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What should I do with old, bowed support slats?

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26 Mar 2013 03:13 #91 by Phoenix
Hi humpback,

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.

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28 Mar 2013 03:20 - 28 Mar 2013 03:22 #92 by needanewbed
This looks like it may be a good option. www.usboxspring.com/metal.htm I am fairly certain I am going to purchase the IKEA Sultan Edsele latex mattress. However I would like a foundation to add height as well as have proper support. After all of the reading, the Sultan Laxeby slatted foundation sounds like a good choice, but does not add the height :( Would the frame in your link shown above work with an IKEA bed mattress and bed frame such as this?
www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S99889527/
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28 Mar 2013 07:22 - 28 Mar 2013 07:25 #93 by Phoenix
Hi needanewbed,

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.

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28 Mar 2013 16:25 #94 by jambro
Hi - first post. I'm looking for info on adjustable foundations, specifically the ergomotion. I can't seem to find out how the surface of the foundation is made. Is it solid or slats or wires or what? In fact every brand of adjustable bed has the surface covered and I haven't found one that talks about what the surface actually is. I going to buy latex mattress, probably from from sleepez, and would like to know if the adjustable foundation would allow the bed to breath. As I read in the first post, the best foundation is the one recommended by the manufacturer. Sleepez recommends slats. Thanks for any help!

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28 Mar 2013 21:11 #95 by Phoenix
Hi jambro,

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.

Phoenix

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29 Mar 2013 20:41 - 29 Mar 2013 20:45 #96 by church11
I have ab 11 yr old poly foam mattress which is extremely hard, I call it the brick, which is impossible to sleep on it is so hard. It has been used for these 11years as a base or foundation for various mattresses, toppers, tallalay and such, and therefore has not, I would think, been broken down much. It certainly feels quite evenly solid. The layers above it. have been 6-8 inches thick. We paid $300 for a king size but found it so hard used it as as a base layer and then cut it in half with a chain saw [is this a first i wonder?] to use on 2 twin XLs when my wife could no longer stand my pulling the covers off her every night in my sleep.This sits on an inner spring mattress which seems in good shape as well, also 11 yr. old. My question is- does this seem to be a good enough foundation for most any 12-13" mattress I might put over it? Seems to me maybe all I need is something firm, perhaps a base which doesn't interact much with the mattress. I'm thinking of a select foam or tallalay mattress from one of your members. Thnx.
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29 Mar 2013 23:56 #97 by Phoenix
Hi church11,

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.

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30 Mar 2013 02:30 #98 by church11
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. It's quite firm. If not firm enough I could put one of those breathable 1-2" things you recommended Once- like plywood? But breathable?

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30 Mar 2013 05:09 - 30 Mar 2013 05:09 #99 by Phoenix
Hi church11,

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.

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30 Mar 2013 05:48 #100 by church11
Ok, how about something like 5/8" plywood or something similarly rigid on top of the poly?I need the height. I've tried the ply wood and it doesn't
Seem to flex.

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