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The Best Foundations or Base for a Latex or All Foam Mattress 07 Aug 2020 16:38 #861

Hey Jethro,

I'm about to pull the trigger on purchasing a new latex topper as you have mentioned. However is talalay superior to dunlop?
This is the topper I'm interested in. It's 6cm although I think 5cm is latex and 1cm may be the cotton cover. It's selling for $409 aud ($293 usd) and has a 100 night trial. If I'm unhappy it'll get picked up from me for a refund.

www.fernearth.com.au/products/fern-mattress-topper?variant=20496568320070

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The Best Foundations or Base for a Latex or All Foam Mattress 09 Aug 2020 10:10 #862

I just ordered the Love & Sleep queen mattress from Nest (thanks to the great info on this forum!). Are any of the Ikea bed frames (Malm, Nordli) appropriate for this mattress?

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The Best Foundations or Base for a Latex or All Foam Mattress 09 Aug 2020 10:28 #863

Hi Redfox,

I think you’ll be pleased with the result of adding a topper. Definitely keep me posted as to how it works for you.

However is talalay superior to dunlop?

This is the topper I'm interested in. It's 6cm although I think 5cm is latex and 1cm may be the cotton cover. It's selling for $409 aud ($293 usd) and has a 100 night trial. If I'm unhappy it'll get picked up from me for a refund.

www.fernearth.com.au/products/fern-mattr...riant=20496568320070


Talalay and Dunlop are fabricated differently – one isn’t necessarily superior to the other. For the same ILD, Talalay feel is softer, bouncier, and springier than Dunlop and a great option for pressure relief on hips and shoulders. Dunlop is denser and firmer, and overall better at offering adequate support for proper spinal alignment. Talalay is the most popular option between the two when it comes to toppers.

I did a bit of browsing on the topper you’re considering. It does appear to be a full 5cm of latex (Dunlop). It appears this company prefers Dunlop over Talalay because they find it eco-friendlier in its production. It looks like they offer a luxury plush option if you’re looking for softer support.

Overall, it looks like a high-quality product. I think you can probably safely try this topper, and if you dislike it, rest assured (pun somewhat intended) that you can return it for a full refund and try a Talalay option instead.

Best of luck!

Jethro

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The Best Foundations or Base for a Latex or All Foam Mattress 26 Oct 2020 10:34 #864

I purchased a king Flobeds vZone yesterday and am trying to figure out what I'm going to rest it on. My bed is a platform bed from Room and Board. It has steel slats that are spaced approximately 5 inches apart. Flobeds, like most latex mattress manufacturers, recommends slats 3 inches apart or less.

Interestingly, Room and Board sells a latex mattress but they claim that no foundation/bunkie board is necessary.

Regardless, Room and Board sells the following platform board, which I'm considering placing the mattress on: www.roomandboard.com/catalog/bedroom/adjustable-beds-and-platform-board/platform-board

This is 0.25 inches of polyurethane foam over 0.625 inches of particle board, and then wrapped in upholstery. I'm wondering if this would be sufficient.

Alternatively, I could either buy additional slats for the bed, or purchase Flobeds' coir, although the platform board + coir route is more than I'm looking to spend.

Curious what you all would recommend, thanks.

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The Best Foundations or Base for a Latex or All Foam Mattress 26 Oct 2020 13:59 #865

It would seem to me that the platform board would be suitable, but since you purchased the mattress from Flobeds and want to ensure you meet their warranty requirements I'd suggest contacting them directly to get their agreement.

Congrats on your purchase of a Flobeds vZone mattress!

- Bill

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The Best Foundations or Base for a Latex or All Foam Mattress 22 Nov 2020 09:59 #866

hi all. any recommendations on a foundation for king size latex or foam mattress where a headboard can easily be added? prefer solid wood. thanks.

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The Best Foundations or Base for a Latex or All Foam Mattress 24 Nov 2020 06:50 #867

Hi iwannasleepgood.
Here is what we recommend for using headboards with various frames that were not meant for one another. Simply attach a picture bracket or two to the back of the headboard. Then put one screw for each bracket into the wall where the headboard is supposed to go. Then stand the headboard against the wall, hanging it into that brackets so that it stands with its weight on the floor. And the brackets hold it from falling over. Then simply push your bed against the headboard and your done. We recommend this because if you need to move your furniture around it is easily done with the pieces being separate. Also it allows you to use virtually any frame with any headboard. And you don't damage the frame in the process of attaching something to it.

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The Best Foundations or Base for a Latex or All Foam Mattress 03 Dec 2020 12:16 #868

Hi iwannasleepgood

A good nights rest does start by having a good foundation for a base.

Some focus a bit too much on design for look and feel. The reality with a bed skirt your not going to be looking at the bed frame that often.

So the ultimate goal is sleep.

If you do select a wooden frame it will give you more DIY options to add a headboard piece.

If you go metal / steel make sure the vendor includes this headboard piece and not an expensive surprise upsell.

Happy Dreams
Brian Hawkins
Sleep Partner Manager
GhostBed by Nature's Sleep
"Supernatural Comfort • Bigger, Better, More Affordable"

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