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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 14:54 #1

I too prefer a firm innerspring mattress, after much research and shopping I purchased a Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress set from Wayfair and it's just what I was looking for: very firm, thicker gauge coils (12 3/4) and last but not least - double sided!

The first set I ordered was for my Guest Room, so I could try it out first - I am very happy with this mattress...so I ordered another set for my room to replace a one-sided mattress that I have only had 15 months, it's one of the major "S" brands that started to sag in the middle after 3 months of use - plus it's not nearly as firm as I would like - I do realize however that one person's firm is another person's soft.

Wayfair also sells a Plush version of this Anniversary mattress.

The Full Set for my guest rom was about $660 - the Queen set is about $740 - but don't be fooled by the price into thinking it's a lower-quality mattress because it's not - it also has a 10-year warranty.

I was just about to give up on finding a mattress that I could flip when I came across the Gold Bond - shipping was free too!

Good Luck

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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 15:10 #2

Hi pattycake,

I know you have mentioned the mattress you purchased in several different topics but it would be very helpful if you could also include the density of the foam layers in your descriptions as well because the foam layers on each side of the innerspring are usually the weakest link in a mattress in terms of durability ... not the innerspring itself.

Phoenix
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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 17:14 #3

Of course - Phoenix you are absolutely right about the foam being the weakest link -

According to the diagram of the inside of the mattress on Gold Bond's website, the Anniversary Firm is comprised of the following:

the fabric (quilting) on top is described as a "firm top w/polyester fiber"
Underneath that is 2" of extra-firm fiberboard
Then there is a heavy polyester insulator pad - beneath that are 448 12/34 gauge coils (for a queen size)

I did not see any layer(s) of "foam" at all - can this be correct? I assume fiberboard is not the same as foam, right?

This is a very firm mattress to be sure - it is actually called "Ultra Firm" - If it's too firm for some people I would think a topper of some kind would make it feel softer -

Since I weigh over 200 lbs. :( I was looking for a very sturdy, durable mattress and I believe this one fits the bill (for me!)

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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 17:46 #4

Hi pattycake,

I did not see any layer(s) of "foam" at all - can this be correct? I assume fiberboard is not the same as foam, right?


Fiberboard normally refers to an engineered wood product that is often used in furniture ( see here ) but this can't be what they are referring to since it wouldn't be suitable for use in a mattress.

It would most likely be their terminology for either a firm polyfoam layer or possibly some kind of densified polyester fiber layer but their website description isn't clear about what it is.

Phoenix
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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 17:54 #5

Amazon also sells this Mattress set - and they also have a little diagram showing the interior of the mattress (and box spring) - theirs describes it as follows:

Belgian micro-quilted fabric (on top)
2 1/2" layers of Firm & Extra Firm foam

Everything else seems to be the same -

So I guess it does have foam -

Also, wanted to mention the price of this mattress set on Wayfair's website has gone up since I placed my order - a Queen set is now $810.62 - still an excellent price IMO -

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the softest) I would rate it a 3

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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 18:11 #6

Hi pattycAke,

Amazon also sells this Mattress set - and they also have a little diagram showing the interior of the mattress (and box spring) - theirs describes it as follows:

Belgian micro-quilted fabric (on top)
2 1/2" layers of Firm & Extra Firm foam


These are the specs for the limited edition (not the Anniversary firm) 8" mattress and the Amazon description for the Anniversary ultra firm 11" mattress also says fiberboard in the description.

Also, wanted to mention the price of this mattress set on Wayfair's website has gone up since I placed my order - a Queen set is now $810.62 - still an excellent price IMO -


The only way to to assess whether a mattress is a good "value" choice is by knowing the type and quality/durability of all the materials and components inside it.

Phoenix
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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 18:40 #7

Hi Phoenix -

The description I quoted is what Amazon has for the Gold Bond Anniversary Ultra Firm Queen set - it says "extra firm foam" - not fiberboard, in both the diagram and the descriptive paragraph below - this the for the 11" mattress. I believe what you quoted is from the Full Anniversary Ultra Firm, as it does say "fiberboard" -

Not sure why there is a discrepancy - because it's the same mattress....just a different size.

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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 18:48 #8

This is confusing!

If you type "Anniversary Ultra Firm Queen" on Amazon's search box you will see what I mean - it does not say fiberboard, but extra firm foam - this is the set that sells for $1099.

Your link took me to the full-size mattress, (no box spring) and it is described as having fiberboard - it's the same mattress - 11" thick and Ultra Firm -

Anyway. whatever it is, it's a firm mattress that's double-sided and so far I like it very much!

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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 19:10 #9

Hi pattycake,

They seem to have multiple descriptions for the same mattress but I would want to know the type and quality/density of the material regardless of what it is.

It's great to hear that you like your mattress but of course a mattress that is suitable for one person may not be suitable for someone else in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP and your firmness rating may be different from how someone else would rate the same mattress. I also wouldn't recommend suggesting a mattress as an option for someone else unless you know the type, quality/density, and durability of the materials inside it so that they can confirm that there are no lower quality materials or weak links in the mattress relative to their weight range.

Phoenix
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Gold Bond Anniversary Firm mattress 10 Apr 2016 19:31 #10

Yes - I see your point about the foam density.

It does not say what the density is of the foam - Wayfair's description of this mattress also says it has the extra firm foam, not fiberboard.

I did read somewhere that a mattress with at least 13 gauge coils (or thicker) would be more supportive of someone in my weight range - and I knew I wanted to go back to a double-sided mattress, but only time will tell.

This is the first time I've ever purchased a mattress online - I do understand why someone would be hesitant to buy one sight-unseen - but so far I believe I made a very good choice - I will wait at least 6 months and then give an update.

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