I’m looking for some advice about an impending mattress purchase. I have utilized this site as well as many others to learn more about the materials and come up with a tentative plan that will maximize both value and quality. Our budget is fairly limited at around $1500 which is one reason. I’m interested in going the DIY route utilizing “Arizona Premium Mattress” (mattresses.net) as the supplier.
My tentative build specs are listed below:
Mattress Size — KING
Bed Frame — Solid Wood Platform
Layer 1 — TwinXL (Quantity x2) Talalay Extra Firm Latex Core – 40 ILD **Resulting in a KING size base core
Layer 2 — King 3 inch Blended Talalay Latex Topper – 28 ILD
Layer 3 (Top Layer) — King 3 inch Rejuvenite Talalay Latex Mattress Topper – 19 ILD
King Bamboo — Wool Zippered Mattress Cover X1
TOTAL COST – $1575
Question 1) Does this look like a “good” build to you in terms of materials and layering?
Question 2) Is 12 inches of total latex mattress necessary? Or would it make sense to simply eliminate “Layer 2” and save some cash? This would result in the 3 inch (19 ILD) “rejuvenite” layer sitting directly on the 6 inch (40 ILD) latex core. Trying to figure out whether there would be a significant difference in support/comfort/longevity when going with a 6 inch base and 3 inch topper versus a 6 inch base and two 3 inch toppers with a more gradual increase in firmness.
Or maybe I’m way off track on the whole endeavor but either way would love to get an experts opinion!
My wife and I are both back/stomach sleepers and weigh under 150 lbs so I’m thinking we may be able to get away with a little bit less in terms of total number of latex layers.
I’m very new to the mattress shopping arena but due to my compulsive personality have been pretty much non-stop researching for the past 3 days or so. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks, Kassy Kev