Royal-Pedic Mattresses & Bed Sets: A Buying Guide
Royal-Pedic Company History and Overview
The 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.
Royal-Pedic 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.
Ronald Reagan's 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 mattresses.
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
The 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
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.
Royal-Flex® Innerspring System
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.