Metal And Wood Bed Frame – Many mattresses come paired with a box spring that serves as the basis for the mattress. An alternative to a mattress combination and a mattress and slats. The slatted bed base can in many cases serve as a replacement for a box spring. Some higher footbed frames, however, may require the use of battens instead of a box spring. There are several factors that can help you decide between a spring mattress and the slats.
Buyers can choose between a spring box foundation or a foundation using a slatted bed base. Bed slats are pieces of wood or metal that run across the width of the bed. In order to support the weight of the mattress. The number of slats that run across the width of the bed depends on the size of the mattress. Slats are spaced anywhere from a medium to several inches apart from the one to the other according to the manufacturer. Battens that are spaced closer together add more firmness to the mattress.
Bed bases are an additional base under the mattress that can be six to 12 inches high. A box spring elevates the height of the mattress that is installed both inside the outer edges of the bed structure. Strips, on the other hand, are low profile and run through the base of the bed frame. Slats usually cost less than the base of a spring.