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Postby Splatted » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 12:18 pm

Thanks everyone for your responses. We'll check out the options after we've finished unpacking. Got so much stuff everywhere.

Oh, off topic, SIA were very nice - didn't charge me for the 15kg excess weight we had checked in.

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Postby vozzie » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 2:44 pm

Slightly off topic but we were looking for an "egg crate" foam overlay for our hard Asian mattress.

After trying everywhere here, we ended up getting our friends in Australia to buy one from A-Mart ($39) and post it over ($40)

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Postby EADG » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 6:04 pm

I'm keen to know more local mattress cover alternatives.

I saw one in Robinsons Centerpoint although it didn't seem that cushy. Will check (again) Park Mall re the custom one mentioned here.

Anyone else seen anything? Surprised to hear vozzie had trouble finding what would be pretty easy findings in other places, but I believe it.
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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 9:31 am

I see, thanks. So, it's not a pillow, rather a ticker mattress protector. Got it.
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Postby curiousgeorge » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 9:50 am

Due to a bad back I bought a new bed two months ago, to replace my landlord-supplied Ikea POS.

I just got my bonus, and I set out to recreate the 5-star hotel experience...like the Best Western "Heavenly Bed". I spent a couple of weekends lying in different shops. (incidentally, at the Best Western online shop you can get the whole bed, mattress, sheets, pillows and everything you get in the hotel bed delivered right to your door, for a handsome price).

As well as Robinsons, there is a Serta shop at the top floor of centrepoint. Paragon has a Simmons store also - both of these brands supply to the major hotel chains.

The Furniture Mall on Beach Road has mattress retailers from all the major brands represented, but I found the prices for the Simmons mattress I bought the same at all outlets (including Paragon), I guess prices are manufacturer controlled. They all do various topped mattress, latex memory foam etc.

Also at Robinsons you can buy the pillow topper separately to put on any mattress, at varying thicknesses. And decent sheets!

I figure some people spend $150,000++ for a car they will spend about 90mins in a day...yet they complain at spending 1k for a bed they will be in 8 hours a day ?! :???:

I ended up dropping about 4k on the mattress, additional topper and new sheets and don't regret it for a second. As my partner said when we got it all set up for the first time "its like sleeping on a cloud!". Which makes it about 13c an hour to sleep on that cloud...well worth it in my opinion.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 9:52 am

EADG wrote:I'm keen to know more local mattress cover alternatives.

I saw one in Robinsons Centerpoint although it didn't seem that cushy. Will check (again) Park Mall re the custom one mentioned here.

Anyone else seen anything? Surprised to hear vozzie had trouble finding what would be pretty easy findings in other places, but I believe it.


Then look closer at Robinsons. I bought a pillow topper, kingsize, about 5" thick for about $500.

How much more cushy than 5" are you looking for?!

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Postby Splatted » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 6:25 pm

Vaucluse wrote:I see, thanks. So, it's not a pillow, rather a ticker mattress protector. Got it.

Not exactly. Mattress protectors are removable and washable. The photo I posted showed mattress with extra layer, as a single unit sewn together, rather than separable.

But what others had mentioned, with foam toppers etc, can be removed.

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Postby EADG » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 8:41 pm

Bought a 2.5" topper yesterday at Robinsons, they have a big sale on now. It cost about $260 with the sale and $90 for the cover.

It made for a comfortable sleep for me, though my better half did not like the topper as much as I did, she felt it was too cushy. Will see how it settles in after use.
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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 10:44 am

Splatted wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:I see, thanks. So, it's not a pillow, rather a ticker mattress protector. Got it.

Not exactly. Mattress protectors are removable and washable. The photo I posted showed mattress with extra layer, as a single unit sewn together, rather than separable.

But what others had mentioned, with foam toppers etc, can be removed.


Now I'm confused again. So, the item you are talking about is sewn to the mattress. Doesn't this present hygiene issues, especially in hot and humid climates?
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Postby Splatted » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:34 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
Now I'm confused again. So, the item you are talking about is sewn to the mattress. Doesn't this present hygiene issues, especially in hot and humid climates?


No more so than mattresses without this layer. We still used a mattress protector over it.

The particular one we had in Australia didn't feel too hot to sleep on during summer, though there were some current affair shows that did feature more expensive brands (that cost in the 1000's sold by leading retailers) that actually did make a summer night's sleep very uncomfortable.

If i can find the video online I'll post it. Essentially, it's buyer beware if you are buying a bed that has fillers which also promotes warmth.

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Postby Splatted » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:57 pm

They seemed to have removed the video... probably because they are now having sales.

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=1062031

These current affairs shows are notorious for doing shock/horror stories, then backflipping a few weeks later when a different sponsor forks out cash.

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Postby cbavasi » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 7:18 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
Splatted wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:I see, thanks. So, it's not a pillow, rather a ticker mattress protector. Got it.

Not exactly. Mattress protectors are removable and washable. The photo I posted showed mattress with extra layer, as a single unit sewn together, rather than separable.

But what others had mentioned, with foam toppers etc, can be removed.


Now I'm confused again. So, the item you are talking about is sewn to the mattress. Doesn't this present hygiene issues, especially in hot and humid climates?


The pillow-top can be sewn on like a separate top to the mattress that they do sell separately (even at IKEA) or it can be an additional layer - approx 3"+ on the actual mattress so there is no pronounced separate layer but makes the mattress much higher. Usually you will have to buy a"deep" fitted sheet on the bottom to allow for the extra inches.

OMG this whole thing is sounding kind of dirty now.
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Postby durain » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 7:42 pm

cbavasi wrote:
OMG this whole thing is sounding kind of dirty now.
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yeah, everyone showing off how many inches they got!!!

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Postby QRM » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 8:17 pm

Well I will be the first to admit that mine is only a few inches thick, but the old Chinese ( it would be) saying, its quality that makes the difference.

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Postby cbavasi » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 8:54 pm

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