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 Post subject: Mattress Slats
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:09 pm 
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Please can anyone help me with a question I have. My bed has a platform (hardwood) under the mattress and I was wondering (hoping) that it could be converted into sprung slats? Thank you.

Edited to add, it’s an upholstered bedstead.


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can you post a picture please?

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in general when i make a bed rather than the about 12mmx70mm fast grown slats provided in most beds spaced about every 110mm or so
i use 4x1" planed [95x21mm]at 70-90mm spacings so double or morte support :thumbright:
but very very expensive more than doubling often trippling the material cost

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big-all wrote:
in general when i make a bed rather than the about 12mmx70mm fast grown slats provided in most beds spaced about every 110mm or so
i use 4x1" planed [95x21mm]at 70-90mm spacings so double or morte support :thumbright:
but very very expensive more than doubling often trippling the material cost


Thank you. Do you know if it can be changed from platform to sprung slats?


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can you post a picture please?

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If you mean a picture of under the mattress, I am unable to do that as mattress is very heavy.


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What type of mattress is it? Not all types are well suited for slatted bases.


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What type of mattress is it? Not all types are well suited for slatted bases.


It's a Vi Spring, pocket mattress. I have been told by the retailer that it would be ok for slats. Thanks


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Bimmas wrote:
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What type of mattress is it? Not all types are well suited for slatted bases.


It's a Vi Spring, pocket mattress. I have been told by the retailer that it would be ok for slats. Thanks



Ah ok no problem then. I used to sell beds and every manufacturer is different about they recommend, there is no hard and fast rule even for similar construction methods.



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Hello Bimmas

I'll throw my two penneth in for discussion

I assume its not an upholstered divan but a bed base with upholstered side rails and headboard if so then replacement kits can be purchased but they aren't cheap and you will need to pay someone to fix which will at least double the cost I expect. If you know someone who is handy they may be able to do something cheaper but it doesn't look a simple job to me

https://www.bedslats.co.uk/sprung-bed-s ... -kits.html

If its a case that the mattress is too firm have you thought about a topper mattress with deep pocket bedsheets as an alternative ?
You don't say how long you have had the bed and mattress but it might be simpler to change either one or both and give the old one to charity if you aren't comfortable on it

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boxedin wrote:
Hello Bimma

I'll throw my two penneth in for discussion

I assume its not an upholstered divan but a bed base with upholstered side rails and headboard if so then replacement kits can be purchased but they aren't cheap and you will need to pay someone to fix which will at least double the cost I expect. If you know someone who is handy they may be able to do something cheaper but it doesn't look a simple job to me

https://www.bedslats.co.uk/sprung-bed-slats-and-accessories/sprung-bed-slat-kits/double-row-kits.html

If its a case that the mattress is too firm have you thought about a topper mattress with deep pocket bedsheets as an alternative ?
You don't say how long you have had the bed and mattress but it might be simpler to change either one or both and give the old one to charity if you aren't comfortable on it

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Boxein I cannot find my reply to you. It is as you suggest a headboard with side frames. The soft mattress is too firm with the board underneath, it is making it at least a medium feel. The bed and mattress are fairly new. Have tried the topper route but that didn't work possibly because there is no give in the bed.


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Base related
1 Will the board/ply sheet under the mattress remove and can it be cut down into slats and refitted to provide a bit more give (probably not but might if its ply ) may need a centre rail fitting as well and is unlikely to be a true sprung frame but possibly the cheapest option

2 If it can be removed then you could price up a kit and ask a joiner/handyman to quote for taking the board off and replacing with the kit similar to website

3. Buy a new bed base with a sprung frame

Above need to be costed

Mattress related
1 What is the cost of swopping the mattress for a softer one, do you have a use for the surplus bed/mattress eg spare bedroom, give away to family friends, sell on ebay, gumtree

Some quite good background info here
https://johnryanbydesign.co.uk/understanding-beds/

DWD, Big All and Rorschach will know better than me about the practicalities of some of above


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Bimmas.

My opinion is that even replacing a solid base with a slatted one will make a minimal difference.

I see that you have tried "mattress toppers" Have you tried memory foam toppers?

You may find that a thicker topper may help. minimum 5 cm http://www.argos.co.uk/search/memory-fo ... /type:dym/

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Bimmas.

My opinion is that even replacing a solid base with a slatted one will make a minimal difference.

I see that you have tried "mattress toppers" Have you tried memory foam toppers?

You may find that a thicker topper may help. minimum 5 cm http://www.argos.co.uk/search/memory-foam-mattress-topper/category:37924727/customer-rating:4-or-more/opt/type:dym/


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Bimmas.

My opinion is that even replacing a solid base with a slatted one will make a minimal difference.

I see that you have tried "mattress toppers" Have you tried memory foam toppers?

You may find that a thicker topper may help. minimum 5 cm http://www.argos.co.uk/search/memory-foam-mattress-topper/category:37924727/customer-rating:4-or-more/opt/type:dym/



Thank you for taking the time to reply.

I have tried memory foam topper but it made my back ache. I have a sprung slatted base on a bed in my guest room which is very comfortable but I like my new bed very much so am reluctant to swap it.


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