LEARN THE ADVANTAGES OF THE FLOATING BED DESIGN
"Summer in the world;
floating on the waves
of the lake."
~ Matsuo Bashō
There are a lot of advantages to the platform bed design over traditional beds. Many of our platform beds use a solid wood slat system that supports the mattress and eliminates the need for a box spring. This allows air to circulate up through the slats and sets up a circulating air exchange in the mattress. This cuts down on allergens, dust mites and mold which creates a healthier sleeping environment. Other platform beds use a flat piece of wood for the mattress support, again eliminating the foundation or box spring requirement. Another advantage is that the platform style of construction allows for a more modern, simple, and low profile look, making the furniture the center of attention instead of the natural latex mattress.
The Floating Look
This is done not by sleight of hand or a Las Vegas magic trick but by placing the bed frame on a recessed pedestal base or recessed leg structure. This provides plenty of stability for the bed, equal to or greater than a traditional bed frame. When combined with a contemporary design theme, and a low profile bed frame and headboard the overall look is appealing and helps create a clean uncluttered appearance.