differences between blended, 100% natural, and certified organic latex.


Hi Phoenix,

I’m so happy that I found this site! You are an amazing person! Thank you so much for all your hard work!

This will be my first time buying a mattress. I’m currently in the middle of research and it would be awesome if I could get some feedback.

Step 1 - Initial feel

-Tried a bunch of different mattresses at Macy’s and Flexus’s
-I’m 5’11" and 175lbs
-Mostly back sleeper, sometimes side sleeper, rarely stomach sleeper
-Comfort layer: Going for latex
-Not a fan of memory foam, polyurethane, natural fibers, microcoils, or buckling column gel
-Support layer: Going for latex or innersprings
-Not a fan of polyurethane, air, or water

Step 2 - Comfort and pressure relief

-Going to go back to Flexus
-Picked 3 beds
-Spend 10-15 minutes on each bed
-Determine if I want 2" or 3" comfort layer
-Happy with the ILD 22-24 for comfort layer

Step 3 - Support and spinal alignment

-Going to go back to Flexus
-Picked 3 beds
-Spend 10-15 minutes on each bed
-Determine if I want latex or innersprings
-Happy with the ILD 31 for support layer

Step 4 - Durability/Value/Price

-I have a few questions here and would really appreciate your opinions
-Which has better value, the Flexus latex core or innersprings?
-How much more durable would the latex core be compared to innersprings?
-Is it true the Flexus latex is mold, mildew, bacteria, dustmites resistant?
-Am I going in the right direction of my mattress buying journey?
-Any general advice?

Any comments, opinions, feedback, questions, critique, are all welcome. Please let me know. Again, Thank you so much for your time and I’m sorry for any inconveniences.


Hi jchiu003,

I can see that you share similar preferences to me… and these are the same choices I would make on a personal preference level.

The only challenge of this step is that at Macy’s they can’t generally tell you what is in their mattresses but at this stage you are only looking for the overall “feel” so they can certainly be part of your “playground” :slight_smile:

This would put you in the “average” range of what would work well for most people.

This also seems to be in a reasonable range.

I don’t know the details of their innerspring but in terms of material cost generally latex will be more costly unless the spring is a much more premium version than you would usually find.

While neither would be the “weak link” of a mattress and would probably outlast the comfort materials … as a material latex would generally be more durable.

Flexus buys their latex from the same sources as other manufacturers and it would depend on the type of latex they used in the mattress. Post #2 here talks about the inherent anti-fungal nature of natural latex and why latex is also more resistant to dust mites. I have seen no evidence that latex is anti-bacterial and while I see this claim a lot … I have seen nothing to support it and it also seems to go against the evidence because when liquid latex is collected from the tree it needs to have a few drops of ammonia added to stop bacteria from spoiling it.

I think you’re following all the steps that are important … test for comfort, test for support, know what’s in your mattress to make meaningful comparisons, ask good questions, and deal with good and knowledgeable people … and you are doing all of these already :slight_smile:


Hey Phoenix,

Thanks for the quick and detail response!

[quote=“Phoenix”] I can see that you share similar preferences to me… and these are the same choices I would make on a personal preference level.

The only challenge of this step is that at Macy’s they can’t generally tell you what is in their mattresses but at this stage you are only looking for the overall “feel” so they can certainly be part of your “playground” :slight_smile: [/quote]

That’s awesome! I’m honored to have similar preferences as you! =D

But yeah, I completely agree. The guy I spoke to at Flexus was much more knowledgeable and helpful compared to Macy’s

I see. I really like the bed at Flexus much more than Macy. When I go back to Flexus I’ll ask if I can try different ILDs. I have a question about ILDs. I like to visit foamsweetfoam too and I’m wondering if a talalay ILD 22 at Flexus would feel the same as an talalay ILD 22 at foamsweetfoam? Would there differences between manufactures? or is it more standardized?

[quote=“Phoenix”]I don’t know the details of their innerspring but in terms of material cost generally latex will be more costly unless the spring is a much more premium version than you would usually find.

While neither would be the “weak link” of a mattress and would probably outlast the comfort materials … as a material latex would generally be more durable.[/quote]

That’s no problem. I’m leaning towards latex just because of the anti-dust mite properties. I’m going to do everything that is covered in the 2nd and 3rd steps.

That is great information! I really liked the anti-fungal post/article in the post. I learned a lot and it was all very interesting.

Awesome! I’m very happy to hear that! Any recommendations on other good questions I can ask? I usually have a lot of questions, but I can’t really think of any? Does that mean I’m almost to the end of my mattress shopping journey?

Again, Thank you so much for your time and I’m sorry for any inconveniences. I really appreciate the time you take to answer my posts!


Hi jchiu003,

I’d say it probably does :slight_smile:

Besides good testing … just the standard questions so you know layers and components in the mattress (type and blend of latex and cover and quilting details), making sure you are aware of all the options that each one offers in terms of exchange or adjustments, and any other questions that come to mind from your normal conversations with them.

The goal is always to narrow things down so you have eliminated all the worst choices and are choosing between “good and good” which is clearly what you are doing. At that point it really boils down to all the objective, subjective and even intangible factors that are the most important parts of your own “personal value equation”.


I just want to thank you all so much. My mom has had some health issues that made her need an adjustable bed. My mom is used to buying her appliances/beds at Sears and promptly bought there, as she has been so uncomfortable for so long…just wanted to get it done. Something about the quick purchase didn’t sit right with me, I had heard some kind of reviews before. So last night I looked all over the place, researching reviews, and ended up on this site. My mom has a lot of allergies, and needs good support for her back. It would have been so upsetting to all of us if (a) the new bed made her health issues worse (b) she had to deal with the customer service issues if/when she decided to return the bed later on ( buying through a retailer like Sears). She has enough to deal with as it is.

We followed links on this board to a couple of retailers here in Southern California (orange county) and visited them today, tried out beds the way you all recommended… They were so knowledgeable and helpful! I feel like we dodged a bullet thanks to you all. Cancelled the Sears order. We’re going to end up paying more, but the peace of mind and quality of the product will be worth it for my mom.

I made sure to tell the store that we were referred to them by this site.

Thanks again.


Thanks for sharing your feedback :slight_smile:

Congratulations on your (or actually your mom’s) new bed/mattress as well and it would be great if you are comfortable doing so to give some credit to the store you ended up buying from so that others can benefit from your experience as well.