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KatieinMich

has anyone flipped a pillowtop mattress?

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We bought a new mattress after my husband had back surgery. Can't remember the brand, but one of the "s" ones at a furniture store. It developed divots where we sleep. They replaced it several years back. It now has divots again. It is only a one sided pillow top. We have added a 3 inch gel foam topperd, but the divots are still there. After sleeping in the guest room for teh past 3 weeks while we updated the bedroom, my back is now killing me sleeping on that mattress again!

 

I am wondering if we should try flipping it anyway and putting the gell topper back on and see if that's better. My husband's back surgery was unsuccessful and I hate to ask him to move this stinking mattress again, but I suspect he is sleeping as poorly as I am.

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I guess you could do that, but my dh and I simply rotate it 180 degrees and that helps significantly.

 

 

 

We have done that. Divots are still there, just a different spot.

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Most of these are NOT flippable... they did not put padding/support on the bottom...

 

We purchased a " top-of-th-line" (meaning expensive) Sealy mattress a few years ago-- it was a pillow top. After the first year we had them replace it because the 'divits' were too deep. The replacement lasted just as long-- and they would not replace that one.

 

We ended up tossing the mattress-- it was NOT flippable.

 

We purchased an even more expensive mattress 4 years ago and we are still VERY satisfied. I have a bad back (had surgery a few years ago) and I'm comfortable EVERY night-- no divits! We have a Comfopedic (slightly different and less expensive than Tempurpedic).

 

If you cannot afford a premium foam mattress-- then purchase a good basic one (NOT plush or pillowtop) and add the memory topper yourself-- when it loosens up too much or starts to form 'divits' then simply replace the topper.

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I sympathize with you...

 

Goodness, we purchased a pillow-top ONE year ago and it sunk like nothing I've ever had the misfortune of sleeping on. Since it was under a year they replaced it this past weekend. They wanted us to go with another pillow-top, but I said no way, not in a million years.

 

You can try flipping it; I mean it's yours, but I have no idea what it would feel like. I was ready to sleep on the floor to avoid our one year old mattress that also begins with an S...

 

 

You might try checking the warranty again. I spent an hour on the phone and then, we had to go through a bunch of paperwork and take specific pictures with a ruler showing the sags. (They offered having a technician come out for $35 to do an inspection, but I didn't want to risk more money on a terribly bad mattress.)

 

Our bed looked like a cursive w, and no amount of rotating helped. We went with a cheap, simple firm mattress = hard-rock and topped it with a down-alternative mattress pad. We did have to pay for delivery, but I wasn't willing to spend another dollar on a mattress from that company.

 

We have one mattress company locally that still makes a flippable mattress; that will be our next try if this one doesn't work out.

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I have the paperwork, but can't find the tag that give the warranty time frame. I seem to recall they said they would not replace the 2nd mattress. We have had the new one just over 3 years. We ended up throwing in $300.00 towards a better mattress and had to pay for delivery for the replacement mattress. I now know this particular furniture store makes you jumps thru hoops when there is an issue. I will never shop there again.. It feels like throwing good money after bad .

 

I am thinking it just can't hurt to flip and put the topper back on. We love the topper!

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I'd check the underside of your mattress, but most of them don't really have padding on that side if they have a pillow top on the other.

 

It's sad to say, but this is why I said, "Never again" to a pillow-top mattress. They always seem to develop buffalo wallows. Everyone I know who's had a pillow-top mattress has developed big buffalo wallows. I'm sorry!

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I'd check the underside of your mattress, but most of them don't really have padding on that side if they have a pillow top on the other.

 

It's sad to say, but this is why I said, "Never again" to a pillow-top mattress. They always seem to develop buffalo wallows. Everyone I know who's had a pillow-top mattress has developed big buffalo wallows. I'm sorry!

 

 

Buffalo Wallows! I love it! Somedays it feels like I am crawling out of a ditch!

 

I am thinking they don't have much padding, but since I already have a 3 inch gel foam topper, I am thinking we would be ok with out padding.

I was more wondering abou it feeling unblanced or something because of the mattress resting on the topper part.

I guess we won't know unless we try.

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We have a double sided pillow top and we flip and rotate every 6 months. On one side, it has a label saying for spring and summer. I guess it took longer than the pp's above, but we still developed some really deep divots. I put a good quality foam topper on top and the divots are still there. I rotated that as well and it helped a little. Next time, I really want a sleep number bed.

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