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Should centre supports reach the floor in a queen platform bed?
Feb. 28, 2023

Having center supports that touch the floor in a platform bed is important for several reasons:

  1. Improved Stability: Center supports that touch the floor can help to improve the overall stability of the platform bed. (True) Without center supports, the bed may wobble or sway (these issues come more from improper cross supports and poorly made side rails. There are high quality Canadian made platform beds and bunk beds that do not require centre supports, but not many). which can be uncomfortable and potentially unsafe.
  2. Even Weight Distribution: Center supports that touch the floor can help to evenly distribute the weight of the mattress and the sleeper(s) across the bed frame. This can help to prevent sagging, which can reduce the lifespan of the mattress and lead to discomfort during sleep. (All true)
  3. Enhanced Mattress Support: A platform bed with center supports that touch the floor can provide better support for the mattress. This can help to promote proper alignment of the spine during sleep, which can reduce the risk of back pain and other discomforts. (Importantly you will often not have a warranty on your queen size mattress if it is judged that your centre support was not strong enough and this contributed to the early sagging of your mattress)
  4. Longer Lasting: With proper center supports that touch the floor, the platform bed will have a longer lifespan as it will distribute the weight of the mattress evenly and can help prevent sagging.

Centre supports on a queen platform bed are good

In summary, center supports that touch the floor are an important feature to have in a platform bed as they can help to improve stability, distribute weight evenly, enhance mattress support, and increase the lifespan of the bed. ( you can never have too much support)