First thanks for this awesome site- I have read a lot of information, learned a lot, but not enough hence the reason for my post.
My wife and I started mattress shopping last weekend at a few Seattle area stores that this site recommended (budget $1800). Visited slumberease, Seattle mattress and tried to get into Seattle natural mattress but the owner was traveling to Oregon for a delivery. Slumberease owner was helpful and very calm and relaxed, almost too calm for me. *note this was before I even got into latex vs. spring vs. memory or even knew what ILD was. Anyway, so we tried a spring and a latex and I sure fell in love with the latex bamboo he had there, but my wife wasn’t completely sold, probably because she likes her beds soft. I told her that based on what I have read; latex is the way to go with the back problems she seems to complain about after waking up in the morning. Funny thing is going into the search I thought I wanted a memory foam, but latex sure felt good
Here is what we tried (King size)-
Slumberease: Only latex bed HD F/L bamboo cover 6c 1 tb (remember i went there before I read this site in its entirety although I still don’t know what all this means)
Seattle mattress: tried several, including their latex brand, but way over our budget. We did both like the feel of the Therapedic Kathy Ireland Euro Top Tranquility latex , but can’t find much on this)http://www.seattlemattress.net/images/tranquility01.jpg
Then I did the online searching and looked the Astrabed latex, but after coming back here I learned that they might not be the best choice.
This morning I looked at the matresses.net in Arizona and found the King All Natural Talalay w/Free Bamboo Cover Upgrade. Of course, it all reads well and it is right where my budget is and it is latex, but wife is skeptical. 1) the cover is zipper instead of sewn 2) what do we do with our current mattress 3) what if we have problems with it, they are so far away 4) 9 inches seems to small to her (her words, so not bragging ) 5) she wishes we could test drive it
Anyway, I am so torn as to what to do- I really like the latex mattresses, but they seem a little too pricey in our area. Any suggestions? I was thinking if the reviews on the mattresses.net latex mattress is good, then maybe someone in the area can match their price.
We live north of Seattle in the Everett area