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Bed Experts Share How to Stop a Squeaky Bed Frame Before Hosting Season Begins

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As the Christmas season approaches, many individuals find themselves either hosting family and friends or travelling to visit loved ones. With this comes the prospect of you or your guests having to potentially sleep on a squeaky bed frame, meaning you’re in for a terrible (or awkward) night’s sleep.

Brian Dillon, interior expert at Crafted Beds – a leading provider of high-quality bed frames – has shared expert tips to help individuals put an end to the bedtime symphony of squeaks over the Christmas holidays.

Tighten loose screws

You should regularly check and tighten any loose screws or joints in your bed frame, especially if it’s coming up to the hosting season. This simple step can make a significant difference in reducing unwanted noise. Loose components create friction, leading to irritating squeaks, so this is a quick fix for a quieter bedtime experience without having to invest in a whole new bed frame.

Use furniture pads

You can also place furniture pads between the metal frame and the floor. These pads absorb vibrations caused by movement, effectively reducing squeaking sounds. They act as a bit of a buffer and mitigate the impact of motion, helping to reduce any squeaking noises.

Apply lubricant

Like you would with squeaky doors, you can apply lubricant to the joints of the metal bed frame. This, again, minimises friction between metal components and stops squeaks. Smooth, well-lubricated joints translate to a noise-free night, as they will help the bed move without resistance.

Add extra support

If uneven weight distribution is a concern, consider adding extra support such as box springs or foam bed padding under the mattress. This can help distribute weight evenly, alleviating strain on frame components, which can cause squeaking.

Fabric barrier

If you’re on a budget, you can wrap affected areas of the metal bed frame with any fabric, such as cut offs from old clothes, where frame pieces connect. This acts as a barrier, once again reducing friction and preventing squeaking. The fabric barrier absorbs the impact of metal components rubbing against each other, resulting in a quieter sleep environment.

Rubber feet

Using rubber feet on the bed frame legs can also help absorb vibrations and prevent scraping against the floor, especially on hard surfaces like wood or tiles. Rubber feet act as shock absorbers, dampening vibrations that can resonate and create noise.

Level the floor

A tip that many people forget is ensuring that the floor is even. Use a spirit level to check, and consider using furniture pads under the bed legs to stabilise the frame and reduce unwanted noises. An even floor eliminates the subtle shifts that can lead to squeaks, providing a stable foundation for an undisturbed night’s sleep.

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