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The best foundations or base for a latex or all foam mattress
Not gonna lie, after some thirty-five pages of reading this thread, and the various guides on this forum? I'm starting to wonder if finding good frames is harder than finding the right mattress for yourself that fits your PPP needs.
Frames/platforms/bases/foundations, whatever your terminology may be... there's so much going on.
I just purchased a queen sized Spindle Latex Mattress with the Mattress Underground discount! My current bed has a solid plywood base with sides and a footboard/Headboard. For ventilation purposes I was planning on putting 3 5/4 x4's the length of the bed, then screwing 1x4's 3 inches apart across the bed. My issue is I feel like with the sides the mattress will stop any ventilation. The obvious answer seems to be to drill some holes in the plywood underneath, just not sure what size and how many.
We suggest to drill 3/4" holes and leaving 1.5" space in between each hole (on all sides)
That will give you enough support and proper ventilation for your mattress,
Good luck with the project
Hi! Sorry, I just saw your reply. I am new to the whole buying a bed thing. I'm a little worried about buying from Ikea - are they really that durable? I hope I can find a base, frame, or what have you. Wish me luck! Thanks
Has anyone seen and can provide thoughts on this?
Provided that you check with the mattress company for the requirements of the support system under their mattresses, this particular foundation seems to be a good quality/value option. It is very similar to US Box Spring with their natural wood foundation here .
Spruce is stable and has a very good strength-to-weight ratio, (which is why it's used in boat-building and musical instruments) For those with allergy concerns, spruce is also not likely to aggravate any allergic reactions (like some pine, fir or cedar might) and is using Alcolin wood glue. It is marketed specifically for latex mattresses and seems to be strong, but simple and easy to assemble (no tools required) Normally a slatted wood base with solid slats should be no more than 3" apart (or preferably less) for a latex mattress or ... up to about 5" that would generally be fine for a polyfoam support core which is stiffer than latex but less than 5" gap between slats would be preferable and would also generally be stronger and more evenly supportive.
There is more information about the different types of support systems (bedframes and foundations or platform beds) that are generally suitable for different types of mattresses and some examples of each of them in post #1 here . I would also keep in mind that these are general guidelines and some manufacturers have requirements that may be different so I would always confirm with the retailer or manufacturer of your mattress that any support system you are planning to use under the specific mattress you purchase meets their warranty requirements and guidelines.
does anyone have any experience with this foundation?:
the slats are advertised as 3", which has been confirmed to be acceptable by my latex mattress mfg (SOL). i'm using the foundation simply to increase overall height and am wondering if it is still best practice and recommended to lay plywood over top to cover the slats (just as additional precaution to prevent latex mattress seeping through).
Does anyone have experience with the Nest Bedding HomeBase foundation?
After spending a lot of time reading this and other sites, and trying out various options in my area, I decided on the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress; it was, for me, the best combination of support with springiness and cooling that I'm looking for. (With that said, the Brooklyn Bedding "Aurora" was just astonishingly cool; I didn't like it as much in terms of the overall feel, but wow I'd love to get that coolness elsewhere!) I've always disliked memory foam, and the all-latex mattresses I tried just didn't feel as good when moving around. Maybe it's just that I'm used to traditional innerspring mattresses, but I prefer a bit of responsiveness.
In any case, I have a regular headboard and frame, and would need a new foundation that will fit into it; my current foundation is a traditional box spring which won't work with the new bed. I'm happy to just get the Nest HomeBase, but a number of the reviews on the Nest site itself say that it feels cheaply made. I'll be covering it with a bed skirt, so the visual appearance isn't crucial, but obviously I don't want it to fall apart.
If there are other good options, I'd be happy to consider them! I can't build anything myself, and don't really have any basis for making this decision--it has to be 8" high for aesthetic reasons, but other than that, whatever will support this mattress well is fine with me.