I have an old Sealy Posturepedic queen size mattress, model Mira Loma II.
It has a Cotton Damask Cover, 782 High Profile Tempered Steel Coils, Heavy Duty Border Rod Edge Guard and Torsion Bar Boxspring.
It came with a 10/10 year warranty, and Yes, I still have the paperwork.
I bought it in 2002….I rotate and flip it regularly. It is, STILL, in good condition but could be a bit more comfortable.
What would you recommend?
You bought the last great mattress that Sealy made.
You'd be appalled to learn that there isn't a Sealy mattress, today, that's worth buying.
In 2003, just a year after you bought your two sided Sealy Posturepedic, they became one sided.
10 years later, Sealy was sold to Tempurpedic.
Every Sealy mattress made, today, is upholstered with memory foam...the worst upholstery material ever invented. There is no memory foam in the mattress you have, which is why it lasted for such a long time.
My only suggestion is to add a latex topper to your mattress.
Latex is and has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years...most comfortable and longest lasting.
A latex topper will absorb your body weight and greatly retard any further wear of your mattress.
You'll want to hang on to that mattress for as long as you can.
You don't want to buy a new mattress, if you can avoid it.
All of the name brands have been sold and all are now upholstered with memory foam.
None of them are of the quality they had once been.
Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
Here is a link to the Pure Bliss Natural Talalay Latex Toppers:
My boyfriend slept on a Stearns and Foster Edgefield mattress while on vacation.
He said that he had the best night's sleep he’s had in a very long time.
I understand they don’t make this mattress anymore.
Can you recommend an equivalent mattress made today?
Is there a place where he can try the recommended mattress before committing to buy it?
Thank you, Deb
The Edgefield was made when S&F was “The Cadillac of the Industry”.
They had been considered that for many decades.
They became nothing more than expensive junk as of January 2014, after Tempurpedic bought them the previous year.
Not only is the Edgefield a discontinued model, the entire industry went bad.
All of the name brands have been sold and all are using memory foam upholstery.
It’s the memory foam that has caused a marked reduction in overall quality.
Most stores have gone along with all of this.
Most stores are a sea of mattresses upholstered with memory foam, because that’s where the profits are. Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing…and not under the terms of the warranty. They go bad quickly and you are stuck rebuying.
Most people don’t know that memory foam is the problem, since the industry and sales people to a great job of promoting it…making it sound like the best thing since sliced bread. The result is constantly repeating the mistake.
So, to answer your question, it is highly unlikely that you will find this mattress I’ll be recommending in any store near you to try. A google search is the best way to know for sure.
We had been a Sealy/S&F dealer for many years prior to Tempurpedic buying them in 2013. It was at that time we had to go shopping at the industry trade shows to find high quality alternatives that have NO Memory Foam in them.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring line of mattresses is what we found to replace S&F. In fact, the specifications of these mattresses exceed those of the old S&F.
There are 4 models in the Natura of Canada Greenspring line.
The Ultra Plush model is the most comfortable…without being too soft.
Because the components of these mattresses are of such high quality, they all feel firmer than their comfort designations makes them sound.
The S&F Edgefield was one of their firmer models.
A suitable replacement that will produce a similar surface feel is their Plush model.
Click on this link to view the Natura of Canada Greenspring line of mattresses.
Click on each model to view specifications and prices.
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