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

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24 Apr 2019 19:16 #781 by Supasta33
Very cool, thank you. I was hesitant on the zinus foundation because it’s a wood medal combination but I guess that probably doesn’t matter. You have an all latex mattress? It can hold the weight and is all good?

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24 Apr 2019 20:00 #782 by ADF
I have a very heavy Eastern king 199% natural Talalay mattress: 2x Twin XL firm, 2x medium, 1x soft, 1x ultra-soft. Wrapped in organic cotton cover (anther 20lbs). I had the 10" foundation which turned out to be too high for the bed I had (6" would have been too short). Returned it and bought a lift up storage platform bed, with slats,

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26 Apr 2019 12:31 #783 by Sensei
Hey Supasta33,

Thanks for the post. And thank you @ADF for the great information and help provided.

I have not checked all of the member's sites, but a quick check and I did see that Luma Sleep has king size for $300 and Ghostbed has a king size for $295.00.

But as many of us have said, there are many foundations that are solid quality and would work perfectly well for many people. I think this is the one you are talking about Zinus Joseph Steele Platform Bed Frame , which looks nice. Zinus is a solid company, does a really nice job, nice website also.

I didn't see how many inches between those slats? Or if there are any weight recommendations or warranty, or quality of the wood, etc, ....just curious.... seems like a good product, great price, storage space advantages as many of the newer metal frames have...and slats now. Hey @ADF, update if you have any of that info with the product, if it's not too much trouble, would be great for any consumers. Thank you for sharing.

Thanks,
Sensei

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26 Apr 2019 15:18 - 26 Apr 2019 20:46 #784 by ADF
I actually asked Zinus for the slats' size and spacing here: www.zinus.com/products/joseph-steel-plat...5622976520#Questions
Their answer was: "There are 12 slats and the slat spacing is 3.43'' apart. They are also 2.83'' wide".
Someone asked about weight and their answer is 600lbs.

I looked for weights and HomeDepot says: ( www.homedepot.com/p/Zinus-Joseph-Steel-P...D-MBBF-10K/301025481 ) 1200lbs.

These are my 2¢... I'm not associated, by any form or manner, with Zinus, merely a consumer...
Last edit: 26 Apr 2019 20:46 by ADF.

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27 Apr 2019 18:26 #785 by Sensei
Hey ADF,

Thank you for sending that info, very cool...truthfully I didn't even scan or see the "questions" tab and good for them, getting the information out there.

Zinus is a big company and sells 100,000's of these frames, and bases, so we at TMU sill want consumers to have as much info as possible.

Well done, and thank you.

Sensei

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15 May 2019 22:49 - 16 May 2019 12:48 #786 by Liam586
A detailed article, but did not find what I need. Thank you for your work, you write well, I like it :)

I have a problem with the loins, now I need a special mattress. As the doctor advised me, my soft sofa needs to be burned :) The choice is big and just drowned in information, I don’t understand anything and can’t find the article I’m looking for. Can you tell me briefly exactly where you can find a mattress and bed frame?

I do not understand anything, I wanted to buy a bed with a mattress, but now I can not choose half a day :)
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16 May 2019 04:54 #787 by CBHWoodFurniture
Hi Liam586,
I understand your pain. It seems as though one needs a PhD to buy anything these days. You can take a look at our website www.swissdreambeds.com I try to provide all the facts that I can, and to simply explain the "how", "what" and "why" about our beds, so that you can make an informed decision. Our bed system (bed and mattress) is still fairly new on the block in North America but comes with a very successful history of over 30 years in Europe and Asia. It is designed to provide proper spinal alignment through the combination of flexible wooden slats and natural talalay latex foam, as well as promote good sleep hygiene through the use of pure virgin's sheep wool (which is self-cleaning). Something that I also do is to offer phone numbers of some of our customers that have agreed to take a call to talk about what they think about our beds. That will at least give you an unbiased opinion about our beds. Please let me know if that is something that is of interest to you.

Lastly you posted the link about "best mattress for neck pain". For neck pain you should not only consider your bed (though it is very important) but also your pillow. I find that most people who come to me with back and neck pain and buy our beds are not always cured of neck pain right away. In those case, to this date, the pillow was always the missing link.

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23 Jun 2019 22:57 #788 by stmslpr
Hi, just want to get a feel from some experts about what would be the best foundation for my 8" mattress as a stomach sleeper who wants to maintain good spinal alignment and durability (less sag with time from the mattress). An ergonomic suspension base or standard slat base?....
www.tmasc.ca/natural-latex-foam-mattress...s-berkeley-ergo.html
pics of the bases under "Suggested foundations".
thanks!

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25 Jun 2019 05:52 #789 by CBHWoodFurniture
Hi stmslpr,
the Vita Talalay mattress will serve you well for spinal support. Depending on the thickness of the mattress it may make an ergonomic suspension base more/less effective. For example we have found that with our flexible slat system (which is in a sense comparable to the Berkeley in that they both are dynamic but that is about all that we can compare since they are quite different otherwise) a thinner mattress of about 4inches works best in order to maximize our dynamic slat foundation. In the process of figuring that out, it became apparent that the thicker the mattress, the less usage we got out of our slat foundation.
Therefore, I would suggest that you contact the manufacturer of the base and find out what mattress type and thickness they recommend works best. After all, they probably went through an elaborate process of testing to determine the optimal setup.

One more hint about the stomach sleeping: I usually recommend that if a person must sleep on their stomach and they use a latex or even vita Talalay mattress like we do, that person should sleep without a pillow, otherwise you are really not doing your upper spine any favour. That is important especially if you switch from a worn out to a new Vita Talalay mattress because you will lay much flatter on the bed than before.
Ideally you would want to have a person next to you that keeps reminding you about sleeping on your side or back. I have done this with my wife when we were first married. She started sleeping on my bed (the one produced by CBH Wood) which was a big upgrade from her previous mattress. With constant reminders, she changed her sleeping habits from stomach to side/back, with in a month.

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25 Jun 2019 11:09 #790 by stmslpr
Thanks for the info! The Vita Talalay mattress i'm getting will be 8" thick. 6" of firm core with 2" of soft on top.

I am kind of switching to side and back but i have a feeling i will always at least be partly a stomach sleeper.

I guess i'm just concerned whether the suspension ergo slat will be supportive enough as the regular hard flat slat. I've heard different things. Some say the ergo suspension slat is just as supportive and will last longer. Some others say the regular flat slat is the way to go because there's no "give" and will support a stomach sleeper better. And even others will say the reg flat slat, since it's hard flat surface, will cause you to sink into the latex more than the "bouncier" suspension slat. It's really confusing and not sure who to believe. :)

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