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So you have settled on a latex mattress, but which one should you pick? With all the options out there, it can get overwhelming. Our PlushBeds vs. Bloom comparison takes a look at a couple of high-quality natural latex contenders.
PlushBeds is passionate about keeping their products natural and organic. Their Botanical Bliss mattress is their most popular, made of all-latex, but they also have a hybrid and a vegan option as well.
Brooklyn Bedding is a family-rooted company, dedicated to making a good night’s sleep available to everyone. Their Bloom line comes in either all-latex foam or hybrid.
Once you have read through this comparison, we suggest you look over our individual reviews linked below for a more extensive rundown.
Quick Comparison: PlushBeds vs. Bloom
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Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)
Available for purchase in 9, 10, and 11-inch heights, the bed is cocooned in a certified organic cotton cover filled with 1 inch of organic New Zealand wool. The mattress can also be customized for firmness in either Medium or Firm. We will be mainly focusing on the 10-inch Medium model in this comparison to keep things simple.
Each of the three layers contains 3 inches of Arpico latex.
- The top layer is Medium and should lessen pressure around the hips and shoulders by distributing weight evenly.
- The second layer consists of Medium-Firm latex that provides a more supportive feel that is not quite as easy to push down on.
- The base layer’s Firm makeup generates a durable foundation and support system for the mattress.
Just like its competitor, Bloom is a bed-in-a-box, all-latex bed.
A 1.25-inch organic cotton and Joma Wool™ cover encompasses this 10-inch mattress. Using a crimping process, the wool is designed for 40-50 percent more plushness without the heaviness that usually comes along with this material.
- The top layer is a 3-inch softer Talalay latex that should be a little bouncy and relax your muscles with its quicker response.
- The bottom layer, also made of Talalay, is firmer and more supportive and should promote good alignment throughout its 6-inch composition.
Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)
Botanical Bliss comes in Medium and Firm, but in either option, the individual layers can be moved around for more personalized firmness. For example, the Medium 10-inch comes with three layers: Medium, Medium-Firm, and Firm. If you want a slightly firmer feel, you can switch the Medium and Medium-Firm layers so that the more dense layer is on top.
Our score is based on the as-is, non-customized bed, where the Medium is a 5, and the Firm is around a 7.5-8.
Bloom has three models—Soft, Medium, and Firm. Soft comes in at a 5, Medium at a 6.5, and Firm is rated an 8.5.
Both have a similar feel initially because of their cotton and wool blend covers, which should help keep the surface breathable and wick moisture. They have a quick response due to their latex construction, and the average sleeper should find comfortable spine alignment and pressure relief on either of the Medium models.
The major difference between the two is the manufacturing. Bliss is made from Dunlop latex, which is slightly more dense, more durable, and processed using fewer chemicals than Talalay latex, which is what Bloom is made out of. Talalay tends to provide more cushioning, bounce, and consistency in feel but is a more involved manufacturing process.
Comparing Sinkage and Bounce
Botanical Bliss should provide a gentle cradling, meaning you might feel more on top of the layers than in it. Although you might feel slight contouring around your body, the bouncy latex will snap right back into place once you get up.
Bloom, on the other hand, is still pretty springy—especially compared to memory foam. The wool crimping in the Euro top gives more cushion than in Bliss; this should give a deeper cradle with a little more contouring and sinkage.
On either, repositioning and getting in and out of bed should not be a problem due to the quick response of latex, but Bliss may be even easier in comparison.
Comparing Motion Transfer
Both beds score about the same in this category; because of the bounciness of latex, you might feel a good amount of movement on these mattresses. Motion transfer is not a make-or-break feature for the average sleeper, but for those who are particularly light sleepers or share the bed with someone who moves around a lot (or possibly a pet), it can be hard to get uninterrupted rest. If this sounds like you, Bloom should insulate that movement a little more because it is slightly less bouncy than its competitor.
Comparing Edge Support
Botanical Bliss and Bloom have good support around the perimeter. When sitting near the edge, you should see and feel the layers compress, normal for bed-in-a-box, all-foam beds. Most should be comfortable and well-supported laying closer to the side.
PlushBeds vs. Bloom Compared Side-by-Side
|Height||9”, 10”, 12”||10”|
|Cover||Organic cotton and New Zealand wool||Joma Wool™ and cotton|
|Materials||Organic Arpico latex||Talalay latex|
|Cooling||Wool, breathable cover||Wool and cotton cover, latex|
|Firmness||5/10, 7.5-8/10||5/10, 6.5/10, 8.5/10|
|Sinkage||Gentle Cradle||Deeper Cradling|
|Warranty||25 years||10 years|
|Trial Period||100 nights||120 nights|
|Certifications||GOTS, GOLS, eco-INSTITUT, GreenGuard Gold, OEKO-TEX®, Control Union, Forest Stewartship Council||OEKO-TEX®|
|Adjustable Base Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Shipping||Free in the contiguous United States||Free to the continental U.S., ships to Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii for an extra fee|
|Made in the USA||Yes||Yes|
|Size||PlushBeds Price (for 10” model w/o discount)||Bloom Price (w/o discount)|
|Split Cali King||$2298||N/A|
Should I Buy PlushBeds or Bloom?
Two all-latex beds with similar construction, PlushBeds and Bloom are both great natural alternatives to a memory foam bed with the more recognizable bounce of a spring bed. Let’s go over some highlights to help make your decision easier.
We Would Recommend Buying PlushBeds if You are Looking for:
- A bouncier surface. Botanical Bliss offers more of a gentle cradle, and the all-latex layers give it a good amount of bounce, which is great for sex and repositioning.
- A split-firmness bed. Couples who have different comfort preferences have the option of making half of the bed firmer or softer than the other.
- Dunlop latex. Dunlop tends to be more affordable, eco-friendly, and durable than Talalay, which contributes to the longer warranty that this brand offers.
We Would Recommend Buying Bloom if You are Looking for:
- A deeper cradle. You should find yourself sinking a little deeper into the plushy Euro top and should feel slightly more contouring in this option.
- Talalay latex. The Talalay processing generally makes for a softer bed, providing some more cushioning and consistency in feel.
- Comfort for side sleepers. Extra cushioning in the Joma Wool™ and cotton cover and the slightly softer makeup of Bloom should please the average side sleeper and give those hips and shoulders some relief.
So what does it really come down to? Talalay or Dunlop latex? A deeper cradle or a gentle cradle?
If you want a plusher, more contouring feeling, take a closer look at Bloom. For durability, greater affordability, and more customization, PlushBeds may be the way to go. Both have generous trial periods, so you really can’t go wrong.
Check out our in-depth reviews for more info on both brands. Or if you still want to browse, you might want to see our top mattress picks for this year!
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