A new mattress is nothing without the support of a qulality box spring and a super sturdy platform bed frame underneath. Let’s face it that Americans are not getting any lighter. Even if you are a normal weight couple, that can easily be 250 pounds the frame needs to support. Along with the weight of the mattress, springs and bedding, that puts you over 300 pounds right there. That is why the bed frame needs to be sturdy.
For us it needed to be even more sturdy. I am a big guy who weighs in at 225 pounds. Years of exercise and bodybuilding have me being a heavyweight. My wife is fit and muscular and is 135 pounds. Our dog, Fred, is a Mastiff that weighs 210 pounds. Freda, his sister, is 190 pounds. We all sleep on a king bed. That is 760 pounds the platform bed frame needs to support without even counting the mattress and box springs. That is why we go for sturdy and reliable. We have never had a bed frame break, and we don’t plan on letting that happen now.
Most people do not give it a second thought, but most people don’t share a bed with two big mastiff dogs either. My wife and I get get a third of the bed while Fred and Freda work out who gets what for the other two-thirds of the bed. They don’t care what the mattress is sitting on. They probably would barely roll over if the whole bed came crashing down in the middle of the night. However, we make sure it will not do that by choosing the sturdiest platform bed frame model we could find to hold our king bed setup. I think the one we have looks sturdy enough to park a car on.