What is a platform bed mattress? Where do I find one? Without a foundation do I still have a warranty?
In order to explain platform bed mattresses you need to know about platform beds. Platform beds only require a mattress not a foundation or box spring. A well made platform bed has either a solid base or wooden slats that will support a good mattress alone. If you have good middle support for your mattress you will still have a standard warranry. Foam or latex mattresses or hybrid innersprings work best with platform beds. Another alternative is a good thick futon mattress.
Platform beds can be wood or metal or a combination. They are typically found at a futon store or contemporary furniture store.
Many stores advertise beds that look like platforms but are larger in scale and require a foundation and mattress. Most regular furniture stores do not sell or understand what these beds look like or how they are made. Platform beds are stream lined and simple in design. They work well in smaller bedrooms or where you want an uncluttered look. They are easy to move so work well in a household that moves a lot.
When buying a mattress for a platform bed you want one that works well with the look of the bed. Keep the mattress thinner rather than higher. An 8-11 inch mattress works best because it is in keeping with the lines of a platform bed. Look for foam, memory foam or iComfort beds. Large pillowtop mattresses look ridiculous on a low bed so keep that in mind when you go shopping.
Platform beds work well in any bedroom and usually have complimentary chests, dressers and night stands to match. They are available in unfinished or stained and painted woods at all different price points. So if you love the look you can find something that will work for you.