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Memory foam topper 03 Mar 2014 20:07 #11

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My experience with FBM was poor.

1) I ordered 3" 4lb and 2" 5lb... I receive both in 4lb
2) They lost memory in a couple weeks
3) I ordered custom sizing and the cuts were sloppy. (I'm a furniture designer and cutting foam is not that difficult.)

BUT

I did like their terry cloth cover.

I used that polyfoam in a 5". I do know is it was pretty dense. Itt seemed fine when the top layers had good memory. When the memory gave from the 5" top layers, I could feel the stiffness of the poly underneath. This I did not like. But I wonder if it works more synergistically with a proper 5lb top layer

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Memory foam topper 03 Mar 2014 20:53 #12

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I should add I have no way to go and test mattresses, so I have to figure this out based on theory.

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Memory foam topper 03 Mar 2014 21:36 #13

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Hi Supravista,

I should add I have no way to go and test mattresses, so I have to figure this out based on theory.


Rather than spending weeks or months or longer to learn mattress design theory and then still having to go through what could end up being a significant amount of trial and error that can be involved in translating more generic theory into your own personal experience ... I would tend to work with a reliable supplier that already knows what you would otherwise have to learn or at the very least base your design on one that is already proven with customers that are similar to you and has higher odds of success. If they also have a good exchange or return policy then it can also save you the cost of mistakes and not being able to return a material or layer you have purchased that doesn't work out well for you.

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Memory foam topper 04 Mar 2014 09:33 #14

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I should add I have no way to go and test mattresses, so I have to figure this out based on theory.


What's your budget and what size mattress do you want/need?

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Memory foam topper 04 Mar 2014 09:40 #15

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It will be a twin. Budget tops out at 300. Brooklyn Bedding seems to have good memory foam from what I've read, and they're a member on this site. I'm looking for support foam. One thing I'm thinking about is what layers would work, such as the following stack.

HD polyfoam, then 2" 5lb memory, then 2" 4lb memory

I'm a side sleeper so I've read here that 4" comfort layer might be a good thickness. I was thinking 4lb followed by the 5lb as a transition to the HD poly.

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Memory foam topper 04 Mar 2014 10:36 #16

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Are you set on memory foam? I think that finding a quality memory foam mattress would be hard with your budget. Also diy bedding can be very costly and time consuming to make work right. You should search for people making their own beds and see what has worked and not worked for them and compare your sleeping preferences with your height and weight.

One thought is to use something like a tuft and needle mattress as a base. It should be somewhat comfortable and then talk with brooklyn bedding to see if 2 or 3" topper would be better based on what is going on with just laying on the tuft and needle. I think you could do that within your budget. Let me know if you want a coupon code for tuft and needle. I have one that is a little better than the mattress underground forum one.

I tried building a bed with foam from FBM, and I just could never get it right.

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Memory foam topper 04 Mar 2014 10:47 #17

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I'm a little uneasy that they don't provide information about the foam they use.

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Memory foam topper 04 Mar 2014 14:54 #18

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Hi Supravista,

I'm a side sleeper so I've read here that 4" comfort layer might be a good thickness. I was thinking 4lb followed by the 5lb as a transition to the HD poly.


A component memory foam mattress like this may be worth considering either as a blueprint or as a purchase and you would have the option of rearranging both the comfort layers and the support layers to customize the firmness.

Brooklyn Bedding also has the option of exchangeable memory foam comfort layers ( see here ) which may be worth considering.

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Memory foam topper 04 Mar 2014 18:39 #19

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I'm a little uneasy that they don't provide information about the foam they use.


If you are talking about Tuft and Needle, check out this post . Of course, I would confirm with them before purchase.

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Memory foam topper 04 Mar 2014 20:03 #20

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Hey, that's a perfect mattress for me to work off. Awesome. I'm going to try brooklyn bedding for the memory foam I think.

This place is local so I can check out the poly they have. I'm not sure what the Weight: _lbs/Cu.Ft. Firmness #_ specs mean though.

www.a-1foam.com/A1%20Foam.html


This local place looks solid, with full spec description

www.amconfoam.com/materialscushion.html

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