Post # 1
This is kind of embarassing and quite ironic for a “not-so-active” couple like us (we’re in the once a week or less group sorry for TMI).
So I just got a new bed 2 weeks ago. My old bed was an IKEA box spring with legs attached to it and had no problem at all. My new bed is a metal frame (those cheap $70 frames with legs attached) and we have a box spring on top but we don’t use a mattress it’s more like a thin futon.
My SO was away for a few weeks during which I changed the bed. He came home and we finally had our “sexy time”. The next day my neighbor asked me, “So your Boyfriend or Best Friend is back?”.Keep in mind I never small talk with this neighbor, so for her to come say something to me means sh’es sending a message. I was so embarassed, and we don’t do anything adventurous but the bed was just so freaking loud. It’s a mixture of the bed squeeking and the sound of the frame sliding back and forth.
My SO always comes home late (so switching to morning or afternoon is not an option) and we’re going to get a knock on the door if this loud noise keeps going on or we won’t dare have “sexy time” (which wouldbe unbearable for me coz I have the higher drive).
Any tips on fixing a noisy squeeky bed? argggg
Post # 3
Sofa, table, shower, floor…
Post # 4
Tighten the bolts and use some WD40?
Or as egb said, find a more creative place 😉
Post # 5
Make sure all the nuts and bolts are really secure and that the feet are well balanced on the gound. as for the headboard…. move it away from the wall and you can try padding the part that would hit with those foam sticky pad things you can use on furniture feet to protect hardwood floors. If there are any metal parts that still rub together and move after you’ve tightended all the nuts and bolts, then you can try to pad those areas on the bed frame to prevent the metal on metal noise.
Post # 6
@egb, hahaha that’s awesome! I think the table would be as loud though with the squeeky legs.
Post # 7
Just put the boxspring on the floor!
It will solve ALL your problems I promise!
Post # 8
Easy fix: use it sideways so the head & foot of the bed are at your sides; or diagonally.
Post # 9
@mcnetn3, ohhh didn’t think of sticky foam…that might help to keep the bed in place. Right now I just put that felt on the legs and it kind of encourages movement of the bed to slide.
@Miss Bubbles, does the direction really help? That’s amazing!
Post # 10
if prob isnt fixed within 30 days of purchase i would take it back to the store.. cos if its squeaking when its brand new imagine what it will do after a year or two
Post # 11
we used to have a wrought iron bed frame. It is now in the guest room for the same reason. If nothing else, I agree with the above poster, just take it off the frame and put it on the floor. Maybe you need to buy a sturder wooden frame? they tend to squeak less.
Post # 12
@bells & @ktithatbees, the bed is still within 30days. I complained to the store manager who denied that metal frames don’t make noise. But he agreed that if I wanted to return it and exchange for something else that is fine.
I really want to return it anyways since it’s so flimbsy. I guess that’s what I get for being cheap in the first place.
Does anyone know if wooden frames have this same problem? First of all they are 3-4 times the price but look and feel very sturdy. I was thinking that because of the weight of the wooden frame, it might stay in place better and therefore now making noise of the box spring slamming against the frame back and forth like my current metal frame?
Post # 13
@ktisthatbees: I used to have it on the floor but NYC is too dusty! We live right next to a busy avenue as well. Hopefully a sturdy bed frame like a wooden one will do the trick.
My nightmare is if I exchange and pay extra for the wooden frame and still have the same problem….
Post # 14
build a “platform” with some cinder blocks (can be covered with a skirt), and make your own headborad that’s attached to the wall and not the bed.
Post # 15
buy two solid wood doors from the re-store / used building store / whatever
screw legs on each corner and in the middle
looks good, cheap, and no more squeeking!
Post # 16
i’ve been known to atach the from to the wall with screws… or place a padding between the two