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Tempflow™ is a brand of Selectabed, the bedding manufacturing division of Relief-Mart, which has its own website. Tempflow™ is currently the highest rated brand of all kinds of mattresses reviewed on Beds.org. Three key features for this brand are the Airflow Transfer System™, Biogreen® Memory Foam, and the Kool-Flow™ cover.
Celestia Copia Gaia
Opulence Eros Essence
Flexia Harmonia Selene
Airflow Transfer System
All of Tempflow’s models feature Selectabed’s Airflow Transfer System™ (ATS). This channels airflow through mattresses, both vertically and horizontally, for more efficient cooling and ventilation. This ATS is also an optional feature for some of the Selectabed models. Each model has three or four layers. The two comfort layers are perforated for the air to flow through vertically. The top surface of the Channeled Airflow Layer has square-cut horizontal channels so air can flow to and from the sides of the mattress. As demonstrated in this video, ATS is more effective than relying on open-cell foam alone, or on vertical ventilation without cross flow to the sides.
Biogreen Memory Foam
Tempflow mattresses also feature Biogreen memory foam in the top layer of each Tempflow model. The thickness and firmness of this layer varies by model. Biogreen is extremely low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is a product of research into making effective memory foam without residual toxins and with the fewest possible VOCs. Tested in a UL testing center to GREENGUARD testing specifications, the level of VOCs in Biogreen is 00.039 mg/m³, less than 1/5 the GreenGuard Gold standard and about 1/13 the CertiPur-US and OEKO-TEX standards.
The second layer in Selene, Harmonia, Copia, and Eros is Biogreen. Each of the other models has a variety of polyurethane foam (Polyflex, SD Firm-Flex, Flex-Comfort, Comfort Flex, or SD Comfort Flex) in this layer. It is usually firmer than the top layer.
Each Tempflow™ mattress is covered with Kool-Flow, a knit fabric with micro-vents for better airflow. This is part of the Airflow Transfer System, allowing air to flow through the mattress cover on both the top panel and the sides. The fiber is a blend of 56.4% polyester, 43% bamboo-derived rayon, and 0.6% spandex.
On its website, Tempflow™ compares its mattresses to equivalent TEMPUR-Pedic models.
|Gaia™||9”||30 Years||Tempur-Cloud Prima||10”||10 Years|
|Essence™||9”||30 Years||Tempur-Contour Supreme||11.5”||10 Years|
|Selene™||9”||40 Years||Tempur-Contour Elite||12.5”||10 Years|
|Harmonia™||9”||40 Years||Tempur-Cloud Supreme||11.5”||10 Years|
|Flexia™||9”||40 Years||Tempur-Flex Supreme||11.5”||10 Years|
|Celestia™||11”||40 Years||Tempur-Cloud Luxe||13.5”||10 Years|
|Copia™||11”||40 Years||Tempur-Contour Rhapsody||12”||10 Years|
|Eros™||11”||40 Years||Tempur-Cloud Elite||12.5”||10 Years|
|Opulence™||11”||40 Years||Tempur-Flex Elite||12.5”||10 Years|
Comparison with Other Brands
On Sleep Like The Dead (SLTD) users can compare one brand with others. Here is a comparison of the owner satisfaction rate of Tempflow mattresses with nine other brands of memory foam mattresses. The others are available on Amazon, while Tempflow is not. The chart also notes whether the brand is Made in the USA.
Select SLTD Comparisons of Tempflow with Other Memory Foam Mattress Brands
|Brand||Sample Size||Owner |
|Loom & Leaf||71||81%||Yes|
|Tuft & Needle||266||80%||Yes|
** The mattress is used by at least 30% of owners only temporarily, occasionally, or lightly. The first rating is for everyday adult use, and the second is for limited adult use or everyday child use.
Tempflow mattresses are sold through two venues: online from the Tempflow website and in the Selectabed store. Each Tempflow model has a chart of suggested retail prices and factory-direct prices for each size. This is to let shoppers know the range of prices, but shoppers can ask for a quote. The price depend on the options chosen – each mattress is made-to-order. Also, this provides an opportunity for the retail associates to consult with shoppers to find what they really need and want. Since online customers cannot see the mattresses up close and feel them, this makes shopping online less blind.
Tempflow also makes mattresses in custom sizes and shapes, including RV mattresses. UltraBed mattresses are custom-designed oversize beds.
Warranty and Sleep Trial
Tempflow has a three-month trial/return period for its mattresses, longer than most mattresses manufacturers. The warranty period for two models, Gaia and Essence, is 30 years. For the rest it is 40 years.
We calculate our ratings in accordance to our Verified Review Policy.
Since mattresses by Tempflow are not sold on retail sites other than Tempflow’s, or in non-company stores or chains, there are no customer reviews on those venues. The Tempflow site has a tab for testimonials, but no reviews with ratings. Also, the testimonials are mostly not model-specific.
