Looking for Dorlux mattresses? Unfortunately, Dorlux went into administration in 2014 and have since stopped manufacturing their designs. However, we've put together this handy guide featuring excellent alternatives to Dorlux's most popular mattresses and beds so that you can find exactly what you're looking for.
The Dorlux Flexiform was designed by Swiss engineers to provide superior support. The Flexiform featured double the amount of springs found in a conventional mattress. With each spring able to move independently so that you can feel supported no matter how much you move throughout the night.
A great alternative to the Dorlux Flexiform would be a pocket sprung mattress with a memory foam pillow top. Pocket spring designs feature the same independent spring movement. They come in a wide range of spring counts and densities offering the custom support you need. While the foam comfort layer provides a luxury feel and gives excellent joint support.
Which pocket sprung mattress is best for me?
When choosing a mattress, it's important to make sure it's the best one for you. Pocket spring styles are considered to be a high end, luxury style. But despite the popularity, they're not always the best choice for everyone. Finding your perfect mattress means you'll need to take into account your sleeping position, weight and comfort preferences.
How many pocket springs do I need?
The standard spring count of a good quality pocket spring mattress is 1400. This is suitable for most and will not feel too soft nor too firm. It's a particularly popular spring density among couples because of its versatility. If you are of lighter weight, a lower spring count will feel more comfortable. For people under ten stone, a spring count of 1000 is more than enough. Similarly, if you are a heavier weight, a higher spring count is needed. If your weight is between sixteen to twenty stone, a spring count of 2000 will give the correct back support.
Remember to consider the other materials
When shopping for a pocket sprung mattress, it's not all about the spring count. While a higher spring count might scream luxury and comfort, it's important to consider the other materials. Having lots of high-quality springs that are topped with a low quality, non-supportive comfort layer will seriously impede the comfort. Make sure to look out for the overall density of the mattress and what fillings are used. Memory foam tends to be a comfortable option for the comfort layer on pocket spring styles. If your mattress feels a little thin, you can easily add a memory foam topper yourself to give an extra layer of support.
Dorlux Ortho Deluxe
Dorlux mattresses are catered to all comfort needs, including Orthopaedic. The Dorlux Ortho Deluxe was a particularly popular style that provided additional support where needed. Orthopaedic mattresses are specifically designed to reduce stress on the spine and joints. They tend to be thicker and firmer than traditional styles. Extra care is given to the pain-relieving elements when constructing the mattress. This ensures that every spring is positioned in a way to relieve pressure on the joints, neck and back.
It's important to make sure an orthopaedic mattress is right for you before purchasing. Sleeping on a mattress that's too firm can actually do more harm than good if it's not needed. We have a large range of Ortho mattresses with varying materials, spring counts and firmnesses to suit you.
How to choose an orthopaedic mattress:
Back pain will affect all of us at some point and can be incredibly distressing. If you find yourself suffering from back pain on a regular basis, it might be best to opt for an orthopaedic style. An orthopaedic mattress works by cushioning your body, providing correct support and reacting as you move around. The support whilst moving will ensure that no matter how much you toss and turn, the mattress will maintain the correct spine alignment as you sleep.
Is orthopaedic right for me?
Ultimately, orthopaedic mattresses are designed to provide extra support. If you constantly wake up with back pain or stiffness, an orthopaedic style might be for you. Sometimes, people opt for an ortho mattress simply because they prefer the feeling and support of a firmer style.
Are orthopaedic mattresses always firm?
While orthopaedic mattresses are designed to offer extra support, they can still feel soft. If you prefer to sleep on a softer surface by need the support of an orthopaedic style, opt for a memory foam design. Memory foam has a sinking feeling that is preferred by people that enjoy a softer mattress. Make sure to choose an orthopaedic style of memory foam though to ensure you're getting the extra support needed.
Dorlux Pocket Collection
The Dorlux mattresses pocket collection was primarily made of memory foam. To provide extra support, the mattresses also included a layer of pocket springs. Memory foam styles are great for those that would like to relieve pressure off their joints. Particularly, people that sleep on their side tend to benefit from a foam mattress. This is because sleeping on the side of the body puts extra pressure on the shoulder and hip. A mattress that allows the joints to sink in will prevent stiffness and pain in the future. We have a large range of memory foam, latex foam and foam hybrid mattresses to choose from.
Which foam mattress is best for me?
At first glance, you may think that all foam mattresses are the same. How different can foam be? Well, the answer is very different. There are many types of foam mattress options on the market and it's important to choose the right one for you.
- Traditional memory foam: this tends to be the foam that comes to mind when talking about mattresses. Traditional memory foam mattresses support the body by moulding to your shape and responding to your weight. Because it responds to your weight, it will only allow you to sink in a certain amount. This is great for providing correct back support to people of different weights sharing a bed.
- Latex foam: Latex doesn't respond in the same way memory foam does to your body. While it doesn't mould around your shape, it does still provide the soft, plush feeling of memory foam. Latex foam is a great alternative for people looking to avoid chemicals used to treat mattresses. It's also naturally hypoallergenic but of course, not suitable for those with latex allergies.
- Gel memory foam: Gel foam contains the same formulation that is typically used in shoe inserts that reduce pressure. Which makes it a great mattress choice for those with achy joints. It's also an excellent alternative to traditional memory foam for those that get hot in their sleep. The gel increases the amount of air that can flow through the mattress, making it a cooler temperature to sleep in.
Dorlux mattresses alternatives
We have a huge range of styles that are great alternatives to Dorlux mattresses - shop our full collection of mattresses. If you need any help when shopping for your perfect mattress, feel free to contact one of our sleep advisers who will be more than happy to assist you. For additional buying guides, visit our Advice Hub for more in-depth guides designed to help you easily find your ideal sleep set up.