brentwood home cedar natural luxe
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Recently updated on September 11th, 2021 at 07:28 pm

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The Brentwood Home Cedar Luxe Mattress is a natural latex mattress with a pocket coil system that gives you the ultimate in comfort and support. This mattress proves that natural mattresses can be affordable and comfortable. The construction is in keeping with the Brentwood Home reputation in that the consistently overdeliver in terms of quality and feel. Natural mattresses are becoming more popular and it’s nice to see that consumers now have more options.

Overview of the Brentwood Home Cedar Luxe Mattress

You can order the Cedar mattress direct from the Brentwood Home website. It should arrive in approximately 1-2 weeks after your place your order. It comes compressed in a box so it’s really easy to get upstairs and into your bedroom. No need to wait for delivery either as it will be placed at your doorstep if you aren’t home. The Cedar mattress comes with a 120 free trial where you can test it in the comfort of your home and if you aren’t happy with it for whatever reason, Brentwood Home will work with you to find a charity to donate it to.  A queen size currently retails for $1,799.

Below is a video of me on the mattress. As you can see it is fairly plush. It is important to note that this mattress can be used on an adjustable base.

Construction of the Brentwood Home Cedar Luxe Mattress

Below are the construction details of the mattress as provided by Brentwood Home.  As you can see from the picture below that there is a lot that goes into this mattress.

TOPPER MATERIALS

Organic Cotton Cover
Our organic cotton cover is eco-friendly and quilted with a natural fire barrier of hydrated silica sand, the same compound as the gemstone Opal.

New Zealand Wool
Untreated 100% New Zealand Joma wool wicks away moisture, allows for air circulation, and regulates temperature for comfortable sleep through every season.
Wool Volume: 400 grams/m2

Organic Cotton Batting
For the Cedar Natural Luxe we utilize 100% certified organic cotton fibers in its quilted panels and borders. Our cotton is sourced from Texas. Wool Volume: 400 grams/m2

2-Inch 100% GOLS Certified Organic Latex Layer
Available in a medium plush feel (firm without the topper), made with 100% GOLS organic certified latex (D65) and free of synthetic latex or blends. Our latex is made with the Dunlop process, which is the original process for latex and is more eco-conscious and more energy efficient.

 

MATTRESS MATERIALS

Organic Cotton Cover
Our organic cotton cover is hand-tufted (with 100% wool rosettes) to secure all of the layers without the of use chemical adhesives. It’s eco-conscious and quilted with a natural fire barrier of hydrated silica sand, which is a compound as the Opal gemstone.

Organic Cotton Fiber Quilting
For the Cedar Natural Luxe, we utilize GOTS organic certified cotton fibers in the quilted panels and borders.

Two Layers of New Zealand Wool
Untreated JOMA New Zealand wool wicks away moisture, allows for air circulation, and regulates temperature for comfortable sleep through every season.
Wool Volume: 800 grams/m2

Natural Fire Retardant
A natural fire barrier of hydrated silica sand, the same compound as the gemstone Opal.

1-inch of Alpaca Wool
We use Alpaca Wool from the Netherlands because it is a lustrous and silky natural fiber. It is not only soft and luxurious but also naturally hypoallergenic and flame resistant.

Organic Cotton Batting
For the Cedar Natural Luxe we utilize 100% GOTS organic certified cotton fibers, sourced from India, in the quilted panels and borders.
Volume: 400 grams/m2

1.5-inch of Articulated & Zoned 100% GOLS Organic Certified Latex
Our 100% GOLS organic certified latex layer is computer designed and cut into 3 targeted zones. These zones increase the surface area and allow for greater heat dissipation, as well as precise comfort for your lower back, legs, and shoulders. Our latex (D65) is made with the Dunlop process, which is the original process for latex and is more eco-conscious and more energy efficient.

8-inch Individually Wrapped Support Coils
A layer of individually wrapped coils allows precise body contouring for optimal support. Reinforced coils in the lumbar region give your lower back the support it needs, and edge retention coils allow you to sit or sleep at the edges without rolling off. We choose isolated springs to reduce noise, motion transfer, and partner disturbance.
Coil counts: Queen: 1130, King: 1414, Cal King: 1384

1/2-inch of Coconut Husk Support Layer
An eco-friendly and sustainable layer coconut husk is bonded with GOLS® certified natural latex by hand-tufting and without the use of glue. Coco fiber is usually discarded as waste, but we repurpose it for its air circulation and antimicrobial properties.

