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Adjustable Base Recommendations

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10 Dec 2019 02:55 #831 by xjxkx
I'm currently shopping for an adjustable base for a queen sized latex mattress. Looking for a model with pillow tilt, lumbar support, and preferably wall hugging capabilities. I've found quite a few options and am having trouble narrowing it down at this point, so I'm opening up to feedback from anyone who owns/has tried or is familiar with these models and/or companies. Considering all factors (build quality, features, warranty, overall value) would you recommend one over the other?

And with some of the lesser known companies (like dynasty and sven & son) are there legitimate reasons (warranty, build quality, etc) to stick with one of the more popular brands like L&P or are these reliable contenders?

Models I'm Looking At:

Dynasty DM 9000S: dynastymattress.com/products/our-newest-...riant=13216905920555
Sven and Son Platinum svenandson.com/collections/adjustable-be...lite-adjustable-base
Leggett and Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite lpadjustablebeds.com/product/prodigy-comfort-elite
Ergomotion Elite www.ergomotion.com/products/adjustable-bases/elite/
Ergomotion 8300 www.amazon.com/Softide-8300-Ergomotion-A...-White/dp/B01HGCRSOK
BEAUTYREST BLACK LUXURY www.beautyrest.com/complete-bases/black-luxury-base/
Serta iComfort Motion Custom II www.searsoutlet.com/br/pdp/serta-icomfor...le-base-queen/159951
TEMPUR ERGO EXTEND ADJUSTABLE BASE www.tempurpedic.com/bases-and-foundation...-ergo-extend/v/2562/

Any recommendations for/against would be greatly appreciated, especially if you own any of these models. Or if I've missed a good option, feel free to let me know. Thanks!

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10 Dec 2019 12:57 #832 by Sensei
Hey xjxkx,
Welcome to the TMU Forum :) .

I'm currently shopping for an adjustable base for a queen sized latex mattress. Looking for a model with pillow tilt, lumbar support, and preferably wall hugging capabilities. I've found quite a few options and am having trouble narrowing it down at this point, so I'm opening up to feedback from anyone who owns/has tried or is familiar with these models and/or companies. Considering all factors (build quality, features, warranty, overall value) would you recommend one over the other?


Sounds like you've done a good bit of homework and have made decisions on what your preferences are for an adjustable base. For those consumer subscribers who may be doing the same research, I'd like to add insights from a similar topic,  Went Shopping post #3 , Phoenix offers good insights for adjustable base shopping: "If you are considering an adjustable base, it would be important to check with the manufacturer or retailer of your current mattress to make sure that the mattress is suitable for use on an adjustable base and that using an adjustable base wouldn't damage the mattress or void the warranty. In general terms ... foam materials such as latex, memory foam, or polyfoam along with most pocket coils are "bendable" and flexible enough to use with an adjustable bed but thicker layers of firmer polyfoam or thicker mattresses may not contour as well to the different positions and in some cases the constant bending can affect the durability of the foam so I would always make sure you confirm with the manufacturer or retailer that your mattress is suitable for use with an adjustable bed…Since most of the well known adjustable bed manufacturers are reliable ... I would choose between them based on price and features comparisons that include the features and benefits that are most important to you. The adjustable bed thread here (READ: much info on features to consider) has more information that you can use to make price/features comparisons between the more popular manufacturers and also includes some links to some sources you can use for pricing reference purposes (there can be a wide range of prices for the same models from store to store)."

Good luck on your search and keep us posted on your progress.
Cheers,
Sensei

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15 Dec 2019 18:09 #833 by Kpsyran
We have a split King Sven and son assistance base. Very happy with it and the price. Hardest part about setting it up was getting it inside the house, they are fairly heavy. But a great base!

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28 Dec 2019 23:18 #834 by Seanec
I have a bed frame that has those flexible slats that seem extremely flimsy to me. They are also 5.2 inches apart!!!
So I went down the street to Lowe’s and bought a high density fiberboard with holes “the same stuff that you would see someone using as a pegboard to organize a tool shed or store rack”
I wanted to get the board with holes so that it could still breathe.
I had a 4’x8’ board cut to 4’x80” so it’s not perfect but I can easily tell the added support and I have stood up and bounced up and down and it has held. It has given me a better peace of mind.

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08 Jan 2020 11:52 #835 by EWalsh
Thanks for your very informative website and assembly of Experts. What a public service!
Also thanks for the reference to Back and Bed which was a great read. Which brings me to my problem today.
I need to replace all or part of our bed system. I would prefer to just replace one bedframe and get new mattresses. Especially since I just refinished an antique bed and attached it to the outside of the bed platform.

The problem is the bed system is made by Lattoflex and combines two 1/2-queen adjustable bases and latex mattresses. It has been a great set. They were purchased 20 years ago from an east coast retailer- no longer in business. I don't find another source in the US and assume it would be too expensive to ship from Europe.

This is all the more frustrating since the Lattoflex company is now doing something I find interesting. They are matching people to bed systems with a vest system to highlight the backbone- seems worth a try...

