This espresso faux leather platform bed features a headboard and low profile footboard style frame, with wood slats and exposed feet for support. Solid wood slats positioned lengthwise distribute body weight evenly and minimize the amount of motion transfer. I must admit though, those slat beds were very affordable. When I modified my search to solid surface platform beds the costs skyrocketed! It is a foundation with wood slats across the top instead of the base.
That’s where platform bed frames come in with their slat systems and solid panel systems which are designed for just that. Providing support for almost any brand of mattress and helping to meet the warranty requirements of those mattresses without having to use a boxspring. You can also use a sheet of plywood or similar to create a flat surface. If the platform bed offers no slats or solid platform then a box spring is your only option. They consist of a platform surface, either solid or with slats. If you get one with slats, they should be no more than 2 inches apart.