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Very few purchases affect your life as much as a bed frame. It is the only piece of furniture that you’re basically guaranteed to use almost every day, and as we all know, the quality of your sleep impacts almost everything you do.

But not all bed frames are built the same. For many people, there are significant benefits to furnishing their bedrooms with a heavy-duty bed frame that emphasizes quality construction, sturdiness, and durability. Continue reading for a run down of five of the main reasons you should consider a super-strong bed frame.

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You Need One

People come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone deserves a sleep experience that provides maximal comfort and reliable support. Unfortunately, the majority of bed frames on the market simply cannot meet the requirements of heavier individuals.

Some of this is due to using lower quality materials, and some of it is due to just not being built with heavier folks in mind, but whatever the reason, there’s no denying the fact that for larger individuals, a poorly constructed and weak bed frame will quickly lead to uncomfortable and potentially even painful sleep on a nightly basis. This will this have deleterious effects on your mental and physical well-being. It also represents a waste of financial resources, since it will inevitably result in needing to buy a new bed (and maybe even a new mattress) much sooner than anticipated.

You Want Flexibility with Your Mattress Choice

Mattresses weigh a lot, and as mattress technology continues to evolve, so do your options for which type of mattress you want to sleep on every night. Depending on the materials used to make them, mattresses can weigh anywhere from 50-150 lb (or more), meaning additional weight that must be considered when choosing the overall capacity of your bed frame (and if you’re a heavier person, you may need a heavier-than-average mattress). The greater the overall strength and capacity of your bed frame, the more flexibility you have to choose a mattress that will provide an optimal sleep experience.

You’re Active in Bed

The bedroom – and more specifically the bed itself – often occupies many roles in a person’s life, and not all of them involve simply sleeping. For some, it’s very important to make sure that their bed frame is able to accommodate their level of ahem bedroom activity. Stability and durability are the primary features that you’re going to want to look for in a bed expected to see a lot of action, so it should be made of strong materials, utilize slats instead of a box spring, and be capable of supporting a great amount of weight without any movement.

You Share Your Bed

As someone whose had a cheap bed frame break after being jumped on one too many times by a large dog, trust me when I say that when other people or animals regularly spend time in your bed, you’re going to want to make sure your bed frame can support all those additional bodies and extra weight. This goes for people who let their pets in bed, as well as parents who co-sleep or just get invaded by their kids a lot.

You Want to Make a Smart Purchase

Though the initial upfront cost of a solid, sturdy bed frame can sometimes be discouraging, it’s best to consider it a wise investment in the long run. Not because you will be saving money by not having to replace or repair your bed frame every couple of years or months, but also in your overall quality of sleep. The negative effects of even a few weeks of diminished sleep can quickly have dire consequences of your well-being. No matter who you are, investing in a strong, sturdy, and durable bed frame up front provides peace of mind knowing that you’re guaranteed great sleep for years to come.

What to Look For

How do you know when you’ve found a well-constructed heavy-duty bed frame capable of supporting you and your lifestyle? Look for one made of high-quality materials that’s been specifically designed for functionality and stability.

Material Quality

One cannot assume that just because a bed frame is made of metal that it is necessarily stronger than a wooden bed frame. For a metal bed frame, powerful metals like steel or aluminum hold more weight, remain sturdier, and outlast other metal materials.

For wooden bed frames, “heavy” woods like maple, oak, cherry, or walnut always outperform soft woods like pine or cedar in both the short- and long-term. And if you’re specifically looking for a heavy-duty bed frame, almost all solid wood options are preferable to composite woods.

Thoughtful Design

Some of the key design traits to look for to confirm you’re getting yourself a heavy-duty bed frame are sturdy, wide feet that provide more stability and support a greater weight capacity (because the weight is distributed through a greater surface area) and a bed frame that comes in mostly large pieces. Not only does this help make assembly easier, but when a bed frame is made up of primarily large individual pieces, it reduces the number of opportunities for movement and degradation, making the bed significantly sturdier.

Often, you can tell whether a bed frame has been designed for stability, strength, and durability, so for the most part, it’s safe to say you can trust your intuition. In other words, if it looks weak and insecure, it probably is!

The Platform Bed from Francis Lofts & Bunks

If it’s a heavy-duty bed you need, it’s a heavy-duty bed we’ve got. Our one-of-a-kind Platform Bed is built using the same materials, design, and manufacturing techniques as our Adult Loft Beds and Adult Bunk Beds, which means it’s built for high-capacity performance (safely holds up to 2,000 lb), long-lasting durability, and total stability. It also utilizes our contempory design style with clean lines, bold colors, and a chic aesthetic simplicity.

All of our Platform Beds come with a stylish upholstered headboard, provide a full 12 inches of space beneath the frame for storage, and can be upgraded with a variety of accessories like a trundle, drawers, or a bookshelf headboard. We also offer Oversized bed frames, like our Wyoming King Bed or Alaskan King Bed, which offer a significant increase in sleeping space.

To learn more about these heavy-duty bed frames, visit our Platform Bed page.

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