Box spring provides a very good base for the mattress and absorbs the pressure and weight and increases it life and durability. They are also called as foundation or adjustable bed base. Mattresses with box spring have a good height that makes easy to get in and out of the bed. They also offer comfortable and sound sleep to the user. Box spring is placed on the bed frame and it should be of the same size that of the mattress that will be placed above it.
How to select a box spring for your mattress
Measurements: The box spring should be exactly of the same size as the mattress. Box springs are available in different sizes like double, king, Twin, Queen and California King. It is essential to first measure the mattress and be sure about the size before buying the box spring as it is the support for the mattress as well as the bed and plays an important role to maintain their strength and longevity.
Selection: Box spring increases the height of the mattress. The height also varies in different range. Hence it is important to decide on what height is preferred by the user and then box spring is purchased accordingly.
Fitting: The Box spring should fit the frame perfectly. It should be ensured that the box spring has a tight fit on the bed frame. However one can also use box spring mattress on the floor.
Types of box spring:
• Standard box spring: Standard box springs have a height of about 9 inches. Initially only this type of spring was available as previously the beds were made lower to the ground and did not have much height.
• Low profile box spring: They have a height of about 5 inches. If the mattress or bed frames are tall enough then one can prefer low profile box spring. Depending upon one’s choice and height required can choose the apt box spring for themselves.
• Spilt box spring: Split box springs are often found in King sized mattresses. They can also be made for queen sized or full sized mattresses but it adds to the cost.
Importance of box spring
Box spring reduces the wear and tear of the mattress and increases its life.
They add to the overall support and comfort to the bed.
Box springs can easily absorb the tension and stress of the mattress.
They are recommended for people who have backaches and body ache problems.
They provide relaxed and comfortable sleep to the user.