What to look for on a Quality MFM

Since their invention, memory foam mattresses have become the go-to option of those who suffer from joint and back pain issues. Their ability to alleviate major pressure points and support spinal areas that are prone to deterioration have made people assume that almost any memory foam mattress can be purchased for this purpose and that there is no particular variation on quality. The truth, however, is that the construction of all the different kinds of memory foam mattresses and the beds they come with have a dramatic effect on the overall quality of support a memory foam mattress provides. Here are four things to look out for when choosing the right memory foam mattress for you.

How it contours to your body

memory foam 17Memory foam mattress are best at contouring to the shape of your body and placing less pressure on the areas of your body that compress harder against the bed. But your body weight isn’t the only factor in this selection process. If you are taller than average, this total weight is dispersed over more surface area. When you test one out, wait for about a minute to properly get a feel of how this mattress will contour itself to your body.

Weight support

The best kinds of memory foam mattress don’t need a box spring underneath to alleviate pressure point pain. Platform bases help to increase the height of the bed, but don’t forget that the ideal mattress should be able to alleviate pressure even if on a flat, concrete surface. Sit or even stand on various parts of the mattress to see if it sinks underneath you. Any weak existing foundation can easily be remedied by placing two cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick plywood sheets over it to provide the necessary support.

Type of warranty

Be sure you examine the warranty that any mattress company offers. This will allow you to worry less about spending all that extra money on a higher weighted mattress while you attempt to get the perfect mattress feel, but still save on cost.

How to avoid the cheaper imitation models

Not all foam mattresses are created equal. Many companies buy their foam overseas to save money. With overseas foam, you can’t ensure of the quality or the composition, with the exception of high quality Swedish manufacturer Tempur-Pedic. Most memory foam manufactured outside the US seems to flatten out when compressed, even while feeling fine the first time you lay on it. This means it may not last long, be as safe to sleep on, nor offer enough back and joint support. Even worse, many companies claim their mattresses are made in the U.S. because its constructed in the U.S. all while not using U.S. produced foam. Read all the labels and try to identify whether or not the foam itself was manufactured in the U.S. rather than the whole mattress. This will help you tell the difference between a quality memory foam mattress that helps you sleep easier and a cheap, ineffective imitation that will cause more back problems than it solves.

References and Additional Information
Memory Foam Reviews: memoryfoamcenter.com – Mattress Guide

Home Improvement Suggestions That Take Your Home From Ordinary To Extrodinary

Spring will be here in a few short months and now is the time to think about home improvement ideas and projects, which can make you home more beautiful, save you on energy costs, and add to the resale value of your house and property. Today, you will learn a some helpful suggestions on how LED Track Lighting, Insulating your attic, using Stamped Concrete, and a combination of these and other techniques, you can DIY to make the interior/exterior of your house and property look like a Beverly Hills mansion. When you are done, you will see with what a little innovative thinking can do to change the inside and outside of your home that is simple and economical as well.

LED Track Lighting

Miter Saw2LEDs aren’t just for blinking little toys any more. They have evolved in to an energy saving lighting system that soon will replace both incandescent and Fluorescent lighting entirely due to their low energy usage and the fact they can last for years.

Putting track lighting in your kitchen, living room, basement Rec-Room/Entertainment center or den makes perfect sense as they make the perfect replacement lighting. With a Miter Saw you can cut the tracks to angle the way you want to reach the areas you want the light to illuminate. LEDs can not only light the room in question, but LED track lights can be positioned to exactly where you want them, which makes them great when you are working on paperwork, reading, or on a computer to eliminate screen glare and eyestrain.

Incandescent lighting over a year’s time will cost you almost $350 per bulb. While for $85 dollars over the same period you can use LED lighting and have the same amount of light and not have to replace the bulbs near as often as an LED will last 50,000 hours to an incandescent lights paltry 1200 hours.

You can see you get great saving and beautiful and long lasting light as well that may make the incandescent bulb as well as the CFL extinct in the next few years. In addition, they have a much lower CO2 emission footprint, which may entitle you to federal tax credits.

Spray Foam Insulate Your Attic and between walls

Right now its winter and is you have an attic and even though it’s insulated. You are still losing heat and raising your heating costs. Instead, why not try using spray foam insulation, which when applied across your attics floor and from the floor to the roof along the walls traps the heat inside your home in winter and the AC’s cooling in summer. Spray Foam Insulation takes a little more care in applying but it is on the Fed’s list of approved methods of insulating your home that will earn you cash back on your taxes. Since the foam fireproof as well, if you lay it down between the walls in your home. You make each room into a separate fire retardant compartment, which can help contain a fire if one should break out in your home. So, you save on your energy costs but protect your family as well. This is a win-win in anyone’s book.

Stamped Concrete

Would you like to have a marble drive way or sidewalk?

Perhaps you would like an ornate cobblestone sidewalk leading across your lawn. Well you can do that and much more. It wouldn’t be real of course but the only way to tell is to break off a piece with a hammer. This is just some of the advantages of stamped concrete sidewalk. It matches the look and feel of more exotic surfaces, such as granite, marble, and others at a fraction of the cost. That you can not only let you imagination run wild and have a driveway done in any style or imagine you can envision. You can also have your concrete patio or in ground pool done over with stamped concrete to make it a one of a kind work of art. The secret is in the texturizing, coloring and sealing after the concrete is poured. The pattern is stamped in to the concrete and after it is harden is indistinguishable from more expensive surfaces. You can have a look and feel of those Hollywood driveways and walkways you see on TV. However it wouldn’t set you back near as much. You can now customize your home to make your lifestyle and image.

Let’s turn our attention to the Kitchen

Your kitchen is probably laid with tile of some kind or another. If not you may have Linoleum tiles or sheeting laid down over a plywood base. Let’s change that by laying down a laminated tile floor in any pattern you can imagine. Again you can match almost any surface and pattern known to man. The modular design of the framework to support this type of floor can be applied over your existing floor. It is quick and doesn’t require much more that the tools you already probably have in your workshop. Using a Miter Saw you can cut the framing you need precisely as well the tiles to fit your dream kitchen. However, laminate tile installation kits are inexpensive to get the tools that make the work easier. You can add even more beauty by installing a hanging ceiling with recessed lighting to make your ceiling and floor match the color and pattern scheme you have decided to go with.

You can finish the walls of your new kitchen with either a laminate or ceramic wall tiles that if your add 3-6 inches frame between the original wall and your new wall, you can add a layer of Spray Foam Insulation this insulates and beautifies all in one stroke. You can see with a Miter Saw, a few hand tools, and a laminate installation tools you can completely change your kitchen’s look and feel. The better your home is insulated the more you save on your energy bill and the more tax credits Uncle Sam will send your way. This makes this ideal solution if you are renovating an older house and you want the best look and feel possible at a reasonable price. Today you seen some DIY ways you can improve your house for energy efficiency, beautify the exterior/interior, as well as light up each room using LED technology. While trying to do this all at once could be a daunting task, taken one-step at a time however, you can change your home from ordinary to extraordinary. With a little ingenuity and some of the new building materials, techniques, tools like a Miter Saw, and some helpful suggestions from this article. You can create your dream house today.