Royal-Pedic Mattresses & Bed Sets: A Buying Guide
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Royal-Pedic Company History and Overview
founder of Royal-Pedic, Abe Kaplan learned and mastered high end
mattress making during the 1930's to the mid 1940's at the prestigious
Heals of London, a 300 year old manufacturer of mattresses of England's
Royal Family and other dignitaries. In 1946, Kaplan set out for America
in search of a region suited for high-end, exquisite quality,
handcrafted mattresses. Shortly after settling in Los Angeles, Kaplan's
mattress business began to blossom.
mattresses soon became the premier choice for many Los Angeles based
interior design firms. Most notably, the team of architect Paul
Williams and interior designer, Marti Brent, whose clients included
many of Hollywood's most recognizable film actors and actresses. For
the nearly four decades that Abe and his partner Steve owned
Royal-Pedic they manufactured mattresses for innumerable clients,
including an endless list of film celebrities, and six U.S. presidents,
including John F. Kennedy, who insisted on Royal-Pedic mattresses
wherever he traveled.
In 1984, Royal-Pedic
was purchased by the Kelemen family, who to this day, diligently
continue the tradition of high standards of hand crafted quality and
use of the finest natural materials in mattress making. In addition,
Royal-Pedic has expanded it's offering of mattresses to include natural
latex mattresses, pillowtop mattresses, pillowtop pads, and organic
cotton mattresses so customers have a variety of comfort levels and
preferences to choose from.
favorite was a custom ( 84" x 84") size that has since been requested
by many. Although, the largest mattress we ever made was for the
legendary basketball star, Wilt Chamberlain. It was our Royal-Pedic All
Cotton Mattress in a 10' long x 10' long! It took 8 men to deliver the
mattress. Wilt said that if it didn't fit through the doorway to take
it away. Fortunately it fit through his custom-sized front double door.
Royal-Pedic's on going commitment to its customers assures them of absolutely of the finest mattresses they can own.
Royal-Pedic Mattress Construction
Royal Pedic has been dedicated to promoting healthful sleep for over 60
years. Through combining the finest natural and hypoallergenic
materials from around the world, with expert hand craftsmanship, our
mattresses have comforted film celebrities, Presidents of the U.S.,
royalty and sports superstars. Not because of who they are, but for
what they want -- a restful, re-energizing, truly good night's sleep so
they can feel good and perform at their best.
utilizes the most premium natural ingredients imaginable -- elegant
Belgian cotton fabrics, untreated wool from the south of France,
natural latex manufactured in England and pristine long fiber cotton
grown in the USA.
Layering Staple Cotton
Layers of premium quality, staple cotton padding ensure a consistent,
supportive sleeping surface. Our cotton is pre-compressed and
hand-tufted so you won't get lumps or shifting of materials. We use
only the finest cotton batting from California and Texas. Natural
materials ventilate body heat and provide greater durability than
polyurethane foam - the main padding ingredient found in other
We do not use polyurethane due to its limited ability to provide
consistent body support over time - the foam cells weaken and collapse
with use causing significant indentations in the mattress in many
cases, which affects overall back support and comfort. For health
reasons we choose to use natural materials instead of polyurethane
foam. The human body is like a 98.6 heater that, in combination with
polyurethane padding, can trigger allergic, respiratory, and chemical
reactions in some people. We look foward to providing you with the
healthiest, most comfortable and durable mattress possible.
We use state-of the-art sewing machinery to ensure the sewing of your
mattress is done with exact precision for comfort and durability.
Meticulously sewing the binding tape onto the edge of the mattress, we
make our mattress for our customers with the same care we would use if
we were making them for ourselves.
Inner padding of our mattress is hand tufted, compressing it for
exceptional orthopedic back support and minimizing body impressions.
Hand tufting is a process our company founder, Abe Kaplan learned back
in the 1930's while working for Heals of London, a premiere mattress
maker, who at the time made mattresses for the Royal Family of England.
It takes our skilled craftsman much longer to make one of our custom
made, hand tufted mattresses, but quality has always been more
important to our company than how many we can make in a day.
Most other brands of
mattresses are not tufted. The padding materials in these "generic
construction" mattresses are merely secured to the perimeter edges of
the mattress. The advantage of tufting is less body impressions in the
mattress because the padding is pre-compressed with the tufting straps,
rather than just resting on the surface.
Our Royal-Pedic Box Springs are the most comfortable and durable
available: We provide 50% more coils in the center-third of our box
spring for extra support where it's needed the most (about 60% of our
body weight is located in our torso area). Our springs are an extra
durable 8 3/4" gauge thickness of wire compared to an average 9 1/2" to
10" gauge wire used by others. Our box spring units last for many, many
years. The coils are double heat tempered to resist sagging and provide
more durability. Double heat tempering is when the coils are baked in
an oven, cooled down and then baked in the oven again. The number of
coils we use in our box spring unit is 22% more than the industry
standard. This higher coil count results in more coils that are closer
together, providing additional support for the mattress to prevent
lumps in the mattress from developing. The foundation we use to mount
our coil springs is an extra wide slat version to provide more support
for the coil to rest on - the same width of slat that is required for
hotels for the assurance of superior durability.
We use a wire system called
the Webster Lock Grid System to keep the coils in place. Steel wire is
woven throughout the tops of the coils to secure the coil in place to
eliminate the possibility of any lateral movement.
Royal-Pedic Mattress Materials
The Finest Long Staple Cotton Grown in California and Texas
cotton padding we use is of the highest grade, normally only used in
custom made, high-end upholstered furniture. Using the longer cotton
fibers blended together to make layers for the mattresses insures there
will be a consistent, supportive sleeping surface so you won't get
lumps. In addition, we offer an organic option -- the purest organic
cotton available in the world.
Natural Latex from Sustainable Rubber Tree Plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia
Untreated Lambs Wool from France
Our latex is harvested by tapping into the rubber tree in much the same way as maple syrup
from a maple tree. All natural latex liquid is harvested and undergoes
four rinsing processes to eliminate rubber odors. The all-natural
latex cores are produced in accordance with the strict Oeko-Tek
European environmental standards. Latex is dust-mite repellent,
hypoallergenic, and anti-bacterial.
The lamb's wool provides a comforting natural fiber layer quilted
underneath the cotton mattress covering. The lamb's wool contains
lanolin -- a natural dust-mite repellent. The sheep live in wide open
spaces, rather than being cooped up in a small space. The wool is
cleaned in a soap-based, chemical free solution.
Engineered in Switzerland, the Royal-Flex
innerspring unit is the finest offset coil spring system available,
with 85% more coils than is standard. These open ended, unknotted six
turn coils are more flexible, which means greater sensitivity to body
contours, overall body support and minimum friction. The innerspring
unit is double heat tempered, a process where the coils are baked in an
oven, cooled, then baked again. The heat tempering process provides
greater durability and resistance to sag.