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The best foundations or base for a latex or all foam mattress
I've had customers use all kinds of mattresses with the Beds Up system and I've never had one complain whether their mattress was foam, innerspring or latex on top of their semi-flex or torsion modular boxes. The only issue would have been with some older two-sided mattresses that had some quite "slippery" damask ticks that slid all over the place. Hope that helps.
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Great! Do you have suggestions for non-skid materials I should look for?
No, there are no specific non-woven suppliers with specific “brand names” of the material used on the underside of mattresses that I could recommend, and in general you won’t tend to have an issue with this if you didn’t have an issue with your innerspring mattress if it was adjusted to the same angle you’d be using for your new mattress.
If you do end up having an issue or adjusting the angle up higher, there are various after-market products that assist with increasing the friction between a mattress and foundation.
I am looking for a suggestion for a LOW profile foundation for a foam mattress. My current box spring foundation is good at only 5" high, but I understand it is not suitable for a foam mattress. (I have a small, older dog who can get up onto whatever bed I have with a ramp, but I can't control where he may choose to jump off to the ground, and the vet has advised me to try to minimize those kinds of jumps as they are hard on his legs/back, so I am looking to keep the mattress as close as possible to the floor.) Brooklyn Bedding has one that's 6.5" high, can anyone suggest anything smaller than that? (I'd have even just put the mattress on the floor, but as I understand it, that isn't good for the mattress.) p.s. -- king size.
I am looking for a suggestion for a LOW profile foundation for a foam mattress.
There are quite a few links to foundation manufacturers listed in the KD section of post #1 here , any many offer a low profile 5” or so foundation appropriate for latex or foam mattresses. The first manufacturer, listed, US Box Spring, is quite popular.
Thanks, I checked those links and there were some possibilities, but I have since found this one, which is only 1.6" high!
The same company also has some 4" and 5" units... wood, metal, no-assembly options... but in this case my priority was lowest height, so unless someone tells me there's something undesirable about this 1.6" model, I think that's what I'll get. My intent is to put it right on the floor, and the mattress directly on top of it (i.e. no bed frame).
I apologize, I thought that you were asking about something similar to your old 5" foundation, otherwise I would have referenced you toward a simple bunkie board or slatted insert.
My only concern with the model you mentioned is that while the spacing is approximately 5" between slats, the slats are quite narrow and the mattress doesn't have as much of the bottom surface in contact with the support structure, as it would with a slatted base using 3" or 4" wide slats. If you do order this base, just keep on eye on how your mattress performs and make sure that the bottom foam support base doesn't being to sink in too deeply in between the slat support network of this base.
Your pup should be happy now!
Yeah, I didn't ask about bases that were this small, because I didn't know they existed. And I had never even heard of a "bunkie board" before.
Good point about your concern, though I emailed the link to Brooklyn Bedding and they said that it would be okay. (I decided to go with their bed, btw. Fingers crossed...)