Along with its other lines, King Koil updated its licensed Laura Ashley Brand of mattresses and mattress toppers for 2015. The new models designations are Amani, Capri, Catalina, Leslie and Sabrina. These models range in comfort levels from Firm to Ultra Plush. These innerspring mattresses are between 11" and 15" in height The manufacturer's suggested retail prices are medium to medium high, but retailers' prices are often medium low to medium. At the time of this writing, outgoing models are low-priced, making room for the newer models.
All of the 2015 Laura Ashley mattresses have quilted covers with a blend of silk and wool, the silk lending a smooth texture while the wool wicks moisture away and is temperature neutral. Not only the top, but also the sides of these covers are quilted.
In the foam comfort layers, all of these models feature King Koil's Advanta Gel, a blend of highly resilient foam with gel. The resiliency of the foam is for cushioning support. This support is enhanced by the infused gel, which also absorbs heat and conducts it away from the surface for cooling.
Also common to the entire collection is King Koil Performance Foam, a high density support foam. In Amani, the only firm model, the Performance Foam is extra firm.
Other King Koil foams in the 2015 Laura Ashley mattresses are in certain models and not in others. Amani, Leslie and Sabrina each have iFusion gel-infused memory foam, while Ultra Soft Perfect Contour Foam is found in Capri and Catalina. Amani has a layer of Visco Plus Memory Foam, while eash of the others has Super Soft Foam Wave Foam. Amani and Sabrina each have a layer of Gel Response Latex, latex foam infused with gel, taking advantage of the resiliency of both component materials. The selection of foams with their individual thicknesses and densities determines the overall height and comfort level of each model.
The Laura Ashley 2015 mattresses use the King Koil Contour Elite Plus. This innerspring of individually encased pocket coils is configured into five zones to tailor support for five body areas: head, shoulders, torso, hips, feet. The independent response of the coils distributes support evenly to reduce pressure on the larger body parts and to support the vulnerable lower back. The zoning ensures needed support without increasing pressure for heavier areas. The benefit of zoning is confirmed by its widespread use among mattress manufacturers.
The bottoms of the pocket coil support units in the Laura Ashley mattresses are protected by a base pad of King Koil's Enhanced Balance Base Foam.
The pocket coil unit is enveloped by King Koil's Excellent Edge FE foam encasement. This protects the coils from the sides and ends of the mattress. It is also edge suppport for the sleeping surface to prevent edge sag andf roll-offs. This makes the top of the mattress 100% usable.
Available for each of Laura Ashley's 2015 mattress models is King Koil's Natural Wood Foundation. This is a slatted wood box foundation covered with upholstery fabric to match or coordinate with the mattresses. These mattresses are also compatible with European wood slats, adjustable beds and platform beds. Being pocket coil matresses, traditional box springs are generally inadvisable. However, many retailers still call slatted box foundations "box springs" out of continued use of the term for foundations in general, so first ask what kind of foundation a "box spring" is.
Some retailers are still listing warranties of 20 or 15 years for Laura Ashley mattresses. However, the King Koil warranty on 2015 models is for 10 years non-prorated. Be sure of what the warranty on the mattress is before you buy. Some retailers may be repeating the terms of the older warranties. Also, with some retailers using their own names for mattress models, you may be not immediately certain which model is which without asking.
King Koil Laura Ashley Brand (2015)
King Koil, 7501 South Quincy St. Suite 130, Willowbrook, IL 60527, USA, 1-800-525-8331
Pocket coil innerspring, several foam comfort layers, quilted cover
Silk and wool blend
Between 11 and 15 inches
Wood slat base, platform bed, adjustable bed
AdvantaGel high resiliency gel foam
10-year non-prorated warranty
Keep in sanitary condition, and provide proper foundation