Put me in coach
My search for a new mattress started 3 years ago with a trip to Toby’s in Hendersonville NC. All I knew was I wanted a “Memory Foam” mattress and that Tempurpedic was overpriced. “No problem,” said the saleslady I have this equally good “Park Place” mattress at half the cost.
What a deal. I bought it and in less than 3 years I was looking for a replacement. The mattress was awful and ended up being the most expensive one I have ever purchased because of it’s short life span. Once again I was looking for a new mattress and that is when I found Phoenix on themattressunderground.com. I learned what every buyer should know before stumbling through the sales pitches. In fact as I now went from store to store I was amazed at a very common response to my questions, “I don’t know.” In the Hendersonville/Asheville area the competition for “worst store” was strong. I found two stores in Asheville that were less than 2 blocks from one another, that were my two favorites.
The first was “Sleep World”. There, a very nice saleslady, Katherine, showed us high quality mattresses and was able to answer all of our questions. “Sleep World” gets high marks.
We bought our mattress at “Colton Mattress,” a shop that manufactures their own mattresses on premise. The owner, Mike, was very helpful and had his staff bring various combinations of sleep systems and materials into the showroom for us to try. So what did we buy?
I liked a 5lb. memory foam bed that truly competed with the “Tempurpedic.” But, sharing the decision with my wife, we settled on a 32 ild, 6 inch Talalay latex, with one inch Bamboo quilt covering on each side. We stacked it on a 2 inch independent piece of HD foam. We are very pleased. Thanks to Phoenix and Mike at “Colton Mattress,” we got what we wanted. It feels good to buy locally produced goods made from American supplies.
Best of luck to all of you searching for the right mattress. Oh, and worst store? In my opinion, “Mattress Man.”
So now I am looking for the best pillow. Any thoughts?