Hello! Thank you for the wealth of info posted here. I’ve searched the forum and read many postings but I don’t recall seeing a definitive answer to my “support” wonderings. It might be an apples & oranges situation where it’s just two different paths but I would like any feedback you have.
I am looking at mainly 2 different queen mattresses from Lapensee. I included findings from Hardy’s & Dauphin in case someone else is looking at them.
Comfort collection - elegance ($1700 | $2100)
- a good quality soy or latex foam ($1700); better quality foam ($2100)
- guarantee 15 | 20 years;
Luxury Collection ($2700)
- their highest quality soy/latex foam; (highest quality of all materials used)
- has coils with more “turns” (20% more wire) to make it more responsive
- best quality gauge of steel wire across theirofferings
- they make their own springs
- guarantee 20 years;
With Lapensee mattresses:
if it compresses within normal range you can pay to have the padding replaced if it bothers you; outside the normal range/any defects - customer has a choice of requesting it fixed or apply a residual value credit towards a new purchase.
- not sure yet price range to pay for padding replacement
- residual credit option is interesting as if it lasts 70% of it’s life you can choose a credit to get a small discount on a newer potentially better materials/designs. However if the mattress doesn’t last 50% of it’s life then I would buy again from them.
All options were comfortable.
I have had 2 back procedures so spinal alignment & support as a side sleeper (occasional stomach) is super important. I am 150lbs; hubby is 210lbs
W.r.t the Lapensee, would the more/tighter turned coiled spring (12 vs 9 turns steel wire) really translate to a more supportive & responsive mattress for a side sleeper given that there is a thick comfort layer above it?
(The price tag is higher, but if the design really gives a superior support and better spine alignment over a 10+ year span the extra cost is ok for us.)
How does 3lb soy foam (20% soy) compare to latex (talalay) foam with respect to hamocking?
#3 - we’ve now eliminated Dauphin (the micro coil option - below) but I would still like to know: does the micro coil + 1" latex design provides the same “conforming support” given by a thicker soy/latex foam layer?
Assumption w.r.t longevity
Since Lapensee will replace the padding if it sags (factory is close by) & the mattress is flippable the less durable latex is a wash against the more durable microcoil.
Dauphin Sapphire 2 ($2600 reg; On sale could go as low as $1600)
- micro-coils and 1" layer of latex
- NO Flip
- Warranty 20 years; Dauphin does not fix mattresses. If something goes wrong in years 0-5 they make you a new one. 6+ years they give you a residual credit.
[ we eliminated them b/c of the warranty ]
(Queen is around $1700)
- pocket coils with customizable firmness and foam top.
- no micro-coils or coil variety
- Gaurantee 20 years; Similiar to Lapensee w/o residual value buyback.
[ we eliminated them only b/c we could not sample the one we would be buying and wanted to minimize after sale back & forth; they have minimal innerspring (lots in foam) samples in store to try out ]