Does A Mattress Need a Box Spring?

A box spring provides support to a mattress. It is made with a wooden frame and either springs or metal rods. The box spring’s job is to provide support to the mattress and enhance the life of the mattress while the mattress provides support to the human body. In a complete bed set, box springs are typically placed on top of a wooden or metal bed frame that is connected to the headboard and foot board. Some people also use a mattress and box spring together without needing the complete bed.

Different types of box springs

Box springs vary in height. Low profile box springs (5 – 5.5 inches) are shorter, while standard box springs (9 inches) are taller but provide the same amount of support. The difference in height between the two is completely aesthetic. Whether you lay your mattress on top of a standard or low-profile box spring, you can count on it providing sufficient support.

Below are some box spring options we can provide:

  • 2 Inch Posture Board
  • 4 Inch Posture Board
  • Foam Foundation
  • Semi-Flex
  • Spring Foundation

Having a good solid foundation will help ensure your mattress has the support it needs to give you the best night’s rest. Through our affiliated retailer, Sleep Boutique, we offer six different styles of foundations and can customize the depth on low profile box springs down to as low as two inches.