A guide to Australian Ensemble beds

What is an ensemble bed?

An ensemble bed is a mattress and bed base. The mattress is used to sit on top of the bed base, it essentially keeps the mattress off the floor. When you purchase a mattress and bed base together it is called an ensemble.

What is the base of bed called?

The base of a bed is called a bed base or ensemble base. When a mattress is placed on top of it is called an ensemble.

Can you put any mattress on a slat bed?

Yes, any mattress can go on a slat bed, whether you have pocket springs, memory form or latex they will all be suitable to a slat bed. A good tip is to have a one sided mattress, one that you do not need to flip. This is because the materials of one side are then intended for sleep and the materials of the other side are for the slat base.

What is better ensemble or bed?

This comes down to personal preference. A good supportive bed frame will suit many people, however most prefer a solid foundation which is found in an ensemble bed base. This is due to the structure of the timber frame. Many people find this more supportive as it will help to absorb any shock from unwanted movements.

How long does an ensemble base last?

Due to the structure of the bed base they are designed to last at least 10 years.

What is the best bed base to get?

There are a few options for bed bases, some have springs and others are made of timber. Depending on your mattress we recommend a solid timber bed base as the best. This is because they are structurally sound and will provide better support, and longevity.

How do I make my ensemble bed look good?

There are many ways to style an ensemble to make it look good. We love to style our bed bases with pillows or cushions. We believe the trusty pillow is still an essential for a super stylish bed. But how many? Three is a magic number when it comes to styling, however if trying to style a king or super king maybe go for five or six. Mix pillows in different shapes, sizes, colours and even textures for a current look and display in a non uniform arrangement. Invest in cushion covers that you can swap and change seasonally without having to spend too much.

What is a bed without slats called?

A bed without slats is called a platform bed base.

Can you use a bed base without legs?

Yes you can use a bed base without legs. We recommend to use a slatted system for breathability.

How do you attach a bedhead to an ensemble base?

Some bed heads come with an attachment kit that you can attach the bed head with. However with most styles now you do not need to attach the bed head to the ensemble base. These are known as free standing headboards and will sit between the wall and your base.

What are the three types of beds?

There are three types of mattresses on the market, innerspring, pocket spring and foam.
There are also three types of categories for bed: they are mattresses, bed frames and bed bases.

Which type of mattress is best?

There are a few types of mattresses on the market however the most popular and recommended mattress is the pocket spring system. This is because it suits most body types and comfort levels, provides the best support and offers anti partner disturbance.

What types of bed are in trend?

The most popular mattresses that are in trend now are pocket spring or foam options. These are because they provide the best support for most people, they offer anti partner disturbance, and are less bulky and heavy then latex mattresses that used to be very popular in the past.

What do you call a bed with a bed underneath?

A bed with a bed underneath is called a trundle bed.

How high is an ensemble bed?

The height of an ensemble (bed and mattress) varies as it depends on the height of the bed base and the height of the mattress. Most bed bases are between 20-30cm in height and most mattresses are around 30-35cm in height. You can purchase low lying bed bases or slimline bed bases which will reduce the height of the bed base.

 

What is a double bed ensemble?

A double bed ensemble is a double size mattress with a double size bed base purchased together.

What is a queen bed ensemble?

A queen bed ensemble is a queen size mattress with a queen size bed base purchased together.

How high is a queen ensemble?

The height of a Queen ensemble (bed and mattress) varies as it depends on the height of the bed base and the height of the mattress. Most Queen bed bases are between 20-30cm in height and most mattresses are around 30-35cm in height. You can purchase low lying bed bases or slimline bed bases which will reduce the height of the bed base.

How high is King Single ensemble?

The height of a King Single ensemble (bed and mattress) varies as it depends on the height of the bed base and the height of the mattress. Most King Single bed bases are between 20-30cm in height and most mattresses are around 30-35cm in height. You can purchase low lying bed bases or slimline bed bases which will reduce the height of the bed base.

What is the base of the bed?

The base of the bed is called an ensemble bed base and it sits underneath the mattress. It provides better support and allows the mattress to breathe.

How heavy is a bed base?

A bed base can vary in weight due to their size. Our range of bed bases weigh approximately 15-40 kilos.