“Forget cinder blocks, let’s build this house on top of the sand. It’ll be fine,” said no contractor ever. A house’s foundation is critical to the integrity of everything that’s placed on top. A mattress set is no different and it starts with your bed frame.
Despite what you may think, bed frames are not boring. You may not realize that they play a critical role during those more intimate moments, keeping your mattress fully supported so it can deliver that playful bounce.
A well-engineered bed frame with recessed legs will even keep your toes safe! No more stubbing your toe, followed by screaming, falling onto the bed, and breaking your poor-quality bedframe which then collapses into a twisted metal heap.
Furthermore, the wrong bed frame can void your mattress warranty. When you’re shopping for a quality sleep set, make sure to ask your salesperson and they’ll give you the scoop on what’s needed to maintain the mattress warranty.
When you’re considering a bed frame, you’ll see several that don’t require tools to assemble. Some models actually get stronger as more weight is applied. Others offer universal brackets so your stylish headboard is sure to fit. There are a variety of options, but not all bed frames are engineered to support all mattresses, so make sure you ask the right questions before you finish your purchase.
Aren’t bed frames at least semi-exciting! I’m not saying bed frames will make your toes beautiful or make your mattress last forever, but they do support the most important piece of furniture in your home – and the one you spend a third of your life on – so don’t skimp by building your house on a foundation of sand.
About The Author
Mark Kinsley Mark Kinsley is Staff VP of Marketing for Leggett & Platt Inc.’s Bedding Group, the world’s largest innerspring manufacturer. Mark brings this knowledge to life for Daily Doze readers with insights on the world of mattress springs and how they impact sleep, as well as sleep as an untapped human advantage. With more than a decade of marketing and communications experience, he began his career as a storyteller, anchoring television news and later hosting a top-rated talk radio show. Mark is co-creator of “Get Hybrid,” the greatest mattress rap video on the planet and executive editor of Sleep-Geek.com. He has also written for SocialMediaToday.com, B2BMarketing.com, SteamFeed.com, Under30CEO.com and others. Mark is the inventor of Kippo, patent-pending shorts built for people who workout with their smartphones. On Kickstarter he successfully funded Kippo, raising $65,000—exceeding his $50,000 goal. Outside of work, Mark enjoys traveling with his wife, mountain biking, snow skiing, hiking and hanging with his boxer dog, Buster. Connect with him on Twitter @MarkKinsley. Best Night’s Sleep: Mark gets his best night’s rest on his hybrid mattress with Comfort Core fabric-encased coils, in a room that is 65 degrees Fahrenheit, with his NoiseBox app playing “red noise” through his iPhone.