First of all, this forum/site is a lifesaver (or backsaver in this case). A huge thank you to the admins and users who post to it!
I was JUST about to buy a Stearns and Foster hybrid mattress for 2400 dollars at Mattress Warehouse. figured I’d look up some reviews onlien first, came across this site, and quickly decided to say no to S&F (as well as the other major lines like Sealy and Serta)!
Anyway, I live in zip code 26508. (West Virginia). Based on Phoenix’s posts, I need to find a reputable local dealer - but I wasn’t having any luck on this site.
Then i found Phoenix’s response to a fellow poster who said he lived in WV. Seemingly, the one good option Phoenix found within driving distance of me (within an hour) was a place called Delanos Furniture in Reedsville, WV. So, I called, made an appointment, and went over there today.
First of all, Phoenix, you were right in the post you wrote a while ago to a fellow West Virginian. The owner/mattress guy there knows his craft… He was a pleasure to deal with - and my wife and I walked out of there after ordering a new king size mattress!
However, I do need some help here - this is the mattress we bought (again, in the king size):
anybody out there who has any experience with this brand of mattress? i am hoping to get some insight on this one since it will be a few weeks before its ready to be delivered.
Is this brand good? well constructed? I was dumb and forgot to get the exact figures (density of foam, etc) while I was there, which is exactly what Phoenix said to do in his posts. I was so enamored with the mattress when i laid on it that my brain went out the window and I just ordered it.
It is a bit on the firm side, but I had back surgery two years ago, and my doctor said i really need a firm mattress for my lingering problems. I like the feel of it anyway; i’m mostly a back sleeper.
If Phoenix or someone out there can give me any insight in terms of the brand, as well as construction of this mattress, i would appreciate it.
i think the deal was fair - 2000 plus tax.
also - i have a platform bed. this mattress is very tall, and when combined with the box springs, not much of the headboard will even be visible.
with a platform bed, are the box springs even necessary can i just but the box springs in storage? or should the box springs be used, no matter what the bed type is? i keep reading different things about box springs being necessary/not necessary with platform beds.
thanks so much in advance for your time!