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The Best Foundations or Base for a Latex or All Foam Mattress
My wife has mid-back pain, and this mattress unfortunately made it worse. After 2 months, we just could get used to the feeling of the “grid.” It’s very cool, but in the wintertime, it was sometimes hard to stay warm while sleeping on this mattress. The return is very easy and the customer service is great.
Welcome to the Mattress Forum! .
Thank you for the post about Purple mattress, very interesting about difficulty staying warm in the wintertime. Glad to hear the return process went smooth.
Let us know if and when you have any other updates or questions. Thank you
I finally "turned on" a DIY Eastern king project: 6 twin XL pcs, 3" thick, all 100% Talalay, 2 are 32-36 ILD firm, 2 24-28 ILD medium, 1 19-24 ILD soft and 1 14-19 extra soft. I got a 9" organic cotton, 9", zippered cover, totaling ~10" height. We plan on experimenting the best combination to suit our comfort.
Also plan on buying a lift storage wooden platform bed, with a metal base insert and 2x14 slats, 2¼" W each and 3¼" spacing. I read through this whole thread and I find a huge variety of numbers, considered "safe range" of slats sizes and/or space between the slats.
I'm trying to avoid buying a bed, where that great mattress would start "leaking" through the slats spaces.
Would love an advice..
We can actually make a custom hardwood platform bedframe for you that's 16" high from the floor to the top of the slats. If you add a 10" latex mattress on this frame, the top of your mattress will be 26" off the ground.
To figure out the cost of making such a custom bed frame, simply choose from any of these platform bed frames and add 25% to the total price.
hope this help your search,
All the best
My current bed, Simmons foundation and mattress, is 30"H.
The mattress is 13" which turns the underneath to 17"H. These are metal sub-frame and "box spring".
In such configuration you can add a 2"H bunkie board and a 10"H mattress and you'll get to 29"... or, what am I missing?
Welcome to the Mattress Forum! . Sounds like you are well on your way to getting a very nice Talalay latex mattress. I think you have a very good group of ILD's so it will be interesting to see which "mix" you like best. I would certianly use a progressive build up, maybe you try it first w/o the final 14/19 plush and add that layer if you see you need a little bit more pressure relief? Just a thought.
This is really the TMU recommendation taken from this Phoenix post #1 .
An all latex mattress generally needs and does best on a strong solid base with enough supportive surface to make sure that it doesn't sink through any gaps and that the base is strong enough and supported on the floor well enough to hold the weight of the latex mattress and the people that sleep on it. Normally a slatted wood base with solid slats that are no more than 3" apart (or preferably less) is best for latex (up to about 5" would generally be fine for a polyfoam support core which is stiffer than latex but less would still be preferable and would generally be stronger and more evenly supportive).
Thanks for the post, let us know how you DIY latex works for you.
Why are the wooden foundations for latex mattresses so expensive?! $400 seems so high. Especially in this day and age where platform beds and bunkie boards are just as sufficient. Reason I'm asking is because we want to buy new furniture and the one we really like requires a "box spring" but for us a foundation because we have an all latex mattress. Right now we have it on a fairly new box spring that we had for our innerspring mattress that we returned for the latex mattress.
If anyone knows where to buy a solid wood foundation thats sturdy and wont break for less than $400 please let me know
The solution I had found is "Zinus Joesph Modern Studio "XX" Inch Platforma Low Profile Bed Frame / Mattress Foundation".
Replace the XX with 6", 10" and 14" height. It's ~$100 and very sturdy combination of metal and wooden slats. Find it on Amazon and even home depot carries those.
Hope it's what you are looking for.