How to Select the Right Bed Frame Rails
Whether your shopping the web or locally here in St. Louis there are lots of stores that sell bed rails…
However mattress stores like STL Beds carry a wide variety of bed rails and are qualified to help you choose the correct frame to properly support your mattress and box spring. You will want to be very careful because not all frames are constructed the same and not all bed rails will fit all headboards and foot boards. Where ever you shop trained sales person know the correct questions to ask assuring you a proper fit with your bed and will keep you from making the dreaded return trip to the store or having to ship your bed rails back because they won’t fit your bed frame.
What to know before you shop; Getting the right bed frame rails for your mattress set.
As simple as the following questions may seem 1/2 the people shopping for bed frames can’t answer them and ultimately end up having to take or send their rails back in order to get the right one. Test yourself, can you answer each of the following questions concerning your new frame purchase? Be sure to click on the highlighted links to see the frame rails described to fit the application.
1) What size is your mattress and boxspring? Sizes can vary slightly.
- California King 72 x 84
- King 76 x 80
- Queen 60 x 80
- Full 54 x75
- Twin 38 x 75
- Twin Extra Long 38 x 75
2.) What will your rails be attaching to?
- Attaching to a head board?
- Attaching to a head board and foot board?
- Mattress and boxspring free standing without a head board and foot board?
3.) You’ve determined you have a head board or a headboard and foot board
- Does the headboard or head board and foot board bolt up?
- Does the headboard or head board and foot board have vertical slots where rails can slide or hook into ?
4.) Selecting the right bed frame rails
Click this link for free standing bed frames
Click the link for bolt up headboard frames or headboard and foot board (Coming Soon Call for Assistance & Pricing)
Click this link for headboards or headboards and footboards that Hook In (Coming Soon Call for Assistance & Pricing)
5.) Will this frame need to be strong enough to support adults or be used everyday or will it be used rarely if ever in a spare bedroom?
The truth is we never save money if we have to replace the rails because they were not strong enough for the needed application. Quality frames usually don’t cost much more and will last for years.
Which ever frame you choose make sure it meets your needs and the requirements of your mattress and boxspring warranty. On queen and king size mattress sets this means proper center support that will keep your boxspring from sagging over time or worse yet breaking.
6.) Already have a frame just need new center supports?
Click this link to see our various center supports for your existing bed or bed frame rails whether they are metal or wood. (Coming Soon Call for Assistance & Pricing)