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Beloit Mattress Advice 06 May 2016 05:20 #1

Hello,

First time poster; however, I've been reading the website for a while.

I am lucky enough to live in southern WIsconsin and have Beloit Mattress at my availability -- I stopped by their store this week to try out some mattresses, and have narrowed my choice down to two different models.

I initially thought I was going to walk right in and buy their Easy Rest Classic Hybrid which I had read throroughly about -- and really liked it in the store.

However, when in the store I noticed that they had a closeout sale on their Gel Foam Silhouette . Given the close-out, they are roughly the same price for a Queen Set.

I felt that they both slept fairly similarly, the major difference being getting on and off the mattress and making larger movements, where the latex core definitely deadened these movements more compared to the innerspring on the hybrid. My fiance and I are both in a job that can require us to get up to take phone calls in the middle of the night, so I liked the idea of the Silhouette and the decreased motion transfer.

The problem is that the Queen they are selling in the Silhouette is a floor model -- they are still offering a 10 year warranty on the mattress, but I was just kind of weirded out by buying a floor model mattress. I really don't care about the "clean" factor, because it can be cleaned, and I'm going to use a mattress protector anyways. I am more curious if a floor model will have decreased life-span compared to a new model? The mattress initially sold for ~1700, so there's considerable savings -- I just don't know if it's worth it if I also liked the hybrid almost as much and I can get that brand new.

Also -- unrelated question. Beloit will only offer a warranty on a mattress if it's purchased in a set with their boxspring; however, I already have a split queen foundation in my possession that I was hoping to use. Would it be foolish to not get a warranty on my mattress to save ~250$ and use the split queen foundation I already have? How often are mattress warranties, especially from a quality manufacturer like Beloit, really used?

Thanks for the help!

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Beloit Mattress Advice 06 May 2016 09:46 #2

Hi diggidy713,

The problem is that the Queen they are selling in the Silhouette is a floor model -- they are still offering a 10 year warranty on the mattress, but I was just kind of weirded out by buying a floor model mattress. I really don't care about the "clean" factor, because it can be cleaned, and I'm going to use a mattress protector anyways. I am more curious if a floor model will have decreased life-span compared to a new model? The mattress initially sold for ~1700, so there's considerable savings -- I just don't know if it's worth it if I also liked the hybrid almost as much and I can get that brand new.


Floor models are generally replaced on a regular basis and generally haven't had enough useage to make any meaningful or practical difference in the durability or useful life of a good quality mattress so if you are OK with the idea that other people have been lying on the mattress in the store then if a floor model has the same warranty as a new mattress then there would be very little disadvantage to buying it if a floor model happens to be available.

Also -- unrelated question. Beloit will only offer a warranty on a mattress if it's purchased in a set with their boxspring; however, I already have a split queen foundation in my possession that I was hoping to use. Would it be foolish to not get a warranty on my mattress to save ~250$ and use the split queen foundation I already have? How often are mattress warranties, especially from a quality manufacturer like Beloit, really used?


Mattress warranties only cover defects in a mattress which are relatively rare if a mattress uses good quality and durable materials (which Beloit certainly uses) and they don't cover the gradual loss of comfort and support which is the result of the gradual foam softening and breakdown of materials over time which is the main reason that most people would need to replace their mattress.

Having said that ... a foundation or a box spring (they are different products) that doesn't provide a suitable support surface for a specific mattress can certainly affect and reduce the durability and useful life of a mattress and affect how long it will be before you need to replace it. There is more information and some guidelines about the different type of support systems (bedframes and foundations or platform beds) that are generally suitable for different types of mattresses and some examples of each of them in post #1 here but different manufacturers can have slightly different requirements that may be specific to their mattresses.

I don't know the specifics of your split queen foundation but whether to use it or not would really depend on its age and condition and on your own risk tolerance and the level of risk you are willing to take. If you are more of a risk taker and are comfortable with a higher risk and your foundation is still relatively new and still in "like new" condition and is suitable for your mattress then it may be worth taking the risk but if you are someone that tends more towards the "better safe than sorry" end of the risk tolerance range then I would purchase their foundation as well.

You are certainly looking at some great quality/value choices and I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding :)

Phoenix
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