I am in a search to find a new mattress because mine is over 10 years old and the springs are bad.
My partner is 400 plus lbs and I am 240 hes 6'1 and I am 5'1 so we need a durable bed for the both of us,
Can you please help?
Hi Teresa, Things have changed in the past 10 years, and not for the better. Most manufacturers have gotten away from making quality mattresses...now designed to need more frequent replacing. Most of today's mattresses, especially those made the name brand manufacturers, won't last a year under your husband's weight.
That said, we specialize in high quality alternatives to what's being pushed in stores. We carry a two sided, flippable mattress from The Wolf Company...a very old family owned and operated manufacturer from the Midwest...owned by the same family since 1872. The mattresses they make are very strong. For the sake of both, comfort and longevity, I recommend going with their Tulah model in firm. Add to that an all natural Ever-Eden 3" Soft Vytex Dunlop Latex mattress topper. Together, you will have everything your body needs for a good night's sleep that will last you for many years. Here are the links to each item. You can order online. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax. The mattress arrives via FedEx. The latex topper and foundation arrive UPS.
I bought a mattress from you about a year ago (I think!). At the time, I decided to keep the box spring I already had because it was only two years old. I'm beginning to think I made a mistake. First of all, for the first time ever, the bottom lining of the box spring has come completely off on one side. Second of all, when I go to flip my mattress, I notice that it's so easy to see the wood slats that are under the top of the box spring. In other words, I think my mattress is not really lying on a smooth surface.
Though the mattress is somewhat comfortable (I have so many aches and pains in all my joints, that I can't be too critical of any mattress), I have a feeling it would be more comfortable, and perhaps seem firmer, if it had a solid foundation.
Hopefully, as you are the expert, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Or, on the other hand, if you think the box spring has no bearing on the comfort of the mattress, I'd like to know that, too. If that's the case, I'll just staple what's falling off the bottom and keep the old one. Otherwise, what would you recommend?
Solid base foundations are very hard to come by, and very heavy.
If you were to replace your foundation, you would likely end up with something similarly made....using slats and not a solid wood base.
My suggestion for a quick, easy and reasonably inexpensive solution, would be to add plywood to the top of your foundation.
It will cause the mattress to feel a little firmer.
The muslin on the bottom can easily be replaced. All you need is a staple gun.
However, that is not an integral part and can be taken off and discarded.
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