How to make sure your platform bed isn’t ruining your mattress

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A lasting furniture trend for bedroom furniture is the platform bed. These beds are trendy because they do not require a bed skirt and eliminate the need for anything extra other than a mattress. This bed style does not need a foundation/box spring to support the mattress.

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Not all platform beds are created equal, though. It is crucial to inspect the spacing between the slats that supports your mattress. Most platform beds will have a 2-3 inch spacing between the slats. Proper slat spacing allows for the mattress’s springs to be adequately supported.

There are no issues with extra slat spacing on an all-foam mattress, a mattress with no internal springs. However, there will be too much spacing between the slats for proper support of the springs in a spring mattress, leading to body impressions and possible damage to your bed. The issues occur when the slats are 3 to 4 inches apart.

There’s an easy fix to any of your concerns, though. By adding a 2inch Bunkie Board foundation between your mattress and the platform slats, you ensure that your mattress is being supported correctly and not adding any unsightly additional foundation.