I’ve been on the journey with all you folks. Quickly realized Macy’s and Big Box Brands aren’t for me, & that I wanted Queen-size & Latex, & that I prefer to buy local, to support a local business, and to be able to test. I’d always second guess something I bought on the internet, I think. This is my first mattress purchase since the last one I inherited way long ago.
Okay so I’ve visited the stores in my area (Columbus, Ohio). The Original Mattress Factory, TY Furniture, and Design Sleep. Ruled out TOMF pretty quickly. TY has 1 Savvy Rest and a bunch of Naturepedic. By the time I left I thought I preferred the Naturepedic EOS ($2K, latex and spring combo), the Naturepedic all latex ($3K), or Savvy Rest Serenity ($2.9K-3.9K), leaning toward the Naturepedic. These are Dunlop mattresses.
Design Sleep sells all natural talalay Berkeley Ergonomics the guy helped me to figure out which bed I’d need: the Queen 7-zone all latex, 7 on one side, 9 on the other, with a pillow topper. So this introduces zoning. Also I’ve been going back and forth on the topper because it seems scammy to me, but I was convinced at the store that my body truly likes it, because I really liked a particular mattress before realizing it had a pillow top. (In the past I thought it was just psychological, knowing it was there and it was supposed to be comfy). The mattress is $1950, topper is $525, and if I buy their slat system it’s another $550.
I’m also in the market for a bed frame so I haven’t figured out whether I’m buying systems in addition to a mattress.
At this point, I’m mostly looking for advice on Naturepedic vs. Berkeley Ergon (lesser extent vs. Savvy Rest)–thoughts on comparisons based on value, durability, etc.? Also any thoughts on TY vs. Design Sleep. And the sales people at each store basically promote the version of latex they use (Dunlop vs. Talalay), but at this point I’m just going on feel with that–right? All Latex vs. Latex/Coil–is it all about feel and preference? Finally, since I"m also in the market for a bed frame I could decide whether to get one that “needs” a boxspring/support or not. How do I think about that part? Also, what’s the deal with zoning? Does it work or is it a scam?
Also wondering whether it’s worth considering online MU members–specifically Cozypure and My green Mattress.
All thoughts appreciated.