There are owner ratings and reviews for Tempflow beds on GoodBed, and some of the reviews of Selectabed’s Agoura Hills store in California, on Yelp, name the Tempflow brand or its models. All the customer reviews of Tempflow on Beds.org are for seven specific models, including the discontinued Eclipse. Five of the 556 reviews on Reseller Ratings (linked to on Selectabed’s website) are for Tempflow.
Besides these customer reviews, several independent reviewers or columns have reviewed specific Tempflow mattress models. One of these was the editor of Splash Magazine, who bought a Tempflow Gaia after considering a comparison on Space Daily. Brad Bartz of Space Daily had ordered a TEMPUR-Pedic DeluxeBed (since renamed TEMPUR-Contour Signature) and the first Tempflow model and compared them side-by-side (this was before Biogreen was developed and other models were added to the lineup). Both he and members of the magazine’s staff slept a night on each and compared their notes. Here is their evaluation:
After splitting a night’s sleep on both mattresses, I was able to verify that the Tempflow™ did indeed keep my body cooler overall. It is also a consensus from the other Space Daily staff members who have since slept on the two mattresses, that Tempflow™ does indeed live up to its claim of being able keep the body cooler.
Tempflow mattresses were rated by 24 owners, with 8 of them writing reviews. As usual, GoodBed collected the owners’ ratings of their beds on several specific issues. Owners rated their mattresses on Back Support, Pressure Relief, Sleep Quality, Stays “Cool” and Value. Not all owners rated each issue, so most of the issues do not have 24 ratings. Also, many owners did not identify the model they were rating. The small sample size means that one review has larger influence on the average ratings than it would in a larger sample.
Back Support: All owners rated their Tempflow mattresses on Back Support. The average rating was 4.13 stars (83%).
Pressure Relief: Twelve owners rated Pressure Relief. Half gave it 5 stars, and the average rating was 3.52 (71%).
Sleep Quality: Sixteen owners rated Sleep Quality with a 3.4 (70%) average rating.
Stays Cool: Sixteen owners gave a 3.71 (74%) average rating on the Stays “Cool” issue.
Value: The seven owners who rated their Tempflow mattresses on Value all gave it 5 stars for a 5-star average. No doubt this reflects the price difference between TEMPUR-Pedic and Tempflow.
Five owners named their models: Celestia (2) and Selene (3). Each was rated 5 stars. Overall, twelve of the 24 owners rated their Tempflow mattresses at 5 stars, with an average rating of 3.6 (79%)
The reviews for Tempflow mattresses on Yelp! are among the reviews for Relief-Mart’s Selectabed/Air-Pedic/Tempflow store in Agoura Hills, California. Thirteen of these reviews concern Tempflow mattresses, with five naming the models. However, two reviewers were awaiting delivery, so their ratings are not based on mattress experience, leaving eleven reviews. Additionally, one names two models – one for him, one for her – so this brings the number of mattress ratings to twelve, but we still have to consider this rating as one.
The eleven ratings on Yelp! for Tempflow mattresses average 4.55 of 5 stars (90.91%).
All nine of the mattress models by Tempflow have reviews by the staff writer on Beds.Org. However, only seven of these are reviewed by customers. The total number of reviews/ratings is 32. Of these, 31 are 5 stars, and one is 3 stars for an average rating of 4.94 (98¾%), making Tempflow the highest rated mattress brand on this site.
All four Tempflow reviews on Reseller Ratings are 5-Star ratings. Two are for Copia, and one of these recounts the choice between Copia and Flexia. However, three of the reviewers were still waiting for their mattresses – the reviews concerned the shopping experience – leaving only one expressing the customer’s experience with the mattress.
To rate a product based on two or more groups of customer reviews, we weight each source by the number of verified customer reviews on that site. Using this method, the aggregate rating for Tempflow mattresses is 4.7 of 5 stars (94%).
|Review Site||Numbers of Ratings||Gross Points||Average Ratings||Percentage|
Pros & Cons
Most reviewers, including both customers and independent reviewers, like the support and pressure relief of Tempflow mattresses. The variety of the nine models plus the ability of the manufacturer to customize the feel, are factors in this. Some of these reviewers, such as Brad Bartz, rate Tempflow’s support the same as TEMPUR-Pedic mattresses. About 8-10% of customers mentioned customization or adjustments of the mattresses they purchased.
Only one of the reviewers said the mattress was hot. Over 90% said it was cool, some comparing it favorably to Tempur-Pedic. However, the rating for stays “cool” on GoodBed was 3.5, which could possibly be accounted for by (1) only 16 of the 24-marking this category, (2) unusually warm rooms to begin with, (3) and a few expecting it to be cooler than reasonable.
Reviewers in general (more than half) found Tempflow models affordable, especially when compared to the leading brand.
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- Over 8% mentioned back support and pressure relief
- Over 90% said the mattress was cool or not hot
- More than half cited the lower price ompared to the leading brand
- About 10% liked the customization and post-delivery adjustment
- Very few, less than 5%, said it was not cool
- 5% or less had delivery or adjustment issues