Which one better? Bed Frames vs Foundation Bases
Ever wonder what’s better for your new favourite mattress? Is a bed frame better? Or a foundation base better?
Today I will break down the pros and cons for both of them.
Bed Frames are also referred to as platform beds. It often comes with a head and footboard, with many wooden slats running from side to side, preferably no more than 8cm apart. When using a platform bed, your sleep surface will often be lower to the ground than it would be on a foundation base.
Bed Frames are common in the market, and they are easy to find too.
- They look good in the room! There are tons of styles and options in the market to suit your preference.
- You will have a bedhead to lean on for reading.
- More accessible to transport, they can be taken apart in pieces when moving.
- Some bed frames have storage option e.g. extra drawers
- They required assembling and also required dissembling for moving.
- Weight distribution tends to be less effective comparing to the foundation base.
- Difficult to change your bedding. Mattresses sometimes could sit into the bed frame. If you have a heavy mattress, it is difficult to lift the mattress and change your sheets and linens.
- Difficult to move once it is assembled
Foundation Base (The Ensemble)
We called the foundation base “the ensemble.”
It is a “box” but provides a flat, rigid surface.
An ensemble base is typically made out of wood, with many wooden slats running from side to side like a platform bed.
- Your bed will be higher. If you prefer a tall bed, this can be a good option for you.
- It gives your mattress a more sturdy foundation and absorbs shock from abnormal movements.
- Take less room in the room (ideal for minimalists or individuals who required more walking space around the bed)
- Easy to transport, required no assembling or disassembling.
- Even weight distribution prevents the mattress from sagging, improving the lifespan of your bed.
- Cost-effective, they are generally cheaper than a bed frame.
- They are less stylish than platform beds. It is a “box” under the mattress.
- Foundations could be too firm as it does not allow any give in the material.
- It might cost more to transport as it can be bulky and heavy at times.
So which one is better? A Bed Frame or a foundation Base?
Well, the only person who can decide is you.
We will have different preferences and needs so you might prefer this and others prefer that.
Always check with a trusted consultant while choosing your new mattress and bed.
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