Which Bed Frame Is Closest To The Ground?

by Dylan Bowen April 25, 2022 2 min read

Which bed frame is closest to the ground? 

A platform bed is the bed frame that is closest to the ground. These bed frames generally are always closest to the ground and come with a sturdy or slatted surface.  Platform beds do not need a box spring or any other base layer except if you would like the additional height, they add to the bed frame. A platform bed is any type of bed frame is that is able to support the mattress on it owns. 

As platform beds do not require box springs, they are ready to use soon as you have purchased them. More old-fashioned types of bed frames such as four-poster beds or canopy beds require a mattress base and even may need a box spring to also go with it. Platform beds are rather modern and come in a range of styles, from streamlined to upholstered. A handful of platform beds also come with storage compartments which make them ideal for small bedrooms. 

There are three types of platform beds:

  • Solid platform beds- These bed frames come with a strong foundation which is made out of wood, metal, or plastic,
  • Slatted platform beds- These bed frames have slats, which are made from wood, metal or plastic and are used as the foundation of the bed. 
  • Metal platform beds- These bed frames are created from iron or steel, and they use a metal grid and support the wires that are at the bottom. 
  • Advantages and disadvantages of platform beds:

    Advantages-

  • Generally, platform beds do come with built in storage compartments 
  • Platform beds come in a range of styles, colours and designs which makes them perfect for everyone as they are customisable and can fit anyone’s desired style. 
  • Platform beds do not need a box spring or a base and can be used straight after purchasing.
  • Platform beds are compatible with all the mattress types and sizes which is perfect because you do not need to purchase a new mattress just because you have bought a platform bed, your current mattress will work just fine.
  • These bed frames are a lot stronger and sturdier than other bed frames.
  • Disadvantages-

  • As platform beds have a lower profile and are closer to the ground this can make it increasingly difficult to get out of bed.
  • These bed frames tend to heavier and more difficult to move around.
  • No storage spaces. This is because bed that are closer to the ground do not offer any storage space. 
  • Is known to be to firm for some individuals. 



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