If you are about to bring home a new mattress, you might be wondering whether or not you need a box spring. Many people have heard of box springs but are not entirely sure what purpose they serve. In this week’s blog, we will explore the purpose and structure of a box spring, as well as whether or not you will need one for your new bed. Read on to learn more, and check out the rest of our blogs on mattresses and bed bases!
What is a Box Spring and What Does it Do?
A box spring is a type of bed base that serves to support your mattress and keep it level, but it can also perform a few other essential functions for your mattress. First, box springs provide a buffer between the mattress and the ground. This helps absorb shock and allows for a more comfortable sleeping experience. Second, box springs create a structured base that supports the mattress and helps keep it from losing its shape over time. Third, box springs provide a platform that can raise a mattress to a more comfortable height.
How Does a Box Spring Work?
Although they have “spring” in their name, many new box springs do not actually contain springs. Many modern bed manufacturers have transitioned into using wood and metal frames in place of springs. Even though this makes their name a bit misleading, these springless box springs are often more durable and long-lasting. The box spring’s metal frame sits beneath the mattress and provides support. Most people place their box spring on or in a bed frame, but many people put their box springs directly on the ground.
Do I Need a Box Spring?
Whether or not you need to purchase a box spring depends on a few different factors. Many bed frames require a box spring or other bed base to raise the mattress to a suitable height. If you have such a bed frame, you will need a box spring. Other types of bed supports rely on a handful of slats to hold the mattress, but these slats often require the addition of a box spring beneath them for adequate support.
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