Good news for those who worry about what kind of mattress they can put on their Wall bed/Murphy Bed: you may use any mattress that you deem comfortable as long as it is within the bounds of the Wallbed manufacturer’s measurements.
And NO, you will not need box springs. All the comfort is now in the top mattress!
- the frame of a standard wall bed takes a standard size mattress. (Queen, Full, Twin)
- The thickness of the mattress is dictated by the depth of your wallbed, which in turn is dictated by the height of the legs!. Ours are in the middle and can handle 12”
thick mattresses in the wallbeds and 11” in Library beds.
- Once that’s established, it’s time to head for the Mattress Store.
Since it may be some time ago you bought a mattress, you’d be pleasantly surprised at the various types available today. Here’s a blog that gives you good information, both about mattress types as well as some helpful hints about achieving a good night’s sleep: Mattress Depot USA. We have sent untold number of customers to Mattress Depot, by the way; their salespeople are familiar with a Wall bed/Murphy bed customer’s need. Furthermore, they are excellent to do business with! (Our shop is just down the street from the Overlake store.)
Since we were often displaying our Wall Bed /Murphy Bed units next to the mattress aisle at Costco we of course checked out their wares. They have a good selection that is always favorably priced. Usually there is no trained salesperson for these mattresses, so you are left to your own hopes and guesses about which one to choose. Read comments from customers. Educate yourself!
Do you intend to use a Memory Foam type mattress on your Wall bed frame? If you use the bed nightly, or at least often, Memory Foam is ok. If it is for occasional guest, and the mattress is resting on its head for months at a time, memory foam mattresses may slump a bit. The wallbed may need to be opened up for a while before the guest goes to sleep.
There are SO many choices and that is why we do not sell our beds with a mattress. And one more tip: the thickness refers to the OVERALL thickness, including the puffy pillowtop. Please measure to the thickest point and not just between the stitched welts on the sides.
Sweet Dreams from The Great American Wallbed Co.
Image courtesy of: Mattress Vancouver. Their mattress blogs are rather amusing!