Finding a bed that doesn’t squeak can help you sleep better at night. This includes you and everyone else in your family that sleeps under the same room. Kids tend to move around a lot while they sleep. Imagine as a parent being able to sleep without hearing that eerie creak every time they move around in their bed. Here are some tips to help you find a good bed that doesn’t squeak.
Dealing with Squeaky Bed Frame Syndrome
When searching for a bed that won’t squeak, you might be thinking that you’re looking for a particular manufacturer but this is not necessarily the case. Beds that don’t squeak are typically made from solid wood materials. They are stronger, sturdier, and less inclined to produce small noises. Wood beds tend to squeak less than metal beds that make a screeching sound.
The main reason that bed frames squeak is that frame is loose so the side rails and headboard are rubbing against each other. Cheap MDF beds are hollow inside so they cannot be secured tightly. This means that they are left loose. If you try to tighten them too much, you’ll rip the screw clean out of the frame. Solid wood is durable enough to be tightened down securely so that your bed doesn’t squeak. Solid wood frames made from materials like mahogany, oak, rubberwood, bamboo, and teak are the solution.
How to Make a Bed Not Squeak
Many people ask the question, “Why does my platform bed squeak.” There are several reasons. In some cases, you can make your bed stop squeaking with a few tricks. I’ve covered that in another post that you can read if you want to learn more.
Solid wood platform beds do not squeak. You don’t have the extra box spring that’s composed of metal springs that can squeak at night. You also eliminate the metal frame that supports the box spring. Platform beds are good for your back and they don’t squeak when getting in and out of bed. You might be hesitant because of the lowered height but they also come in low and high designs for those who want a taller bed.
About the Author
Cheryl Khan is an interior designer and contributing author to the Platform Beds Online Blog. She enjoys decorating and sharing tips and tricks with her followers. You can get in touch and send her your questions and comments on Google Plus or by sending her a tweet @SuperInteriors.