Are there differences in bed frames?

tater1112August 22, 2009

My husband and I are shopping for a new mattress - one of the stores we went to offers just one type of metal frame (which is what I experienced last time I bought a mattress). The other store has 3 different frames available - of course, the salesman wants us to get the most expensive one "because it will give the mattress the support it needs".

Is there any reason to upgrade from the cheap-o frame? Would I do just as well looking for a frame from freecycle? We are changing from a double to a queen, or I would just reuse the frame we already have.

If it matters, we don't have a headboard or anything that needs to attach to the frame.


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There are differences in bed frames, but if your mattress store only offers one choice it's probably perfectly adequate. The main thing to keep in mind when moving from a full size to a queen is that the frame needs to have a center support bar. Also, if you have a choice I would select a frame with glides rather than casters. Casters break. Glides don't.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 3:07PM
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Thanks for sharing information.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2009 at 7:38AM
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