Mattress Only Foundation
The first thing to know is platform beds are designed for a mattress only as they already have a built-in foundation consisting of either a slat support system or solid panel system. This means you can discard your existing box spring or you can shop mattress only options and save hundreds on an unnecessary box spring. Most importantly box springs don't always fit around tight corners, platform beds do.
The second thing is that modern platform beds offer space saving designs. It's because the rails for platform beds are set higher at where you'd normally find the top surface of a box spring. This provides ample space beneath the bed for integrated or independent storage drawers that can make use of this extra space since there is no box spring in the way. In smaller rooms where dressers and chests just don't fit a platform bed with drawers is the perfect solution.
Clean Open Look
Lastly platform beds are designed to have a more open and less cluttered look than traditional styles. The reason for this is that while most beds use a metal frame on the floor with the boxspring and mattress on top, platform beds instead use an integrated footboard and rail system that allows for a more cleaner and uniform look all around the bed into the headboard. This also leaves space beneath the bed which creates a clean crisp open appearance.
"Why shop at PlatformBeds.com?"
We are more than just an e-commerce store, we are a "click and mortar" store. This means that we have a physical store front located in Davenport Iowa (see our address above) where you can walk in and browse our North American & European bedroom furniture products in person. However we also have a web presence that allows customers out of our area to shop our products online and order them out of state. We've been in business since 1990, have been online since 1998 and have helped thousands of customers find the perfect platform bed for their home. Don't forget our store offers free shipping on everything!
PlatformBeds.com has it's own showroom, it's own warehouse and a unique blend of products from top American & European manufacturers. Through the years we've had the majority of products you see on our website in the showroom at one time or another in a variety of styles, finishes and sizes from all of the manufacturers listed. Our salespeople have experience in working with these products directly in person and also in assembling the many platform bed styles you see. This provides a great resource to our customers shopping for a new bed. We invite you to stop into our store or browse our selection online. Feel free to contact us with any questions toll-free at 888-717-7908.