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Hard Time Deciding... 30 Jun 2013 12:45 #11

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I have so many hours involved in looking at mattresses. I will make the hour drive to Savvy Rest. Hopefully I will find a supportive and comfortable mattress. It might be easier to lose 60lbs! LOL

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Hard Time Deciding... 30 Jun 2013 20:16 #12

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Hi terryb52,

I, too, am having a tough time with this one. I don't have any stores nearby to test anything except Tempurpedic. No other stores within 50 miles that carry anything except spring mattresses.


Where do you live (city or zip)?

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Hard Time Deciding... 30 Jun 2013 20:18 #13

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Hi hardtimedeciding,

If you follow the steps in the "read first" post one by one you will do fine :)

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Hard Time Deciding... 28 Sep 2013 19:15 #14

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Hi,

Just to follow up, I ended up buying from FloBeds. I bought the V-Zone with the Euro Slat foundation. I love the bed. It is so comfortable. This bed is in Maryland.

We have had a vacation home in Florida for the last 30 years. The mattress in Florida has only been slept on 3 years out of the 30 years. I have never had a problem sleeping on the mattress. I use to think it was comfortable. After sleeping on my FloBed I am no longer comfortable sleeping on the mattress in Florida. That mattress feels like I am sleeping on a rock!

I now need to buy a new mattress in Florida. I do not want to spend $3,000+ on a mattress that gets slept on one month out of the year. Any suggestions for a comfortable mattress that be more affordable for this situation?

Thank you for your time.

Sharon

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Hard Time Deciding... 28 Sep 2013 21:24 #15

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Hi Hardtimedeciding,

Congratulations on your new mattress first of all ... I think you made a great choice :)

I agree that this may not be the most cost friendly choice for a mattress that is only used very temporarily but if you like the overall "feel" of latex then a lower cost latex or even a latex hybrid mattress (latex/polyfoam or latex/innerspring) may be a good choice. There are some lower cost latex options in the list of online manufacturers that are members here in post #21 here and some of these also have one or more exchangeable layers so you can make comfort adjustments after a purchase if you need to do so. I would also keep in mind that while a latex hybrid will still have latex in the comfort layers so it will have some of the general "feel" of sleeping on latex ... the design will also be different and it won't be zoned so it will not be the same as your Flobeds.

I would also call the local stores in the Macon / Atlanta list in post #2 here and ask them if they have any latex / polyfoam hybrids or latex / innerspring hybrids inside your budget range if you want to do some local testing. There may be some good value there as well.

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Hard Time Deciding... 29 Sep 2013 06:17 #16

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Hi,
Is there anyone in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area you would recommend besides Select Foam? I am going to visit Select Foam the next time I go to Florida but I would like other local options.

I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into this website.

Thanks again,
Sharon

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Hard Time Deciding... 29 Sep 2013 14:07 #17

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Hi Hardtmedeciding,

Some of the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in the Ft Lauderdale / Miami area are listed in post #2 here .

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Hard Time Deciding... 09 Dec 2013 21:30 #18

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Hi Phoenix,
I visited Zeno today in Ft Lauderdale. I am looking to replace ex-firm 30 year old mattress that has only been slept on for 3 years. I was hoping to spend about $1000 for a mattress and box spring since the bed is only slept in 1 1/2 months each year. I liked the feel of Zeno's innerspring mattress with high density egg carton top (Queen about $1,300). What is the negative to this combination of mattress? I am a big gal 5'7" 200lbs.
PS My real bed is a FloBed with the vzone, & european slat box spring.
Thank you for your time.

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Hard Time Deciding... 09 Dec 2013 22:37 #19

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Hi Hardtimedeciding,

I visited Zeno today in Ft Lauderdale. I am looking to replace ex-firm 30 year old mattress that has only been slept on for 3 years. I was hoping to spend about $1000 for a mattress and box spring since the bed is only slept in 1 1/2 months each year. I liked the feel of Zeno's innerspring mattress with high density egg carton top (Queen about $1,300). What is the negative to this combination of mattress? I am a big gal 5'7" 200lbs.


That would depend on the quality of the materials in the mattress ... and particularly the comfort layers.

In general polyfoam is less durable than latex and convoluted layers are less durable than solid layers of the same material.

If you can find out the specifics of all the layers and components in the mattress you are considering and list them on the forum (from top to bottom) I'd be happy to make some comments about it.

The information you need is the type and quality of all the layers and components including the thickness and type of any foam layers, the density of any polyfoam or memory foam, and the type and blend of any latex in the mattress. The type of cover and quilting and the specifics of the innerspring would also be useful (although the innerspring is not usually the weak link in a mattress). With higher weights especially ... the quality/density of the comfort layers will be the most important factor in the durability and useful life of a mattress.

The most important parts of any mattress purchase is how well it matches your specific needs and preferences in terms of PPP and the quality and durability of the materials in the mattress. Without knowing the specifics of all the layers and components in a mattress it's not really possible to know if it has any weak links that could considerable shorten its useful life or make meaningful comparisons with other mattresses.

Zeno should be able to provide you with all the specs of the mattress including the density of all the polyfoam or memory foam in the mattress.

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Hard Time Deciding... 10 Dec 2013 08:37 #20

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Here are the specifics of the Zeno mattress:
Type of cover: Cotton/Poly Blend
Innerspring: 13 gauge steel spring sprayed with rust inhibitor
2" High Density Polyfoam designed to be soft to conform to body.
The High Density Foam is on both sides of the mattress so I would be able to flip the mattress.
$1300

I went to Comfort Custom Mattresses. He sells a mattress that consists of 1" 1.5 Polyfoam Pillow Top, 3" 1.8 Polyfoam, 12.5 gauge innerspring mattress. He did not say anything about rust inhibitor being sprayed on the springs. $589 delivered.

I asked him if he would put Latex on top the innerspring. He said that he would do a 3" 32 IOD which is a 70/30 blend for $895.

What concerns should I have about the above mattresses? Does anything jump out at you that is a major concern. I would like to make a decision today so I can order the mattress and have it delivered the next time we come down to Ft. Lauderdale.

Thank you for your time.....again!

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