If you're looking at buying a latex mattress you should put a little thought into the surface on which you're putting the mattress. Are you planning on putting your new mattress on an old base? This might work if you have a good base, but be aware that if your old base sags then the mattress will too. Even the highest quality mattress will be affected by the base which you put it on. In other words, a good base will make the mattress perform better, while a bad base will make the mattress perform worse.
What is an adjustable slatted bed base?
A slatted bed base is a base made of horizontal slats which have a slight upward curve for natural springiness. The slats are usually made of beech and are embedded in the frame.
An adjustable slatted bed base is much better for you than a regular slatted bed base. It can be used as a stand-alone or mounted on top of a bed frame. The adjustability refers to the ability to change the level of springiness for a softer, medium or firmer feel in some or all of the slats. This adjustability is usually achieved by means of sliding a small bracket along the slat to the desired spot. Thus one slat can be adjusted to feel softer or firmer than another slat. It is typically the slats in the lumbar zone which can be adjusted, while the others remain at an average springiness setting.
The reason an adjustable slatted bed base is considered a superior sleep option is because of the ability of the slats to 'take the strain' off the mattress. Such a bed base offers natural springiness to complement your mattress, and results in unparalleled comfort for you.
This European sleeping system is made to naturally contour to your body shape. Benefits:
- Natural spinal alignment
- Excellent back support
- Even body pressure distribution
- Superior comfort
Benefits of using an adjustable slatted bed base with a latex mattress
- when you put a latex mattress on top of an adjustable slatted bed base, you have the ideal sleep system
for comfort. It is so relaxing that you will wonder why you never tried it before.
The natural bounciness of the slatted bed base will make your latex mattress feel even more amazing. Indeed, many with back pain
or other musculoskeletal issues find this combination of mattress and base to be the most ideal for them.
Air flow - an adjustable slatted bed base allows for proper airflow under your mattress, unlike flat surface bases. This is an important advantage for any mattress, but especially so for latex mattresses. Since latex mattresses have a lot of pinholes stamped into them to allow excellent airflow, having adjustable slats allow for better ventilation. The slats in a
slatted bed base also allow the mattress pinholes to do the job of keeping your latex mattress comfortably cool all the time, providing you with comfort all night long. Conversely, if the same mattress is placed on top of a flat surface, your latex mattress will lose a good portion of its ventilation.
Warranty - did you know that some latex mattresses are designed to 'go with' certain bed bases for improved comfort and durability? This allows the customer to have the perfect sleeping system. Because of this, most warranties for latex mattresses will not cover any problems caused by a different base. By the same token, damage to a new bed base from an existing mattress is also not covered in most bed warranties.
Therefore, in terms of getting the most value out of your warranty, it can be a great idea to buy a new product-matched base with a latex mattress.
- an adjustable slatted bed base is highly durable. If you're buying a new mattress
, consider getting a new base to go with the mattress, so that you won't have to be bothered halfway during the mattress cycle by discomfort from your old bed base. If you buy both at once, you have the satisfaction of knowing you have highly durable products that will last you for many years to come.
Natural origin of product - if you enjoy products of natural origin without harmful chemicals, then you'll love an adjustable slatted bed base made from beech wood.
Why an adjustable slatted bed base is the ideal companion for a latex mattress
Since comfort is what you're seeking in a new mattress purchase, why not add further to that comfort by seeking the best bed base to go with it? Some bedding stores may even offer a special package deal or price if you get both the latex mattress and an adjustable bed base together instead of buying them separately. And in purchasing an adjustable slatted bed base, you'll reap additional benefits beyond your increased comfort. Examples of these are: proper air flow for hygiene and coolness, obtaining added value from your warranty, and having a longer-lasting and all-natural sleeping system. Your sleep and comfort are well worth the extra cost.