Just like any type of bed, platform beds can vary in quality. Many buy platform beds because of the desire to get in on the Asian furniture trend, but by following the platform bed buying tips below, you can save a lot of money. You see, not all platform beds work with all mattresses. It is also fair to add that there are some platform beds that require an additional box spring for added support. So before bringing home the first platform bed that you like, follow the steps below to make sure the platform bed you choose is the right platform bed for you. 1. Many platform beds come with slats and there are certain mattresses such as memory foam whose warranty is void if placed upon slats. If you own such a mattress, place plywood over the slats to solve the issue. Do not purchase a platform bed that does not have slats. 2. Make sure the platform bed is not heavy cardboard covered in veneer. These beds will only last a few years. Make sure the bed you purchase is made of solid wood. 3. Look for platform beds that use tenon and mortise construction. The pieces fit in place like Legos and will result in the piece lasting for decades. Take these three steps into consideration when buying a platform bed. You can be saved the grief and the unnecessary costs associated with buying additional hardware that allows the bed to perform properly. Then you can have a good night's sleep. Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.