A Serta-brand mattress can be an excellent long-term investment. A quality mattress, if taken care of properly, can last several years and provide comfortable sleep and a better feeling throughout the next day. Because modern mattresses can be bulkier and heavier than their less-padded older counterparts, it’s important to have the proper equipment around them. For a new Serta mattress, this means knowing what type of bed frame is best to support the mattress for years to come.
Proper Bed Frame
Bed frames can come in as many styles, sizes and materials as the mattresses they support. If you are the owner of a Serta queen-size mattress, there are certain things you need to make sure your bed frame has to ensure that the mattress is well-supported and will provide the most comfort possible. Because of the weight of the Serta mattress, you should be sure to use a metal bed frame. Most modern bed frames are in fact constructed of metal because very few mattresses these days are lightweight enough for any other material to hold them. Even if you have wood furniture or a more ornate wooden bed, chances are it has an option to use a metal bed frame inside the more decorative wooden outer layer.
In addition, the queen-size mattress needs to be supported across the middle with a crossbar. Simply having a boxed metal frame will not be enough to support the full weight and size of a queen Serta mattress. The frame will need at least one bar extended across the center underneath the mattress to support the weight in the middle. This will ensure that the mattress stays flat on the frame even as you shift around during sleep. Failure to properly support the mattress across the middle like this will eventually lead to the mattress sagging and presenting and uneven sleep surface.
Most modern bed frames feature a crossing support bar that you can elect to use or not depending on the size of the mattress. Definitely make use of it, bolting it securely across as close to the center as the frame allows. This support bar also needs to be held with a leg underneath for stability. This will most likely be in the form of a post that either extends directly to the floor or is attached to a caster wheel similar to the other corners of the bed frame. Simply supporting the mattress with a crossbar will provide extra stability, but this stabilizing leg underneath the crossbar will ensure that the bar doesn’t bend under weight or shift any, and it will only give further strength and stability to the entire bed. For a queen-sized Serta, a single leg in the center of the crossbar should be sufficient.
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