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Memory foam topper 08 Mar 2014 11:48 #31

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Those are good points. I plan on trying as many as possible, along with simple tech studies. The process is similar to ergonomic studies I did in a theory and methodology course in design school. I had to go out and measure and test 25 lounge chairs, and 25 side chairs, documenting both the angles and measurements, as well as the subjective feel. This was then translated into my design.

I can make quick work of drafting my body shape in a software program I use. This will allow a better idea of the comfort layer thickness, etc.

Another supplement is to checkout test pieces of foam at A-1. While you obviously can't lay on them, they still provide useful information about how the materials feel when you press on them, as well as visually seeing how various combinations interact.

None of these approaches are to be used as an end all, they merely add to the whole of the studies.

Note: it's a pretty fun project in it's own right.

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Memory foam topper 08 Mar 2014 13:35 #32

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Hi Supravista,

Note: it's a pretty fun project in it's own right.


I think that this is the best approach to a DIY mattress project where the challenge and rewards of the process itself and your experiences and what you learn along the way are more important than any potential cost savings which you may or may not realize by the time your project is complete.

I'm looking forward to your feedback and finding out what you end up with :)

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Memory foam topper 08 Mar 2014 14:29 #33

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:)

I'll for sure post some tinkerings as I go.

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Memory foam topper 18 Jul 2014 23:30 #34

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I used to work for The Foam Factory aka foam distributing aka USA foam. All I will say is please DO NOT buy foam for mattresses from there. It is a sad brutal scam. These people are scam artist who have been doing this for 30+ years. It is an EXTREMELY dirty company. The latex IS NOT real what. So. Ever. The foam is not really rated at what they say it is but they know they can get away with it. If you have the ability to test the density rating and ILD rating on foam, do us all a favor and test them and tell me the numbers come close to what they say online. I dare you. I feel bad for all people who buy foam from there to be used as a mattress. I got dooped myself and I worked there for a REALLY long time.

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Memory foam topper 18 Jul 2014 23:37 #35

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Hi Unknown111,

Thanks for the warning. I completely agree that it would be a good idea to be very cautious in dealing with Foam by Mail (FBM) or any of their other websites including Foam Factory, USA Foam, Foam Distributing, and others for some of the reasons mentioned in post #2 here and post #2 here and in this thread and I have cautioned people about dealing with them since before this website even began over 3 years ago.

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Memory foam topper 04 Aug 2014 12:19 #36

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Thank you, you just saved me $300!

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Memory foam topper 05 Aug 2014 15:17 #37

Thank you very much for the warning. Foam Factory did a good job on their website, and give the impression that their 5 lb memory foam is like Sensus. Complete with an authoritative data sheet (which, given your advice, is probably all fake numbers.)

Seriously, Thank You!

I guess I'll go with either rockymountainmattress or sleepwarehouse for a 3 inch Sensus 5 lb topper.

gaeila

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