Box Spring / September 5, 2017 / Fauna
Do I need a Box Spring for my Mattress? This question comes up at least once during bed shopping for 90% of all people. And for good reason. Box Springs are a multi-million dollar multi-million tree chopping industry. So in light of the green revolution (re-co-lu-tion?) these days one can only wonder: is there really a reason for all the senseless killing of defenseless trees just to have an extra foot of wood fabric and air underneath your fully functional mattress? As it turns out the answer is both a resounding no with a hint of yes. The real kicker here is that most modern box springs dont actually have "springs" in them which basically leaves just the "box" part as a truth. And this is exactly what they are a wood-framed box covered with fabric. All of the bells whistles and 21st century technology go into the mattress part of the bed which if you were a well-informed bed shopper could take on all sorts of exotic construction from innerspring foam visco-elastic (memory) foam flotation (water) or air.
If your purpose for a platform bed is to have a lower profile that adding a box spring might not make any sense. There are platform beds that have that have a much lower foundation that can easily set up the box spring and mattress. This way you can get the best setup for your mattress and still have that desire low profile. Slats can take place for the box spring. But once again you should refer to your manufactures guide. Depending on your mattress thickness you could possibly feel the sagging around the spacing of your slats. Off course the closer the slats the better but most of the times the slats are built in and only able to adjust them minimally.
The new type of bed that is becoming very popular is a memory foam mattress. These beds are made of a special foam that lets you spine maintain more a of straight line. This can decompress the vertebrae from the position the would be in if you had a box spring mattress. Memory foam beds are available in all different sizes including single twin full queen etc. They also go well when used as a single or twin canopy bed. If you think a memory foam mattress may be a good fit for you then you should definitely think about going and trying some out. You can go to a store that sells them and lay on a few of the floor models. This way you can see what feels good and compare the prices as well. Spending the extra money on a memory foam mattress can seem a little costly but in the long run they are money well spent.