We went to a store today that had a Pure Latex Bliss Talalay topper - salesman knew nothing, as in he knew even less than I did before finding this forum, which was pretty pathetic.
The topper was the 2" topper, and all I could learn about it is that the law tag read “100% natural Talalay latex”. What I learned from lying on it - I had the salesman put it on the firmest of the PLB beds to try - is that I sank right thru those 2". I suspect the topper was either 14-15 ILD - everything I’ve read says PLB makes only very soft toppers. I don’t know if 3" in that low an ILD would be better, or just a little more different. They had a fairly good price on it - he said he could order a queen 3" topper for around $450 - but I’m certainly not convinced at this point that it would be the answer I’m seeking to obtain a bit more cushy feel and more pressure relief.
Before I spend any more $$, I’m going to have my husband bring up my old featherbed and sleep on it on the Dunlop mattress for a few nights, just to see what effect that has on the pain I’m having.
What surprised me was that the topper didn’t feel any better than it did. I expected to be more impressed than I was. I certainly wasn’t pulling out a checkbook and asking him to order a queen size 3" topper, although on the other hand I’ve not ruled it out.
I did try out three of the beds in the PLB line, and I was right - if I’d seen them first, it would have been the Beautiful model I liked best. I didn’t like it twice as much as the bed I bought, altho the price was nearly twice as much as I paid. I thought the Talalay latex felt a little different from my Dunlop mattress, but not as much different as I would have thought it would feel.
So I guess mission accomplished in that now I’ve at least laid on a piece of Talalay latex. But as far as helping me figure out a good solution to hip pain and shoulders not sinking in enough, I’m about as clueless as I was before making the trip.
Sometimes I find it hard to know when to start a new thread here and when to add to an existing one - I saw a thread titled about a PLB topper, but it had veered off in another direction, so I started this thread - if I’m doing this wrong, Phoenix, feel free to move me around. I feel like this is your “house”, in a sense, and we’re visitors.