A bed is not a bed without a quality bed frame. The frame is the part that supports the mattress and the box spring. Bed frames come in a variety of sizes and styles, some with headboards and some without. When choosing a mattress you must also think about the type of bed frame that you will be using to support that mattress.
If you are looking for something simple then you may choose a simple bed frame, if looking for something more decorative for your room then you will be looking at a higher quality bed frame for your room. Choosing a mattress frame depends solely on how much money you are willing to spend. The rule of thumb is the more money you spend the better quality bed frame you will get.
There are several different types of bed frames on the market today that are of good quality and well worth the money that you will spend. The most common type of frame is the metal frame. A metal bed frame is just as the name suggests completely made out of metal. In most cases there is a frame that will hold the box spring and mattress.
In queen and king size beds you will also find a metal support rod that runs along the middle of the frame to add extra support in the middle. Metal frames come in all sizes from twin to king. The larger size bed frames are usually adjustable which is great if you have a different size mattress as you will find in the California king. Almost all metal frames are on wheels that can be locked; however in some cases you can remove the wheels for more stability.
There are also bed frames that have the ability to be added to a headboard. In most cases the bed frame is sold in conjunction with a headboard but there are universal frames that can be screwed to a headboard. These frames do not have wheels like the free standing metal frames. When you are choosing a mattress and headboard you should also choose the frame that will go with both at the same time.
There are heavy duty bed frames made of metal that are great when extra support is needed. These bed frames are great for larger beds and heavy mattresses. Pillow tops mattresses are thicker and heavier than a standard mattress and they require added support across the middle of the bed frame.
Some frames only have an additional metal bar that runs horizontally while there are others that have a vertical bar as well, ensuring that the box spring and mattress will not drop in the middle. As stated previously these metal frames can be found in an adjustable format as well. They allow you to adjust the width and length of the frame to accommodate a different size mattress.
If you want to raise your bed even further off the floor you can use what are called bed risers. These have typically been used to raise the bed so that there is extra storage room under the bed. Using these risers you can lift your bed up to an additional four inches off the floor. There are special risers that can be used to raise only the headboard end of the bed, it is important to read the packaging carefully to ensure that you are getting the correct risers.
Traditionally bed frames are put together in sections and they have to be secured with screws on each corner. This means that when you want to move the bed frame it must come apart in pieces.
Today there is a new bed frame on the market and it is quickly gaining popularity. The Pragma Bi-folding bed frame is a frame that is folded and unfolded for easy set up and take down. This means that transporting the frame has been made a great deal easier. The frame is made in all sizes from twin to king.
Other Quality Bed Frame Resources:
Overstock.com has a guide showing you how to buy a bed frame.
Bed Frame Direct is an online dealer that specializes in bed frames made in the USA.
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