Annette from Duluth wrote to ask, “what does coil density mean?” You may remember when you were little having your mother, in addition to admonishing you to “keep your shoes off the bed, also insisting that you never sit on the edge of the mattress. The reason why is because the old style mattresses of yore didn’t have anything in the way of edge support, so if you spent a lot of time perched on the edge, it would eventually crush down. Back then, some of the better mattresses had “butterfly” border braces installed along the edge of the coil unit to keep it nice and firm; and they worked reasonably well. Somewhere along in the 90s, Stearns & Foster, the Cadillac of mattresses, developed a new kind of edge support. It was a “hot poured, cold cured” epoxy-like encasement which surrounded all four sides of the mattress, thus providing support for the entire perimeter. Several years later, when virtually all mattresses became “non-flip,” (padded on only one side) this system didn’t meld well with the new design, so the folks with the pocket protectors and lab coats came up with a system of inserting rigid strips of very stiff Styrofoam-like planks near the edges of the coils unit just inside the first row of springs. Again, this design worked fairly well, except the rigid inserts were too stiff, so that when you sat on the edge of the mattress, it felt like sitting on the edge of a bucket, with the edge supports cutting into the backs of your thighs. Today, nearly every quality, name-brand, innerspring mattress has a less rigid, three inch wide band of high density foam that completely wraps around the coil unit. And this is where the term “coil density” comes into play. In order to maintain a standardized mattress size, some coils have to be removed in order to accommodate the three inches of edge supporting foam. Coil density is an honest way of expressing the number springs that would have been in the mattress before some were taken out to make room for the foam encasement; not the actual number of springs. Not only does this system maintain the integrity of the edge, but it also stabilizes the mattress, so that there’s less side-to-side movement, plus a supported edge provides an additional useable sleeping area, since you can creep out to the very edge, without feeling like you’ll roll out of the bed. Please visit gotomattress.com for the absolute lowest prices on premium, name-brand bedding…delivered free almost anywhere, tax-free! Or call us, (we love phone calls) at 1-800-385-8319.
In addition to the work I do for gotomattress.com, I also have spent nearly 20 years assisting mattress shoppers in showrooms in selecting selecting a mattress set. Many customers approach this important task with fear and loathing. I can’t say who many times they’ve remarked, “this is worse than shopping for a car!” Many of them make this far more complicated than need be through a lack of preparation and inaccurate information, usually obtained from the Internet or a cautionary tale from a friend or relative. So do a little homework before setting out for the stores. Ask your friends and family about their mattress shopping experience and their level of satisfaction with their selection of store and product. Collect a few ads from the newspaper to familiarize your self with prices, and yes, they’ll be higher than they were when you bought your last mattress set 15 years ago. Don’t be drawn in by the $399 queen set, even if it’s a name brand, unless you want it for display to fill the bedroom of a house you’re planning to sell, or you want to donate it to a charity. These “come-on” beds simply will not provide any level of every night support, comfort or durability. Figure on realistically spending around $600 or more for a decent, name-brand, approaching premium quality sleep set, with a 20 year warranty. An excellent choice of a gentle-firm, well made, basic mattress set would be our Simmons Beautyrest Classic Recharge Miki Plush. It’s made in only this one comfort level (no Ultra Plush or Extra-Firm, etc.). We will deliver it for free almost anywhere in the continental US…Tax-free! This same bed is shown under various other names, a common one being the Apache Plush, usually for another $100 or more. The value in this sleep set is that since it’s an opening level Simmons Beautyrest Classic Recharge model, it shares all the same core construction features as the more expensive Classic Recharge sets. Same Triton foundation (box), same 800 pocketed coil unit, foam encased for edge support and Simmons’ Air Cool technology for cooler sleep. As you move up the line to the higher priced Classic Recharge beds, you’re simply buying the additional layers of padding and upholstery needed to create additional comfort choices such as the Extra Firm, the Luxury Firm, the Plush and the Luxury Firm and Plush Pillow-Tops. Simply by knowing that the coil height (tallness) is eight inches, it’s easy to determine how much padding is on the mattress. The total height of the Miki is eleven inches. That’s three inches of padding layers over the springs. The most highly upholstered, luxurious mattress in the Classic Recharge line is the Simmons Beautyrest Classic Recharge Tysons Corner Plush Pillow-Top with five inches of better, more expensive padding materials. We have it in queen for $1228 for the queen size set. Bottom line: As you step up the line, you’re purchasing additional, and better quality padding. This is the case with every manufacturer’s line. Not complicated at all!
