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Old 12-18-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We too accidentally bought the one sided mattress a few years ago because we did not know you needed to check the other side to make sure it was a two sided mattress, by the time you discover it-it is too late to return it!

https://bedroomsandmore.com/one-side...mattress-rant/
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Old 12-18-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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You really don't need "to check the other side to make sure it was a two sided mattress"
Just do not buy a pillow top!
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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It's not just pillow tops that are made one sided.


I bought one 5 years ago in the same way as OP - it's just a regular mattress and I assumed it was two sided. It's not. Now I know better.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Two sided mattresses, a thing of the past?
In the past, all innerspring mattresses were double-sided, meaning you could flip the mattress over and sleep on the other side. But about 15 years ago, the industry changed. Many manufacturers stopped making double-sided mattresses and began producing only single-sided ones that were unflippable. In my opinion, they did this to increase profits. Single-sided mattresses cost less to manufacture and don’t last as long as double-sided ones, so they knew customers would have to buy a new mattress sooner....
Why Should I Buy A Two-Sided Mattress? | Verlo Mattress
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Old 12-19-2015, 03:23 AM
 
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All that matters is that you have the best mattress for your body. Don't compromise on that. If that means that you have to spend more $$ to get a mattress that has memory foam pillowtop on both sides so you can flip, then spend the $$. It's not worth compromising on comfort and health.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:35 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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All that matters is that you have the best mattress for your body. Don't compromise on that. If that means that you have to spend more $$ to get a mattress that has memory foam pillowtop on both sides so you can flip, then spend the $$. It's not worth compromising on comfort and health.
Yes, we bought a pillow top with the pillow on both sides and flip it regularly. It's holding up great, and well worth the money. I think we paid about $1,200 for the queen size about 5 years ago.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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What's on the other side?
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:51 AM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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The hard flat side that sits on the box spring. I kept my queen size one sided pillow top guest bedroom mattress and box spring when I moved several years ago, I cannot flip it, but I do spin it every 6 months from head to foot. Prior to this I always had a two sided pillow top king mattress that my husband and I used and flipped regularly.

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Old 01-01-2016, 12:58 AM
 
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We bought a pillow top and spin it every six months and it is still great so no complaints here.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:22 AM
 
Location: USA
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You never want to go cheap on mattresses. I learned the hard way many times and blew so much money when I could have bought a higher end one. My last one only survived 3 years before the springs busted thru the top and the box spring collapsed.

I've ditched the traditional bed all together and now use a Japanese style futon right on the floor. I actually sleep better and my back has never been better. As a minimalist it can be folded away and makes the room appear a lot bigger.
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