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Does an adjustable base work with this bed? 28 May 2014 09:08 #1

Hello,

I'm interested in purchasing an adjustable bed, but now I'm a little confused as to what the adjustable base is composed of. Is it just a motor powered box similar to a box spring? Or is it an entire frame with legs and everything?

The reason I ask is because I'm interested in buying this bed: www.custommade.com/king-size-bed-frame-with-storage/by/woodcreations4you/

Along with the adjustable base from OMF: www.originalmattress.com/adjustable/overview

But now I'm noticing that it comes with metal legs on that base. At first I assumed the adjustable portion would just be a box spring with a motor and that I could simply place it on any bed I got.

If I got an adjustable base, how does it work with the bed, does it sit on top of the slats or does it go all the way to the ground? Going all the way to the ground would be an issue for me because not only does the bed I want have slats, but it also has drawers underneath.

Are there adjustable bases that do sit on top of slats? Or are they all like the one above with metal legs touching the floor? If the latter is the case then do I need to skip buying the bed and just get the mattress + adjustable base?

Thanks!

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Does an adjustable base work with this bed? 28 May 2014 14:51 #2

Hi kmark,

An adjustable bed is usually a "stand alone" product that has an articulating surface so that the upper and lower parts of the mattress can be raised or lowered into different positions. Many of them also have many other features such as massage that you can feel under the mattress. It would generally be used instead of a platform bed or a bedframe and foundation (or box spring) combination.

Of course you could also remove the slats and center beam in your bedframe and use the adjustable bed inside the side rails and head and footboard of your bedframe so its heavier weight would be supported directly on the floor.

There are also some that can be used without legs directly on the slats of your bedframe as long as the bedframe is strong enough to support the weight of the adjustable bed, your mattress, and the people sleeping on it. A few examples of these are here and the Ergomotion adjustables can all be used on a platform and the Leggett & Platt S-Cape with the DC motor and the Reverie 5D (Deluxe) can apparently also be used directly on a platform bed. There may be others as well that I haven't asked about.

There is more about adjustable beds in post #3 here and the adjustable bed thread that it links to.

Phoenix
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Does an adjustable base work with this bed? 28 May 2014 20:26 #3

Phoenix,

This is great info! I was beginning to think that all adjustable bases are standalone and that it wouldn't work with the bed I'm buying. I like the Axel Bloom adjustables that you posted in the first link, but I'm having trouble finding anyone mentioning any complaints or praises for this base. Have you heard any reviews or have any knowledge about these bases?

This one is very interesting as its made specifically to work with platform beds: www.axelbloom.com/comfort-master.php but its crazy expensive!

The thread you posted here and the links within them are very informative so thanks for that. I feel like adjustable bases are less subjective than mattresses and are mostly an objective purchase where one base is better than the other for most people. If I'm right about this, are there any adjustables that you feel are the de facto bases? Any strong recommendations for a base? What if money was no issue? (It is for me by the way just curious haha)

I'll continue to dig deeper myself through google and this forum, but I'm just glad that you've shown me that it is possible to do what I want so thanks again!

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Does an adjustable base work with this bed? 28 May 2014 21:19 #4

Hi kmark,

I like the Axel Bloom adjustables that you posted in the first link, but I'm having trouble finding anyone mentioning any complaints or praises for this base. Have you heard any reviews or have any knowledge about these bases?


No ... I haven't seen any reviews for them although I have talked with them and they are quite helpful and knowledgeable about their products. You can see a few more comments about them in post #7 here .

This one is very interesting as its made specifically to work with platform beds: www.axelbloom.com/comfort-master.php but its crazy expensive!


Yes ... it certainly is.

The thread you posted here and the links within them are very informative so thanks for that. I feel like adjustable bases are less subjective than mattresses and are mostly an objective purchase where one base is better than the other for most people.


I agree with you here and it's mostly a "features and benefits vs price" comparison. They all perform similar functions although some have a lot more "bells and whistles" and features than others.

Any strong recommendations for a base? What if money was no issue? (It is for me by the way just curious haha)


If money was no issue then I kind of like some of the features of the Roewa Legra here because they are both tension adjustable and position adjustable and have a shoulder section that can be made softer which can sometimes be helpful (although I believe some of the Axelbloom have a softer shoulder section as well). I have no personal experience with any of these though. Other than that I would make a choice based on the features that are most important to you so I don't have any specific recommendations no. When we purchased our adjustable we thought that the massage feature for example was very interesting and liked it but in "real life" we haven't used it nearly as much as we thought we would but others may use it much more than we do.

Phoenix
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