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17 May 2013 11:32 #21 by dpastor
Very helpful information. I will call selectabed. I am also interested in the tripedic - the one based on the cloud supreme. They are more expensive, but possibly worth it?? My husband is 6"2, side sleeper mainly and about 280 lbs - so I want to make sure that any bed we get is quite durable.

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17 May 2013 15:46 #22 by Phoenix
Hi dpastor,

At 280 lbs I would make very sure that both the support system and the comfort layers used the most durable materials and were also firmer than the norm (heavier people will sink in more and firmer foams will act and feel softer).

I would also be cautious with the use of softer thicker comfort layers and with the use of 4 lb memory foam whether it was in a Cloud Supreme or in another mattress.

Higher weights will be harder on lower density foams that would be otherwise be durable and work well for people that weighed less so make sure that you include this in your conversations with them. The thicker the 4 lb memory foam layers the more effect that foam softening will have.

Phoenix

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17 May 2013 21:19 #23 by dpastor
You mention foundation. I was going to order an adjustable bed. Would that be a problem with the memory foam? Thanks for the heads up on the density. I was about to go with bedinabox.com when I read one of your posts.

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17 May 2013 23:56 #24 by Phoenix
Hi dpastor,

An adjustable bed will work well with a memory foam mattress.

I meant that the support layers in the mattress will probably need to be firmer than the norm to provide you with good support.

Phoenix

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13 Nov 2013 12:45 #25 by MarloG
I was considering this mattress or the Selectabed Tripedic gold. What do you think of your mattress after having it for 6 months?

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13 Nov 2013 13:30 #26 by dpastor
We got Harmonia Tempflow Memory Foam Mattress from reliefmart - which also runs selectabed. The tempflow, I think, is a bit more expensive than the tri-pedic. My husband loves it - thinks it is super comfortable. I like it a lot - as it softens a bit, I am liking it more. This was the only bed that we have both liked - usually I like something much softer - so I am very grateful for the compromise. It is less like a cloud supreme and more like the Contour signature - but we have only had it for 3 months, we got a late delivery because of vacations.

I was very very impressed with the reliefmart sales staff - very very knowledgeable, asked a lot of questions and spent a good deal of time on the phone. They really made me feel comfortable buying a bed that neither of us had ever tried (no showroom in NYC).

Good luck,

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25 Jan 2014 08:56 #27 by stenstageous
Hello Marlo,

After having the mattress for a few months, I decided I wanted a little more softness. During my initial conversations with Selectabed, I was considering the Tripedic Diamond but was talked down to the less expensive Platinum with the reasoning that I would not be heavy enough to need three inches for a comfort layer.

I was also told that if I found I needed a little more comfort, I could buy another inch of comfort layer for only $100. So I took them up on that offer after three months and was glad I did.

To answer your question - depending on how firm or soft you like your comfort layer, I would suggest going up a level. I think the Selectabeds run a little firmer than your traditional memory foam mattresses because they use good quality foam.

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25 Jan 2014 19:28 #28 by dpastor
Stenstageous- I am tempted to order that extra comfort layer - can it be ordered from the website? Is it a simple topper or is it a thick mattress cover? I assume that it made the bed just a little bit softer?

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27 Jan 2014 11:43 #29 by Toro
Stentageous:

Do you know what is the ILD of the six-inch HR poly foam in your Selectabed Tripedic Platinum mattress?

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03 Feb 2014 17:56 - 03 Feb 2014 18:03 #30 by KRTexas
Stentageous,

I am considering the TriPedic Diamond mattress as an alternative to the Tempur-Cloud Luxe. I spent some time this weekend on the Cloud Luxe and I was very happy with the softness and support it provided for side sleepers, like my wife and I.

Have you compared the feel of your Platinum mattress (with the extra 1" of 4 lb foam) to the Cloud Luxe bed? The extra 1" of foam makes yours the same as the Diamond mattress I am considering.

Thanks,

KR Texas
Last edit: 03 Feb 2014 18:03 by KRTexas.

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