Simba mattress with slatted base

Michelle Williams asked
27th October 2018

Good morning, I am very pleased I have found your site. I bought a Simba mattress earlier this year which I use on a divan base. I am not getting a good night’s sleep (back pain) so have been looking to replace with a pocket sprung divan set instead. I don’t want to waste the Simba so was looking for a base for it. Simba have a slatted base which I don’t like, but your site says no slats for these mattresses, so I am confused! I would appreciate your advice please on:
1. Good quality pocket sprung mattress and divan super king budget £2000-£3000 please (full mattress or zip? your advice if possible please)
2. Base for the Simba please
Thank you in advance.
Michelle Williams

1 Answer
Michaela Long
answered 10 months ago

Hi Michelle,

Thank you for your enquiry via our website.  We would always recommend a platform base for any foam based mattress.  A slatted base would give these mattresses a lumpy feel as the mattress settled into the gaps and over time this will damage the mattress.

We’ve written a really detailed review of boxed mattresses such as Simba, Eve and Casper here which may be of interest.

Zip and Link’s are brilliant where a dual spring tension is needed if one spring tension won’t cover 2 users’ body weights. They are also ideal where access into the property is restricted and where one user tends to disturb the other.  These can be made in both our Origins range and Artisan range in King Size and above.

We would need to know the body weights of both users to ensure that we pair you to the correct spring tension. The spring is what provides the support from inside the mattress itself and is determined solely by the body weights of the users.

BodyweightSpring tension
Upto 8 Stone / 50kgSoft
8-16 Stone / 50-101kgMedium
16 Stone / 101kg UpwardsFirm

After this is established we would also need to know how you prefer the top upholstery layers to feel as we have 11 pocket sprung mattresses and they all feel different in those top upholstery layers. The upholstery can give you a soft sink in sensation, more of a medium support or a firmer feel. Comfort layers are based on personal preferences as this is subjective to each individual, and sleeping habits ie. nothing soft if you sleep on your back and nothing too firm if you are a side sleeper.

Please contact the office on 0161 437 4419 with these details for a more specific recommendation.

Kind Regards