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Bed bases for sale

Mattresses are important, but so is the foundation on which they are placed. A bed base needs to give support to the mattress so that they work in harmony, as well as provide ventilation to increase a mattress’s longevity.

Dial a Bed offers a variety of bed bases in different sizes. All bed bases are available in standard length as well as extra length. These bed base sizes include:

Single bed base which supports a single mattress

Three quarter bed base which supports a 3/4 mattress

Double bed base which supports a double mattress

Queen bed base which supports a queen mattress

However, a king mattress is supported by 2 single bed bases. While it may seem unconventional at first, using two single bed bases with a king-sized mattress is actually a common practice recommended by many mattress manufacturers. This provides:

  • Enhanced Support: Distributing the weight evenly helps prevent sagging and ensures adequate support.
  • Improved Stability: Two bases side-by-side provide increased stability, reducing movement disturbances.
  • Customized Comfort: Allows for independent firmness levels, ideal for couples with different sleep preferences.
  • Ease of Movement: Due to South African standard door requirements, most bed manufacturers do not create standard king size bed bases as it is a solid item with no stretch. Unlike a mattress, which can be maneuvered between narrow door frames.

So, don't be alarmed when you don't see a King Bed Base for sale on our website. If you're looking for a King Mattress, make sure to pair it with two single bed bases or you can view our full range of King Bed Sets (Mattress + Base) available on our website.

How to choose a bed base

It might seem obvious, but the first step is choosing a base that fits your existing mattress. Don’t just consider the surface area – also look at the height of the bed, and if it’s comfortable getting on and off once you’ve added the mattress height on top.

When choosing the upholstery of the bed base, consider the rest of the décor in your room, and if it complements the colour scheme. If you have an expensive carpet or wooden floor, choose glides that will not damage the floor. If you expect to move or slide your bed around, choose a base with wheels.

How long do bed bases last?

A quality bed base should be replaced between 6 – 8 years, similar to a mattress. To determine whether your bed base needs replacing, listen for creaking or other noises and inspect the base to see if it is still level.

If you need guidance on whether your base needs replacing, or help choosing the right bed base for your mattress, visit a Dial-a-Bed store today or chat with an online expert via our website.

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