Classic Brands Gramercy Hybrid Mattress Review
The Classic Brands Gramercy 14-inch mattress has been designed and constructed as a combination which provides the body-conforming response of the gel-infused memory foam and the support offered by high-quality innerspring. This lets the user have experience of his/her lifetime. The mattress also boasts a highly detailed and quilted Euro-top knit cover which enables the mattress to provide exceptional value to the user. The mattress has got a quilted knit cover with coordinating knit side panels as well as cornered edges which make life easier for the user. The side panels are instrumental in increasing the breathability of this high-quality mattress and keep the user extremely comfortable and cool. The coils which are wrapped individually also allow for the matters to take the shape of the user’s body and at the same time, allow for motion isolation between sleep partners. The gel-infused layer of memory foam thermally regulates the temperature and allows the body heat to be drawn away from the body of the user. The user gets a perfect night’s rest and wakes up the next morning feeling completely fresh.
Materials and Construction
This 14-inch Hybrid Gel-memory foam mattress employs high-quality materials in its construction. The top layer of this mattress consists of 1-inch gel-infused memory foam, which is instrumental in dispersing body heat. It helps to regulate the temperature and continuously draws heat away from the body of the user. This thermal regulation ensures that the user gets the most comfortable, dry, and cool sleep during warm summer nights even. This top layer is followed by a comfort foam layer consisting of 0.25 inch over 0.5-inch layers. These are inserted to ensure that the user gets a comfortable feeling throughout the night. Additional cooling is ensured by the insertion of another layer of gel-infused memory foam, which is 1-inch thick. This allows for perfect cooling of the mattress as well as the user on top. The airflow generated in the two gel-infused memory foam layers ensure that the user and the mattress stay at a comfortable temperature for the user and that the user is always sweat-free, cool, and dry. The airflow through the gel-infused memory foam wicks the moisture away from the user. The high breathability of the gel-infused memory foam is further emphasized in this quality mattress as two layers of gel-infused memory foam are present in the mattress.
The top 3 layers are followed by another two layers of comfort foam, which are 2 inches and 0.75 inches. These ensure perfect comfort for the user, and with the body-conforming characteristic of the gel memory foam, the layers of foam provide a perfectly comfortable sleeping surface to the user at al times. The bottom layer is the one which provides ultimate support to the user as well as to the top layers of foam. The base layer is 8-inches thick and it s composed of individually wrapped steel coils which are wrapped individually in separate pockets. The separation of the steel coils in these pockets ensures that the user experiences a perfect body-conforming performance on the part of the mattress. The mattress can take the shape of the user’s body due to the presence of both the gel memory foam layers as well as the independently wrapped pocket springs. The pocket innerspring coils are made out of very high-quality 13-gauge steel. The strength and integrity of the pocket spring coils are instrumental in providing consistent and even distribution of support throughout the mattress. The sleep partners do not get disturbed when one moves, and this a high degree of motion isolation is ensured on this mattress.
|Classic Brands Gramercy Hybrid Mattress – Highlights|
|Warranty:||Ten years limited warranty, non-prorated|
|Category:||Hybrid/Gel-Memory Foam and Innersprings mattress|
|Ideal for:||Back, Stomach and Side sleepers|
|Quality of Materials:||CertiPUR-US Certified Foam and 13-gauge steel pocked coil springs|
|Differentiators||Two layers of gel-infused memory foam along with two layers of comfort foam on an 8-inch coil springs base|
|Comparable Mattresses:||Suiforlun 14 Inch Hybrid Gel Memory Foam and Innerspring Mattress|
Zinus 14 Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress
Comfort & Ergonomics
The high-level of comfort provided by this mattress is the result of the use of both the gel-infused memory foam layers as well as the layers of the comfort foam. Gel memory foam is manufactured in such a way that it is made more porous as compared to conventional foam. The cells in the gel-infused memory foam are interconnected while the conventional foam design follows a closed-cell structure. The open cell structure bathes gel-infused memory foam makes it extremely breathable as well as comfortable. The open cell structure allows for air to be circulated throughout the foam and keeps the mattress, and the user thermally regulated at the desired temperature. The sweat and other moisture are wicked away by the airflow, and the user remains dry and cool at all times. The gel-infused memory foam can adjust to the user’s body weight and temperature. This type of foam supports each body part of the user individually and evenly. The gel-memory foam layers also enable a gradual body-conforming response for the use, which is highly desirable in a high-quality mattress. The gel-infused layers also provide luxurious and stress-free support to the user. This enables the user’s spine to stay perfectly aligned and stays in a neutral position. As explained earlier, motion isolation is ensured as well, and if one sleep partner moves, the other one is not bothered due to the movement of the first. As soon as the user or sleep partner move, the gel-memory foam under the part from which the sleeper has moved away would gradually raise itself to adjust to the new position of the user or the sleep partner. This reshaping of the gel-memory foam enables a perfectly comfortable experience for both the user and the sleep partner. As the sleep partners stay completely undisturbed in the night, they can enjoy a very comfortable and deep rest and wake up in the morning with full vitality and vigor to face the hectic day ahead.
