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Are these the same wood foundation 13 Aug 2016 10:19 #1

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Was considering buying the wood foundation from Arizona Premium Mattress


To compare prices, I went to Amazon and found what looks to be (from the photos and description the same foundation, but for about $100 less?


Has anyone purchased the Amazon product? Any reviews?

Are these the same wood foundation 13 Aug 2016 10:44 #2

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Hi kenl,

They are different foundations made by different manufacturers.

I'm not sure what type of mattress you are purchasing and different manufacturers may have different requirements for a foundation that meets their warranty criteria but a mattress with a polyfoam support core (regardless of the material in the comfort layers) will generally do best with a firm, flat, and evenly supportive support surface underneath it that has minimal to no flex under the mattress and for larger sizes with at least one center support beam that has good support to the floor to prevent any sagging in the middle of the mattress. The components (either a bedframe and foundation or a platform bed) need to be strong and durable enough to support the weight of the mattress and the people sleeping on it without some of the parts bending, sagging, shifting, or breaking with extended use. The support surface under the mattress (which may be slats or a solid surface or a steel or wire grid) should have enough surface area to prevent the mattress from sagging through any gaps or spaces in the support surface over time but still allow some airflow under the mattress. If a foundation or a platform bed has a slatted surface then I would suggest that the gaps between any slats are no more than about 5" (with 1 x 3 slats) although I would strongly suggest 4" or less which would be better yet.

If your mattress has a latex support core then I would use 3" gaps as a maximum guideline although once again less would be better yet.

The slats in the Arizona Premium foundation are about 2.5" apart.

Based on a number of comments about the Lucid foundation the wood may be lower quality (or their quality control isn't as good as it could be) and some of the information about the distance between the slats in the questions and answers are clearly wrong but based on the number of slats (13) and on a reply by Dynasty mattress I believe the slats are about 3.75" apart.

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