Why you should not use these bed frames

Why you are using the wrong bed frame

Every now and again we see issues develop in mattresses whereby an improper base or bed frame was used and the mattress has sagged due to inadequate support for the mattress.

Mattress manufacture minimum bed base / bed frame requirements for mattresses.

You must use:

Manufacturer certified foundation bed base


If using a bed frame:


Should have at least 13 slats

Slats must be no more than 10cm apart

Slats must be at least 6cm wide.


Using an incorrect bed frame will

Cause your mattress to dip or sag

Will cause sleepers to roll into each other on the bed.


Below are what bed frame types NOT to use.

Why you shouldn’t use a mattress on a bed frame

Why you shouldn’t use a mattress on a bed frame (most of the time)

Over the years we have seem numerous counts of damage and excessive wear to the mattress due to an improperly design bed frame or a bed frame with insufficient support for the mattress.

Mattresses have inbuilt support for the person sleeping, but also need support themselves. In general a mattress will reflect the underlying surface that it is placed on – meaning if the surface underneath has big gaps or is not flat (like bed frames with posture slats) then over time the mattress will reflect the gaps underneath or curve/dip to reflect the surface underneath. This means the user will feel a dip or sagging in certain parts and excessive softness in regions where the mattress springs may fall through the gaps between the slats.

What kind of bed frame should I choose?

Generally speaking you should choose a bed frame with solid flat slats that have slats that are at least 6cm thick with no more than 8cm gap between them. The slats should be properly secured to the bed frame and should not move when pushed with your hands. The slats should also not bend or buckle by applying pressure with two fingers. We only recommend using a mattress manufacturer recommend style of bed base on your mattress such as the SlumberSense Ensemble Bed Base or the Boston Bed Base Range.

Using an improper bed base or foundation (normally an American word for bed base) will most likely void your mattress warranty.

Below is an example of a SlumberSense Bed Base with a proper mattress support system.

What is the worst kind of bed frame style?

Mesh or metal slat bed frames or flat pack bed frames that come in one tiny box. These are the worst by far and come with support bars/slats that are barely over 1-2cm thick. When mattress springs are 4-6cm in diameter, you ask yourself how something only 1cm thick can support a springn unit that is 6cm wide? All that will happen is the bending of the innerspring support unit of the mattress and eventually the springs will pop through the mattress. Below is an example of a pocket spring unit system. As you can see the spring in this case are held together by woven pockets. If there isn’t adequate spring support, then the springs will merely pop out of the pockets and ruin your mattress. THIS IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY. A lot of people purchasing over the internet put their $600-800 mattress on a $200 ebay or amazon bed frame – this is an absolutely terrible idea most of the time as many cheaper bed frames do not offer adequate support for your mattress.


Can I just put my mattress directly on the floor?




In the short term whilst you’re waiting for your bed frame delivery yes, but no longer than 2-3 weeks. Mattresses end up holding a lot of moisture while you sleep. A proper bed base allows a mattress to breath by allowing air to circulate underneath via the bed bases ventilation system. By placing your mattress directly on the floor this will prevent any moisture from escaping and your mattress to start to grow mould. This will void your warranty.

Mulgrave Mattresses

Mulgrave Mattresses

Mattresses Mulgrave

Get fast free delivery in queen size and double size mattresses to Mulgrave. Come visit our store near Mulgrave in Springvale on Springvale Road or order online for quick delivery.

We stock innerspring mattresses and pocket spring mattresses. Latex mattresses and also memory foam pressure relieving mattresses.


Glen Waverley Mattresses

Glen Waverley Mattresses

Mattresses Glen Waverley Melbourne

Premium and best priced mattresses are now available for delivery to Glen Waverley. Come visit our store in Springvale or get free* fast delivery to Glen Waverley.

We make pocketspring and bonnell spring mattresses. Memory foam and also latex. There has been a big trend for memory foam mattresses in the past year as more and more people opt for pressure relieving and reduced partner disturbance mattresses.

As the memory foam manufacturers have improved their capabilities we have found more and more people are adopting this premium material for their sleep.

Fast Express Flexible Mattress deliveries to these Melbourne Suburbs

Melbourne Express Mattresses

If you reside in any of the below suburbs, if your item is in stock we are generally able to get your delivery to you same day or next business day.

Please give a call to see if we have vehicles available.

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Essendon West
Gladstone Park
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Keilor Park
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Pascoe Vale South
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Mattress deliveries to Rye, Rosebud, Dromana, Sorrento

Mornington, Rosebud, Safety Beach, Dromana, Rye, Sorrento, Blairgowrie, Portsea Mattresses

Our last round of mattress deliveries to the peninsula will be Tuesday 22/12/2020 subject to availability

Deliveries are ground floor only with 1 driver. No upstairs deliveries are available.

Please see below for rates:

3930 mount eliza $80.00
3934 mount martha $80.00
3912 somerville $80.00
3931 mornington $80.00
3977 cranbourne $80.00
3939 rosebud $125.00
3936 safety beach $125.00
3936 dromana $125.00
3941 rye $125.00
3943 sorrento $150.00
3942 blairgowrie $150.00
3944 portsea $150.00

Black Friday Mattress Sale

Black Friday Sale

2021 Black Friday Mattress Sale

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We have specials across all mattress types and sizes. Sale on until December 4 Friday end of Cyber Monday week.

Get up to 65% of all clearance mattresses, up to 50% off selected mattress and up to 20% off selected bed frames.

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Foam Mattresses

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