What are sprung slats
Category : Bed Frames and Bedsteads
Subcategory : Slats
Sprung slats are now used in many wood, metal, fabric and leather bed frames and in some cases even in divans. They have an advantage over traditional solid slat and mesh bases as they provide a more comfortable, mattress friendly sleeping area due to their design.
The slats themselves are shaped with an upward curve allowing them to act like a spring. When an individual lies on the bed the slats bend downwards and when the individual gets back off the bed the slats return back to as they were. This provides the bed frame with a sprung like base as opposed to a solid, hard base, making the surface more comfortable and mattress friendly.
As they are usually made out of (Beech) plywood, sprung slats tend to be much stronger than most traditional alternatives and if broken are much more easily replaced than systems such as mesh bases.
Sprung slats are usually attached to the bed using one of two methods. The first is by plastic caps which slot onto the end of the slat. These caps then attach to the frame via one or two pegs which are pushed into holes on the bed frame. The second method is by means of slots in the bed frame which each end of the slat simply sits into.