If you have sensitive ears, want comfort and flexibility, or prefer to change your position, an adjustable bed might be the right choice. There might be more questions than answers as you explore the adjustable options.
To ensure you have the perfect trip to paradise, consider your frame type as well as the type of adjustable mattress top.
How Do Adjustable Beds Work?
When we hear the word “bed”, we often think of the frame and the mattress. What is an adjustable bed? And how does it differ from a regular mattress? An adjustable bed is a base that can hold a mattress. You can adjust the angle and recline the mattress with the mechanized joints on the adjustable bed frame. The mattress can also be folded and unfolded.
Okay. What does this all have to do with bed frames? There are many bed frames. You can view adjustable beds frame reviews online.
Let’s first define bed:
- The Bed Frame includes the headboard, baseboard, and sides. It’s everything that stops the mattress from sliding in any direction.
- In a Horizontal Structure, the Bed Base supports and protects the mattress. This foundation provides a comfortable night’s sleep by preventing the mattress from sagging or deteriorating.
- The Mattress will be your bed.
How To Choose The Best Adjustable Bed For Your Frame?
Before you find the right adjustable bed for you, it is important to identify your existing frame type. Although there are many bed types, it is difficult to pick the right one. However, almost all can fit into one of two types of frames: platform or panel.
If your Victorian bed frame has high quality and intricate details, a panel bed is likely what you need. This covers all traditional designs. These are some other indicators of panel bed:
- Decorative features (headboards and footboards).
- Solid wood or metal slats are used to support the mattress all around the frame.
- Box springs are used for mattress support to stop it sagging
Platform beds, on the other side, have a minimalist and modern appearance. What are the main characteristics of a platform bed? These platforms are distinguished by three characteristics:
- A lower elevation
- No matter if your mattress is Memory Foam or innerspring, a solid and well-constructed bed “base” will support it.
- A box spring is not necessary
Outfitting Your Platform Bed
Anyone looking at adjustable beds needs to be aware of their “clearance”, an industry term referring to the amount of space needed by the top base to allow the mechanism to function freely.
Because the platform bed can be fitted flat to your existing bed frame, it is also known as zero clearance.
Place the adjustable bed frame onto the mattress support.
Outfitting Your Panel Bed
If you want to make your panel-bed adjustable, there are two options. Depending on which option you choose, the way that you install your adjustable mattress will vary.
Zero Clearance Your adjustable base will fit perfectly on your existing bed frame. Simply remove the box springs from the slats to make this possible and then place the adjustable base in the correct position. They can be fitted in existing footboards and headboards.
Nonzero Clearance refers to when there is more space under the adjustable bases. Because of the legs on the bed frames, these beds can’t be laid flat on panels. You will need to take out the legs of the panel frame to install an adjustable non-zero clearance bed. This will ensure the smooth operation of the mechanism. This isn’t difficult. This might only require a socket wrench or a screwdriver.