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How to Choose an Air Mattress Frame

How to Choose an Air Mattress Frame

Whether they’re friends or family, having company over can be a great way to reconnect. There’s nothing better for recalling old memories or forging new ones than spending time with loved ones. If those guests are going to stay for an extended period of time, however, the sleeping situation can become a bit problematic. Especially if you don’t have extra bedrooms or guest rooms, it can be difficult trying to find comfortable places for everyone to spend the night.

That’s why so many people choose to keep an inflatable mattress on hand. The mattress alone, however, can sometimes prove uncomfortable. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution, and that is buying the right air mattress frame. These are frames, often collapsible, where you can put your air mattress. The added stability makes the setup much more comfortable. In order to ensure the comfort of your guests or temporary roommates, though, make sure to pick the right air mattress frame.

The first consideration must be the quality of the air mattress frame itself. If you are looking for something to use for years to come, make sure the wood or metal materials are sturdy and can withstand prolonged use. If you know the frame will only be used temporarily, you don’t have to be as concerned with quality. Just make sure it’s sturdy enough to securely hold the weight of the sleepers. There’s nothing like waking up to a frame cracking or crushing underneath you!

The next criteria to consider is how much space you want this air mattress frame to take up in your house. If you aren’t limited on space, this criteria won’t completely apply to you. If, however, you live in a smaller house, apartment, or town home, space is likely very precious. For that reason, make sure you frame is collapsible. If you can’t easily store it in a closet, under a bed, or in a spare corner, it’s likely the mattress will simply be in the way. The only word of caution with collapsible frames is to ensure the quality of the frame remains intact. Especially  near the hinges and other joints where the frame physically collapses, there is the potential to incur wear and tear.

And, of course, always make sure your air mattress frame comfortably fits the mattress itself. If the frame is significantly larger or smaller than the mattress, it can make for a less than restful night, which defeats the purpose of having the mattress in the first place.

If you choose to purchase online, you might benefit from some discounts and savings, but there is always the possibility the mattress won’t fit your exact specifications. Therefore, it’s a good idea to scope out the exact model you’re interested in at physical stores. This ensures you can see with your own eyes the make and quality of the mattress frame. Once you’ve found the right model for you, find that same model online and enjoy the certainty of knowing you picked the right model at the greatest possible savings.

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