We purchased a very nice Eureka Springs Cal king in 2009 Nov.
I honestly think as consumers we need to insist on double sided mattresses. This one sided mattress is for the birds. They advise rotate, well guess what you end up in the other persons nest instead of the one you created. This lovely great feeling bed cost more than 3,500. the agent told me it had extra support across the part where the persons back is. Well it sure does it comes up as a rolled belt bump and the butt part is a nest. You can't imagine what I went through with three other S name brands before I exchanged for this one. As I said if this was a double sided mattress it would be an excellent choice but as it isn't it is a total disappointment.
I will never buy a one sided piece of $hit again. Totally disgusting for the price I paid. Not to mention I bought one more for Mom at the same time in a double size and she was a little frail lady and her bed developed a nest after two years.
I seriously considered calling in an upholsterer to see if the can just remake this PIECE into a two sided comfort bed. I refuse to deal with the seller even if I order my next bed from Norway or some European country that makes two sided mattresses.
Stearns and Foster used to be the ultimate bed before it was bought up by one of the # A s's who decided to fix what was never broken.
This manufacturer does not deserve to be in business.
You can't imagine what I went through before they exchanged the other 3 mattresses with the weird coils after one day of sinking to the bottom/ remember the bowling ball add how it just sunk that was me in one instance and all the three exchanges were top of the line $$h^&@ I am not that heavy 160lb . I'll stop now but I am not exchanging for extra fee that these companies are banking on. Hope you have better luck. Elizabeth
In order to provide you with a bigger picture of what's going on in the mattress industry, I need to point out that the Eureka Springs, in particular, was one of models in the S&F line that uses a nice amount of memory foam.
Indeed, making mattresses one sided gives you half the mattress you used to get. The memory foam makes matters worse.
Had you chosen the model one level up from the Eureka, you would have had much less of an issue...due to the memory foam being replaced by latex, which is considerably more resilient.
Even so, you are not the only one to yearn for the old days when a double sided mattress. I've been hearing about it for years and have search for a reliable manufacturer to help me with that project. Up until about 3 years ago, I could not find a "name brand" company to go along with reversing the mind-set of making mattresses more disposable. Therapedic and Eclipse are two companies that merged...like Stearns & Foster did with Sealy.
The people at Therapedic have been making mattresses since 1909 and graciously agreed to indulge me my quest to make available a quality two-sided mattress.
For the past year and a half, we have shipping these mattresses all over the US.
It took 9 months of making, rejecting and re-making prototypes before I was satisfied with the results.
They aren't cheap mattresses. They aren't cheaply made. However, you don't have to spend a fortune for a European import or an upholsterer to make you one at home.
As you saw from what you bought, mattresses today don't keep their shape very well. Can you imagine how well they do when the person buying is 300 to 500 pounds.
There is nothing made that will hold that kind of weight.
So, while we were at it, we engineered a pair of mattresses for that purpose. Starting with the very large and heavy old fashioned coils from long ago, we added the highest density materials and fully tufted the entire mattress for extra good measure. Now, I wouldn't call them "comfortable" by today's use of the word, but they will hold up under a very large person for many years.
The Cameo models use what had been the Sealy Posturepedic unit for the past 20 + years, until Sealy changed it last year...held up too well for them, I think.
The most comfortable is the Cameo plush, which has been field tested under heavier than average weight for the last year and a half...and still looks and feels like new.
It's also available in firm.
The Medi-Coil Ultimate Permatuft is the I spoke of earlier...the one for very heavy people. It too, comes in firm and plush. The firm is what I'd call, "hard". The plush is softened with an inch of soft latex on each side. It's not a plush mattress, as plush mattresses go, but does take the edge off of the feel of the firm model.
Here is a link to those mattresses.
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