I was on your site because there was a question on your blog from a guy replacing an old Stearns and Foster Plaza mattress. I had one from approx. 2005. We got it b/c it was very firm and liked it that way.
I recently purchased a PlushBeds Luxury Bliss latex hybrid in medium-firm (firmest it comes in).
Set it up last night and was surprised at how weak the coils are – the Plaza is way stiffer even 16 years later.
Overall, the first sleep last night was supportive b/c of the firm Dunlop latex but don’t know if I trust to keep this weak coil system, as edge support which reviews said was excellent is not even close.
Looking for suggestions for the Plaza replacement as the PlushBeds may go back during this 100 day trial.
We had been a Sealy/S&F retailer for many years, prior to 2013 when Tempurpedic bought both companies.
We stopped selling those brands at that time.
We then had to go shopping at the industry trade shows to find suitable replacements.
We chose Natura of Canada to replace the S&F line.
Their Greenspring line of mattresses, in particular, replaced the S&F coiled mattresses.
The specifications exceed those of the old S&F, in both, coils and upholstery materials.
The coil count is higher and the coils are quite firm, using double tempered steel.
The upholstery material is latex, (not made in China).
My wife and I have been sleeping on the ultra plush model for more than 5 years.
And despite each of us weighing more than 200 lbs., this mattress is still in like new condition.
The latex upholstery is very resilient.
In fact, we had to add a soft latex topper to that mattress for my wife’s sensitive hip.
All of their models are firmer than they sound, so be careful.
However, you can always soften the surface if the model you choose ends up being too firm.
I will give this mattress the 30 day required period but am likely to return and put one of the Greenspring mattresses on the foundation I purchased. If I do, I’ll reach out again to decide on which one.
Sounds like a plan.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
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