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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Hello, I have seen the Thia Sky mattress and it stands out as a medium firm latex mattress. Would this mattress be suitable for a slatted oak bed? Question from Paul

A:

Comfort is very subjective.  There are no universal standards of firmness in common usage in the UK.    Because of this we don't give our beds a firmness rating like some manufacturers. Your main aim is to achieve good "posture" in bed.  Too soft and your body will slouch - often leading to back pain - and too firm and you will cause discomfort at pressure points such as your hips and shoulder.  Ideally the mattress should mould to the shape of your body while remaining supportive.  When you lie on your side your spine should be horizontal and you should be able to turn easily.

It is worth stating something about the minimum 'grade' of slats on a slatted base.
 
Wood slats
- slats should be smooth, preferably with chamfered edges to prevent cut through to the mattress underside
- maximum space between slats should be no more than 100mm
- minimum width of slats should be approx. 70mm
- the entire length of the mattress should be supported by slats, i.e. slat ladder length should be same mattress.
- slats should be secured to bedstead properly to prevent movement of slats