Search for full size, regular mattress foam

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  1. Tekboy46

    Tekboy46 Member

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    I guess I'm old school. I just got a quote of $160 for two ea. 4 inch thick regular mattresses and four 3 inch thick cushion size foam pads. The quality of foam in the words of the phone rep is medium, of medium firmness. This seems a little high... if this is a good price just let me know and I'll hush up.
    I don't want memory foam... I am on a budget so I can't drop hundreds of dollars on overpriced (IMO) memory foam. All I want is a couple of mattresses made out of good ol' nothing special lay-on-it-and-sleep foam rubber. Finding regular foam online is possible, but it's overpriced as well, then they wipe you out with shipping. If anyone's got some extra foam mattresses laying around let me know. Goodwill and Salvation Army had nothing, and the other outlets in our small town have nothing. Let me know if anyone has a line on foam I haven't discovered.

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    Anyone?

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    What about air mattresses? Thats what we use, they are cheap and are very comfortable.

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    Thought of that, and I know lots of people use them. I have three of them, all in good shape... and all QUEEN size... harumph! Beds on the popup are both regular size. I know a new regular size blowup would be cheaper than the over priced foam so I might go with that. I'll post what I do... and thanks for the reply jt.

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  5. sewserious

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    There are no "regular-sized" beds. There are twin (or single), twin XL, full (or double), queen, king, and California king.

    Most beds in pop-ups are sized a bit differently than household beds. usually smaller. When you say a regular bed, what are the exact measurements? Most double beds (which is what I am assuming you mean by regular) in pop-ups are either 48 x 72 or 48 x 77. A double bed for the house is 54 x 75. You will have to purchase the foam a bit bigger if you are buying standard sizes and then cut it to fit.

    The price you gave above seems pretty reasonable for a decent quality foam. The nicer the foam, the more expensive it is and none of it is cheap. You might look around at a fabric shop that specializes in home decorating fabrcis. They usually have foam, but it may not be as high as quality as you would need for a bed, they are usually just for pillows and cushions.

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    Have you checked Wally World? Look in the Home Section and you should find sheets of foam used on top of a regular bed.

    Also, Automotive Upholstery Shops buy sheets of foam in varying thicknesses for their jobs. Might check one near you.

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    or just a regular fabric shop - Joanne Fabrics, or Hancock, or whatever they call themselves now - we haven't had a real 'Fabric' store in our area for ages!

    But years back I reupholsterd a wooden couch and loveseat and bought new seat cushions - plain 4 or 5" foam, and it wasn't that expensive. I got it from Joanne fabrics.

    You also might try boat dealerships and craft stores, or as a local re-upholsterer if they can order it for you. Prices will vary - I'm sure - but asking is free!

    By the way - E bay often has used cushions in decent shape, and I seem to remember seeing a 4" queen memory foam matress at Wally world for around $160 - if you have to pay that much, get the memory foam! My reg bed is a 8" queen memory foam, and I lOVE it. I'd like a queen topper for our PUP - but I only need a 2" or so - and I'm really cheap. I'm waiting until I can find one for under $100. preferably WAY under!

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    Update... thanks for all the replies. I'm going with a 4" foam mattress and have it cut along with the new dinette cushions. I'm just going to get one mattress for now as there's just two of us, and we'll use the other slide-out for storage. I tried a double size air mattress but I think I'll go with the foam. It will never lose air and I'll never have dead batteries in the air pump lol. Thanks for all the replies... what a cool forum.

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