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Platform Top or Pocket Sprung Edge: What’s The Difference?

Platform Top or Pocket Sprung Edge: What’s The Difference?

Category: Buyer Guides
Posted: Sep 11, 2015 08:38
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Synopsis: What's the difference is between a Platform Top and a Pocket Sprung Edge? We’ll explain to you what one is, and when you might choose one over the other

In the technical world of beds, there are enough terms out there to scare even the most hardened bed buying veteran - Divan, Ottoman, Coil-Sprung, Pocket-Sprung, Latex - sometimes you just want to buy a bed without all the hassle. It may seem like the easier option to just buy the first thing you see, but like everything, you should really know what you’re buying. Afterall, you spend a third of your life on the thing, you may as well enjoy it.

 

In this article we’ll be talking you through what the difference is between a Platform Top and a Pocket Sprung Edge. We’ll explain to you what one is, and when you might choose one over the other. All in a language you’ll actually understand.

 

Let’s get started then!

 

What’s the difference between the two?

 

Well, it’s quite simple really. It’s all about what type of base your bed comes with. If your bed is simple wooden slats, nothing more, nothing less, you’ve purchased a platform top. If your bed has springs, you’ve got a pocket sprung edge. The term ‘pocket sprung edge’ can be quite misleading since it covers all the base, and not just the edge. So, before you think your bed is going to come with bumpers, don’t panic, it refers to the base of your bed.

 

So, when would you buy a pocket sprung frame?

 

Perfect for anyone looking for that luxurious sleeping experience. Pocket sprung frames are generally a lot more expensive than their platform top counterparts. They assist in taking the strain of the mattress, which increases its life, meaning that pocket sprung frames can be a good investment. Ultimately, they make the whole bed feel that little bit softer, perfect for the fussy sleeper.

 

When is a pocket sprung frame not a good idea?

 

They’re not ideal if you prefer a firmer sleeping experience. It’s often suggested that a firmer mattress is better for people who suffer from back pain, and if that’s the case, a regular platform top might be better for you. Please, consult your doctor if you’re going to do anything that might affect your health. They can provide succinct, clear, orthopaedic advice.

 

Hopefully that’s cleared things up a little bit for you. 


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