Does a bed need bed slats?

Bed slats can be seen as a fundamental to every bed and a building block to having a solid night’s sleep. And yet, many people overlook them when trying to find their perfect bed. This is because it is easy to get caught up in size and quality and not consider how bed slats are the backbone to ensuring your sleeping experience occurs as soundly and possible.Therefore, here at Furnitureful we've decided to create this blog all about beds slats, what they, the different types there are as well their importance to the structure and comfort of a bed. So, without further ado let’s get into it!

What are bed slats?

Bed slats form the support of your bed base and are placed below your mattress. Bed slats are rows of wood that run across the base of your bed and help support your mattress. They can be made from a variety of materials such as oak and pine or even metal in more modern beds such as bunk beds.

What are solid slats?

Solid slats are usually made from harder wood, they create a firmer sleeping experience ideal for all ages. Additionally, they are more durable in contrast to sprung slats which are usually made from cheaper woods such as pine.

What are sprung slats?

Sprung slats, on the other hand, provide a more cushioned experience. They are similar to springs in that they bend and arch upwards which act as a form of shock absorption for the mattress.

What are the key advantages of bed slats as well as any disadvantages?

Some of the key advantages of bed slats are that they work together alongside your mattress to make your sleeping experience truly comfortable. Additionally, they help keep your mattress upright and don't allow it to sag. On the other hand, bed slats, especially solid slats can cause your mattress to wear out rather quickly.

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