Thank you for your enquiry. The Vi-Spring Traditional Bedstead mattress that you have in a king size which is exclusively a John Lewis mattress has soft upholstery layers and while your double may be of similar construction it would not be the same. The aches and pains you are experiencing in your back and neck could be from either incorrect spring tension or too soft comfort layers. We would pair you both with a medium spring tension to give you both the correct level of support for your bodyweights.
|Upto 8 Stone / 50kg||Soft
|8-16 Stone / 50-101kg||Medium
|16 Stone / 101kg Upwards||Firm
We would not recommend anything too firm in the upholstery layers for side sleepers as this can cause pressure pains in the shoulders, hips and knees. When you have tried mattresses in showrooms what type of base
were they displayed on? Vi-Spring models are usually displayed on a pocket sprung base and this softens the overall feel of a mattress and may be the reason for the ‘springy’ feel. Another explanation may be that the beds have been on display for some time and may potential customers of varying bodyweights have already softened the comfort layers. You would notice a difference in the upholstery of the Artisan Bespoke
which has firm comfort layers and the Artisan Naturals
which has medium comfort layers. I would recommend you try the comparable models in the Vi-Spring range, the Herald Superb and the Regal Superb and try them on a platform base if possible as this will change the overall feel.
Regarding your base, I have never heard of the central bar being higher so I couldn’t say for definite that this would not be a problem. If the space between the slats is 3 inches or more we would recommend placing MDF or Plywood
over them to give the mattress an even surface. If the space is less then we would recommend a barrier such as an old blanket or duvet to protect the underside of the mattress from indentations from the slats.
I hope this helps and if you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact the office on 0161 437 4419.