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    Hi, my wife and I are looking for a new queen mattress. We currently have a S&F set that's 8 years old and sagging. It's been causing back pain for my wife of 138 lbs. Im 280 lbs and I think I'm the cause of sag(of course). Its a pillow top and we have flipped it and its not comfy but better than the other side. We went shopping and it seems our only choice is the S&F Cassatt Luxury Ultra Firm (Estate Lux Collection). That's a Queen mattress and boxspring delivered and old removed for $2500. We would expect to get 8 years out of it like the last one. I've read this forum off and on for many years and I know the Royal Pedic is popular here. What would you recommend for us and is there any way to test it out . Costs etc. Anything else you can tell me to help explain to my wife why we would pay so much more? I know it will last twice as long, but is it a better night's rest? It would have to be noticeably better because we know we should get at least 7 good years from the Stearns & Foster. Thanks.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alexandria VA

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    All foam mattresses sag and deteriorate, and 8 years is the max life span of a foam unit which is what the vast majority of bedding is made of. It's closed cell foam in layers, similar to the kind of foam under carpeting.

    A Royal Pedic is made differently, there is no foam in it - it's made of cotton felt. You can expect double that lifespan with really no deterioration in the sleep quality in all those years. I'm 265 lb, my wife 115 lb and I rotate/flip the mattress 3x a year as it will get a slight body impression from where I sleep, but flipping it solves that for another four months time. The materials in a Royal Pedic (and any cotton bed) are considerably more that in petroleum based foam, and yes, they will cost about double that Sterns and Foster depending on the model.

    I have four Royal Pedics in my home, one in each bedroom. Personally I won't sleep on anything else (maybe a Shifman or Duxiana) and I can REALLY tell a difference when we go on vacation even in four and five star resorts, when I'm back on a foam bed (Marriott's have the worst bedding, by the way). All beds are pretty good when brand new, but the foam beds start downhill on year 2 and continue to get worse. Most are really done at year 5, but everyone pushes them longer until at 8 or 9 years, they can't stand it. My current RP is now 9 years old and pretty far from being used up.

    Check the website for dealers near you. Most have a floor model.

    I do have a floor model set on Clearance that I removed off the showroom when the bed sold, in my warehouse at half price. It's the Organic Queen w/Wool Wrap set, a step above the regular Premier series. I don't know where you live but my store is in Alexandria VA. A new one of this model is $ 5,070. My floor model which was used as a display is $ 2,535 cash/check price, $ 2,612 credit card. Shipping would have to be through or similar, it' not boxed, but wrapped in plastic. May have a few handling marks on it here and there from being put in bed frames, etc. No warranty on this unit.

    Here's an article on premium bedding:
    Duane Collie
    Straight answers from thirty years in the business.
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