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normal Getting closer to diy mattress build, need some advice please

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10 Mar 2018 00:59 #91 by Alpharalpha

I can get a replacement mattress cover for the Beautiful but it's kinda pricey at $250 (can you get one cheaper?) but for that price there's a nice double knit %100 organic cotton 340gsm, they claim it's quite stretchy, do you think it'd be anywhere near as conforming as the Beautiful's Polyester one?

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10 Mar 2018 09:09 #92 by MattressToGo

Replacement covers from PTB can be pricey, as you have to get the entire cover with the non-skid so the zipper matches up. I don't retail separate covers from various manufacturers - only replacements for damage from the brands I carry for my own customers.

I wouldn't know how what you described might match to a PTB cover. The best way to compare would be to ask for a sample of the material from the retailer. You unfortunately can't tell either the hand or the feel of the cover from information such as that you mentioned.


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13 Mar 2018 03:59 #93 by Alpharalpha

What are the ild layers in the Beautiful? I am finding conflicting information. I thought it was 19, 24, 36 but some places I find 14 ild instead of 19 as the top layer?

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13 Mar 2018 11:31 #94 by MattressToGo

See this post #7 .


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23 Apr 2018 06:08 - 04 May 2018 09:40 #95 by Alpharalpha

I'd decided on Leggett & Platt's 8" Quantum Edge pocket coil unit (un-zoned) but was having trouble finding it, especially since I needed a txl. Well L&G have been very helpful and have ordered some. Once I get a chance to lay on it, I'll go from there what kind of foams, cover etc.

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26 May 2018 00:57 #96 by Alpharalpha

Ok, they have got the pocket coil unit in and I'd like to do a 2" latex on ea side but wonder if it's going to bunch up. What do you think, is it ok to put the latex (I'm thinking 19 ild talalay) top and bottom with the 8" pocket coil unit in the middle and use a zippered mattress cover?

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28 May 2018 17:51 #97 by Phoenix

Hi Alpharalpha.

Ok, they have got the pocket coil unit in and I'd like to do a 2" latex on ea side but wonder if it's going to bunch up. What do you think, is it ok to put the latex (I'm thinking 19 ild talalay) top and bottom with the 8" pocket coil unit in the middle and use a zippered mattress cover?


Great to hear that L&P were so helpful to you and that you found the “un-zoned” version of the Quantum Edge. Your design is similar to a mattress sold by one of our trusted members, Arizona Premium Mattresses “ultimate” hybrid, but you are using 2” of latex on the coils, vs. 3” of latex in the AZP model here . I would not be worried about the latex “bunching up… latex has a high coefficient of friction and under normal circumstances it stays in place quite well. If any flipping or moving the mattress causes it to go out of place, than you can reposition it by opening the cover and placing a small partial “wave” through the layer. As far as your design goes, I am not sure why you’d want go with a 2-sided mattress using a comfort layer ILD of Talalay latex on both sides. The 2” of 19 ILD Talalay will work well for the comfort layer (top), but is ill-suited to be used as a base foam, as it does not have sufficient firmness as a base layer material. You may want to rethink this part of your DIY design and perhaps inquire ask Arizona Premium expert here . They have a great deal of DIY experience and would be able to pinpoint any weaknesses in your design.

I hope this helps

Phoenix


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28 May 2018 20:43 - 29 May 2018 07:19 #98 by Alpharalpha

Yes, Leggett & Platt really came thru, they didn't have that unit in stock and it was difficult to get, especially in a txl. Took 3 months. Very impressed.
I was all set to put 1" of Foamorder's Everflex 24 ild on each side and then put a 3" two sided 19 ild talalay topper over it. The 2" talalay ea side idea was just a recent thought. It's all a process. Exciting to actually be having it start to come together. You've been a great help, Thank you.

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29 May 2018 17:32 #99 by Phoenix

Hi Alpharalpha.

That’s impressive,... I am glad that they are so responsive and follow through.
Good luck with your DIY and let us know how it goes!

Phoenix


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10 Jun 2018 08:13 #100 by Alpharalpha

Hello, Leggett & Platt don't sell to consumers directly so there's a mattress manufacturer, also very helpful. Currently he's picked it up and I have the option of him dropping it off as is, or he can make it into a mattress. I am divided here. My plan was to buy the foam and put it all in a zippered 2 sided mattress cover

but as you've pointed out with the diy route there's more of a chance of error; I am concerned maybe it won't fit properly between them making a cover and my putting everything in it. But on the other hand the ability to customize it and be able to open it up if I need to is preferable. I'm just going to go with a 1" layer of poly foam on each side of the mattress and then put my topper over that. They use a 2.2 lb hd foam and if I buy my own it'd be hr 24 from Foam Order

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. It's tempting to have them finish the mattress since they are in the business and everything should fit, but then I give up the ability to customize it if I wanted to change anything. What are your thoughts on this?

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