I’m not TD-Max of course so I’ll let him answer the question you asked of him but I can add a few thoughts to some of your more generic questions.
[quote]Here’s the question: the price for a full was quoted at 2,199 for the mattress only which will go on an adjustable bed plus NY state tax its $2,394 a sleep ez 13000 is a total of 1,757.50 with the 5% discount… that a big difference in price!
Could I get a sleep ez mattress to mimic the feel of the one Latex Bliss? Latex Bliss also offers 20 year non prorated warantee vs sleep ez…[/quote]
The simple answer is “it depends on the perceptions, body type, and sleeping positions of the person” and for some the answer will be yes and for others the answer will be no.
A mattress design and layering is always the sum of all its parts and components which includes both the type and ILD of the layers and using different layers in terms of thickness and ILD means that any attempt to match another mattress can have variable results that depend as much on the person on the mattress as it does on the similarities between the mattresses themselves. In other words one person may say “this feels and performs exactly the same” while another may say “this is completely different”. There’s more about the different ways of “mattress matching” in the beginning of post #2 here.
In terms of specifics … you can see the specific layering of the PLB nature (new version) and the other models in post #2 here. There are a couple of differences between the Nature and the Nutrition including the order of the layers and the thickness of the layers (the Nutrition has an extra inch of latex in the top two layers).
As you can see … it has a top layer of 2" of Talalay (Talalay GL fast response) in 21 ILD, a second layer of 2" of Talalay of 28 ILD and a bottom layer of 6" of Talalay 36 ILD.
Some of these specific materials and layer thicknesses aren’t offered by SleepEz so you would have to follow an intuitive process to “translate” and “match” the two different designs. SleepEz for example doesn’t offer 28 ILD Talalay or any 2" layers in their 13000 (although you could put the top 2" layer in the 9000 model in the middle) and their top layer is also slightly different in terms of ILD. If you had a thicker 3" middle layer for example you could some what compensate for this by using a firmer material (such as 32) to make up for the extra thickness and this would feel similar to some people but not to others depending on how they sink into each mattress.
So if you are dealing with different layer thickness or different ILD’s then you would need enough experience to be able to intuitively predict to some degree what would be roughly equivalent for each person and no manufacturer would represent that it would feel or perform the same because there would be no way to know for certain unless the layers were duplicated. in terms of the cover … they would be fairly close and there have been some comparisons on the forum that suggested that the SleepEz cover was actually nicer than the PLB.
I should also mention that the quality of the materials in a mattress is much more meaningful than the length of any warranty because warranties don’t cover the reasons that most people need to replace a mattress (the loss of comfort and support that comes from foam softening). A warranty has little to do with how long someone can reasonably expect their mattress to last and is more of a marketing tool than an indication of longevity.
The bottom line is that SleepEz is better value by most people’s standards and they also have more flexibility in terms of making fine tuning adjustments after the purchase but there is no way to know for certain how close a particular layering of the 13000 would feel compared to the Nature except by actually lying on it … although I think it would be reasonable to say that it could be layered in a way that was “similar”.