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Can You Use an Adjustable Base With Any Bed Frame?

Can you use an adjustable base with a platform bed? What about fit/size? Are headboards compatible?  It’s a rabbit hole of questions – here, we answer each one.

Adjustable bed bases don’t have to look like the standard hospital bed – with the right bed frame, an adjustable base is virtually invisible, allowing you to keep your bedroom style without giving up the luxury comfort of adjustability. To know whether or not your adjustable base can fit into your bed frame, you’ll first need to know whether or not the slats of your bed frame are sufficient for support.

Can You Use an Adjustable Base With Any Bed Frame Type?

Adjustable bases can be laid flat on solid surfaces and function properly. They can also function on slats – it just depends on the number of slats. Typically, seven or more slats are sufficient for an adjustable base. Typically, if your bed frame has less than seven slats, you will need to remove the slats to use the adjustable base.

Can You Use an Adjustable Base With a Platform Bed?

If the platform bed contains a solid platform, then you can use it with an adjustable base. If the platform bed has a sufficient number of slats, you can place the adjustable base directly on top of the slats.

How Do I Know If an Adjustable Base Will Fit Into My Bed Frame Type?

Make sure you are purchasing the same size of adjustable base as your bed frame (if you have a Queen bed frame, you will need a Queen adjustable base). King-sized adjustable bases come in standard King or split King (two separate Twin XL adjustable bases, pushed together to form one bed); both will fit into a King size bed frame.

Can You Use an Adjustable Base With a Headboard By Itself?

Don’t have a bed frame into which your new adjustable base can go? You can use the adjustable base as a standalone bed in and of itself. To make it look like a regular platform bed frame, simply attach a standalone headboard to the frame of the adjustable base. You will need headboard brackets to secure a standalone headboard to an adjustable base frame.

Since an adjustable base can be used with a headboard only, headboard brackets are the best option if you don’t want a complete frame with side rails.

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