Last updated on 21 May, 2021

How To Raise An Air Mattress Off The Floor - 4 Effective Ways

– By Eric Smith

How to raise an air mattress off the floor

How to raise an air mattress off the floor? This is one of the most asked questions about an airbed which people ask when they usually go out for camping or want to give a real bed-like feel to their guests with the blow-up beds.

Raising the air mattress off the floor not only protects it from different kind of threats but stops it from losing it position which I’m sure most of you have felt while changing the sleeping position.

Especially, if you are at the campsite in hilly or bumpy areas, you are putting your airbed at high risk by not lifting it from that bumpy ground.

We have discussed some of the benefits of raising an airbed off the floor just to let you know that you are solving many airbed problems by simply raising it.

Now let’s discuss how to do that with some easy tips and tricks.

How To Raise An Air Mattress Off The Floor

1. Buy A Mattress Riser:

A mattress riser or a bed frame is specially built to keep the airbeds or mattresses at some height from the ground for their safety and to provide a good level of comfort to the users.

It is a simple and straightforward way to raise any airbed from the ground.

Air mattress frames are lightweight, easy to fold, and quite portable than our traditional beddings and a must-have item for campers who love to go for an outing with their children.

Their price may vary depending on the type of material the frame is made of and the weight capacity it comes with.

Today, metal and wood are the most used materials in the manufacturing of frames but we would suggest you go with a metal frame as it is highly durable, reliable, and can stay with your blow-up bed for a very long time. But, Make sure you buy one according to the size of your bed.

Some frames come with the attached airbeds or we can say a built-in air mattress. If your blow-up bed is too old or you are planning to buy a new one along with a frame, then you can try the attached air mattress frames. It can save you some money.

This is a kind of obvious method which I know most of you are familiar with and if you want something less expensive, then we have 3 more ways listed below.

2. Make Your Own Mattress Riser:

If you are a DIYer and loves to make and customize things on your own and don’t want to spend in a bed frame, we have another option to lift your airbed which is making your own mattress riser or bed frame.

A metal frame might be difficult to be made on home because it requires good quality metal like iron, steel, or nickel and then of course some tools to cut and place the parts in the proper position, which most DIYers usually don’t have and it is better to buy a frame instead of investing your money and time in all these items.

So, the only option left is to make a wooden air mattress frame with some plywoods, wood glue, and a saw. Still, making a wooden air mattress frame is not an easy task. It requires time and effort that you need to invest if you really want to save you money and raise your airbed off the ground.

Don’t know how to make a bed frame? No problem, You can check out the video below which will definitely help you in doing that or you can read the article which contains 21 awesome ideas on making a bed frame.

3. Use Box Spring:

This is one of the famous ways to lift any blow-up bed from the ground. You can raise your air mattress by 6-9 inches by using the box spring under your bed.

Zinus Upholstered Metal Box Spring with Wood Slats is one of the best box springs on the market right now. The only problem is that it is quite expensive whose price is around 200 dollars but if you can afford it, go ahead and try this out.

You can use this box spring for your latex or memory foam mattresses also.

4. Thick Carpet Or Plywood Method:

For home, you can use thick plywood that can easily raise your mattress by 2-3 inches. You can use this method if your airbed has a fixed position in your home.

If you are one of those who only want to keep their airbed away from the ground’s contact to protect it from dust and debris while camping, then you can use a thick carpet.

All you have to do is just buy a thick carpet from any nearest store according to the airbed dimensions and lay that carpet first where you think your bed can be harmed or get dirty, and then inflate over it.

Carrying plywood with you every time while going for an outing can be a silly idea but carrying a carpet to save your expensive blow-up beds, is not a big deal.

In The End

These are the 4 most reliable solutions for how to raise an air mattress off the floor and you can use any of them according to your preference.

It is better to invest some money for its protection and make it more comfortable rather than ignoring what you and your air mattress are facing while you sleep.