Kadri Janan. Mattress. June 15th , 2017.
Waterbed mattresses for platforms. Popular in the 1970's waterbed mattresses are still available through select specialty stores. These mattresses of course feature water as their primary filler. Special platform frames are made that accommodate these mattresses due to the heavy nature of the mattress. In recent years the waterbed industry has come up with new innovations in design. There are several types of waterbed mattress. The hard-side waterbed mattress requires that in be surrounded by a wood/MDF system to ensure that the mattress is contained. Soft-side waterbed mattresses feature a sturdy foam around the perimeter of the mattress that allows it to keep its shape. The soft-side is the most popular waterbed mattress today. The biggest complaint about waterbeds were movement. Motion sensor technology and or tube or bladder systems were created to help reduce this movement so as to provide a more comfortable sleep.
You'll want to make a wood frame by imparting panels to the bottom of the ply board base and then bringing sides. L-brackets do well for ensuring corners. Make sure the sides are deep enough to hold the mattress safe yet not so high that the trundle bed is hard to glide below the bed.
There are basically three types of Sealy TrueFoam mattress to choose from; the 8 series, 9 series and 11 series - the number is the thickness of the mattress in inches. The 8 series comes with 5" of high-density foam in the core and 3" of memory foam in the top layer. The 9 series comes with 6" of high-density foam in the core and 3" of top layer. What exactly are the benefits of the 9 series over the 8 series I can't really say as both have a 3.5" top layer of memory foam - I don't see how an extra one inch of high-density foam in the core makes the 9 series any better than the 8 series. The 11 series comes with 6" of high-density foam in the core, a 3.5" visco middle layer and 1.5" convoluted visco top layer.
Manufacturers usually offer mattresses in firm, medium or soft. This is often a personal choice, although a bed that is too soft may lead to back and posture problems, and if the bed is too hard it can cause pain in your hips and shoulders. A mattress may also be described as 'orthopedic' but this does not mean it is designed especially for the back. This only means that it is the firmest mattress in the range so do not be deceived by this when you are choosing a bed.
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