What are Platform Beds?
There is no box spring with a platform bed. The Kubo (above) is an excellent example of a platform bed. The European platform bed supports a mattress only and is better for your health. The box spring does serve one important purpose. It raises the height of the mattress by an additional 12″. European beds tend to be lower to the floor. European platform beds use orthopedic slats. Orthopedic slats offer better support for your mattress than a box spring. Box springs sag so that you back is not straight while you sleep. This is why many doctors recommend orthopedic slats for patients with back pain. If you want to experiment with the difference in feel between a platform and box spring bed, throw your mattress on the floor and sleep on it. The only difference is that the orthopedic slats are much softer than the floor. They are made of wood slats that are bowed upward resulting in a firm spring. The floor has no spring so the orthopedic slats will be softer but similar in feel to the fl
Platform beds support a single mattress or futon on a slatted top. Usually, platform beds do not have head or footboards, but use simple, elegant lines to create a contemporary style. Other areas of the world, such as Scandinavia, western Europe, and Japan have always preferred platform beds because they give a firmer sleep surface, sit low to the ground, and provide under-the-bed storage capacity ideal for small houses. The slats of a platform bed provide the support usually given by a boxspring mattress. This means you only need to purchase one innerspring or futon mattress, which makes platform beds a less expensive alternative to traditional beds. This also reduces the amount of bedding required, as platform beds do not need bedskirts. With the thickness of only one mattress, these beds reach a lower height. Platform beds establish a modern, minimalist decor in the bedroom. Usually platform beds have four legs, one at each corner, but sometimes they rest on a rectangular box. This
In furniture you often have sub-categories that are a niche or special category unto themselves. These niches often provide a focus within that category of furniture that benefits the user in some unique way and separates itself from other furniture. In this article were going to take a look at platform beds and how they separate themselves from other types of beds.