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[quote]I went into the store to test them out today and they both feel relatively the same except the latex seems to be a little less “plush”, which I like.
They’re not too far in pricing but I do want to get your opinions on them re: quality, build, etc. before I pull the trigger. At this point I’m leaning towards the latex one.[/quote]
Congratulations on your mattress shopping journey! I am glad you were able to get out and test mattresses despite the ongoing Covid restrictions. One of the advantages of trying mattresses locally is that you can try many different types and styles and combinations of materials and components and firmness levels and compare them to each other in “real-time” based on your actual experience rather than just “theory” instead of trying one online mattress at a time and not knowing how it compares to the other mattresses that you could have tried or purchased instead. Comfort/pressure relief and support/alignment are the two most important functions of a mattress and the only way to know for certain whether any specific mattress will be a suitable choice that provides you with both.
While nobody can speak to how any specific mattress will “feel” for someone else or whether it will be a good “match” in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) because this is too subjective and relative to different body types, sleeping positions, and individual preferences, sensitivities, and circumstances and you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress … outside of PPP … you are correct to focus on the quality of the mattress you are considering which is the next most important part of the value of a mattress purchase. Quality and durability is all about how long you will sleep well on a mattress. This is the part of your research that you can’t see or “feel” and assessing the durability and useful life of a mattress depends on knowing the specifics of its construction and the type and quality of the materials inside it regardless of the name of the manufacturer on the label or how a mattress feels in a showroom or when it is relatively new so I would always make sure that you find out the mattress specifications you need to know] so you can compare the quality of the materials and components to the [url=https://mattressunderground.com/our-articles/mattress-durability-guidelines-how-long-will-a-mattress-last]mattress durability guidelines here to make sure there are no lower quality materials or weak links in a mattress that would be a cause for concern relative to the durability and useful life of a mattress before making any purchase.
It always makes me a bit suspicious when I see a mattress advertised as “organic latex” when in fact is has just 1” of latex out of its total thickness. This being said they do no list any of the information that would allow you to make a more informed mattress purchase.
[indent]The GALAXY ecoRest Certified Organic Latex Medium-Firm Pocket Coil:
Quilting layer: Organic cotton fabric, quilted
Comfort layer: Unspecified amount of polyfoam, 1” Cool Gel Foam and 1” organic latex
Support layers: 1” high resilient foam
Mattress core: 9” high loft pocket coil with foam encasement
The GALAXY Pocket Coil Euro Top Medium-Firm Mattress components break down to:
Quilting layer: .75” high density foam with 10 oz polyfoam
Comfort layers: VLS Cool Gel Memory Foam, 2” comfort foam
Support layers: 1.5” stability support foam
Mattress core: 1000 hi-loft pocket coils[/indent]
I’m not sure what you’ve read since you found the site but just in case you haven’t read it yet … the first place to start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial here which includes all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choice … and perhaps, more importantly, know how and why to avoid the worst ones.
Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you’ve read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best “match” for you in terms of “comfort”, firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn’t turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the “value” of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on all the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase if your choice doesn’t turn out as well as you hoped for).
I hope this paints a clearer picture of how to move forward with a better way to approach mattress shopping and if you have more specific questions I or any of our Expert Members here would be happy to assist you.