My Brentwood Home Cedar Luxe Mattress Findings

Here’s a picture that illustrates how much the mattress sinks using my 16 lb. bowling ball. What I found is that this mattress doesn’t necessarily feel like a latex mattress. That’s because of the organic cotton fiber quilting used near the top which give the mattress some more hug and makes it cozier. An all latex mattress will give you more push back and won’t have quite the cozy factor that this one does.

Cedar Mattress Sink

Here’s a video that illustrates bounce on the Cedar. As you can see it behaves like a traditional mattress. The coil system used in this mattress is an 8-inch QuantumEdge Combi-Zone Individually Wrapped Coil System. The coils are individually wrapped and work independently reducing motion transfer. The Quantum Edge system is designed so that the perimeter coils are firmer to give you better edge support.

Here’s another video illustrating heat retention on the Cedar Mattress. This mattress sleeps very temperature neutral. I found it to sleep just as cool as a traditional mattress. The wool used inside the mattress helps to regulate temperature.

 

My Cedar Mattress Recommendation

Among the Brentwood line, the Cedar plush is just a bit firmer than the Oceano. That’s because natural latex will have a subtle pushback that memory foam doesn’t.

This mattress comes with the Brentwood Home 25 year warranty. Most of the online brands haven’t even been around a tenth of this time. More importantly, you can take advantage of the 120-night trial although I think the vast majority of people will end up liking it. It is hard to get firmness levels right with natural mattresses and the plush feels plush but not overly soft.

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Smart House Mattress
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Recently updated on April 24th, 2019 at 01:09 pm

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Smart House is a brand created by Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse that reflects a laid back lifestyle and an emphasis on relaxation and tranquility. Their mattress is made with sustainable, quality materials, including organic cotton, wool, pocket coils, and natural latex. It is made in Carter’s home state of Michigan and comes shipped to your door in a box. A queen size retails for about $2,500. You also get a 100-night trial where you can return it for a full refund if you aren’t happy with it.

 

Overview of the Smart House Mattress

You can order this mattress directly from their website. It comes shipped in a box like the one below. You can choose between two firmness options. For this review, I chose the plush option as natural mattresses like this one will tend to skew firm compared to foam mattresses.

smarthouse unboxing

Here’s what it looks like out of the box. The mattress is rolled and not folded. This prevents any creases from forming and reduces the chances of the mattress getting damaged during packaging. Normally I can move these mattresses around myself but I would advise two people for this one as it is very heavy. The latex layer adds a considerable amount of weight.

smarthouse out of box

What you will find is that this mattress will come to life instantly. No need to wait to sleep on it like you would with a foam mattress.

Smart House

Below is a quick video overview of the mattress with my initial findings.

How Much Does the Smarthouse Mattress Cost?

Below are the most recent prices as found on their website.

SizeRetail Price
Twin$1299
Twin XL$1499
Full$1998
Queen$2498
King$2998
Cal King$2998

Construction of the Smart House Mattress

With this mattress, there’s nothing to hide. You get an organic cotton cover. The wool layer helps keeps a neutral temperature throughout the night and serves as a natural fire barrier. The latex layer is the comfort layer providing pressure relief. Finally, the pocketed coil system provides pressure relief while isolation motion so that you don’t wake your partner.

construction of the smart house mattress

My Smart Home Mattress Findings

Below is a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the soft version of the mattress. If you are wondering which firmness to get, I strongly recommend the plush for side sleepers and the firm for dedicated stomach sleepers. Back sleepers could sleep on either firmness, it just depends how much you want to sink into the mattress.

smarthouse sinkage

This mattress is hand tufted. This is means tufting needles drive yarn through the mattress to hold all the layers together. This eliminates the need for glue. It also creates a more uniform sleeping surface. While this adds to the cost, you will notice how much this adds to the overall quality and durability.

 

tufting

Since this is a heavy mattress, handles are stitched to the sides. This makes transporting and rotating the mattress easy. You can’t flip the mattress but I do recommend rotating it every 6 months.

handles

The video below illustrates motion transfer. Notice that the balls did not collapse towards each other. The pocket coils provide bounce and pressure relief but all move indepenently. The tufting also helps keep the latex layer from caving too much.

Here’s a look inside the mattress so you get a better idea of the layers.

My Smart House Recommendation

Amy and Carter Oosterhouse have made a mattress that can serve as a cornerstone to their product offerings. It truly represents the best a mattress can offer. I appreciate that it is built to last, is made with sustainable materials and comes with a plush and firmer feel to accommodate all sleep types. To complete the bed, they also offer natural latex pillows and organic cotton sheets. It all makes for a quality healthy sleep environment that you’ll look forward to coming home to every night.

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