Was hesitant to buy a foam mattress but it is for our guest room and not used daily. Foam layers were not cut exactly the same and required some adjusting to get them all to lay well. Packing made it easy to get them upstairs before assembly. But the room filled up quickly with boxes and plastic wrap. Took some organizing and sweat to get it done. I did it all by myself as hubby was traveling. Combined this bed with the Cal King folding bed frame. When it was all finished it felt low. 14" frame plus 8" mattress wasn't high enough. Spent an additional $25 dollars to buy 12 risers at a local bed and bath store. Happy with the results.