We have had our Mulligan's mattress two years now. Best mattress we have ever had. Before this we had a good regular mattress that was only 3 years old but already had body impressions that caused discomfort. The latex breaths, is firm but soft enough on top to help circulation, and is great for our platform bed. Gary is a pleasant nice guy, and this is a local small business.
Gary Kramer, owner and mattress maker of Mulligan's mattress was a pleasure to work with. He knows his product and will work with you to select a mattress that will work with you. The service was friendly, helpful and unlike anything one deals with at a regular mattress store. Plus, his latex mattresses are all natural.
I highly recommend Mulligan's if you are looking for latex mattress.
When you feel you've graduated from the futon you've had since college, the Mulligan Mattress Company's smallish showroom, combined with a manufacturing facility, provide custom-fitted mattresses for anyone of any size. Because they manufacturer their own mattresses rather than importing them, quality is higher and value for the dollar increases.
I highly recommend Mulligan's Mattress! I recently bought a latex mattress, and the owner was very friendly and a wealth of information. When it turned out the mattress I bought was too mushy for my back, he personally came to my house and replaced the mattress with a firmer one. No complaints -- he just did it! With my old mattress, my back had been hurting me all the time, preventing me from staying in shape by going running. With my new mattress, it is no longer an issue. THANK YOU, Mulligan's Mattress! With so many junkie chain mattress stores in PDX, this local store is pure quality.
we purchased a custom-made mattress from this small, local, family owned business about 3 years ago and have been meaning to send a thank-you note to the owner ever since. it is the best mattress we've ever slept on, and if it is true that latex mattresses are good for 20+ years, then we will never have the pleasure of entering his workshop again. not only was our purchase made at a reasonable price, but the owner himself walked us through the entire transaction and even delivered the item to our residence, all by himself!
we chose this mattress because we couldn't countenance spending big money on uncomfortable spring-loaded mattresses, or even bigger money on those special, "ergonomically designed" ones that merely seem to be an inflatable cushion over the same old thing. since latex (some, not all) is derived from naturally occuring rubber, we also will feel better about discarding this mattress at the end of its life-cycle as well.
more people should give it a try, as it is not at all like sleeping on a futon. although "foam mattress" will bring to mind sinking into the center like a fork into a pancake only to sweat it out surrounded by one's own perspiration all night, this is the coolest and most comfortable surface either of us has ever slept on. it is firm enough to support the weight of the body very evenly, but not so firm that you stay awake all night. i would highly advise either having the shop make an accompanying quilted top-liner, or purchasing a really good mattress topper though, as the extreme flatness of the surface on the finished mattress is something that those that have spent their lives on the quilted and channel-boxed surfaces might not be able to accustom themselves to.
all in all, a purchase that we would gladly make again. hopefully, they will still be around twenty years from now when we need a replacement!
Pros: locally owned and operated