Choosing a Slumberland Mattress
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Slumberland may bring a couple of things to mind, depending on which side of the Atlantic you are based. In the US, Slumberland is the name of a furniture retailer that has been operating since the 1960′s; however, in the UK Slumberland is a well-established mattress manufacturer that has been in business since 1919. Here we concentrate on the latter and take a look at the Slumberland mattress collection.
Slumberland is now part of the Hilding Anders group, which is the largest bed group in Europe. They originally made their name making fine quality pocket-spring mattresses and divan bases and this has continued in modern times – their Pocketed Posture Springs are used in their models, each row of springs being encapsulated within its own continuous pocket. They have also lead the way with a number of design innovations in their mattresses, with the release of the no-turn sprung interior mattress, and in their divans, with the introduction of drawers for extra storage space. More recently they have started to use 100% bamboo covers on selected mattresses in a move to make the company more biodegradable, sustainable and eco-friendly.
Looking at their mattress collections, we see 4 major ranges of mattresses – the Seal, the Memory Collection, the Latex Collection and the Posture Flex Collection.
The Seal Collection incorporates 3 standards of Slumberland mattresses – the Gold, Silver and the Bronze Seal models. The top-of-the-range Gold Seal mattress features 2700 pocket-springs with a mini pocket-spring system also incorporated. The upholstery layers feature natural wool, silk and Dunlopillo latex for a very luxurious feel that tops of the support of the inner-coils very well. The fabrics used to finish the mattress are filled with friendly micro-biotic micro-capsules that keep the mattress breathe-able, allergy-free, healthy and fresh. The mattress does not have to be flipped, so maintenance is very easy with some rotating every now and again. The Silver Seal is almost identical, but features 2300 coils and natural cotton and wool fabrics with reflex foam in the filling rather than latex; the Bronze Seal features 1900 pocket-springs and cotton and wool upholstery fabrics.
The Posture-Flex Collection features 9 Slumberland mattresses in total, ranging from the high-end Topaz to the Shannon. These mattresses are a step down from the more luxurious Seal collection. The Topaz features 800 pocket-springs and is memory foam encapsulated for support from edge-to-edge and the upholstery consists of wool which provides natural spring. Like the Seal range the Topaz requires no flipping. At the lower end of the Posture-Flex collection, the Shannon has 500 pocket springs but this mattress needs to be turned every 6 months for best performance and longevity.
The Memory Collection has 5 mattresses combining different densities of pocket springs (from 800-1200) with Contour Flow Memory Foam, which improves airflow and reduces pressure points by conforming to the body shape and spreading the weight across the mattress. These mattresses all use 100% bamboo covers; the mattresses are foam-encapsulated and do not need to be turned. The divans for these beds, like in other collections from Slumberland, have optional drawers available which can be built-in.
Finally the Latex Collection features 3 mattresses combining the quality pocket springs you expect from Slumberland with a layer of Dunlopillo latex that provides great air-flow and luxurious comfort. Many of the other features are similar to those described above in the Memory Collection.
Overall then there is something for everyone in the Slumberland ranges, where you can opt for a traditionally crafted pocket spring mattress using all the tried and tested methods of mattress-making or combine modern materials with that know-how to get the best of both worlds. All of their mattresses are backed with a twelve year warranty.