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    Any tips for buying a memory foam mattress?

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    Need a new king mattress and looking at memory foam ones.

    Ones on ebay seem awfully cheap (about £120) but noticed they dont have springs in. So are these just basically a large sponge with a memory foam topper on?

    Should I be sticking with spring coil ones with a memory foam layer instead?

    Whats the min thickness of the memory foam layer as have read that 1.5" is far too little.

    what does the kg/m3 measurements quoted mean? Is it firmness?

    Thanks for any help.

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    We have a tempur king size,,,
    tempur.co.uk/
    Free 60 day trial if you are unsure,,,Best money we've ever spent,,,You can also claim the VAT back if you've got a long term medical condition,,,

    You're better off actually going to bed stores and trying these out because the difference between pocket sprung with layer on top and without are massive and down to personal choice. Don't buy just a mattress to go on a base of slats either. This damages it somehow and you don't get full support (found this out after 5 years of a sprung base one at my cost (£600)). The stupid thing is when they delivered it they had made a mistake and tried to deliver a whole bed, had I accepted it then the 5 year guarantee would have gotten me a new one but as the mattress didn't go on an approved base I was left high and dry.

    Oh and you will need extra deep fitted sheets. Normal ones won't fit the depth. John lewis do these and QVC's Northern nights also do a range.

    What ever you do don't get a mattress that is just memory foam. Someone bought me one and it was great at first but now its quite soft and gives quite easily, not very comfy.

    My sister has a normal spring coil mattress base with memory foam layer on top, and that is really good. Not sure what thickness the memory foam is on that though.

    Hi..I bought one off ebay myself and would never go back to spring coil which was killing my back.It only cost me £120 and it was a good investment.kg/m3 means toughness(density) of that memory foam.The higher the number the better it is/longer life.I bough one that was 75kg/m3 and it was a good deal.

    I just got a king size memory foam from Homebase £160.00 in the sale. It's brilliant, never slept on one before but wouldn't change it now! Think they're still on sale in there!!!

    A large sponge with a memory foam topper on ishat have, and we got ours from fleabay 2-3yrs ago for similar price. Best money we ever spent.

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    longbowassassin;5894814

    We have a tempur king size,,,http://www.tempur.co.uk/Free 60 day trial if … We have a tempur king size,,,http://www.tempur.co.uk/Free 60 day trial if you are unsure,,,Best money we've ever spent,,,You can also claim the VAT back if you've got a long term medical condition,,,


    * cough * - £900 minimum. I aint gordon gecko :thumbsup:
    Brb;5894851

    You're better off actually going to bed stores and trying these out … You're better off actually going to bed stores and trying these out because the difference between pocket sprung with layer on top and without are massive and down to personal choice. Don't buy just a mattress to go on a base of slats either. This damages it somehow and you don't get full support (found this out after 5 years of a sprung base one at my cost (£600)). The stupid thing is when they delivered it they had made a mistake and tried to deliver a whole bed, had I accepted it then the 5 year guarantee would have gotten me a new one but as the mattress didn't go on an approved base I was left high and dry. Oh and you will need extra deep fitted sheets. Normal ones won't fit the depth. John lewis do these and QVC's Northern nights also do a range.


    Thanks for info but have a limited budget and already have an expensive divan base. I know what you mean about fitted sheets not fitting. Never understand why they are so shallow :thumbsup:

    bathfan;5894858

    What ever you do don't get a mattress that is just memory foam. Someone … What ever you do don't get a mattress that is just memory foam. Someone bought me one and it was great at first but now its quite soft and gives quite easily, not very comfy.My sister has a normal spring coil mattress base with memory foam layer on top, and that is really good. Not sure what thickness the memory foam is on that though.


    Dont you mean sponge base with memory top layer? The memory foam is the expensive part and only normally 1-3inches thick.
    ktony21;5895031

    Hi..I bought one off ebay myself and would never go back to spring coil … Hi..I bought one off ebay myself and would never go back to spring coil which was killing my back.It only cost me £120 and it was a good investment.kg/m3 means toughness(density) of that memory foam.The higher the number the better it is/longer life.I bough one that was 75kg/m3 and it was a good deal.


    Thanks for the info. I think I might go for one of the ebay ones as hundreds of feedback comments stating they are brilliant.

    Pink & Fluffy;5895177

    I just got a king size memory foam from Homebase £160.00 in the sale. … I just got a king size memory foam from Homebase £160.00 in the sale. It's brilliant, never slept on one before but wouldn't change it now! Think they're still on sale in there!!!


    Off to check there later thanks.
    kyalion;5895343

    A large sponge with a memory foam topper on ishat have, and we got ours … A large sponge with a memory foam topper on ishat have, and we got ours from fleabay 2-3yrs ago for similar price. Best money we ever spent.


    good to know they last then. thanks



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