Our beds are fitted as standard with sprung beech slats which add to their comfort and increase the lifespan of a mattress. The slats are steam curved from 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 special 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 with plastic end caps as provided.
When not in use the 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.
Once or twice a year we’ll have a customer who prefers a firmer base – that’s not a problem. We can simply fit fixed pine slats instead.
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Single beds have one set of slats that span the width of the bed frame. Larger bed sizes have a centre rail which means that each side of the bed has its own set of slats giving independent suspension. This ensures two occupants won’t roll together… nor 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.
Sprung beech slats should not be used in a damp environment as they will lose their shape. If you are worried about humidity or damp in your bedroom, do ensure there is plenty of ventilation and the mattress is kept aired. Consider fixed pine slats if you have an en-suite bathroom.
There may be occasions when fixed pine slats are required e.g. for bases over 180cm wide, or you prefer a very firm bed. Please contact us for prices.