Q1: Do I need a bed base?
Yes, you need a bed base. A bed base lays the best foundation for your mattress, ensuring the support you need while you’re sleeping. It also raises your mattress off the floor, making it easier to keep your mattress and bedding clean.
Q2: Does a bed base affect the mattress?
Yes, a good quality bed base ensures the mattress performs as it was designed. A poor quality bed base not only limits your mattress’ performance, it can also damage your mattress in the long run.
A good bed base should be constructed using premium, solid timber. It should have large slats, and the space between the slats should be minimal.
Q3: What bed base is best?
You should choose your bed base according to your personal preferences in design and functionality. Bed bases should have a durable hardwood frame and evenly distributed support. There are three main types of bed bases:
- Divan bed bases are solid, box-type bases that provide an even surface for your mattress. They are sturdy, and some have drawers built in. They stand a few centimeters above the floor.
- Framed and slatted bed bases are usually constructed out of wood, and have sprung or solid slats running across the width of the bed. They sit higher off the floor.
- Ottoman bed bases look like divan bed bases except they have hinged lids that raise up completely, turning the entire inside of the base into a storage area.