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thin slats - 3.5" gap. What can I add to this to support a Latex mattress?

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14 Jan 2020 14:32 #1 by mraza88
Hello!
I'm looking to buy a Latex mattress, and I understand the recommendation is to have 3/4" thick slats with at most 3" spacing. However, the bed I have has really thin slats (didn't measure but probably 1/4") and are spaced 3.5" apart. There is a good amount of support legs, though. The bed is king size.

This would not be enough to support a Latex mattress?

Can I place a plywood board on top of this to add support for the Latex mattress? My only concern there was that I've heard adding plywood board without any holes can allow moisture to collect, so maybe I could drill holes into the plywood board?

Any other suggestions?
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15 Jan 2020 03:45 #2 by Luma Sleep
Hello mraza88,

Thank you for reaching out to Luma Sleep via The Mattress Underground. It is always best to check with the retailer/manufacturer when it comes to suitability for a foundation. The performance of the mattress system and the warranty can be impacted. Many/most slatted wood foundations have weight limit ratings that can serve as a guide.
In regards to the specific dimensions you cite, the gap of 3.5" should not be an issue. The thickness of the slats may be as they are likely designed to "flex" under the pressure from the weight of the sleeper(s) and the mattress. The framing/support system for the slats will have a bearing on the slat performance.
The use of plywood on top of the slats is also a topic to discuss with the retailer/manufacturer of the latex mattress you are considering.

Hope this helps!

Team Luma

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