Q: Do I need a box spring?
A: No, you do not need a box spring. The box spring is actually built into the bed, similar to a platform bed; and is comprised of double 1-1/2 inch solid wood struts.
Q: How much weight can the bed hold?
A: The weight limit of our beds is 2500 lbs. Seem like a lot? Keep in mind our murphy beds are really no different than a normal bed platform. There are four points where the bed touches the ground (just like a normal bed), and our strut frame work distributes the weight across the bed, just like a box spring. Your mattress is the only thing that determines the comfort of the bed, so make sure you select a mattress on which you and/or your guests will be comfortable.
Q: Can I use a latex mattress on the murphy bed?
A: Latex mattresses cannot be used on murphy beds. Unlike innerspring or memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses cannot stand on-end for long periods of time and will result in an inability to operate the bed.
Q: Can I use an air mattress on the murphy bed?
A: You cannot use a blow up air mattress with our murphy beds. They are not heavy enough to counter-balance our piston lift system. Select Comfort mattresses are also not recommended due to their lack of weight.