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.
Keeping your mattress clean and dry will increase its longevity.
We recommend our Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector.
Where can I still buy the Stearns and Foster Tivoli Elegance Pillow Top mattress?
S&F is now owned by Tempurpedic.
Everything made for retail stores with a S&F label is loaded with memory foam.
Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing....not to mention the off gassing of the toxic chemicals from which it’s made....or the other negative side effect of sleeping hot.
S&F went from being “The Cadillac of the Industry”, to being nothing more than expensive junk, literally, overnight...as of Jan. 1st 2014.
So, what is the best mattress?
We had been a Sealy/S&F retailer at the time they were sold to Tempurpedic.
We dropped both lines at that time.
The highest quality mattress we could find to replace S&F is Natura of Canada Greenspring.
My wife and I have had the ultra plush model for 5 years, now.
It’s still in like new condition, despite each of us weighing over 200 lbs.
The Natura GreenSpring series combines the natural elements commonly found in Natura, such as wool and latex, but it has a specially designed pocketed coil system to provide your body with extra support.
White glove delivery is free and there’s no sales tax.
Delivery includes setup in your bedroom and removal of your old mattress/set.
Keeping your mattress clean and dry will increase longevity.
Use our Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector.
Magniflex Adjustable Bed Base. The Uno Smart adjustable base created by Magniflex is a product of German engineering that has been designed to provide our customers with the highest level of well-being with several benefits to ensure satisfied customers.
The choice of Duo-Comfort, (plush on one side and firm on the other side), is ideal for a guest bedroom.
I suggest the plush side for your son...and whichever side works for any given guest.
You have two options for your master bedroom.
1) You can flip that mattress over and add a latex topper.
These Suite Sleep Pure 100% All Natural Latex Toppers are currently on sale. Use the Coupon Code, sst10, at checkout.
These toppers are made with 2" or 3" of Pure Dunlop Latex. They feature a certified organic cotton double knit zippered cover that adds to the pressure reliving properties of latex. These latex toppers are available in your choice of comfort: Soft, Medium Soft, Medium Firm or Firm
2) If replacing your mattress, here is a link to the mattresses I’d recommend.
Neither has any memory foam. Both use a double tempered steel coil.
The Uno Smart adjustable base created by Magniflex is a product of German engineering that has been designed to provide our customers with the highest level of well-being with several benefits to ensure satisfied customers.
Of them, the Adara is the better. The Tulah is the softer.
Everything we sell comes with free shipping and no sales tax is charges.
We recommend using a waterproof mattress protector with every mattress.
Keeping the upholstery materials clean and dry will extend the life of the mattress.
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