While shopping for adjustable beds, one is presented with many glittering advertisements claiming their product to be the best. Presented are key factors to help you determine the quality of you adjustable bed.Of the many factors that determine quality, warranty is perhaps the most telling. The longer the warranty offered the longer the manufacturer expects the bed to last. For example, an established manufacturer is not going to place a 20 year warranty on a poorly made bed, as they will have to pay for any claims filed. Avoid any adjustable base that does not offer at least 15 years warranty.
The manufacturer of the bed is definitely on way to determine the quality of the purchase. Leggett and Platt is the company that makes most of the adjustable beds in the US, but to varying degrees of quality. For instance, the S-Cape model is offered with a 20 year warranty, but the Craftmatic models feature either no warranty or a 1 year warranty. So make sure you know the manufacturer, the specific warranty, and how established the company is. The manufacturer is usually the warrantor so how established the company reselling you the product is can be somewhat irrelevant in terms of quality.
Another important factor is safety. Make sure the bed is UL listed and manufactured under ISO 9000 standards, which insure consistency. Also, the bed should have a temporary battery back-up that will allow you to bring it to a flat position in case of an outage.
Compile a list of features important to you, such as wireless remote, programmable remote, massage options, wall-hugger design, split/dual design, removable legs for use in existing frame, casters, Zero Gravity position, and Hi-Low functioning. This will help you to make a better decision and not get tricked into buying options you won’t use. Look for reviews from previous or current owners of the product and see what they have to say.