Adjustable platform bed is a solid foundation made of wood, replacing the traditional metal bed frame. The platform is usually supported by four legs and can be open or can have drawers placed under the lower edge of the platform. Platform beds are a favorite choice because they offer an appealing look that many people prefer the more traditional style beds. But more than just appearance attracts people to the platform bed.
No Box Spring needed
One reason to have an adjustable platform bed is purely economic. You will never have to invest in a box spring back. Box springs are designed to provide support for the mattress, but a platform eliminates the need for additional support because it is a solid piece, as opposed to the open frame design of traditional beds. This solid platform prevents the mattress from succumbing under the weight of the sleeper or simply falls through to the floor.
Adjustable platform bed sits low to the ground and can still require a box spring for those who prefer to sleep closer to the floor than some other beds allow. But modern mattresses tend to be much thicker and can be as thick as 22 inches or more in some models. Dealing with a mattress as thick will actually take the bed back to a known height on one platform without a box spring. Since many of the best mattresses are thicker models, the platform will allow consumers to buy the best and still keep the beds at normal height.