Frequently Asked Questions
In the hi-tech world of space-age memory foam and cutting edge
innovations, it is impossible to cover every aspect of the Tempflow™ memory
foam mattress. Here is a list of the most commonly asked questions and concerns
about the Tempflow™ memory foam mattress.
Does the Tempflow™ really sleep cooler than other memory
foam or gel infused memory foam mattresses?
Yes! The patented Airflow Transfer System has been implemented in order to channel
your own body's heat away from you, while allowing cooler air to flow through
the the top layer for a cooling effect. Other mattresses may claim to have
ventilation on the surface, but with no airflow channels underneath, there can
be no open circulation effect. Other mattresses claim to have airflow
underneath the memory foam, but it is a well known fact that good quality, high
density memory foam does not breath well. Unfortunately, gel infused foam
won't offer more than a temporary coolness that will actually warm up more with
exposure to your body heat and it's longevity is suspect.
Is the Tempflow™ similar to
the Tempur-Pedic® Mattress?
The Tempflow™ mattress uses a technology that makes it feel very similar to the Tempur-Pedic® mattress feel, only with a bit more pressure sensitivity on the
top-layer (when compared to Tempur-Pedic's traditional memory foam), for a quicker responding feel. Of course, we also offer the patented Tempflow™
airflow technology to allow your body heat to ventilate out of the mattress,
while cooler air can flow through the layers. Space Daily, an independent
online space publication headquartered in Sydney, Australia, evaluated
the Tempflow model that feels like our current Selene model and put it next to a
Deluxe bed by Tempur-Pedic® for a side by side comparison. For more
information on their evaluation, please go to the
TempurPedic Mattress Comparison article on
SpaceDaily's site. You can also
compare each of our Tempflow™ models against
each other by clicking on our mattress
recommendation chart page.
Can you feel the pincore holes when you lay on the
No. This is because the holes in the top foam layer have a very small
diameter and are evenly spaced. The feel of the mattress is smooth, silky, and
Will My Mattress Hold Up Over Time?
The important points to consider in determining whether a memory
foam mattress will hold up over a long period of time are the following:
1.The density of the memory foam:
The Tempflow™ uses 5lb. memory foam to
allow for optimal mattress support and longevity.
2. The quality of the memory foam:
The Tempflow uses the highest quality, U.S.A. manufactured foam. Some
companies say that their mattresses are manufactured in the U.S., but they use
cheap foam that comes from overseas places like China. This will
dramatically hurt the longevity of a mattress.
3. The effect of Perspiration on any soft surface:
Because the Tempflow patented Airflow Transfer System™
helps keep your body temperature from heating up, less
heat and perspiration will occur and it will thereby help prevent the wearing down of the
foam cells and/or any fiber structures such as your sheets and mattress padding.
4. The use of a mattress breathable, absorbent mattress pad:
Using a 100% cotton mattress pad will help keep the breathability of the
mattress, but still offer protection to foam layers below over the years.
Will The Tempflow Mattress Hold Up as Well as a Spring
Many people are not aware that you are not just sleeping on
springs, but rather fiber and foam placed over the springs for a comfortable
sleeping surface (even when the mattress is not a pillow top). Memory foam
is a much higher density than fiber and conventional bed foams used.
Specifically, our testing and 9 years in the mattress business, have shown
that our mattresses will stand the test of time. That is why we have
placed a 30-year limited warranty on the Tempflow mattress.
Will I be able to use a water-resistant cover with my
If your water resistant cover does not breathe well, it will
prevent the circulation effect from taking place. There are newer
technologies available that may offer some breathability, while retaining water
resistance, but we have not evaluated any with our mattress at this point in
time, so we continue to just recommend a cotton mattress pad for our customers
who want to retain the breathable nature of our mattress.
Is Memory Foam Really Non-Toxic?
The memory foam that comes out of the United States is a higher
quality product, with restrictions in the types of chemicals that can be used to
manufacture it. However, some companies in the U.S. and especially
overseas, still use chemicals like TDI. (toluene
diisocyanate), an OSHA class 3 carcinogen in their memory foam. Memory
foam manufactured with TDI are known to release the carcinogen TDA (toluenediamine)
after production due to the outgassing that occurs. Our Biogreen™
memory foam not only avoids using any TDI, but our Biogreen proprietary
memory foam is produced with a very special process that dampens the volatility
and therefore, gives unprecedented total V.O.C. level rating of only 00.039
parts per million! This means that our Biogreen memory foam tested
approximately 13 times lower in total V.O.C.s than the allowable certification requirements for Certipur-US and Oeko-tex. It was also approximately 13 times lower than GreenGuard's
Indoor Air Quality total V.O.C. certification requirements and approximately 6 times lower
than their highest Schools and Children total V.O.C. certification requirements! In addition,
our Biogreen memory foam easily passed every GreenGuard School and Children
laboratory testing certification criteria from the very prestigious UL laboratories (click
here to view the summary results of UL laboratories GreenGuard criteria
testing of our Biogreen memory foam). On top of this,
our BioGreen memory foam does not use any dangerous chemicals like Boric Acid,
Halogen, or PBDE for fire protection, as we use a non-toxic, hypoallergenic,
nylon fire socking for this purpose.
Oeko-tex, and GreenGuard are respective intellectual property of those
associations and used to compare how our Biogreen memory foam testing results
stacked up against their allowable requirements for certification. Our
Biogreen memory foam has been tested by UL laboratories, using their GreenGuard
testing criteria. We have not joined the certification programs from these
If you have a question about the Tempflow™ mattress that has
not been answered on this site, please
email us and we will be glad
to help you.
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