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Latex foam over innerspring questions 08 Jan 2022 18:37 #1

Hello all,

I'm interested in a spring/latex foam hybrid mattress and came across APM's offering. The value of the Ultimate Hybrid versus other competitors seems terrific. I have two questions that I'm hoping the forum can answer:

1) Many of the other latex over spring mattresses seem to have a thin base layer of either latex or polyfoam below the innerspring. Are the innersprings more prone to damage without this base layer underneath it? It would also seem that the thin layer would help bridge the gaps between the slats in a slatted base. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Also, since the innersprings are not encased on the bottom, would this mattress flop around a lot and be prone to damage when moved? As a military guy that moves around a lot, I would definitely value some rigidity to the mattress for when I haul it around a house, up/down stairs, in/out of a moving truck. And I would definitely value some protection to the mattress on those occasions when I opt to go with professional movers, which aren't necessarily always the most gentle with your stuff.

2) Does anybody know if the Ultimate Hybrid is available with a blended Talalay Latex top instead of the All Natural Latex? Wouldn't a blended layer be more durable and possibly bring down the price further? Also, are there any breathability differences between natural and blended latex? I tend to sleep hot, and I'll be moving the Dominican Republic in a few months, so both breathability and mattress that sleeps cool are important factors for me.


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Latex foam over innerspring questions 10 Jan 2022 08:42 #2

The only reason to pollute the mattress with polyfoam is for roll packaging purposes. It's a buffer when the high compression machines fold the coils in half to prevent damage to the coils. We vacuum pack our coils here and do not fold the coils in half so there is no reason to add all those chemicals to our hybrids. Of course we can substitute blended for all natural, just let us know and we can refund the difference in price. There is no difference in breath-ability between the two.

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Latex foam over innerspring questions 23 Apr 2022 20:47 #3

Thanks for this reply, I have the same 2 questions as the original poster- I didn’t see an answer to the first question about having a thin layer of latex or poly foam beneath the innerspring. Is damage to the coils something to be concerned about with the coils resting directly on the slatted base?

Thank you!

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Latex foam over innerspring questions 26 Apr 2022 09:53 #4

As long as you have a cover on it and the slats are no more than 3" apart you should not have any damage to the coils.

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