We recently went to shop for a mattress and found two places that tell us that the King Koil mattress “Milestone ET” with the memory foam upper layer is a wonderful mattress and exactly what we are looking for. However we are concerned about the memory foam holding up. We realize the mattress has a 10 year warranty (which we are looking for), but as my wife is disabled and sleeps in one spot in one position all night and also lays down to relieve back stress and leg pain in the afternoon, usually for 2-4 hours, this causes a lot of stress on a mattress. Especially when it is always in the same place. Breakdown can easily occur and we are not aware of how well memory foam holds up. Can you give us any insight into what we should be looking for? Asking about? Are we being misled? What do you think about this mattress. We originally wanted a pillow top that we could flip. Couldn’t find one. Any assistance you could offer would be much appreciated.
Thank you, -Dave and Jerilyn
The first place to start your research is post #1 here which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines you will find most useful.
Besides testing for PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) one of the most important parts of a successful mattress purchase is making sure you know the specifics of what is in your mattress. A mattress is only as good as its construction and the materials inside it and without knowing the details of all the layers and components in a mattress (in particular the thickness of the layers and the density of any memory foam and polyfoam in the mattress) there is no way to assess its quality or durability or make meaningful comparisons with other mattresses in terms of quality or value.
Warranties are also not an effective way to choose between mattresses and are often more about marketing and protecting the manufacturer than they are about protecting a consumer (see post #174 here about warranties).
In general King Koil (Comfort solutions) would be in the group of “major manufacturers” I normally suggest avoiding in the guidelines that are linked in the “read first” post unless you are able to find out all the more detailed information you need about the mattress to make an informed decision and it has good quality/value compared to other similar mattresses in its budget range.