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Can a bad (scarcely set) bed base distort a bonnell based mattress? 18 Apr 2015 05:02 #1

Hi all.,

I would really appreciate your help on this matter, since I cannot find the information on my particular question online. So I have bought the bonnell based mattress in this category of products (not exactly this one; in my country there are few of them in the product line so mine is more expensive) www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10244465/#/40244478 .

I need a mattress for year, year and a half so I wanted to avoid bigger investment. The potential problem I am facing is my bed base which is really scarcely made: the gap between the slides is around 10 cm. By the looks of it I would say that his was made by some carpenter or so (I am renting the place so I don't know). It is a pretty thick wood, but I am wondering can the gaps between the slides distort my mattress and should I go shopping for bed base to?


Thank you a lot

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Can a bad (scarcely set) bed base distort a bonnell based mattress? 18 Apr 2015 07:40 #2

Depending upon the Bonnell spring being used the 4" gap could be a little wider than preferred. 3" would be better. Personally, if I were in your situation with the parameters you described, I would place a thinner sheet of plywood on top of the slat network. This would be less expensive that purchasing a foundation and would be a simple solution. I know the base wouldn't be as breathable but for your timeframe it would be a simple fix. You may get some other ideas from other forum members as well.
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Can a bad (scarcely set) bed base distort a bonnell based mattress? 18 Apr 2015 10:04 #3

Hi Zlaja,

I would say "ditto" to Jeff's comments and suggestion about the plywood.

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Can a bad (scarcely set) bed base distort a bonnell based mattress? 18 Apr 2015 11:15 #4

Thanks, I will try to find a big plywood then! Until I do, should I put the mattress on the floor or on the existing bed base?


Thank you!

Zlaja

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Can a bad (scarcely set) bed base distort a bonnell based mattress? 18 Apr 2015 12:21 #5

Hi Zlaja,

I don't know the specifics of your mattress or your bed base but for the few days that it will take you to buy some plywood I would probably put your mattress on the floor just out of caution.

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Can a bad (scarcely set) bed base distort a bonnell based mattress? 19 Apr 2015 11:34 #6

Thank you both. I ended up buying new slats since they were so cheap (20 dollars) and are officially recommended for my mattress.

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Can a bad (scarcely set) bed base distort a bonnell based mattress? 19 Apr 2015 13:47 #7

Hi Zlaja,

Replacing the slats or adding to the slats you have so that you have a support system with more surface area and less distance between the slats certainly makes sense as well and would also be more breathable than a solid surface support system (see post #10 here ).

Thanks for letting us know what you ended up deciding.

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