Mattress America, located in West Jordan, Utah, should not be confused with several Mattress America stores – not all related to each other – around the country. The stores sell mostly major brand mattresses locally, while the firm in Utah is a manufacturer and online retailer of mattresses.
eco-INSTITUT, based in Cologne, Germany, started in 1988. It is an independent testing and verification firm which has gained a reputation for testing above and beyond standards set by governmental agencies in the European Union, Canada, and the United States. The focus of their testing is safety of materials in regards to content and emissions.
South Bay International has commendable design innovations in the Wedge Edge and the Air Channel Support Base, joining many other developments since the development of memory foam and the introduction of memory foam mattresses. However, the use of 3-lb. memory foam compromises the durability of the mattress.
Classic Corporation began making waterbeds in 1971. This was 20 years before the introduction of memory foam mattresses. Classic Corp. rode the wave to the top as the leading producer of fluid support for sleep. The peak of the wave was in 1987, when 22% of mattress sales in the United States were waterbeds. Waterbed sales, including Classic’s, was still a sizable portion of the American mattress market in 1992, when Sweden’s Fagerdala World Foams established Tempur-Pedic in Lexington, KY to market tempur (memory foam) mattresses in North America. By the end of the decade, sales of waterbeds had declined significantly.
Lucid is still a Linenspa brand, but the current trend is for manufacturers to give key brands websites of their own.
Michael Hughes founded PlushBeds in 2007 in California. It was incorporated in 2015. It is one of the senior companies when it comes to making and selling boxed mattresses online.
In an interview with Joe Auer of review site Mattress Clarity, Michael Hughes of PlushBeds said he and his wife had trouble finding an environmentally friendly mattress in local stores, so they looked up mattresses online. Very few websites, like those of Tempur-Pedic and other established brands, were well done with good information (but high-priced). Lesser-known brands were inconsistent, unreliable, and not original.
All of the Brentwood Home mattresses on Amazon have good reviews. But some of them have received special mention.
The goal of establishing the Global Organic Latex Standard was to have one certification for verifying claims by manufacturers and marketers that their latex products were “organic” or “natural” or from “sustainable” sources.
GreenGuard Gold is one of the coveted certifications for infants’ and children’s mattresses, because of its high standards in regard to 36 chemicals which may be present in bedding foams.
Currently the most common certification on mattresses is the sage green ring with CertiPUR-US® across the white center. It is safe to say that the majority of mattresses, pillows and upholstered furniture using polyurethane foam and memory foam are certified by CertiPUR-US. The seal looks impressive, but many consumers wonder, “What is CertiPUR-US?”