A mattress foundation or box spring is a bed base. Without it, your mattress would lie directly on the floor with no support or structure. The right bed base is essential to your bed kit. Foundations have come a long way from the plain wooden frame with either springs or metal rods inside. They are now customizable based on your mattress.
The proper bed base, whether that is a box spring, adjustable base, or platform bed frame, if matched to your mattress correctly, can give you so many extra benefits:
This is why it’s so important to know your mattress and select the right foundation for it. Here are some top picks from us.
Box springs are one optional bed base for you. Here are some advantages you can find from them and some disadvantages to consider.
Plush Beds Orthopedic Mattress Foundation is made of sturdy, heat-treated wood. It hasn’t been chemically treated and there is no particleboard. This gives you maximum care and support. It’s covered with a cotton fabric and it’s Euro-slatted design allows for better ventilation. This foundation can support large amounts of weights – up to 1,200 pounds! It’s a luxurious, yet heavy-duty foundation.
Joybed Mattress Foundation is an affordable option for a foundation, without having to sacrifice on durability. The same organic cotton material used on the mattress is used to wrap the sides of this foundation. A unique feature of this foundation is that its coated steel nails make it squeak-free. The non-skid poly material on top helps to keep your mattress in place, while the poly fabric dust cover underneath keeps your foundation covered and clean on the inside.
Latex Mattress Factory Box Spring slats are spaced no more than 2.75 inches apart making this box spring particularly perfect for a latex mattress. The slats run side to side to give sufficient airflow. They are guaranteed to support up to 1,500 pounds and fit all standard bed frames. Its all-natural, Northwest spruce wood has been kiln-dried and designed without glue to be easy to assemble. With each purchase of this slatted foundation, you will get an organic cotton cover with a quilted border which will slip over the base like a fitted sheet. At a very affordable price, it’s a bargain for your buck.
The tall wooden frame of this Easy Foundation by Brentwood Home is surrounded by a classy woven exterior that can easily add an aesthetic appeal in your bedroom. It’s built to last and give good airflow. The minimalist design is not just for looks, it’s also designed to be easy to assemble without any tools. It uses high-grade spruce, pine, and fir in its slatted design. This luxurious foundation comes at a reasonable cost.
The Bear Mattress Foundations are made to pair well with many standard bed frames. Their solid Canadian spruce foundation is upholstered on the sides with sophisticated grey fabric. Its assembly uses packs that unroll and secure using hook-and-loop fasteners. This method is said to only require 5 minutes from start to finish. Its high cost yields high standards of comfort and durability.
Layla Mattress Foundation is expensive, but you’ll be purchasing a sturdy, solid wood frame meant to withstand wear and tear. It’s slats provide support and ventilation, while it’s well-designed fabric and upholstered rails will provide beauty. It’s so easy to assemble you can put it together in just two steps. No tools or fancy engineering degrees are necessary to set it up. It has a durable, finely crafted design that you can rely on.
Brooklyn Bedding Ascension Bi-Fold Foundation has a heavy-duty tubular steel construction with a unique vertical and horizontal frame designed to be used with all mattresses. It has the traditional appeal of a box spring, but with better support in the center and firmness on the edges. It even has an easy-to-remove zip-off cover. Its flat fold structure makes it a breeze to assemble and particularly good at maneuvering tight corners and stairs. This foundation definitely offers you a high-quality product at an affordable price.
Adjustable mattress bases are a fantastic bed base for several reasons. But like everything in life, they can have some downsides too. Here’s some of them to consider:
Reverie 5D Adjustable Power Base by Plush Beds uses luxurious technology and has so many modern features. It has a wireless remote control that employs a quiet lift system for your sake and your partner’s sake. Its anti-snore feature can also help out in that regard, giving you and your partner a better night’s rest. You can even enjoy a selection of 3 massage wave modes for that extra special detail. Their Signature 5D allows the head and foot of the bed to be elevated to almost any angle. You’ll be able to find your optimal position of comfort thanks to this feature. The Power Base also has ProGrip technology to help make sure your bed stays in place.
Using the wireless remote control, you can quietly lift yourself into practically any position you want. You can adjust both your lower and upper body. The remote control also comes preset with the top three most popular positions – anti-snore, zero gravity, and reading. That’s convenience at your fingertips. The Easy Adjustable Bed Frame also has a handy function. You can use your remote control to power an upper body massage and turn on the LED lights underneath the bed. This light may be helpful for those midnight trips to the bathroom! This steel frame will give you support, comfort, and tension relief all at an affordable price.
Nolah Adjustable Base is a reinforced steel base that uses German-made motors to silently adjust your head and feet position. It comes with wireless remote control and fits on most bed frames. It has an adjustable leg space underneath to allow you to have lots of storage space if desired. This affordable base is easier to set up with two people, but only takes about 15 minutes.
This adjustable base is so easy to set up that it only takes a few steps in a few minutes. Puffy Adjustable Base is designed to be compatible with all mattresses. It has a custom styling option of having a universal headboard attachment. You can enjoy an upper and lower body, 3-speed massage from two independent motors built into the base. Its adjustable leg height means you can choose if you like the more low profile look, or if you’d prefer some extra storage space. Using your remote control, you can switch on a soft light underneath your mattress. You could have so much luxury all at the touch of a button.
A metal platform bed frame offers many positive reasons to buy one, but also a few negative reasons to consider if it’s the right choice for you. Here’s some to think about:
Keetsa Bed Frame offers affordable quality to someone looking for a strong, minimalist design. Its flat, rigid surface will give your mattress the support it needs. It has a hand-brushed frame that’s been tested for durability, slats, and an opening that will allow you to attach a headboard if you want. Its tall legs leave you with plenty of space underneath for storage space.
Brooklyn Bedding Super Duty High Rise Platform is a very affordable tubular steel construction, made to support up to 1,500 pounds of weight. Your set up task will be easier because of the retractable design which requires no assembly. With the purchase of an adaptor, you can also choose the headboard or footboard you want. It gives crucial center support for all types of mattresses.
You won’t need any tools to assemble this affordable, all-in-one bed base. Amore Beds Folding All in One Metal Box Spring promises no squeaking, sagging, bed bugs, or allergens. In addition to those benefits, you’ll also find plenty of extra storage space underneath its lifted frame. It has a heavy-duty construction made to take over 2,500 pounds. No need to worry about the kids jumping on the bed!
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As you can see, if you’re looking for a mattress base, there is a wide selection of products you can choose from. If you’re looking for a 100% non toxic mattress base, a box spring is the best option. It’s easy to find box springs made from solid wood that has not been treated with harmful chemicals. Many of them use organic cotton as cover to help you further minimize your contact with toxic substances.