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20 Apr 2017 16:15 #16 by drog

So the difference in gauge (14.5 - 15.5 vs 16 - 17) does not make a difference for durability? 17 gauge seems kind of thin, but If that's the case and the combi-zone would support me better I will order the mattress from mattresses.com.

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20 Apr 2017 16:49 - 20 Apr 2017 16:50 #17 by Phoenix

Hi drog,

Both spring units would do a find job providing adequate support. Note that the thinner springs in the Combi-Zone are also smaller in diameter and more numerous, so that impacts support as well. An innerspring isn't normally the weak link in a mattress and the gauge of steel is only one of many factors that determines how a particular innerspring will feel and perform inside a specific mattress design. There is more about the different types of innersprings in this article and in post #10 here but I would pay much more attention to the quality of the materials above the innerspring which is normally the weakest link in a mattress. Post #16 also talks about different innerspring designs and how they work. Hopefully all of this will give you a little more insight to the pocketed spring unit, and also an appreciation of how complicated it is for these engineers to come up with these designs. B)

Phoenix


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21 Apr 2017 10:57 #18 by drog

I just called Mattresses.net. After discussing my previous issues they recommended their hybrid with 32 ILD Dunlop as a starting point so that's what I did (it's usually a range but he said he could ensure I got the 32 ILD latex layer). If it doesn't work out then I can just exchange the Latex. I'm still concerned that the 32 ILD won't be enough but it's also possible the 1.8 pound density base support on my last bed was a big contributor to my issues with it (along with the differences between tallalay and dunlop).

I'm not thrilled about the shipping costs or the fact I would have to pay shipping on new comfort layers (he said shipping would be $50 for the exchange so hope that means I don't have to pay another $50 to send the old comfort layer back -- that would be $100). On the other hand, I'm just annoyed at spending so much money on something and I got the better coil system with more customization options down the road than what I'd have with the Green Mattress product.

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21 Apr 2017 11:42 #19 by landale1

drog wrote: I just called Mattresses.net. After discussing my previous issues they recommended their hybrid with 32 ILD Dunlop as a starting point so that's what I did (it's usually a range but he said he could ensure I got the 32 ILD latex layer). If it doesn't work out then I can just exchange the Latex. I'm still concerned that the 32 ILD won't be enough but it's also possible the 1.8 pound density base support on my last bed was a big contributor to my issues with it (along with the differences between tallalay and dunlop).

I'm not thrilled about the shipping costs or the fact I would have to pay shipping on new comfort layers (he said shipping would be $50 for the exchange so hope that means I don't have to pay another $50 to send the old comfort layer back -- that would be $100). On the other hand, I'm just annoyed at spending so much money on something and I got the better coil system with more customization options down the road than what I'd have with the Green Mattress product.


Congrats on the purchase. I will likely make one myself as well. I agree with you that I very much like that I can change the top layer down the road with mattresses.net but I don't like the nearly $150 higher price. At least for my body type Phoenix had indicated I wouldn't notice much of a difference in the coil units plus I like the 100 day risk free trial with MyGreenMattress as well as all of the certifications. Of course this is why we get choices! :)

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21 Apr 2017 14:44 #20 by Phoenix

Hi drog,

I just called Mattresses.net. After discussing my previous issues they recommended their hybrid with 32 ILD Dunlop as a starting point so that's what I did (it's usually a range but he said he could ensure I got the 32 ILD latex layer).


Congratulations on your new Mattresses.net purchase! :) You certainly did choose something that is a good quality/value. I’ll be interested in learning about your experience with your new mattress once you’ve had a chance to sleep on it a while and adjust to it.

I'm not thrilled about the shipping costs or the fact I would have to pay shipping on new comfort layers (he said shipping would be $50 for the exchange so hope that means I don't have to pay another $50 to send the old comfort layer back -- that would be $100).


Shipping is always a cost associated with any online purchase. Many brands choose to include it in the final cost of the mattress, while others like Mattresses.net figure the actual shipping after the fact so that your rates reflect your actual shipping fees. I’m not sure if the $50 quoted you was for the entire shipping exchange process, but you are responsible for the shipping fees associated with any exchange. You may wish to phone them back for clarification, as you always want to be completely aware of all the exchange/return policies for an online purchase.

Enjoy your new mattress!

Phoenix


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