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MATTRESS RETAINERS 

Mattress guards are the bar at the foot of the bed that keep your mattress from sliding off the foot of the bed when you raise the head of the bed. While the older mattress guards were flat black metal, the new ones are round chrome and are stronger that the old flat ones.  They are available in several different  styles:
1. Retainer bar that bolts to the top of the base platform (usually for a Lifestyle™ or S-Cape™ base made before mid 2011). These are 6" tall and 19" or 29" wide.
2. Retainer bar that pushes into plastic liners inserted into holes in the top of the base platform (toolless - fits Leggett and Platt bases made after mid 2011) These are 6" tall and 19" wide.
3. Retainer bar that snaps into mounting brackets mounted to the top of the base. These average 6" tall and are varying widths.
4. Retainer bar that bolts under the bottom of the base platform (most older beds). These are 10" tall.
5. Shark Bites - These were used on Select Comfort air mattresses instead of a retainer bar at the foot of the bed.

Listed below are the retainer bars I have access to. Instructions for mounting the K-base, Lifestyle and Ergo retainer bars is at the bottom of the page.



RETAINER BARS FOR THE FOOT OF YOUR BED

29" Wide X 10" Tall K-base


This style of retainer bar is designed to be mounted from underneath the bed. It is approx. 29 inches wide and 10" tall. It has the open loop mounting points. They are only available in a matte black finish. This is the only 10" tall bar I have for the foot of the bed.


$ 40

29"x10" RETAINER BAR
RETAINER BAR MOUNTING POINT


29x6 BOLT ON RETAINER BAR
29"  Wide  X 6" Tall Lifestyle
This style of retainer bar is designed to be mounted on the top surface of the bed. It is approx. 29 inches wide and 6" tall. It has the open loop mounting point. The bolts and special washers to mount it must be purchased separately. They come standard in a flat black finish now, CHROME IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. It mounts the same as the 29x10 bar at the top of this page.
Retainer Bar  $ 40
Mounting Hardware $10



19"  Wide  X 6" Tall Lifestyle
This style of retainer bar is designed to be mounted on the top surface of the bed. It is approx. 19 inches wide and 6" tall. It has the open loop mounting point. The bolts and special washers to mount it must be purchased separately. They come standard in a flat black finish now, CHROME IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. It mounts the same as the 29x10 bar at the top of this page.
Retainer Bar  $ 40
Mounting Hardware $10

19 x 6 RETAINER BARS


19 X 6 SLIDE IN RETAINER BAR
19 X 6 SLIDE IN RETAINER BAR
19"  Wide  X 6" Tall Lifestyle Slide In Bar


This style of retainer bar is designed to be mounted on the top surface the bed. It is approx. 19 inches wide and 6" tall. It slides into plastic grommets that look like giant golf tees with a hole in the middle. Sets of 2 grommets are available to purchase separately.

Retainer Bar  $ 40
Grommets $5

19 x 6 SLIDE IN RETAINER BAR MOUNTING POINT
19 x 6 SLIDE IN RETAINER BAR GROMMET


29"  Wide  X 6" Tall Ergo
16"  Wide  X 6" Tall Ergo

This style of retainer bar is designed to be mounted from the top of the bed. They are available in the two sizes above. It has the snap in mounting points. The mounting brackets must be purchased separately. To install, spread the bar apart and slide into the mounting holes from the outside.

Retainer Bar  $ 47
Mounting Hardware $13 set

29 x 6 ERGO RETAINER BAR
ERGO RETAINER BAR MOUNTING BRACKET


30"  Wide  X 6" Tall Lifestyle Spread Apart

This style of retainer bar is designed to be mounted from the top of the bed. It is different from the Ergo retainer bar in that the mounting bracket is recessed into the base. That is why the end of the bar curves down. The mounting brackets must be purchased separately. I do not stock the mounting brackets but can special order them. 

Retainer Bar  $ 40

SIDE VIEW LIFESTYLE SPREAD APART RETAINER BAR
LIFESTYLE SPREAD APART RETAINER BAR TOP VIEW


ORTHO RETAINER BAR

This style of retainer bar is designed to be mounted from the top of the base. It is approximately 23" wide and 6" tall. It has set mounting holes.

$40

ORTHO RETAINER BAR
ORTHO RETAINER BAR
ORTHO RETAINER BAR
ORTHO RETAINER BAR


K-BASE RETAINER MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
LIFESTYLE BASE RETAINER MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
ERGO MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS


RETAINER BARS FOR THE SIDE OF YOUR BED

Side retainer bars are used to stop the mattress from sliding off the side of the bed. I have two sizes. They are 10 inches wide and either 6" or 10" tall. They have to be mounted on a single piece of wood, they cannot be connected to two differnt pieces of wood. In addition to the bars indicated below, you can use any of the foot retainer bars above if you mount them on the single piece of wood that lifts the head of the mattress. You can put one or two on each side as needed. One at the head and one at the foot. It is not recommended that they be mounted in the middle of the side of the bed as that is where you sit getting in and out of bed and you my sit down on the bar, damaging it.

10" X 4"
This model is 10" wide and 4" tall. They bolt onto the top of the newer model base platforms. They are not tall enough to work on older bases that have the 4 or 5 inch foam layer on top of the wood base platform (K-style bases). They are powder coated in white enamel.

$45 each

10 x 4 SIDE RETAINER BAR
10 x 4 SIDE RETAINER BAR


10" X 10" 
This model is 10" wide and 10" tall. They bolt onto the bottom of the older model base platforms that had 4"-5" of foam on top of the wood platform. Though they are designed for the older style bases, they can be used on the newer bases if you have a mattress that is over 10" tall. They are only available in a flat black finish.
$40 each

10 X 10 SIDE RETAINER BAR
10 X 10 SIDE RETAINER BAR


SHARK BITES
Shark Bites is the name for the small plastic disc used by the Select Comfort/Numbers mattress company to hold their mattresses in place. Air mattresses tend to be too light to stay in place well on the bases and have a tendacy to slide sideways when you get in and out of the bed. The shark bites wold go inside the zippered mattress cover. A bolt would go through them, through the fabric and into a T-nut in the base. The original version was just a large plastic disc that was inside the mattress cover. it did not clamp the cover tightly and as a result, the cover fabric would tear over time. The newer part is a two piece part - one on the inside of the fabric and one on the outside. It grips the fabric tightly over a larger area and slows down the tearing of the fabric. They are sold in sets of two.

$25 per set

SHARK BITES