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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 18 Jul 2015 00:10 #1

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Hi all,

I'm planning on pulling the trigger on the Brooklyn Bedding #bestmattressever this weekend and want to order an appropriate frame to go with it. I'm looking at these frames on Amazon but am not sure how to choose from these? I remember reading the article about foundations that I should look for the frame recommended by the mattress manufacturer. However I emailed Brooklyn Bedding and was told that the mattress works on "any" platform or slatted foundation. So how do I decide from these options? Any feedback is highly appreciated.

www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002KQ5KQG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1437202506&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX200_QL40&keywords=slatted+bed&dpPl=1&dpID=31BYW4iui8L&ref=plSrch

www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00M16A1M8/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1437202568&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=slat+bed&dpPl=1&dpID=41cmEFonT5L&ref=plSrch


www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00R465FZS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1437202633&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=slat+bed&dpPl=1&dpID=41y4OUtaYEL&ref=plSrch

www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006MIUM20/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?qid=1437202633&sr=8-6&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=slat+bed&dpPl=1&dpID=51R3TxVVL4L&ref=plSrch

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 18 Jul 2015 04:47 #2

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www.amazon.com/dp/B00R6OX5IM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2KI1F0MIZQ3HX&coliid=I29NNXUEYXS2QY&psc=1

I looked at all those too. So, look forward to the answer. I'll add the link above to the list.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 18 Jul 2015 09:58 #3

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Hi finnaeus and swrstock,

There is more information about the different types of support systems that are generally most suitable for different types of mattresses in post #1 here with a few examples of each of them.

A foam mattress will generally do best with a firm, flat, and evenly supportive surface that has minimal to no flex under the mattress and for larger sizes with at least one center support beam that has good support to the floor to prevent any sagging in the middle of the mattress. The components need to be strong and durable enough to support the weight of the mattress and the people sleeping on it over time without some of the parts bending, sagging, or breaking over time. The support surface under the mattress also needs to have enough surface area to prevent the foam in the mattress from sagging through any gaps or spaces in the support surface over time. I would also be cautious about any parts, joints, or connections that may develop a tendency to start rubbing against each other and/or squeaking over time that can't be located and easily tightened (this is a typical complaint with many lower cost foundations and bedframes).

If you are looking at Amazon options I would especially take the time to read the critical reviews which can help identify whether there are any potential issues with the design or construction of the bedframe/foundation.

www.amazon.com/Handy-Living-Queen-Wood-Frame/dp/B002KQ5KQG/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&dpID=31BYW4iui8L&dpPl=1&keywords=slatted%20bed&pi=AC_SX200_QL40&qid=1437202506&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&sr=8-1

www.amazon.com/Classic-Brands-Platform-Mattress-Foundation/dp/B00R465FZS/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&dpID=41y4OUtaYEL&dpPl=1&keywords=slat%20bed&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&qid=1437202633&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_3&sr=8-3


These two foundations both have flexible slats that are designed to flex under the mattress along with plastic slat holders that can break and I would also be skeptical about their overall strength and durability along with the strength of the metal frame and legs. I would avoid both of these.

www.amazon.com/Sleep-Master-Wooden-Mattress-Foundation/dp/B00M16A1M8/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&dpID=41cmEFonT5L&dpPl=1&keywords=slat%20bed&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&qid=1437202568&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_4&sr=8-4


This one has non flexing slats that are close enough together that there wouldn't be an issue with the spaces between them. I suspect that the slats are fairly thin and probably less than 3/4" thick and thinner slats can bend and break more easily. They also appear to be using the same listing to sell at least two different bedframes so one of them may be more durable and sturdy than the other. This one may also have some issues with weaker slats breaking or cracking, plastic slat holders breaking, or the legs bending.

www.amazon.com/Sleep-Master-Platform-Mattress-Foundation/dp/B006MIUM20/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&dpID=51R3TxVVL4L&dpPl=1&keywords=slat%20bed&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&qid=1437202633&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_6&sr=8-6


This one has a wire grid surface so the support surface area isn't as large as the support systems that have slat foundations so there would be some risk of the mattress sagging into the gaps between the wires over time. The distance between the longitudinal wires is also larger than other similar platform bedframes that would provide a more supportive surface and smaller gaps under the mattress. This would be a bigger issue with a latex support core but it could also have some effect on polyfoam support cores over time as well. Given the price it's also not surprising that there are a fairly large number of critical reviews that talk about the frame or legs bending and that indicate that the quality and strength of the steel and the foundation itself isn't as high as it could be and there are also a percentage of them that appear to develop squeaking issues over time that may be difficult to locate and solve.

www.amazon.com/dp/B00R6OX5IM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2KI1F0MIZQ3HX&coliid=I29NNXUEYXS2QY&psc=1


My comments here would be similar to the comments about the Euro Smart platform bedframe that you linked that has non flexing slats. The distance between the slats appears to be suitable for a foam mattress and it has a center beam that is supported to the floor. This one doesn't have plastic slat attachments that could be subject to breaking and they rest on the side rails and center support beam.

