Category Archives: Mattresses Seattle

Are Mattress Industry Problems Creating a Race to the Bottom?

Is the Mattress Industry in a Race to the Bottom

I’ve seen many cycles during my 45 years in the furniture and mattress business. Mattress industry problems are part of a cycle starts with a good product. Something is well made and well received. Soon other manufacturers and retailers notice the product. Then the inevitable cheapening of the product begins. Corners get cut, quality is lost […]

How to Identify Botanical Latex versus Synthetic Latex

Botanical Latex vs. Synthetic Latex

You may have heard the radio commercials or seen the print ads that say, “Get a Latex Mattress! In a box! Shipped right to your house! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!” Sounds great, right? But be careful, not all mattresses marketed as latex are actually just latex. Many of them are synthetic latex, […]

Confused About Mattresses and Shopping For a New Bed?

Confused Mattress

My husband and I have been in the business of both selling and producing mattresses and related products for 47 years. Our industry has gone the route of the appliance industry. We used to purchase refrigerators that lasted beyond the desire to have harvest gold or avocado green! A few years ago, I purchased a […]

A Mattress Recycling Disaster – The Bed in a Box Trend

Mattress Recycling

Seattle has a problem with mattresses dumped at transfer stations. A summit was held to explore solutions. As the “Bed in a Box” trend has grown, so has the problem. The average ton of mattress waste takes up 19 times the volume of regular garbage. These large lightweight items make for innumerable issues in managing […]

Greenwashing Mattresses: Is Latex Eco Friendly or Are You Being Tricked?

Eco Friendly Latex

We specialize in latex mattresses. We choose them because of the conforming, no pressure-point sleep and the longevity. Updated: 3/22/19 Starting in the 1980’s I worked with Englander to develop a line of two-sided, flippable latex mattresses. They made them for our store exclusively. At the time of writing this we had 13 different Englander, […]

One-Sided Mattresses? ‘Can’t Flip’ Mattress Rant

Woman raises her fists & shouts in a rant about "can't flip," one-sided mattresses

I’m pretty frustrated with the mattress industry. I’ve been in the sleep business since 1970 and a retailer of mattresses and bedding since 1972. Since the Private Equity Firms (the wonderful folks that helped bring about the recent financial troubles in the U.S.) bought up all the major mattress companies (Simmons, Sealy, Stearns & Foster […]

Mattress and Boxspring Shopping Advice

Wallingford Mattress Box from Bedrooms & More Seattle

A question we hear from Seattle shoppers: Do I need a mattress set? Can I get by with a mattress only? We will finally get to the bottom of who will win…boxspring vs. platform bed! Ready for some Q&A? We’re here to help dispel some myths about mattress shopping and make the process easier and more […]

Why Waterbeds Are No Longer Popular

Ocean waves with moody sky

When I started in the waterbed business at the end of 1970, I thought we were going to change the world with our products. The future looked bright and the popularity of waterbeds was on an upswing. [long, pregnant pause] How many people do YOU know who still sleep on a waterbed today? Certainly, waterbeds have […]

Best Mattress Advice: Stay Away From the Big “S” Brands

Mom & daughter walking together in field of wheat discussing mattress shopping advice

Recently a customer shared with us some mattress shopping advice her Mom had given her. Stay away from the S’s, she was told. “Whatever mattress you decide upon, just DON’T get a mattress from a brand that starts with S.” She was referring to Sealy, Simmons, Stearns and Foster, Serta, and Spring Air. (Why DO all […]