Slat beds are a type of bed with built-in bed frames that support a mattress without the use of box springs.
Typically, slat bed has a headboard and a footboard with slats running parallel between them. Slat beds are a common bed design in European style furniture and in many antique beds. The biggest difference between slat beds and traditional box spring support beds is the frame. A slat bed does not have a separate bed frame, but rather the frame is built in to the bed.
There are several different styles of slat beds ranging from classic to modern styles.
Bunk beds and loft beds typically employ the design of slat beds as well. The single most important thing to remember when using slat bed is that the mattress must do all the work so it becomes essential to have a good one. Even though slat bed does not make use of a box spring, many people find that sleeping on slat bed with a quality mattress provides a more comfortable night’s rest.
Though slat beds are not designed to be used with box springs, they are still designed to support the mattress. Since slat bed gives a more rigid support than box springs on a bed frame, choose a mattress that is more supportive. If you are considering purchasing slat bed, be sure to shop for mattresses that work well with their design.
In addition to style and potential comfort, people may choose slat beds for value. Without the need to purchase a box spring, more money can be spent on a quality mattress. Slat bed also tend to offer more under bed storage space than traditional bed frames, making them particularly ideal for children’s rooms. Because of this reason, it is important to keep kids from jumping on mattresses supported by slat bed, as they are absent of springs and the bed may break.