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I liked a showroom mattress...need help customizing it! 19 Sep 2014 12:35 #1

Hello friends,

I saw a mattress at store here in Houston, TX that I liked (at a vendor recommended on this forum), but I felt the pricing may be a bit high.

Anyhow, before I can price the final product, I wanted to share the specs of the mattress at the store, and get your suggestions on how to 'improve' it, i.e. make it more comfortable, and durable.

These are the specs of the mattress at the store, I may not have gotten all the specs or written them correctly, apologies for this:

Top layer - 1" talalay latex - ILD 28 (I liked this firmness)

layer below - 2.5 foam HB foam - 6"

layer below - 1535 foam 3"

I hope this makes sense. If so, how can I customize this mattress with similar firmness, with better comfort and quality?

Any questions please let me know! Thanks

desidude

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I liked a showroom mattress...need help customizing it! 19 Sep 2014 13:46 #2

Hi desidude,

Top layer - 1" talalay latex - ILD 28 (I liked this firmness)

layer below - 2.5 foam HB foam - 6"

layer below - 1535 foam 3"

I hope this makes sense. If so, how can I customize this mattress with similar firmness, with better comfort and quality?


Unfortunately there are too many unknowns, variables, and personal preferences involved for anyone (including me) to make "comfort suggestions" based on specs (either yours or a mattress) or "theory at a distance" (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ) because comfort doesn't have a specific meaning and is just too subjective and relative to each person. Your own personal testing or sleeping experience is really the only way to know how well a mattress will match your specific needs and preferences in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences).

There is more about all the variables that can affect durability in post #2 here and the posts it links to but in very general terms the upper 5" or 6" of a mattress will generally be the weakest link in a mattress and using higher quality more durable materials in the upper layers will generally have the biggest effect on durability. In this case the top two layers (the 1" of Talalay latex and the 6" of 2.5 lb polyfoam) are both very durable materials and there would be no weak links in the mattress the way it is. The 3" 1.5 lb polyfoam 3" layer on the bottom would be too deep in the mattress to have a significant effect on durability with 7" of foam above it.

Outside of completely changing the mattress into a different type of mattress completely ... there aren't any changes that I would make to it if it's a good match for you in terms of PPP.

Phoenix
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I liked a showroom mattress...need help customizing it! 22 Nov 2015 19:25 #3

Hi,

Thank you for your reply Phoenix.

Do you have any suggestion(s) on electronic vendor(s) where I can customize and build a mattress online?

I am located in Houston, TX, USA

Thanks,
Desidude

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I liked a showroom mattress...need help customizing it! 22 Nov 2015 19:47 #4

Hi desidude,

Do you have any suggestion(s) on electronic vendor(s) where I can customize and build a mattress online?


If you are attracted to the idea of designing and building your own DIY mattress out of separate components and a separate cover then the first place I would start is by reading option 3 in post #15 here and the posts it links to (and option #1 and #2 as well) so that you have more realistic expectations and that you are comfortable with the learning curve, uncertainty, trial and error, or in some cases the higher costs that may be involved in the DIY process. While it can certainly be a rewarding project ... the best approach to a DIY mattress is a "spirit of adventure" where what you learn and the satisfaction that comes from the process itself is more important than any cost savings you may realize (which may or may not happen).

If you decide to take on the challenge then I would either use the specs (if they are available) of a mattress that you have tested and confirmed is a good match for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) as a reference point or blueprint and try and "match" every layer and component in your reference mattress (including any springs, any foam layers, and the cover) as closely as possible or use a "bottom up" approach (see post #2 here ).

Post #4 here also includes a list of the better online sources for mattress materials and components I'm aware of.

There is also more about primary or "deep" support and secondary or "surface" support and their relationship to firmness and pressure relief and the "roles" of different layers in a mattress in post #2 here and in post #4 here that may also be helpful in clarifying the difference between "support" and "pressure relief" and "feel" that may be useful as well.

I am located in Houston, TX, USA


The better options or possibilities I'm aware of for "finished mattresses" in and around the Houston, TX area (subject to making sure that any mattress you are considering meets the quality/value guidelines here ) are listed in post #2 here .

Phoenix
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I liked a showroom mattress...need help customizing it! 22 Nov 2015 21:03 #5

Thank you Phoenix. I will look into this information. I appreciate your help.

Desidude

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