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- Sleep EZ / LATEX MATTRESS SPECIALIST, IN-HOME ADJUSTABILITY
- SleepEZ and Savvy Rest type mattress options
SleepEZ and Savvy Rest type mattress options
Couldn't I just buy three layers from mattresses.net and a cover and put it together however I like? It looks like they sell the components individually.
You certainly could purchase individual layers and components separately and build your own DIY mattress if you wished to but you would lose the ability to exchange or return the individual layers or components if the choices you made didn't turn out as well as you hoped for in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP.
If you are attracted to the idea of designing and building your own DIY mattress out of separate components and a separate cover then the first place I would start is by reading option 3 in post #15 her e and the posts it links to (and option #1 and #2 as well) so that you have more realistic expectations and that you are comfortable with the learning curve, uncertainty, trial and error, or in some cases the higher costs that may be involved in the DIY process. While it can certainly be a rewarding project ... the best approach to a DIY mattress is a "spirit of adventure" where what you learn and the satisfaction that comes from the process itself is more important than any cost savings you may realize (which may or may not happen).
There is also more about primary or "deep" support and secondary or "surface" support and their relationship to firmness and pressure relief and the "roles" of different layers in a mattress in post #2 here and in post #4 here that may also be helpful in clarifying the difference between "support" and "pressure relief" and "feel" that may be useful as well.
For those who decide to take on the challenge then I would either use the specs (if they are available) of a mattress that you have tested and confirmed is a good match for you in terms of PPP as a reference point or blueprint and try and "match" every layer and component in your reference mattress as closely as possible or use a "bottom up" approach (see post #2 here ).
Post #4 here also includes a list of the better online sources for DIY materials and components that I'm aware of (and includes mattresses.net).
Thank you for your inquiry. Based on your past conversations with Phoenix, I see you are interested in a DYI latex mattress. I will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have about our components or products. Also, feel free to contact our office anytime at 480-966-8731. Thanks again. - SleepEZ