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What is the best bed base for a memory foam mattress?

09-01-2013

Ok, so you have bought yourself a memory foam mattress, well done, you have joined the future of sleeping, but you are not sure of which bed base to use? Here is a guide to help you get the most out of your new and wonderful mattress.

Platform-Platform bed bases are great as they are flat, durable and strong. Platform beds are good for memory foam mattresses as they are made with heavier materials and often incorporate a strong layer of ventilated plywood to keep the mattress level and supported.

Bed frame with slats-The slat bed is a more lightweight approach. They are relatively easy to assemble, and will often stand slightly higher off the ground than the usual platform bed. To be on the safe side make sure that the wooden slats are wide and close together, say 5-10 cm across and 4 -7 cm or less apart as this will ensure that your memory foam mattress is properly supported, and won’t sink through the cracks.

Metal bed frames- If you want to use a metal frame, then make sure it provides enough support to hold a heavier memory foam mattress on top of a high quality box spring. For larger beds, such as Queens or Kings, you might want to consider getting a 5th leg added to the frame to provide extra support.


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