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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 23 Feb 2015 16:43 #41

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I made some local calls today at mattress stores to see what type of frames and foundations they sell (instead of ordering the KD one).
All their wood frames are solid flat on the top, not slatted. Would that be OK to use with the SleepEZ, or does it have to be slatted?


You can see my thoughts about a solid surface foundation in post #10 here . I would check if the solid surface is wood/MDF or cardboard but if it's wood or MDF (not cardboard) then it would probably have little to no flex and would be supportive and solid enough and would probably be fine as long as there aren't any other risk factors that could add to the risks of a solid surface that doesn't provide any ventilation under your mattress.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 23 Feb 2015 16:56 #42

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Hi FAUguy,

I made some local calls today at mattress stores to see what type of frames and foundations they sell (instead of ordering the KD one).
All their wood frames are solid flat on the top, not slatted. Would that be OK to use with the SleepEZ, or does it have to be slatted?


You can see my thoughts about a solid surface foundation in post #10 here . I would check if the solid surface is wood/MDF or cardboard but if it's wood or MDF (not cardboard) then it would probably have little to no flex and would be supportive and solid enough and would probably be fine as long as there aren't any other risk factors that could add to the risks of a solid surface that doesn't provide any ventilation under your mattress.

Phoenix

The Tempur Flat lists the following:
Wood MDF, wire, plastic (corner guards) OSB (top deck), fire retardent filler cloth, steel, padding (cotton) fabric.

www.tempurpedic.com/Foundations/Tempur-Pedic-Foundation.asp

Not really sure what OSB is.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 23 Feb 2015 18:36 #43

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Hi FAUguy,

OSB means " oriented strand board ".

If it's a Tempurpedic foundation then it would certainly be solid and durable enough for a latex mattress.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 23 Feb 2015 22:42 #44

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Hi FAUguy,

OSB means " oriented strand board ".

If it's a Tempurpedic foundation then it would certainly be solid and durable enough for a latex mattress.

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OK. I was thinking that instead of the KD slat foundation that Sleep EZ sells and has to be assembled ($380) that maybe a more "sturdy" option would be the Tempur Pedic flat foundation ($500) that can be delivered and setup. But then again, Sleep EZ, FloBeds and Savvy all sell slotted for the breathability of the latex. The one from FloBeds is nice, but is like $700 shipped and the one from Savvy is $900, both of wich is a lot just for a foundation. So with the Tempur flat one for $500 delivered and installed, it didn't seem like a bad option to me...though it's not slatted.

I've decided that for the Sleep EZ mattress, I'm going to go with a full width Soft talalay on the top (I was told they are actually two pieces that are glued together for Cal King), then do a split Medium for the middle, and split Firm on the bottom. That way if the SMF doesn't feel right to me, I can swap the bottom two layers and end up with SMM/SFF. Then once I decide which feels the best, (such as SMM), it would only be one comfort exchange to swap the two firms for medium on the other side.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 23 Feb 2015 22:49 #45

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OK. I was thinking that instead of the KD slat foundation that Sleep EZ sells and has to be assembled ($380) that maybe a more "sturdy" option would be the Tempur Pedic flat foundation ($500) that can be delivered and setup. But then again, Sleep EZ, FloBeds and Savvy all sell slotted for the breathability of the latex. The one from FloBeds is nice, but is like $700 shipped and the one from Savvy is $900, both of wich is a lot just for a foundation. So with the Tempur flat one for $500 delivered and installed, it didn't seem like a bad option to me...though it's not slatted.


The SleepEZ KD foundation can support 1500 lbs so I don't think there would be much practical difference between them in terms of support but if you do decide on the Tempurpedic foundation then if you wanted to add some breathability to the surface you could always add a bed rug.

I've decided that for the Sleep EZ mattress, I'm going to go with a full width Soft talalay on the top (I was told they are actually two pieces that are glued together for Cal King), then do a split Medium for the middle, and split Firm on the bottom. That way if the SMF doesn't feel right to me, I can swap the bottom two layers and end up with SMM/SFF. Then once I decide which feels the best, (such as SMM), it would only be one comfort exchange to swap the two firms for medium on the other side.


