Do the specs below seem like a decent mattress to you? How would you rate it?
• 14 1/2 ga continuous coil
asked Nov 24 '12
No, it cannot. The reason is those "specs" are a bunch of marketing terms and not really specs. For example, what is the density and quality of "stay true foam"? Never heard of it. Stay True fiber? What is their definition of high density foam?
I can tell you as an industry expert that 14 1/2 gauge continuous coils are very inexpensive to produce, and not the best surface to sleep on. The total number of coils is a poor way to judge quality. It's an industry trick to focus you on coils when its the lack of quality in the foam and fibers that causes body impressions.
Polyester fabric? So, its a plastic fabric with a likely low density petroleum based foam on a cheap coil. Sounds like a 599 queen to me.
Joe with Nest Bedding
answered Nov 27 '12
Joe Alexander ♦
I agree with Joe on the foam part. Without knowing the actual density of the foam, you'll never really know what to expect. If it's low, like 1.4 or less, your looking at a mattress that will most likely have a body impression shortly after you start using it. Demand at least a 1.6 density foam.
Continuous coil means that the springs are all connected to each other by steel as one system. Due to the fact they're all connected by steel, the mattress will be bouncy and feel literally like a spring. 14 1/2 gauge is not impressive at all. Our entry level mattress is a 13 1/2 gauge and goes for $299 for a queen set. That's factory direct, but it shows you the ballpark cost to make the mattress. Perhaps look for something that uses pocketed coils. These will be less bouncy and will conform better than "continuous coil".
answered Nov 27 '12
Nick Noblit ♦
Hi Connie, You can judge by specs...if you know what they mean. A continuous coil system has very few turns in the coils...and 14.75 gauge isn't very heavy. All the layers of padding are polyurethane foam. In short, it's a mediocre mattress...not bad, but not one you would spend much for. Pete
answered Nov 30 '12
Peter Cancelli ♦
The real quicker to your question is the asking price they want for it. For the right price, those specs can be considered a total rip off or a great deal. Like mentioned in above answers, the terms that company uses to describe their foam is for marketing and does not specifically state the type, density, or origin of the foam layers. Let us know what they are asking for it and we can send you links to similar stuff to help you price compare.
answered Dec 03 '12
Andrew Schle... ♦
The coil count is an indicator of quality, this is average coil counts. The density of the foam is more important than the brand name. And the gauge is a bit low, which would be softer, but also develop metal fatigue faster. Price would be the kicker. If this is priced under $400 it is an OK deal. Any higher and it might be best to pass on this one.
Hope this helps...Sleep well!
answered Oct 21 '13
Tom Heller ♦
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