Is a Mattress Box Spring a Necessity?

Is a Mattress Box Spring a Necessity?

Do you need a box spring to take back home with that shiny new mattress of yours?

Ah, the classic question of most new mattress buyers: to box spring or not to box spring? It is a question that doesn’t have a simple answer, and what you decide is going to depend on you, your type of mattress, and the box spring too. So do you need a box spring to take back home with that shiny new mattress of yours? Let’s take a closer look and see. Here is a breakdown of mattress box springs, and why or why not you may need one for your mattress.

What is a Mattress Box Spring for?

The main functions of a mattress box spring are to absorb the impact of getting in and out of your bed every day (reducing wear and tear on your bed) and giving your mattress a firm surface to rest on, so you get better sleep at night. Plus, they help lift you off the ground and away from dirt, dust, or allergens that might be floating around down there. This can be very helpful during the summer – you’d be shocked how much cooler you’ll sleep with that little bit of ventilation. These days, box springs are a bit more advanced than the rickety boxes of the past. Most of them opted for sturdy metal or wood rather than real springs. However, they still serve the same purpose: providing a little bit of extra support for your body as you sleep.

Which Mattresses Work Well with a Mattress Box Spring?

Most mattresses work very well with a box spring. A sturdy foundation is an absolute must for all beds, and a box spring is an ideal option. In fact, most mattress warranties require you to use one as a universal standard to prevent any unnecessary damage to the mattress. Double-sided mattresses that can be flipped do very well with a mattress box spring. Though this kind of mattress has fallen out of style, if you decide to buy one, you’ll want to invest in a solid box spring. Bulky foam mattresses also work well with box springs.

Do I Need One?

When it comes down to it, box springs aren’t a real necessity for most mattresses, but you will need some supportive foundation one way or another. Depending on the kind of mattress, you can always forgo a bit of comfort and ventilation and place your bed directly on the floor, or even some wooden pallets to firm up the mattress. Platform beds are another option if you want something with a bit of cushion.

For any more questions regarding mattress box springs, give Mattress Peddlers a call today!


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