Otherwise, I can't see any solution other than replacing the entire set since one of the adjustable bed frames broke and even though the latex mattresses look like new, I assume they need to be replaced? and while my husband says he is happy with anything, I would like the new mattress to be more "zoned." Any thoughts?

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11 Jan 2020 15:50 #836 by Sensei
Hey EWalsh,

Welcome to the TMU forum :) ! Thanks for your kind words on the site and its contributors, they are much appreciated. Thanks too for your question.

I need to replace all or part of our bed system. I would prefer to just replace one bedframe and get new mattresses. Especially since I just refinished an antique bed and attached it to the outside of the bed platform.

The problem is the bed system is made by Lattoflex and combines two 1/2-queen adjustable bases and latex mattresses. It has been a great set. They were purchased 20 years ago from an east coast retailer- no longer in business. I don't find another source in the US and assume it would be too expensive to ship from Europe.


It's lovely to hear that you're still enjoying the experience with your Lattoflex system after 20 years of use, that is quite impressive :cheer: ! Agreed, the costs of buying anything abroad adds up, making it all the more worthwhile to consider local US options.

Otherwise, I can't see any solution other than replacing the entire set since one of the adjustable bed frames broke and even though the latex mattresses look like new, I assume they need to be replaced? and while my husband says he is happy with anything, I would like the new mattress to be more "zoned." Any thoughts?


For TMU Trusted Members who may be of help with your sleep system needs, can you offer any other details regarding your sleep preferences?

Thanks,
Sensei

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12 Jan 2020 14:33 #837 by EWalsh
Thanks for verifying my conclusion.
With this website, think you have a book!

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24 Jan 2020 15:00 #838 by BChaps
Hey,
I recently just purchased a DIY mattress from Arizona Premium Mattress.
When looking at bed frames, I thought to myself, "wait, why don't I just make one?". I've already made a few tables and things around the house, and this looks like a pretty simple project.

We found a design that we like HERE , but there's a few changes I'd make:
  • I will probably change up (or possibly eliminate) the headboard
  • I'll be changing the height up a bit (partially on legs, and partially on the "walls"
  • I'm going to add an extra inner-frame piece
    • This will split it into thirds instead of just in half
    • This will provide a bit more support for the slats
    • This will allow me to use cheaper wood for the slats, as I don't need to worry about them bowing as much
  • I plan to use bolts for part of the construction rather than just all screws

Now to the part that I have questions on...
  • I'm a bit worried about "squeaking". In theory, the if things are tight enough it shouldn't squeak, but being it's a heavily used item that supports a lot weight, I'm worried that the low cycle fatigue will eventually loosen things to the point of squeaking.
    • What can be done to prevent this for the main supports? I've heard about possibly putting a thin layer of padding in each of the joints?
    • What would you recommend for padding of the slats? I assume those at-minimum should get something, right?
  • Do you have any criticisms/comments on my plans?
  • What is considered the "best" configuration for slats?
    • I know there's no "right answer", but I was just wondering if there were any more guidelines.
    • I've read that keeping the gap between them to between 2" and 3" is ideal.
    • I've seen slat width vary from 1" to like 6". I was aiming to go somewhere in the 3" range. Does this seem reasonable?
    • Most DIY designs seem to use 1x?? boards -so closer to 0.75" actual thickness - does this seem reasonable? Being many designs use this, I'd be willing to bet "yes", but I've also seen a lot of shotty DIY projects out there :p

Thanks for any suggestions or assistance!

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24 Jan 2020 19:38 #839 by roosterfire
@BChaps
Just built a queen platform bed in preparation for buying a new mattress soon.
Found it incredibly rewarding and i still have a few pieces to wrap up.
Went with 3" between slats, with 3 1/2" wide slats.
Designed with no head board, but I can add one later.
Using a pine base, with red oak on exterior.
Liquid Nails Interior style glue, it has almost no odor.
I glued everything that was screwed together, no nails.
The slats are covered with 1/8" cotton batting, then a white sateen material to protect the bottom of the mattress.
The bottom is covered in a black material for dust control.
All edges for the material are reinforced with 1" nylon webbing and stapled into place then hammered deep as possible.
I do not have the oak on the legs yet, but there is not a single squeak. NONE!
If it would benefit you or any other, I will copy my plans for my design in detail>
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25 Jan 2020 08:40 #840 by BChaps
@roosterfire

Thanks for the info!

I've got my plans 90% figured out, but seeing someone else's never hurt. If you've got something quick, it may be nice, and I'm sure others would appreciate - but don't worry about it if it's too much work.

I was considering using liquid nails / wood glue / construction glue on parts of mine. There's a few parts that I wouldn't, because I need to be able to assemble in the bedroom (after constructing in the basement).

A few questions for you on yours:
- Did you use a bolted design on yours? (it looks like it)
- Where did you get the material for the fabric and nylon? I really like those ideas!
- What did you do about polyurethane? I've got some leftover from my recent projects, but I wasn't sure if there's anything special that should be done for a bed frame.
- Is there anything between the slats and the boards that they rested on?
- I've been debating between using 1x?? hardwood or 2x?? pine on the outside. Are those 1x's?

Thanks!

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