The Best Platform Beds for a Casper Mattress

You’ve picked out the perfect mattress for your sleep style, but now need to determine what type of bed is required for proper support. A detail many people often forget during their mattress shopping experience is the type of support required for their new mattress. This is an easy mistake to make in light of the excitement of finally getting the surface for the rest you deserve, but many times, in order to keep your mattress lasting and under warranty, you also need to eventually consider the bed you are placing the mattress upon.

This is especially true of those with foam to help keep the integrity of the materials intact to avoid sagging and early compression. The Casper Mattress is one such product, and as a popular best seller, making sure you have the correct bed is important.

Best Platform Beds for a Casper Mattress Comparisons

Product

Material

Slat or solid

Warranty

Our Ratings

Baxton Studio Quincy Linen Platform Bed

hardwood, metal, upholstery fabric

slat

1 year
 warranty

Tressider Storage Platform Bed

Metal and wood

slat

1 year

Floyd Platform Bed

Metal and steel

solid

10 year warranty

Zinus Modern Studio Platform

Metal 

slat

5 year

PrePac Oak Platform Bed

Wood

solid

1 year

The Casper Mattress

Casper Perfect Mattress

The Casper Mattress is an affordable product made by innovative minds in the US and UK to create a sleeping surface that has been deemed one of the “best inventions” upon its release by TIME magazine. Layered foam is combined to create a springy, soft, yet contouring sleep surface for any type of sleeper. Because of this construction a box spring isn’t needed either, saving you even more money overall

Boasting the idea balance and support for all sleep positions, the mattress only comes in one density and firmness level, making your shopping experience simple and hassle free. This is especially true since it comes with a 100 night sleep trail during which you can return it (for free) if it just doesn't suit you.

Even though the bed is designed to lay upon any sort of bed surface without sacrificing your sleep comfort, the company does suggest that it will keep you sleeping better over time with the use of a solid or slatted platform style bed.

Platform Beds

Platform beds are an alternative, raised bed frame that differs from a traditional bed frame in that is has a fairly solid surface that provide whole mattress support and removes the need of a boxspring. Although platform beds have always been around, their popularity has recently risen due to the increase in softer, more viscous materials being used in mattress construction.

Foam mattresses in particular often need more support than what a boxspring can provide as it is constructed to conform to the pressure that is applied to it. Therefore a supportive foundation is required to keep the foam from breaking down more quickly due to uneven pressure that many more traditional mattress supports offer.

Solid vs. Slatted Support

Platform beds come in one of two support designs. Some have a flat, fairly solid surface upon which to place your mattress, and others have closely spaced slats that you may be able to adjust or even add to. There are many pros and cons to either design, but they both are created to hold your mattress up properly without the use of any sort of additional foundation.

Although most solid surfaces have slits for airflow, they only provide a surface upon which your mattress sits without any sort of give or flex. Depending on the combination of the thickness of your mattress and your weight, you may or may not notice a comfort difference with the use of the solid platform.

The slatted supports do provide a bit of flex for your mattress to rest upon, and also an increase in breathability for a cooler sleep. Slats should be closer than 4 inches to provide proper support however, although adding or removing slats will affect the overall feel of support.

Material

Not only are platform beds often more affordable than traditional bed frames, they also can boast some neat features.

  • Storage
  • Enclosed
  • Adjustable

Adjustable beds are very popular due to how they help increase comfort, and aid in movement. Most platform beds easily can encompass the machinery that makes your mattress ergodynamic, or is made to purposely do so.

How to Choose the Platform Bed for Your Needs

Now that you have the Casper Mattress of your dreams, you need to decide the best platform bed for your needs. Since sleep is such a personal comfort, you may want to consider the following before making a final choice:

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    Personal weight and sleep positions- As mentioned, a solid surface may cause compression in your mattress that could translate into pressure points for you. If you are of a heavier body type, then the slatted beds may be your best option. Furthermore, if you are a side sleeper, you will most likely be more sensitive to weight distribution within the mattress, and a solid surface may also cause issues.
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    However, the additional firmness a solid platform offers may be a good choice for back and stomach sleeper as they need uplifting support for proper spinal alignment.
    Available space for bed placement- Platform beds can be very simple, and stark in their design, or more ornate, and include head and even footboards. They are often a good choice for smaller spaces, but your choices should reflect the space you have available, as well as your own personal preferences.
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    Do you need storage space? Extra storage is always a perk, especially if you have limited cupboard or closet space. Small spaces also benefit from underbed storage, and so you may want to consider a bed that incorporates that into the design.

The Best Platform Choices for a Casper Mattress

Of course there are MANY platform bed choices for you to consider, but these are our top picks specifically for the Casper.

