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I am shopping for my mattress. Comparing spring, latex, memory foam. I decided to stick to latex. It feels better.

For latex there is 2 type, natural and synthetic. Oftenly salesman will pitch that synthetic is no good as it contains petrochemical to make it. Salesman who is promoting synthetic will say natural is no good as it can sag over a period of time, warmer and firmer.

There is 2 process for making a latex bed. One is known as dunlop process which started by Dunlopillo. Another is by Latex International.

Naturatex, Getha are using dunlop process.

Omazz, Dunlopillo, Sealy, Simmons, Serta are using latex international. More info here http://www.latexfoam.com/

So as a consumer how should we choose then? Base on feel and price liao lor

Getha showroom is at Furniture Mall. Bed is made from natural latex. Feeling wise is slightly firmer for the 3 layers.

Naturatex is distribute by Luxnewhouse at Sungei Kadut. Bed is made from natural latex as well. Feeling wise not as comfortable as getha. 3 layers as well and it cost more than Getha. Luxnewhouse is also the main distributor for LG Hi-Mac solid top surface.

Omazz, it is a subsidiary of lotus and it is a local brand. Latex foam is imported from USA and because of the layers, they are assemble in Thailand before coming to Singapore. 4 layers is only for Singapore market. You can't find it in the website. Feeling wise, plush and comfortable. Our first choice. But...

Let's put brand aside. I'm focusing on material more than branding. Natural has it disadvantage as it will sag over a period of time. bobiang its natural. I will put the sag will come in after 5 years. It is also warmer and firmer due to the process of making it.

As for latex international, to make it more lasting, 20 years kind, more cooling and not so firm. they have to use the tatalay process.

Myself prefer tatalay process but the price is too expensive. I did thought of importing myself from http://www.flobeds.com which allows customization like what Live to Sleep offered by Courts @ Tampines but the cost is slightly higher.

To end my shopping hunt and learning, we decided to go for Getha, save the difference in cost and change the bed in the next 5-7 years when it breakdown on me. Who don't like new furniture? We do and don't find a need to use the same bed for 20 years.

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Let's put brand aside. I'm focusing on material more than branding. Natural has it disadvantage as it will sag over a period of time. bobiang its natural. I will put the sag will come in after 5 years. It is also warmer and firmer due to the process of making it.

Oh dear, didn't know about latex sagging procerss. I remembered the sales person mentions that Latex wouldn't sag. :(

 

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dexufto, which brand is that? natural or omazz? if its omazz most likely it will not sag

If my memory didn't fail me, it says natural latex.

It's a King Koil mattress.

Doc, you purchased Getha eventually?

Seems like you have done an extensive homework. Good on you.

 

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My current mattress is full natural latex. It doesn't lag leh although we have been sleeping on it for 3 years.

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dexufto, if im not wrong, yours is a spring/pocketed spring + natural latex. Where does king koil get it natural latex, i dont know liao

We haven't place our order yet, as we will only move in end of dec so wait till around nov period then order lor who knows maybe newer model + lower price from getha? :D

I just want to share my research with others so for those looking for bed, they can narrow down to what material they want then work from there.

jclew, full latex. Personally (no offense to others) that i prefer just latex not a combination. If I want combination, most likely i will go for dunlopillo.

The last quote I had is about $3.2K for a king size.

forgotten, good mah never sag but only 3 years i don't think it will shows any sign yet lah, what brand is that?

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dexufto, if im not wrong, yours is a spring/pocketed spring + natural latex. Where does king koil get it natural latex, i dont know liao

We haven't place our order yet, as we will only move in end of dec so wait till around nov period then order lor who knows maybe newer model + lower price from getha? :D

I just want to share my research with others so for those looking for bed, they can narrow down to what material they want then work from there.

jclew, full latex. Personally (no offense to others) that i prefer just latex not a combination. If I want combination, most likely i will go for dunlopillo.

The last quote I had is about $3.2K for a king size.

forgotten, good mah never sag but only 3 years i don't think it will shows any sign yet lah, what brand is that?

