We have had our 21st Century Ultimate Visco Pillowtop Englander for 11 years. It was an innerspring with a very thicktufted memory foam pillowtop built in. I think to top is primarily made of memory foam (Visco). It has started to sag but up t this point had been a great mattress. We both love the softness “sink in” feel and what seems to be very high quality. Unfornately the Englander plant in Rome GA has shutdown and finding something comparable in the Englander now seems unlikely. So the mattress hunt begins. Before finding this website we went to Mattress Firm. The mattress we really liked was was the Stearns & Foster Emelie Rose. Similar to what we have now. After doing a little research and finding this site I realize that people consider it junk in terms of construction (not sure in detail why but several posters have said that). So I spend about 3 hours reading what I should be looking for and now I am educated. I see a list of recommended stores in Atlanta and head back out with my wife. First stop, “The Original Mattress Factor”. I mean it met that local/regional criteria and was suggested. But when I look at the materials based on this site I feel like I am back to junk! The latex mattress they had “Serenity” had 5"s of 2.75 lb poly foam surrounded by latex. The only positive is that you can flip it but this does seem to break the rules of this site in terms of the core. All the memory foams were similiar and the innersprings only had low grade poly foam in them.
After visiting 3 more stores I realize that although this website is very informative in defining the needle, it does little to help me identify where in the haystack to look. That being said I am hoping someone can help me identify a particular bed to check out that might fit our needs.
We apparently like a very soft (sink in bed). We seem to like a bed with innersprings with a soft memory foam pillowtop versus an all Memory Foam or Latex bed as those seem too firm for us. We are not “hot sleepers”. My wife is a side sleeper around 120 lbs and I a stomach sleeper 170 lbs so I don’t think we need a ton of support. In general. The all latex and memory foam mattresses seem to be too firm for us.
Is there a quality built mattress out their that might fit our needs that we can go check out. Our budget it up to $3,000 for a King (Would love to spend less though but I just want value for the money).