Healthy Sleep

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…

Our store carries a wide variety of bed rails and we 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 people know the correct questions to ask – assuring you a proper fit with your bed.

Getting the Right Bed Frame Rails for Your Mattress Set

As simple as the following questions may seem,  ½ 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)

Douglas Belleville

Doug Belleville and his father Dave own and run STLBeds - a specialty sleep store located in Arnold, MO. The staff at STLBeds is highly educated about sleep, comfort and their special sleep products. STLBeds only carries high quality mattresses and bed-related products. You won't find the brand names here - click here to find out why!

Recent Posts

What Is The Difference Between Memory Foam And Latex?

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Today we are going to discuss the question "What is…

3 weeks ago

Follow These Useful Tips And Enhance Your Bedroom

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Are you unhappy with your bedroom? Are you ready to…

3 months ago

Dual Temperature Mattress Warming And Cooling Solutions

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes I have been receiving a lot of interest in dual…

3 months ago

10 Healthy Sleeping Habits To Build

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Today we are going to discuss 10 healthy sleeping habits…

3 months ago

Top Items That Can Quickly Fix Your Sleeping Patterns

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Having trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. You need to fix…

4 months ago

Choosing The Right Mattress To Get The Perfect Night’s Sleep

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Choosing the right mattress to get the perfect sleep is…

4 months ago

This website uses cookies.