Our beds are fitted as standard with sprung beech slats, They add to the comfort and increase the lifespan of a mattress. The slats are steam curved and laminated Beech, and when you lay on the mattress they flatten to adjust to your profile. Most of the flattening takes place under your hips and shoulders to give a gentle support of particular benefit to anyone with tenderness in those areas. Sprung slats are very successful at giving good back support.
The slats are easily fitted to the bed base using the plastic end-caps provided.
When not in use slats spring back to their original shape.
Sprung slats do some of the work of the mattress and so can help to increase its lifespan. We’ve used sprung beech slats on our beds for over 30 years with great feedback from our customers.
Occasionally we’ll have a customer who prefers a firmer base – that’s not a problem. We can simply fit fixed pine slats instead. Please contact us for further information.
Single beds have one set of slats that span the width of the bed frame. Larger bed sizes have a central rail meaning that each side of the bed has its own set of slats giving independent suspension. This ensures two occupants won’t roll together or disturb their partner when getting out of bed.
90cm and 180cm wide beds have a special double slat system which allows you to vary the flexibility and firmness of the slats. You can see this system pictured below. By moving the extra sliders, acting on the double slats, you can vary the firmness of these slats. Not all the slats have this, just those that take the majority of the body’s weight (i.e they aren’t needed under your head or lower legs!)
Read more on our blogs: Want to know more about Sprung Beech Slats and Will Sprung Slats increase the life of my Mattress?
Sprung beech slats should not be used in a damp environment as they can lose their shape. If you are worried about humidity, or damp in your bedroom, for example due to an en-suite bathroom, consider adding fixed pine slats. Do also ensure there is plenty of ventilation and that the mattress is kept aired.
There may be other occasions when fixed pine slats are required e.g. for bases over 180cm wide, or if you prefer a very firm bed. If this is the case, please contact us for prices and to discuss.