How to choose the right mattress foundation

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Did you know that the mattress foundation you select to support your bed can have a massive impact on how long your bed lasts? A mattress foundation is essential for supporting both your sleep and your mattress.

You have spent lots of time looking for the right mattress, and now you need to find the best foundation.

Once you’ve got the perfect bed for you, you wouldn’t want to put it in a tight spot by choosing the wrong kind of support.

There are many types of foundations available in the market today, and each has its own rewarding features. For a little help, here’s how to choose the best foundation for your mattress. Take a read!

Types of Bed Frames and Mattress Foundations

A mattress foundation is your mattress’s support system. There are different kinds of foundation, including platform bases, adjustable bed frames, bunkie boards, metal bed frames, slatted bed foundations, and box springs.

Which mattress foundation is best for you heavily depends upon your budget, sleeping preferences, and mattress type. Below are some of the mattress foundations you might be interested in.

Metal Bed Frame

This type of mattress foundation is generally used to add more height to your bed and keep the box spring in place. Metal bed frames are not explicitly designed to support only a mattress. Some are adjustable to match the size of your bed.

A metal bed frame is best used with box springs. It’s not good to put your mattress straight to the metal bed frame. Take note that there is insufficient support, causing your mattress to droop.

If you don’t want the metal bed frame and box spring combination, go for metal bed frames such as Zinus SmartBase that provides you a value-oriented and minimal solution to the bed frame and box spring combo.

Box Spring

Box springs are sturdy platforms usually comprised of a metal or wooden framework and plastered in the material. Conventional box springs were made with springs inside the framework.

However, modern-day box springs don’t have springs inside the framework anymore.

Therefore, they are more lightweight and uncomplicated to transport or ship. This mattress foundation can be used with a wood or metal platform base or alone. Prices range from 100 dollars to 300 dollars.

Box springs are best used with any mattress types. But take note that some memory foam mattresses need a solidly built platform. Therefore, make sure to know what the manufacturer suggests before buying a box spring…
 
 
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