we are expecting a baby in few weeks and started hunting for a king bed, never ever i have imagined that this would lead to utter confusion and frustration for me with so many different options and not knowing which would fit us.
I am on a work visa in this country and i am not sure how many years i will stay (i varies from 2yrs to 5yrs) and being in consulting i move from City to City, based on all these i planned to spend around 600-700 on the mattress. My wife absolutely hates tempur pedic …
we both ( me -150 lb , my wife - 120lb) like a firm mattress , rather i like the a little cushion on the mattress and my wife likes a firm mattress but we absolutely dont like a plush mattress which sinks. we are in Houston area, so we mattress firm (which i think is in every street here )to check the bed types and i felt little comfortable with medium firms from different brands. As i cant compare two brands it was super confusing to compare the rate. We tried Sears/Mattress Firm/Ikea/Lots of Furniture stores which carried mattress and online options like US-mattress(and they have good sales but not sure whether its a good sale or a bad sale) as they are the only ones in my price range.
with total confusion i decided to either go with Ikea memory foam (sultan flokeness) or costco (as i have membership and never had a bad experience in returns n i thought as its easy to return i can atleast buy from costco with no worries-but equally skeptical since i havent tried it)
But we bought an Ikea Memory foam before in apr 2010- i dont remember the exact model name (n the tag is also gone with wash i guess)-but its 6-7inc queen and it was ok, i wont say great but it was good first yr and now its just ok…even though i was skeptical on the quality since its in my price range i thought i can give it a try -
my initial choices were
Costco -Roseshore Firm King Mattress
Costco -Sleep Science Latex Comfort 10" King Mattress ( if the above didn’t workout then i thought i would go with this but i have to stretch my budget)
But fortunately or unfortunately (as i know more now and i dont know its good or bad) i came across this site and since past 3 days i am reading every one of your article and it enlightened me with all the options but i am still confused.
In one of the posts you specified about the quality of foam on Roseshore -, how did you know the Roseshore has only some of the low quality foam - i was not able to find it online in the costco description ?
Based on specifications in the site i realized , ikea flokeness is of low quality - so no for it. If you can please clear out the confusion regarding two costco products…i would choose one or based on what i read i am already inclined to visit.
texasmattressmakers.com/ as its near by and their online options are reasonable to me - go there …check it out and ask them to deliver it …would be my final option…as i confusion is increasing with more information.
I read couple of articles on why memory foam is not good of newborns or young adults - so thats ruled out but i dont know if Latex is ok. i couldnt find any detailed articles on latex for new borns (as the baby would be co-sleeping atleast for an yr with us -and thats a major factor for us)
also - if it gets little cooler in the night for a mattress it better , if not atleast it should be hot, last yr i had lumbar spine very very minimal disc bulge but that effects only when i am sitting in a chair -so i never thought it could be the memory foam from ikea but dont know till now
thanks much for all your help…