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Memory foam topper 04 Mar 2014 21:00 #21

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Both foam companies may have good suggestions on mattress building. They both have 1.8+lb poly foam. They both have memory foam also, which may be cheaper than Brooklyn Bedding. Keep us posted on what you decide to do.

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Memory foam topper 04 Mar 2014 21:01 #22

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I will for sure. You guys have been very helpful.

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Memory foam topper 05 Mar 2014 02:42 #23

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Hi Supravista,

As jankdc mentioned ... both foam suppliers will likely be able to give you some good suggestions and information about their foams and you can use the suppliers in the mattress components post I linked earlier as value references as well.

I'm also looking forward to finding out the details of your final design and seeing how it works out for you.

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Memory foam topper 05 Mar 2014 09:10 #24

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I will for sure head back here report when I get it worked out. Much thanks!

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Memory foam topper 05 Mar 2014 15:56 #25

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I just got an email back from Tuft and Needle and they do use high quality foam:

Thanks for reaching out.

The foam we designed currently has a density of about 2 lbs—where the firmness level is around a 7 out of 10, where a 10 is the most firm. This is on the high end for foam quality. You can learn a lot more about densities on the Mattress Underground website and forums. The reason I say "about" is because foam in general has a slight variance, it's never exact. It's not abnormal for foam to be .1% more or less dense but, on average, ours is 2lbs.

When you're shopping for a foam mattress, be sure you are getting something that has a higher density foam. I'd recommend something above 1.8 lbs.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.



Kelly Y.

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Memory foam topper 06 Mar 2014 10:13 #26

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I can't buy individual sheets from amconfoam, but A-1 gets their foam from them. I talked with A-1 over the phone (very knowledgeable and helpful), but holy crap on the cost, guys. Check it out:

2" 4lb $450
2" 5lb $504
4" 2.7/lb 30ild $300
3" 1.45/ib 50ild $140

Total $1394

Holy crap...

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Memory foam topper 06 Mar 2014 12:24 #27

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It's quite possible to purchase the memory foam from Brooklyn for a quarter of the price, but buy the poly from A-1 locally.

Does anyone know of a good cover to house the layers? One which has enough give for the memory foam.

*I'm going to have to save up, but when I put this together I'm going to post a video tour of the finished product.

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Memory foam topper 06 Mar 2014 14:56 #28

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Hi Supravista,

There are some sources for covers in the components post here .

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Memory foam topper 07 Mar 2014 10:33 #29

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Since I have time to save, I'm going to really dive into this. Right now, on the site, I'm reading about the basics; getting a better idea about comfort/support layers. I've experience great pressure relief from memory foam I've tried, but I need a greater understanding of how support layers help with alignment. This, I feel, it the most important for my body make-up, and pain issues. So, here I go on my journey... Part of the research will include measurements of the curvature of my body.

Any thoughts to add right now, and when I post on this thread information and thoughts, would be great, too.

Keep in mind I will be making either a progressive mattress, or differential mattress.

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Memory foam topper 07 Mar 2014 14:17 #30

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Hi Supravista,

Any thoughts to add right now, and when I post on this thread information and thoughts, would be great, too.


I think that focusing on specs and the theory of mattress design can quickly become overwhelming unless you have extensive experience with many different combinations of materials and components that can give you a frame of reference. One of the most important parts of success with a DIY design will be "translating" the more technical specs and theories into personal experience with extensive local testing where you can compare small differences in the designs and materials of different mattresses to evaluate why they feel and perform differently for you.

Using a local mattress that is a good match for you in terms of PPP and where you know all the relevant quality and comfort specs as a reference point and then coming as close as you can to finding the same materials and components in a DIY design would have the highest chance of success IMO.

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