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Ikea Latex Matresses 11 Sep 2013 16:01 #51

Hello Phoenix,

You are the most knowledgeable person regarding mattress I know of.

If I want to buy a mattress online (not limited to IKEA of course), a firm one, king size, with budget around $800 (up to $1K).

Can you provide me with some choices? Also, I am going to get a platform bed so boxspring is probably out of the picture. Does that affect my choices?

I really appreciate it!!

p.s. I live in LA, CA

John

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Ikea Latex Matresses 11 Sep 2013 19:34 #52

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Hi jl039,

Can you provide me with some choices? Also, I am going to get a platform bed so boxspring is probably out of the picture. Does that affect my choices?


I'm happy to help with "how" to choose but there are far too many unknowns and variables for anyone to help with specifically "what" to choose out of all the thousands of mattresses that are available in the market (see post #2 here )

The first place to start your research is post #1 here which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choices ... and avoid the worst ones.

When you get to step 3 ... then some of the better options and possibilities I'm aware of in the Los Angeles area are listed in post #2 here .

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Ikea Latex Matresses 12 Feb 2014 06:03 #53

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We've been sleeping on the king size Sultan Edsele mattress with the Torod mattress topper for a couple of months now. The first night we had it, we slept on the mattress straight on the living room floor with no topper (wrong size topper was delivered). Definitely hard, but that's to be expected.

Since then, we've put it on the highest quality foundation IKEA offers right now, the Sultan Atloy box springs--that right there is probably a good portion of the reason for our restful sleep! We finished the bed with the Bekkestua headboard and 8" legs. Both of us like what we have going on with this bed. Previously we were in a softside waterbed, before that we tried organic handmade mattresses, shikibuton on tatami mats, memory foam toppers thrown over innerspring mattresses, innerspring mattresses, and an 8 year stretch with Tempurpedic.

Latex is the right choice for us for comfort, dustmite allergies, ease of moving house and changing positions (vs waterbed) and longevity. Every time we flop down on the memory foam guest bed, it's like quicksand sucking us down and fighting our attempts to change positions. Now we wonder how we did Tempurpedic for so long, and all those nights of arms falling asleep on memory foam! Latex feels springy and bouncy.

So far no impressions on the mattress from any of the three sleepers (we cosleep with our child). There's a 250 lb person, a 50 lb person, and a 150 lb person. No rolling into each other from the sleeping valley like we had with Tempurpedic and with the waterbed.

We still wake up often, but that's from a kid wanting the light turned on, any of us wanting water, cats jumping on us, stuffy noses require flipping sides, bladders yell at us, someone's phone lights up when it's supposed to be in blocking mode, and who knows what else. Even with that, we've all had nights where we sleep right on through. Glorious nights those are!

I wish I had some extra dough lying around so I could buy a full or queen Edsele for our kid's room. We'd sleep so much better if we were separate and not fighting for covers or room! Alas, fear of the dark is hard to overcome. Still, when tax return times comes, it will be hard not to hang rope lights in every corner of the kid's room, add a few flashlights, and buy another Edsele/Torod combo and hope for the best! IKEA has the Edsele $50 off right now for IKEA Family members.

If a young child's opinion is of interest to all of you, kiddo misses the waterbed because the new IKEA bed is very tall and hard to climb. I say it builds muscles so keep climbing, and I'll get shorter legs for your bed if you get one :)

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Ikea Latex Matresses 12 Feb 2014 10:35 #54

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Hi netgyks,

It sounds like you and your Ikea Edsele mattress are a great match.

Thanks for the feedback :)

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Ikea Latex Matresses 30 Mar 2014 22:15 #55

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A bit of news from my visit to Ikea (San Diego) yesterday: they are undergoing a major overhaul of their foam mattress lineup. FAVANG has been discontinued and is already off the floor. Most others are being replaced; they are just waiting to sell out old inventory before starting with the new. If you catch them on the day they are changing out, you might be able to buy a floor model as-is. The staff person had a one-page sheet showing old and new models. Besides FAVANG, the one I asked about was EDSELE which will be replaced by MORGANGAVA. I couldn't find that on their web site yet, so don't know what's different. I think the price is $999 for a queen, $20 more than EDSELE.

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Hi sdmark,

Thanks for letting us know.

