The Furnitureful guide to metal bed frames

Maybe you’re in need of a good old-fashioned metal bed frame. Or any bed frame. Or maybe you’re not even certain what a bed frame is. Regardless of your needs or knowledge here at Furnitureful we’ve decided to create this guide on metal bed frames to help you understand what they are as well as their pros and cons. Metal bed frames are rising in popularity across the globe and you as our readers deserve to understand the hype around them and whether or not you should jump onto the mental-frame bandwagon too. Who knows - maybe after reading this blog you’ll be keen to buy one! So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

What is a bed frame?

A bed frame, also known as a bedstead is a frame that is made to support the bed’s base, where the mattress will lie. They can also help ensure that the mattress will not slide around. Additionally, bed frames are typically made from wood or metal.

What is a metal bed frame?

A metal bed frame (our focus for today!) is a bed frame made from metal and is especially ideal for beds where more weight support is needed. For example, metal bed frames are common for bunk beds where the weight or of more than one person needs to be supported.

Pros of a metal bed frame

  • Cheaper - plenty of metal bed frames can end up being significantly cheaper than, say, wooden ones
  • Durability - metal bed frames are highly likely to outlast nearly all other types of bed frames

Cons of a metal bed frame

  • Negative health effects - metal bed frames can actually increase your exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and pollution
  • They can have a horrible squeaking problem - with metal on metal joints it can be pretty normal for metal bed frames to cause quite a bit of noise, a problem you won’t really have to deal with when it comes to wooden bed frames 

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