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What Is the Best Foundation for a Memory Foam Mattress

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If you’re considering purchasing a memory foam mattress, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right foundation to maximize comfort and protect your mattress from potential damage. In this post, we’ll be discussing some of the common foundation options and why platform beds remain the best option for those considering memory foam mattresses.

Plywood Frame or Floor Placement

While placing your memory foam mattress on a plywood base or directly onto the floor can provide stability for your mattress, the solid surface can allow a moisture buildup that can eventually lead to mold and mildew, especially if you live in a wet or humid climate.

Box Springs Foundation

While box springs can work as a proper foundation for a memory foam mattress, not every box spring is created equally. Traditional box springs do not necessarily have the center support needed to prevent sagging, bowing, or sinking in your mattress. If you do decide to use a box spring, we recommend opting for one that is specifically designed for memory foam mattresses.

Platform Bed Foundation

The best foundation for a memory foam mattress is a slatted platform bed. These foundations provide the support your mattress needs while also allowing adequate air flow to prevent mold and mildew. You’ll also want to be sure that the slats are close enough together to prevent sagging in the mattress. We recommend the slats be no more than 3” apart to make sure your mattress maintains its integrity.

At The RoomPlace, you’ll find king, queen, full and twin-sized platform beds that can provide optimum support for latex and memory foam mattresses. Visit one of our locations in Chicago or Indianapolis or browse our extensive bedroom furniture collection online.

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How to Know If You Need a New Mattress

We spend a third of our lives tucked under the covers so why not invest in a mattress that will make our sleep third comfortable, restful, and restorative? In this blog, The RoomPlace investigates the ins and outs of purchasing and maintaining a new mattress.

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The Ultimate Mattress Buying Guide | The RoomPlace Chicago & Indianapolis

Mattress Buying Guide: Which One Works for You?

We spend about 1/3 of our lives fast asleep—why not increase the comfort of that time with a new mattress? If it’s time to upgrade your current mattress situation in Chicago or Indianapolis, The RoomPlace is here to give you some pointers on picking out the perfect mattress.

There are essentially three factors you must consider when shopping for a new mattress: size, firmness and material.

Size
One of the easiest facts to consider when you’re mattress shopping in Chicago is the size of the mattress you’re after. Below, we offer dimensions of our most popular mattress sizes.

King Size Mattress: 76 inches wide by 80 inches long.

Queen Size Mattress: 60 inches wide by about 80 inches long.

Full Mattress: 53 inches wide by 75 inches long.

Twin Mattress: 38 inches wide by 75 inches long.

Twin XL Mattress: 38 inches wide by about 80 inches long.

If you’re a solo sleeper, the full mattress is a good choice since it provides ample room. For couples, we recommend checking the dimensions of your bedroom before choosing a mattress above a queen size. King size mattresses are considerably larger than queens, so take care to perform proper measurements before you begin your mattress search.

Firmness

So, you have your mattress size picked out. Now it’s time to decide on the firmness of your mattress and determine what will give you the most amount of comfort. After all, you’ll be sleeping on your new mattress for quite a while, so take some time to research and ask as many questions as you need before settling on firmness. Below are the different kinds of firmness we offer at The RoomPlace:

  • Plush: Midway between soft and firm, plush mattresses usually have more foam or tack and jump quilt layers than their firm counterparts.
  • Euro top: Appearance wise, the euro top looks very similar to a pillow top, but the euro top design lines up with the mattress edge.
  • Firm: Firm mattresses are ideal for people who tend to sleep on their back or stomach the most as it will provide the most overall support.

We also offer dual firmness, extra firm, pillow top firm, pillow top plush, cushion firm, soft and medium. For more information about these kinds of mattresses, stop in and chat with one of our skilled representatives.

Foam vs Coil

We offer three different kinds of mattress interiors to choose from.

  • Memory Foam
  • Gel foam
  • Innerspring

The general rule for purchasing an inner spring mattress is that the higher the coil count, the more support it offers and the more durable it is. We offer all of these variations in our queen and king size mattresses. We even offer Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses.

Come in and chat with us today in Chicago and Indianapolis to find your perfect mattress today!