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The best foundations or base for a latex or all foam mattress
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We finally decided on an Obasan 10" Latex mattress. However just when I thought the most time consuming part of mattress shopping was over, I cant find a suitable frame. I've been looking for 2 weeks, following advice from TMU on how to choose a good frame. I need help please. I need something that will hold approx 600lbs (including the mattress) that doesnt squeak, and has at least 6.5" under the bed for us to add our own storage. Partner doesnt want to buy storage already in the bed. We are in the GTA, Canada. Our mattress is coming next week. Anyone have any advice? Thank you.
Congratulations on your new mattress purchase!
In addition to the 6.5” inch storage requirement you mentioned, I am not sure if you are aiming for a slatted platform bed, a simple wood slatted base on legs, or a Powerbase but either way I’d make sure to ask the mattress manufacturer themselves which type of foundation is suitable for their mattress and would meet their warranty criteria as this can save lots of research and ensure that you will have an appropriate foundation and bedframe.
You can read their basic care instructions and requirements here
• Place your mattress on a Revelstoke foundation or an equivalent solid wood slat base. Slats should measure between 1-4 inches wide and be at a maximum of 3 inches apart. All Double, Queen, King, and Cal. King mattresses should have a middle support, to ensure proper support of the wood slats. Consult with your sleep specialist if you are not sure about the support of your current foundation.
• Do not install mattress directly on the floor, or on a platform.
You might wish to check out a few of the trusted members who have under the mattress products that might meet Obassan’s warranty criteria and your partner's 6.5" storage space requirements.
Memory Foam Comfort (MFC) here carries quite a few slated platform bed frames such as Newton or ... Brookfield both with 9 3/4” from floor to the bottom of the side rails.
I hope some of our Canadian readers see your post and point to other alternatives. Let us know if you found something with underbed storage that would work for your new mattress.
I forgot to update...
Costco offered to replace the slats only, to which I declined. The slats were very weak and bouncy, when I measured them they were only 3/8" thick not the 1/2" I'd estimated, so pretty much completely underbuilt and a totally insufficient design. That was the best offer on the table (somewhat disappointed with Costco on this) so rather than wasting more time and resources I busted out the crowbar and removed and discarded the slat system completely. Grabbed 18 kiln-dried decking boards 3.5" x 1" x 61" and placed them approximately 1" apart on the existing metal frame with center support. The "new platform bed" is extremely solid, breathable, durable and was a breeze to build for about $100 worth of lumber. This poorly designed platform bed now has a new lease on life, thankfully.
My finger only looks this large because the slats are so thin
A cramped mess during the rebuild, bedroom is pretty small
Brewer wrote: No word back from Costco yet, but my makeshift plywood platform makes the mattress feel that much better again! This is a pretty good temporary fix until I hear back, afterward the plywood will be repurposed so I'm not losing. Will post back with status updates.
Phoenix wrote: Hi Brewer,
Glad to be of assistance! ... Thanks for your update with Cosco's followup... I am glad you've got this encouraging reply from them. Thanks also for confirming the slat dimensions and gaps for other members that may run into the same issue.
It seems like you have a good plan in motion,... let us know how it works out. I look forward to any new updates you have and to finding out the results of Costco's resolution team about the failing foundation.
Thanks for the update, and for the images you posted detailing your … How to give a “new lease on life” to Costco’s slatted platform foundation. I certainly understand your disappointment with them as the foundation does not appear to be of a sufficient quality…. and I am glad you found a good solution at a minimal cost
Your post is helpful to others considering this product.