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Putting the layers together - zoning

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14 Aug 2019 15:54 #11 by Sensei
Hey zachbaker,

Thanks for the posts, I was a bit worried about the cutting of latex layers, I have had some experience with trying to cut latex, and of course, you can do it, but it is a lot more difficult than poly foam that is for sure. I am interested to see if this Morphis works for you. Please let us know when you have had a chance to try it.

Thanks
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15 Aug 2019 07:19 #12 by zachbaker
Thanks Sensei.

I will post my updates here.

Meanwhile I've reinforced my foundation in preparation of whatever eventually works, and made it more breathable. There was literally a sheet of cardboard under the fabric. I now have 2" or less between slats. So I guess you could say I'm a DIY-er.

Curious what you've found on cutting latex? I can imagine the elasticity of latex makes it tricky to cut.

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18 Aug 2019 12:28 #13 by Sensei
Hey zachbaker,

Yes you are a diy'er ....no doubt! I was only cutting 3-inch latex toppers and talked to an old friend and ended up buying a couple of really sharp knives at Home Depot and manually cut down a queen to full size. Thank goodness I had a cover it looked like I butchered the thing. I didn't have air compressor so couldn't really use any cutting equipment. The latex flakes all over the place and it was difficult to keep straight cut line....it's not easy, for me at least. It was for a family friend and was free so they were not going to care that much....not a lot of experience, but once was enough for me.

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27 Aug 2019 19:40 #14 by zachbaker
Here's my update with the Morphiis. The jury is still out. Here's what I can say, which is just my experience, but should be taken into account with other reviews out there for the mattress.

Pros:

* Cheap. I paid $203 shipped on Amazon from their storefront ("Morphiis Personalized Sleep Solutions").
* Configurable support. The configurations are easy to change. There's actually sizable gaps between the pieces for ease of swapping, and so far I have not been able to notice them when sleeping.

Cons:

* The foam is somewhat smelly, but tolerable. Sometimes I still get a polyurethane whiff if I compress a piece of foam, over a week in. Getting fairly minimal at this point.
* Most of the "ultrafoam" topper and the soft blocks are damaged by over-compression and/or sitting compressed too long in a warehouse. Which is a shame, because the bed is too firm.
* The perceived difference in firmness between soft and firm blocks is not that much. Could probably benefit by having some "Xtra-soft" blocks. Or a stretchy knit cover rather than this woven one.
* Sleeps somewhat hot, but not too bad. Helps that you are more on - and not in - the foam.
* The mattress seems to address support pretty well, due to the configurability. I haven't had back aches at all! But not comfort. My sides get somewhat sore with it. I believe the "comfort layer" - the top layer of "ultrafoam" just isn't enough, at least for us. My light-weight, pear-shaped wife has a (fairly worn out) 3-inch memory foam topper on it and she's still complaining about it not being comfortable enough. We're still experimenting, and now we have adjusted things even softer to see if we still have enough support with the softest block options that make sense for our body types and sleep style. Will update.
* Old foam? The foam has already yellowed on some of the edges. I don't know if that is just normal for manufacturing process or what.

compression damage


yellowing


yellowing and compression damage to sides and where blocks packages were situated


after a week, still compression damage.


after a week, still compression damage.






yellow + blue = green :)


quite yellow on some sides


Notes:

* The website says in places that it is "custom-built." It is not custom built, but it is customizable.


Takeaways:

Definitely a YMMV type of purchase, but I believe they are onto a solid concept here. You might get one that sat in a warehouse too long. You might find that the relatively short (head to foot) segments may not be easy to line up for the configuration that you set up.

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29 Aug 2019 16:51 #15 by Sensei
Hey zachbaker,

Wow, that was an incredible update and the photos!

First of all, for $203, I am not going to pick apart this mattress.

The yellowing is totally normal, oxidation - any light/air, this happens to any polyfoam.

The compression damage is disappointing, but at that price, I just can't imagine the polyfoam is going to last a long time. There is something to "zoning" in a way that can help, but it is hard to do with the imported product on Amazon.

Thanks again for the update, I may move it to a thread for Morphiis info.

Sensei

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