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What should I do with old, bowed support slats?

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06 Jan 2013 22:34 #41 by kevincognito
Yes, that is correct. I followed up with Simmons to be sure, but it is the Triton. I believe it is made to be essentially non-flexible.

I'm planning on putting the mattress on it and seeing if there is any sag in the middle, and replacing it if there is--I'm still not entirely convinced the current box spring would be best for it, but I'm hoping it is fine for now.

In any case for reference, do you think that frame/foundation that Costco sells is a bad idea structurally due to the lack of wiring in the middle, or does that really not matter? There don't seem to be too many structured like that.

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06 Jan 2013 23:41 #42 by Phoenix
Hi kevincognito,

do you think that frame/foundation that Costco sells is a bad idea structurally due to the lack of wiring in the middle, or does that really not matter?


I'm not sure which one you mean. Can you provide a link?

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10 Jan 2013 00:43 #43 by kevincognito
t.costco.com/Comfort-Revolution-Queen-Fo...roduct.11474952.html is a link to the one I was looking at. Note the third image of it.

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10 Jan 2013 06:56 #44 by Phoenix
Hi kevincognito,

It certainly wouldn't be my first choice and I would be nervous about the size of the gaps in the middle.

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23 Jan 2013 17:32 #45 by JuliaOH
Hello, new here and finding this site to be very helpful. I was also considering a latex (Dreamfoam) king mattress and I had been looking at a Malouf 14 inch metal platform base which folds (so I can get it up a very tight staircase)
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ZQCJUS/ref...1&smid=AOFIBMXVIVCJ6

Would it work with something like 2 bunkie boards to keep the mattress separated from the wire? The reviews are positive regarding strength.

My interest in this foundation is a mix of price, the tight staircase and the storage space underneath

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23 Jan 2013 17:53 #46 by Delia
I'm just before buying a latex mattress for my queen-sized platform bed that has a solid platform with a two inch rim. I know that putting the latex mattress on a solid surface is not ideal because it needs air to circulate but the foundations offered by all of the
latex mattress sellers seemed to be at least 6 inches high which, when you added a mattress, looked ridiculous on my sleek platform bed frame. Finally, I went to IKEA and bought their Sultan Laxeby slatted frame. It cost $149 (which was less that the foundations offered elsewhere) and fit perfectly on my platform within the rim, so it doesn't slide around and can't really be seen, yet offers good circulation under the mattress and should offer good support. Some of the slats are even adjustable. So this might be an option for some.

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23 Jan 2013 21:52 #47 by Phoenix
Hi JuliaOH,

Would it work with something like 2 bunkie boards to keep the mattress separated from the wire? The reviews are positive regarding strength.


Assuming you mean two twin XL bunkie boards (and not one on top of the other :)) ... if the bunkie board was slatted with gaps no more than 3" apart then it would work well yes as long as it fits securely on top without moving, shifting, or making noise it would be fine.

Another option would be to use a thick fabric on top of the frame between the frame and the mattress to help even out the support and provide a bit more support between the gaps. Another option would be something like this mattress rug which would also be a good option.

If your mattress has a latex base (not just latex on top) ... making sure you have a more evenly supportive surface will reduce the risk that the wires won't impress into the mattress in the long term even though over the shorter term it would probably be fine.

Phoenix

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23 Jan 2013 22:02 #48 by Phoenix
Hi Delia,

I think the Sultan Laxeby is a very good choice in your circumstances and as you mentioned it also has the advantage of being tension adjustable in certain sections as well. It's certainly good quality and value IMO which is why I listed it in the foundation options that are well worth considering. The only concern I would have with this is that it fits securely in any frame you use it in and it has support in the middle but in your setup both of these are looked after.

It takes a bit of effort to put together slat by slat but I think it's well worth it :)

Phoenix

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23 Jan 2013 22:31 #49 by JuliaOH
Yes, thats what I meant. Thank you for your help, I'm going to add the mattress rug to my setup!

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28 Jan 2013 20:46 #50 by firtree
Hi Phoenix,

New to your site and thanks for all the really good info!

I'm on a budget, and also want to avoid the heavy weight of latex, so have ordered a 3" extra firm latex slab w/cotton cover & will have my 3" wool sugglemate over that. Until I can spring for a suitable frame, I'm wondering if I can use my box spring (which has a solid top), if I put one of the Ikea slat products between my mattress & box spring? It will give a bit of air in between, tho don't know if that will be enough. This hopefully would be for the short term, i.e. less than a year.

Many thanks!

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