One of the hidden benefits of a Natural Bed Company bed are our sprung beech slats! We use high quality sprung beech slats from France or Germany for all our bed bases: from the Kyoto low bed to the Orchid four-poster.

Our slats are slightly curved and adjust to your body’s profile by flattening out where you exert the most pressure. Usually, this is under your hips and shoulders. Flexibility for added comfort and firm support.

Central Support

Beds with a width of 120cm or more have a strong central support rail running from footboard to headboard; as pictured below. This results in a strong bed frame. Plus, it allows each side of the bed to have its own set of slats.

The beech sprung slats are therefore never over wide. This means there is no undue pressure on the slats. We find that they generally last for years! The centre rail with its separate runs of slats also ensures a couple won’t roll together while asleep. ‘Roll together’ can often result in damage to a mattress and an uncomfortable night’s sleep. As each side has its own set of slats – you can also be sure that when you get out of bed you won’t disturb your partner!

beech sprung slats

Our 90cm (standard single bed) and 180cm (super-king size bed) wide solid wood beds also have a special double-slat system. This allows you to vary the flexibility and firmness of the slats (see image below).

Please note that sprung beech slats are not recommended for a damp or humid environment as they may lose their shape. Do ensure there is plenty of ventilation with this slat system and keep the mattress aired.

Solid Pine Slats

If you have an en-suite bathroom, and are concerned that the steam is not entirely vented away, we suggest ordering our fixed pine slats. These slats span the width of the bed, rather than affixing in two columns. They are fitted over the central support rail for 120cm+ width beds. They also maintain their shape and rigidity even when there is some moisture in the air.

However, solid pine slats do result in a very firm bed. If this is the feel you are looking for you can order fixed pine slats for any bed as an optional extra. Just contact us to request this option.

If you feel you require a fixed pine slat base, but would like a softer feel – please take this in to account when selecting your mattress.

Our beds are all made to order. Each is handmade and individual. We can also supply replacement slats in the future if needed. Just contact us to discuss if you need replacements. We may ask you for some measurements from your bed if needed. This is so we can be sure that your replacement parts are a perfect fit!

Any other questions about our sprung beech slat bases? Just contact us online or call us on 0114 2721984 – we are always happy to help!

6 comments on “Want to know about our Sprung Beech Slats?”

  1. Hello Ann,

    Our bed bases use beech sprung slats as standard. These give a little under pressure, which is beneficial if you turn during the night, or if 2 people use the bed one person could move around and with the slats taking the pressure it wouldn’t disturb the second person.

    Pine slats offer a firmer base, these do not have any give in them. We would recommend pine slats if you prefer a very firm base, if you have a high moisture area such as an en-suite close by (the sprung slats loose their shape when damp) or for a child’s bed (sprung slats do react well to children jumping on the bed).

    If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0114 2721984.

  2. Hi,
    is it possible to order these rubber bands to hold two slats together in order to adjust slats firmness.
    Many thanks

    1. Hello Marcel,

      Our sliders which adjust slat firmness are plastic, and you can order these from us. If you would like to send us an email to [email protected] with how many you need, we can then get a quote for you.

  3. Hello,
    I am buying a solid oak 3ft bed frame and I am undecided whether to go for the frame with ‘fixed’ slats or one with ‘spring’ slats. Your opinion and comments will be much appreciated.

    1. Dear Leonard,

      As standard our beds are supplied with beech sprung slats. The reasons you may want to have pine slats would be… if you wished to have a firmer base, if the bed was going in a damp or humid environment or if the bed was for a child (the sprung slats don’t react well to jumping on the bed). If none of these reasons apply to you, the sprung beech slats would be best. The sprung nature of the slats take some of the pressure from the mattress, and on a 3ft model the firmness of the slats can be adjusted.

      If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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