It’s that time of year again when we mess with the clocks and induce jetlag without having to cross the international time line. And all those ghouls, goblins and Halloween bug-juice complicate matters. Some melatonin
There certainly is a cornucopia of information available to the shopping public on latex mattresses. There are national, regional and local brands. There are national, regional and local brick and mortar retailers selling latex mattresses.
OK you just spent what feels like a bloody fortune for a new mattress, because the last bloody fortune you spent a few years ago didn’t seem to meet your expectations. What is it that
Do the number of coils in an innerspring mattress make you sleep any better? Thankfully, I don’t hear this as much as I did a few years ago. The premise of the argument is that
Amongst the questions consumers have when shopping for a new latex mattress, one of the biggest choices is choosing the correct size. Is the purchase for you and your sleeping partner or is it for
This is the quite the question considering all types of mattresses that are out for consumers to choose these days. Let’s look at the choices… Traditional innerspring mattresses. This list is even quite long and
The new kid on the block vs. the original specialty bedding product. Interesting question, let’s get started to see if we can uncover any definitive answers. Perhaps the best way to do that is to
There are many ways to buy a mattress these days. Traditionally going to a brick and mortar retail store has been where most people bought their mattress. However today many are going online to make
There are more than a dozen manufacturers of latex mattress cores that I am aware on planet Earth. There are two making Talalay Latex, at least 10 manufacturing Dunlop Latex. A couple of these make
As a 30 year plus industry insider I am amazed at how much technical information is available on online blogs and informational websites that discuss technical details such as ILD (Indention Load Deflection). First off
I am all for making informed decisions when it comes to spending my hard earned money for a consumer item. The better question would be what do I need to know to do so and
We recently completed a yearlong field study to determine if trying out a mattress prior to purchase is a good indicator of the firmness that will satisfy the customer. The study compared customers who tested
At Spindle, we sometimes get calls from customers who claim their mattress is causing them pain. That’s something I can relate to. I woke up this morning with a stiff neck, sore shoulders and a
E-commerce has changed the way that people shop for nearly everything from electronics to cars to real estate. Mattresses, however, is a category that people prefer to shop for in a brick and mortar store.
In a previous post I told how my wife and I put our new mattress together. Here I’ll give some observations about transitioning to latex from an innerspring mattress. Prior to our Spindle we were on
One of the perks of working for Spindle is that employees get a free mattress. I’ve been working with the company since September and trying out beds in our showroom, but I only took
I'm writing this from just outside Boston on the day after a pretty big snowstorm. We got hit with a solid 20" of snow at our house, drifting to nearly four feet in places. There
What I mean by it depends is what is the makeup of the cover, quilting foam, FR solution or fiber used in the cover on top of the latex. Most latex is constructed with air
Many latex purest may think there is no point in putting a quilted layer on the surface of a latex core. The argument is that it is the ultimate comfort layer and should be
With great regret, we have decided to no longer offer synthetic latex in our mattresses. The tidal wave of information on the interwebs is too much to overcome. People just want a natural latex
Have you heard mattress retailers make this kind of claim? We will beat anybody’s price on the same product or your mattress is free! Buyer beware. If it sounds too good to be true it
Simmons, Sealy and Serta are the largest manufacturers of innerspring mattresses in the United States. These manufacturers along with Tempurpedic control over three quarters of all mattress sales in the US. For the sake of
ILD is a measurement of firmness or compression. It is a measurement of how much weight it takes to compress foam. Technically it is how much weight it takes to depress an 50 square inch
I am not sure if everyone looking for latex realizes that there are two different ways to produce Dunlop process latex. The original Dunlop process latex was produced as far back as 80 years ago.
Talalay process latex was developed in the early 70’s and was pioneered by the new startup company Latex International. It really helped bring back latex to the forefront as a raw material used in mattresses.
The first latex for mattresses was produced in 1931 using the Sodium Silicoflouride process which became known as the Dunlop Process. It was named this because it was developed by The Dunlop Rubber Co. in
These two branded mattresses are certainly the two most iconic names ever in the mattress business. Also the top selling mattresses of all time. However, there are many notable differences between these two products. I
These two brands of specialty mattresses are probably the hottest new mattress products of the last few years. The meteoric rise of Tempurpedic, the company that made visco elastic foam or as it is better
The answer to this most likely lies in your individual needs. Buying one of these highly recognized brands of mattresses certainly puts you in smack dab in the middle of where the masses buy their
From a consumer’s point of view there are at least three types of latex that manufacturers use to describe the foam used in their products. Natural latex foam: Natural latex is produced from the sap