The ergonomics in this high-quality mattress are ensured by the way it has been designed and by the way the layers of foam are stacked upon each other on top of an 8-inch innerspring coil support base. The combination of all the foam layers, which include gel-infused memory foam layers and the comfort foam layers on top of the pocketed innerspring ensure a perfectly body-conforming design. Both the gel-infused memory foam as well as the innerspring coils have the body-conforming characteristics as they both take the shape of the user’s body. Thus, the body contouring is made perfect in this 14-inch mattress as both the top layers as well as the bottom layer of the matters provide this vital characteristic. The innerspring coils are wrapped in a fabric which has been designed to maximize support to the user and at the same time minimize any potential friction.
Durability & Warranty
The high-quality of the materials used in this mattress and the way they have been arranged and manipulated in the design and construction of this high-quality mattress ensure its durability. The foams used in this mattress are CertiPUR-US certified. The hypoallergenic nature of the gel-infused memory foam employed in this mattress also ensures that the mattress would have a very long life. The bacteria, mildew, and other allergens are not allowed to build-up on the surface f the mattress due to the hypoallergenic nature of the gel-infused memory foam. In the absence pf these organisms, I the mattress has a higher likelihood remaining in perfect shape for a long time. Some other factors which make the mattresses more durable are related to the bedframe utilized and f the frame or ned under the matters is sturdy and solid and does not allow the mattress to wobble or sag, the mattress would last for longer.
The CertiPUR-US certification program involves voluntary testing as well as analysis to get the required certification. It relates to all Polyurethane (PU) foams which are ubiquitously used all over the world as cushioning material in crib mattresses, adult mattresses, upholstered furniture, and in other home furnishings such as accessory comfort products. If the foam carries a CertiPUR-US certification, it means that it has been independently laboratory tested apart from any tests that might have been conducted in the labs located on premises of the manufacturer. The third-party testing and certification give testing and certification authenticity. The independent testing ensures that the foams used in this mattress are free of any flame retardants, phthalates, formaldehyde, etc. and the emission level from the foams of harmful substances like Volatile Organic compounds (VOCs) are within acceptable limits. These features ensure that the mattress uses very high-quality foams, and they tend to last for a very long time.
The durability of this mattress is also ensured by the use of 13-gauge stepchild, which are pocketed in independent cases or pockets. The use of steel in the coils ensure that even during damp weather or raining conditions outside, they would not rust due to the presence of moisture in the air. Moreover, the quality gauge of the steel ensures flexibility and robustness, and they tend to last for decades, giving the mattress the same type of durability and strength. The lower base layer consisting of the 14-gauge pocketed coils just does not give the required support to the user and the upper foam layers, it is highly instrumental in increasing the lifespan of the mattress as well.
The 14-inch gel memory foam mattress carries 10-year limited Non-prorated warranty from the manufacturer from the date of purchase. The limited warranty covers defects due to materials and workmanship. The availability of the 10-year warranty from the manufacturer reflects the level of trust and reliability, which this mattress has to offer to the purchaser. For the warranty to be valid, the user is required to register at classicbrands.com and register the product in the product registration section in the support menu. The original receipt obtained by the customer at the time of purchase as well as the prof of a warranty is required for any warranty claim. The user needs to discuss the claim with the store from where the mattress was originally purchased. It is also recommended by the manufacturer that the user not remove the law tag as it is required for identification at the time of any warranty claim.
To make sure that the mattress lasts for a very long time, it is important for the customer to handle it properly while unpacking it. Normally, the memory foam mattresses have a mild residual scent which is close to that of a new car smell; If the mattress is delivered in cold weather, it is possible that the smell would appear to be heightened a bit above normal. There might be some customers who might be very sensitive to odors; however, the smell is not unhealthy or harmful. When the mattress is used daily, the smell dissipates. This happens as the open cells of the gel-infused memory foam expel the air trapped in during processing, and it gets replaced by new room air. The open cell structure of the gel memory foam ensures that this exchange takes place faster. For the first few days, it is recommended to leave the mattress uncovered to let it absorb new air. It is always a good idea to keep the windows open, and the fan is running to let the air circulate in the room. This lets the odor in the mattress diffuse quicker.
The durability of the mattress is also dependent upon the level of maintenance it receives at the hands of the user. In case, something is spilled on the matters, it must be wiped cleaned immediately. If the mattress gets soaked due to a large spill, a terry towel could be used to blot the excess moisture by applying pressure till the time that the affected area does not appear to be drenched any more. It is not recommended to use chlorine bleach or any other type of harsh chemical as it would damage the mattress. The cover of the mattress can always be removed and washed with a mild detergent. It can be dried with the lowest possible heat setting. It is good to remove it as soon as it is barely dry and then it can be air-dried to completion. In case, any spot cleaning is required for the mattress; only water-based cleaning products can be used to clean it. It is also extremely important to place the mattress on a very solid foundation. With such god care while unpacking and during maintenance, the mattress would become las for a very long time.
