Sofa beds comparison and buying guide

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  • Updated:1 Jul 2008
 

04.Bed frame options

Coogee

Coogee(A) Tubes: Round.

(B) Mattress retainer: The bar at the head of the bed is raised to keep the mattress from sliding off. There are no retainers at the foot end.

This bed doesn’t have a TV headrest or additional supports directly under the ‘trampoline’ mat. Because the mattress is quite thin, make sure you can’t feel any bars supporting the sleeping platform (a common complaint with some sofa beds).

Ashbury

Ashbury(A) Tubes: Round.

(B) Mattress retainer: The bar at the head of the bed is raised to keep the mattress from sliding off. There are no retainers at the foot end.

(C) Support wires/bars: Slats on the underside of the bed at hip level provide body support. They also provide increased support under the sofa cushions, so it doesn’t sag in the middle. There’s no TV headrest.

Stravinski

(A) Tubes: Square. These allow greater precision during assembly for better overall quality. Stravinski

(B) Mattress retainers: The bar at the head of the bed is raised to keep the mattress from sliding off. Retainers at the foot of the bed hold the mattress firmly in place.

(C) Support wires/bars: There’s a support bar at hip level for structural strength.

(D) TV headrest: The head-end of the bed can be raised for reading or watching TV.

(E) Seat support: Support wires at the foot of the bed provide increased support when used as a sofa, so it doesn’t sag in the middle.

(F) Comfort curves: Contoured seat section on the frame: at the bottom end of the bed there are convex curves in the side frame — when it’s all inside as a sofa, they’re concave, allowing you to sit closer to the edge of the cushion (next to the arm).

(G) Extended deck coverage: The polypropylene decking (trampoline) extends beyond the frame, so when folded up it goes right to the sides of the sofa base, covering the springs and minimising contact between the upholstery and the springs.

 

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