Bed and box spring on the floor without a frame, will it cause damage?

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  1. swbsam

    swbsam Platinum Member

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    I just bought a new mattress and boxspring (king) and can't quite afford a new frame quite yet (the set we'd like is over $600, we'll get it in two weeks or so) - is it safe to just sleep on the mattress/boxspring without a frame for a while, or is it necessary for the structural integrity of the set?


    We could technically get a cheapy metal frame in the meantime, but it would be a waste of money since we really want the nicer set
     
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    They didn't provide you with a free metal frame? They're like $30.
     
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    No - i shouldn't do it or no, it doesn't cause damage?
     
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    They didn't and quoted me $150 for the metal frame. I can get one for much cheaper but have my eye on a wood bed set I'd rather get.
     
  6. Baked

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    Read the thread title.
     
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    Safe for what? Damage to what? Is this a parody? Where's the original thread?
     
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    why would it cause damage? is there something special about a frame that would prevent it?
     
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    I don't know, sorry for the dumb question - I just grew up being told that a bed straight on the floor is a bad, bad idea.
     
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    Thats just because your parents wanted to hear when you were being bad...
     
  11. jjones

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    Yes
     
  12. ObiDon

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    maybe it's an issue of trapped moisture under the bed?
    or, perhaps it's just because spiders can climb into the bed a lot easier and eat you in your sleep.
     
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    For sure this OP will never be any kind of engineer.


    No, actually, the floor gives it all the support needed.
     
  14. mugs

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    The only thing I could think of that could possibly go wrong is scratching a hardwood floor.
     
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    Now, the bugs can craw up to your bed, more easily..
     
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    well, if you have hardwood flooring and go at it vigorously, you could damage the floor.
     
  17. Modelworks

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    No
    There is actually less stress put on a box spring when on the floor than when it is on a frame.
     
  18. ElFenix

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    it'll bore a hole through your floor causing catastrophic failure of your house.
     
  19. her209

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    Yes, but on the bright side, the monster can't get out from under your bed to kill you at night.
     
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    Um, no.
     
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    ever looked at the bottom of boxsprings? they are not exactly what I call smooth. You got occasional staples sticking out.
     
  23. waggy

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    it is possible it will scratch it up.