I'm looking forward to finding out about their new mattresses.

I'll need to update my comments in the main Ikea post as well once they've listed the details.

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Ikea Latex Matresses 08 Apr 2014 22:38 #57

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The MORGANGAVA description is now online. Looks like it all natural, compared to 85% for EDSELE, right? Can't tell if it still has a zipper cover, but it says it's not washable: $999 for a queen.
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The synthetic latex/polyfoam hybrid is now MYRBACKA . $549 for a queen, 2.2 lb polyfoam, washable cover.

The thickest all-foam is now MORGEDAL , 2.2 lb. polyfoam, $299 queen, washable cover.

On the foam and latex mattress index page , there are two thinner foam mattresses and one memory foam.

Seems like maybe a somewhat smaller selection than than before.

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Hi sdmark,

The MORGANGAVA description is now online. Looks like it all natural, compared to 85% for EDSELE, right? Can't tell if it still has a zipper cover, but it says it's not washable: $999 for a queen.


I was looking at their new mattresses yesterday and there doesn't seem to be too much difference between the old Edsele and the new Morgangava . They both use 85/15 natural/synthetic latex, have the same materials, are the same thickness, and have the same weight. There may be a difference in the firmness of the latex (although this would affect the weight so they may be the same) and the Edsele mentioned seven zones and the Morgangava doesn't mention the number of zones (although it's likely the same). There is a cosmetic difference but it doesn't seem that there are many other differences between them. They don't say if the cover is removable like the Edsele.

The synthetic latex/polyfoam hybrid is now MYRBACKA. $549 for a queen, 2.2 lb polyfoam, washable cover.


The Myrbacka seems to be closest to the old Fjordgard except it's a little thicker and a little heavier and uses synthetic latex instead of a 20/80 NR/SBR blend and it doesn't specify the thickness of the latex. As you mentioned they do specify that the cover is removable and washable.

The thickest all-foam is now MORGEDAL, 2.2 lb. polyfoam, $299 queen, washable cover.


The Morgedal is thicker than the old Favang which was the thickest polyfoam mattress they used to carry. It's 7 1/8" vs the 5 1/2" of the FAvang but it uses a combination of 1.7 lb and 2.2lb polyfoam (but don't say how much of each) and is probably one sided while the Favang used 2.2 lb polyfoam throughout and was two sided. The Favang was also 5 zone and they don't specify the number of zones in the Morgedal.

Thanks for mentioning them and I can see I'll have to revise the Ikea mattress descriptions when I can and hopefully they will provide some of the missing information.

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Ikea Latex Matresses 09 Apr 2014 08:30 #59

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Phoenix,

the new Morgangava[... [uses] 85/15 natural/synthetic latex...

The Morgedal ... uses a combination of 1.7 lb and 2.2lb polyfoam...


Thanks for the careful reading--you caught a couple things I missed. I may have to look at these next time I'm near Ikea.

Mark

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Interesting visit to Ikea today. I've uploaded new pics in post #3 here . Observations:

There is no longer a thin talalay over thick polyfoam hybrid (formerly Fjordgard).

Several mattresses now have multiple versions under the same name.

Morgedal comes in two firmnesses. Only the medium firm is shown online. The firm one was on display and felt very firm.

Matrand comes in memory foam and latex versions, with different amounts of polyfoam. The latex is 12cm (4.7") Mountaintop C3. I do not see the latex version online. Of the three latex mattresses, this felt in between the other two in firmness, demoed on a Sultan Aram foundation.

Myrbacka also comes in memory foam and latex versions, with different amounts of polyfoam. I do not see the memory foam version online. Of the three latex mattresses, this felt the firmest, also demoed on a Sultan Aram foundation. The latex tag was not accessible, but it looks like 6" thick. I took a quick peek inside the demo and it looked like the holes were of even size (maybe 1/2") and spacing. I wondered if the extra firmness was due to it being molded Dunlop, but the Ikea web site says it is zoned, so maybe it is just a thicker layer of the Mountaintop.

Morgongava is latex only. There is a zipper but it only goes across one end and about a foot down each side. I'd think it would be pretty difficult to remove and especially to re-insert the mattress into this "envelope." Of the three latex mattresses, this felt the softest, though it was demoed on a Sultan Luroy slatted base which has a bit of spring to it.

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