Q : I have just come across questions about the miracoil 8 in
Carpetright. On one of the answers it says 8 is for divans. Can you
use it on bedframes-slats instead? Is the extra comfort zone the
only difference between 7and 8?Also there appears to be many many
versions of a miracoil 7. I'm so confused. I like the 8- but it's
expensive in Carpetright so I just want a 7 that's the same minus
the extra support zone.


A : The mattress is the heart of your bed and the part of the
purchase you should spend most time and money on. The secret of
having a good night's sleep is the mattress and bed base you
choose. Always remember that a 'bed' is a mattress and a base
working together, you should not consider them in isolation and
should ideally always try them together. We always recommend you
buy them together because the two are designed and manufactured to
complement one another in terms of support.When assessing what you
would like and what you can afford, go for the best value rather
than the lowest price. The better the construction of the bed, the
longer it will last and offer you support for a comfortable night's
sleep. If you think that every £100 extra you spend only equates to
less than 3p extra per night over the average ten year lifespan of
a bed, a bed should offer the best comfort and support for you that
you can afford.You can put the Carpetright mattress onto a slatted
base, however, it is worth stating something about the minimum
'grade' of slats on a slatted base. Wood slats- slats should be
smooth, preferably with chamfered edges to prevent cut through to
the mattress underside- maximum space between slats should be no
more than 100mm- minimum width of slats should be approx. 70mm- the
entire length of the mattress should be supported by slats, i.e..
slat ladder length should be same mattress.- slats should be
secured to bedstead properly to prevent movement of slatsMetal
bedsteads with tubular steel bars instead of slats.- not
recommended for use with Silentnight mattresses, these do not offer
uniform support and can cut into upholstery causing ridges in sleep
surface.If you like the 8 with it's extra zoning then you are not
going to find a 7 with the same feel.