That makes a lot of sense to me :)

A S/F/M layering would also be "in between" the two combinations you mentioned.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 24 Feb 2015 20:32 #46

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Hi FAUguy,

OK. I was thinking that instead of the KD slat foundation that Sleep EZ sells and has to be assembled ($380) that maybe a more "sturdy" option would be the Tempur Pedic flat foundation ($500) that can be delivered and setup. But then again, Sleep EZ, FloBeds and Savvy all sell slotted for the breathability of the latex. The one from FloBeds is nice, but is like $700 shipped and the one from Savvy is $900, both of wich is a lot just for a foundation. So with the Tempur flat one for $500 delivered and installed, it didn't seem like a bad option to me...though it's not slatted.


The SleepEZ KD foundation can support 1500 lbs so I don't think there would be much practical difference between them in terms of support but if you do decide on the Tempurpedic foundation then if you wanted to add some breathability to the surface you could always add a bed rug.

I've decided that for the Sleep EZ mattress, I'm going to go with a full width Soft talalay on the top (I was told they are actually two pieces that are glued together for Cal King), then do a split Medium for the middle, and split Firm on the bottom. That way if the SMF doesn't feel right to me, I can swap the bottom two layers and end up with SMM/SFF. Then once I decide which feels the best, (such as SMM), it would only be one comfort exchange to swap the two firms for medium on the other side.


That makes a lot of sense to me :)

A S/F/M layering would also be "in between" the two combinations you mentioned.

Phoenix


I got the Organic 10" Cal King ordered today. I ended up going with the solid (glued) soft on the top, with one side medium/medium and the other side medium/firm. That way I end up with SMM/SMF and can see which side I like more.
The price was $2160 with the 5% discount, and two of the shredded latex pillows. They said it should be sent out of Thursday, and I should have it by next Thursday.
Tomorrow I'm going to go back to City Mattress and see about ordering the metal bed frame and (wood) foundation from them for delivery and installation next week.
In the mean time, Mattress Firm is picking up the Tempur Pedic Rhapsody on Monday and having all the carpets cleaned on Tuesday.

I hope the latex works out for me, and the Rhapsody has been a nightmare for the last 3 months.
My 15 year old sofa provides a better quality sleep experience.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 24 Feb 2015 20:53 #47

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Hi FAUguy,

Congratulations on your new mattress :)

As you know I think you made a great quality/value choice and I'm looking forward to your comments and feedback once you've received it and had a chance to sleep on it.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 04 Mar 2015 16:30 #48

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Hi FAUguy,

Congratulations on your new mattress :)

As you know I think you made a great quality/value choice and I'm looking forward to your comments and feedback once you've received it and had a chance to sleep on it.

Phoenix

The Tempur Pedic Rhapsody Luxe got returned Monday, carpets cleaned yesterday, and UPS delivered three 55lbs boxes with the SleepEZ mattress today. I'll just have to wait until after tomorrow to set it up since Mattress Firm is coming back to install the metal bed frame with the two Tempur Flat Cal Queen foundations (75lbs each).

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 04 Mar 2015 17:23 #49

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Hi FAUguy,

Thanks for the update ... only one more night to wait till you can actually sleep on the results of all your research :)

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 05 Mar 2015 11:29 #50

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Hi FAUguy,

Thanks for the update ... only one more night to wait till you can actually sleep on the results of all your research :)

Phoenix

Mattress Firm installed the bed frame and the Tempur flat foundations.
The frame is Leggett and Pratt model 774R:
www.lpbeds.com/bed-frames/product.asp?cid=114&sid=124&pid=672
It is the Cal King model, but is only 72" length, which means the bottom 12" of the foundation hangs over the end of the frame.
I'm not sure if this would be an issue or not.

The other frame I was looking at (which I'd have to order online since Mattress Firm doesn't sell it) is the Knickerbocker Monster, which is 80" in length, but has a 7th support in the center.
www.pcrichard.com/Knickerbocker/Knickerbocker-The-Monster-Adjustable-Bed-Frame/KB2007G.pcrp

When my friend comes over today or tomorrow to help me assemble the latex mattress, I'll point it out to him and see what he thinks.
As of now, if I sit on the bottom end of the foundation, the top tips up.

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