The majority of today’s day beds use a link spring as the supporting surface for numerous types of mattresses including coil spring, memory foam, and latex but What Is a Link Spring for a Daybed? Whether it is called a link spring, linked spring, or linkspring they are all only different in their spellings of their names’ and are identified as the same thing. The daybed link spring attaches to the two side panels or “ends” of the daybed frame to create astrong, stable daybed and is the rectangular supporting steel frame with nearly the same footprint of a twin size mattress and eliminates the need for a boxspring and allows the mattress to flex and last longer.
What Is a Link Spring for a Daybed?
Simply put it’s the heavy duty bed frame for a daybed and the heart of this frame is the rectangular frame which is an energy absorbing support system with a linked grid wire mesh that helps distribute mattress and body weight. The steel wire grid is connected to the four-sided frame work. Models can use various numbers of cross supports for support in the middle of the rectangle including a couple simple X wires or in most cases one steel bar. More durable and longer lasting link spring units will have at least 2 steel cross support bars.
Sometimes called a poly link spring some models will utilize a polyester / nylon mesh locked into place by a series of spring’s which lies over the top of the linked spring grid. Some are also called polypropylene decks. The linkspring design acts as a frame support and bridges and bolts to the ends of the daybed frame with either adjustable or Universal brackets mounting brackets. Depending on the number of slots in the mounting plate the link spring can be raised or lower a couple of inches creating additional clearance underneath a day bed that is perfect for needed storage in a small bedroom. The space will also accommodate various types of mattress trundle units.
The daybed link spring attaches to the two side panels or “ends” of the daybed frame to create a strong, stable daybed. The link spring is a metal grid-like structure with springs that substitutes for a box spring. This is what the twin mattress rests on allowing room below for the optional trundle bed and additional mattress.
Other daybed accessories can use a link spring…
…and are sometimes confused with the link springs we just mentioned. These include the roll out link springs and the roll out pop-up link springs. Both are designed as mentioned above however both units are self-supporting and tuck under the decorative daybed frame and act as a second bed. This bed is perfect for one extra unexpected guest or could be utilized as a king size bed of sorts when popped up and placed next to the other twin mattress on the day bed frame. Side Note: The king bed is actually 5 inches shorter than a regular king size bed. Also the linked spring trundle doesn’t work very well with mattresses that are thicker than 7-8 inches. Mattresses thicker than that usually will not leave enough clearance for the unit to fit underneath the day bed.
While most link spring units are built well and will last for many years, if you start to see signs of discomfort and there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with your mattress it is very possible that the link spring of your daybed is worn and needs to be replaced.