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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 15 Jul 2022 21:34 #11

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thanks. yes, I'm light - 130 pounds. So maybe 2 inch medium firmness and Talalay rather than Dunlop, might make the best transitional layer?

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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 16 Jul 2022 12:27 #12

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Bostonsnow

I would agree that a 2" medium layer is ideal for your transition layer. The Talalay will provide you with more contour and pressure relief compared to a 2" Dunlop layer, which will offer a bit more support. I do think either type of latex will work just fine for you at your respective weight.

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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 18 Jul 2022 16:01 #13

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Your advice was spot on. My bed feels absolutely amazing!! Thank you so much. It took a couple of nights to get used to the movement of the hybrid vs the all latex, but the mattress is incredibly cool and comfortable at night.

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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 18 Jul 2022 16:42 #14

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Oh good! That is absolutely excellent news, and thanks for the update!
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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 31 Jul 2022 08:57 #15

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Great to hear about Michtx's success!

I got the 8 inch coils that I purchased for you, and I am happy to say that they are much, much softer and better for me than the previous, 6 inch 13.75 gauge coil system I was trying to use previously. The last few nights, I've slept mostly well with the 8 inch quantum edge coils, 2 inch 28 ild latex, 2 inch memory foam over that , and then a wool pad to protect from the memory foam's heat. Overall, I am pretty happy. The only thing I would say it's perhaps just a tiny bit too soft. It's so close to being just right, though! I may end up keeping it like this, because it's hard to argue with sleeping through the night 8 hours straight.

If I try to fix this extra softness, I would say it's probably the memory foam that's too soft and causing just that touch of extra sink that could be mitigated. O.k., finally, to my question: Would you recommend going with 2 inches of soft talalay to go over the 2 inches of medium, or would a 3 inch soft layer directly over the coils be the better option? Are there advantages/ disadvantages to using one or the other of these two options?

Thanks for your continued help with this project. I've been recommending your company on here and on reddit due to your high quality customer service.

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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 31 Jul 2022 08:59 #16

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PD. I also wanted to mention that I did try putting the 2 inch 28 ild over the 2 inch memory foam, and that did not feel right to me. There was too much surface level firmness.

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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 01 Aug 2022 16:17 #17

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Hello again najc33! I'd normally recommend 2" of soft Talalay to go over the 28 ILD layer you have now. Mainly because it'll offer some long-term adjustability, if needed, and it would save you from having to return / exchange the 2" layer. Aside from that, having 4" of latex between you and the coils will help ensure you don't bottom out and end up feeling the coils. It might not be necessary right now, but as the latex softens in 8-10 years it might delay having to buy a replacement layer too soon.
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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 01 Aug 2022 16:18 #18

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Oh I almost forgot, thank you so much for spreading the word about Latex Mattress Factory!!
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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 02 Aug 2022 15:12 #19

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No problem, it's an earnest recommendation. It's great to see the time taken with the in-depth replies you've given here, and communication around shipping has been excellent. I left a review on google as well.

Regarding your last comment to me specifically: my only concern is that the 4 inches (two over two ) would feel too soft and unsupportive (that is the case with my current configuration with the 2 inch memory foam over the 2 inch 28 ild talalay, over the coils) in comparison to 3 inches total which would presumably give pressure relief while the coils provided the support.

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DIY advice:add latex support layer? 02 Aug 2022 16:17 #20

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Right, and the tough part for me is that I have no way of gauging how much firmer the soft Talalay layer will feel compared to the memory foam topper you have now. Would you like us to send you latex samples so you can make a more informed decision on this?
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