I am a new member to this forum and first would like to thank everyone for their contribution as I have learnt a lot from reading through all the posts.
I need help with my mattress purchase;
I am 5’ 10” 185 Lb and wife is 5’ 6” 155 lbs. I am mainly side and stomach sleeper and wife is back and side sleeper. We both generally like firm beds and have budget of around ~1k. Reading thru internet (mainly this forum) came to know about latex mattress and decided to give it a try.
We went to local mattress store which carries LI latex mattresses. We really liked their 8” latex firm mattress with this configuration:
6” of 36 ILD LI Talalay latex core
2” of 28 ILD LI Talalay latex topper
As the price of this bed is way out of our budget (2.5k), I am trying to see if I can create similar firmness mattress using FBM latex. This is what I am thinking of ordering from FBM;
6” firm core 33-38 ILD
1” med firm topper 32 ILD
1” soft topper 20 ILD
6” of firm core 33-38 ILD
2” of med firm topper 32 ILD
Which of this configuration from FBM should give me similar feel as LI Talalay latex of above configuration?
Has anybody try putting 2” med firm LI Talalay latex topper on 6” firm FBM latex core?
Also, we have platform bed with slats and I read here that somebody used Pegwood on top to cover the slats. Is it a good idea? How much thickness I should consider?
I would appreciate if you could provide feedback to help me make this decision.