Comparing Mattresses from Famous Mattress and Urban Sleep Store
The fourth article our series about Mattress Stores in the Bay Area provides an objective comparison of Famous Mattress and Urban Sleep Store, so that readers can make an informed decision on where to shop for an Organic Mattress. The basis of comparison will revolve around five topics that are important to our demographic. These topics are…
- The brand variety in each store
- The price range of the available mattresses
- Availability of organic mattresses
- Where the mattresses are manufactured
- The guarantee that is provided for the mattress
The intention of this article not to misrepresent views about Famous Mattress or the brands carried. It is to be used as an aid for those customers that are looking for an organic mattress but don’t know where to start. This article series will simply provide an overall picture of the mattresses available at local mattress retailers in San Jose and the surrounding Bay area and how they compare to those at Urban Sleep Store.
Brand Variety at Famous Mattress
Famous Mattress is a locally owned and operated business that stocks 3 popular brands of mattresses that include Serta, Vera-Wang (by Serta) and Tempur-Pedic mattresses.
The main differences between these mattresses are spring mattresses, including innerspring and pocketed coils and memory foam mattresses. Among the spring varieties, the differences are in mattress thickness, height and gauge of steel used for the springs.
In comparison, Urban Sleep Store is family owned and locally operated. We’re located in Los Gatos California which is 10 minutes from downtown San Jose and service San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area. Urban Sleep Store focuses more on specialty and organic mattresses.
All the products offered at Urban Sleep Store are specialty products that provide improved health benefits. Our wide variety of organic mattresses include popular brands like OrganicPedic by OMI. The store also offers TechnoGel mattresses, Pure Latex Bliss and Tempur-Pedic brands.
How Does Famous Mattress Compare in Price to Urban Sleep Store
Famous Mattress has a price range starting from $299 up to $7000. In contrast Urban Sleep Stores mattresses start at $899 for a Queen size mattress going all the way up to $9999 for the top of the line collections.
All brands offered by Famous Mattress are conventional innerspring mattresses with the exception of Vera Wang Latex and Tempur-Pedic brands (they have no innersprings). However, one should keep in mind that the difference in the quality of materials used and the certified organic handcrafted manufacturing process of our organic mattresses will undoubtedly warrant a slightly higher price tag.
However, when health conscious consumers consider that the toxicity level in our homes now exceeds those found outdoors and one of the major contributors to this high level of toxins is the off-gassing of conventional mattresses, it’s not hard to justify the extra cost.
Does Famous Mattress Offer any Organic Mattresses?
We just learned the difference in the price range between Famous Mattress in San Jose and Urban Sleep Store and we also know that Famous Mattress does not offer any organic mattress. Even though Urban Sleep Store has non-organic varieties such as Tempur-pedic, our focus is on being environmentally friendly and providing products with the best health benefits.
Urban Sleep Store offers a variety of mattresses made from CERTIFIED organic materials. These organic mattresses are made in the only certified organic mattress factory in the U.S. and it’s located less than 3 driving hours away from Urban Sleep Store which greatly reduces our carbon footprint.
Here is the triple level certification process of OMI’s Organicpedic mattresses offered by Urban Sleep Store.
- Raw Organic Materials- Raw materials (cotton, wool and natural latex) are certified by nationally recognized, third party certification groups to be 100% pure organic materials free from any harmful chemicals.
- Organic Manufacturing Process- OMI’s mattress factory is the only certified organic mattress manufacturing plant in existence. Everything in the mattress factory is handcrafted and no perfumes, fabric softeners, chemicals or smoke are ever allowed to cross the threshold.
- Finished Product- The last phase of the certification process is about the finished product, which is certified by environmental groups like GreenGuard Environmental Agency who maintains high certifying standards regarding organic products.
Don’t be fooled by imitations. There are a lot of retailers disguising their mattresses to be “green” or “natural” when, in fact, they aren’t. Always keep in mind that owning a truly organic mattress has a positive impact on our environment because they use sustainable resources and the finished product is 100% biodegradable.
In contrast, conventional mattress like the famous “S” brands mattresses (Sealy, Serta, Simmons, etc.) will always off-gas which leaves you vulnerable to long-term close exposure to unhealthy toxins used to make your mattress and worse yet, they will never break down in the landfills which contributes to a major pollution problem.
Where are the Mattresses sold by Famous Mattress Manufactured
Famous Mattress does not manufacture its own mattresses, and stocks three branded products, which are manufactured in various countries. Urban Sleep Store also does not have a manufacturing plant and stocks 5 branded products, some of which are manufactured in other countries.
While some of our mattress also come from outside the U.S., our organic mattresses by OMI are manufactured in Northern California just three hours north of Urban Sleep Store. This ensures that the carbon footprint created by our organic mattresses are dramatically lower when compared to other manufacturers. This ensures that everything about our organic mattress lines are environmentally beneficial.
The Famous Mattress Guarantee vs. Urban Sleep Stores
Both Famous Mattress and Urban Sleep Store provide a 90 day comfort Guarantee which we feel is the best guarantee in the industry. This means the customer has almost three months to determine whether a right choice has been made. If not, the customer is welcome to exchange the mattress for something they feel will suite them better.
We can’t speak for Famous Mattress in this regard but at Urban Sleep Store we pride ourselves on the fact that we have very low return rates. We believe this is due to the fact that we don’t just have employees that sell you a mattress. We have dedicated sleep experts that are well versed in the latest mattress technologies and know how to determine the comfort level you need based on asking the right questions.
Our Conclusion of Famous Mattress vs. Urban Sleep Store
In our opinion Famous Mattress is a great store but has limited choice. If you consider the range of choices, Urban Sleep Store has everything from organic to memory foam and from gel to latex. We also carry the widest collection of organic mattresses and organic latex mattresses in the Bay area.
Although we respect our competitor, we feel Urban Sleep Store provides a much more personalized shopping experience and a wider variety of health conscious CERTIFIED organic mattresses and bedding products then those offered at Famous Mattress.