We are getting lots of questions about the new Simmons World Class Model names. At Macy’s There is a model called The Hollingsworth ,This same model on Gotomattress.com is called the Annapolis Place. The Simmons Beautyrest Recharge World Class Annapolis Place Luxury Firm Pillowtop is a great choice for someone that wants a firm mattress without sacrificing comfort.This super sleeper conforms to the curves and contours of your body, provides pressure point relief and increases freedom of movement throughout the night. Check out the specs on Gotomattress.com as well as the other comfort levels available.
If you enjoy a mattress that has a soft initial comfort with deep down back support, the Simmons Beautyrest Recharge World Class Trident Luxury Firm Pillow Top mattress is an excellent choice. This mattress has a two stage back support system consisting of the Super Pocketed Coil and the unique MicroCoil providing superior support and reduced motion transfer. This mattress also contains AirCool Memory Foam and the TruTemp Gel Memory Foam giving you a cool nights sleep. Another name for this mattress is the Simmons Beautyrest Recharge World Class Tillingham Luxury Firm Pillow Top.
I often get a call from a client who tells me that they stayed at a top-notch hotel and they loved the mattress. Some of the hotels even give you the opportunity to buy the same bed – new version of course – and get it delivered to your home. The price is usually well above what we sell the same mattress for, plus we offer white glove delivery service included with our price.
Here are the key reason you sleep so well at a quality hotel.
1. You are generally exhausted after a long and trying day of travel.
2. The linens, pillows and coverlets are extremely luxurious.
3. The mattress is usually less that 3 – 5 years old. Most 5 star hotels change mattresses every few years.
4. The room is usually very dark and quite, and you know you won’t have to make the bed in the morning. 🙂
Simmons Beautyrest make a series of Hospitality beds which are only slightly different from the ones we sell. Usually the difference is the cover is less eye appealing and it is treated with stain resistant products to keep it free from becoming unsightly.
Sealy and Serta beds are also available, the one version commonly found in the Raddison Chain are the Sleep Number beds at that are the air mattresses. We do not sell those beds and our experience tells us that many purchasers of those beds have buyers remorse after about a month on one of those beds.
If you fall in love with the mattress you slept on in the hotel. Take off the bottom sheet and mattress pad, look for the manufactures label and the law tag on the bed. Share that information with me and I’ll be able to determine which bed you love. Let us quote you on the price and you’ll find that we will be the least expensive option to buy the bed you love and offer you the best service in getting a wonderful nights sleep.
Be prepared to spend some serious cash on the Luxury Items – Coverlets, high thread count – high quality cotton sheets, and a soft, lightweight, thermal type blanket that will help keep you warm when its cold, and cool when its hot.
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Searching for the right Memory Foam Bed ? You should look at ComforPedic by Simmons.
The mattress world is full of choices. Tempurpedic, IComfort, Sealy Optimum, and a handful of cheap want to be’s at really ridiculous prices. Box stores that sell Memory Foam in a box for $ 250 – $ 700.00 Queen size are selling you foam that has no real comfort, no heat build up release and no longevity.
A set from any of the major brands that ranges from $ 1,200 to $ 4,000 (queen Size) is a pure breed bed. These manufactures have invested time and research to bring you a bed that they feel certain will help you get a great night’s sleep. The comfort level of these beds go well beyond anything that you can buy in a box. Don’t waste your money and go for a cheap imitation of the real thing.
Comfopedic is the real thing. You can depend on Cool Comfortable Sleep because of Air Cool Design and Tru Temp Technology. The independent support promotes proper sleeping posture and individual comfort with out disturbing the other person in bed. These beds provide pressure relief and give you body a chance to relax.
Let us help you find the right comfort level. You might want to consider the addition of a power adjustable base to help you with medical or health issues. Let’s talk about real comfort.
Current Models that all have different feels are the following ( April 2013)
- Advanced Rest – Firm
- Renewed Energy Available as a Plush or Firm
- Balanced Days – Plush
- Restored Spirits -Plush
Go to Mattress is a authorized direct dealer and we can offer free delivery, set up and removal to about 90% of the U.S. market. Our prices are the most competitive you will find and our service, reliability and customer support are all 5 Star rated.
We are located in Wilmington, De a sales tax free state.visit us at http://www.gotomattress.com