Baxton Studio Quincy Linen Platform Bed


Available in multiple colors to match any decor, the Baxton Studio Quincy is an upholstered pick that provides a more traditional, softer image within your bedroom. The bed itself is fairly low profile and only stands 10.25” to the top of the wooden slats that make up your mattress platform. The headboard is not overbearing, but does allow for a more traditional bed frame look.

Furthermore, the bed has a 600 lb weight limit, which is amongst the higher end of combined weights for bed frame design. This makes it a sturdy, and durable choice. The slats are of pine, as mist slats are, with the availability to add more for further support if needed although they are only spaced a few inches apart.

Pros

    • High quality fabric
    • Multiple color choices
    • Decent weight limit for partners

Cons

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    Slightly larger than mattress
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    Slats do not come with stability screws - you have to add
This is a great choice for your Casper mattress as it is more than suitably supportive, and also provides a low profile headboard for added decor.

Tressider Storage Platform Bed


If you are looking for a more traditional bed frame style, then look no further. This durable, well designed platform bed combines the best of slatted support and storage with a 5.75 inch lifted base that includes enough space for personal storage, or even a trundle bed.

The metal and wood design is equally at home in a either modern, or more rustic decor, and comes almost fully assembled. Standing at 20 inches in height, this is more of a medium profile that you would find with boxspring and mattress combinations.

Pros

    • Almost fully assembled
    • Higher profile
    • Storage capacity and extra space

Cons

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    Wood slightly off-gasses
This is a good Casper choice due to its versatility. You get the supportive foundation for mattress longevity, but also less of the platform bed look if the style isn’t your favorite.

Floyd Platform Bed


This sturdy, simple design is a high quality pick created to allow for easy set-up, and take-down, especially for city dwellers. Built as an answer to poor choices available to those living in the city, the platform bed is not only built to last, they claim it is the last bed you will ever own.

Made to piece together with ease, you can change the size of the platform to accommodate a larger, or smaller, bed as your future dictates. Straps, metal legs, and platform boards are all you need to create a stylish platform, with an optional headboard if you desire.

Pros

    • Almost fully assembled
    • Higher profile
    • Storage capacity and extra space

Cons

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    Wood slightly off-gasses
This is a perfect companion to your city (or otherwise) Casper Mattress due to how easy it is to assemble and move for only one person. Plus it comes with a 60 day sleep trial and one of the longest warranties of platform beds on the market.

Zinus Modern Studio Platform


This simple metal bed shows off clean lines for a more contemporary look. The raised be has a 14 inch profile with a full 12 inch floor to bed clearance, making it easy to add storage or a trundle if need be. It is a slatted frame, but has a wider slat set, of which you can add to for more weight support if needed, although it would be acceptable for a mattress such as the Casper.

This is a simple bed to assemble and move, and is easily used as a panel bed as well with a boxspring, making it a bit more versatile. The legs do slide easily on smooth floors, so you may want to add some traction under them.

Pros

    • Easy to assemble
    • 12 inches clearance
    • Easy to move

Cons

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    May be squeaky
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    Some welds may not be secure
This is the perfect choice for a lighter bodied adults or for growing children as it is supportive, but can become a bit squeaky under the right weight and movement combination.  It does have a 2400 lb capacity however, so weight restrictions are not a problem.

PrePac Oak Platform Bed


This low profile, enclosed design is the perfect true platform and is made of a heavy wood composite to hold up for years of use. It is a low profile, and enclosed space which is great for keeping allergies under control. However it also have very little ventilation, so regular mattress care is a must for humid climates to avoid moisture buildup.

It does come in a variety of colors for various decor, and is considered easy to put together, although it is heavy. Once together it is difficult to move. The solid foundation is considered very stable and generous in its weight capacity.

Pros

    • Easy to assemble
    • Durable
    • Various colors

Cons

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    No ventilation
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    Care must be taken to not overscrew during assembly
The Casper mattress is perfect fit if you are looking for a true to form platform bed with a flat surface and enclosed, low profile bottom.

Conclusion

Casper is a new, innovative mattress startup geared for all sleep comfort positions. Its sturdy foundation does work with any type of foundation, although a platform type frame is suggested for longevity and further weight support.

Although there a many choices of platform beds to choose from your Casper Mattress, these top choices provide you a choice of style for any decor, as well as what may meet your particular needs. They also have various supports of which the Casper is well equipped to handle according to company specs. Slatted platforms provide a bit of give and movement with the mattress, where the solid base is going to be a bit more compressing, and possible not provide as much airflow, although they are very sturdy.

If you have any questions or comments we’d love to hear below!

About the author

Brenda Bostwick

Brenda has over a decade of experience in the industry and is the lead editor for Sleep Buffs. She’s also a sleep enthusiast and loves to weed out the good from the bad when it comes to sleep products, and she’s seen her fair share of bad ones! Brenda knows how important sleep health is and through Sleep Buffs she hopes to share that passion with visitors so they can find the products that are right for them and rest assured they are making the right choice.

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