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The best foundations or base for a latex or all foam mattress

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14 Mar 2019 15:32 #761 by John667
Really good information here. Right now I have an old queen size mattress and I want to buy a split king size latex mattress. I've been looking for bed frames, but I found that they are so low... Even those at 12-13 inch high will be much lower than my actual bed, which is on a box foundation. I really enjoy having a higher bed because I have back problems and its much easier if it's higher. Do you know where I could find taller and sturdy bed frames? Thanks

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19 Mar 2019 06:45 #762 by Sensei
Hi John667,

Thanks for the post. I am sorry that the "industry" is moving away from "higher" mattresses, but for you personally I totally understand. Typical mattress depths vary from 8 to 15 inches, and box springs usually measure 8 to 12 inches deep. Standard bed frames raise box springs and mattresses 7 1/2 inches off the floor. What is the total height you have or need to have?

Additionally, typical latex mattresses are not as "high" because of the high cost / high quality of latex. 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.

Check out some of our trusted members and see what foundations and give them a call also, sometimes they have other suggestions for adding height, that are supportive and can complement the latex mattress.

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Sensei

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20 Mar 2019 06:56 #763 by John667
I didn't measure it, but I'd say on top of my mattress it must be at about 24" from ground. Don't need that high, but I'd say 20" would be good... Yes latex mattress are better quality, but don't people complain about bed been lower? Not easy been this low when you have back problems...

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22 Mar 2019 17:47 - 27 Mar 2019 07:40 #764 by Sensei
Hey John667,

Thanks for the information. Generally speaking some people do not like lower profile mattresses, not just latex mattresses. Latex mattresses can be used on traditional box springs on metal frames. If you

For example, I checked the website of [url=http://http://bit.ly/TMU-LumaFoundations]Luma Sleep's foundations,[/url] using the freestanding slatted wood foundation, plus an "average" 10" latex mattress and you are at 23 inches (5" Legs / 8" Box Wood Slat found. / 10" mattress).

As you are aware, Luma Sleep is a trusted members Trusted member of this site which means that I think very highly of them and that I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, knowledge, and transparency. I think if you research some of the members they can help make sure you are at the right height. Let us know if you have any more questions.

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Sensei

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23 Mar 2019 09:57 - 23 Mar 2019 09:57 #765 by John667
Thanks... Would such a wood slat foundation make the latex mattress breathe enough?

Any other source that ship to Canada?

Thanks
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26 Mar 2019 13:36 #766 by Sensei
Hey John667,

Yes the slatted foundation with the approx 3.5inch spacing gives enough space for breathability. I would check with the member's sites but besides the members from Canada listed below, I added 3 USA expert members sites that ship to Canada.

Dormio Organic Beds (in Canada) - dormio.ca/

MFC (In Canada)- en.memoryfoamcomfort.ca/

Arizona Premium - www.mattresses.net/latex-mattresses-canada.html

Luma Sleep - Luma Sleep website here


Sleep EZ - www.sleepez.com/pages/shipping

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Sensei

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28 Mar 2019 16:43 #767 by John667

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29 Mar 2019 20:14 #768 by Supasta33
I wrote somewhere here before but lost track where. A little tough to navigate so sorry if I’m repetitive on here. Our latex mattress is coming in Monday and right now I have a new br black foundation that’s made of steel and wire. I’m hesistant to use on our all Dunlop latex mattress so I’m looking at foundations. I ordered my mattress from plush because of the customization and the marketing they’ve done with green keywords. There wood foundation states it’s rainforest approved and something else approved that I forget. Any members on here offer the same type of foundation but at a less price. $400 for a pallet seems so outrageous to me. I’d rather buy a platform bed for that kind of money. Thanks for your help.

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29 Mar 2019 20:20 #769 by Supasta33
WHAT ABOUT A BUNKEY BOARD ON TOP OF OUR BOX SPRING??

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30 Mar 2019 19:40 #770 by Sensei
Hey Supasta33,

Thanks for the post. The type of wood foundation you are talking about is usually around $400 for king size. That's funny "$400 for a pallet seems outrageous"...which I would totally make a comment like this over many traditional box springs, but these wooden slat foundations are entirely different.

If you are using a bunkie board instead of a non flexing foundation then as long as the bunkie board is strong enough to support the mattress and the people sleeping on it and the support surface is suitable for your mattress then there is really no difference between using a bunkie board, a low profile foundation, a regular foundation, or a platform bed other than the height of your sleeping surface.

Regarding bunkie boards, If your bunkie board has a solid support surface instead of a slatted support surface then it can limit the airflow under the mattress which can be a risk factor in some environments ( see post #10here ) and I would tend to prefer a slatted support surface unless there is a compelling reason not to.

There is more about choosing a bunkie board in post #4 here and in post #4 here.

Thanks for the post, let us know if you have any other questions.

Sensei

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