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By Brenda Bostwick / August 24, 2017

Floyd Platform Bed Review

When buying a mattress you need to take into account the surface upon which it will rest. Many of the newer foam constructed beds need more support than a traditional box spring to keep your warranty from being voided. The platform bed has become a popular, affordable choice for all types of mattress, driving a variety of styles and materials for you to choose from within the industry.

However it is easy to become overwhelmed by the many choices available to you, and you may end up sifting through hundreds of varying platform frames to find the perfect for you and your mattress. The Floyd company is here to help simplify your decision making process with a simple, sturdy, and long lasting platform design.

Product Overview


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The Floyd furniture company was founded in 2013 as an answer to the many difficulties city dwellers face concerning their purchase, and moving, of quality furniture. Located in the iconic Corktown District in historic Downtown Detroit, the Floyd company embodies the city's long standing tradition of perseverance and quality preservation.

Furniture should not be difficult to purchase, assemble, or move, and over the last few years the company has grown from their initial Floyd leg design, that allows you to make a table out of any flat surface, to include utility hardware kits, beds, shelves, and even bookends. Their platform bed designs uses an innovative approach to allow for simple setup and breakdown for any decor.

PROS

  • Built to last
  • Easy to set up with no tools or screws
  • Free Shipping in Lower 48
  • 60 day return

CONS

  • No color options
  • Only available in 3 size options

Features & Benefits

Although simple in design, the Floyd Platform bed has a list of features worth checking out. Based in a city that takes pride in design and manufacturing, this company symbolizes this completely with the degree of quality and simplicity that is applied to their products. Popular with city dwellers worldwide, Floyd currently ships to over 50 countries.

Design

Like all things Floyd, the platform bed is designed to be simple, modular, and long lasting. Built using a series of panels, steel legs, and ratchet straps, they are designed to be put together (and taken apart) without the use of any tools or hardware.

The flat panel surface make up a sturdy sleeping surface upon which to place your mattress. The use of panels also allows for breathability which most foam mattresses need, especially in humid environments.

They are created to be modular, meaning you can add onto them to convert them from one size to another with additional panels and center supports. An optional queen sized headboard is also available for purchase.

Sizes

Floyd only offers the platform bed in a twin, queen, and king size option. However, the sizing breakdown (shown below) allows for full and California king sized mattresses to be used with ease due to how the platform panels are designed. This can seem slightly misrepresented upon reviewing the product since your choices are only listed as these three available options. But as you can see below they are definitely well sized and able to accommodate larger beds.

The platforms are low profile, standing only 7.5 inches off the ground with a 6 inch clearance beneath. This provides you with plenty of low profile storage options in order to better accommodate small spaces. They also can be used with a box spring if you need to raise the profile, although they are designed as a stand alone support for your mattress.

  • Twin: 86” x 45”
  • Queen: 86” x 67”
  • King: 86” x 89”

Components

Each bed comes with a series of panels, end and middle leg supports, and 2 straps. The size of the bed defines what you receive, with each panel measuring 86” x 22” x 1.5 inches thick so you can move them with ease as each only weighs approximately 25 pounds.

These components come together with ease, making the assembly of these beds quick and simple. All you need is your two hands to get it put together.

Construction

The Floyd platform is made to be durable, strong, and long lasting. All leg support and ratchets are made with 100%, cold-rolled US made steel, and are powder coated finished in either black or white for decorative purposes and protection. How these supports are designed guarantees complete bed support, with no possibility of collapsing or bending occurring.

Each leg is form bent for a minimalistic look to elevate and support the platform, and each includes a cork pad in order to better protect your smooth flooring surfaces. They are ratcheted together using a strong nylon webbing in order to provide the strongest possible support, that can hold up to 600 pounds with ease. You are not able to lift them however to raise the bed profile.

Planks are constructed in the US as well, and are manufactured from a honeycore comb, birch ply layering process for a lightweight, durable, and light grained beauty. Floyd platform bed reviews sing the praise of the convenience of front door (or apartment) shipping, how simple it is to put together, and how well constructed it really it.

Delivery and Returns

Delivery to the lower 48 is free, with shipping to Alaska and Hawaii priced at $200. Currently the entire bed is not available for shipping out of state, although the bed framework kit is, which excludes the panels. It is shipped direct from factory to you in two boxes, which helps drive down costs due to to the cutting out of brick and mortar, middle man markups.

Floyd believes in standing behind their product and wants their customers to be wholly satisfied. Because of this they do offer a hassel free, trial period return policy on their products. There is a 60 day return policy, meaning if you don’t love it, you can return it or replace it for free. However a 10% restocking fee may apply depending on the product. They do encourage you to speak with their representatives to get the best service possible, and reviews do state their customer service is top notch.

Warranty

Floyd also offers a 10 year warranty promise. Since the bed is modular, and the parts are manufactured separately from one another, they are easy to replace individually. Any defective parts are easily serviced or replaced at no cost to the original buyer. The warranty is limited to products sold directly through the floyddetroit website as well.

The 60 day return policy is separate from warranty policies, so if any issues occur within the first 60 days of ownership that are possibly related to the warranty, you are encouraged to contact customer service representatives to have your parts completely replaced.

Cost

The Floyd company’s purpose is to provide simple, quality, and affordable furniture choices. Their products are well priced for a high rated quality piece of furniture that should last you forever. As mentioned, by taking out the cost of warehouse stocking, showroom fees, commision, and shipping, Floyd is able to provide you with a much better product for a fraction of the cost you may find elsewhere.

Conclusion

The Floyd furniture company certainly has grown quickly in its short lifetime, rising from a city of innovation and creation to provide their customers with the best quality possible. Their products have changed the way consumers view simple furniture, providing them with choices and structure for any type of space, small or otherwise. Plus their ideas allow for easy tear down and movement so no waste, or destruction, occurs during a move.

If you are a city dweller and are tired of trying to find quality furniture that fits, or are looking for a quality platform bed that supports your mattress properly, the Floyd Platform Bed may be the perfect choice for you to consider. The simple design, lightweight panels, strong steel supports, and the option to create a larger sleeping surface makes it a competitive bed in the sleep industry.

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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