You may have noticed the websites that recommend only Talalay don't sell Dunlop AND the sites that recommend only Dunlop don't sell Talalay.
We have been selling Latex mattresses for over 22 years and have seen the quality of Dunlop evolve into a major component in the mattress industry. High quality Talalay and Dunlop are equal in performance and longevity. It comes down to personal preference:
Less Expensive: 100% Natural Dunlop
More Resilient, More Giving, Cushiest: 100% Natural Talalay
We suggest that you use the attributes of each to your advantage. We recommend having the bottom layer(s) 100% Natural Dunlop (usually with X Firm and/or Firm) and the top layer(s) Talalay (either soft or medium). If you get a 4 or 5 layer mattress, you can tweak the middle layers to your comfort needs. More Talalay, more cushy. More Dunlop, more dense.
Here is what we suggest (from top to bottom):
- 2 Layers: Talalay | Dunlop
- 3 Layers: Talalay | Dunlop | Dunlop
- 4 Layers: Talalay | Dunlop | Dunlop| Dunlop
- 5 Layers: Talalay | Talalay | Dunlop| Dunlop| Dunlop
Observation: We do not get many people exchanging layers, but when we do, they usually send back a Talalay layer saying it is too soft and too bouncy. All employees at Foam Sweet Foam sleep on the Urban Green mattress and we have no idea why people would say that, noting the layer of Talalay adds a very comfortable, plush feeling at the top.
The only reason that we can come up with is the following:
As you know, people wait way too many years to replace their mattress. We feel that when they get the new mattress, they do not like the new, resilient feel. They are used to sleeping on their old mattress that has packed down.
Most people like the feel of Talalay, but the ones that don't, don't. If you feel that you would not like a resilient cushy, top layer to your mattress, buy dunlop and save yourself some $$$. It makes no difference to us what you buy. The goal is to get you comfortable and sleeping better.