How to Create Your Custom Axel Bloom Bed
Installation on Existing Box Spring
1. Install Axel Bloom's Suspension and Mattress Onto Your Existing Box Spring
If you have a coil-spring mattress with a box spring, you can remove your mattress and place our suspension on top of a box spring. The mattress is then placed on top of the suspension.
Box Spring on metal wheeled frame
Usually the height of our bed suspension plus our mattress equals the height of a coil-spring mattress (9-14 inches). Therefore, by replacing an existing mattress with the Axel Bloom Bed Suspension and Mattress, the overall height will be the same.
Note: Some adjustable systems may need more clearance room under the suspension. Please contact us before purchasing.
Example of bed system on existing box spring and bed frame
2. Install AXEL BLOOM’S SUSPENSION without a box spring
If you wish to remove the coil-spring mattress and box-spring, you can replace them with our suspension in several ways. These three options may be used with flat and adjustable suspensions.
INSTALLATION WITHOUT A BOX SPRING
Option A: Stand Alone Suspension with Feet
Underside of Suspension with Cross Beams and Feet attached
Install the Feet and Cross Beams to the underside of the suspension.
This option can be used by itself, such as a “Stand-Alone” suspension, or can be “Dropped-Into” an existing bed frame.
Axel Bloom feet come in different heights. Please check that the height of the suspension from the floor is not exposed when placed within the existing bed frame. In addition, the feet will alter the overall height of the mattress. Please inform us how high you prefer the mattress top to be so that we can select the correct feet for your bed.
Example of an Axel Bloom suspension attached to Cross Beams and Feet
This is the Stand-Alone option
Axel Bloom Suspension attached to Cross Beams and Feet
Suspension Dropped Into a Bed Frame
Suspension with Cross Beams and Feet inside a bed frame
NOTE: The Bed Frame is not supporting the suspension
Typically our bed base with our feet installed is 14-17 inches from the floor. If the mattress is 6-9 inches thick, then the overall height with the mattress would be 20-26 inches from the floor.
Option B: Bed Frame with Ledges
If you wish to install our bed base without the feet, you may do so by supporting the sides of the suspension with existing ledges of your current frame, or you may add ledges to a frame.
NOTE: Axel Bloom bed frames do not come with ledges. Only with Faceplates and L-clips.
Install ledges. Then place the adjustable system to sit on top of the ledges.
Example of an Axel Bloom Suspension. It us currently not supported by a bed frame
Place the Suspension on top of ledges
Finished look of Suspension resting on top of ledges
Option C: Bed Frame with Suspension Support Kit
An alternative to ledges is the Axel Bloom Suspension Support Kit. This Kit may be attached to an existing bed frame.
DO NOT USE the Kit in combination with ledges. Choose one or the other.
NOTE: All new Axel Bloom Bed Frame purchases include a Suspension Support Kit. The kit may also be purchased separately.
The Suspension Support Kit can raise or lower the bed base up to 3 inches by moving the L-shaped support clips up or down.
SUSPENSION SUPPORT KIT INCLUDES:
- Four L-shaped Adjustable support clips with face plates. Screws are included.
- One center beam with two clips and face plates to anchor the beam to the head and foot section. Screws are included.
- One height-adjustable plastic support foot.