In this guide to buying beds and mattresses we will give you our experience of research and knowledge that I have gained during our time in the bed industry.
The one Golden rule is that you pay for what you get.
In the world of retail nothing is for free.
If some one claims that with this item you get this free or that free then this free item is usually included in the deal but not free as claimed. The more you pay for your new bed or mattress then the better the quality will be.
5 steps to help you buy bed:
If you having trouble on deciding what the best bed is for you then this 5 step tutorial below should help demonstrate what is most important when you buy beds.
1) Kick off your shoes - the definitive tip when you buy beds!
2) Lie on your front, back and then your sides. Take your time and move your arms into different positions.
3) Lie flat on your back and slide your hand under your back. Your hand should be able to move while still touching your back and the bed without sliding too easily or too much effort.
4) If you share your bed with a partner, ensure they are there as their own requirements will differ from yours when you buy a bed.
5) Check the bed is comfortably long and wide enough and is at a height which makes it easy to get in and out of.
Follow these simple tips, then buy beds from bedsplanet.co.uk We have a great range, so you can buy beds with confidence.
Types of Bed bases
Most Mattresses are used in combination with one of various choices of bed base, such as Divan
bedsteads, Adjustable beds
and bunks beds. Remember to ensure that mattress and base are suitable for use together, especially if you are buying them separately.
– The divan
base is still the UK’s most popular option. Essentially it’s an upholstered box, fitted with castors for mobility or on legs to create space beneath.
Deep divans are often fitted with useful storage drawers.
There are four main types of Divan are used in combination with one of various choices of bed base, such as Divan bed, bedsteads, Adjustable beds
– Sprung edge divans feature a complete open coil or pocket spring unit mounted on a frame. Considered the most luxurious option, they provide even more support across the whole mattress and act like a giant shock absorber, increasing the mattress’s durability.
Solid or Platform Top
– These divans have a rigid, non sprung top panel, often made from hardboard. Beds with these bases are generally firmer, as well as cheaper than beds with sprung bases. Firm Edge – Firm edge divans generally feature a smaller number of larger, heavy duty springs within a rigid, wooden sided frame.
– Flexible slatted divans use laminated soft woods mounted in a frame creating a modest level of springiness from their bowed shape. The tension of some slats can be adjusted to suit individual requirements.
Under bed storage can be useful if space in your home is at a premium. Storage need not affect the comfort or quality of the bed – but it does cost a little more. Under bed storage options in divan bases include:
Drawers are located in one or both sides and/or the foot end. Smaller drawers in the top half of the bed allow for bedside tables.
Access to the interior space via sliding doors on one side or both sides and/or the foot end – mostly on budget models.
divans have a shallow platform top, (usually unsprung) hinged to the rest of the base, which, when lifted, gives access to almost all the under bed area. Hydraulic or tension springs make lifting and replacing safe and easy, even with a heavy mattress on top.
have seen a remarkable revival in popularity in recent years and a vast array of styles is available in wood, metal, plastics, upholstered or any combination of these. To support the mattress, the most common system is wooden slats – either rigid (with no give) or flexible. Other systems include flexible or rigid wire mesh. The :space between slats on most, cheaper, rigid bases is usually wider than on flexible slatted models but it is advisable to ensure the gap is not more than 9-10cm ( approx 3inches ). Wear and tear on a mattress will be greater the wider the gaps. Most manufacturers make their own recommendations for slat spacing to suit their own mattress, so check these before buying as they do vary. It is also possible to have a fully sprung bed base (with the same benefits as a divan) inside. A number of manufacturers make these to order. As many bedsteads are imported or antique they may not conform to current UK standard sizes, so take care to ensure your mattress and bedstead are the same size.
– these are becoming increasingly popular as the bedroom becomes a multi-functional space. As well as reading or having breakfast in bed, people now watch TV from their beds and even work on their laptops. Of course, adjustable beds still offer benefits for a range of medical complaints requiring a raised sleeping position or raised legs or aid getting in and out of bed.
– Bunk beds and cabin beds are a popular option for parents and children. They are fun as well as practical and space-saving.
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