Which type of mattress?

Philip Clarke asked 14th August 2018

We have 6×4.6 bed with slatted wood base I’m 12st my wife is 10st

1 answer

Guy Blundell Staff answered 7 months ago

Hi Phillip,

Thanks for your question,

Your body weight will determine the overall spring tension you would require, as shown by the table below

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

From there, your sleeping habits/personal preference will then determine how you would like the mattress to feel in the comfort layers. This is where you will achieve the feel you are looking for (soft/medium/firm). Do you know if you have a preference for a soft, medium or firm?

If you do not, I would advise to go out and try the;

Vispring Devonshire – Soft in upper layers – Comparable with the Artisan Luxury

 John Ryan By Design Artisan LuxuryVi-Spring Devonshire
Total GSM4600gsm2600gsm
11200 GSM British Fleece Wool and Cotton 600gsm British Fleece Wool
2Hairproof Cambric Cover1700gsm Devonshire Fleece Wool
31200gsm Pure Horsehair NA
4500gsm Pure WoolNA
51200gsm Pure HorsetailNA
6500gsm Pure Wool300gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton
71476 Calico encased Pocket Springs [51mm] [1.42mm] 1326 Calico encased Pocket Springs [54mm] [1.52mm]

Vispring Regal Superb – True medium in upper layers – Comparable with Artisan Bespoke 004

 John Ryan By Design Artisan Bespoke 004Vi Spring Regal Superb
11200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton900gsm Blended real Shetland Isle Fleece Wool and Cotton
2Hairproof Cambric CoverHairproof Cambric Cover
3200gsm Soft BambooNA
41200gsm Pure Horsetail1200gsm long stranded Horsetail blended with British Fleece Wool
51000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton1000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton
61600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [ 49mm ] [1.28mm]1720 Calico encased Pocket Springs [48mm ] [1.28mm]
Total GSM3600 gsm3100 gsm

Vispring Herald – Firm in the upper layers – Comparable with the Artisan Bespoke

 John Ryan By Design Artisan BespokeVi-Spring Herald Superb
Total GSM5100gsm3400gsm
1500gsm British Wool1200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool & Cotton
21200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and CottonNA
3Hairproof Cambric CoverHairproof Cambric Cover
41200gsm Pure Horsetail NA
51200gsm Horsehair1200gsm Horsehair
61000 gsm White Cashmere Insulator1000gsm British Fleece Wool
71600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [49mm] [1.28mm] 1476 Calico encased Pocket Springs [51mm] [Gauge: 1.42mm]

Once you have done that please get back in touch with your preferences and I will be able to point you in the right direction with a lot more accuracy.

Our pocket sprung mattresses will be suitable for slatted bases as long as the gaps between the slats are no more than 3 inches. If this is the case, then we would always advise boarding over this with a thin MDF/Plywood layer to create a uniform platform divan

I hope that helps and if you have any further questions please get back in touch on 0161 250 9527 or [email protected].