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03 Apr 2019 15:12 - 03 Apr 2019 16:18 #21 by wormraper
good to know Phx is a mecca for mattresses lol.

and as for the Plank I called in and got the ILD ratings as well as lb ratings for the foam density

the base poly foam is 50 ild with a 1.8 lb per ft density
the top titan foam on the ultra firm side is 50 ild with a 1.5 lb density
and the "plush firm" side is 36 ild with a 1.5 lb density.

which if my readings from the tutorials are correct, means it's basically at the "middle of the road" for a person with a bmi of 31 ....am I correct or am I reading it wrong ??? (it's a flippable mattress and the core is 1.8, which was the recommended min density, but the top 1.5 and 2 inch foam layers on either side are 1.5, so I'm not sure if that's ok or not)
Last edit: 03 Apr 2019 16:18 by wormraper.

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06 Apr 2019 16:00 #22 by Sensei
Hey wormraper,

Phoenix is totally a mecca in the mattress world, but manufacturing and retail... it's kind of strange, but growing city, good for business, etc. etc. Plus for many small businesses, I have heard many many times, that moving from LA to Phonix happens a lot, just too expensive to do business in CA...but that's another conversation for a different forum.

Thanks for the update on the Plank mattress. You are correct with the min. for BMI 30 or more, would be the 1.8lb. I would be cautious with the 1.5lb top layers, these will definitely break down relatively quickly, especially being so close to the body, top of the mattress.

Thanks again for the specs.

Sensei

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06 Apr 2019 16:14 - 06 Apr 2019 16:23 #23 by wormraper
good to know. we ordered the plank anyways as it was still one of the better deals that I could find. Most everything else was below 3 lbs for mem foam, or 1.5lbs or LESS for poly foam. At least unless I wanted to add 50-100% of our budget for something else (we just purchased a car last week, so spending more than $999 for the mattress was out of the question). We'll see how it goes as the Plank was the closest to "optimal" specs as we could get for our budget :(
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08 Apr 2019 11:43 #24 by Sensei
Hey wormraper,

Really good points, and please don't take our "guidelines" to mean you "will' have a problem, you did the due diligence and made a decision with a lot more information than 95% of shoppers, so kudos to you...and as you mentioned "budget" is critical to all consumers, fundamental to the buying process,. Congrats on your new mattress.

Anytime you have any questions, we look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks
Sensei

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