At Hendrixson’s, if a customer came in and asked us why a Shifman Mattress costs what it does and why should I buy it, what would we tell them?
Today I want to highlight one of many reasons an American manufactured, two-sided Shifman Mattress is the ONLY mattress choice for our customers.
There are many reasons a Shifman Mattress set from Hendrixson’s should be your next sleep solution purchase. Mattress stores can be awkward at best, and maybe even irritating. Sometimes, as you walk out the door of your local sleep shop, the salesperson will chase you into the parking lot to ask if you’ll reconsider a purchase today for a lower price. Of course everyone wants a fair price. At Hendrixson’s Furniture, you’ll receive the best possible price on Shifman Mattresses every time you walk into the store.
Probably the most important reason to consider a Shifman Mattress set from Hendrixson’s is that Shifman only makes two-sided mattresses. So you might wonder why the industry doesn’t make two-sided mattresses anymore. Shifman has always made a two-sided mattress. Unfortunately, sleep shops pushed this rumor ever since major mattress manufacturers elected to change their two-sided designs to a cheaper one-sided version. This change was done in part to comply with the California’s open flame test.
Brief summation of test 16 CFR Part 1633 Standard for the Flammability of Mattress Sets
This flammability test mechanically blew a flame on the side and top of a mattress/foundation set. The mattress set had to withstand a 50 second side torch, a 70 second top torch and then a 30 minute burn without engulfing the set in flames. Industry experts had noted during the test that the flame flickered around the underside of the mattress because of the inherent gap. Therefore the mattress set would engulf in flames and exceed the peak heat release of 200 kilowatts within 30 minutes. A fail!
The Sneaky Solution
A one-sided mattress created a seamless design and eliminated the flicker. The open flame test slowed and manufacturers easily surpassed the 30 minute requirement. It was a win win for the manufactures. They would charge the same price for what was now a mattress set with a half-life of its predecessor. This increased the repurchase cycle while at the same time complied with the new fire regulations and created instant profit.
So how did Shifman Mattress solve this problem?
Shifman uses Pyro-Shield: a two-layer fiber which consists of equal parts polyester and Visil. Visil is a cellulose fiber made from wood pulp production. When in contact with an open flame, Visil chars to create a barrier and the polyester resists ignition from the heat. Pyro-Shield is the finest, most natural, inherently fire retardant material available.
As a result, Shifman has a compliant two-sided mattress made with all natural materials and no harmful fire retardant chemicals. This alone separates Shifman from the others. The industry giants spent their extra profits on large advertising campaigns to tout all the reasons that two-sided mattresses have gone the way of the dinosaur. Meanwhile, Shifman has stayed true to their 100+ year roots. They continue to manufacture in the USA, two-sided mattress sets with all natural materials. Their products will last many years beyond the competition and provide a more comfortable night’s sleep than any sleep product available.
You can learn more about all the reasons we sell Shifman Mattresses HERE.