What is a Bunkie Board?
Benefits of Buying a Bunkie Board
Bunkie boards have several benefits.
- In a platform bed that has only slats for the sleeping surface to lay on, a bunkie board keeps the mattress from falling through or the support slats from breaking.
- As mentioned earlier, bunkie boards streamline and minimize the bed, maintaining its sleek low profile.
- Affordability is a huge bonus of bunkie boards. They are typically priced far less than any other type of box spring or foundation.
Do you need a bunkie board for your mattress foundation?
If you have a great trundle bed or daybed that needs just a touch more strength or support, a bunkie board is the perfect mattress foundation. Bunkie boards were initially created to work with children’s bunk beds, and they are still the perfect base for kid’s mattresses today. Likewise, your sleek platform bed will look amazing with a bunkie board under your low profile mattress. (Be careful, though. Low profile foundations and beds are inviting to your furry kids!)
Do you need a bunkie board for your home? If you have one of the ultramodern memory foam mattresses, a bunkie board is the perfect companion foundation for it. Strong and durable, it allows you to keep your platform bed's sleek and low profile looks while giving your children's bunkbeds the strength they need to stand up to years of use.
What Size Bunkie Board Do You Need?
Bunkie boards aren’t one-size-fits-all; sleeping on a too-small bunkie board could result in quick deterioration of your mattress’s construction and support, while a too-large bunkie board will often look out of place and may make it difficult to get in and out of bed. Determining, however, which bunkie board will best fit and support your mattress is as simple as referring to your mattress’s size – Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen or King or Cal King – and finding the bunkie board with the same dimensions.
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