If you’re tall, then only you will know the difficulty in finding a bed that will suit your needs as well as your budget. Not many manufacturers will take the time to specialise in this area and even if they do may see you palmed off with a run of the mill cage sprung mattress at a vastly inflated price, or even worse – a slab of foam!
Producing a mattress suitable for your height is one thing but an equal thought has to be applied with regards to your bodyweight as well. And it is with this in mind that if you are taller than average then randomly sticking a pin in a list of beds is definitely not the way to go about it.
There is no doubt about it, you are going to be paying more for a longer than average bed so whichever one you choose the first consideration must be the longevity or lifespan of the mattress. Although one-sided memory foam can be an option for the primary layer, we would suggest that you go down the traditional route of a two-sided, well-upholstered model that can get you, at least, ten years life for your money.
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Pocket springs (of course) should be the support. Extra long beds should be based on a 2000 unit but the extensions will be utilising more individual units so the count will obviously be a lot higher dependent on the size ordered.
The wadding cannot be just polyester. Although the price will be initially more favourable there is just no way that this will give you an expected lifespan. The layers must be sandwiched with each individual component complementing what is above and beneath.
The choice of the base should also be manufactured to take into account the additional weight of the mattress. Obviously, a divan base will be cheaper than an extended bed frame but even so, this should be manufactured with extra strengtheners and a more robust platform top that will not prematurely dip.
But how much will a tall bed cost?
So what can we offer?
For a 5’0 x 7’3 Divan Set, for example, my minimum standard would be: 2000 plus pocket springs, multi-layer wadding – including a layer of reflex foam, polyester and premium weight cotton felt all squashed into an 11″ deep mattress. Hand Side Stitched – Soft silk content fabric – Two-Sided Mattress – weighs a tonne, strengthened base. Full 10-year repair or replace guarantee.
This will be as close as you can get to a bespoke mattress and even though it is made to order. All orders will, of course, be discussed verbally to ensure you have the mattress suitable for your, and your partner’s, needs. Our small friendly team can help you with your bespoke order ensuring you get the best value and quality for your budget.