The Gramercy 14-inch Hybrid mattress is available in many different sizes. The size is important as it needs to fit the bed frame or foundation perfectly well. The height of the foundation or bed base needs to be added to the 14-inch height of the mattress to get an idea of how the user would be sleeping above the ground. The mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes. The Twin size has got dimensions of 39 W x 75 L x 14 H inches; the Twin XL is 39 W x 80 L x 14 H inches. Full-size mattresses are having dimensions of 54 W x 75 L x 14 H inches while the Queen size mattress dimensions are 60 W x 80 L x 14 H inches. The King and the California King sizes are 76 W x 80 L x 14 H inches and 72 W x 84 L x 14 H inches respectively.
The 14-inch mattress is shipped in such a manner that the carbon footprint is reduced to a minimum in the shipping process. The packaging involves roll-packing the mattress in such a way that the size it reduced to one-third of the actual mattress size. This way, the manufacturer ships more mattresses and also reduces the carbon emissions involved. The quality of the mattress is retained during this shipping process. When it is unpacked, it unrolls back to shape regains its normal size in a few days. The manufacturer recommends center-support for any queen or king size mattress. The use of electric blankets and electric pads is not recommended along with this mattress. Using such accessories for a long time could result in damage to the mattress. If high heat is used in the pad or the blanket, the mattress might lose its ability to relieve pressure points adequately.
The price for the King size of this matters currently is $701.76, which is moderate as it is in the range of $700, which is the order of pricing of similar products from other manufacturers. It is certainly not high priced in the market. The range of pricing for its various sizes in the market is $390.82 to $851.81. The Twin XL size is available for 390.82. The queen size of this mattress is being sold at $477.39. Some retailers are selling the King size of this mattress at $608.80 as well. The California King size is being sold at $851.81. As such, the price range of the mattress in the market is best considered moderate and not very high priced for its thickness and the features it offers to the user.
Who is it Ideal for?
The Classic Brands Gramercy Euro-Top Hybrid 14-Inch Mattress is a plush mattress which has a hybrid design. It is ideally suited for all types of sleepers regardless of whether they sleep on the stomach, back or their sides. As it is a 14-inch thick mattress and the user is going to use t on top of a bed frame or a solid foundation, the user needs to calculate the total height of the sleeping system by adding the bed frame or foundation base height to 14 inches and a bit for the bedding as well. This should give the user a good idea of how the sleep system would be like. In case, the user requires to use this mattress but is not satisfied with the height of the sleep system ad considers it too high, he/she can always opt for a low bed frame or a low foundation. Regardless of what type of bed frame or foundation is used, as long as it is a solid one and provides center support to the mattress, the user would be in a position to avail all the features of this extremely comfortable and supportive mattress for a very long time.
- The foams used in this hybrid mattress are all CertiPUR-US certified which guarantees that they are free of such hazardous chemicals as formaldehyde, phthalates, etc. and have controlled acceptable ad levels of emissions of volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
- The mattress has got two layers of gel-infused memory foam, which has an open-cell structure. This structure ensures higher breathability for the mattresses and helps t regulate the body temperature of the user enabling the sweat to be wicked away and leaves the user cool and dry even in warm summer nights.
- The hypoallergenic nature of the mattress keeps allergens and bacteria way and enables people with allergy issues to use it comfortably. They do not have to toss and turn in the night and wake up with stuffed noses or skin irritations.
- The innerspring is made out of 13-gauge steel and are independently encased in pockets. This support base at the bottom of the mattress enables to provide a high level of support to the user and also aids the upper foam layers in body-conforming and motion isolation for the user. This feature is useful when the user is sleeping with a sleep partner. If one moves, the other one would not be disturbed as the motion is not transferred.
- Some users feel the edges take longer to expand to the right size as compared to the middle of the mattress after unpacking.
- Center support is required for the mattress otherwise.
This is indeed a very comfortable and supportive mattress with a high level of breathability and is available in a moderate price range for its various sizes. The mattress makes use of high-quality materials which are aptly used in this 14-inch thick hybrid mattress. The gel-infused memory foam layers are highly breathable and thermally regulate the climate around the mattress. This keeps the user cool and dry. The hypoallergenic nature of the mattress is extremely useful for people with allergies and skin issues. The innerspring coils are made out of 13-gauge steel and are individually pocketed. They provide excellent support and enable motion isolation, which helps sleep partners to enjoy a comfortable and undisturbed sleep throughout the night. The only factor that the user needs to watch out is that the mattress works better if there is center support in the bed frame. The user can ensure that this is available. Once this support is provided, the user would be able to avail all the features of this extremely comfortable, breathable, and supportive mattress for a very long period.