Mattresses were the first products of Northwest Bedding, Inc., of Spokane, Washington, and they are still the main products, although they now have developed other product lines, such as bedding, furniture and upholstery. In 2013 they had nine collections of mattresses: 5-Star, Chiropractor Collection, Columbia Collection, Comfort Support, Cool Comfort Collection, Signature Collection, Spokane Collection, Ultimate Life, and Vi Comfort. Five of these Northwest Bedding mattress collections have pillowtop mattresses. These 2013 pillowtop mattresses, still listed in 2015, are the subject of this review.
The 5-Star mattress collection by Northwest Bedding is designed for the hospitality industry. The name is now the Hospitality Collection. Its mattresses may be found in hotels, motels, resorts, and other overnight hospitality enterprises. Northwest Bedding says, "We have worked for many years with hospitality property owners and management groups to design a collection of mattresses suitable for their own particular use and consistent with the expectations of their guests." This hospitality collection includes the 5-Star Luxury Latex Pillowtop.
The 5-Star Luxury Latex Pillowtop, which is single-sided, features fabric-wrapped, heavy-gauge spring pocket coils. High density, firm foam (StableBase™ BioFlex™) completes the support core by encasing the coils on the bottom and the sides. Northwest Bedding designed this support core of the 5-Star mattresses to be quiet and to minimize motion transfer.
The top model of this collection, the Northwest Bedding 5-Star Luxury Latex Pillowtop, also features a luxurious pillowtop with layers of Talalay latex foam and Northwest Bedding's CushionFlex™ high density convoluted plant-based foam.
The Chiropractor Collection of mattresses by Northwest Bedding was, as the name implies, designed in cooperation with chiropractors in the Spokane area. Northwest Bedding says, "They challenged us to design a series of innerspring mattress sets that could combine necessary firm spine support with sleeping surfaces in a range of firmness." The result is an innerspring unit of fabric-encased pocket coils which is completely encased—top, bottom and all sides—in high density and very firm (55 ILD) StableBase™ BioFlex™ foam to provide a firm edge, minimize motion transfer, and keep the mattress quiet, while comforming to the shape of the body to relieve pressure points.
On the support core of the Northwest Bedding Chiropractor Collection 4000 mattress are layers of medium firm and soft CushionFlex™ foam, which is plant-based, and Luxurious Talalay Latex™ comfort cushioning. This combines comfort with the support of the coils and the firm foam encasement.
The pillow top of the Northwest Bedding Chiropractor Collection 4000 mattress is made of stretch knit fabric (in designer patterns) and soft CushionFlex™ foam, which are quilted together. This pillowtop cushion incorporates fire resistant fibers to increase safety and meet federal fire resistance standards.
The coil unit in the Northwest Bedding Columbia Collection Kootenay Pillowtop is organized into seven zones. The gauges of the fabric-encased coils in this support unit are apportioned to optimize the relative support for areas of the sleeper's body.
The coil unit is overlaid with a firm layer of CushionFlex™ plant-based foam, which is topped with softer CushionFlex, then the quilted cover of stretch-knit and more CushionFlex layers. Northwest Bedding touts this as providing "a soft, conforming and very luxurious sleeping surface."
The principle feature of the Comfort Support Pillow Top by Northwest Bedding is the "foam-encased InnerAct® offset coil system with alternating coil turns." This design is intended to reduce the transfer of motion from one sleeper to the other. The foam encasement consists of the same StableBase™ BioFlex™ foam as the Chiropractor 4000 mattress (see above).
The comfort layers of the Northwest Bedding Comfort Support Pillow Top are 2" of soft CushionFlex™ convoluted plant-based foam and a quilted pillowtop of stretch-knit designer fabric, fire-resistant fibers and layers of soft, plant-based foams to provide a very comfortable interface with the sleeper.
Northwest Bedding describes the Signature Collection Latex Pillow Top as "our best effort yet in hybrid construction techniques." The zoned InnerAct® offset coil system described above is combined with inter-layered medium-firm and plush Talalay latex. This cushioning is advertised as being "hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, and dust mite, mold and mildew resistant" as well as yielding a light, bouyant, and resilient feeling. The pillow top is a combination of fashionable fabric and plush CushionFlex foam, which Northwest Bedding describes as "soft and conforming."
Northwest Bedding PillowTop Deluxe Mattresses
Northwest Bedding, Inc., 6102 S. Hayford Road, Spokane, Washington 99224, (800) 456-7686, (509) 244-3000
Innerspring of pocket coils or offset coils, comfort layers of latex and/or memory foam. foam encasement and base pad, quilted covers
Dtretch knit, quilted, FR fibes and quilting foam(s)
About 12-15 inches
Semi-Flex box spring, pplatform base or adjustable bed
Specially designed for special uses or settings
Provide proper foundation and keep in sanitary condition