It took me months of research to buy my last car. Mattresses are even harder to shop for! Last time around I did a “cheaper pedic” build it yourself. I’m wanting to move up to a king size bed.
I have a steel 14" platform with headboard attachment coming from Wal-Mart (booo!) right now. But haven’t decided on a mattress or foundation.
Prefer a semi-firm to firm mattress. The Tempurpedic Aullura bed I laid on felt perfect…just not the price.
I don’t mind building it myself, but having a hard time pulling the trigger on anything. I’m in a smaller town in TX and don’t have a factory close by (that I know of, zip is 75503). I can go to Dallas no problem.
I’d like to keep the bed under $1600. I’ve been looking at latex, but none of the sites (even the recommended ones) seem to make it easy I’m not opposed to memory foam, I quite like the one I have now.
Right now I have a regular box spring, a 6" foam base, a 3" probably 4lb foam, 2" 4lb foam and a 1" super light top layer. I do get some…bounciness in certain activities that is helpful. Requires less effort if you know what I mean.
I’d like to get the bed a little higher. Right now It’s a 9" box spring and a 12" mattress. I’d kinda like it another foot up.
The cheaper the better. Being able to order online is a huge plus, as I really can’t travel to pick up a mattress right now. Does a foundation help with bounciness any? Like if I get a regular box spring, will a normally dead foam mattress become more springy? Does latex have more spring?
I’m still reading dozens of threads on here, but still can’t decide
You folks, Phoenix in particular sound like you know your stuff. Where and what should I be looking at for the best bang for the buck? I’d be tickled with a $800 mattress if it’s 90% as good as a $1600 for example