>

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
The first place to start your research is the Mattress Shopping Tutorial
Select the Search Forum tab below to gain access to answers to many mattress related questions.
Select the Ask An Expert tab below to reach out to any of our Expert Members for guidance and advice.

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC:

Better to err with 'too soft' or 'too hard'? 30 Mar 2012 22:52 #1

Hi
In the market for a queen pocket coil mattress. Have been sleeping on a Kingsdown 'Landmark'(which I think is the same as the 'Still Wharton', but after 2 weeks have developed some lower back pain.
So, still convinced to go with pocket coil, but firmer still.

Narrowed my choice down to either
1-Simmons Beautyrest Esteem
or
2- Simmons Beautyrest Granite(hardest pocket coil available)

If I'm not sure between the two, is it better to err with a mattress that feels a bit too soft, or too hard?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by eco_bach.

Re: Better to err with 'too soft' or 'too hard'? 31 Mar 2012 00:27 #2

Hi eco_bach,

It's always better to err on the side of too firm. This can be fixed with a mattress pad or topper after the foam goes through the initial softening if it's still too firm. With a mattress that is too soft ... it's very difficult if not impossible to add something to make it firmer because the soft foam underneath will still be too soft and adding additional layers can make the support qualities of the mattress even worse (you will sink down to far and be out of alignment).

Having said all that ... I would suggest reading this before you choose a Simmons or any major brand. It's a lot of money to pay for materials that have lower quality and durability than many other options you may have available to you and regardless of the quality of the coils ... the foam on top of them is the weak link of the mattress.

I can't find a link to the two models you are mentioning (they both appear to be quite old models) otherwise I would give you a breakdown of exactly why both these mattresses should probably be avoided unless you were getting an very low price to compensate for the lower quality 1.2 and/or 1.5 lb polyfoam they contain.

Phoenix
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Phoenix.
  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: NikkiTMU
TheMattressUndergounf
TMU
TheMattressUndergounf