While none of these are in a budget range that it would be reasonable to expect that you are purchasing a high quality support system so there will be some "luck of the draw" involved ... out of the ones you linked I would probably lean towards the Deluxe Faux Leather Platform Bed or alternatively the Euro Smart Base/Wooden Slats Mattress Foundation.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 18 Jul 2015 12:01 #4

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Phoenix,
Thank you so much for your insightful reply! Shopping for a quality bedframe and mattress are both firsts for me since most of what I have slept on has been handed down from others and I am just moving out on my own. Your knowledge about these things down to the smallest details like the distance between the slats and wires is incredible and I respect it so much!

It sounds like the frames I found on Amazon are of questionable quality due to one factor or another --- are there alternative frames on Amazon that you would recommend that are of higher quality? If so, would you please post the links to them? I'd prefer to purchase on Amazon if possible simply for convenience; budget wise I'd like to stay under $300 if possible.

I value your opinion.

Thank you

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 18 Jul 2015 15:53 #5

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Hi finnaeus,

It sounds like the frames I found on Amazon are of questionable quality due to one factor or another --- are there alternative frames on Amazon that you would recommend that are of higher quality? If so, would you please post the links to them? I'd prefer to purchase on Amazon if possible simply for convenience; budget wise I'd like to stay under $300 if possible.


The Deluxe Faux Leather Platform Bed that swrstock linked would probably be a reasonable choice if the slats aren't too thin or "bendy".

Unfortunately the listings on Amazon and the many other online venues change too frequently for any single person to keep up with them or keep a list up to date in a constantly changing market so other than the suggestions in the foundation post I linked I can only provide the guidelines I would suggest looking for to help you narrow down your options and with "how" to choose and assess whether a support system would be suitable for your mattress.

Some of the wire grid platform foundations that have a stronger design and smaller "gaps" in between the wires could be suitable suitable choices (see post #10 here for more about wire grid platform/foundations) and some of the KD foundations that use 1x3 slats that aren't more than 5" apart (closer to 3" would be better yet) would also be a suitable choice although they will also need a bedframe to use under them which would add to the cost.

If you are only considering Amazon then a search on terms like KD mattress foundation or on mattress platform bedframe will bring up many of the options they have available.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 19 Jul 2015 09:03 #6

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Hi Phoenix,

Thanks again for your reply. I actually did not post the faux leather platform bed-that was another user.

I appreciate your advice on how to choose a base/foundation but I am actually looking for recommendations for a stand-alone bed frame with slats that would be appropriate for the best mattress ever. My apologies for not being more specific. Hopefully other owners of the BME can share what their current setup is.

I pulled the trigger on a queen medium firm last night and will certainly follow up with feedback!

Thanks again!

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 19 Jul 2015 09:27 #7

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Hi finnaeus,

Thanks again for your reply. I actually did not post the faux leather platform bed-that was another user.


Oops ... I didn't notice that the faux leather platform bed was added by a different poster ... I've edited my previous replies :)

I pulled the trigger on a queen medium firm last night and will certainly follow up with feedback!


Congratulations on your new mattress ... as you know I think you made a great quality/value choice and I'm looking forward to your comments and feedback when you receive it.

I appreciate your advice on how to choose a base/foundation but I am actually looking for recommendations for a stand-alone bed frame with slats that would be appropriate for the best mattress ever. My apologies for not being more specific. Hopefully other owners of the BME can share what their current setup is.


The same guidelines I mentioned in my earlier replies would apply to either a standalone platform bedframe that is used directly under a mattress or a foundation that is used on a separate bedframe.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 19 Jul 2015 10:52 #8

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Thank you!

Brooklyn bedding emailed me and they recommend this foundation (which does require a separate bed frame) for the BME www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Dreams-King-Simple-Foundation/dp/B00GOZSJTO

Ii know it is made of steel rather than the recommended wooden slats that are less than 3 inches apart but because the BME is poly foam in the support core this should be fine right?

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 19 Jul 2015 10:59 #9

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Hi finnaeus,

Ii know it is made of steel rather than the recommended wooden slats that are less than 3 inches apart but because the BME is poly foam in the support core this should be fine right?


3" gaps (or less) is what I would suggest for an all latex mattress. For a mattress that has a polyfoam support core the slats or the wire grid spacing can be wider.

It would certainly be suitable choice for your mattress with an appropriate bedframe underneath it.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 22 Jul 2015 10:42 #10

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Phoenix,
any thoughts on these as an alternative? Trying to save some money if possible after splurging on the mattress.

www.walmart.com/ip/Signature-Sleep-Premium-Ultra-Steel-Foundation/28876495

www.walmart.com/ip/Modern-Sleep-Instant-Foundation-Multiple-Sizes/21287291

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