Are you tired of hearing about our mattress woes? We’re almost to the end of this saga.
Now that we actually have the money in our account, I’ll share the story about the refund on the mattress set. Recap: We bought a Serta iComfort set from Sam’s Club in 2011. For about a year, we’ve been having issues with it and probably half the nights, one of us would get up and go to the other bed. A couple of months ago, we decided the Serta mattress had to go. We generally don’t keep our mattresses, especially the one we sleep on every night, more than 8 or 10 years so we didn’t mind getting rid of it and getting another one but we checked the warranty on it and it seems as though it had a 25 year warranty based on the tag that was on it but no one wold confirm that. When Vince contacted them, it took a few attempts to get it all settled up. They no longer make that version so they told Vince they’d refund the purchase price to his credit card. They did! 100% of the purchase price was refunded. No questions asked. No one wanted to examine the bed. Kinda weird but . . thankful! So, kudos to Serta and Sam’s Club who handled the warranty.
The other bed is a Restonic we bought in probably 2008. I’ve always thought that was an amazing mattress but we’ve never slept on it much because it was in the guest room. Everyone who has slept on it loved it. When Chad and Nicole got ready for a new mattress set, they went to the furniture store in MO where I bought it and wanted one just like it but that exact mattress is no longer made. When I bought the set for the apartment, I bought the current version of the same set.
I think I’ve mentioned on here that once Vince and I stayed at a B&B in New York and the bed was amazing. The lady told me that she had a foam topper on it and a feather/down topper on top of the foam topper so I came home and created that same setup on the Restonic set. At some point, the down topper ended up on Chad’s bed and I put an egg crate type foam topper on top of about a 2″ foam topper on the Restonic bed.
Once we got rid of the Serta set, we still have a double bed in the third bedroom that’s probably been slept on less than a dozen nights so, instead of buying a new mattress for our room, we brought the Restonic set into the master bedroom. We don’t have a Restonic dealer here and it would be about $300 to get the mattress/box springs delivered here and we’re not doing that.
About a week ago, we wrestled the box springs and the mattress into our room, moved the foam toppers and Vince said “they’re all yellow” and I said “they’re old”.
We slept on the bed the first couple of nights and it was torture. Wherever Vince was sleeping, I’d end up right there. I couldn’t stay on my own side of the bed. It seemed lie it was so “mushy”.
We decided that mattress was just too old. We researched – spent hours and hours reading reviews and even subscribed to Consumer Reports so we could read their mattress findings and recommendations. We could not decide what we want. Our choices are basically – buy what we can get locally or buy a bed in a box and we didn’t want one of those. We’re not buying a super expensive mattress. We know we’re going to move at least once more. We sometimes end up with a dog in the bed. We’ve managed to get good sleep with average priced mattresses and we’ll figure out how to do it again.
Yesterday as I was changing the sheets on the bed, I crawled into the middle of the bed to straighten something and I realized – it’s the foam! The foam was never on the Serta, it’s only been on the Restonic and any time either of us slept on that bed, it was just one person so we didn’t notice how the foam caved in.
I called Vince in and showed it to him. He said “nothing lasts forever!” so we pulled all that off. We slept without the foam last night on the Restonic and there was no sagging, no migrating toward where Vince was sleeping. He thinks the Restonic is too hard. Addie thinks the new mattress at the apartment is rock hard. I ordered a 2″ cooling foam topper for here and if we like it, I’ll go ahead and order one for the bed there.
I hope this is the end of the mattress story til we get to the next location and buy two need mattress set ups.