You know when the washing machine needs replacing because it breaks. You know when a light bulb needs replacing because it stops working. But it’s not as easy to know how often you should replace a bed frame.
Here are a few signs to look out for that indicate it might be time to find a new one.
Signs You Need a New Bed Frame
Creaks are annoying when we’re trying to get to sleep, but over time, we come to accept them and get used to them.
But we shouldn’t settle for a bed frame that’s creaking and groaning whenever we use it. Creaks are usually the first sign that a bed frame’s condition has suffered and might need replacing.
The Mattress Doesn’t Sit Right
Does it feel like you’re sinking when you lie on your mattress? For the perfect night’s sleep, our mattresses need to support our bodies.
If they sink, then they’re not doing what they’re supposed to. This isn’t actually a problem with your mattress, it’s your bed frame. The wooden slats might be bending or have broken - which mean it's time for a new bed frame.
If there are cracks or splits in the wood, then you need to find a replacement. It might only look like a few tiny splits but it shows that the wood isn’t good quality and could even lead to the whole bed collapsing.
We don’t always look at the slats on our beds or the underneath of the frame so it can be difficult to know if there are any splits. Try and regularly check the health of the wood and make note of any cracks.
Bent Screws or Other Hardware Issues
If any of the fixings on the frame are bent, missing, loose or twisted, then it’s a sign that your bed frame is showing general wear and tear.
After long periods of use, some frames will start to show issues with their fixings. If you spot something that’s come loose or is missing, then don’t ignore it. Fixing it quickly can stop more serious problems from developing.
But, if the fixtures are set into the frame itself, then you won’t be able to replace them and you’ll need to buy a new frame.
A Bad Night’s Sleep
One of the reasons you might not be enjoying a good night’s sleep could be the bed frame. The most obvious cause of a restless night is your mattress but if you’re confident that it’s the right one for you, then the problems could lie with the frame itself.
No one wants to feel tired in the morning and you should take all steps possible to make sure you have the rest you need to tackle the day. If you’ve already tried changing the mattress, then the next step is to replace the frame.
You’ve Just Bought a New Mattress
If you’ve just invested in a new mattress but you aren’t 100 percent satisfied with the results, think about whether the frame is causing the problem before you send it back. Different mattresses fit different bed types so it could be that they aren’t a good fit.
Many manufacturers create mattresses and frames that are bespoke sizes. So, you might find they don’t fit well, especially if you have a mattress from one manufacturer and a frame from another.
We’ve already covered general wear and tear as well as split wood, but it’s also important to monitor the slats on the frame. Your bed could have bent slats even if your mattress hasn’t started to bend.
If they’re bent, broken or have started to bow, then they’ll need to be replaced immediately.
What to do Next
If your bed frame is starting to show any of these signs, then it’s time to look for a new one. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t have to be looking that often. If you’ve had to find a new frame for a bed that’s only a year or so old, then it’s poor quality.
But how do you know a good frame from a bad one and how do you know which manufacturers create beds that are built to last?
Buy from Revival Beds and it’ll be the last time you buy a frame for a while. The quality timbers and exquisite craftsmanship mean that your bed frame will be in perfect condition for years and years to come.
Choose Your Revival Bed
If you need to find a bed that’s durable, sophisticated and one that gives you a tranquil night’s sleep, then Revival Beds is for you.
Every single one of our handcrafted wooden beds is created from the very best raw materials. They’re built for a lifetime and we’ll only give it our stamp of approval if we’re completely happy with its design, strength and stability.
To take a closer look at our stunning range of beds, download our digital brochure today. It’s filled with beds that suit all styles and needs, so you’re sure to find the perfect one to suit you.
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