Do I Need a Box Spring With My Mattress?

August 23, 2020

Although most modern mattresses don't need a box spring to be comfortable some mattress warranties still require a box spring. In some cases adding a box spring to your mattress enhances the comfort and support you get from your bed. The information below should answer the question 'Do I Need a Boxspring?'.

Do You Need a Box Spring?

A box spring is necessary if:

  • Your mattress warranty requires one, helps to prevent your mattress from breaking down
  • You're using a bed frame (mattresses can't rest on those alone)
  • Your mattress is a traditional double-sided innerspring
  • You need or want the extra height, easier to get into and out of bed
  • The added bounce and support a box spring offers

What is the Purpose of a Box Spring?

A box springs purpose is to provide a stable support foundation for a mattress. It further enhances the comfort and support of many types of mattresses. In some cases combining a box spring with the mattress it matches to creates the entire comfort system a bed has to offer. For example, Vispring mattresses need a box spring to complete their support and comfort systems. One other purpose of a basic box spring is to raise the height of the bed to make it easier to get into and out of bed.

What is a Box Spring?

A box spring is a foundation for your mattress. It provides a surface for your mattress to rest on. It can add comfort and back support to your mattress in some cases. In other cases, it only raises the height of your bed so you can get into and out of bed easier. For more information, read our article: What is a box spring/foundation?

What Does a Box Spring Do?

Its primary purpose is to provide a surface for a mattress to rest on that will ensure the mattress doesn't break down faster than it should. It raises the height of your bed and, in some cases, adds to the comfort and support that a mattress offers. It can give your bedroom a little style with the various material designs available. The right material combination can accent your bed to make your bedroom look much nicer than it usually does.

We Can Help!

If you're still unsure if you need a box spring we can help you! Just call our bedding experts at 1-800-455-1052, or click on the chat icon on the bottom right to be directly connected! They can tell you if you need a box spring and can suggest one if you need a new foundation for your mattress.

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