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What should I do with old, bowed support slats?
I would consider the ones with more wires and smaller spacing in the grid to be among the "better ones".
I don't expect that any of these would have a durability issue.
None of these have been in use for very long so actual long term "real life" experience would not be available.
The foundation would work fine for any foam mattress latex or otherwise including the Edsele.
The Ikea beds though may be a little shorter and narrower than standard so I would measure them carefully and make sure you have the accurate measurements of the foundation to make sure it will fit the bedframe.
The Reverie, Ergomotion, Leggett & Platt and others all have solid surfaces. I don't know what the surface is made of (probably MDF or Plywood)
There are a few other adjustable beds that have a ventilated surface such as www.axelbloom.com/los-angeles-beds/
As you can see in post #10 here though ... I think that a slatted foundation is the best choice unless there is a compelling reason to choose something else. In my own case ... wanting an adjustable bed was a compelling reason and make any additional risk of a less breathable surface worth it to me.
My question is- does this seem to be a good enough foundation for most any 12-13" mattress I might put over it?
That sounds like a really strange sleeping system. If I read what you are saying correctly you have an innerspring mattress with your firm mattress over that with another 6 - 8" of foam over that? WOW.
I would not use this under a foam mattress no. Foam mattresses generally do best with a rigid non flexing support system under it not more foam or innersprings or another mattress.
No,no,no. I misspoke. On bottom is a 8" BOXSPRING, not an innerspring mattress. On top of that is the very hard 6" poly foam mattress. How would that be as a foundation for a 12" mattress.
I wouldn't use a boxspring (unless the mattress was designed for it) or 6" of polyfoam much less the two together because both of them will flex under your mattress. Together they would flex even more. A foam mattress does best with a firm non flexing foundation so that the compression happens on top of the mattress not underneath it.