Considered one of the best entry level beds the 2’ 6” open coil spring divan is a good consideration for toddlers and younger children. A small single open coil spring bed is also a great choice if space is at a premium in your home, or for a spare room as they are easily moved and are perfect for guest and visitors staying the night.
A good quality inexpensive option open coil beds come in a range of different comfort levels, from orthopaedic through to softer models. The number of springs used in an open coil bed varies, which changes the level of support offered. The gauge or thickness of the wire also determines the support and comfort levels. A 12.5gauge provides firm support, and a 13.5gauge is softer.
Running the width of the bed open coil springs are strengthened and held in tension through an outer perimeter rod which also helps to retain its shape. Another great value design is the continuous spring bed. Incorporating smaller coils the gauge of wires is usually lighter. This higher spring count is usually formed from a single length of wire and the bed springs are linked from head to foot. Continuous sprung interiors give a smooth and responsive feel.
Open interior sprung beds use a wide variety of fillings to create different comfort levels; chosen for their resilience, durability, flexibility and ability to absorb body moisture. In cheaper models, fillings usually come in compact pads; in better quality models, layers of loose fillings in greater volumes are often preferred