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DIY Latex Mattress Companies 11 Sep 2016 18:35 #1

Hi,

I would like to build a latex mattress. I thought there was a list of companies that specialized in picking your own layers. But an hour of searching and I haven't found it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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DIY Latex Mattress Companies 11 Sep 2016 19:20 #2

Hi CodeWzrd,

I would like to build a latex mattress. I thought there was a list of companies that specialized in picking your own layers. But an hour of searching and I haven't found it.


The mattress shopping tutorial includes this link to a list of the members here that sell mattresses online (in the optional online step) and many of them sell latex and latex hybrid mattresses that use different types and blends of latex that have a wide range of different designs (including component latex mattress kits), options, features, return and exchange policies, and prices that would be well worth considering.

Post #3 here also includes a list of many of the online manufacturers that sell component latex mattress kits as well (with some overlap with the members list).

Phoenix
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DIY Latex Mattress Companies 14 Sep 2016 17:08 #3

Thanks Phoenix. I also found the original post that you had mentioned here ...

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DIY Latex Mattress Companies 14 Sep 2016 17:17 #4

Hi CodeWzrd,

The post you linked is a list of individual component suppliers that you can use to design and build a complete DIY mattress rather than sources for component mattress "kits".

If you are attracted to the idea of designing and building your own DIY mattress out of separate components and a separate cover that are purchased from one or several different sources then the first place I would start is by reading option 3 in post #15 her e and the posts it links to (and option #1 and #2 as well) so that you have more realistic expectations and that you are comfortable with the learning curve, uncertainty, trial and error, or in some cases the higher costs that may be involved in the DIY process. While it can certainly be a rewarding project ... the best approach to a DIY mattress is a "spirit of adventure" where what you learn and the satisfaction that comes from the process itself is more important than any cost savings you may realize (which may or may not happen).

There is also more about primary or "deep" support and secondary or "surface" support and their relationship to firmness and pressure relief and the "roles" of different layers in a mattress in post #2 here and in post #4 here that may also be helpful in clarifying the difference between "support" and "pressure relief" and "feel" that may be useful as well.

For those who decide to take on the challenge then I would either use the specs (if they are available) of a mattress that you have tested and confirmed is a good match for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP as a reference point or blueprint and try and "match" every layer and component in your reference mattress as closely as possible or use a "bottom up" approach (see post #2 here ).

Phoenix
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