First I’ll preface this as saying thanks for providing this wealth of knowledge to us all. This website is a real gift when it comes to mattress shopping.
So I think I’ve narrowed down my decision to a Talalay Latex mattress. I’ve picked 3 vendors from the Membership list.
Arizona Premium Mattress Co (AKA Mattress.net)
Latex Mattresses On Sale - Latex Mattress Toppers - Phoenix, AZ
The Original Mattress Factory
Brooklyn Bedding (AKA Dreamfoam Bedding)
First, what’s your opinion on the different methods Arizona Premium Mattress and Brooklyn Bedding use to adjust comfort?
Arizona Premium Mattress uses a 22ILD Topper/Comfort Layer and then adjusts the ILD for the Core/Support Layer as needed. Whereas Brooklyn Bedding (basically, in most of their options) uses a 32ILD Core/Support Layer and adjusts the Topper/Comfort Layer as needed.
Basically, is it better to adjust the ILD of the Core or Topper? I thought (from my limited research) that you wanted a firm Core to provide needed support and then you could play with the Topper to obtain your desired comfort level?
Second, The Original Mattress Factory. It says they use Convoluted Talalay Latex as their Topper. How is that different from Blended Talalay?
Also, they put it on both sides of the mattress. One could think that would be a plus due to being able to flip the mattress/possibly obtain a greater mattress life. However, wouldn’t the weight of us sleeping on the mattress + the mattress’s own weight be bad for the Topper layer that ends up on the bottom?
I also noticed that both the Original Matress Factory and Arizona Premium Mattress use around a ~20ILD (17-21 for OMF, 22 for APM) for the Topper. Isn’t that too soft for most (I know that’s preference, but it still seems to be pretty far over on the soft side of the scale)? Although it’s less relevant to Arizona Premium Mattress depending on your answer to if it’s viable to adjust the Core ILD.
Thanks again in advance!