Kind of an odd topic, but I’m purchasing a new mattress, and I’ve heard from a couple people that it’s important to make sure the steel coils are tempered steel. Does this make a difference? Some brands claim to be “double tempered” what does this mean? I know nothing of steel.
A salesman steered me away from one I liked, because it “wasn’t tempered” and would not hold up well due to this, he said. (For what it’s worth, it was an expensive one, so he would have made a nice commission.) What are the differences in steel, and does it matter since we’re talking about a mattress and not, say, a high rise building?
I just want a comfy firm mattress my husband will not leave a dent in, which usually happens after a couple years because he’s a big tall guy. I don’t think I want a memory foam or rubber latex, the latest crazes, they seem too smooshy to me. No fluffy pillowtops to leave body shaped dents in. Just a good strong spring mattress that will last. If I want fluff, I will purchase a fluffy mattress pad that can easily be replaced for $100 if I do not like it.
Review sites have fake entries obviously written by the company themselves such as “My X-Brand mattress has great edge support, a high coil count, and a 10 year limited warranty! I was highly satisfied with my purchase. Call them now!”
There are also fake reviews that appear to be posted by competitors, such as “My X-Brand mattress was just terrible. Made my back hurt and caused thousands of dollars in chiropractor bills. I bought Z-Brand instead for great customer service. I awoke refereshed and renewed. Call Z-Brand today!” (I’d love to get a side job writing those reviews. Some of them are funny!)
Anyhow, I thought this would be a fun topic since I’m sure there are some people here who know the differences in steel, which the coils are made of. Also, because everyone has such varied taste in mattresses and varied experiences in shopping for them, it’s a lively topic.
But most of all, when I have questions on expensive purchases, I like to ask the smart people of the world what they think first. ;-)