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Why Using CertiPUR-US® Certified Foam For Our Bed Frames Matters

When you’re exploring new furniture designs—especially for your bedroom—it’s important to do your due diligence and ensure you’re selecting the best option for your space. And while aesthetics are important, there are other factors to take into consideration, especially when it comes to things like mattresses, pillows, and the option of new innovative bed frames crafted with foam.

Thanks to its soft, comfortable, and durable qualities, high-density foam has quickly become a popular option for many home designs. But this cozy material can have a dark side. When not properly made, it can have harmful side effects for both people and the environment. Luckily, the CertiPUR-US® certification makes it easy to choose safe foam to bring into your home.

Learn more about this certification and discover why CertiPUR-US® certified foam is the only material SoftFrame® Designs uses to craft our signature all-cushioned bed frames.

What is CertiPUR-US® Certified Foam?

CertiPUR-US® certified foam is a type of foam used to create mattresses, pillows, and upholstered furniture like bed frames. This foam has gone through a rigorous testing and certification process to ensure it meets strict standards for content, emissions, and durability.

To receive certification, the foam is tested and analyzed twice the first year submitted. It is then re-tested annually and is also subject to random testing to ensure it is continually compliant.

What Are the Benefits Of CertiPUR-US® Certified Foam?

CertiPUR-US® Certified Foam has several benefits that make it the perfect material for SoftFrame® Designs bed frames.

Foam That Feels Good & You Can Feel Good About®

CertiPUR-US® certified foam is required to meet certain emission standards to secure certification. It must be made without ozone-depleting chemicals—substances destroy the planet’s ozone layer and over time can lead to higher ultraviolet levels. These chemicals cause many negative side effects, including higher levels of skin cancer, damage to plant life, and negative impacts on marine ecosystems.

Securing the CertiPUR-US® certification also requires the foam to have lower emissions of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These are major contributors to air pollution, and like ozone depleters, contribute to the degradation of the ozone layer. CertiPUR-US® certified foam, however, eliminates the use of these harmful chemicals to help protect the environment.

Furthermore, the lightweight of CertiPUR-US® certified foam makes transportation more efficient compared to heavy traditional wood frames, which leads to deforestation. The foam's transportability generates less emissions and protects forests from being cut down.

Safer & Healthier

Some foams contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are known to be harmful to the environment and may have negative effects on health. VOCs contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer and pose a concern for indoor air quality. Exposure to VOCs can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, and long-term exposure can damage vital organs like the liver or kidneys. Many VOCs are also known carcinogens.

CertiPUR-US® certified foam, however, is a safe alternative that has low VOC emissions for better indoor air quality. It is also made without heavy metals like mercury or lead and is free of formaldehyde and phthalates, all of which pose major health concerns.

Improved Durability

While the environmental and health benefits of CertiPUR-US® certified foam are clear, there’s also another major advantage: a long lifespan. Because certified products are rigorously inspected and held to high production standards, the foam often outlasts those made with cheap materials and shoddy craftsmanship. This means that any furniture made from this foam, like a SoftFrame® bed frame, is resilient and great for pets and kids of all ages.

Choosing the Perfect CertiPUR-US® Certified Foam Bed Frame

Each SoftFrame® bed frame is crafted from lightweight, durable, and healthy CertiPUR-US® certified foam. These made-to-order frames come in three distinct styles—Classic, Luna, and Ultra—to ensure that there’s a design to suit every style.

Each bed frame is also available in three different heights and multiple fabrics, allowing for customization to ensure your bed frame and headboard bring your bedroom vision to life. No matter which combination you choose, you can sleep well knowing that your new frame has been expertly built using only the most comfortable, durable, and safest materials.

Explore the full SoftFrame® Designs collection, exclusively available on our website, to find your perfect new style!

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