One question that almost every owner of a divan wants to know is “Can I put a new mattress on an old divan base”? If you have ever had to move your Divan in order to buy another one or if you have lived in a home with a Divan and spent time living in different locations because the Divan got damaged, then you know exactly how tricky and time-consuming it can be to simply “lift” the Divan up so you can replace the base with a new one. In this article, we will discuss some of the things you should keep in mind when doing this. In addition, we will take a look at some of the other ways you can protect your Divan mattress from damage and why some people prefer to invest in a brand-new mattress instead of settling for an old one.
The mattress of your Divan will be attached to the slats of a divan base in two ways: by either fastening the slats to the side of the bed frame with felt pads or by nailing the slats into the wood of the bed. In an ideal world, both of these methods would be equally effective. In reality, one of these ways will work better depending upon the conditions. Keep in mind, when buying a new mattress for a slatted bed base, always be certain that the slats are appropriate for the size of the mattress that will be used.
When you sleep on your Divan bed, the slats open and close the gaps between the mattress and the slats of the bed frame. In contrast, memory foam mattresses and standard mattresses do not close these gaps. As a result, when you place a mattress on an old divan bed, you will need to add at least three inches to the size of the original divan bed. This extra length will allow the mattress to fully cover the gap that would otherwise allow the closing of slats on a regular bed frame.
When you purchase a new Divan bed, one of the first things you will notice is that most beds come with a built-in mattress protector. You can also purchase these protectors separately, should you not have one included with your divan bed. These protectors are typically made of foam and are placed over the mattress while the bed is still inside the unit. They allow you to remove the original mattress from the divan base, which allows you to continue using the bed as a single bed. If you do not have one of these protectors installed, the gaps between the bed and the slats of the bed frame will remain open during the night.
The answer to the question above depends upon the original slatted base of the divan bed base. If it came with a mattress protector, then you can safely remove it and install a brand new one. If it did not come with a mattress protector, or if you simply desire to change the feel of the bed, you will need to buy a slatted board that will cover the gap and protect the mattress from the elements.
If you want to use a Divan bed base in your home, you need to be sure to purchase a mattress that will fit perfectly and that fits your personal preferences. You can find the best deals and the best products at Divan Outlet stores, as well as at a number of online locations. Before purchasing your next bed, be sure to do your research, and always keep safety in mind when selecting a mattress to go on your divan base.