First of all, let me begin by saying that I am very thankful for this site (although, it has made what I thought would be a simple decision process, much more complex!). My husband and I are currently living in Columbus, GA and are looking to replace our current coil mattress or “short bed” as he like to refer to it, with something more comfortable, spacious and durable. I am most interested in an all natural latex mattress. I haven’t been able to try one, but am so convinced that it’s what we “have” to have based on this site and my research. The problem is deciding where to get one… I have read several posts with options in the Atlanta area (Original Mattress, Velro, etc), which is about 2 hours from where we currently live. While this is definitely a possibility, it isn’t ideal and I wasn’t sold on the options they had available.
I also read a post (several in fact) where you mentioned a local manufacturer in Pelham, AL called Royal Bedding. I really liked the idea of a double-sided mattress, but they are almost 3 hrs away and don’t offer shipping. I think I could convince my husband to make one trip there… but I don’t know about a second trip just to pick up the mattress (not to mention the difficulty of transporting a king size mattress plus foundation back home). Do you happen to know of any quality manufacturers that are closer to Columbus, GA?
I’m currently considering an online purchase as well. While not ideal, it could give us what we are looking for as far as quality and value. Some of the places I’ve searched and like are Cozypure (love the beds, have a flippable option and carry the zoned core, but not sure about the price tag even though I do love that they are eco-friendly), Foam Sweet Foam (still deciding on the layered foam… but like that it will give some flexibility to an online order - would the 9" be adequate or is it worth getting the 12" for adjustability?), and Arizona Mattress Co. Thoughts? I know two are members and one would be. I just don’t know where to go from here… I’ve spent hours doing research and still can’t pull the trigger on buying anything.
Thanks for your help/thoughts
P.S. Just FYI, our sleep stats are as follows: I’m 5’6" 130 lbs. mostly side sleeper, at least to start off the night, although I do end up on my back and stomach. My husband is 5’11" 185 lbs. and tends to sleep on his back/stomach mostly. Our current mattress is a Simmons Beautyrest with pillow-top that I got back in college 8 yrs ago. It’s still in pretty good shape, but too small and a tad too firm. What would be your suggestion for a layered latex? I’m planning on calling the company’s as well to get their input.