Visitors to Green Conscience's Saratoga storefront may have noticed the platform bed frames that our eco-friendly mattresses sit perched upon. While not always an applicable solution for every interior space, these bed frames nevertheless have a definite appeal, and can serve as the missing link in a sustainable, healthy bedroom design.
Generally speaking, a platform bed involves a raised frame of varying height, upon which your mattress sits. These bed frames are often made from hardwood or metal (instead of plywood or other compressed materials), which means they generally do not contain harsh toxic glues or chemicals like formaldehyde. Platform beds are manufactured in a variety of different styles, yet a common factor with this type of furnishing is the lack of a box spring for support. Instead, the mattress sits directly on top of the platform, or is supported by a wooden latticework.
Demand for platform beds has increased over the years, due in large part to their compact nature and the storage solutions they can offer. Since they first became popular in the 1970s, manufacturers have also further developed the concept of platform beds, in response to consumer demands and needs. There are now a wide variety of these bed frames available, which can accommodate any sense of style or budget.
For more information on creating a healthy bedroom, stop by Green Conscience in Saratoga Springs, or check out our handy guide at the link below.
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