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Q: I'm interested in purchasing a 'Clarke 2000 pocket sprung orthopaedic' mattress from Homebase. Can you please tell me what kind of edge construction it uses and if this is firm or soft? Also, can this be used on a slatted bed base? Question from Neil Jenner
A: The Clarke orthopadic mattress is considered by ourselves to be one of the most firm in the Clarke range and it does have edge supports. It can be used on a slatted base however, it is worth stating something about the minimum 'grade' of slats on a slatted base.
- slats should be smooth, preferably with chamfered edges to prevent cut through to the mattress underside
- maximum space between slats should be no more than 100mm
- minimum width of slats should be approx. 70mm
- the entire length of the mattress should be supported by slats, i.e.. slat ladder length should be same mattress.
- slats should be secured to bedstead properly to prevent movement of slats