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Mattress Research Center > Mattress 101 > What Type of Mattress and Box Spring for Platform Bed?

What Type of Mattress and Box Spring for Platform Bed?



Low Profile Looks


Over the last several years, platform beds have gained popularity with consumers who enjoy a modern or contemporary décor, as well as those who enjoy sleeping closer to the ground. A platform bed features a deck or slats that provide support to a mattress, so a box spring or foundation is not needed. Platform beds are the only beds that don't require the use of a box spring, so in addition to satisfying the style preferences of many sleepers, platform beds are also cost effective and can alleviate the financial burden of purchasing a new mattress. Of course, sleepers can put a box spring on top of a platform bed, but it is unnecessary and redundant. Only those who specifically don't like to sleep close to the ground but still like the looks of a platform bed will benefit by using a box spring on theirs. Most consumers who purchase a platform bed, however, enjoy the added benefit of not needing a box spring.

Compatible With Every Mattress


Every mattress is compatible with a platform bed, so if you've been thinking about making the switch from a traditional bed to a platform bed, you won't have to purchase a new mattress. Placing a mattress directly on top of a platform bed also has benefits for those who are frustrated with today's tall mattresses. With advancing sleep technologies, mattresses have gotten a lot taller than they used to be. For those who don't like how tall their mattress is, getting a platform bed can help to solve their problem. A tall mattress sitting on a platform bed will measure about the same height as the mattress and box spring combinations of yesteryear.

Purchasing a platform bed is a great way to get the look you want while saving money as well. If you're not sure if a platform bed is the right choice for you, or you have additional questions about using a box spring with a platform bed, you can call 1-800-455-1052 to speak with a friendly mattress expert who will be happy to assist you.

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