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DIY Mattress - Would only one topper be enough support until later?

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27 Mar 2019 04:47 #1 by Martel14
After researching for what seemed like forever, I decided the DIY mattress made the most sense. The idea of changing layers as needed instead of buying an entirely new mattress appealed to me as a consistently broke person.
I need to replace my current 8-year-old creaky spring mattress ASAP. The ideal mattress I want to assemble is well over $1k (see below). I will have about $500 next month.
My question is would the 7" Certi-Pur-US Base Foam for DIY Mattress and 2" Wavy Latex Topper Blowout Special be even remotely comfortable until I can add more layers in a few months?
Me: Female, 5'6', 230lb, hot sleeper, combination side/back positions, not concerned with natural materials, hesitant on coils/springs after dealing with my current mattress
Ideal mattress:
  • queen size
  • at least 12" thick
  • comfort layer: latex, medium, 3"
  • transition layer: memory foam/latex, firm, 3"
  • core: latex or high-quality poly foam, firm/extra firm, 6-8"
  • temperature balancing ticking mattress cover

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27 Mar 2019 09:26 #2 by Arizona Premium
Thank you for reaching out to us. The DIY foam core is quite firm and adding the 2" wavy will give it a little cush so overall it would be a medium/firm feel. Pretty sure you will need that additional layer when you can afford it.

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27 Mar 2019 10:49 #3 by Martel14
Ok, thank you for your reply.

Do you think the overall "ideal" combination would work for me?

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27 Mar 2019 11:19 #4 by Arizona Premium
Yes, I think all you will need to finish the bed will be a 3" #32 or #28 Talalay depending on how you react to the core and 2" wavy.

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07 Apr 2019 18:33 #5 by lotus14
Hi Ken,

Trying to decide between your bamboo and cotton mattress covers. I understand the cotton is much thinner since the wool is compressed. That sounds like what I want but I am concerned about heat.

It seems to me the the bamboo would breathe better and sleep cooler which is much more important to me. Which would you recommend?

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08 Apr 2019 10:21 #6 by Arizona Premium
They both breathe just fine, no right or wrong choice.

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