You’ve found the perfect mattress, but now it’s time to select the right foundation to complete your bedroom set. Since your foundation can make your mattress feel more comfortable and last longer, researching mattress foundations in essential. While there are many types of foundations, you’re sure to find one that is right for your lifestyle, mattress, budget, and space.
Three of the most popular types of foundations you’ll find in mattress stores include:
For an exceptionally sturdy mattress foundation option, a box spring is built from a metal or wooden framework covered in durable material. Although box springs were traditionally designed with springs inside the framework, today’s products don’t contain springs, so they are lightweight and easier to transport.
Box springs can be used with:
· A metal or wooden platform, or as a standalone feature
· Most types of mattresses, with the exception of some memory foam mattresses
Split Box Springs
If you have a small bedroom or live in an apartment building with tight stairwells and narrow hallways, a split box spring could be the best solution for you. Split box springs are built from two separate pieces and are designed to provide support for full, queen, or king size mattresses. It’s important to know that split box springs require the use of a platform base or bed frame to ensure the pieces don’t move or separate.
Once the two halves of the split box springs are fused together—typically by wrapping them in a fitted sheet—you’ll get the same support as you would from a traditional box spring.
If you’re looking for a durable, yet lightweight mattress foundation, a split box spring is a good option if you:
· Relocate frequently
· Prefer a higher mattress foundation
· Need extra durability
· Want a bouncier mattress
Adjustable Bed Frames
As the name suggests, you can adjust the angle or elevation of your bed to a variety of positions with an adjustable bed frame. Although adjustable bed frames come at a higher price point than most other mattress foundations, many people find that the health benefits out way the cost.
In addition to promoting healthy blood circulation, an adjustable bedframe can help ease:
· Back and joint pain
· Sleep apnea
· Acid reflux
Rather than spending countless hours visiting mattress stores, reach out to The Mattress Factory to learn about our family-owned company with over 60 years of experience in the industry. Give us a call to speak with a friendly representative who will happily answer any questions you have about our mattress foundations and other mattress products, or fill out our simple online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.