You know that buying the right mattress size and type is crucial for a great night’s sleep, but did you know that the foundation you choose is also important? The mattress foundation you choose to support your bed can have an impact on the feel of your bed and how long your new mattress lasts you. A few of the benefits of the right foundation include more support, better airflow, and it helps keep your mattress structurally intact. Read below for a breakdown of some foundations to consider.
Box Spring – A box spring is a sturdy platform usually made up of a wooden or metal framework and covered in material. Modern box springs don’t contain the springs inside anymore, making them more lightweight and easier to transport. Box springs can be used alone or with a metal or wood platform base and are compatible with most beds. Some memory foam mattresses require a sturdier base, so make sure to ask before making your purchase.
Metal Frame – Metal bed frames are most commonly used to help keep the box spring in place and add even more height to your bed. They are not designed to support a mattress alone and will allow your mattress to sag without additional support like a box spring. Some metal bed frames are adjustable to fit the size of your bed.
Metal Platform Base – Metal platform bases are a great way to support and raise your mattress while getting great storage underneath your bed. You can also place your mattress right on top of these platforms – a box spring is not needed. Some memory foam mattresses require a sturdier base, so make sure to ask before making your purchase. You may also need connector pieces for your headboard.
Slatted Bed Foundation – Slatted bed foundations are made of wood or metal frames with planks of wood, metal or other materials with spaced slats across the frame. They can provide better airflow if used directly underneath your mattress as well as storage space depending on the height.
Bunkie Board – A bunkie board is a piece of wood or metal that can be used with an older box spring, foundation or platform bed for additional support underneath your mattress. A bunkie board may be a good option if you are purchasing a heavier memory foam mattress, but don’t have the proper support with your current bed set up. It’s also a good way to add additional support for bunk beds.
Solid Platform Bed – Solid platforms are best used with heavier memory foam, latex or hybrid mattresses that need additional support. A solid platform bed will typically provide the most support and durability of all the bed frame options. They also tend to be the most stylish if that’s something that’s important to you, but will also be more likely to carry a higher price tag. Another thing to keep in mind is that you are cutting off airflow to your mattress which means it will trap heat while you sleep.
Adjustable Bed Frame – Adjustable bed frames allow you to adjust the angle or elevation of your bed to a number of different positions, typically by remote control. An adjustable bed frame would be ideal for customers with sleep apnea, acid reflux, and can help alleviate back and joint pain. The elevation is also beneficial for healthy blood circulation. Memory foam and hybrid mattresses are ideal with an adjustable frame as they are more malleable.
If you aren’t sure what will work for your mattress and your budget, call us at 361-244-6993 to set up a consultation with our knowledgeable staff in-store located at 3413 S Staples St.ive, Corpus Christi, Texas. The That Mattress Place Corpus Christi team has over a decade of experience in the industry and offers some of the best customer service in the Coastal Bend. Inventory includes items such as adjustable bases, platforms, box springs, headboards, pillows, and protectors for all of your shopping needs. Don’t miss our Facebook and Instagram for news, satisfied customer testimonials, and promotional offers!