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Wool Mattress Topper Choices 26 Apr 2014 20:36 #11

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Thanks everyone for the replies, and I certainly appreciate the different opinions since that's exactly what I'm looking for.

First one correction...

For the Solus, I think their calculations must be off. There is no way a 1 inch topper could be 18 lbs.


Yes, you are spot on, it was actually my math that was off. Phoenix, I see you listed a queen size as having 3.7 yds, and I'm figuring an 80x80 King would clock in at 4.97 yds. So the 1" Solus would contain about 10 lbs of wool total.

However, based on the comments so far, it seems the one thing that everyone is agreeing on is that a wool topper may not be what I really want to add some "cushion". My mattress is a Brooklyn Bedding Total Latex 10". It has a 6" 32 ILD core and a 3" 32 ILD top layer. I could try to change out the 3" layer on my wife's side to maybe a a 24 or 28 ILD version. Would that have a better chance of success?

The cost to do this would be about the same as purchasing a new topper, so that isn't really a factor. Or if I should be looking at toppers made from other material I'm open to that too.

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Wool Mattress Topper Choices 26 Apr 2014 20:58 #12

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Hi JimA,

I'm figuring an 80x80 King would clock in at 4.97 yds


A king size is 76" x 80" which would be 4.69 yards and multiplied by 2 lbs/yd would be 9.38 lbs in a king size (although the 2 lbs is probably an approximation).

However, based on the comments so far, it seems the one thing that everyone is agreeing on is that a wool topper may not be what I really want to add some "cushion". My mattress is a Brooklyn Bedding Total Latex 10". It has a 6" 32 ILD core and a 3" 32 ILD top layer. I could try to change out the 3" layer on my wife's side to maybe a a 24 or 28 ILD version. Would that have a better chance of success?


Your best source of guidance about a layer exchange would be a more detailed conversation with Brooklyn Bedding who will be able to use their knowledge and experience about their mattresses and other customers that are similar to you to help you decide on the firmness of a layer exchange that would work better for you and/or your wife. The more specific and detailed information you can provide them on a phone call about you, your preferences, your current sleeping experience on the mattress, and what you would like to change ... the better they will be able to help you.

The cost of a layer exchange would end up being $75 for shipping which is much less than a topper.

If you do decide to add a topper ... then post #2 here and the topper guidelines it links to can help you use your sleeping experience as a reference point to help you choose a topper that has the best chance of success.

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Wool Mattress Topper Choices 27 Apr 2014 04:55 #13

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Thanks everyone for the replies, and I certainly appreciate the different opinions since that's exactly what I'm looking for.


Yep. The opinions stated are usually based on personal experiences. That's what's important. You can "what if" this stuff to death whereby you leave more confused than when you came in thru the revolving door. :lol:

However, based on the comments so far, it seems the one thing that everyone is agreeing on is that a wool topper may not be what I really want to add some "cushion".


Correct, and the reason why I recommended a plush ILD topper, split or not. I did talk to one vendor who sells VERY expensive wool quilted toppers and he was really trying to push them. When I checked out his outrageous prices, it became very clear as to why. His position to me (before I chose to buy a 2" slab of 14 ILD) was that I was looking for more cushion and wool would deliver.

My mattress is a Brooklyn Bedding Total Latex 10". It has a 6" 32 ILD core and a 3" 32 ILD top layer. I could try to change out the 3" layer on my wife's side to maybe a a 24 or 28 ILD version. Would that have a better chance of success?


I'm curious, why the 32 on top of a 32? Were you trying to build height and maintain a firm feel? I have a 19 ILD topper UNDER a stretchy encasement, mattress cover and fitted sheet and my body's indention really isn't very much. IOW, I'm still on top, not in. That's how resilient talatech latex is to me.

The cost to do this would be about the same as purchasing a new topper, so that isn't really a factor. Or if I should be looking at toppers made from other material I'm open to that too.


What I like after months of research which includes in store topper and mattress trials, 12 pages of notes and finally personal experience - latex.

Good luck!

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Wool Mattress Topper Choices 27 Apr 2014 09:44 #14

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I really like the way this forum works, it's clearly the opposite of when you go into a store and they try to sell you something more expensive simply because it's better no matter what.

Like in my case I'm happy with a mattress that normally would not have been a good match with my sleeping position, but it is.

So I'm glad that website did not push me in one direction or the other, I could have choose something that was not the best for me, but perceived as being a "better choice" or "getting more for my money". Instead of that, I have learned what to look for and I made my own choice and I feel that it was the best according to my personal situation.

Now I agree with Phoenix that having someone who always points to what he have done and how that's better then everything else is not only annoying, but it could point some people in the wrong direction.

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Wool Mattress Topper Choices 27 Apr 2014 11:54 #15

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....So I'm glad that website did not push me in one direction or the other, I could have choose something that was not the best for me, but perceived as being a "better choice" or "getting more for my money". Instead of that, I have learned what to look for and I made my own choice and I feel that it was the best according to my personal situation.


That is after you made the wrong choice after surfing and posting to this site for a while, choosing the LB Nature, and then switching out to the Beautiful and then "promoting" your final choice like there is no tomorrow.www.themattressunderground.com/mattress-forum/general-mattresses/13879-just-got-a-bliss-latex-nature-exchanged-for-a-bliss-latex-beautiful.html?start=30

Now I agree with Phoenix that having someone who always points to what he have done and how that's better then everything else is not only annoying, but it could point some people in the wrong direction.


Seeing that insult was obviously directed at me, I will not take that hit. You're annoyed with me because I built a knock off of what you chose at less than 1/3 of the cost.

We're both happy with our choices, so let's just cut the forum politics, OK? Nobody is pushing you or anyone else to make a choice. We all have free will.

FWIW, one of the reasons why I have a 14 ILD topper coming this week is from store testing a 14 ILD Latex Bliss topper aka Latex International talalay foam, and, talking to experts like the Coffeys at KTT.

Rest easy,
Mark

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Wool Mattress Topper Choices 27 Apr 2014 12:02 #16

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Hi Mark in Texas,

You are once again on the edge of breaking the forum rules and would caution you once again to read them .

Your last post is more about personalities than issues and this is not the place for "bickering" or making the members here the topic of your post.

Phoenix

PS: I've deleted your reply to this post as well since it wasn't relevant to this topic and the thread has wandered far enough off topic.

from your deleted post ...

Hell, donated to this site. I want my money back neener neener.


I've refunded your donation as requested.
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