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Any experiences with Springwall? (The Brick, Vancouver) Have low budget

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13 Jan 2020 15:41 #11 by MattressCavern

Sensei wrote: Hey MattressCavern,

Does anyone know if customizing a mattress is better instead? Thinking about doing that in a way where it meets $500.


I can see from your earlier Post #5 , you mention "customizing a mattress" here:

I've found an alternative mattress store I might try out. I think they allow the customer to customize their own mattress and at a more affordable price compared to major retailers. I think they're a local factory direct manufacturer. Problem is, I have no idea how I should go about customizing a mattress. My BMI, surprsingly, is 14.1.


Are you working with your local manufacturer for building your mattress and how is that going? Thanks for the updates :) .

Thanks,
Sensei


Haven't done so yet haha. I'm thinking about going tomorrow or soon. I just don't know how to go about constructing it, as in which materials, foam type, foam density, etc.

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14 Jan 2020 10:02 #12 by MattressCavern
I went to the Sleep Country store earlier today and they only had this one on sale, ending today:

www.sleepcountry.ca/sealy-perfect-rest-o...tress/product/71962M

It says it has high density support foam. I asked them what else it has and they gave me the info:

SEALY BRENNAN
9 inch
3 inch memory cooling foam
5 inches of opticore support

Would this be a good purchase for me?

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14 Jan 2020 13:00 #13 by Sweet Dreams
MattressCavern - While it looks like a nice mattress at a reasonable price, with the lack of information provided regarding specific foam densities used there is no way to predict the durability of this mattress. If it feels comfortable to you it may be a good choice for a while, but there's no way to tell how it will maintain its support over time. Sorry I couldn't be more positive with my assessment, just trying to be honest.

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14 Jan 2020 13:15 #14 by MattressCavern

Sweet Dreams wrote: MattressCavern - While it looks like a nice mattress at a reasonable price, with the lack of information provided regarding specific foam densities used there is no way to predict the durability of this mattress. If it feels comfortable to you it may be a good choice for a while, but there's no way to tell how it will maintain its support over time. Sorry I couldn't be more positive with my assessment, just trying to be honest.


That's alright. I totally understand that. I also found this one, it lists the density, memory foam:

www.leons.ca/products/sealy-shimmery-cushion-firm-full-mattress

Comfort Layer: 4-1/2 HDM - 1.35 lbs.
Base Layer: 5" HD SealySupport Core - 1.5 lbs.
Exclusive Aloe-Fresh fabric technology
Exclusive StayCool fibre blend technology

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14 Jan 2020 13:49 #15 by Sweet Dreams
Densities of 1.35lb and 1.5lb are both lower than desired, but I guess in this price range compromises would be expected. I believe that 1.8lb is generally recommended as a minimum density for good durability for non-plus sized people.

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16 Jan 2020 08:47 #16 by MattressCavern

Sweet Dreams wrote: Densities of 1.35lb and 1.5lb are both lower than desired, but I guess in this price range compromises would be expected. I believe that 1.8lb is generally recommended as a minimum density for good durability for non-plus sized people.


I went to a maufacturing factory store today and I really liked the mattress I was shown. They said it's made of high coil with luxury foam on top. What does luxury foam mean?

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16 Jan 2020 10:18 #17 by Sweet Dreams
"Luxury foam" is a pretty meaningless phrase which doesn't give you any objective information about the foam. It's probably has a plush feel to it which they're describing as luxury, but no density is specified with that terminology. More of a marketing phrase than anything else. See if they can provide a density for the foam to help determine its durability, and then 1.8lb or higher would be an indicator of high quality.

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16 Jan 2020 12:17 #18 by happycat8
I would say that mattresses at The Brick are overpriced for the quality. If $500 is a sharp threshold, you would be better off with "Dorm Mattress" from Foamite for $285, see here: www.foamite.com/mattresses/mattress-specials/?ref=nav_sub_level

All their mattresses are high quality for the price. If you can go to $685, they have FOMA multilayered. But as others said, it is hard to expect good quality for double mattress under $500. The one from the Brick might last 5 years if you are lucky, since your BMI is so low.

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