A quality bed frame is essential for a good night’s sleep. It should keep the mattress secure and offer steady support. For those who care about aesthetics, a clean and modern design is a bonus.
At the end of the day, you want to climb into bed each night with the confidence that you’ll wake up refreshed and recharged. So, when we were developing our new Rise and Zen timber bed frames, we paid close attention to customer feedback on the Koala bed base.
We heard from Koala customers that it tends to be a bit squeaky and isn’t always the best at keeping the Koala mattress in place. There were also comments about the wood colour not matching the online photos. So we took all that into account, and have created the best bed setup that’s going to help keep your new mattress in place, help with things like back pain and give all kinds of sleepers a solid rest.
Below, we’re taking a more in-depth look at how these two Australian bed frames compare so you can choose the right one for your needs.
Noise: Koala Bed Frames vs Ecosa Bed Frames
A good night’s sleep is all about uninterrupted rest, but what’s the use in having a partner disturbance-free memory foam mattress, if your bed base is going to bump and squeak every time you move?
When we discovered that the Koala bed base is known for being creaky, we made sure that our bed frame was silent. We resent a squeaky bed just as much as you do.
Ecosa’s timber bed frame and bed base ensure that there are no loose parts, no creaks and no squeaks. The slats are shock-resistant, carrying up to 600kg of weight. We use some of the best quality material to make our bed base sturdy, durable and squeak-free, no matter what you get up to at bedtime.
Easy Assemble Bed Frame: Koala Bed Frames vs Ecosa Bed Frames
Ecosa’s bed frames are exceptionally easy to assemble – all you need is 5 minutes, and a mate. Zero tools required. And, if worried about scratching your floorboards when assembling or moving your bed base, don’t worry, we thought of that.
Our Rise bed frame and Zen bed base are built with scratch-resistant feet that absorb movement. Whether you’re rearranging your bedroom or your kids are having a sneaky jump on the bed, rest assured your bed foundation will stay put thanks to its non-scratch feet. What’s more, if you’ve got a pesky uneven floor, set each of the feet to your desired height. Our Rise bed frame and Zen bed base are wobble-free zones.
Design & Material: Koala Bed Frames vs Ecosa Bed Frames
Our Ecosa bed bases are crafted from top-tier American ash, known for its incredible durability. Think of the sturdiness of a baseball bat—that’s the level of quality we’re talking about here.
This American ash is sourced from North America’s eastern regions and is available in Australia through specialised suppliers. Our Zen base even features select solid pine for extra support, a wood that’s known for its resilience and longevity.
When it comes to looks, our American ash and pine bases deliver. Unlike some competitors where what you see online isn’t always what you get, we stand by our product. We treat the wood with eco-friendly oil, so while the grain might vary slightly, the classic natural wood look is a given. Plus, you can pick between light ash minimalist look, and dark walnut shades.
Comfort & Airflow: Koala Bed Frames vs Ecosa Bed Frames
We hate to brag, but we’re experts when it comes to sleep. While we created our Ecosa memory foam mattress to work on all surfaces, we think flat slat bed bases score a few extra comfort points. Providing extra support and absorption of movement, our flat slat timber bed bases are the perfect companion to a great mattress.
Flat slats are extra durable with 9-12mm of thickness to support you and your mattress. Our Rise bed base, in particular, has thicker 15mm flat slats. These slats move with you when you get in and out of bed too. They support the mattress much better than a hard base. The whole no-mattress-slide thing was a big deal to us. You shouldn’t have to readjust your mattress every time you get in and out of bed! Our flat slat bed base will ensure your mattress stays put.
We have heard from some Koala bed base users that they found mould growing underneath their mattresses. This is bad news; mould growth means no air is reaching the mattress. Moisture accumulates, which gives mould the perfect habitat to grow in.
The flat slats on our Rise and Zen bed bases provide ventilation during the night and throughout the day. It gives you that extra breathability to cool down when you’re sleeping and allows for maximum air circulation, extending the lifespan of your memory foam mattress and providing a cooler sleep. Also, you won’t have to worry about any mould growing under your mattress. Now you’ll enjoy your bed for years to come!
Storage Space: Koala Bed Frames vs Ecosa Bed Frames
Beneath the comfy flat slats of the Rise bed frame, there is 20cm of depth to store anything you like. Whether you’re storing luggage, kids’ toys or last season’s winter gear, you can with the Rise bed frame. You may also have noticed our sneaky extra storage behind the headboard. Perfect for all that annoying bedside table clutter. Out of sight, out of mind, right?!
Check out: Ecosa’s Bedside Table with Smart Storage
Bed Frame Sizes
At Ecosa, we have two extra bed sizes – long single and super king. So if you’re interested in either of those sizes, you’ll only find it with us!
- Ecosa: Single, Long Single, King Single, Double, Queen Size, King, Super King
- Koala: Single, King Single, Double, Queen Size, King
Delivery & Warranty Period
In terms of warranty, both Ecosa and Koala offer a 5 year warranty period on all bed frames.
When it comes to delivery, Ecosa offers free delivery to metro areas. We also deliver Australia-wide.
On the flip side, Koala’s delivery starts from $75 to metro areas (to the front door). It’s an extra $25 if you want it taken to your room of choice, and another $99 still if you want your mattress unpacked, and packaging removed.
Complete Your Sleep Gear in 2023
Ecosa’s Zen Bed Base and Rise bed frame are available in single, long single double, queen, king, and super king sizes. The timber bed foundations were created to match perfectly with the Ecosa memory foam mattress.
Better yet, pair them with our timber bedside table to really level up your bedroom game. Order yours now for free delivery to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane, and rest assured our bed bases are protected with a 5-year warranty.
Koala Bed Frame Vs Ecosa Bed Frame FAQs
Do Koala bed frames squeak?
Some users have reported that Koala bed frames can be a bit on the squeaky side. On the other hand, Ecosa bed frames are constructed with high-quality American ash timber known for its durability and stability, making for a quieter experience.
Which is better, Emma or Koala?
Both Emma and Koala offer quality products, but if you’re leaning towards an all-Australian brand, Koala could be your go-to. However, it’s essential to consider your sleep preferences and needs. In terms of mattresses, Koala tends to offer a more medium-firm feel, while Emma beds can offer a broader range of firmness options.
Is the Koala bed good?
Koala beds have gained a solid reputation in the market for being both comfortable and durable. They’re a good choice, but like any product, they may not be perfect for everyone. It all depends on your specific sleeping needs and preferences.
Which is better, Ecosa or Koala?
We (and our customers) think Ecosa edges out in a few departments. The quality of the materials used in Ecosa bed frames, like American ash and pine, ensures longevity and durability. Plus, Ecosa offers more customisation, allowing you to pick between different wood shades. So, if you’re after a bed frame that’s built to last and offers you some choices, Ecosa might just be the one for you.