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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: I've bought a Bedstead 1000 Classic mattress for a sleigh bed. The slats on the bed are 5 inches apart - does that give sufficient support to the mattress? Question from John Lynch

A: We have the following recommendations regarding slatted bases.
- 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