Okay so after spending several hrs calling and talking to 4 companies we narrowed it down to 3 of them.
I found it interesting that even though they asked similar questions etc…they seemed to have slightly different answers to what bed they think would be best for us.
Please remember that the ONLY bed we can try local is the PureBliss …Nature and Pamper
Nature has 6" core but 2 toppers…it is a level 3 which is considered medium/soft and is their best selling bed but felt (to us) firmer because of the 2 toppers (I am assuming) and would soften over time.
Pamper has 6" core but 1 topper and is a level 7 and considered Firm by them. The core is firm (firmer then the nature) but 1 topper and felt softer to us. This could be because of just one topper OR just being more broken in.
Both beds were not THAT much of a difference to me but I know I need a firm support for our weight but would like a softer top to support my hips and shoulders.
Here is what the three companies recommended. Curious to see what you think…although I KNOW it’s all subjective you have been doing this for a LONG time and could possibly nudge in a certain direction based on your opinion of each company or things that have seen or experienced in the past. I do not hold you accountable as …like you have said…what I feel is very different from another but any light that can be shed would be appreciated.
Okay onto the models.
SleepEZ: I talked to Sean and I tried to talk to him about different concerns but he didn’t seem very interested after he told me his initial thought of what bed we should get. What he recommended (13000) DID seem to make sense to all my research and the fact that it is highly interchangeable is very appealing giving us many options. Our problem is the price is a little steep for us. After mentioning the price… he then suggested the 10000 even though he just said that with our weight we should probably go with the 13000. He said we’d probably be okay and if we wanted to be cheaper that is the way to go.
He recommended the 13000 in the dunlap or talalay blend. Personally…with my research about OUR weight and Side sleeping I feel all talalay is probably better but he seemed to think the blend would support basically exactly the same. I was unsure of this but the 100% organic that they sell is way to expensive for us due that we have to buy the base too.
His suggestion was Natural Latex King at $2395 with a 1 Med, 2 Firm, and then 1 x-firm core. I thought this was a good recommendation due to our weight and being side sleepers but also wanting a softer top. I don’t want super soft and I know it will soften in a few months and medium tends to suit most people. I did suggest to do 1 soft, 1, medium, 1, firm and 1 x-firm and he said that was up to us but we also had the option of switching out the medium to a soft for $30. so I thought we should go with his 1st recommendation and then switch if needed. Our total cost is about $2775 which I find to be a little on the high side because I have seen plenty of 100% talalay for less then that. So …Cost…and the fact that it the durlap or blended (which I believe would end up being less supportive (or break down faster) over time then the 100% and the fact that he was the least helpful of the 4 I called…put them at the bottom of my list unless it would be that the blend would be more supportive. I DO very much like having 4 layers to switch around and that is a MAJOR plus because no one else has this configuration (that we looked at).
Okay so next is Brooklyn Bedding. Mario was the nicest and kindest of all 4 I called but his suggestion was totally opposite of what the other 3 had said. I talked about the Aloe but he did say with the kind of poly core it was he wouldn’t recommend it for our weight. The next was the 10" Total Core He suggested a firm 6" core and then a 3" topper that was a level 6 which seems rather soft to me. I also am concerned of just the one topper and it being too soft for us as time goes on and our weight softens it. The price tag as in our range at 2289.99 for everything but I was nervous because the only thing we can do is add a topper down the rd (but not under the zipper part). I figured I’d rather pay a little more now because I suspect this will be the case down the rd. I do wish they offered more variety in their layers and thicker beds (over all with more layers) to cater to heavier people. they seem like a wonderful company to deal with.
I then called flexuscomfort but seeing the pricetag of a 13" that had dunlap as the majority of the bed I quickly decided that it was a bit to much for that. they only have a 3" talalay. While dunlap is probably totally fine for most people …my research on here and on the internet leads me to honestly think…at our weight of just under 500lbs …230 and 240 that 100% talalay seems the best route and there are places that sell this…so we crossed them out.
The 3rd one in the mix is Mattress.net. Now…I felt Greg was the MOST detailed in his questions and seemed to be thinking the same way I thought (unless he was just following my lead and opinion). I did find him a bit arrogant (and seemed the most like a ‘SALESPERSON’ when he immediately told me I shouldn’t buy latexbliss (purebliss) whatever it’s called…because of their covers being not the best. He did say it was a very good price that they were offering but also agreed that $2500 store credit is a bit scary. I DO NOT like when someone tries to be negative towards another company. You don’t have to trash a company if you have full confidence in what you are selling. So that was a turnoff and it happened in the first 2 min. He also was a bit rude the way he kept saying things like “yeah…well you guys are big…really big…so you need good support.” While this is true he should understand that more sensitive people (about their weight) would have hung up on him or scratched him off immediately for talking like this. In fact …2 of my girlfriends I had dinner last night with told me I shouldn’t get from a company with a guy like that. Personally I was very upfront about our weight and talked openly to him so perhaps he felt a bit too comfortable. For over 20 years I worked customer service and marketing at our local ski resort so to be honest I am used to people saying stupid, obnoxious things and have developed a thicker skin and will not turn my nose up at good quality because of them rubbing me the wrong way. I only say all this to you because I KNOW you have developed relationships with many of these companies and if you have a chance to have a honest conversation about this you should because it could turn people away that could easily purchase from them. Not everybody has cookie cutter perfect bodies.
So…now that my “rant” is over :lol: Onto what we talked about. He suggested we do a custom bed.
King for 2000 +shipping+base etc…just under 2500 which is basically the limit for us.
He suggested a talalay base of 36 ILD or Dunlap 40 ILD but he would go with talalay because of better support.
Then we’d have a 3" topper and he suggest it be dunlap with a 25 ILD and then a 2" Med talalay with a 22ILD. Those 2 would be interchangeable. I couldn’t seem to reason why he suggest the dunlap topper instead of talalay and he never seemed to answer me. He was a little “iffy” on the price of shipping and kept saying he’d throw in 2 free pillows or waterproof cover or 5% off mattress which is around$100 …all this nickel and dime stuff doesn’t matter when you are buying something that expensive to me. I just want the TOTAL cost of the bed …including shipping and minus whatever small discount or free things etc… doesn’t matter to much to me because it’s nothing massive enough to care.
So these are the 3 beds we have. I can convince my husband to go with more $ if it looked like sleepez may give us a better ability to switch stuff around but would rather not. He is already cringing at the 2500 mark.
Just looking to see if you had an opinion of which could be a better choice…consider the Brooklyn bedding was fairly different in what they suggest . Or if I can take anything back to any of the companies or ask to change something that may fit us better. Once again…I just know that we need the most supportive bed we can get with being heavy and side sleepers BUT don’t want to FEEL like I am sleeping on a board but am willing to go 30 days to see how much something softens. I do know I want a topper that gives a bit more under my shoulder… (my worse spot) so I can’t have anything x-firm etc… which a medium or medium firm topper with xfirm or firm underneath as support seems to be the best bet.
I know this is a ton of info and you don’t have the time to go back to all the posts to remember the who /what / I am or looking for but hoping for a little insight. I am leaning towards the mattress.net based on price but sleepez is appealing because of all the different combos we could have.
tx!!! :cheer: I am done :lol: