“What is the best mattress I can buy for my size?”
People looking for real value or who are less concerned with price and more concerned with what they are getting for that price should take note of this recommendation. Any mattress built with all latex rubber. This mattress is 100% natural latex from the very base to just under the surface quilting. Most measure 6,8,9, and even 12 inches thick. Brands such as Savvy Rest, Land and Sky can be bought in layers of varying levels from firm to soft and are made in one of two processes Dunlop or Talalay. We like both however customers seem to favor Dunlop for a good base while finishing the beds top layer off with a layer or two of softer Talalay latex. Another possible choice are Synthetic models which can be a cheaper alternative and still provide great value and durability.
Can’t afford an all latex model? Several inches of latex would also be a great choice as long as it is replacing poor quality foams and fibers and not steel coil springs, however the reason companies replace springs with foam is because it keeps the mattress costs down.
“How does memory foam hold up?”
Another inexpensive choice would be a 3, 4, or 5 lb. density memory foam mattress with good high-density base support foam; queen size price can vary from $500 to $1000. This can be a better choice than a regular mattress, most conventional spring mattresses with 1.5 density polyurethane foam or less.
Still another option is one of the best sellers in the world Tempurpedic or memory foam but never fear there are good quality lower cost alternatives giving them a run for their money. Which ever you choose good high-quality memory foam mattresses can have 3” to 7” very high density foams in them and can range in density from 5lbs to 7lbs with harder and softer variations in those ranges. We encourage people to proceed with caution and don’t forget to consider models using solid core base support foams such as high resiliency or even Omalon. We are big fans of Omalon for heavier people as a base foam though few companies use it. It was originally developed as carpet padding by Olin Corp and is considered top of the line. Campbell Mattress Company carries one such model called the Isotonic and they warranty their Omalon base foam for life we have yet to see one fail in 7 years.
“What mattress has performed well for your larger people?”
Finally if your looking for beds that hold up for bigger people this is one of our options that may blow your mind and label us as out-of-date and out of touch, the hardside waterbed. It is true we have a solid history of putting 300, 400, and yes even 500lb customers on hard side waterbeds for a very minimal cost while they out perform everything else in and out of their price class although less mobile people may find learning how to get in and out a bit of a challenge.
Be sure to check out Part 1 What’s the Best Mattress for a Heavy Person?