Slatted frames have – similar to mattresses – different
zoning. Ideally, for example, a slatted frame with the same number of zones
should be combined with a 7-zone mattress. In this case, the spring effect of
the slatted base best supports the zoning of the mattress. In general, the
following applies to slatted floor areas, primarily the shoulder, back, and
The shoulder comfort
In the area of the shoulder, some slatted frames have
particularly flexible strips, which favor a sinking of the shoulder in a
lateral position. This shoulder comfort zone is either equipped with thinner,
tapered or perforated strips, which are also lowered in some models.
The pelvic comfort zone
In the area of the pelvis are also more yielding strips that
absorb the pressure optimally. This pelvic comfort zone is also important for
side sleepers because the hip area can thus sink much deeper and in combination
with the right mattress a straight bearing of the spine is achieved.
The central zone
The middle zone reinforcement is responsible for the
ergonomically correct positioning of the spine in the middle and lower back
area of the slatted frame. This zone usually extends over five to nine bars.
Depending on the body weight and sleeping position, the flexibility of the bars
in this area can be regulated by means of sliders. The slides connect two
strips over a variable length and make the feeling of lying softer or firmer.
How do I properly set
the center zone gain?
There are two different systems to regulate the mid-zone
gain. In the first step, find out if your slatted frame has T or O-shaped
This type of slider connects two adjacent strips and is
connected to another strip below. This transfers the applied force downwards.
Slide this T-shaped connection towards the center of the bed; the strips in
this area are firmer.
The O-shaped slider fixed from below a help bar. Depending on
the setting, the applied pressure is transferred completely, partially or not
at all. If the sliders are in the middle of the slatted frame, they are softer
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