I was reading the WSJ style section and found an article on Platform beds. This reminded me how platforms have gained in popularity over the past few years due to new styles and changes in mattress technology. "The Twilight Saga" movie has helped propel the concept of platforms to a new level with Bella and Edward's romantic interlude on a 4 poster platform bed. Their version of a platform bed sells for about $4,400 dollars. Remember the family from Twilight was extremely wealthy. Ours are much less expensive. Queen sizes beginning at $319 and going up to maybe $900.
If you've never looked at a platform bed you should consider the wide variety and styles available today. With a platform bed the mattress sits on very close together slats or a solid base and requires only a mattress. No longer do they have to be super contemporary or sit on the floor. They do save space and give a sleeker look even with more looks. Many platform beds have under drawers that can be added for extra storage.
Platform beds provide a perfect fit to the newer no spring mattresses. Mattresses that don't have springs like memory foam and latex don't require box springs underneath but need a firm surface to sit on. Some hybrid innersprings work well with platforms also. Most stores do not want to sell just mattress and won't give warranties without the purchase of a box foundation. At the futon store we understand what goes together with a platform bed and can advise you on the right combination to fit your needs.
"People who have spinal or herniated discs might prefer a platform bed for extra support and stability ", according to Marta Maczaj, co-director of the sleep disorder center at St Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Those with conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis might like a mattress on their bed that's a little softer.
The futon store has a large selection of well-priced solid wood platform beds and mattress that work together with the beds. Visit us today to see our large selection of platform beds and Serta mattresses.