Anyone went to Kingg Koil sale? Till today 2nd August...

Grab myself a Sleep Perfect Super full-latex, pocketed spring 10" queen...

So any comment on that? Kindly advise.. thanks in advance

 

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Anyone went to Kingg Koil sale? Till today 2nd August...

Grab myself a Sleep Perfect Super full-latex, pocketed spring 10" queen...

So any comment on that? Kindly advise.. thanks in advance

May I know how much you pay for this mattress? Thanks

 

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May I know how much you pay for this mattress? Thanks

If u interested or consider its cheap can go down to Sungei Kadut King Koil sale, as today is their last day.

Retail price displayed: $2k++

Discount Price: $1.2k++

Amount I paid after all discount: slightly above $1k.

How's the pricing?

 

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If u interested or consider its cheap can go down to Sungei Kadut King Koil sale, as today is their last day.

Retail price displayed: $2k++

Discount Price: $1.2k++

Amount I paid after all discount: slightly above $1k.

How's the pricing?

syukur, pricing is cheap. Its worth it when it is comfortable to you. I'm not sure what kind of latex is this, looks to me it is natural latex using dunlop process.

Do take note that king koil do have tatalay process latex and it exist in their elegance, natural response series. Usually if you want tatalay process, it should cost you more than 3.5K easily.

More info here http://www.latexfoam.com/index.php?did=11

Please don't quote me as I'm no bed expert just like you, im a consumer as well and choosing my bed. Just sharing what I have found out.

 

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syukur, pricing is cheap. Its worth it when it is comfortable to you. I'm not sure what kind of latex is this, looks to me it is natural latex using dunlop process.

Do take note that king koil do have tatalay process latex and it exist in their elegance, natural response series. Usually if you want tatalay process, it should cost you more than 3.5K easily.

More info here http://www.latexfoam.com/index.php?did=11

Please don't quote me as I'm no bed expert just like you, im a consumer as well and choosing my bed. Just sharing what I have found out.

Syukur, I was eyeing on the same piece, it's the last mattress on the left before the table right? The queen size displayed the discounted price at $1299. Wanted to go with a storage divan that will bill up to $1.6k+

Eventually we choose Rosedale 11", displayed discounted price of $1750. With storage divan, just above $2k. :D

IMHO, this Kingkoil sale is worth considering (today's last day), been looking ard HN, courts, bedz.

cheers.

Dr.Anarchy So, why would Dunlopillo not stick to dunlop process, which started by them but obtain from tatalay process? Old technology?

 

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Anyone went to Kingg Koil sale? Till today 2nd August...

Grab myself a Sleep Perfect Super full-latex, pocketed spring 10" queen...

So any comment on that? Kindly advise.. thanks in advance

Your Sleep Perfect is full-latex topper, it is a combination mattress. If its full latex mattress cannot be so cheap. I just wonder how thick is the topper? Is it better than the Dunlopillo New Duchess? Price about the same.

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dexufto, I don't know leh but from marketing perceptive, when your competitors are offering something that you don't have in your product list, the CEO will just tell the kakia "look everybody is having tataley latex, we must have also, you go and design one model to have that"

Imagine dunlopillo's CEO and king koil CEO playing golf one day, dunlopillo's CEO says "look at me, we just launch this new tatalay bed, sales volume shoot up, this year bonus confirm kao kao! So do you have this latex series where all consumers are looking for?" If king koil dont have sure **** xia suay one. So next day, he sure go back and tell the kakias better do something about it. People have, i also must have. :P

If you notice no matter which bed brand you go to, confirm have spring, pocketed spring, memory foam, latex be it dunlop or tatalay process.

All of them doesn't want to lose market share so in order to stay competitive, you have, I also must have

Side track a bit, the latest ipad as well. Do you think RIM (blackberry), microsoft, asus, etc will just sit down and let apple makan all their market share? Very soon you will see the market flooded with something similar or better than ipad. Monkey see monkey do even it is not their strength in creating it. :D

 

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