Memory foam mattresses offer many benefits that ordinary spring mattresses do not offer. For example, memory foam has the ability to conform to the contours of your body, which helps provide support where it is needed most while simultaneously relieving pressure on the shoulders, hips, knees, and joints. In addition, memory foam inhibits motion transfer so the movements of one partner are less likely to disturb the sleep of the other partner.
So it’s no wonder that memory foam mattresses from Tempur-Pedic, Leesa, Casper, and other name brands are top sellers. The problem with these products, however, is that they are extremely expensive and are out of the price range of many consumers. What people may not realize is that it’s fairly easy to recreate a Casper foam mattress from equivalent or even better materials from FoamByMail for less than half the cost! Here’s exactly what you need to make a DIY version of the queen sized Casper foam mattress:
- 1” Latex Foam (5.6LB density) – Queen 60” x 80” for the top layer
- Price: $93.99
- 2” 3LB Memory Foam – Queen 60” x 80” for the contouring middle layer
- Price: $70.99
- 5” HD36-R Foam – Queen 60” x 80” for the supporting base layer
- Price: $116. 99
- Spray adhesive to glue the individual layers together (1 can)
- Price: $10.99
- 8” Poly cotton knit cover
- Price: $49.99
Total Cost: $342.95
The density of the memory foam mattress components listed above is comparable to or better than the density of the materials used in the popular Casper and Leesa models. Density is an important consideration because the higher the density, the higher the likely quality of the foam, making it more resilient and durable.
Based on the information available, here is a comparison of our recommended materials vs. their product:
Our Materials: Leesa/Casper Materials 1.8 LB density HD36-R foam 1.8 LB density foam base layer 3 LB density memory foam 3 LB density memory foam 5.6 LB density latex foam 4 LB density latex or latex substitute Price (including glue and cover): $342.95 Price: $850 – 890
As you can see, our latex foam top layer is already a higher quality than our competitors use, and for even greater comfort and support, you can choose to upgrade the other two layers we suggested above while still saving money compared to the Casper or Leesa brand foam mattresses. For example, you could upgrade the base foam layer from 1.8LB to 2.8LB density HD36-HQ foam for less than $50. You can also upgrade the middle layer from 3LB memory foam to 4LB for around $20, or to 5LB memory foam for around $50.
If you’ve wanted to try a Leesa or Casper memory foam mattress but are put off by the price, we invite you to DIY and recreate the same product with higher quality materials from FoamByMail. This DIY version will give you all of the great benefits of sleeping on memory foam at a fraction of the cost, so head over to FoamByMail.com to place your order today.