Which Bed Slats are Better?

by Ammar Asad December 20, 2021 2 min read

Solid & Sprung Slat Difference

Bed Slats - Sprung or Solid

Bed slats: Helpful or harmful?

Support and comfort are at the heart of ensuring a good night’s sleep. An easy way to achieve this is with good quality bed slats that can work together with the mattress to support an individual against back pain and provide greater aeration and freshness to a mattress.

Do I need to have bed slats?

Absolutely! Bed slats are the base of a bed, typically made from strong wood like beech or pine. They run as a series of connected bars along the width of the frame, thereby ensuring there is a support frame underneath the mattress. Without them, your spine has reduced support. There are two types to choose from solid slats or sprung slats.

What are solid slats?

Solid slats are slats that run across the width of your bed without stopping. As they 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

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, giving the bed a bounce or spring-like feel.

Solid slats vs Sprung slats

The value of a particular slatted bed base can be assessed against many factors such as durability, support, suitability, and value for money. Although sprung slats can provide adequate support, solid slats are better for those who require a solid night’s sleep because the pressure of your weight is equally distributed on such a mattress. On the other hand, it can be argued that sprung mattresses are better for those on a budget, leading to more affordable beds and yet solid slats still win against them because they end up being better value for money because they last longer. Solid slats are more suitable for adults and young children alike whereas sprung slats may only appeal to children.


Overall, it is clear to see that the help provided to a bed due to slats is invaluable. Both solid slats and sprung slats are amazing in different ways, however, the reality is solid slats provide greater value to the typical individual who is keen to get an amazing product that will last a long time
Solid slats - They can be the difference between a typical night of tossing and turning to achieve complete relaxation upon waking to in a bed that hasn’t totally sagged in.


All the beds here at Furnitureful are sprung slatted. If after reading this you feel the need to purchase a new bed with sprung slats then check out: https://www.furnitureful.com/collections/beds

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