Box Spring / July 19, 2018 / Lucille.
Over the years bedroom furniture designs evolved through the years. Before the popularity of platform beds the box spring bed dominated the bedroom scene. Box springs have coils to support the mattress. The coils provide extra resiliency and serves as a shock absorber as the body weights presses on. Platform bed on the other hand supports the mattress with a hard raised wooden platform minus the spring or coil.
Of all the benefits to platform beds none is as helpful and noticeable as the end to box springs. Box springs have always been more of a hassle than anything else and can even ruin the comfort brought about by a nice new mattress. The idea is that a standard bed frame cannot support a mattress directly. The box spring rests between the mattress and the frame providing "durable" balance and foundation. In reality the box spring creaks wears out and even breaks after continuous use. The problem is introducing an additional element to the bed - an element that typically doesnt have the strength to last very long without becoming an issue. Platform beds remedy this problem by removing the box spring from the equation altogether.
Platform beds are increasingly popular today. The way they are made does not necessitate having a box spring. Mattress stores suggest that a box spring is much stronger than the wood frames of the past. This may or may not mean that your platform bed has inadequate support. That is really up to you. It is important that you do everything you can to help your bedding last. It is also important to do all you can to stay comfortable as you sleep. It may be that purchasing a new box spring every time you purchase mattresses will save you in the end because it may extend the life of your bed.
When your bed has worn out and you know it is time for a change you should realize that you will need to purchase the box springs as well. Some mattress stores would say this is very important because the springs help keep the bedding in good shape for longer because the two are meant to work together. They would also say it is important because of the concerns with fires. It may be that yours do not meet the standard.