Center Support Importance Has Grown
I’ve been in the retail mattress industry for over 17 years, and when I first started, not much thought was given to center support of bed frames. Today, center support importance has grown. Our bedding suppliers suggest that twin and full sizes benefit from having center support. I am always amazed that there are people out there that don’t understand how important proper center support is for bedding. What’s worse than that is knowing that there are thousands of mattress stores selling mattresses to people without even bothering to educate them!
Even hoteliers don’t know about center supports!
A very nice man called in today to order 54 BL-1’s, one of our rather popular center supports. Don’t get me wrong, I was excited to sell that many. That’s what makes a business a business, but I couldn’t help wonder why the man was ordering so many supports. He runs a small hotel and every couple of years, he noticed all of his queen and full beds begin to sag. This was the second time he had to replace the mattresses. He called the bedding supplier to his hotel to see if they could help. The hotel owner was told he needed a center support on each bed. He was wasting thousands on thousands of dollars on mattresses when all he needed was a simple center support.
Why are center supports so important?
The fact is though, most people have no idea how important they are. Allow me to break it down for you. When you don’t have a proper center support all of the weight from the box spring, mattress, bedding materials and people sleep on the bed are supported by the very edge of a metal frame. Today’s bedding is heavier than bedding from the past. Naturally, all the materials will settle toward the middle and result in TERRIBLE sagging. This is very unsightly, very uncomfortable and it ruins your mattress!
You also need a center support to keep the mattress warranty valid. No manufacturer is going to replace an entire mattress when the problem could have been prevented.
To protect your mattress investment check tonight to see that you have a proper center support, meaning there is a rigid bar in the center going horizontal with at least one leg to the floor. Depending on the weight you’re putting on it, it’s a good idea to have a couple more as well.