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07 May 2017 19:17 #21 by drog

Are wire foundations like the one I have suitable for the mattress I purchased?

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08 May 2017 09:32 #22 by Phoenix

Hi drog,

Are wire foundations like the one I have suitable for the mattress I purchased?


That question would be best asked of the manufacturer, but generally the unit you bought (Ultimate Hybrid) with pocketed springs on the bottom and latex on top would do fine with the grid network base you purchased, as long as the network is still in good shape. The top of your platform base is very similar to the “semi-flex” bases that many manufacturers still use for their product lines, and many of their models use a pocketed spring unit similar to what you have.

Phoenix


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11 May 2017 19:41 - 11 May 2017 20:48 #23 by drog

Thanks. One more question....

Is dunlop latex, by nature, reversible for different firmness levels? I ask because my bed came in today and one side of the dunlop latex foam certainly felt a bit softer than the other (the cut side felt softer if that makes a difference). Also, I know I need to sleep on it for a while but I am wondering if I went a little too firm this time. I am surprised 4 ILD makes such a difference, though it was from talalay to dunlop as well. In any case, if flipping the latex can make a difference in firmness I would try that before asking for a different topper if it came down to that.

I am really shocked by how much more support this bed seems to offer than my last one. I know it's still way to early to really have a knowledgeable opinion but my initial impressions is that I'm happy the mattresses.com salesman (Greg Holloway) talked me out of the 36 ILD others were recommending.

EDIT: On second though, I may just not be used to the extra support in the mid section.

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12 May 2017 08:10 #24 by Phoenix

Hi drog,

Is dunlop latex, by nature, reversible for different firmness levels?


While not necessarily produced to be “reversible”, some people can feel the difference from the “top” side to the “bottom” side of a piece of Dunlop latex. This of course will depend upon the type of Dunlop production process used, the blend, fillers, etc. (and the sensitivity of each individual), but there can be a bit of a difference in comfort that can be noticed when flipping the uppermost layer in a mattress.

I ask because my bed came in today and one side of the dunlop latex foam certainly felt a bit softer than the other (the cut side felt softer if that makes a difference).


If the slit side felt a bit softer, than most likely your piece would be the bottom piece of a 6” core that was slit in the middle.

Also, I know I need to sleep on it for a while but I am wondering if I went a little too firm this time. I am surprised 4 ILD makes such a difference, though it was from talalay to dunlop as well.


4 ILD is usually enough of a difference for most people to notice, but you are also correct that you are compounding that by going from a similar ILD in Talalay to Dunlop, and a similar ILD in Dunlop will also feel a bit firmer to most people than the same ILD in Talalay because of the difference in compression modulus (Dunlop gets “firmer faster” than Talalay as compressed generally after 25%).

In any case, if flipping the latex can make a difference in firmness I would try that before asking for a different topper if it came down to that. On second though, I may just not be used to the extra support in the mid section.


You certainly can flip your top Dunlop layer so that the “softer” side is facing upward to help you with adjusting to your new mattress. It does take a period of time for your body to adjust to any new product and lose some of its “learned alignment”, and you may feel that you move “backwards” a bit for a few days in comfort, but your body should then begin to adapt to your new, more supportive, sleep surface. The covering of the mattress will also soften a bit with use.

I know it's still way to early to really have a knowledgeable opinion but my initial impressions is that I'm happy the mattresses.com salesman (Greg Holloway) talked me out of the 36 ILD others were recommending.


A detailed phone conversation is always what I recommend before placing your order, as the manufacturer has the best knowledge about their products to advise what they feel will best work for your particular situation. Manufacturers always comment to me that there is a much higher satisfaction rate when customers phone and consult with one of their comfort specialist.

I’m looking forward to your updates after you’ve had a chance to adjust to your new mattress and sleep upon it for a while longer.

Phoenix


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