mary of farmington hills, writes:
Thanks for the quick reply. I guess I do not understand the importance of coil count. Are the additional 84 coils in a Stearns & Foster worth adding $500 plus to the price of a bed? I am serious. If you say so, I will believe you.
Another question: I am confused when you wrote about "padding." Are you talking about the layers of "FOAM" or the fiber pads used to encase the foam and protect it from the coils breaking through? If the low-end Sealy's don't have a fiber pad to protect the foam from the coils, that would be a serious durability problem - do you know if that is the case?
In addition, while I know that S&F includes MORE high-quality foam in their mattresses how is it any different from the foam in Sealy's mattresses? Sealy and S&F provide the same name and the exact same description for their foam(s). Is this incorrect? Is "Convoluted Marvelux Foam" in a S&F different from "Convoluted Marvelux Foam" in a low-end Sealy? Is "High-Performance Sealy Foam" in a high-end Sealy different from "High-Performance Sealy Foam" in a low-end Sealy? Are S&F's and Sealy's "Marvelux Foam" different from the "Marvelux Foam" in the low-end Sealys?
Finally, do you really think the "best, cheapest mattress is 6-8" of polyurethane foam over a closed-out box spring"? I do not know you so I cannot tell if you are being serious or sarcastic. If you are being serious, I would argue that a cheap, inflatable mattress may be more comfortable. I have considered purchasing an inflatable mattress.
Perhaps you do not know that there are many people who sleep on cheap, inflatable camping mattresses because they cannot afford a "real" mattress. Perhaps you do not understand that there are many people in this world, like myself, who for many reasons including, incurable cancer, medical bills., have little money to spend on a mattress. Perhaps you do not understand that there are many people who just want to know they are getting a decent mattress for the price that they pay.
Or, perhaps you do understand all of this and it is why you suggested the 6 - 8" of polyurethane. Ironically, I actually did try to build my own mattress a few years ago but I could only find 5" of polyurethane foam at Joann Fabrics and I didn't think that would be enough. I guess I did not look hard enough for the 6 - 8" foam. Now I wish I had not thrown out my old box spring.
Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions and all the questions that you do every day.
Hi Mary. There are 338 coils in a low end Sealy queen Posture Premier. There are 504 in a queen size S&F. The actual coil difference is 166.
All that high end padding, you mentioned, is not in the low end Sealy.
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