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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 10 Aug 2015 18:28 #21

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Hi ronfla,

Here's a similar bed that my wife is looking at up at the Ashley store flatfair.com/carta-contemporary-dark...Prn8cCFUeRHwodPPAIgA
this looks like it has a foundation and mattress and the guy at Ashley told my wife that they put foundations on the beds.

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I can't see the support surface in the picture but I "think" I can see a leg in the middle near the foot so it probably has a center beam with at least two support legs underneath it which would be fine. The description says "slat kit included" so if there are enough slats to prevent the mattress from sagging into the gaps between them then you could use the mattress directly on the slats or if you have a thinner mattress and need some additional height for your sleeping surface then you could also use a foundation on top of the slats as well. Foundations come in different heights that range from low profile which are in the range of 5" or so to a regular foundation which are in the range of about 9" or so and there are even bunkie boards which are about 2" thick but they all perform the same function.

If there are only 5 wooden cross slats then the gaps between them would be too wide to put the mattress directly on the slats and you would "need" a foundation to provide suitable support under your mattress (regular or low profile or a bunkie board) rather than the foundation being optional or you could also add more slats if you didn't want the additional height.

I'm glad the site was helpful :)

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 10 Aug 2015 19:21 #22

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The link I showed you is for reference only since it's similar to what my wife looked at. we'll most likely go to the store this weekend and i'll look at what they have. now that i'm armed with facts they could be in for a well armed consumer.

Update - I spoke with someone at HeyNeedle and he said that most of those Platform Beds are slatted with about a 2 inch spacing. Most of the Kings have the center support also. This would help since i don't see a need for a foundation unless we want to give the setup some lift. My only concern then would be that they would have a better slatted foundation and we'd put a lesser one on top. I doubt that would happen but there's always a chance.

Your thoughts on this bed? I know it'll need a foundation. my concern is that it has no center support but there are 3 beams going from side to side:
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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 14 Aug 2015 08:33 #23

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I've been looking for a platform bed and have gotten more confused instead of a bed. I've been looking for a bed with slats and every so often I get someone who would say why slats? they would tell me that over time the slats would give and the mattress would 'seep, my term not theirs' thru the slats. I decided to contact Mario at BB and he said the mattress can absolutely rest on a solid surface such as what an adjustable bed has. I asked because they recommend the Leggitt and Pratt adjustable beds, not that I want one. Now I have a bit more searching to do. just thought i'd add that

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 14 Aug 2015 08:46 #24

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Hi ronfla,

I switched your post to this topic which has a more closely related subject.

I've been looking for a bed with slats and every so often I get someone who would say why slats? they would tell me that over time the slats would give and the mattress would 'seep, my term not theirs' thru the slats.


If the slats are made from strong wood that doesn't flex and they are close enough together and there is good center support to the floor then "sagging" or "seeping" wouldn't be an issue.

I decided to contact Mario at BB and he said the mattress can absolutely rest on a solid surface such as what an adjustable bed has. I asked because they recommend the Leggitt and Pratt adjustable beds, not that I want one. Now I have a bit more searching to do. just thought i'd add that


You can see my comments about a solid surface platform in post #10 here . While they can add some additional risk in terms of ventilation under the mattress ... in most cases if there aren't any additional risk factors they would be fine. I also have an adjustable bed with a solid surface under my mattress.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 14 Aug 2015 15:18 #25

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We've run the gamut of platform bed sites. Then to add to the confusion we research the companies such as Wayfair, All Modern etc which is sometimes the worst thing to do. I'm looking for either slats that have a space no wider than 3 inches apart. I found this site that has steel slats www.roomandboard.com/catalog/bedroom/beds/calvin-bed
a bit more money but the seem to be well made.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 20 Aug 2015 08:55 #26

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I thought I would give an update as to what's going on over at this end. Last week we went up to a local Haverty's since my wife heard of them. We found a bed up there that she(I mean We) liked. We settled on that which was very well made. While there she said the bed won't really go with the rest of the bedroom set that I had since Travolta had hair so we ordered the whole set. We get home and she looks at the rug that we've had since 1997 and that's on the way out too. We'll replace it with tiles which will be put down on 8/28. The mattress was sent out and will be here on 8/21/15. Once all this is done and i'm done kissing the dead presidents goodbye then I can give an opinion on the mattress. From what i'm reading i'm not worried. Oh I had to order a Bunkie board for the bed since the slats were wider than 3 inches. It'll be fine

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 20 Aug 2015 09:21 #27

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Hi ronfla,

It sounds like you're all set for the arrival of your new mattress. Thanks for the update.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 22 Aug 2015 18:38 #28

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I'm in the same situation right now as ronfla was: I decided to go for BB BME, and I need to choose a frame/foundation.
The thing is that I'm expecting to move soon (month or two) so I want to buy the minimum needed for supporting the mattress (I cannot withhold buying the mattress after I move because my current one is killing my back).

Phoenix, I've read in a different thread that you recommended the following foundation: www.mattresses.net/queen-wood-foundation.html
My questions are:
1. Will it be ok if for the first month or two I will not use a frame? putting the foundation on the floor and putting the mattress on it - will this damage the mattress?
2. Can you give an example of a recommended bed frame for this foundation?
3. Are there fabric covers for wooden foundations?

4. what do you think about this frame+foundation for the BB BME as a temp solution for the first few months? I read you mentioned that grid foundations are not recommended for FULL latex mattresses. as BB BME is not full latex - will this foundation function well with the mattress?
www.walmart.com/ip/Spa-Sensations-Steel-Smart-Base-Bed-Frame-Black-Multiple-Sizes/15739163

Most importantly - thank you for the massive amount of knowledge on this site! that helped me to come to a decision regarding a mattress.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 22 Aug 2015 18:56 #29

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Hi morpheus1234,

1. Will it be ok if for the first month or two I will not use a frame? putting the foundation on the floor and putting the mattress on it - will this damage the mattress?


It would be fine for the short term and won't damage the mattress but I would also follow some of the suggestions mentioned in post #106 here .

2. Can you give an example of a recommended bed frame for this foundation?


There is more information about choosing a bedframe and some examples that would all make a suitable choice in post #10 here .

3. Are there fabric covers for wooden foundations?


In most cases yes and the one you linked does have a cover.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 30 Aug 2015 15:20 #30

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Our new bedroom set finally arrived this past Friday 8/28/15. The mattress had arrived a few days before in a rather small box, small compared to the King mattress that was in the box.
There were 2 guys working the delivery and when they asked me where the mattress was I pointed to the box and one guy had no idea what to say. I told him we'll see this in action later. He also told me him and his wife were looking in to a new mattress since she has back issues so this had his interest. Once everything was set up it was time to release the monster so we opened the box and pulled the plastic wrapped mattress out. Once we began opening the plastic being careful not to use a utility knife and other sharp objects the mattress started to expand so we worked fast and got it unpacked. Once out we put it on the bed and it looked like a twin mattress. needless to say there were 4 confused and interested people looking on. In a matter of minutes the things expanded which was real interesting to see. I would say it too about 20 minutes maybe to expand about 80%. The guys whose wife has the back issues asked me more about the mattress so I gave him the link to Brooklyn Bedding and the link to this site telling him to look here first since the amount of info he can gather here is priceless. The other guy also wanted the links. all in all this was well worth the effort and I thank everyone. Now to the opinions of the mattress, my wife says it feels like laying on a cloud. this is our first foam mattress and it sits high on the new bed so this is a new experience. the mattress feels like it conforms to the body which is nice. This will be the third night on it but so far i'm sure we'll like it a lot.

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