OK … some more comments about the Eads Brothers mattresses,
-Uses 1" of latex foam right below the quilting layer. It is Talalay Latex
This is a good quality material.
-Has an insulator pad and a 1" piece of convoluted foam between the coils and the Latex Foam. 1.5 18 Conv foam. (The same as the resound.)
I’m glad to see the insulator pad (to prevent the foam from compressing into the gaps between the low coil count innerspring).
1.5 lb density is on the low side for convoluted foam (which is less durable than non convoluted because it has less material).
In general … and looking at the mattress itself (which is a Eurotop) … it appears to me that there are more layers missing and there is more “stuff” than just the 1" of latex, the 1" of convolute, and the innerspring (a “value priced” offset verticoil) and an insulator. This only includes 2" of foam which doesn’t seem to be enough to fill the eurotop much less what is in the quilting or the main body of the mattress. Since we are already at an inch of foam and and any other polyfoam needs to be added into the picture to find out how much low density polyfoam and synthetic fiber is in the mattress and quilting, not to mention the foam encasing (which is OK but a budget cutting way to make the edges firmer) … I would probably drop this one. Once it gets too difficult to find out what I want to know or things don’t “add up” … I generally move on.
As a side note … I generally ask for the price “mattress only” so that the variables of the foundation aren’t added into the mix of comparisons.
Because this is made by a Chinese company and because the Chinese make some good quality as well as some poor quality materials … I would hold this to a much more specific and higher standard of “knowing” what was in the mattress.
Seems to be a high quality zoned pocket coil with higher than average turns and a good coil count. Also foam encased which is OK but a way of cutting costs. At least it has a border rod (edge firmness and keeps the shape better).
FR fiber (who knows what is added to make the synthetic polyester fiber fire retardant.
.5" 1514 palm foam … OK for a quilting layer (better than 1.2 and not too thick). This is “Palm Foam” though which means it has some filler material in it (palm fibers) which can lower the durability of the foam and give it a false density. This is done as an inexpensive way to change the characteristics of the foam (make it stiffer/firmer, higher ILD, more resilient, cheaper etc).
Stretch ticking (which is good but probably synthetic fabric or it would say).
1" Dunlop latex. Doesn’t say if this is blended with synthetic or 100% natural (which I strongly prefer in Dunlop).
2" 1817 convolute (1.8 lb density 17 ILD). This is “OK” … see previous comments about convoluted. It’s also under the Dunlop which puts it lower in the mattress and makes it compress a little less which increases durability.
1" 1518 convolute. Lower density but also lower in the mattress. A way to use lower quality materials and “get away with it” because they are a little less prone to compression.
1.5" 1.2 lb 20 ILD polyfoam. Very low density/quality
Border foam is on the sides for FR purposes and not a significant part of the performance of the mattress.
total foam = 1.5" + 1.5" + 2" + 1" + .5" = 6.5"
Innerspring = 7"
Total height should be about 13.5" plus the thickness of various fabrics and fiber.
It says the thickness is 14.5" so we know we have it all.
Overall though … while this has a good zoned innerspring … there is too much lower density/quality foam in it for me to seriously consider. If I was to consider it … I would want to make sure that any foam used was CertiPur certified. While most North American produced foam is safe (although I would avoid FR synthetic fibers and foam) … I would definately make sure that any non North American foam was certified by a reputable organization. this would also be very soft with a lot of soft foam over a fairly soft innerspring (although the middle area is firmer which is good).
Again I prefer mattress only prices but I’m not particularly excited about either of these.